Scholarships

Your education is an investment in your future. It can be professionally rewarding and financially enriching experience with proper planning and responsible management of your resources. We make every effort to provide our students with the financial assistance programs to attend college, but also encourage our students to seek out other outside resources or scholarship opportunities to help with their educational costs and, if applicable, reduce debt. Searching for and applying for scholarships is certainly one of the best ways to do this.

These additional resources must be considered as assistance when calculating the financial aid offer. Be sure to promptly report scholarships or other resources. If they are unknown at the time you received your financial aid offer was made, adjustments may need to be made to the financial aid offer.

Scholarship/Outside Resource Reporting Form

Questions regarding scholarships? Email us at UWSP.Scholarship@uwsp.edu.  




Below are Scholarship opportunities broken down into categories.

 Through UWSP

Scholarships Available Through UWSP

UWSP's First-year & Transfer Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded independently of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Incoming freshman scholarships 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 November 15. Automatic scholarships are awarded to both First-Year and Transfer students who meet certain academic criteria.


UWSP Purple & Gold Presidential Scholarships
No application required!


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.

Student Government Association & US Bank Scholarship for Continuing UWSP students - Dean of Students

Regents Opportunity Scholarship Application - 

One-time awards ranging from a minimum of $2,500 to a maximum of $10,000 will be made to UWSP undergraduate degree-seeking students to recognize underrepresented and underserved students who have overcome adversity, demonstrated financial need, and possess records of merit that include strong academic performance, significant personal achievements, and service to their communities. The deadline to submit the application plus all required supporting materials is Thursday, April 15th, 2021.

Tau Kappa Epsilon Larry LaBelle Memorial Scholarship - for any full-time undergraduate or graduate student of UWSP. Preference given to initiated members of TKE or a spouse, child, or grandchild of the Epsilon-Nu chapter of TKE. Applications due May 1, 2021 for fall 2021 awards.

Non-Traditional Undergraduate Student Scholarships available at UWSP

There are scholarships available for non-traditional, undergraduate students that are not connected to a particular field of study. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required when applying to any of these scholarships.




 Through UWSP at Marshfield and Wausau

Scholarships Opportunities Through UWSP at Marshfield and Wausau

UWSP - Marshfield First year Scholarships

UWSP - Wausau First Year Scholarships


 Non-UWSP

Additional Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)

Unigo - For DACA student scholarships

National Foster Parent Association Scholarships - For fostered or adopted youth

Brighter Star Application - For fostered or adopted youth, "age out" of court-ordered placements, etc.

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

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

American Indian Scholarship Opportunities:

American Indian College Fund 

Bureau of Indian Education - Higher Ed Grant Program

Cobell Scholarship


 Local Scholarships (Non-UWSP)

Local Wisconsin Student Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)

The below links are to Wisconsin area Community Foundations and other opportunities. Find your home residency community foundation below for more information and how to apply to the scholarships they offer.

Noel Compass Scholarship - A full ride scholarship created to give proactive high school minority students from specific high schools an opportunity to gain a valuable education and work experience in Stevens Point, WI.

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

Beaver Dam Scholarship 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


 Tips, Articles, and Search Engines

Scholarship Search Engines

Fastweb

BigFuture - CollegeBoard

careeronestop

Cappex

Graduate School Scholarship Search Engine: Sallie Mae


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.

How to find scholarships

Fast Web article on "Top Ten Myths About Scholarships"