Herb Kohl Scholarship Essay Template

Herbert R. Kohl
Born(1937-08-22) August 22, 1937 (age 80)
Bronx, New York, New York, US
NationalityAmerican
EducationHarvard College, AB, 1958
Teachers College, Columbia University, MA, 1962
OccupationEducator, writer
Known forAdvocacy of alternative education
Spouse(s)Judith Kohl

Herbert R. Kohl (born August 22, 1937) is an educator best known for his advocacy of progressive alternative education[2] and as the author of more than thirty books on education.[3] He founded the 1960s Open School movement[4] and is credited with coining the term "open classroom."[5]

Early life[edit]

Originally born into a Jewish household, Kohl attended the Bronx High School of Science[6] and studied philosophy and mathematics at Harvard University from 1954 to 1958.[7] At Harvard he was president of the Signet Society[7] and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, graduating with an AB degree in 1958.[8] During the 1958–59 academic year he attended University College, Oxford on a Henry Fellowship,[9] and in, 1959-1960, studied philosophy at Columbia University with a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.[10]

Deciding against an academic career, Kohl entered Teachers College, Columbia University, in 1961 and, in 1962, received an MA in teaching, while qualifying for a permanent K-8 teaching certificate in New York City public schools. In 1962 Kohl became a sixth-grade teacher in the New York City public schools,[11] something he had dreamed of doing since childhood.[12]

Early career[edit]

Kohl has been teaching and writing for over 45 years. During that time, he has taught every grade from kindergarten through graduate school but not in that order.

His career as a teacher began in 1962 in Harlem, where he continued to work for six years. From September 1964 to June 1967, under a grant from the National Institute of Education, he ran a storefront school for junior high and high school students, taught high school psychology and writing, and worked as curriculum coordinator for the Parent Board of the I.S. 201 Community School District.

In 1967, he became the founding director[13] of the Teachers & Writers Collaborative, a project intended to transform the teaching of writing in the schools. He is still a board member of the Collaborative.

In 1964, Kohl's first book, The Age of Complexity, about analytic and existential philosophy, was published at the same time that he was teaching sixth grade. His first writings on education, Teaching the Unteachable (New York Review of Books, New York, 1967) and The Language and Education of the Deaf (The Urban Review Press, New York, 1967), set the themes for much of his future work. They centered on advocating for the education of poor and disabled students and critiquing and demystifying the stigmatization of students who are perfectly capable of learning.

In 1967, 36 Children (New American Library, New York, 1967) was also published, and Kohl was drawn into national debates on the education of African American and other minority student and into conversations on school reform and the nature of teaching and learning. He is still engaged in them now having lived through cycles of reform and reaction, none of which succeeded in creating excellent education for the children of the poor. The problems persist, and he still believes that by hard, imaginative effort, they can be solved.[citation needed]

In 1968, Kohl moved to Berkeley, California, where his family lived for the next nine years.[14] He was a Visiting Associate Professor, half time in the English Department and half in the School of Education, at the University of California, Berkeley during the spring semester of 1968. Then, he received a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York (September 1968 to June 1969) to work with Allan Kaprow, the "happener" who was a Professor of Art at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, on teacher education and the development of creative curriculum that crossed disciplinary and artistic boundaries. Working with Kaprow freed him to cross boundaries, work with students in theater, and experiment with interactive media. The unlikely marriage, made by Margaret Mahoney of Carnegie, had a profound influence on Kohl's teaching and thinking about learning.

An alternative high school, Other Ways emerged during that collaboration and it was supported, in 1969, by a grant from the Ford Foundation (September 1969 to June 1970). It was one of the first attempts to create a series of alternative educational options within public school systems and part of the free school movement.

In 1972, Kohl became co-director of the teacher education program at the Center for Open Learning and Teaching, and he taught a combined kindergarten–first grade at a Berkeley public elementary school while he was acting as a master teacher for its teacher education students.

For ten years (1970 to 1982), he wrote a monthly column for Teacher Magazine, and he contributed many reviews and articles for publications such as The New York Times,[15] The Times, The Nation,[16] and The New York Review of Books.[17] Kohl also wrote a number of books during that period including The Open Classroom,[18] Golden Boy as Anthony Cool, Reading, How to, A Book of Puzzlements, Mathematical Puzzlements, On Teaching, Growing With Your Children, and Half the House.

