Scholarships for International Students

Scholarships for International Students


First time applicants for undergraduate admission and international transfer applicants are encouraged to apply for ISSO scholarships.

In order to be considered for scholarship support, please include the following items with your application:

  1. a personal statement and;
  2. two letters of reference from instructors.
  • The personal statement should include information regarding your academic performance and co-curricular involvements during secondary school (high school) as well as comments indicative of the your plans for study and co-curricular involvements while at UWSP.
  • The instructors' letters of reference should demonstrate familiarity with your academic performance and co-curricular involvements.

Undergraduate scholarships for currently enrolled international students are awarded based on three major criteria:

  1. academic performance while a UWSP student
  2. contributions to cultural diversity, and
  3. familial/sponsor support plus on-campus employment.

ISSO scholarships reduce the non-resident portion of recipients’ tuition and fees. Even with the maximum award, recipients of ISSO scholarships are subject to Wisconsin resident tuition and fees.

The ISSO does not offer scholarships to international graduate students. Prospective international graduate students should inquire with their intended department’s Graduate Coordinator for information regarding departmental and university scholarships and assistantships.