The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to students that display positive character, leadership skills, academic excellence, community involvement, and future aspirations.

Each year, the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors as well as adults looking to further their education at the associates, bachelors, or masters level. These scholarship opportunities are open to all employees of Chamber Members. Scholarships are formally awarded each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting on July 23.


Scholarships for High School Graduates

Since 1994, college scholarships have been awarded to Kenosha County High School students that display positive character, leadership skills, academic excellence, community involvement, and future aspirations. Among other qualifications, applicants must have a connection to the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce either through an employer or a parent/guardian’s employer. In 2019, the Foundation plans to award a minimum of four $2,500 scholarships.

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Scholarship applications are due March 27, 2019.


Scholarships for Adult Learners

Since 2017, Herzing University has generously partnered with the Kenosha Chamber of Commerce to award scholarships to prospective students chosen by the Chamber’s scholarship committee. Scholarship recipients can enroll in any of the Herzing University programs offered on campus or online including degrees at the associates, bachelors or masters level. For 2019, the Chamber and Herzing plan to award two scholarships to adult learners.

The scholarship is intended to be a “debt-free full-ride”, which means the cost of all tuition, fees, and books will be covered in full after federal, state, institutional, and other grants or scholarships are applied for and accepted by the student, when eligible.

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Scholarship applications are due May 9, 2019.


Scholarships for Adult Female Learners

We would like to express our thanks to Tempo Kenosha and their Board of Directors for providing this scholarship opportunity to our Members, their employees, and the children of employees. Tempo of Kenosha has partnered with the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation to provide one $1,500 scholarship for the continuing education of local women who are at least 21 years of age to attend Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, Herzing University, or UW-Parkside to obtain an Associate’s, Bachelor’s, or Master’s Degree. 

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Scholarship applications are due May 24, 2019.