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

Applications due: JANUARY

Skin Care Ox scholarship 'The Beauty + Wellness Scholarship for Women': $4,000/year in college scholarships to support the health of college women. 

Each quarter they award $1,000 + a care package filled with healthy organic goodies to young women who are striving to maintain their health and wellness as they pursue their higher education goals. 
Summary of eligibility requirements:
    • Award: $1,000
    • Quarterly Deadlines: January 1, March 31st, June 30th, and September 30th every year
    • Eligibility:
        + Must be a graduating high school senior, current college undergraduate, or current graduate student at a 4-year, 2-year, vocational, or technical school in the United States.
        + Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
        + Must identify as female.
        + We welcome all majors and GPAs to apply!
Learn more at

The Foundation of WATDA awards 70 to 90 scholarships per year to students attending Wisconsin Technical Colleges for:
*      Automotive

*      Diesel

*      Auto Collision and

*      Motorcycle technician programs

Tuition amounts vary and can be up to full tuition.  Average tuition awards are $3,000 ($750 per semester for four semesters).  Snap-on Tool sets may be awarded independently or in conjunction with tuition awards and have a retail value of $3,810.  Students that are not already working in the automotive industry can receive employment assistance.  The goal is to have all students working part-time while attending school to get on-the-job training and mentoring to enhance their education experience and graduate with a full-time job!

High School Seniors and current technical college students that are in their first year of a two year program are encouraged to apply. Go to and click on the “apply Online” button. Supporting documentation will still need to be sent in by e-mail, fax or mail. See “full scholarship application information” on our website for application requirements. New this year:   The instructor/employer scholarship evaluation form is a confidential on-line form!  Just click the button under the scholarship application button and submit your evaluation. Deadline: January 16, 2018

The National MS Society’s scholarship program helps highly qualified students who have been diagnosed with MS or who have a parent with MS achieve their dreams of going to college. Deadline: Mid-January SSN Required? Yes

AFS Project: Change - win a full scholarship to go abroad and make an impact.  Open to all high school students.  Deadline:  Mid-January SSN Required? Yes

SAE Engineering Scholarship is intended for students interested in majoring in Engineering.  Multiple scholarships available.  Deadline:  Mid-January SSN Required? No

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The Foundation of the WI Auto & Truck Dealer Association awards students who are pursuing a career in the auto and truck industry.  Eligible programs include Automotive, Diesel, Auto Collision and Motorcycle.  Deadline: Mid-January SSN Required? No

point foundation logoPoint Foundation (Point) is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Deadline:  Mid-January SSN Required: No

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The Edward Simeth Award offered by the Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin is intended for students enrolling in a Machine Tool Operations Program or Tool & Die Program at any accredited Wisconsin technical college. 

Deadline: Mid-January for Fall Semester SSN Required? Yes

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Sara Investment Real Estate Internship - Scholarship Award is open to students who have successfully completed the Career Internship class, a school-year internship, and a 24 hr internship at Sara Investment Real Estate during the summer.  See Mr. Graham for details.  

Deadline: End of January 

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The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium provides scholarships to support outstanding undergraduate students pursuing aerospace, space science, or other interdisciplinary space-related studies or research. Application opens in January.

Deadline: End of January SSN Required? Yes

Madison Kiwanis Henry Ahlgren Humanitarian Scholarship - Intended for students w/ strong school, community, and city service as well as active in extracurricular activities.  Deadline:  End of January 

WEAC Scholarship are aimed at students whose parent(s) are active WEAC member, an active retired member, or a parent who died while holding a WEAC membership.  Deadline:  End of January SSN Required? No

ciee logoGlobal Navigator Scholarship makes it easier for you to spend your summer exploring a different culture and learning something new in one of 22 destinations around the world. 10-100% of tuition covered! Deadline:  End of January SSN Required? Yes

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes a young person in grades 5-12 with entrepreneurial spirit who has successfully applied business knowledge. Deadline: End of January SSN Required? No   

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Hammett, Bellin & Oswald are offering a scholarship for students considering a Law Degree and/or passionate about social justice. Deadline: End of January SSN Required? No

Healthcare Leaders Scholarship LogoThe Healthcare Leaders Scholarship is offered to students entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to nursing or medicine. Students must be at least 17 years of age and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Deadline:  End of January SSN Required? No

