Scholarships are awarded independently of the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Incoming freshman scholarships awarded through the Admissions Office are based on merit, not financial need. Priority scholarship consideration will be given to students who have submitted their application for admission and
the new student scholarship application to UWSP by December 15. Automatic scholarships are awarded to both First-Year and Transfer students who meet certain academic criteria. A list of Pointer Payback scholarships is available here
Some academic departments also have scholarship money available, both
for new freshmen and continuing students in their second, third and
fourth years of college. Students are encouraged to contact the department of their intended major
to explore these additional scholarship possibilities.
A full scholarship listing is available here.
Additional Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)
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