The KMF Professional Excellence Scholarship Program is in its third full year of operation and provides up to $15,000 per recipient, over two years, to support them in achieving their full potential.
We are on the lookout for exceptional college juniors and seniors who come from low income, less-privileged families but are mature, ambitious, high-achieving, and have an entrepreneurial mindset.
The Program is performance-based and limited to students with intended careers in business, finance, computer science and/or data science.
Our ultimate goal is to help these promising young people achieve top 1% performance in their professional careers, thereby contributing to happy, fulfilling lives and the ability to significantly help their families, communities, and fellow KMF recipients ("KMFers").
To achieve this goal, KMF offers a practical, powerful, experience-based curriculum designed to provide KMFers with a rock solid foundation for early, middle and later career success. Here are the key components for years 1 and 2:
Our Program goes beyond developing essential skills and providing invaluable tools for success; it focuses on building a mindset that will help KMFers eventually start their own businesses and become their own bosses. We believe that entrepreneurship offers individuals greater control over their future, and we want to support them in pursuing this opportunity whenever they are ready.
KMF is led by co-founder Curt Kohlberg, an entrepreneur who failed at nearly everything in his twenties and early thirties yet who went on to found and serve as CEO for two highly successful international consulting firms specializing in business strategy and market research. Mr. Kohlberg earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a master’s degree from MIT's Sloan School of Management.
Our curriculum places special emphasis on the details, nuances, and take-aways behind Mr. Kohlberg's numerous early career failures, then major successes, as well as those of our distinguished guest speakers.
Examples of early career successes and failures shared by fellow KMFers and Program graduates add to the program's raw, authentic, hands-on learning experience.