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?
Business Forum Scholarship Program for Women Jan 28 2019 yes
Point Foundation Scholarship Jan 28 2019 no
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship Jan 29 2019 no
Point Foundation Scholarship Jan 29 2019 no
SARA Investment Real Estate Scholarship Jan 31 2019 no
National MS Society Scholarships Jan 31 2019 yes
AFT Robert G. Porters Scholars Program 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
Flavorful Futures Feb 14 2019 yes
Educators Credit Union Scholarships Feb 15 2019 no
National Co-op Scholarship Feb 15 2019 no
Global Navigator Scholarship Feb 15 2019 yes
Women in Focus Feb 15 2019 no
Labor History Essay Contest Feb 15 2019 no
WI Labor History Society 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
Young Women in Public Affairs Award Mar 1 2019 no
Madison Metro Chapter of the Links Mar 1 2019 no
The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults Mar 1 2019 no
Madison Kiwanis David Dickson 4-H Leadership Scholarship Mar 4 2019 no
SAE Engineering Scholarships Mar 15 2019 no
Tzu Chi Scholarship Mar 16 2019 no
Horatio Alger Targeted Scholarships Mar 16 2019 yes
Compeer Financial Scholarships Mar 16 2019 no
The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation Scholarship Program Mar 16 2019 no
Delores Penma Scholarship Mar 16 2019 no
Lois Crowe Scholarship Mar 16 2019 no
Fitchburg Optimist Club Scholarship Mar 30 2019 no
Idea Scholarship Mar 31 2019 no
Friends of UnityPoint Health - Meriter High School Scholarship Mar 31 2019 no
UW Credit Union Community Values Scholarship Mar 31 2019 no
Foster Care to Success Sponsored Scholarships Mar 31 2019 no
Young American Creative Patriotic Art Contest Mar 31 2019 no
SFM Foundation scholarship Mar 31 2019 no
Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund Apr 1 2019 no