Scholarship History:   

Rich Kolb, a 1965 Lane Tech graduate, had established these scholarships for graduating seniors with a passion for learning and who are interested in furthering their STEM education at a community college or four-year college/university.

Scholarship Award:     

$3,000 per awarded recipient as a one-time total award.

This scholarship will be awarded to two (2) graduating female seniors.


  1. Lane Tech student with an expected June graduation date.
  2. Not be deficient in credits required at Lane Tech as of the 30th week.
  3. The scholarship award is based on scholastic ability, academic excellence and financial need.
  4. Be admitted to a community college, four-year college/university before October 1, 2020.
  5. Demonstrates a passionate interest in the study of STEM – science, technology, engineering and math.
  6. Commitment to major in science, technology, engineering or math.
  7. Minimum unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Essay [250-350 word maximum, length may vary]

In your essay, please describe which STEM field you are most passionate about and how do you plan to contribute to the field in the future?