Kohl's writing had significant influence on other education writers and theorists including John Holt, Jonathan Kozol, Richard Farson, Ivan Illich, Paul Goodman, George Dennison, James Herndon, Charles E. Silberman, John Taylor Gatto, Neil Postman and others.

In 1976, Herbert and Judith Kohl, his wife, wrote The View from the Oak, which won the 1978 National Book Award, Children's Literature.[19]

In 1977, they moved to Point Arena, California, and established the Coastal Ridge Research and Education Center. Over the years, it has sponsored a summer camp, where he taught theater, and hosted a number of seminars on education and social justice. Such seminars have involved educators such as Myles Horton and Septum Clarke of the Highlander Center, Joseph and Helen Featherstone, William Ayers, Len Solo, Ira Glaser, Norm Fruchter, Asa Hilliard, Courtney Cazden, Phillip Lopate, Cynthia Brown, and Ron Jones. The Center also worked with Amnesty International developing a curriculum on conscience and human rights and with the ACLU developing a Bill of Rights curriculum.

Kohl also spent a year (1985–1986) teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Point Arena, and he created, under a grant from the Agency for International Development and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (June 1986 – January 1986), a month-long residential session and a semester's internship in the New York City schools for the heads of teachers' colleges from Botswana sponsored by UMass Amherst.

During the 1980s, Kohl also spent time working with a number of pioneers in the computer world. He was on the Board of the Atari Education Foundation and consulted with Alan Kay's Vivarium Project of Apple Computers.[20] His work with computers also involved being a games columnist for Recreational Computing Magazine and Publish!, spending several years (1983–1985) as Director of Software Development for Scientific American, co-authoring four books on computer programming and games for Reston Publishing Company, and editing a series of books on games and computers for them as well. Also during that period, as a member of the Executive Board of PEN, American Center, he established the PEN American Center West.

Kohl continued writing over these years and teaching occasionally as a Research Fellow at the University of San Francisco. He was the Gordon Sanders Professor of Education at Hamline University in St. Paul in 1988–1989 and then later spent more time in the Twin Cities area, as Benedict Professor of Educational Studies at Carleton College in 1995. Meanwhule, he was engaged with developing pedagogical content and structure that would take advantage of the strengths and experiences of poor and minority students.

Throughout the 1980s, Herb and Judith Kohl worked with Myles Horton on his autobiography, The Long Haul (Doubleday, New York, 1990). It won the Robert F. Kennedy book award in 1991.[21]

From September 1994 to June 1997, Kohl had the opportunity to work, through a grant from the Aaron Diamond Foundation, with the Fund for New York City Public Education September. The goal of the project was to design structures for the development of small, theme-based and community-oriented schools of choice within the city's public school system. The Fund morphed into New Visions Schools and is engaged in implementing that work.

In 1997, Kohl was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Open Society Institute,[22] the US foundation that is part of the Soros Foundation Network. From September 1997 to June 1999, he worked towards planning a funding strategy in education for the Foundation, and in the process, he managed to support a number of projects that promise effective school reform.

Kohl has found himself both teaching and writing throughout his adult life. He feels that writing is a private matter, education a public one. They play off each other, nurturing and informing each other. Both are a source of energy and give him a feeling of being of use to others. His books published from 1982 to 1999 include Basic Skills (Little Brown, Boston, 1982), Growing Minds (Harper and Row, New York, 1986), Making Theater (Teachers and Writers Collaborative, New York, 1988), I Won't Learn from You (The New Press, New York, 1994), and Should We Burn Barbar? (The New Press, New York, 1995), and The Discipline of Hope (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1998).

Later life[edit]

In the spring of 2000, after his Fellowship at the Open Society Institute was completed, Kohl accepted the challenge of building a small, autonomous teacher education program centered on equity and social justice at the University of San Francisco (USF). The Center for Teaching Excellence and Social Justice opened with 25 students in the fall of 2000. The first year was supported by a special innovative grant from the President of USF (January 2000 to January 2001). The next three years were supported by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (September 2001 to June 2004). Under the terms of the grant, the Center also worked on reform in the Oakland and San Francisco school districts.

