Kohler Foundation Announces 2024 Scholarship Recipients

The Kohler Foundation awarded four Sheboygan County students a total of $240,000 in scholarships.

Cayley Weiss, a graduating senior from Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah, got the largest prize, $100,000. Weiss was given the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship, which recognizes creativity, community involvement, leadership, and the potential to effect change.

In high school, Weiss excelled in both academics and extracurricular activities. According to the news release announcing the scholarship winners, she not only took high-level classes but also achieved a flawless ACT score.

Weiss held leadership positions in debate, National Honor Society, and other organizations, in addition to participating in soccer, forensics, and volunteering.

Cayley Weiss

Weiss intends to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall to study chemical engineering. She also intends to pursue a certification in sustainable energy engineering or biology.

Students were granted both the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship and the Ruth DeYoung Kohler Scholarship. This scholarship rewards artistic brilliance demonstrated by artistic vision, technical skill, inventiveness, and commitment to a career in the arts.

Paolo Gonzalez from North High School and Samantha Kolar from South High School each got $40,000 in scholarships.

Gonzalez is a musician planning to study psychology and piano performance at Lawrence University.

Kolar is a visual artist who plans to attend Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in the fall.


Daniel Walter of Kohler High School won the greatest portion of the scholarship award, $60,000.

Walter is a musician and composer who aspires to pursue music education and composition at St. Norbert College.

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