herb kohl scholarship announcement

Germantown High School is proud to recognize Grace Weyda for being chosen to receive the 2024 Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship of $10,000.

Grace has shown exceptional dedication to her studies, maintaining an exemplary academic record while actively participating in various school activities and community service initiatives. Her commitment to academic excellence, leadership, citizenship, and school and community involvement truly embody the values of the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. She is among only 187 Wisconsin graduating high school students receiving this prestigious award. 

Following graduation, Grace plans to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison to study Communication Sciences and Disorders and one day become a Speech-Language Pathologist.

“Herb Kohl believed that education is the key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” JoAnne Anton, President & CEO of Herb Kohl Philanthropies said. “That’s why he invested in and prioritized awards that recognize students, teachers, and principals who demonstrate incredible hard work, achievements, and service. We hope this year’s awards help this impressive group of recipients in their individual pursuits today so that they pay it forward in the future. We call that the Herb Kohl Way.”

The Kohl Foundation award program was established by Herb Kohl, former U.S. senator, philanthropist, and businessman who died Dec. 27, 2023. Since 1990, the foundation has awarded nearly $38 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students, and schools.