Thorne Family Foundation Scholarship Application - 2019

This scholarship has been generously donated by the Thorne Family Foundation through the Kohler School Foundation.

Background: The Thorne family values higher education. Gerald Thorne, a former Wisconsin bank president, and his wife Norrita, a former middle school English and history teacher, attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where they received their Bachelor of Science degrees and where Gerald also received his Master of Business Administration degree. Their son, Jeffrey (KHS 1981), received his Bachelor of Science degree from Madison and his PhD in genetics from the University of Washington. Their daughter, Michele (KHS 1983), received BA and JD degrees from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. Both Jeff and Michele were recipients of Kohler Foundation Scholarships. The establishment of this scholarship is an opportunity for the Thornes to give something back to the community that was so generous to their family.

All contents must be received via Google Classroom no later than 8:00am on Monday, February 25, 2019. You may continue to edit your submitted application form up until that time. ANY INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

It will then be reviewed by a selection committee of the Kohler School Foundation Board. By submitting your application packet, you give permission to the scholarship selection committee to access your high school transcript and any standardized test scores. All scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds and adherence to the Kohler Schools Code of Conduct.

Student must be accepted at a four-year college or university and must maintain an annual “B” average at such institution.

Scholarship amount: A total of $8,000 ($2,000 per year for four years)

Email address *
Name *
Number of years attended at Kohler High School *
Education and Career Plans *
How do you plan to meet your college expenses? *
Please select three words that describe you best, and tell us how you will use these qualities in order to have a successful college experience. *
(Essay should be no more than 250 words).
Please upload a copy of your resume *
A copy of your responses will be emailed to the address you provided.
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