Badgerland Financial This scholarship is for graduating seniors who are pursuing their interest and studies in an ag-related field at a short course, technical-trade school, or university. This scholarship is based on agricultural leadership, activities, references, and interest in pursuing a career in agriculture. Deadline: Mid-January 

Applications due: FEBRUARY

Henry Ahlgren Humanitarian Scholarship (Kiwanis West) - Deadline: February 1, 2018 

HACER Scholarship through McDonald's

Required qualifications:

  • Be a high school senior.
  • Be a legal U.S. resident.
  • Be younger than 21 years old.
  • Carry a minimum 2.7 GPA.
  • At least one parent of Hispanic heritage.
  • Be eligible to attend a two-or four-year college or university with a full-time course of study.
  • Must enroll and attend an accredited institution in the academic year after their selection. Verification is needed as scholarship funds are paid directly to the school. 

Deadline: February 5, 2018

WSTA - Wisconsin's Broadband Association - Please complete the ONLINE Scholarship Application 2018 [pdf format-please make sure you open with Adobe Acrobat to be able to complete online], print and submit to your local telephone manager with all the necessary forms. Deadline: February 6, 2018

Elks Lodge 2017 Legacy Award Child or grandchild of an Elks Lodge Member who exhibits the Elks Lodge values. (Madison Elks Lodge is number 410). Apply at At the bottom of the page (in the black highlighted area) click on Our Programs and then Scholarships. Deadline: Beginning of February

HyVee Scholarship applicants must be employees of HyVee and plan to enroll in college.  Deadline:  Beginning of February SSN Required? No

College Goal Wisconsin - FREE assistance for completing the FAFSA. Scholarship drawing on the day of the event.  Event date:  February

Davidson Fellows Scholarship The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Deadline: Early February 

The Business Forum Foundation awards scholarships to female applicants who plan to begin or continue their education in a 4-year, 2-year, adult-education extension curriculum, or technical or vocational program in Wisconsin pursuing higher edu in professional, business, or entrepreneurial career.  Deadline:  Middle of February  SSN Required? No

WI Labor History Society - All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. Write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions have been important to my family and my community because …” Deadline:  Mid-February SSN required? No 

Educators Credit Union Twenty-five current high school seniors will be selected to receive $2,000! Scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors based on their academic record, participation in school and community activities, and their demonstration of one or more of Educators Core Values. Deadline: Mid-February 

Madison Kiwanis David Dickson 4-H Leadership Scholarship - Intended for students demonstrating significant leadership in 4-H, their school and community. Deadline: End of February

National Co-op scholarship GPA of 3.5 or better; be enrolled at a National Commission Partner University: Clarkson University, Drexel University, Johnson and Wales, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, University of Cincinnati, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Toledo, Wentworth Institute of Technology. Deadline: Mid-February

GSAFE logoGSAFE Youth Scholarship

The recipients of the GSAFE Youth Scholarship will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting safe, respectful, and just schools for all, with an emphasis on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and issues (LGBT). This scholarship is open to all Wisconsin high school seniors, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. Deadline: Mid-February SSN Required? No

Jackie Robinson LogoJackie Robinson Scholarship

The Jackie Robinson Scholarship provides scholarships of up to $24,000/four years to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Application opens in November. Deadline: Mid-February SSN Required? Yes

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Open to graduating seniors from Dane County high schools and returning college students. Applicants must be students of color, minimum of 2.5 GPA Deadline: February 15th SSN Required? No

Women In Focus, Inc. Scholarship competition - for college-bound individuals who have demonstrated achievement in community services and academic ability. Deadline: February 15, 2018.  Scholarship winners will be notified in March of their awards.  The year, the minimum award will be $2,000.00.

Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y.) - Scholars Helping Collars Scholarship ($1,000): Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018

The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin

The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin offer a scholarship intended for students planning on attending college for insurance or a related field of studyDeadline: end of February SSN Required? No

Applications due: MARCH

JOSEPH STAVRI MLS/CLS/MT $4000 SCHOLARSHIP AWARD - This award will be made on the basis of scholastic accomplishments, extra-curricular activities, written communication skills and character. Deadline: March 1, 2018.

Johnson Creek Premium Outlet Scholarship A one-time $1500 award available to students from communities near the Johnson Creek Outlets. Deadline: March 1st. 

