Awards and Scholarships
High-achieving students in our programs are eligible for many significant awards and scholarships, thanks to generous support from our alumni, friends and corporate partners. Increasingly, our awards reflect the university’s vision of providing challenging learning and leadership experiences that prepare students to be global citizens. These scholarships are typically awarded in the spring. This past spring, 33 high achieving students received SBE scholarships! You can read all about it here: 2018 Spring Awards Banquet
We have a standard scholarship application and an application specifically for study abroad scholarships. Both are attached. Within the applications, you will find all the information you will need in order to apply.
Applications for scholarships must be turned in to the SBE office drop-box (outside CPS 420) no later than Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018.
Business Advisory Council Scholarship
The School of Business and Economics Business Advisory Council (BAC) was formed to keep our programs relevant to the needs of regional organizations – our external stakeholders. The BAC members are the business leaders from various industries. The inaugural meeting was September 2011. Through the generous contributions of our BAC members, we are able to award scholarships to our talented students.
Central Wisconsin Apartment Association
Central Wisconsin Board of Realtors Scholarship
This scholarship is for students majoring in the School of Business and Economics with an emphasis in Finance, Insurance & Real Estate (FIRE). Preference will be given to a student with high quality extra-curricular activity related to real estate.
Student must be majoring in business administration, economics or managerial accounting. Student must have completed or intend to complete courses directly or indirectly related to the real estate profession. Preference is given to a student residing in Portage County. Financial need is not a primary factor in consideration for this scholarship.
CliftonLarsonAllen Accounting Scholarship
Award will be given to an outstanding junior or senior (with at least one full time semester remaining) with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must have frequent participation in SBE activities and high academic achievement with preference to those with the intent to enter the field of public accounting or related field.
DaWalt Family Economics Scholarship
Award will be given to a junior or senior economics major or minor who demonstrates exceptional promise in financial planning.
Expanding Horizons Scholarship
This award was created to provide School of Business and Economics majors with the opportunity to study outside of the United States in a foreign environment developing their awareness of other cultures and experiencing people of all countries. Students in the School of Business and Economics who have registered to participate in a credit-earning semester abroad program are eligible for this scholarship. Preference is given to non-traditional students, students with established financial need, students who have, are currently enrolled in or are registered in an insurance class, and students with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Gordon Haferbecker Scholarships
Two scholarships are awarded to both a junior standing and senior standing majoring in business administration, managerial accounting, or economics with a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 3.0. Awards are given to students who show character, need, and scholarship.
John C. Seramur Scholarship
Award will be given to a junior or senior (with at least one semester remaining) majoring in business administration, economics, or managerial accounting with minimum 3.0 GPA, high scholastic achievement, and demonstrated leadership. Financial need is not considered. All applicants must be in their sophomore or junior year at time of application. Applicants should include a written statement no more than 250 words explaining why they chose business administration, economics, or managerial accounting as their major and their future plans as well as two letters of recommendation from two department members.
Larry and Julia Weiser International Scholarship
This award is available to UWSP students with good academic standing. Preference is given to students majoring or minoring in economics, business administration, accounting (in that order). The scholarship is to be used for international study. Preference is also given to students with financial need.
Mark and Julie Smiley Business Scholarship
This scholarship is for a first-generation college student majoring in business. Preference will be given to a student in good academic standing, but who wouldn't necessarily qualify for a merit-based scholarship. Preference will be given to a student who has strong entrepreneurial characteristics (creative, persuasive, risk tolerant, motivated, future-oriented, etc.).
Mark and Julie are both alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Mark graduated with a business administration degree in 1985 and Julie graduated with a communication degree in 1987.
Michael and Melba Sullivan Scholarship
Awarded to an outstanding business administration, economics or accounting major who is enrolled in a UWSP international program for the next academic year.
Northwestern Mutual - Bob "Rap" Taylor Scholarship
Preference will be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
Currently interning with Northwestern Mutual or who have completed an internship with Northwestern Mutual.
