Phoenix Scholar Award

Affording college is important to you. And to us. That's why we are so excited to be able to offer a program that provides merit-based awards to non-resident undergraduate students, international students, and non-resident graduate students. For those who qualify for these awards, this benefit is intended to honor your strong academic performance, something we truly value at UW-Green Bay.


What is a Phoenix Scholar Award?

The Phoenix Scholar Awards provide a discounted tuition rate to non-resident undergraduate students who meet the academic criteria described below. This is not “financial aid” nor is it a “scholarship” in the traditional sense. Instead, it is a lower tuition rate offered to qualifying undergraduate students.

How do I qualify?

UW-Green Bay has set criteria for the levels of Phoenix Scholar Awards available to non-resident students based on their past academic performance, specifically test scores and grade point average. All students must also be enrolled full-time to receive a Phoenix Scholar Award. Please note, this award does not apply for Wisconsin and Minnesota residents, because the tuition rate for residents of these states is already discounted.
 

Phoenix Scholar Award Criteria

Review the chart and criteria below to see what the awards mean for students.

Award Discount Amount Your New Tuition Cost
International Gold Award $5,000 $10,728
International Silver Award $3,000 $12,728
  
For Freshman Students
Gold Award
Students must meet one of the following criteria:
  • 3.26 - 4.00 high school GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale
  • 2.75-3.25 high school GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale and substantial extracurricular involvement.
 
Silver Award
Students must meet the following criteria:
  • 2.75-3.25 high school GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale
For Transfer Students
Gold Award
Students must have at least 15 transferable college credits and meet one of the following criteria:
  • 3.26-4.00 GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale
  • 2.75-3.25 high school GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale and substantial extracurricular involvement.
 
Silver Award
Students must meet all of the following criteria:
  • At least 15 transferable college credits
  • 2.75-3.25 GPA on 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale
Are you an international student who has graduated from a Wisconsin high school?

You could be eligible for the Green Award, which fully discounts tuition to the in-state cost of $7,878. Review the criteria below.

Freshman Students - Green Award
Graduated from a Wisconsin high school and meet one of the following criteria:
  • ACT ≥ 26 - 36
  • SAT>1230[1]
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.51 – 4.00 on a 4.00 scale

[1] SAT scores graded prior to March, 2016 for scholarship will use a score higher than 1160 for gold award and between 1050- 1160 for silver award.
Transfer Students - Green Award
Students must meet all following criteria:
  • Graduated from a Wisconsin high school
  • At least 15 transferable college credits
  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 3.5 - 4.0 on a 4.00 scale

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What Do I Need To Do?

There is no separate application for Phoenix Scholar Awards.

Phoenix Scholar Awards are automatically applied to qualified non-resident students. However, if a student's residency status or academic performance changes, their eligibility for the Phoenix Scholar Awards may change as well.

Awards will be based on students' GPA or test score at the time of admission. Phoenix Scholar Awards are applied to your tuition until you complete your undergraduate degree or attempt 150 credits. Students must continue to attend full-time and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Program Eligibility

Full time, continuous enrollment (12 credits or more) each fall and spring semesters. The award will be equally divided between the two semesters. (Summer enrollment is optional, and the award amount will be prorated.)

Status as a non-resident or Midwest Student Exchange Program student for tuition purposes.

You can receive this award up to the earning of your first bachelor's degree, or attempting a maximum of 150 credits (including test and transfer), whichever occurs first.

To remain compliant with NCAA rules and regulations, the offer of this award to any student-athlete is subject to Athletic Department approval.

For Re-entry Students

A re-assessment of Phoenix Scholar Award eligibility will take place for students who re-apply for admission to UW-Green Bay after not enrolling for one semester or more.

If a student has completed fewer than 15 college credits at the time of the admission decision, we will use the new freshman criteria to determine the award eligibility. If a student has completed 15 or more credits at the time of the admission decision, we will use the transfer criteria to determine the award eligibility.