Better Business Bureau Students of Integrity The Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin awards scholarships to Wisconsin high school students who have demonstrated character, leadership, and ethical values. The scholarships will be awarded for post-high school education at any Wisconsin-based accredited college beginning in the fall of 2017, including community colleges/technical colleges. Deadline: March 1st

Schneider Emanuel Scholarships Open to seniors and currently enrolled college students with 3.0 GPA or higher. Deadline: March 1st

Zonta Young Women in Public Affairs The YWPA Program is a monetary award program that encourages young college bound women to participate in public and political life. Awards recognize student commitment to volunteerism, leadership achievements and dedication to empowering others in their community. Grade point average is not a consideration. Deadline: March 1st

National Foster Parent Assoc Youth Scholarship offers scholarships for foster youth, adopted youth, or biological youth of currently licensed foster parents, who wish to further their education beyond high school. Foster parents must also be members of NFPA.  Deadline:  Beginning of March

Ulman Cancer Fund LogoThe Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults is committed to helping young adults continue their education after being affected by cancer through their own diagnosis or the diagnosis of a loved one. Multiple scholarships listed. Deadline: Beginning of March

The James and Patricia Sood Scholarship was founded in honor of a special couple, both teachers. It is awarded to a young adult student who is pursuing a degree and career in education.  Deadline: Beginning of March

The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation Scholarship Program - Students interested in applying can visit and click on the respective scholarship they wish to apply for. Applicants will be redirected to a login page and must click on “New Applicant” to create an account. Students may save their progress and return to the application at any time. As a reminder, these scholarships are open to ALL Wisconsin residents, regardless of race or ethnicity. Deadline: March 16th, 2018 

The Delores Pemma Scholarship is a $5,000 award granted to students seeking to attend a technical school or college. Recipients receive $2,500/year for two years in addition to a $300 stipend. Deadline: Friday, March 16th, 2018

The Lois Crowe Scholarship is a $10,000 award granted to students seeking to attend a four-year college or university in Wisconsin. Recipients receive a $2,500/year for four years in addition to a $500 stipend. Deadline: Friday, March 16th, 2018

Tzu Chi USA Scholars LogoTzu Chi USA Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and current college students.  Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement.  Deadline:  Mid-March SSN Required? No

Horatio Alger Targeted Scholarship LogoHoratio Alger Targeted Scholarships offers several scholarship programs that either require an applicant to pursue a specific degree or attend a specific university. Deadline: Mid March SSN Required? Yes

Wisconsin Assoc. for College Admission Counseling Scholarship

The Wisconsin Assoc. for College Admission Counseling Scholarship is intended for first generation, low-income students who are pursuing higher education in Wisconsin. Deadline: end of March 

The Friends of Meriter scholarship

The Friends of Meriter scholarship is intended for graduating seniors interested in a health-related career. Deadline: March SSN Required? No

UW Credit Union LogoUW Credit Union Community Values Scholarship

The UW Credit Union Community Values Scholarship is intended for students who are committed to community service and have a genuine need for financial assistance. Application opens in JanuaryDeadline: Mid-March SSN Required? No

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The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is the nation’s largest provider of college financial aid for Latino students. Application opens in JanuaryDeadline: End of March SSN Required? Unclear, open to DACA and "Eligible non-citizens"

Foster Care to Successpartners with organizations, foundations, and individuals to deliver scholarships to foster youth across the country. Deadline: End of March SSN Required? No

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Creative Submit artwork with patriotic theme on paper or canvas. Watercolor, pencil, pastel, charcoal, tempera, crayon, acrylic, pen-and-ink, or oil may be used. Our VFW post is 8483 and the Ladies Auxiliary P.O.C. is Terri Cobb. Deadline: March 31st 

SFM Foundation Must be the natural, adopted, step-child or full dependent of a worker injured or killed in a work-related accident during the course and scope of employment with a Wisconsin or Minnesota-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the WI or MN Workers Compensation Act. Must be a WI or MN resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application. Must demonstrate financial need. Deadline: March 31st

100 Black Men of America, Inc. National Scholarship Program will provide scholarships from among the pool of national applicants. The award is open to graduating high school seniors and current college students enrolled full-time in an accredited post-secondary institution. Application opens in November. Deadline: March 31st.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Aids people active in movements for social and economic justice. These need-based scholarships are awarded to students who are able to do academic work at the college or university level or are enrolled in a trade or technical program and who are active in the progressive movement. Deadline: March 31st.

