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Private Scholarships

The University is regularly notified of scholarships local, regional and national organizations offer. Although it is not exhaustive, we maintain a listing of opportunities for Wisconsin residents or students attending schools within the state. The other resources on this page are a helpful starting point for students who would like to conduct a broader search. Students must report outside aid, including scholarships and veteran benefits.

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Other Resources

Use caution when researching potential scholarships outside of UW-Green Bay. If you're asked for payment or bank account information to access scholarships, it's most likely a scam. Because these scholarships are from outside organizations, we can't guarantee the accuracy of the information, nor are we responsible for the content in any of these outside sites or sources of information. Keep in mind: no site can guarantee a scholarship, regardless of the amount of money paid to them.

National Search Engines

  • College Board's FUND FINDER: lists scholarships and other types of financial aid programs from 3,300 national, state, public and private sources. The database is updated annually.
  • includes general scholarship information, tips, and a scholarship search by degree type, major field, eligibility requirements, and Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola and Ford Motor Company.
  • Department of Education Scholarship Information: an office of the U.S. Department of Education. Has a wealth of knowledge regarding types of scholarships available, how and when to apply and how a scholarship might affect other student aid.
  • FastWeb: the nation's recognized leader in helping students make the decisions that shape their lives: choosing a college, paying for college and finding jobs during and after college.
  • Scholarship America: a non-profit organization that partners with Scholarship Management Services to offer a one-stop shop search option for scholarships.
  • one of the Internet's most respected and trusted sources of scholarship information for undergraduate and graduate students.

Regional Community Foundations

  • Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, Inc.: various scholarships for students who reside in Wisconsin or Fox Valley.
  • Door County Scholarship Network: the most comprehensive source for local scholarship information for students from Door County. Students of all ages can use this website to search for scholarships that match their background and educational plans.
  • Greater Green Bay Community Foundation: the community's connection to many scholarship options for local students. Each scholarship has unique eligibility requirements, from the high school you attend to your intended major in college and more.
  • Luxemburg-Casco Scholarships, Inc.: a local volunteer organization designed to assist Luxemburg-Casco students complete post-secondary education.
  • CollegeReadyWI: a local non-profit scholarship program funded by local donations for Brown and Door County high school seniors. Academics, extracurricular activities and leadership potential are all considered along with financial need (based off of FAFSA). The Student Aid Report (SAR) must be submitted with the completed application and required documents.
  • Shawano Dollars for Scholars: has opportunities for high school students and returning adult students who live within the boundaries of the Shawano School District as well as continuing college students who graduated from Shawano High School.

Resources for Specific Student Populations

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society: helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities.
  • Cobell Scholarship: established as a result of the Cobell v. Salazar settlement, the Cobell Scholarship is both a need-based and merit-based award for degree-seeking, full-time Native American student.
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund: various scholarships for Hispanic college students, community college transfer students and high school students.
  • U.S. Hispanic Leadership Institute: a national nonprofit organization that works to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, leadership development, unity and civic participation. They award a number of scholarships and maintain a listing of other funding opportunities.
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU): the only national association representing more than 500 existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Scholarships funds can help students cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, and other expenses (varies by scholarship).


Navigating scholarships can be difficult, but it’s well worth it. If you need any help, let us be your guide.

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