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Koch Foundation Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Koch Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of team members of Koch Enterprises and subsidiaries who plan to continue their education in college.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarships and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.

Applicants to the Koch Foundation Scholarship Program must be:

  • Dependent* children, of full-time Koch Enterprises and Koch subsidiaries who have a minimum of three consecutive years of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as biological, step- or legally adopted children living in the team member’s household or primarily supported by the team member.
  • Current high school seniors.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university* for the entire upcoming academic year.
    *Students may attend a two-year college with the intent to transfer to a four-year college.
  • Must be pursuing course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree.

Children of Shareholders of Koch Enterprises, Inc.; children of Presidents; siblings of Presidents of Koch subsidiaries; and children of officers of the Koch Foundation, Inc. are not eligible for an award.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,000 award. Up to three award recipients will be awarded. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by the Koch Foundation.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


All applicants will be notified in late-April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Koch Foundation. Payment is made in August.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

  • Academic record
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities
  • Work experience
  • A statement of educational and career goals and objectives
  • Unusual personal or family circumstances
  • An online recommendation
  • Financial need will be considered for one need-based award. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

Preference will be given to those showing a higher level of leadership in community and school activities.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or team member of the Koch Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A copy of the first two pages of the Koch Enterprises team member’s most recently filed IRS Form 1040 used for the Financial Information section of the application. Please conceal all social security numbers and bank account information.

NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.

One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than March 6, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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