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Private Scholarships

The University is notified regularly of scholarships offered by local, regional, and national organizations. 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 July 5, 2016.

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

Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship

Eligibility: 1) Incoming freshman planning to attend a Wisconsin college or university during the 2017-2018 school year 2) Minimum 3.00 GPA

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

Deadline: January 31, 2017

The Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc.

Eligibility: 1) Applicants must be at least 21 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

SFM Foundation Scholarships

Eligibility: 1) Available to students who have had a parent become injured or killed in the course of working for a Minnesota or Wisconsin employer.

How to Apply: All information regarding requirements can be found on the website

Deadline: March 31, Each Year

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

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 Broadcasters Association Foundation Student Scholarship Program

Eligibility: Students must be attending a Higher Educational Institution in Wisconsin that has been designated as eligible by the WBA Foundation Board. Students who have completed at least one-half of their degree or graduation requirements in a broadcast or broadcast-related course of study are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a Wisconsin connection in that they must have either graduated from a Wisconsin high school or currently attending a college or university in Wisconsin. Applicants must be planning a career in radio or television broadcasting. Previous WBA scholarship winners are not eligible.

How to Apply: Complete the WBA Foundation Scholarship Application form. All applicants must also submit a current copy of OFFICIAL transcript of college/university grades, two brief letters of recommendation supporting the application, and an original essay written by the applicant forecasting what the broadcasting industry will be like in 5 years, and how the applicant believes he or she will contribute to radio or television during that time; the essay may not be handwritten and should not exceed three pages in length.

Deadline: Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 4pm. Send Application to: Linda Baun, WBA Foundation, 44 East Mifflin St, Suite 900, Madison, WI 53703