Since 1969, the Kohler Foundation has awarded the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship to truly exceptional Sheboygan County students. A review of past recipients reveals no overarching pattern; each recipient was selected because s/he was special. The Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship is primarily a leadership award. Recipients must be able scholars of course, but beyond that, they must be motivated to become leaders in their chosen fields. They must be people who want to do more, to contribute more. They must be people who have enough imagination to aspire and dream and yet enough common sense to plan realistically. Kohler Foundation believes that an individual can still make a difference in the world, and identifies those who really want to try --- by discovering new methods, by writing, by involvement in social action, by being among the best in whatever they choose to do.
Kohler Foundation looks for young people who are mature and ambitious, in a constructive way. We seek leaders who intend to use their talents not just to make a good living, but to make a better life for others. Below are just a few examples of our many HVK Scholarship recipients over the past 45+ years who have gone on to do great things.
2018 - Devon Kaat, Random Lake High School
Devon is attending the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York with career ambitions in federal law enforcement and education.
2017 - Charlotte Andreason, Sheboygan North High School
Charlotte is attending Carnegie-Mellon University with dual major in Biomedical and Mechanical Engineering and a possible focus in Engineering and Public Policy. Outside of academics, she joined the CMU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team, the Money Mellons and received “Rookie of the Year”. She is a viola player in the All University Orchestra, a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society, and a pusher for the CIA buggy team.
2016 - Amelia Grose, Kohler High School
Amelia attends the University of Notre Dame where she is studying Environmental Sciences. This past semester, she continued to participate in research. She worked in Notre Dame's Museum of Biodiversity identifying insects of the family Pentatomidae (stink bugs), as well as working as a lab technician in Dr. Jennifer Tank's environmental biogeochemistry lab, which studies nutrient concentrations in agricultural watersheds. This coming semester she hopes to design a poster on the lab's nitrogen sensor prototypes that she worked with over the summer to present at Notre Dame's undergraduate research fair this spring. She recently was accepted to a summer research program at the University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC), where she will spend 10 weeks in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan designing a research project studying aquatic insects and gathering and presenting data.
2016 - Kayla Lentz, Plymouth High School
Kayla is attending Harvard University with a major in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She also participates in the Radcliffe Choral Society which recently toured in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also a part of the Franklin Fellowship, where students host weekly dinners and invite faculty to speak. She has been busy speaking with different labs both on campus and at Massachusetts General Hospital for summer research positions.
2016 - Hollis Rammer, Sheboygan South High School
Hollis is attending Wellesley College with a major in international relations with a focus in political science and a minor in Russian. This past year, she interned at the International Institure of New England, which resettles and assists refugees and immigrants. Next semester, she will be assisting with the creation of a personal finance course that will be integrated into the University’s existing programs.
2015 - Morgan Ross, Sheboygan North High School
Morgan declared a Cognitive Science major at Carleton College and will be studying in Budapest next term. He recently presented research on how partisanship affects logical reasoning at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference as he is extremely interested in political psychology. He also has four radio shows on campus.
2014 - Jordan Siemers, Howards Grove High School
Jordan just graduated from Cornell University where he is a Cornell Tradition Fellow. He had been named a National Distinguished Junior Member award recipient at the National Junior Holstein Convention. Established in 1922, this award is the longest running Holstein youth program and is the highest honor that can be given to a Junior Holstein member. He traveled to China in January 2016 with the Cornell University Dairy Science Club to work with students from the Chinese Agricultural University and teach them how to analyze dairies. He also competed in a dairy challenge competition with Chinese colleagues where Jordan’s team placed third out of twenty teams. He has accepted a position as a dairy sire analyst for Select Sires.