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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 September 26, 2017.

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

Feldco Windows, Siding and Doors Scholarship

Eligibility: Legal U.S. resident who will be enrolled as an undergraduate during 2017-2018.

How to Apply: Read more and learn how to apply

Deadline: January 15, 2018

Fox Valley/Central Wisconsin Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Scholarships

Eligibility: 1) Major in accounting or business administration with an interest in internal auditing.

How to apply: Review the application requirements

Deadline: November 30, 2017

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

Polanki Polish Women's Cultural Club of Milwaukee

Eligibility: 1) Junior, senior, or graduate student status. 2)Of Polish ancestry; have studied Polish language, history, society, or culture; OR significantly engaged in Polish culture. 3) Preference for a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

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

Deadline: January 8, 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

Wisconsin Association of Housing Authorities (WAHA)

Eligibility: 1)Participant/household member of subsidized housing. 2) Attending school at least half-time (6 credits per semester). 3) Cumulative GPA of at least 2.75.

How to Apply: Review requirements and complete an application.

Deadline: January 8, 2018

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Foundation Scholarship

Eligibility: Must have completed at least one-half of your degree or graduation requirements in a broadcast or broadcast-related course of study. Must be attending a Higher Education Institution in Wisconsin. Must be planning a career in radio or television broadcasting. Previous WBA scholarship winners are not eligible.

How to Apply: Review requirements and complete an application

Deadline: October 13, 2017 (4:00pm)

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 Garden Club Federation Scholarships

Eligibility: Juniors, seniors, or postgraduate students having a scholastic record of not less than a 3.0 GPA who are Wisconsin residents and pursuing the study of horticulture, landscaping, environmental sciences, conservation, forestry, or similar fields of study.

How to Apply: Review the requirements and complete an application

Deadline: January 20, 2018

Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association

Eligibility: Open to students enrolled in a Wisconsin-based institution who have an interest in outdoor recreational communication.

How to Apply: Visit Review the requirements and download an application.

Deadline:January 17, 2018