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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 February 13, 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

Altrusa International Green Bay Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Returning to school to complete technical/college education that was previously interrupted, 2) Be completing studies in fields related to improving your level of literacy or quality of life, and 3) Have demonstrated need and be able to justify this need for additional assistance.

How to Apply: Visit the Altrusa website

Deadline: March 10, 2018

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Appleton Branch

Eligibility: 1) Applicant must be a female who graduated from a high school in the greater Fox Cities or currently resides in the Fox Cities and has done so for the past 10 years. 2) Must entering her Junior or Senior year, or be enrolled in a graduate program. 3) Enrolled full-time. 4) Submit a complete application packet.

How to Apply: Print and complete the application. Cover sheet provides information for submitting materials.

Deadline: April 15, 2018

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Green Bay Branch

Eligibility: 1) Applicant must be a female and 25 years old or older by September 1, 2018. 2) Must be Junior or Senior at UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College, or Bellin College as of September 2018. 3) Indicate financial need and show a good scholastic record.

How to Apply: Visit the website at

Deadline: April 11, 2018

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Racine Branch

Eligibility: 1) Female legal resident of Racine County, Wisconsin with junior or senior status (Fall 2018) at a four-year institution. 2) Must be currently attending full-time and have a GPA of at least 3.00.

How to Apply: Visit the website at

Deadline: February 15, 2018

Aurora Lakeland Medical Center Kathleen Skowlund Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Walworth County resident 2) Staff or family member of Aurora Health Care caregiver 3) Pursuing a healthcare related field of study. 4) GPA of at least 3.00.

How to Apply: Review the packet online

Deadline: March 23, 2018

BayCare Clinic Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Current student at UW-Green Bay or graduating senior from an area high school (specified on application). 2) Current UW-Green Bay students must have completed at least one year of study in nursing or a healthcare-related field. 3) High School students must be accepted to an accredited college and enroll with a minimum of 12 credits per semester.

How to Apply: Complete an Application

Deadline: April 1, 2018

The Big Picture Scholarship - Pella/Tundraland

Eligibility: 1) Working toward a degree in philosophy, business, psychology, or communications. 2) Maintain minimum 3.50 GPA.

How to Apply: Complete an Application

Deadline: May 1, 2018

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

Eugene R. Bonynge Memorial Graduate Student Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Graduate of a Minnesota high school. 2) Full-time graduate student pursuing a degree that will qualify the student as one of the following (upon professional licensure): Psychologist (LP), Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), or Practicing Clinical Counselor (LPCC). 3) GPA of at least 3.00.

How to Apply: Read more and learn how to apply

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Fond du Lac Area Retired Educators Scholarship

Eligibility: Current high school senior residing in FDL County or attending a school within the county who will attend a university with a DPI accredited School of Education ~OR~ 2) Graduate of a FDL County public high school who is accepted into an accredited School of Education.

How to Apply: Review the application and instructions

Deadline: February 28, 2018

Green Bay P.E.O. Reciprocity Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Must be a female, Brown County resident and a legal resident or citizen of the U.S. or Canada. 2) Applicant must have at least 24 consecutive months as a non-student sometime in her adult life and be within 24 months of completing her educational goal. 3) Applicant must demonstrate need through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provide a Student Aid Report (SAR). 4) No doctoral students accepted. 5) Must attach personal essay.

How to Apply: Complete the Application

Deadline: Must be postmarked by April 27, 2018

Hazel L. Stephenson Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) All Fond du Lac County high school graduates who will be college freshmen or who are continuing students in an undergraduate program at a UW System campus.

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

Deadline: April 13, 2018

Isabelle Rowe Nursing Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Nontraditional student (age 21 or older) from Fox Valley or Waupaca area 2) Must be pursuing a degree in nursing with a GPA of at least 2.50 3) Financial need and work experience in a healthcare-related field will be taken into consideration

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

Deadline: April 15, 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

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

SHRM Sheboygan Area Jack Schoemer Scholarship

Eligibility: Be a Sheboygan, Calument, Fond Du Lac, Ozaukee, or Manitowoc County resident. Be a full-time student. Have a declared major or emphasis in human resources management or business major with an emphasis on human resource management (or an intent to do so). Show commitment and career interest in human resources. Be in good standing at school and in community.

How to Apply: Review the qualifications and complete an application

Deadline: March 2, 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

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Educational Foundation

Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to qualified accounting students in their fifth year of academic study and working toward the 150-hour requirement to sit for the CPA Exam. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, a written personal statement, and letters of recommendation.

How to Apply: For application, visit

Deadline: February 23, 2018

Wisconsin Laboratory Association (WLA) Scholarship

Eligibility: Must have completed at least one semester of coursework and be enrolled in a curriculum that enables student to pursue a career in a non-medical laboratory related field. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher.

How to Apply: Review requirements and download an application

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium

Eligibility: Must be US Citizen enrolled full-time, admitted to or accepted at any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university. Minimum 3.0 GPA.

How to Apply: Review the application and guidelines

Deadline:February 5, 2018

Wisconsin Women's Alliance Foundation

Eligibility: Be a female resident of Wisconsin age 25 or older who is enrolled full-time.

How to Apply: Review the application instructions

Deadline: March 31, 2018