Have financial need.
Have a concentration in entrepreneurship or FIRE.
Randy and Patricia Cray Scholarship for Academic Achievement
Award will be given to an outstanding junior or senior as evidenced by academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and involvement in student activities. Must be a major in business administration, economics, or managerial accounting with a minimum 3.50 GPA and at least 90 credits completed towards major. Preference is given to a student majoring in economics.
School of Business and Economics Emergency Scholarship
Scott and Julie Wallace Internship Scholarship
The SBE Emergency Scholarship is for SBE students experiencing significant unforeseen financial hardship threatening the continuation of their studies. In order to qualify, students must complete an application through the School of Business and Economics, clearly describing their emergency need. Recipients may be required to participate in a UWSP Financial Coaching Program.
Awarded: Scholarships can be awarded at any time of year dependent on available funding.
Students who apply must be a major in the School of Business and Economics. In addition, the student must be registered for an internship for credit and complete the internship from the previous spring, summer, or fall internship programs. Preference is given to a junior or senior.
Sentry/Carl N. Jacobs Scholarship
Award will be given to an outstanding junior or senior business administration or managerial accounting major with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Special consideration is given to students pursuing actuarial sciences in honor of Carl N. Jacobs and for financial need.
Tax Executive Institute Scholarship
Award will be given to an upcoming junior or senior accounting major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Student must be a resident of Wisconsin. Interest in tax preferred but not required.
Trish and Mick Howen School of Business and Economics Scholarship
This scholarship is for a non-traditional, part-time student who shows character and determination to complete their degree while managing other challenges outside of school. Applicants must have financial need, a minimum GPA of 3.25, majoring in accounting or business administration, and at least junior status. Preference will be given to veterans, first generation students, students with full-time employment, and students with children under the age of 18.
UWSP SHRM Scholarship
Trish and Mick Howen graduated from UW-Stevens Point after serving in the U.S. Army and starting a family. Trish started her accounting career at the UWSP Foundation and is currently a CPA and accounting manager for The QTI Group in Madison. Mick worked at the Central Wisconsin Economic Research Bureau while attending UWSP and is currently a director with the Madison Metropolitan School District. Although they were both fortunate to receive scholarships while attending UWSP, there were none available to part-time students, such as Trish, through the School of Business and Economics. As a sign of their appreciation to UWSP for helping in their professional success, they established this scholarship to help part-time, non-traditional students with financial need who have responsibilities outside of school that make their pursuit of education challenging.
Students who apply must be a member of UWSP's student group Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater and must also submit an essay explaining why they should be chosen. Preference is given to students returning to UWSP for at least another semester.
W.B. Greaton Scholarship
Award will be given to a first year, sophomore, junior or senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and a declared major in business adminstration, accounting or economics.
Institute of Management Accountants - Heart of Wisconsin Chapter Annual Student Leadership Award
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- Heart of Wisconsin Chapter offers a Student Leadership Award of up to
$250 annually. The award is available to students enrolled in the
School of Business and Economics. The candidate is an IMA student member
or IMA student Board member that participates in the chapter, has
strong academic achievement, and is involved in extracurricular
activities such as professional organizations, volunteer organizations,
and/or employment. Additional preference is given to student members who
serve on the Chapter’s Board of Directors. Candidates must submit a
resume, unofficial transcripts as of the month of submission, and an
essay stating career goals, involvement in extracurricular activities,
and an experience he/she had at an IMA meeting.
via email: February 15
Cheri Smith Scholarship
Available to UWSP juniors or seniors in the School of Business and Economics. A student receiving this scholarship as a junior may re-apply again as an incoming senior. This scholarship is offered through the Central Wisconsin Community Foundation. Click
to view other scholarships through the Community Foundation – the Cheri Smith Scholarship is located under "S". The scholarship will award up to $1,000 annually.Application | Scholarship Requirements