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Kohl scholarship applications now available

Student Scholarship applications for the 2009 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be obtained in the principal's office at Wisconsin public, religious and independent high schools, from the Wisconsin Parents Association, and at

A total of one hundred students will be chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships from among all applicants throughout the state.

Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin who will graduate from high school in 2009, and plan to continue their education at a college, university or vocational/technical school. Students will be evaluated on academic achievement, leadership, citizenship and school and community activities.

Completed applications are due Nov. 14, 2008. The exact date is determined by individual schools. Students should contact their high school principal or go to as soon as possible for a copy of the application form and detailed information on the eligibility criteria. The number of applications each high school may submit is based on enrollment.

Homeschooled students can also obtain information from the Wisconsin Parents Association at P.O. Box 2502, Madison, WI 53701-2502, or, or 608-283-3131.

Selection of recipients will be made by a state-level panel composed of representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, Wisconsin Parents Association, several education-related associations and community representatives.

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship program is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies.