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    Top 58 Wisconsin Scholarships in June 2024

    Written by Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman

    Gabriel Jimenez-Ekman is a content editor and writer at Scholarships360. He has managed communications and written content for a diverse array of organizations, including a farmer’s market, a concert venue, a student farm, an environmental NGO, and a PR agency. Gabriel graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in sociology.

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    Updated: June 4th, 2024

    Wisconsin is famous for its unique geology, its farmlands, and, of course, its cheese. The Badger State is home to several renowned colleges including UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, and Lawrence University.

    To make Wisconsin your home for four or more years of college, be sure to apply for Wisconsin scholarships! Whether you are an in-state resident or considering colleges in Wisconsin as an out-of-state student, you’ll find many vetted opportunities on our list. Let’s get into it!

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    The Scholarships360 Research Team reviews all scholarships individually and strives to exclude any scholarship where any of the below applies:

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    Wisconsin Grant – Private Non-Profit

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Are you a Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at a non-profit, independent college or university based in…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at a non-profit, independent college or university based in…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at a non-profit, independent college or university based in Wisconsin? If so, you may be eligible for the Wisconsin Grant - Private Non-Profit! Each year, the grant awards at least $250 each to multiple Wisconsin residents who are enrolled at least half-time in non-profit, independent colleges or universities located in Wisconsin. To be considered for the scholarship, interested students must submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Wisconsin Grant – UW, Tech, and Tribal

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $3,150
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Are you an undergraduate, Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at a University of Wisconsin campus, a Wisconsin Technical College,…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate, Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at a University of Wisconsin campus, a Wisconsin Technical College,…Show More

    Are you an undergraduate, Wisconsin resident enrolled at least half-time in degree or certificate programs at a University of Wisconsin campus, a Wisconsin Technical College, or a Wisconsin Tribal institution? If so, you may be eligible for the Wisconsin Grant for UW, Tech, and Tribal students! Each year, the scholarship awards between $250 and $3,150 to multiple eligible students who are enrolled at least half-time and submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $3,150
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Scholarships360

    Exclusive

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high…Show More

    The Scholarships360 $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship is open to all students who want some extra help paying for their education. Whether you are a high school student who hopes to go to college, a graduate student who’s in a master’s program, or an adult learner who wants to return to school, you are eligible for our no essay scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to students who get the most out of Scholarships360 scholarships and content. You will be a strong applicant if you apply to scholarships with the Scholarships360 platform. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed about their process for funding their education.Show Less

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    $2,000 Sallie Mae Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Sallie Mae

    Easy Application

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for…

    Sallie Mae will award $2,000 each month to eligible entrants. No essay or account sign-ups, just a simple scholarship for those seeking help paying for school.

    1 award worth $2,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Upperclassmen, College & Graduate Students
    Apply

    WLA Library Education Scholarship

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    1 award worth $1,400
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    The WLA Library Education Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. This scholarship aims to provide support to…Show More

    The WLA Library Education Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. This scholarship aims to provide support to…Show More

    The WLA Library Education Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. This scholarship aims to provide support to those admitted to a master's degree program in library and information science or library media at a Wisconsin school. Whether you're a part-time or full-time student, as long as you're a current or permanent Wisconsin resident, you're eligible to apply. Don't miss out on this chance to further your education and advance your career in the field of librarianship! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    1 award worth $1,400
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $40,000 Build a College List Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application
    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior

    Offered by The College Board

    Easy Application

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Create a college list with six schools you're considering - no minimum GPA or essay required!

    Multiple awards worth up to $40,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level High School Junior
    Apply

    WLA Sally Davis Scholarship

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    1 award worth $1,200
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    The WLA Sally Davis Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to support librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be a current or permanent…Show More

    The WLA Sally Davis Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to support librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be a current or permanent…Show More

    The WLA Sally Davis Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to support librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be a current or permanent resident of Wisconsin and have been admitted to a master's degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Library and Information Studies for the upcoming academic year. Whether you're a part-time or full-time student, this scholarship is a great way to further your education and contribute to the field of librarianship. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,200
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    $10,000 CollegeXpress Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by CollegeXpress

    Easy Application

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    Annual $10k scholarship from CollegeXpress open to all high school freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline May 1, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply

    WLA Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    1 award worth $1,600
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Library Association

    The WLA Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be…Show More

    The WLA Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be…Show More

    The WLA Vida Cummins Stanton Scholarship is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to pursue a career in librarianship. To be eligible, applicants must be admitted to the master's degree program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies for the upcoming academic year. This scholarship is specifically geared towards those interested in school library media or youth services, and is open to current or permanent Wisconsin residents. Don't miss out on this chance to support your future in librarianship!Show Less

    1 award worth $1,600
    Deadline Jun 15, 2024
    Grade Level Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant

    Offered by Marquette University

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $1,100
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students

    Offered by Marquette University

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and current post-secondary student at Marquette University who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and/or certified as…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and current post-secondary student at Marquette University who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and/or certified as…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and current post-secondary student at Marquette University who is an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe and/or certified as having one-fourth Native-American ancestry? If so, you may be eligible for the Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant! Each year, the grant awards between $250 and $1,100 to multiple Native American post-secondary students from Wisconsin who are enrolled at least half-time. To be considered, applicants must also demonstrate financial need and submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). If you're an eligible Marquette University student with Native American heritage, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $1,100
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College & Graduate Students
    Get Started

    Niche $10,000 “No Essay” Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Niche

    Easy Application

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    Easy scholarship open to all high school and college students, as well as anyone looking to attend college or graduate school in the next year!

    1 award worth $10,000
    Deadline Jul 31, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If…Show More

    Are you a Wisconsin resident and minority undergraduate student who is currently attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College? If so, you may be eligible for the Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant! Each year, the grant awards between $250 and $2,500 to multiple eligible students who submit their FAFSA and are nominated by the Financial Aid Office. For the purposes of the grant, a minority student is defined as a student who is either an African American; American Indian; Hispanic; or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975. Applicants must also have completed at least their first year of college to be eligible. If you fit these criteria and are attending a Wisconsin Technical College, Independent College or University, or Tribal College, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $2,500
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    Talent Incentive Program Scholarships

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth $600 - $1,800
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Freshman

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin residents who are currenly in their first…Show More

    The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin residents who are currenly in their first…Show More

    The Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant provides grant assistance to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin residents who are currenly in their first year of studies at colleges and universities in the State of Wisconsin. To apply for the Grant, which awards between $600 and $1,800 to select recipients, students must be nominated by the school financial aid offices or by counselors of the Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Programs (WEOP). To continue to receive the TIP Grant and receive at least $250 in subsequent years, recipients must continue to show financial need. If you're a first-time freshman and Wisconsin resident attending an in-state college or university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $600 - $1,800
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Freshman
    Get Started

    $25k “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels

    Offered by Bold.org

    Easy Application

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    Open to high school students, college students, community college students, and graduate students.

    1 award worth $25,000
    Deadline Jul 1, 2024
    Grade Level All Grade Levels
    Apply

    Wisconsin Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $1,800
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board

    The Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions,…Show More

    The Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions,…Show More

    The Hearing/Visually Impaired Student Grant Program was established to provide funding for undergraduate Wisconsin residents, enrolled at in-state or eligible out-of-state public or independent institutions, who show financial need and have a severe or profound hearing or visual impairment. To be considered for the Grant, which awards between $250 and $1,800 to multiple eligible recipients, students must submit their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and be enrolled at least half-time. If you're an undergraduate Wisconsin resident with a hearing or visual impairment, and you're attending an eligible university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $250 - $1,800
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    Ladish Co. Foundation Scholarships

    Offered by ASM Materials Education Foundation

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Feb 28, 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors

    Offered by ASM Materials Education Foundation

    Are you a member of ASM International or a Material Advantage student member from Wisconsin who is majoring in metallurgy or materials science engineering at…Show More

    Are you a member of ASM International or a Material Advantage student member from Wisconsin who is majoring in metallurgy or materials science engineering at…Show More

    Are you a member of ASM International or a Material Advantage student member from Wisconsin who is majoring in metallurgy or materials science engineering at an in-state university? Further, have you finished at least one year of college? If so, the Ladish Co. Foundation Scholarships! Each year, the scholarship awards $2,500 to two (2) ASM or Material Advantage student members who are Wisconsin residents beyond their first year of college and pursuing studies in metallurgy or materials science engineering at a college or university in Wisconsin. To apply, interested students must submit a personal statement, transcript, and two letters of recommendation. If you’re an ASM or Material Advantage student member from Wisconsin pursuing a metallurgy or materials science engineering degree at an in-state university, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    2 awards worth $2,500
    Deadline Feb 28, 2025
    Grade Level College Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors
    Get Started

    $1,000 Appily Easy College Money Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application
    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen

    Offered by Appily

    Easy Application

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be…Show More

    This easy scholarship from Appily is open to U.S. high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, 2027) and college transfer students. One scholarship will be awarded each month.Show Less

    Monthly awards worth $1,000
    Deadline Jun 30, 2024
    Grade Level HS Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors, College Underclassmen
    Apply

    Rick Jowett Fellowship

    Offered by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students

    Offered by Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation

    The Rick Jowett Fellowship was established by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation to support educational opportunities for photographers and videographers who work in media in…Show More

    The Rick Jowett Fellowship was established by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation to support educational opportunities for photographers and videographers who work in media in…Show More

    The Rick Jowett Fellowship was established by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation to support educational opportunities for photographers and videographers who work in media in Wisconsin. Recipients of the fellowship can use the grant for professional development in the areas of photography and videography. Applicants must specify how the funds will be used. Potential uses include but are not limited to courses offered by the National Press Photographers Association, the Poynter Institute, or any accredited college or university. Keep on reading to learn more!Show Less

    Multiple awards worth Varies
    Expected deadline June 2025
    Grade Level College Students
    Get Started

    ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship

    Offered by ISL Education Lending

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior

    Offered by ISL Education Lending

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will…Show More

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will…Show More

    The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship awards ten $1,000 college scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who will attend an eligible U.S. college in the Fall following their high school graduation. To be eligible, applicants must be legal United States residents and be set to attend college in the U.S., physically or virtually, following their high school graduation. There are no income, grade point average, or class rank requirements. If you're a college-bound high school senior residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.Show Less

    Multiple awards worth $1,000
    Expected deadline April 2025
    Grade Level High School Senior
    Get Started

    $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application
    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors

    Offered by Christian Connector

    Easy Application

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian…

    Students applying to the $5,000 Christian Connector Scholarship must be current high school students (Class of 2025, 2026, or 2027) interested in attending a Christian university or college.

    1 award worth $5,000
    Deadline May 31, 2025
    Grade Level High School Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors
    Apply
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    How to win Wisconsin scholarships

    Wisconsin is home to natural beauty as it borders two of the Great Lakes. The “Badger State” is famous for cheese production and being the stomping grounds of the Green Bay Packers. Therefore, it is understandable that you are curious about winning Wisconsin scholarships in order to live and study in this beautiful state with so much to offer. 

    Winning Wisconsin scholarships can be a reality if you highlight your interests while simultaneously emphasizing the unique aspects of Wisconsin that make it such a great state to live in. This can be done by applying for Wisconsin scholarships that are niche to your particular interests. 

    For example, perhaps you enjoy cooking using fresh dairy products from a local Wisconsin farm which led you down a path towards culinary school. Or maybe hiking and swimming around Lake Michigan spurred an interest in becoming a park ranger. Whatever your personal interests, connect it back to your life as a Wisconsinite (or hopeful future Wisconsinite) in order to help you stand out in the applicant pool! Highlighting Wisconsin as the perfect place to continue your education is the best thing you can do in order to win Wisconsin scholarships. 

    Writing resources for writing Wisconsin scholarship essays

    Wisconsin scholarships may have you write an essay about yourself. These scholarship essays can vary in length from 250 words up to 500 words. Therefore, make a point to read over our Scholarships360 ultimate guide to finding and winning scholarships to ensure you are well prepared to not only reply to these Wisconsin scholarships but also win them! Additionally, check out our guides on how to start a scholarship essay and how to end a scholarship essay to ensure your Wisconsin scholarship application is flawless. 

    Wisconsin student debt snapshot

    According to the Department of Education, in total, Wisconsin residents owe $23.2 billion in federal student loan debt. Student borrowers owe an average of $31,894 each (those numbers do not include private loans). Around 57.7% of loan borrowers are under the age of 35. As you are starting your higher education journey, remember that scholarships allow students to take fewer loans. Make sure that you apply to as many scholarships as you qualify for!

    Keep on reading to learn more about top scholarships in Wisconsin, as well as merit scholarships from colleges in Wisconsin!

    Merit scholarships at Wisconsin colleges and universities

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen to almost every department for students based on academic information and extracurricular activities
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen students who have a competitive ACT/SAT score, GPA and high school course rigor
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: February 1

    Marquette University

    • Eligibility: First time undergraduate students are automatically eligible
    • Amount: Varies
    • Deadline: Admission to Marquette University

    Lawrence University

    • Eligibility: First time undergraduate students with strong academic performance, strong curriculum, class rank, essay and standardized test results 
    • Amount: Up to $5,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Lawrence University 

    Concordia University Wisconsin

    • Eligibility: Incoming students with a 2.75+ GPA 
    • Amount: $10,000 up to $15,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Concordia University Wisconsin 

    Beloit College

    • Eligibility: Incoming freshmen with strong academic achievement, talent, leadership, community engagement and service 
    • Amount: $24,000 up to $40,000
    • Deadline: Admission to Beloit College

    St. Norbert College

    • Eligibility: First year students who demonstrate high academic achievement
    • Amount: $10,000 up to $27,000
    • Deadline: Admission to St. Norbert College

    Consider in-state tuition and tuition reciprocity

    In-state tuition allows residents of a state to receive cheaper tuition for a college or university in their state. Additionally, many universities and colleges reserve scholarships and financial aid for in-state students, which helps reduce the cost of attending college for those who live there.

    Here are a few well-known Wisconsin universities and their in-state vs out-of-state tuition costs:
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    • In-state tuition: $11,216
    • Out-of-state tuition: $40,612

    University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

    • In-state tuition: $9,773
    • Out-of-state tuition: $18,813

    How do you get in-state tuition? 

    Receiving in-state tuition in Wisconsin can help cut the cost of tuition by more than half. In order to qualify as a Wisconsin resident for tuition purposes, you must qualify as a bona fide resident of Wisconsin for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the beginning of the semester. However, it is important to note that if you come to Wisconsin primarily for educational purposes you generally do not qualify as Wisconsin residents for tuition purposes even after living in Wisconsin for a year or more. Be sure to double check with your intended Wisconsin college to learn about their specific requirements for residency. 

    Does Wisconsin offer tuition reciprocity

    Yes, Wisconsin has a tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota. This agreement allows Wisconsin residents to attend Minnesota public universities at in-state tuition rates. 

    Additional Wisconsin resources

    FAFSA Guide

    On October 1st of every year, the FAFSA opens nationwide. Students in Wisconsin should apply for the FAFSA as soon as possible after it opens!

    Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction 

    A valuable resource that lists Wisconsin scholarships and grants as well as some helpful websites for students. Be sure to check this website out! 

    Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB)

    The HEAB is a state agency that oversees the state’s financial aid system for Wisconsin residents attending colleges and universities in Wisconsin. Therefore, the HEAB website is chock full of great information regarding grants, scholarships, loans and tuition reciprocity.

    Frequently asked questions about Wisconsin scholarships

    How do I know if a scholarship is legitimate?

    Some typical warning signs of an illegitimate scholarship are application fees, outdated websites and requests for irrelevant personal information. It’s very important to determine if a scholarship is legitimate before applying for it. Applying to illegitimate scholarships could waste your time and potentially steal your personal information and/or money.

    Do I need to be a Wisconsin resident to receive Wisconsin scholarships?

    Not necessarily! Many Wisconsin scholarships require applicants to be residents; however, there are also many scholarships that are open to non-Wisconsin residents. Ultimately, make sure you are researching scholarships that you fit the eligibility criteria for!

    What type of scholarships does Wisconsin offer?

    Wisconsin offers a lot of different types of scholarships both for Wisconsin residents and out-of-state students. These opportunities may include need-based scholarships, merit-based scholarships, and scholarships specific to a certain demographic.

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