Applications due: APRIL

The Sarah Ducharme Scholarship's goal is to assist a student in furthering their post-secondary education in earning a technical degree or undergraduate degree in a medical field. Applicants must be a descendant of someone with the VFW or VFW Auxiliary Eligibility. Deadline: April 1, 2018

Wisconsin Restaurant Association The WRA Education Foundation awards over $39,000 in scholarships annually based on future plans in foodservice, academic records and recommendations. Winners are recognized at the annual Celebration of Excellence. Deadline: April 1st 

The Delta Sigma Theta Scholarship will be awarded to outstanding young African-American women and men who are striving towards higher education and demonstrate a commitment to public service and the betterment of their community. Application here. More information here.

Deadline: Beginning of April SSN Required? No

The Robert and Carroll Heideman scholarship (MAREA) is intended for seniors planning to become teachers. 

Deadline: Beginning of April    Description          Cover letter          Recommendation Form          Application Form

Unity Point Health Meriter Scholarship is open to high school seniors pursuing a career directly related to a health profession. Deadline: April 6

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship Preference is given to ethnic minority and/or underrepresented students. A U.S. citizen or permanent resident. A graduating senior from Madison and/or surrounding area High School with a recommended cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher. Deadline: April 7

Nuestro Mundo NMI’s scholarships are open to students of color entering or enrolled in college. The three Scholarships available 1) $1,000.00 and 2) $500.00 for one semester during the academic year. The Nuestro Mundo Inc. Scholarship recognizes outstanding high school students in their senior year who have shown commitment to the Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Program with previous involvement in volunteer/leadership or community activities. Nuestro Mundo Application here.

Lioness Health Care Scholarship Open to graduating seniors interested in pursuing a health care profession. Deadline: April 15

Fitchburg Optimist Club Scholarship Open to Fitchburg residents younger than 21 who are continuing their education. Deadline April 28

The Italian Workmen's Club Scholarship The IWC awards several scholars annually to graduating high school seniors from this area. The total amount given is $5000. To be eligible for these scholarships the student should be graduating from a Dane County high school and be of Italian descent.

Deadline: Mid-April SSN Required? No

AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program

The AFT Robert G. Porter Scholars Program program offers four, 4-year $8,000 post-secondary scholarships to students who are dependents of AFT members.

Deadline: Mid-April SSN Required? No

The Dane County Dairy scholarship is intended for students graduating with a diploma or GED and planning to enroll in a post-secondary school with an agriculture emphasis. 

Deadline: Mid-April SSN Required? No

Delta Sigma Theta is open to graduating seniors in Dane County.  Students do not need to be in the sorority to accept the scholarship.  Deadline: Mid-April SSN Required? No

The John Lyle Memorial Scholarship is intended for students with career goals in agriculture, family & consumer sciences or related field and/or current/previous FFA or 4-H experience. 

Deadline: End of April SSN Required? No

Shawn Carter Foundation - must be US citizen with 2.0 gpa or higher and meet one of the follow: High school senior, received GED, undergraduate college student pursing first undergraduate degree, or vocational school student. Application opens beginning of April.

Deadline: End of April

ShipDig LogoShipDig holds an essay contest and awards scholarships on an semi-annual basis. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Deadlines: End of September & End of April

Unity Grand Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star asks you to write about and experience in your life that has influenced you and the importance of your intended major on today's society. Deadline: End of April

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Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin Education Fund/Philip Arreola Scholarship awards outstanding achievement in the form of college scholarships to support the goals of Hispanic youth committed to academic excellence, extracurricular leadership and community service. Deadline: End of April SSN required? Yes

County Office Scholarship applicants are asked to write to the following prompt:  Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on our website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you.  Deadlines: End of September AND End of April SSN Required? Yes

Chewning Legal, LLC LogoChewning Legal, LLC is pleased to offer the Chewning Legal, LLC Scholarship. This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior in Wisconsin, who plans on attending a 4-year college or university and whose parent(s) are currently receiving Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.  Deadline:  End of April SSN Required? Yes

Ab Nicholas Foundation WI residents: Public and private high school students; Basketball program participants their senior year; Planning to attend a UW System School; Not participating in sports as the Division I, II or III level in college. The scholarship is based on need, academic achievement and character. Deadline: April 31st

Applications due: MAY

Patriot's Scholarship LogoMadison Veterans for Peace A $1,000 scholarship will be offered by the Clarence Kailin Chapter of Madison Veterans for Peace to a Madison high school senior who writes the best original essay on the peace topic “Why I Believe Violence is not the Solution. The scholarship is open to any senior student at a Madison public high school who will graduate this spring. Applicants must enroll at Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) beginning the fall semester 2017 to be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Deadline May 5th SSN Required? No


The Patriot's Scholarship is being given in honor of Daniel Johnson.  Write an essay to the following prompt:  "What patriotism means to me."  Deadline:  Beginning of May

The HHS/HRSA: National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program pays tuition, fees, other educational costs, and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least 2 years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community. 

