Scholarships are an excellent way to offset the cost of your postsecondary education. There are numerous scholarships available to students of all academic standing. Some scholarships are awarded based on merit (grades, test scores, etc. ), others on skills or abilities (athletics, musical talents, etc.). Scholarships can be found based on your intended major or career interest (Engineering, Culinary Arts, etc.) or even by your ethnic background. There are scholarships available for ALL students.

Below are several places to start when searching for scholarships. We recommend starting with the MMSD Highlighted Scholarships and the scholarship site of your intended postsecondary institution (see WI school links below).

If you are a senior do not forget to complete your Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1. This may qualify you for FREE money and/or work study. Most colleges and universities will require you to complete the FAFSA.

Note: Scholarships are sorted by the month or time of year when the APPLICATIONS ARE DUE. 

Scholarship Name Deadline SSN Required?
The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Jan 16 2018 no
GEAR UP Scholarship Jul 25 2018 yes
U.S. Department of State Study Abroad Program Jul 25 2018 yes
Toptal STEM Scholarship Jul 25 2018 yes
United Negro College Fund Jul 27 2018 no
Redfin Scholarship Jul 31 2018 yes
Niche $2,000 "No Essay" Scholarship Jul 31 2018 no
Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship Aug 10 2018 yes
Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin Scholarships Aug 15 2018 yes
Varsity Tutors College Scholarship Competition Aug 15 2018 yes
AES Engineering Scholarships Oct 6 2018 no
Wendy's High School Heisman Scholarship Oct 17 2018 no
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Oct 31 2018 no
Patriot's Pen Scholarship Oct 31 2018 no
Xello & Method Test Prep High School Scholarship Nov 1 2018 no
Cooke College Scholarship Program Nov 20 2018 no
The Science Ambassador Scholarship Dec 1 2018 no
Buy-Rite's Annual Beauty School Scholarship Dec 4 2018 no
AXA Achievement Scholarship Dec 14 2018 yes
AFS Project: Change Scholarship Dec 18 2018 yes
CHCI Dec 31 2018 yes
College Dec 31 2018 yes
Scholarship America Dec 31 2018 yes
Wisconsin Financial Aid Dec 31 2018 yes
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Jan 29 2019 no
Point Foundation Scholarship Jan 29 2019 no
National MS Society Scholarships Jan 31 2019 yes
AFT Robert G. Porters Scholars Program Jan 31 2019 no
SARA Investment Real Estate Scholarship Jan 31 2019 no
Madison Kiwanis Henry Ahlgren Humanitarian Scholarship Feb 1 2019 no
WEAC Scholarships Feb 1 2019 no
Jackie Robinson Scholarship Feb 1 2019 yes
Elks Lodge Legacy Award Feb 2 2019 no
Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarship Feb 5 2019 yes
HACER Scholarship Feb 5 2019 no
The Business Form Foundation Feb 5 2019 no
Americanism Programs and Scholarships Feb 9 2019 yes
Hy-vee Scholarship Feb 10 2019 no
Students of Integrity Scholarships Feb 14 2019 no
Davidson Fellows Scholarship Feb 14 2019 yes
National Co-op Scholarship Feb 15 2019 no
Global Navigator Scholarship Feb 15 2019 yes
WI Labor History Society Feb 15 2019 no
Educators Credit Union Scholarships Feb 15 2019 no
GSAFE Youth Scholarship Feb 19 2019 no
Joseph Creek Premium Outlet Scholarships Feb 20 2019 no
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Feb 23 2019 no
P.L.A.Y Scholars Helping Scholars Scholarship Feb 28 2019 no
Joseph Stavri MLS/CLS/MT $4,000 Scholarship Award Mar 1 2019 no
Schneider Emanuel Scholarships Mar 1 2019 no