Meanwhile, Kohl published a book of essays, Stupidity and Tears (The New Press, New York, 2003)[23] and She Would Not be Moved (The New Press, New York, 2005).[24]

In 2005, he left the program at USF after five years and accepted a year's appointment as Eugene Lang Visiting Professor for Issues of Social Change at Swarthmore College during the academic year of 2005–06.[25]

Kohl returned to his home in Point Arena in the summer of 2006. Storms and water damage during the spring destroyed his study and many of his books and resources. It took months to rebuild, and some of the work is still going on. Nevertheless, he continued to write, and his book Painting Chinese (Bloomsbury, New York, 2007) was finished in Point Arena and published in 2007.[26] In addition, a collection of his works, The Herb Kohl Reader (The New Press, New York, 2009) was published in 2009.

He continues to work with educators across the country. In particular he's currently collaborating with Kevin Truitt, formerly principal of Mission High School and currently Associate Superintendent of the San Francisco Unified School District, on a book about the complex, demanding, and often heart breaking lives of urban high school principals. The book proposes a way of supporting principals that is a cross between psychotherapy and dramaturgy, which they tried out for three years and decided to call edutherapy.

In 2012, Kohl published a collaborative book with Tom Oppenheim and the Stella Adler Acting Studio, of which he is Director, on advocating support for the arts, as necessary components of any decent public education. In conjunction with this book, "The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories about the Importance of Arts in Education," he interviewed artists such as Phylicia Rashad, Rosie Perez, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Moises Kaufman, Bill T. Jones, and Whoopi Goldberg, and educators such as Maxine Greene, Frances Lucerna, Lisa Delpit, and Steve Seidel.[27][28]

Kohl is also currently teaching an essay writing class in Point Arena and working on a book of personal essays.

At the center of all of his work is the belief that a quality education for all children is a pedagogical imperative and a social justice issue.

Partial bibliography[edit]

  • The Age of Complexity, New American Library, 1965 ISBN 978-0-451-60606-8; Greenwood, 1977 (reprint) ISBN 978-0-8371-8354-1
  • The Language and Education of the Deaf, Center for Urban Education, 1966
  • Teaching the "Unteachable": The Story of an Experiment in Children's Writing, A New York Review Book, 1967
  • 36 Children, New American Library, 1967 ISBN 978-0-451-03684-1; 1988 (reissue) ISBN 978-0-452-26463-2
  • The Open Classroom, A New York Review Book, 1969 ISBN 978-0-394-43947-1
  • Math, Writing & Games in the Open Classroom, Random House, 1973, ISBN 978-0-394-70995-6
  • Half the House, Dutton, 1974 ISBN 0-525-12030-0
  • Reading, How to: A People's Guide to Alternatives to Learning and Testing, Bantam Books, 1978 ISBN 978-0-525-18895-7
  • Basic Skills: A Plan for Your Child, A Program for All Children, Little, Brown, 1982 ISBN 978-0-316-50136-1
  • On Teaching, Schocken, 1987 ISBN 0-8052-3633-3
  • A Book of Puzzlements: Play and Invention with Language, Schocken, 1987 ISBN 0-8052-3786-0
  • Growing Minds: On Becoming a Teacher, HarperCollins, 1989, ISBN 978-0-06-132089-7
  • The Question Is College: On Finding and Doing Work You Love, Crown, 1989 ISBN 978-0-8129-1698-0
  • I Won't Learn from You! The Role of Assent in Learning, Milkweed Editions: Thistle Series of Essays 1991 ISBN 0-915943-64-6
  • From Archetype to Zeitgeist: Powerful Ideas for Powerful Thinking, Little, Brown, 1992 ISBN 978-0-316-50138-5
  • Nurturing One's Dreams: A Review of Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of Hope, Highlander Center Working Papers Series, 1994
  • "I Won't Learn from You:" and Other Thoughts on Creative MaladjustmentThe New Press, 1994 ISBN 978-1-56584-095-9
  • Should We Burn Babar? Essays on Children's Literature and the Power of Stories, The New Press, 1996 ISBN 1-56584-259-6
  • The Discipline of Hope: Learning from a Lifetime of Teaching, Simon & Schuster, 1998 ISBN 0-684-81412-9
  • A Grain of Poetry: How to Read Contemporary Poems and Make Them a Part of Your Life, HarperCollins, 1999 ISBN 978-0-06-018783-5
  • Judith and Herbert Kohl, The View from the Oak: The Private Worlds of Other Creatures, New Press, 2000 ISBN 978-1-56584-636-4. — winner, 1978 National Book Award for Children's Literature[19]
  • Stupidity and Tears: Teaching and Learning in Troubled Times, New Press, 2004 ISBN 978-1-56584-851-1; 2005 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-56584-982-2
  • She Would Not Be Moved: How We Tell the Story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, New Press, 2005 ISBN 978-1-59558-020-7; 2006 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-59558-127-3
  • Making Theater: Developing Plays With Young People, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 2007 ISBN 978-0-915924-17-2
  • Painting Chinese: A Lifelong Teacher Gains the Wisdom of Youth, Bloomsbury USA, 2007 ISBN 978-1-59691-052-2
  • The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching, New Press, 2009 ISBN 978-1-59558-420-5
  • The Muses Go to School: Conversations About the Necessity of Arts in Education, New Press, 2012 ISBN 978-1-59558-539-4

