​​​​​​​​KYLE w KIIHNL MEMORIAL foundation $1000 SCHOLARSHIP


If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please download the information sheet and follow the detailed instructions and submission deadlines.


We offer a college scholarship of $1000 to students. Scholarship recipient(s) may use the scholarship at the college/trade school of his/her choice. Scholarship recipients(s) will be selected by the Kyle W Kiihnl Scholarship Committee.


​ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior in in the Class of 2018.

  • Finalist(s) must be available to be interviewed by the Scholarship Committee.
  • Scholarship recipient can use the KWKMS at the college/trade school of his her choice within 2 years of being named a recipient.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Cover letter
  • 400 word minimum essay. The essay will be the primary factor in determining scholarship recipient(s).
  • (Times New Roman, font size 12) on one of the following topics:
  • Explain why Maggie’s Law is a major step forward in getting us to realize the seriousness of driving sleepy.
  • Describe a drowsy driving incident experienced by you, a friend or family member. What led up to this incident and how could it have been prevented?
  • Should drowsy driving be prosecuted like drunk driving or texting and driving?
  • Copy of Acceptance Letter from college/trade school of choice


If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please download the information sheet and follow the detailed instructions to apply for the scholarship.​



​KYLE W KIIHNL MEMORIAL FOUNDATION EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS $2500 SCHOLARSHIP 


​The Houston High School Wrestling Booster Club initiated a memorial scholarship fund in Kyle’s name to be given to the wrestler at Houston High School that “exceeded expectations”. Those were the words Head Coach Walt Holmes described Kyle at the wrestling banquet just one month prior to Kyle’s death.


Since 2009, Foundation is continuing the tradition of presenting a Kyle W Kiihnl Exceeding Expectations Scholarship Fund for Houston High School Wrestlers. Each honoree award winner has exceeded expectations through his hard work, good attitude and academics.

Since 2002, the Kyle W. Kiihnl Memorial Foundation has given more than 19 college scholarships to local high school seniors including our yearly Exceeding Expectations scholarship.

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​​​​​Congratulations to Our 2017 winner 
Kyle W kiihnl EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS $2500 SCHOLARSHIP 


JUSTIN BRANHAM, HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY WRESTLER


Justin Branham is a Varsity wrestler at Houston High and has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 Kyle Kiihnl Exceeding Expectations $2500 Scholarship. This scholarship goes to the wrestler that 'exceeded the expectations' of the wrestling team and of Head Coach, Walt Holmes. It is with great pleasure that Joni Fox, Executive Director of the Kyle W Kiihnl Memorial Foundation and Drew Fryman, Kyle's best friend and wrestling teammate, presented this award to Justin.

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​​​​​Congratulations to Our 2017 winner of the
Kyle w Kiihnl Memorial Foundation $1000 Scholarship


Olivia Grace Sistrunk, HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL


EXCERPT FROM OLIVIA'S ESSAY
At one point I closed my eyes for maybe five seconds, and in those five seconds so much happened. The car shifted to the right just enough to pull the wheels in the ditch; the concrete bridge approached; my foot pressed the gas. Two-seconds before impact, I opened my eyes with no time to brake.
 <CLICK HERE TO READ HER WINNING ESSAY>

​​​​Previous Scholarship AWARD WINNERS


​2016, HENRY STRATTON, MUS HIGH SCHOOL 2016  <click here to read his 2016 essay>
2016, BRIAN ENSELL, HOUSTON HS, EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS AWARD