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Kohler Foundation gives scholarship to outstanding Kohler High School students

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June 1, 2021 – Kohler, Wis. – On Wednesday, May 26 Kohler Foundation awarded scholarships to seven exceptional students at Kohler High School. Included in these scholarships are the prestigious Herbert V. Kohler (HVK) Scholarship for Leadership.

The HVK Scholarship was awarded to a single student, Alexander Holland of Kohler High School. This scholarship acknowledges students who best demonstrate academic excellence, creativity, candor, service to school and community, the ability to affect change and the qualities of leadership. Alexander received a scholarship of $50,000.

Alexander Holland, son of Rhonda and Robert Holland Sr. of Kohler, Wis., will graduate Kohler High School having inspired his peers in mathematics and computer science by playing lead roles on the math and robotics teams and through peer tutoring. A teacher of Holland’s said that Alex is “a natural problem solver and a young man who takes every opportunity to expand his knowledge and experience in science and computing.” He has been an information technology youth apprentice at Kohler Credit Union, student council vice president and varsity sports letter winner. Holland will study computer engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His career goal is to conduct research in the artificial intelligence industry.

In addition to the HVK scholarship, the foundation awarded the Kohler High School Four-Year Scholarship to four exceptional Kohler High School students including Lily Montes, who will be attending Kenyon College, pursuing a degree in psychology or sociology; Julia Ruelle, who will be attending Ohio State University to study aviation; Hunter Fihn, who will be attending Concordia University with a focus on computer and data science; and Samantha Kochan, who will be attending Ohio State University, with the hopes of becoming a zoologist. Each student received a scholarship in the amount of $40,000. The award recognizes academic excellence and meaningful participation in school and community life.

Two additional students received Kohler Foundation Two-year Incentive Scholarships – Isaac Hartman, who will be studying civil engineering at UW-Platteville, and Jack Rummel, who will attend Auburn University with a focus in ecological biosystems engineering. Each student received a scholarship in the amount of $10,000. This award also recognizes scholastic excellence and meaningful participation in school and community life.

For more information on the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship, the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship or other Kohler Foundation programs, please contact Bridgitt Zielke, Program Manager, at 920-458-1972.

Kohler Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation dedicated to supporting arts, education and art preservation initiatives in Wisconsin.

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