References[edit]

  1. ^Martin, Robin Ann. "Paths of Learning: An Introduction to Educational Alternatives". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  2. ^"Herbert Kohl, Leading Authority on Education, To Spend Week of April 5 in Residency at Mount Holyoke College". Mount Holyoke College. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  3. ^HACSI, TIMOTHY A. (January 18, 2004). "BOOKS; Cracking the Teenage Code". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  4. ^PARACHINI, ALLAN (July 19, 1987). "'Free School' Pioneer Awaits New Revolution : Herbert Kohl, Educator-in-Exile, Predicts a Swing Away From 'Back to Basics' Movement". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  5. ^HECHINGER, FRED M. (March 23, 1982). "ABOUT EDUCATION". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  6. ^ abBrown, Cynthia Stokes (2002). Refusing Racism: White Allies and the Struggle for Civil Rights. Teachers College Press. p. 117. ISBN 080774204X. 
  7. ^Bethell, John T. (1981). Harvard Magazine, Volumes 84–85. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Magazine Inc. p. 4. 
  8. ^Kochman, Thomas (1972). Rappin' and stylin' out: communication in urban Black America. University of Illinois Press. p. 109. ISBN 0252002377. 
  9. ^Harvard Alumni Bulletin, Volume 62. Harvard Alumni Association. 1959. p. 573. 
  10. ^FREMONT-SMITH, ELIOT (January 10, 1968). "Books of The Times; ' One Good Year Isn't Enough'". The New York Times. 
  11. ^HAMMEL, LISA (July 9, 1973). "He Delights in Teaching a Child to Read; Built on Experience". The New York Times. 
  12. ^Teachers & Writers Newsletter, vol. 1, #1 (Sept. 1967).
  13. ^Kohl, Herbert (2013). The Herb Kohl Reader: Awakening the Heart of Teaching. The New Press. ISBN 1595585737. 
  14. ^Kohl, Herbert (September 14, 1969). "A review of The Lives of Children'". The New York Times Book Review. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  15. ^Kohl, Herbert. "School Colors". The Nation. The Nation. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  16. ^Kohl, Herbert. "http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/1973/dec/13/closing-time-for-open-ed/". The New York Review of Books. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  17. ^Hechinger, Fred M. (May 24, 1970). "A radical educator, but no nihilist; The Open Classroom". The New York Times Book Review. 
  18. ^ ab"National Book Awards – 1978". National Book Foundation. Retrieved 2012-02-08.
  19. ^"Riall Lecture Series – Herbert R. Kohl". Salisbury University. Archived from the original on December 2, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  20. ^"11th Annual RFK Book Award". 1991: "The Long Haul", by Myles Horton and Herbert and Judith Kohl. Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved October 24, 2012. 
  21. ^Scherer, Marge (September 1998). "The Discipline of Hope: A Conversation with Herb Kohl". Realizing a Positive School Climate. 56 (1): 8–13. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  22. ^HACSI, TIMOTHY A. (January 18, 2004). "https://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/18/education/books-cracking-the-teenage-code.html". The New York Times. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  23. ^Arnesen, Eric (November 20, 2005). "Author gives textbooks a failing grade for their portrayal of Rosa Parks". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
  24. ^"Swarthmore College – Department of Educational Studies". Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  25. ^Jurich, Joscelyn (August 16, 2007). "Chinese Painting Class Gives Kohl a New Outlook on Feeling Young". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2012-10-24. 
  26. ^Oppenheim, Tom (2012). The Muses Go to School: Inspiring Stories about the Importance of Arts in Education. The New Press. ISBN 1595585397. 
  27. ^Hersh, Kathy Barber. "Book Review: The Muses Go to School: Conversations About the Necessity of Arts in Education". New York Journal of Books. Retrieved February 9, 2014. 
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American Legion Scholarships

