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Private Scholarships

The University is notified regularly of scholarships offered by local, regional, and national organizations. In general, we limit this listing to awards that are geared towards Wisconsin residents or students attending schools within the state. Students who want to conduct a broader search may find the resources on the Helpful Links page to be useful. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information, nor are we responsible for the content in any of these outside sites or sources of information. Use good judgment and common sense when researching potential scholarships. We update this link to include any new awards we are made aware of. Please check back regularly to view the most current listing. The information on this site was updated on May 2, 2018.

Ab Nicholas Scholarship Foundation

Eligibility: Available to any and all high school basketball players and managers, boy or girl planning to pursue a college degree with any UW System school. Most recipients will not play at the college level.

How to Apply: Review the requirements and complete an application

Deadline: Opens on February 1--April 30 each year

Brule River Sportsmen's Club Scholarship

Eligibility: Intend to use this scholarship at the junior, senior or graduate level. Attend a college in Wisconsin or Minnesota. Be preparing for a career in natural resources. Be majoring in public policy, law, political science, engineering, or any other field in which the student could prepare for a career in a profession that would further public understanding, appreciation and conservation of natural resources. Lastly, must be a member of the Brule River Sportsmen's Club or the child or grandchild of a member.

How to Apply: Read more and learn how to apply

Deadline: April 30 each year

Community First Credit Union Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Graduating high school senior 2) Applicant must be a primary member of the Credit Union with an account in good standing

How to Apply: Review website for eligibility requirements and deadlines

Deadline: Review website

Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin

Eligibility: 1) Diagnosis of epilepsy. 2) Preference to those currently residing within the organization's service area. 3) GPA of 3.00 or higher. 4) Letters of reference and essay.

How to Apply: Review website for application and instructions.

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Integrated Community Solutions Ladder of Hope Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Degree-seeking student at a postsecondary institution in Wisconsin (or a graduating high school senior) 2) Must be current participants or household members of Brown County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Program.

How to Apply: Review the requirements and complete the application.

Deadline: Applications must be received by May 25, 2018.

The Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility: 1) Applicants must be at least 22 years old, having returned to school after at least two years off 2) Applicant must be a continuing student with at least 2 semesters of school completed since returning to school (Summer school does not apply and student must be enrolled in upcoming term.). 3)Must be attending a Wisconsin post-secondary institution pursuing a minimum of a two year undergraduate program. 4) Must be full time as defined by the school they are attending. 5) Must show have a 3.0 GPA.

How to Apply: Print an application

Deadline: June 30, each year

Martin Law Office, S.C.

Eligibility: 1) Incoming freshman or continuing college student. 2) Submit an essay addressing how you have made a positive impact on your community.

How to Apply: View application and instructions

Deadline: May 16, 2018

Minnesota Builders Exchange and The Builders Group

Eligibility: 1) Enrolled in an accredited construction-related, post-secondary program. 2) 2.50 or higher GPA.

How to Apply: View application and instructions

Deadline: May 31, 2018

Peter and Colleen Caylor Scholarship

Eligibility: Merrill High School or Merrill Adult Diploma Academy graduates (not current seniors). Special consideration is given to adults with a gap between high school and college enrollment.

How to Apply: Visit the Merrill HS website for an application (see left side of linked webpage)

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Richard Newcomb & Janice Schreiber-Newcomb Education Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Widows who are too young to receive Social Security assistance (receiving benefits for dependent children shall not disqualify an applicant). 2) Preference may be given to applicants from the Shawano area.

How to Apply: Review the requirements and complete the application.

Deadline: Applications reviewed as they are received.

Sam Hennessee Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Studying medical field. 2) Student must reside in or have graduated from a Green Lake, Marquette, or Waushara county high school. 3) Student must submit 250-500 word essay. 4) Other documents must be provided.

How to Apply: Review the requirements and complete the application.

Deadline: May 25, 2018

Shawano County Farm Progress Days Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Be a Shawano County resident, or currently studying at a high school within Shawano County.

How to Apply: Review the eligibility requirements and apply here

Deadline: April 15, Each Year

Thomas B. and Grace Stevenson Jones Scholarship

Eligibility: Wisconsin resident of Iowa, Grant, or Lafayette counties who are enrolled in, or plan to enroll in, a duly accredited four-year college or university.

How to Apply: Visit the website

Deadline: March 1, Each Year

Vincent L. Hawkinson Scholarship for Peace and Justice Studies

Eligibility: Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin. They must demonstrate a commitment to peace and justice through at least one of the following: completed a specific peace and justice project, were courageous in pursing their convictions about peace and justice, displayed ongoing commitment to and leadership in a peace and justice organization, or served as a role model for others in moving a religious community or society into new realms of thought and practice regarding peace and justice.

How to Apply: Visit the website

Deadline: March 15, Each Year

Welsh Club of the Milwaukee Area Music Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Open to Wisconsin residents of any ethnic background (preference may be given to persons of Welsh heritage). 2) Must be attending (or intending to enroll) full-time as an undergraduate in pursuit of a music major.

How to Apply: View application and instructions

Deadline: June 1, 2018