Scholarships Available Through UWSP

First-year & Transfer Scholarships awarded through UW-Stevens Point's Admissions Office

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.

Department Specific Scholarships available at UWSP

Most 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)

Noel Compass Scholars Program for Diversity Students - For selected Milwaukee & Kenosha high-school graduates

National Foster Parent Association Scholarships - For fostered or adopted youth

Foster Youth-State of WI Department of Children and Families Scholarship Application

WAHA Steve Falek Scholarship - For participants or household members of subsidized housing

 

Local Wisconsin Student Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)

The below links are to Wisconsin area Community Foundations that manage and award numerous local community scholarships. Find your home residency community foundation below for more information and to apply.

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin - Portage and Waushara counties

Marshfield Area Community Foundation

Incourage Community Foundation - Wisconsin Rapids/South Wood county area

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin - Wausau and surrounding areas

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region - Appleton area

Fond du Lac Area Foundation

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation

Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation

La Crosse Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin - Walworth, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Iowa, Sauk, Grant, Crawford and Vernon counties

Stateline Community Foundation - Beloit and surrounding area

Black River Falls Area Foundation

Racine Community Foundation

Kenosha Community Foundation

M&M Area Community Foundation - Marinette and Menominee counties

St. Croix Valley Community Foundation - St. Croix county and surrounding area

Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation

 

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Scholarship Tips and Articles

Scholarships that sound too good to be true usually are. Don't waste your money on fee-based scholarship matching services since it's likely you won't get any better information than you get from the free services available on the web. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself from the most common scholarship scams.

USA Today College article on "15 reasons I regret not applying for more scholarships"

Time Money article on "5 Little-Known Ways to Boost Your Scholarship Odds"