 

What: A variety of scholarships offered by The American Legion
Eligibility:
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How Much:
 $500-$1000
Deadline:
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DEADLINE IN OCTOBER 2015:

Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship

What: Recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.
Eligibility:
 must be graduating public high school students, Wisconsin residents, intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution
How Much:
 $1000 to 100 WI High School Graduates each year
Deadline:
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AES Enginerring Scholarship

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How Much: $500

 

Deadline: Oct 7, 2015

 

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Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship

 

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Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

What:One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.

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NCWIT scholarship

 

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Coca Cola Scholarship

 

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Deadlines in November 2015

DAR Good Citizens Scholarship

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Jackie Robinson Scholarship

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Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

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How Much: $4000

Deadline: November 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016

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County Office Scholarship

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How Much: $1000

Deadline: November 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016

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Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarship

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How Much: $5000

Deadline: TBA

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The Business Forum Foundation Scholarship

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2016 Americanism Scholarships

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Varsity Tutors Scholarship

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Doodle 4 Google Scholarship

What:One talented young artist will see his or her artwork on the Google homepage and receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school.

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WATD Scholarships

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Elks National Scholarships

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Eligibility: All high school seniors

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Deadline: December 4, 2015

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AXA Achievement Scholarship

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How Much: $10000 and above

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WATD Scholarships

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How Much: Varies

Deadline: January 16, 2015

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Deadlines in February 2016

 

West Kiwanis foundation

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Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $2000

Deadline: February 1, 2016

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The Business Forum Foundation Scholarship

What: Scholarships for female applicants residing in Dane County who will continue their education in a professional, business or entrepreneurial major. Students should demonstrate financial need and overall academic excellence and community involvement.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $500 and up

Deadline: February 12, 2016

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2016 Americanism Scholarships

What: These scholarships assist high school students in their pursuit of higher education. Although these opportunities are for everyone, relatives of wartime veterans and members of the American Legion program are strongly encouraged to participate.

Eligibility: All high school students

How Much: $500 and up

Deadline: February 13, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

Zonta Club of Madison

 

What: Zonta international is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and professions working together to advance the status of women.  Zonta club of Madison supports young college bound women to participate in public and political life.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $500 local, $1000 district, $4000 international

Deadline: February 15, 2016

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Trytten Scholarship-UW stevens Point

What: Offered to an incoming freshman who intends to major in Chemistry at UWSP.

Eligibility: GPA of 3.5 in High School.

How Much: $4000

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Apply at:https://www.uwsp.edu/chemistry/Pages/Scholarships.aspx

 

P.L.A.Y. Scholars for Collars Scholarship

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Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $1000

Deadline:  February 15, 2016

Apply at:http://www.petplay.com/scholarship/

 

Continuing Education Scholarship-National Program

What: Funds in order to support the pursuit of higher education for members families of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Eligibility:  Auxiliary member, their children 18 year or older.

How Much: TBA

Deadline:  February 15, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Jackie Robinson Scholarship

What: The Jackie Robinson Scholarship provides minority students who aspire to attend college with financial aid and extensive guidance.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: Varies

Deadline: February 15, 2016

Apply at:http://www.jackierobinson.org/apply/

 

Deadlines in March 2016

 

Paul Mitchell The School-Madison

What:Paul Mitchell The school is available to recent graduates as well as high school seniors who are interested in a career in cosmetology at the Paul Mitchell The School. Application for scholarship is included in the application process to the school.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $1000-$2000

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Apply at:https://www.paulmitchell.edu

 

SFM Foundation Scholarship

What: The SFM scholarship provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Wisconsin, Iowa or Minnesota employers.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $10,000/year for up to 5 years

Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Apply at:http://www.sfmfoundation.com

 

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest-National Program

Eligibility:  9-12 Grade Students. Students required to submit artwork on paper or canvas

How Much: National Winner receives $10,000

Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Apply at:  http://www.wivfwaux.org

 

Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

What: Students interested in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Science should strongly consider this award. Students must attend an accredited university in the State of Wisconsin.

