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Koch Scholars

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Being a Koch Scholar is about more than just receiving a Koch Scholarship. It’s about being a principled and contribution-motivated student. It’s about meaningful experiences to help you discover, develop and apply your skills, knowledge and values to create value for others. And it’s about living a successful and fulfilling life.

Koch Scholars by the numbers.

Since 2015, we've been honored to award:

More than 2,500 scholarships

Totaling more than $18 million

Across more than 300 universities

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The Koch Scholars program offers students in the U.S. of all ages, disciplines and backgrounds:

  • Innovative, interesting and educational programming
  • Mentoring, training and networking opportunities for Scholars within the Scholars network
  • Thought-provoking exploration into the role of business in society, Principle Based Management and the principles of entrepreneurship and innovation

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Scholar spotlights

We support hundreds of exceptional students each year, providing academic and skilled trade scholarships and learning experiences that empower them to make meaningful contributions and achieve success. Here are some of their stories.

Shawn Ray

Shawn Ray

Shawn took a leap of faith and applied for a scholarship. Now, as a Koch Scholar, he’s empowered to apply his knowledge not just to his career but also his life.

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Tatianna Wright

Tatianna Wright

Tatianna credits her parents for instilling work ethic and drive. As a Koch Scholar, she’s learning the mindset and traits required to survive and thrive in her businesses.

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Are you a future Koch Scholar?

Applications are now open until March 1 for 2024 Koch Scholars.

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