School Bulletin: Scholarship surprise for Wauwatosa student
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It's award season at school districts across Southeast Wisconsin, and one Wauwatosa East High School Senior has won a $10,000 scholarship.
"I didn't have any expectations of getting it," Nathan Foley says. "I think I haven't full taken in everything. After graduation, maybe I'll start to look back more."
Foley is one of just 174 students to be named a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholar. It's a prestigious award recognizing Wisconsin students for their achievements in and outside of school.
Between AP classes and National Honor Society, Foley's also been part of the Forensics Team. He also plays the bass both in school's orchestra and with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Foley says he plans to study civil engineering and is currently undecided on which school. And his advice to younger students -- just try. Try different classes and clubs. And of course, look at those scholarship postings and know your deadlines.
"Even though it did require time to apply, obviously it's well worth it," Foley says. "There is a scholarship out there for you because you have a unique set of skills or interests."
The Kohl Foundation has awarded more than $28.3 million to Wisconsin students, teachers, principals and schools since the program was established in 1990.
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