Deadline: Beginning of May

The Madison Metropolitan Chapter of The Links, Inc. annually awards scholarships to college-bound African-American students. Deadline: Mid-May SSN Required? No

Polish Heritage Club Scholarship is offering one or more $1000 scholarship to a student pursuing postsecondary education.
Here are some basics about the scholarship. 
1-2 $1000 scholarships for postsecondary education
Target Areas (counties):  Dane, Rock, Sauk, Columbia, Lafayette, Iowa and Green

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Wisconsin Towns Association Federal Republic Essay competition on the prompt: A federal republic form of government: What is it? Why does it work? Do we still have one? Why are town governments critical to its success? Deadline: May 29

Stephen Bufton Memorial Education Fund National scholarships are awarded each year in the amounts of $5,000 to $10,000. All national scholarships have their requirements designated by the SBMEF Board of Trustees. The national scholarships are open to women meeting the requirements of each national scholarship listed below. Deadline May 15th

“B. Davis Scholarship” - The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 Deadline: May 22, 2018

The Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship is intended for high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college. See website for list of animation related fields.  Deadline: End of May SSN Required? No

The Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship is intended for high school seniors in the US pursuing a fashion-related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college.  Deadline: End of May SSN Required? No

L.U.C.E.S. logoLatinos United for College Education (L.U.C.E.S.) Scholarships aim at promoting and advocating for the higher educational advancement of Latinos through the provision of merit and need based scholarships.  Multiple scholarships available.  Deadline:  End of May SSN Required? No

The African Association of Madison (AAM), Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves as a forum to unite in purpose people of African descent and friends of Africa.  The Association provides services that promote and encourage the collective cultural, social, educational and economic welfare of its membership and engage in activities that contribute to the public education of the community.  Deadline:  End of May SSN Required? No



Kajsiab House Hmong Scholarship Fund  $700 scholarship open to graduating Hmong seniors planning to enroll in an accredited college or university. Deadline: May 30

Horatio Alger Career Technical Scholarships LogoHoratio Alger Career & Technical Scholarships are for students who plan to pursue career or technical training. Deadline: End of May SSN Required? Yes

The Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship is for all first-year college freshman who will be attending an accredited College/University during the 2018-2019 school year (current seniors). 

- Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend a Wisconsin college/university during the 2018-2019 school year.
- Proof of enrollment to an accredited college/university.
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

- The application deadline is May 31, 2018.
- LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered. 

Award Amount: $750
Apply online at

Applications due: JUNE

CG Trader Annual Scholarship Submit an essay on the topic "The future of technology in education" to compete for the top prize of $2000 Deadline: June 1

Latinos United for College Education Scholarships (LUCES) offers general and/or special scholarships to Latinos entering or enrolled in college. Scholarships are available ranging from $750 to $1,000 for one semester during the academic year. The LUCES Scholarship recognizes outstanding Latino high school students in their senior year, college students or adult returning students that have completed their GED/HSED who have shown previous involvement in volunteer/leadership or community activities. Deadline June 9th. SSN Required? No 

The NAEHCY LeTendre Scholarship provides scholarship assistance to students who are homeless or have experienced homelessness. 

Deadline: Mid-June SSN Required? No


The Edward Simeth Award offered by the Tool, Die & Machining Association of Wisconsin is intended for students enrolling in a Machine Tool Operations Program or Tool & Die Program at any accredited Wisconsin technical college. 

