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!
Sentry Dependent Scholarship Application
The Sentry Insurance Foundation will award four $2,500 scholarships annually to new, first-year students who are dependents of Sentry associates and planning to attend UWSP for the fall semester following their high school graduation. Sentry Dependent Scholarship applications are due to the UWSP Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by 4:30pm on March 1, 2021.
Sentry Dependent Scholarship recipients will qualify for automatic renewal if they maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA, carry a minimum of 12 credits per semester, and demonstrate continued extracurricular community and/or campus involvement. Scholarships can be renewed for three continuous years 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.
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.
For non-traditional OR black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) students. Two students will be awarded; each will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Apply now to meet the Friday, December 11th, 2020 deadline (complete application must be received by this date). For eligibility criteria, scholarship details and application, please click the link above.
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers one scholarship award of $2,300 to one student per academic year. Scholarships are intended for undergraduates who have shown public leadership in their lives in a way that reflects the general legacy of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Governor Thompson was a broad thinker who offered common sense solutions to tackle big problems through teamwork and an unending zeal to make our state a better place. We seek high-quality applicants who reflect Tommy's spirit, have demonstrated leadership during their time in college, and will continue to lead in the future. Apply now to meet the Friday, November 20th deadline (complete application must be received by this date).
Tommy Thompson Scholarship Application