Lakeside Lutheran senior David Wilson, son of Noreen Wilson, Pardeeville, and James and Aimee Wilson, Brandon, was awarded a $5,000 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation 2016 Initiative Scholarship at a recognition luncheon in Sun Prairie last month. Wilson attended the awards luncheon with his family and Lakeside Lutheran Guidance Director Andy Rosenau.
“The Kohl Initiative Scholarship is truly an honor for David and other recipients. Not only does it recognize the challenges they have overcome, but it allows a wider audience to celebrate their hard work that might otherwise go unnoticed,” says Rosenau.
The Herb Kohl Initiative Scholarship recognizes students who have demonstrated a high level of motivation, have shown strong promise for achieving success in college and beyond, and have overcome significant personal obstacles or adversity. Students are nominated by their respective schools, and the Kohl Foundation selects winners from all nominees. Wilson plans to attend Wisconsin Lutheran College and pursue a Business degree.
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has been recognizing educational excellence annually since 1990 by providing scholarships to graduating high school students throughout Wisconsin. Beginning this year, scholarships were increased from the previous $3,000 per scholar to $5,000. Since it was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded $10.2 million to Wisconsin students, teachers and schools.