Enhance your Education

Are you an eager, creative thinker interested in developing and applying your skills to meet the challenges of tomorrow? We’re ready to meet you!

The Discovery Scholarship Program provides scholarships and networking to students from universities across the country, awarding more than $60,000 annually in increments of no less than $1,000.

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  • January 1 – Applications open
  • February 10 – Applications close
  • Mid-February Applications are reviewed
  • Mid-Late February – Selected students are invited to on-campus interviews
  • Late February – Finalists are selected and invited to Koch Discovery Day
  • March 1 – Koch Discovery Day
  • March-May – Each university reviews scholarship nominees and makes the final determination of scholarship recipients
  • March-May – Universities notify applicants of their award status
  • Fall semester – Scholarships are distributed by each university

frequently asked questions


Applications will be reviewed based on academic achievements, university organizations and activities, relevant work experience, and honors and awards. Selected applicants may receive an interview request, and finalists will be invited to attend Koch Discovery Day.

What is Koch Discovery Day?

Scholarship finalists will be invited to attend Koch Discovery Day on March 1, 2019, at our global headquarters in Wichita, Kansas. At Discovery Day, students gain exposure to global business leaders, network with campus alumni and gain insight into our long-term management philosophy.

Do I have to attend Koch Discovery Day?

Though finalists are not required to attend, it is highly encouraged. This event is a valuable opportunity to seek knowledge, network with Koch intern alumni and get a feel for our unique company culture. Travel expenses, such as hotel and mileage costs, are covered for students who must travel.

If I apply for a scholarship, do I also have to apply for internships?

We hope that you’ll want to explore internship, co-op and full-time career opportunities with Koch companies. However, a commitment to an employment offer is not required to participate in the Koch Discovery Scholarship Program.

What opportunities does Koch offer?

As one of the largest private companies in America, we offer countless ways for you to get involved, gain firsthand experience and make an immediate difference. Explore our many career opportunities.

Are Koch Discovery Scholarships renewable?

The Discovery Scholarship provides one-time financial assistance and is non-renewable. Past recipients of scholarships from Koch companies and/or affiliates are not eligible to reapply each year. However, those not selected as recipients are welcome to reapply.