Eligibility: Senior who is attending a Wisconsin University, enrolled in one of the aforementioned problems and interested in Science.

How Much: $4000

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Edgewood College Scholarship

What: Up to three Dane County high school seniors who plan to enroll in Edgewood College will receive a four-year full-tuition scholarship. This award covers the cost of full-tuition, course supplies, a laptop and books. While enrolled, awardees must demonstrate academic excellence and perform 200 hours of community service annually.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: Four-year full-tuition

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Apply at: diversity.edgewood.edu/home/community-scholars-program

 

Johnson Creek Premium Outlets Scholarship

What: The Simon Youth Community Scholarship (SYF) is offered to high school seniors who live within 50 miles of the Johnson Creek Premium Outlets. Students should be interested in applying to an accredited university, two or four year college or technical or vocational school.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $1500

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation Scholarship

What: Students whose families receive telecommunication service from TDS Telecom (TDS) are eligible to apply. Awards range from $500-$1500.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $500-$1500

Deadline: March 2, 2016

Apply at: www.wsta.info/?page=FoundationApp

 

Madison South Rotary Club Scholarships

What: Up to ten graduating high school seniors who are continuing their education will receive $1,000 scholarships. Seniors should demonstrate financial need and preference will be given to those attending Madison Area Technical College (Madison College).

Eligibility: All high school seniors demonstrating financial need

How Much: $1000

Deadline: March 14

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

UW Credit Union Scholarship

What: The UW Credit Union Community Values Scholarship will award $2000 to seven students who meet the following criteria: qualify for free or reduced hot lunch, have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater, volunteer in the community, attend any UW System or Madison College in the fall of 2016. Be a 2016 graduating senior at a  high school in Dane County.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $2000

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Paul Mitchell The School-Madison Scholarship

What:The Paul Mitchell the School Scholarship is available to recent graduates as well as high school seniors who are interested in a pursuing a career in cosmetology at the Paul Mitchell The School. Application for the scholarship is included in the application process to the school.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $1000-$2000

Deadline: March 15, 2016

Apply at:https://www.paulmitchell.edu

 

Friends of Meriter High School Scholarship

What: Seniors interested pursuing a healthcare related career should apply for this scholarship. A committee composed of friends of Meriter will select certain Dane County high school students to receive the award.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: Varies

Deadline: March 17, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

SFM Foundation Scholarship

What: The SFM scholarship provides scholarships to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents while working for Wisconsin, Iowa or Minnesota employers.

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $10,000/year for up to 5 years

Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Apply at:http://www.sfmfoundation.com

 

Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest-National Program

What: All high school students interested in art should submit artwork on paper or canvas relating to the theme.

Eligibility:  See Link Below

How Much: National Winner receives $10,000

Deadline:  March 31, 2016

Apply at:  http://www.wivfwaux.org

 

Wisconsin Society for Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship

What: Students interested in Medical Technology/Clinical Laboratory Science and Medical Laboratory Science should strongly consider this award. Students must attend an accredited university in the State of Wisconsin.

Eligibility: Senior who is attending a Wisconsin University, enrolled in one of the aforementioned problems and interested in Science.

How Much: $4000

Deadline: March 31, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Deadlines in April 2016

Robert and Carroll Heideman Scholarship

What: Madison Area Retired Educators’ Association (MAREA) is offering scholarship grants of $1,500 to three high school seniors interested in pursuing a career in education. To apply, any senior planning to become a teacher needs to write an essay describing why they want to teach.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1500

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

UW-Madison Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholarship

What: Students who are interested and planning to apply to the UW-Madison College of Engineering should strongly consider applying for this scholarship. Students who receive this prestigious scholarship will receive mentoring, valuable insight and be invited to join the LEED community. All high school seniors are eligible.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: Varies

Deadline: April 1, 2016

Apply at: scholarships.wisc.edu

 

David McLimans Memorial Art Scholarship

What: Madison public high school seniors interested in art should consider submitting an original piece of artwork related to the theme “Why War is NOT the Answer”. The artist creating the best piece of artwork will win $1,200 to attend Madison Area Technical College (Madison College).

