Kahl Family Scholarship Fund

The Kahl Family Scholarship was created in honor of Lewis J. Kahl, who will be remembered for his huge heart and zeal for life. Lewis lived in Ephrata School District for over 60 years. He and his wife, Roberta,  have three children who all attended Ephrata High School, continued to college, and are all very successful in their careers. Lewis was very proud of them and loved his time with his family, which included six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.  He was happily married to Roberta, his childhood sweetheart, for 64 years.

Lewis was a business manager throughout his career.  He was very devoted to the community, being involved in the Akron Lion’s Club, on the board at the Zion Lutheran Church, and helping community members with whatever they needed. He loved the outdoors, woodworking, and in his later years, puzzle-making.

This scholarship will be awarded to an individual that reflects Lewis Kahl’s passions, which include music, teaching, leadership, and community involvement. Lewis always had time to share a joke, good story, or teaching moment with anyone he encountered, and his lively personality always enhanced the experience. His integrity and incredible work ethic were his way of life, and he challenged people to do their best. One of his greatest fulfillments was to see people work hard and achieve success along the way.  The Kahl family wanted to continue his legacy and agreed a scholarship would be a rewarding way to “give back” in his memory.

Apply Now


March 15


Multiple Awards / $3,000

Scholarship FAQ


  1. Graduating high school senior from Ephrata High School or Ephrata Virtual Learning Academy
  2. Full-time attendance at a four-year, two-year college, university or trade school
  3. 2.5 minim GPA
  4. Leadership & community involvement
  5. Current involvement in any performing musical ensemble (ie. band, choir, etc.)
  6. Financial need
  7. Supplemental documents. This may include a resume, letter(s) of recommendation, transcript, FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR), or other scholarship-specific documents. Specific requirements are noted in the application.


Write An essay discussing an obstacle or adversity you have overcome and how has it impacted your life.


Recipients of this scholarship may apply again. Students must submit a full application but may be prompted to complete a different essay.

Would you like to support the ? You can make a donation directly to this fund, to help grow its impact and ability to provide educational resources for students in our community — forever!


talk to our experts