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.
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.
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.
UWSP - Marshfield First year Scholarships
UWSP - Wausau First Year Scholarships
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
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 how 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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