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1200

Deadline: April 2, 2016

Apply at: www.madisonvfp.org

 

County Office Scholarship

What: Semi-annual scholarship based on an exciting prompt related to the role of government in adolescent lives.

Eligibility: Students who are 16 years of age or older

How Much: $1000

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor, and there is some information at:http://www.countyoffice.org

 

Defy Inertia Scholarship

What: The Defy Inertia Scholarship Program is open to a current graduating Dane county high school senior requiring financial assistance and accepted into a 2 year/4 year college/University for the 2015-16 academic year.  

Eligibility: See Link Below

How Much: $20,000

Deadline: April 15, 2016

Apply at:http://www.defyinertia.org/uploaded/files/defyinertiaScholarshipApplicationForm.pdf

 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Scholarship

What: All African-American seniors who are planning to attend a two or four-year university or college are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA and demonstrate six months of community service.

Eligibility: All African-American seniors

How Much: Varies

Deadline: April 22, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor, and there is some information at: www.madisonalumnaedst.org

 

Frank N. Brown Scholarship

What: A technical scholarship offered to members families of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

Eligibility:  High school senior going to college or a technical school

How Much: TBA

Deadline:  April 30, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

County Office Scholarship

 

What: Semi-annual scholarship based on an exciting prompt related to the role of government in adolescent lives.

 

Eligibility: Students who are 16 years of age or older

 

How Much: $1000

 

Deadline: April 30, 2016

 

Apply at: See Your Counselor, and there is some information at:http://www.countyoffice.org

 

 

Deadlines in May 2016

Arndt Family Scholarship

What: Students who are visually impaired, members of a minority or are economically disadvantaged are encouraged to apply for this renewable scholarship.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: Varies

Deadline: May 1, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Dr. James Allen Memorial PEACE Scholarship

What: Madison public high school seniors interested in writing should consider writing an original essay on the topic “Why I Believe War and Violence is not the Answer”. The writer of the best essay will win $1,200 to attend Madison Area Technical College (Madison College).

Eligibility: High school senior planning on attending Madison College.

How Much: $1200

Deadline: May 2, 2016

Apply at: www.madisonvfp.org

 

Wisconsin Delta Scholarship

What: High school seniors who are planning to become teachers should apply for this merit-based scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a passion for knowledge and detail their reasons for pursuing a teaching career.

Eligibility: High school senior

How Much: $1000

Deadline: May 5, 2016

Apply at: See Your Counselor

 

Polish Heritage Club of Wisconsin-Madison Scholarship

What: High school students who have significant interest in the Polish culture or are of Polish descent are encouraged to apply. Applicants must write a 1000 word essay describing their personal connection to a major event in Polish history. All grade levels are eligible.

Eligibility: All high school students

How Much: $1000

Deadline: May 15, 2016

Apply at:http://www.phcwi-madison.org

 

AED Superstore College Scholarship

What: Sudden cardiac arrest is an increasingly common medical condition that many people are unaware of. This scholarship opportunity aims to raise awareness of the condition by challenging students to create a public service announcement. Students who are talented in delivering written or visual announcements should consider applying.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1000

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Apply at: http://www.aedsuperstore.com/scholarship.html

 

Deadlines in June 2016

Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship

What: Are you interested in pursuing a fashion degree at an accredited post-secondary school or college? Then consider applying for this scholarship! High school seniors with a record of academic success and a passion for fashion are eligible.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1000

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Apply at: http://www.fashion-schools.org/

 

Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship

What: Students who would like to pursue an animation career path at an accredited post secondary school or college should review the online application. High school seniors have the opportunity to win $1000.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1000

Deadline: June 1, 2016

Apply at: http://www.animationcareerreview.com/

 

2016 Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

What: US seniors who are hoping to pursue education in nursing are eligible to apply for this scholarship hosted by the Nursing Schools Almanac. Students will be judged on their academic track record and passion for healthcare.

Eligibility: All high school seniors

How Much: $1000

Deadline: June 30, 2016

Apply at: http://www.nursingschoolsalmanac.com/articles/2016-aspiring-nurse-scholarship

 

 

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