2024 Herb Kohl Scholarship

2024 Herb Kohl Scholarship
Posted on 03/20/2024

Congratulations to Sydney Krause, Badger High School Senior, for being selected as a 2024 Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship recipient.

Sydney was chosen to receive this scholarship due to exceptional leadership, citizenship, and school and community involvement. She is one of 187 graduating high school students who will receive this scholarship, who have demonstrated academic excellence and initiative, and have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership in the community. 

“Badger High School is extremely proud of Sydney Krause for receiving the 2024 Herb Kohls Student Excellence Scholarship award! Sydney's dedication and outstanding leadership have been evident throughout her time here at Badger High School. Congratulations, Sydney, on this remarkable achievement,” said Jennifer Straus, Badger High School Principal. 

Following her time at Badger High School, Sydney will be attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University to study Astrophysics. This past year, she earned her Private Pilot’s License. Sydney’s ultimate goal is to attain the requirements to apply to become a NASA astronaut. 

“Herb Kohl believed that education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” JoAnne Anton, President & CEO of Herb Kohl Philanthropies, said. “That’s why he invested in and prioritized awards that recognize students, teachers, and principals who demonstrate incredible hard work, achievements, and service. We hope this year’s awards help this impressive group of recipients in their individual pursuits today so that they pay it forward in the future. We call that the Herb Kohl Way.”

Award recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed of civic leaders and representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: The Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association.

The Kohl Foundation award program was established by Herb Kohl, former U.S. senator, philanthropist, and businessman who died December 27, 2023. Since 1990, the foundation has awarded nearly $38 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.

Click here to view the full list of award recipients by category and CESA.

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