Wisconsin Scholarships

Students across the country are taking on thousands in debt to pay for a college education. Student debt can restrict one’s post-college career options, so it’s in a student’s best interest to apply for a number of scholarships. Finding financial aid opportunities couldn’t be easier. Just living in Wisconsin can make students eligible for scholarships and grants. Below is a sample of scholarships that may be found at our site. For additional information about Wisconsin scholarships and awards based on different criteria, you may conduct a free college scholarship search at Scholarships.com.

AWSC Graduating High School Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 1/11/2021
  • Amount: $1,500
  • The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is pleased to again be able to offer scholarships to high school graduating seniors who are actively involved in snowmobiling.
    Applicant must be an individual member, or son, daughter, or legal ward of a family with a current membership in an AWSC club having two consecutive years prior membership. He or she is further required to have passed the [...] More

Carson Scholars Fund, Inc.

  • Application Deadline: 1/10/2021
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Carson Scholars Fund awards college scholarships to students in grades 4 through 11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Students must attend an accredited K-12 school in the United States. An interested student must be nominated by his/her school to be able to compete for a Carson Scholarship. It is up to a school how to determine its nominee. The minimum [...] More

Catholic United Financial Post-High School Tuition Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 4/30/2020
  • Amount: $500
  • Scholarships are for members of any age seeking to learn a trade, earn a certification or complete a college degree, Catholic United wants to help. Our Post-High School Tuition Scholarship program gives our members tuition assistance for their educational goals. Scholarship awards are one-time benefits, past recipients cannot apply again. While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high [...] More

Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/12/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Five awards of $1,000 each are available to high school seniors through the Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship. To participate, eligible students must register and then complete two online financial literacy tutorials plus an assessment. A short essay may be required to break ties among students who achieve a top score on the assessment. For more information, or to apply, please visit the [...] More

NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/9/2020
  • Amount: $3,500
  • The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. The participating regions are found at the scholarship provider's website. An essay will also be required as part of the application. For more information or to apply, [...] More

Presbyterian Student Opportunity Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/15/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • The Student Opportunity Scholarship program serves Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are full-time, first-degree students attending accredited institutions in the United States. Student Opportunity Scholarship applicants will explore who God created them to be in a series of essay questions intended for students to [...] More

Richard Weinreis Memorial Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/31/2020
  • Amount: $300
  • The Richard Weinreis Memorial Scholarship provides funding to Marathon County (Wisconsin) students who have had formal court contact through the Marathon County Department of Social Services juvenile intake system within the past seven years and are able to demonstrate evidence of a plan for education or training that would provide for personal career advancements. Applicants must be a resident [...] More

Roma Lodge Merit Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/24/2020
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Each year, Roma Lodge makes available two college scholarships for children of Roma Lodge members in good standing as of January 31st of that calendar year. The selection is administered through independent evaluators in the Racine - Kenosha area. All biological or adoptive children of members are eligible to compete for the scholarship. Applicants must demonstrate a strong academic record, [...] More

Tall Clubs International Student Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 3/1/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Are you under 21 years of age and about to start college in the fall? If so, you may be in luck! TCI annually awards student scholarship(s) of up to $1,000 each to tall students who are under 21 years of age and attending their first year of college in the following fall.

    To enter, applicants must be under 21, entering college in the upcoming fall and meet the TCI height requirement minimums: [...] More

Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 2/5/2020
  • Amount: $3,000
  • The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin).

    Applicants must [...] More

Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 3/15/2020
  • Amount: $5,000
  • The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives.

    Eligibility:
    -Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or [...] More

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,250
  • Academic Excellence Scholarships are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin. The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis by September 30th of the [...] More

Wisconsin Bakers Association Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,000
  • The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA) fosters the education of future bakers as well as practicing bakers through scholarship programs and workshops. To encourage baking careers, the WBA supports school-to-work programs and job shadowing to provide students with realistic insights into the world of baking. The Association added a student membership category to bring these future bakers into the [...] More

Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,100
  • Indian Student Assistance Grant: UW System, Wisconsin Technical Colleges, Independent Colleges & Universities, Tribal Colleges, and Proprietary (for-profit) schools. Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin residents who are at least 25% Native American, and are undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in a degree or certificate programs at the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin [...] More

Wisconsin Minority Undergraduate Retention Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant for Wisconsin Technical Colleges, Independent Colleges & Universities, and Tribal Colleges. Awards under this program are made to Wisconsin resident minority undergraduates, excluding first year students, enrolled at least half-time in independent, tribal, or Wisconsin Technical College institutions. According to the statutes, a minority student is defined [...] More

Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $1,800
  • The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin resident students attending colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin. First-time freshmen students are nominated for the TIP Grant by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To [...] More

Wisconsin Tuition Grants

  • Application Deadline: Varies
  • Amount: $3,150
  • The Wisconsin Tuition Grant (WTG) Program provides grant assistance to undergraduate, Wisconsin residents enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at non-profit, independent colleges or universities based in Wisconsin. Awards are based on financial need and partially based on that portion of tuition in excess of UW - Madison tuition. Eligibility cannot exceed ten semesters. A [...] More

Zonta Club of Madison Young Women in Public Affairs Award

  • Application Deadline: 8/1/2020
  • Amount: $40,000
  • The Young Women in Public Affairs Program is a monetary award program that encourages young college bound women to participate in public and political life. Award levels are $500 local, $1,000 district and $4,000 international.

    Zonta International is a worldwide service organization of executives in business and the professions working together to advance the status of women. The awards [...] More

ZONTA Milwaukee Scholarships

  • Application Deadline: 6/15/2020
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Founded in 1919, Zonta International is a leading global organization of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy. With more than 30,000 members belonging to more than 1,200 Zonta Clubs in 67 countries and geographic areas, Zontians all over the world volunteer their time, talents and support to local and international service projects, as well as scholarship programs [...] More

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Biggest / Largest Dollar Scholarships in 2020

January 16, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

When it comes to large dollar scholarships, mo' money means fewer problems in paying your college tuition bill. The average student will land between $1,000 and $5,000 in college scholarships after investing a decent amount of time and effort into applying for scholarships. Even smaller scholarships worth $500 are enough to cover books and fees, even if they aren't enough to foot an entire semester’s college tuition bill. [...]

Gap Year for National Service as a College Graduation Requirement?

January 13, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

Should students be required to and serve their nation either before or during college? Pete Buttigieg thinks so, as he has rolled out a $20-billion proposal to enlist young people in national service after high school in order to produce "civically informed and dedicated Americans." In his commentary, Why Colleges Should Require a Gap Year, Jonathan Zimmeran outlines why a gap-year would be the ideal timeline for this initiative. [...]

20 Scholarships for High School Seniors Class of 2020

January 8, 2020

by Susan Dutca-Lovell

High school graduation is right around the corner for high school seniors class of 2020 and - while many students may have already committed to their dream colleges - securing college financial aid is still a top-of-the-list priority in bringing that dream to fruition. Luckily, right now is the scholarship application peak season, with just enough time to apply for and win scholarships for college. Many 2020 scholarship deadlines are within the next several months, giving students like you sufficient time to conduct a free scholarship search and apply for those that best suit and interest you. Here's a sneak peek of the many scholarships for high school seniors class of 2020: [...]

Last Reviewed: January 2020