Deadline: Mid-June for Spring Semester SSN Required? Yes

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship Program To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1,000 words. Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals. Deadline: June 12

Applications due: JULY

CAM logoThe Caribbean Association of Madison (CAM) is a non-profit association that serves as a forum to bring together people of Caribbean descent and friends of the Caribbean in Wisconsin and neighboring communities. Eligible minority students strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: End of July

Applications due: AUGUST

ROTC logoIf you are interested in receiving and Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarship and commissioning into the Army Reserve, the Minuteman Scholarship provides you an excellent opportunity.  See the link for more details.  Deadline:  Mid-August

Applications due: SEPTEMBER

Scholarship Page LogoThe Wisconsin Council on Children and Families and Race to Equity are pleased to announce the availability of the “Race to Equity” scholarships.  Write an essay or create a video about the following prompt:  "What does racial equity mean to me?"  Deadline: Beginning of September

SSN required? No

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The QuestBridge National College Match helps outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges. Application opens in the summerDeadline: End of September SSN Required: varies

County Office Scholarship applicants are asked to write to the following prompt: Describe how one of the local government offices (or type of office) listed on our website has improved your own life and/or the lives of people around you. Deadlines: End of September AND End of May. SSN Required: Yes

Shipdig logoShipDig holds an essay contest and awards scholarships on an semi-annual basis. Students of all majors and intended majors are welcome to participate. Students who have previously applied but have not been awarded as finalists are urged to reapply. Deadlines: End of September & End of April

Applications due: OCTOBER

WENDY'S scholarship - "Recognizing and rewarding senior athletes who excel in the classroom, on the field, and in the community." Deadline: October 2nd.   

AES Engineering LogoAES Engineering Solutions invites you to write an essay to the following prompt to get in the running for a scholarship:  When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?  Deadline: Beginning of October SSN Required? No

WSCA High School Scholarship Program is open to ALL high school seniors planning to continue their education next year.  Deadline: End of October SSN required? No

scholars logoHoratio Alger State Scholarships are privately funded need-based scholarships. Deadline: End of October SSN required? Yes

Horatio Alger National Scholarship Program is one of the major scholarship programs nationally that specifically assists high school students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their young lives. Deadline: End of October SSN Required? Yes

VFW Scholarships- varying amounts

"Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay." Deadine: October 31

Applications due: NOVEMBER

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program is the United States' largest youth recognition program based exclusively on volunteer community service.  Students dedicated and committed to community service are strongly encouraged to apply. Deadline: November 7 SSN Required? Yes

The purpose of the Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. 

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Deadline: Beginning of November 

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Summit Credit Union’s Project Teen Money Video Scholarship program is now accepting video applications! Project Teen Money is a peer education, video scholarship program.

  • Students apply with 30-60 sec. video on “why they want to teach other kids about money” and be in the video scholarship program.
  • (2) students from La Follette, Memorial and East will be selected for the program from the applicants.
  • Selected students receive financial education on Saving, Spending and Giving and will then create (3) personal finance videos to be submitted for judging & to be highlighted as part of a social media / peer education program next Spring on our website.  
  • Students are notified the week of December 4th in school, during lunch that they are in the program. 
  • Selected students will become peer ambassadors for the credit union and will create their (3) videos and submit them anytime between Dec. 4 – Jan. 19th. 
  • In Feb.-March 2017, students will promote their videos on social media & gather views & votes to educate students on Saving, Spending and Giving. Students will also have life sized posters in our Summit branch during the program.
  • One $2,500 scholarship recipient will be awarded. The other student participants will receive a $500 scholarship if they complete the scholarship program requirements. 

Deadline:  November 17th, 2017 SSN Required? Yes

Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship Program rewards excellence by supporting high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. 

Deadline: End of November SSN Required? No

Elks Most Valuable Student - Scholarship, leadership and financial need. Do not need to have a family member that is an Elk. (Madison Elks Lodge is number 410). Apply at At the bottom of the page (in the black highlighted area) click on Our Programs and then Scholarships. Deadline: November 27 SSN Required? Yes

The Madison College Foundation offers numerous scholarships for students attending the school. Check out the website here for information about specific awards. Students must first apply to Madison College and then complete the general application by Dec. 2. Once you submit the general application, you will be automatically considered for a pool of Foundation scholarships. After you have submitted your general application, you will be given the option to apply for more scholarships by answering additional questions. SSN Required? Yes

Future Leaders Wisconsin logoFuture Leaders WI - In 2017, Future Leaders WI Scholarship Foundation will award three to five individual Myrtle & MJ Scholarships with dollar amounts TBA. In 2016, we awarded one first place Scholarship of $1,000 and two second place Scholarships of $500 each. Scholarship recipients are determined by the criteria and requirements (at the link above), plus rubric established by the Application Review Committee and Board of Directors. 

