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The program is currently closed.

Kohler Co. Inspirational Award Program
Application status: Closed

Kohler Co. has established a scholarship program to assist associates’ children, or associates who are high school/secondary school seniors, who plan to continue their education in college or vocational-technical school, and have demonstrated motivation to succeed despite qualifying obstacles or setbacks.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship 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. Awards are granted without regard to the actual or perceived race, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, gender, or sexual orientation of any applicant.

Applicants to the Kohler Co. Inspirational Award Program must:

  • Applicants must be high school seniors or in their final year of secondary school who are planning to enroll in a course of study for the fall term at an accredited two‑year or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school, certification program, or apprenticeship program. Applicants must be of good standing in accordance with their school’s code of conduct.
  • Be a dependent child of an active associate in good standing* and regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week at Kohler Co., OR
    *An active associate in good standing is currently performing services for, or on behalf of, Kohler Co., or one of its subsidiaries in the U.S. or Canada; or who is on an approved leave of absence at any time during the scholarship application, selection, or renewal process.
  • Be an active associate in good standing at Kohler Co. or one of its subsidiaries in the U.S. or Canada.
  • Be enrolled for the entire academic year.
  • Have had significant improvement in high school GPA.
  • Have experienced a qualifying obstacle or setback as listed below:
    • Disability: You have or overcame a disability that affects your vision, movement or capacity to learn.
    • Death: Death of a parent, guardian or sibling.
    • Illness: Due to illness or accident, you were not able to attend school for 3 or more consecutive weeks.
    • Absent Parent: Due to active military deployment or incarceration, your parent or guardian was not living at home for 3 or more consecutive months.
    • Bullying: You are currently experiencing or have overcome acute social, verbal or physical bullying which impaired your ability to function successfully at school.
    • Addiction: You or a parent suffers from or has overcome a drug or alcohol addiction.
    • Homeless: You are or were homeless.


If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $4,000 award.

The award is one-time only, not renewable and for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship finalists are selected by Scholarship America on the basis of demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, overcoming a significant obstacle, work experience, a statement of educational and career goals and objectives, an outside appraisal, and significant improvement in high school GPA.

Financial need is not considered. Recipients are selected by Kohler Co. All information received is considered confidential. Decisions are final and are not subject to appeal. Kohler Co. reserves the right to not grant an award if there are no qualified candidates.


All applicants will be notified in Spring 2023.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Kohler Company. Payment is made in August.

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

  • Current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken.

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 February 23, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.

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

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