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There is a scholarship (or many scholarships) out there for everyone. Every student has some skill, interest, experience, or characteristic that may make them an attractive candidate for one scholarship or another. And while we often refer to scholarships as “free money,” scholarships don’t actually come for free. It takes work to thoughtfully consider your strengths and research the scholarships that might be most appropriate for you. While the effort that goes into finding and winning scholarships may be akin to a part-time job, we at College Coach want to make your job a little easier. This on-going scholarship series highlights a new scholarship each week. Check out the below, along with the other posts in the series, and you may discover a funding resource that will make covering that college bill a little (or a lot!) easier.

Do you live in the Badger State? As a graduating Wisconsin high school senior, you are eligible to apply for this competitive scholarship which evaluates students on a variety of strengths inside and outside the classroom, including leadership skills and community service goals. There is no minimum GPA for eligibility.

Scholarship: Student Excellence Scholarship

Awarding Organization: Herb Kohl Educational Foundation

Amount: $10,000

Number of Scholarships Awarded: 100

Eligible Students: Must be a graduating high school senior and Wisconsin resident who plans to enroll in an institute of post-secondary education.

How to Apply: Complete online application and submit three letters of recommendation from a teacher, principal, and community member.

Deadline: November 17

Website: www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence/

Best of luck, and please see the awarding organization’s website for full scholarship details and requirements.

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Written by Robyn Stewart
Robyn Stewart is a member of College Coach’s team of college finance experts. Prior to joining College Coach, she worked as a former financial aid officer at College of the Holy Cross. Visit our website to learn more about Robyn Stewart.