Any application received from now through the start of second semester will have a January 21st start date.

Scholarships

MAY SCHOLARSHIP BULLETIN

Select the city nearest you to visit your local school district's website for area scholarship information:

The list below is not an exhaustive list of scholarships available to you, but a summary of options. There are many out there that require your own research. Please take advantage of the various resource sites that have been provided to do so.

2019 BLUE PAY STEM SCHOLARSHIP – Annual scholarship created for students majoring in a STEM field of study. To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. The application includes an essay answering 1 of 3 questions in a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 1,000 words. Application deadline is August 16, 2019.

BETA SIGMA PSI NATIONAL LUTHERAN FRATERNITY SCHOLARSHIPS – Applicants for these scholarships should be male, confirmed members of a Lutheran congregation.  Well qualified individuals will be honored with these Christian Leadership Awards.  Scholarships range between $1,500 and $2,000.  Deadlines vary.  (Check individual applications for exact due date.)  Please go to http://wp.betasigmapsi.org/scholarships-grants/high-school-scholarships/ for applications.

DISCOVER ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP – Free educational resource for people looking to learn about careers and education in Accounting. Go to https://discoveraccounting.org/scholarships/ for different scholarship opportunities!

GATEWAY TO COLLEGE

Madison College's Gateway to College program helps students between the ages of 16 and 23 who dropped out of high school or are behind in graduation requirements. Through this program, you can obtain your high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. Many graduates go on to finish associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges.

https://madisoncollege.edu/gateway-to-college

HAMMETT, BELLIN & OSWALD LAW & JUSTICE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Applicant must be enrolled in and plan to attend a college/university during 2019-2020 school year.
  • Must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Attach school transcript to verify enrollment
  • Completed application must be submitted online by May 31, 2019. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
  • Although not required, applicants are encouraged to submit recommendation letters and/or resumes to substantiate their application.

Details on how to apply can be found at: http://hbolawfirm.com/law-justice-scholarship/

HELPTEACHING.COM SCHOLARSHIP

HelpTeaching.com, a platform focused on providing high-quality resources for teachers, tutors, homeschool parents, and others who work in the field of education, offers an annual scholarship for students in high school and college.

Prizes Awarded: $1000 USD
Deadline: June 1st
For More Information go to https://www.helpteaching.com/resources/scholarship

INDIAN STUDENT ASSISTANT GRANT – The Higher Educational Aids Board provides grants to Wisconsin students who are at least 25 percent Native American. Recipients must be attending or planning to attend an eligible college or university as an undergraduate or graduate student. The grants are based on financial need and vary in amount from $250 to $1,100. They are renewable for up to ten semesters. http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html#ISAG

ITALIAN WORKMEN’S CLUB SCHOLARSHIP – Each year the Italian Workmen’s Club of Madison, Wisconsin will present $5000 in scholarships to seniors who are graduating from a Dane County high school. Seniors intending to go to a four year program of higher education are eligible for awards as high as $2000. Seniors who intend to pursue a two year degree in a technical or vocational program are eligible for awards as high as $100
- Email Mrs. Campbell for application scampbell@wivcs.org

MATC PROMISE PROGRAM – Low-income Milwaukee area high school students who meet specific financial criteria and performance benchmarks in their senior year of high school are eligible to earn free tuition for up to five semesters––plus hands-on support to help students graduate job-ready. It ensures that students access all financial aid for which they are already eligible and then fills the gap with a scholarship for tuition and fees. Apply here.

NATIONAL FARMERS ORGANIZATION SCHOLARSHIP – National Farmers, we are honored to encourage the next generation to chase their ag dreams – and catch them. Part of how we at National Farmers do that, is through the national Farm Kids for College Scholarship.

Farm Kids for College Scholarship Basics: The competition is open to high school seniors who plan to pursue agriculture-related degrees. Students must pursue degrees from accredited colleges or universities. National Farmers announces three national scholarship winners in the spring of each year. All three winners receive $1,000 each. The award is disbursed directly to the college or university. This is a non-renewable, freshman scholarship. Applicants write two brief essays, submit two letters of reference, official transcripts, GPA and ACT or SAT scores. Please visit: https://www.nfo.org/Scholarships/Default.aspx

SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS––Discover several scholarships available with various deadline dates. Apply here. Deadlines vary.

PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE AGENTS OF WISCONSIN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CLUB – The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW) Young Professionals Club, based in Madison, WI, is awarding $25,000 in scholarships to high school and college students who are pursuing careers in insurance or a related field of study such as risk management. The application form (available from the PIAW web site at www.piaw.org) and attachments need to be submitted March 2019. Applicants also need a PIAW sponsor. They can go to the website and find the PIAW agent in their hometown to request a sponsorship, if needed. No insurance has to be purchased to qualify for the scholarships.

WISCONSIN WOMEN IN GOVERNMENT – Wisconsin Women in Government provides scholarships up to $3,000 to female residents of Wisconsin, who are enrolled as an undergraduate at a University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or a private institution. Applicants should have an interest in public service or government and have a minimum GPA of a C. To apply, students must submit their transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a letter from their school's financial aid office confirming their financial need.

You can learn more about The Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarship here.

RESOURCES

Many more scholarships can be found at any of these great websites:

www.careercruising.com

www.collegerank.net

www.FASTweb.com

www.srnexpress.com

www.FASTAID.com

www.scholarships.com

www.collegequest.com

www.scholarshipguidance.com

www.niche.com

www.unigo.com

 

SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE

Scholarships are awarded to students based upon the criteria in the application. Most scholarships look for students who have a good academic record, extracurricular activities, work experience, goals and objectives for the future, or have overcome a difficult life situation. You do not need to meet all of these qualifications, but you will need to meet some. Applying for scholarships and meeting their requirements takes time and effort, but the payoff can be well worth it in the extra money you receive for college.

CAUTION: Beware of scholarship SCAMS! Never pay money for a scholarship application or information. When in doubt, wait and see your counselor regarding certain websites and scholarships.

 

GENERAL DIRECTIONS

Criteria: Review the list of scholarships and review the criteria to determine if you meet the requirements. Don't waste your time by applying for certain scholarships when you don't meet their basic requirements. Focus on scholarships that you qualify for.

Deadlines: Make sure you pay attention to deadlines. Late and/or incomplete application packets are almost always thrown out! If you begin working on a scholarship several weeks before the due date, it will give you time to pull together letters of recommendation, transcripts, and do a better job writing essays. Sloppy, last minute applications are rarely given much consideration. Show that you really want and deserve the scholarship by putting together a high-quality packet.

Transcripts: If an "official" transcript is required for an application, you can get one from Mrs. Gast—WIVA Registrar (jgast@wivcs.org). Please request transcripts as soon as possible.

Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are extremely important. Make sure to give teachers, counselors, coaches, etc. at least two weeks to write a recommendation. To help your endorser, present him or her with a resume of your accomplishments and a description of the scholarship's requirements. This will ensure that your endorser mentions your most relevant qualities.