2018 TEMPO of Madison Scholarship in honor of Betty von Rutenberg

Requirements of Scholarship Candidates
·       Current seniors in high school in the Greater Madison area
·       Females who embody the spirit of Betty von Rutenberg, as outlined above
·       Females who demonstrate a financial need (as determined by the scholarship committee)
·       This scholarship in non-academic, so GPA will not be considered
·       Recipient hopes to attend continuing higher education at an accredited college, trade, or technical school.
Please send a one-sheet profile, including EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND ANY VOLUNTEER OR PAID EMPLOYMENT along with the completed application electronically to Deadline: November 30, 2017

Applications due: DECEMBER

Science Ambassador logoBuy-Rite’s Annual Beauty School Scholarship ($1,000): Deadline: December 4, 2017

The Science Ambassador Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for a woman seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math, funded by Cards Against Humanity.  Deadline:  Beginning of December SSN Required? No

The Betty Franklin-Hammonds Scholarship rewards the accomplishments of graduating seniors seeking to further their education beyond high school, with special attention given to those who have faced particular economic and/or social obstacles on their journey to educational advancement.  Deadline:  Mid-December SSN Required? No

Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin LogoThe Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin (EFW), has been dedicated to providing scholarships and support to outstanding high school and college students pursuing engineering as a professional career. The scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to study engineering. Deadline:  December 18 SSN Required? Yes

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HomeAdvisor’s green home improvement scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements.  Deadline:  Mid-December SSN Required? Yes

Applications due: VARIOUS DEADLINES

GEAR Scholarship: The purpose is to assist low–income students meet their unmet financial need or replace student loan or work study awarded to college students attending a Wisconsin public or private technical college, college, or university. Each year 400 outreach students as well as all enrolled GEAR UP target school seniors who have completed the necessary paper work can be awarded the scholarship.

Eligibility: GEAR UP scholarships are available to students enrolled in a GEAR UP program as well as other seniors meeting certain eligibility criteria.

Niche scholarships Scholarship database and search engine. Includes $2000 "No essay" scholarship opportunity

Varsity Tutors logoVarsity Tutors holds a monthly $1000 college scholarship contest where students write an essay in response to a prompt.  Visitors vote through social media.  Deadline: Middle of each month. SSN Required? Yes

United Negro College Fund Curated list of scholarship opportunities

US Dept of State Study Abroad Scholarships - Receive a scholarship to study abroad.  Deadline: See website for details.

American Legion - Americanism and Government Scholarship Program

Scholarships & Awards

The American Legion - Constitutional Speech Contest awards generous scholarship money. A single main speech topic related to the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8-10 minutes, as well as an "Assigned Topic" that must consume 3-5 minutes of the presenter's delivery.

Deadline: see website for details

College Scholarships.Org scholarship database and search engine. Deadlines vary

Scholarship America is a scholarship database and search engine. Deadlines vary

Higher Education Aids Board Financial Aid Board Program's Grants, Scholarships, Loans, Tuition Reciprocity, & Tuition Capitation.  Please see Student Forms & Applications

Deadline: Varies

P.E.O STAR Scholarship

The P.E.O STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the US or Canada in the next academic year.

Deadline: 30 days after the application process has begun

TIP Grant may only be given to a Wisconsin resident first-time freshman, enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate program, who demonstrates financial need and who comes from a non-traditional or educationally-disadvantaged background.  Please see Student Forms & Applications.  Deadline:  Complete forms along with FAFSA.  Funds are limited.  See your counselor. SSN Required? Yes

Toptal supports aspiring female computer scientists, developers, and software engineers to achieve their goals via financial support and mentorship by top professional developers and designers. Deadline: See website for details

Congressional Black Caucus LogoCongressional Black Caucus has awarded scholarships to talented and deserving students demonstrate leadership ability through exemplary community service and academic talent, while other received need-based scholarships to reward their persistence in pursuing a quality education. Deadline: See website for details.  SSN Required? Yes

CHCI logoCHCI offers several Scholar-Intern Programs that provide not only monetary support, but hands-on experience in various fields. From media to health care to business, CHCI's Scholar-Intern programs will help you gain important skills while earning money for your education. Deadline:  See website for details