Scholarships

DECEMBER 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.

1800WHEELCHAIR SCHOLARSHIP––This scholarship is open to senior high schoolers at least 16 years of age or undergraduate students enrolled at accredited institutions in the U.S. Students must hold a status of "good standing" and maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 3.0 (or equivalent). Apply here. Application deadline is May 1, 2019.

APIASF SCHOLARSHIP (Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund)—This scholarship is for Asian American and Pacific Islander students enrolling in college in the fall of 2019. Apply here. Application deadline is January 10, 2019 at 5PM (ET).

FOUNDATION OF THE WI AUTO & TRUCK DEALER ASSOCIATION––If you're a student pursuing a career in the auto and truck industry, this scholarship is for you! Eligible industry categories include automotive, diesel, auto collision, and motorcycle. Apply here. Application deadline is January 15, 2019.

GE-REAGAN FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM––Approximately 20 college-bound students will receive this $10,000 scholarship, renewable for an additional three years. Students must demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship. Apply hereApplication deadline is January 4, 2019.

HOMEADVISOR’S GREEN HOME IMPROVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP––This scholarship challenges students to come up with innovative ideas and thoughts towards green homes and energy-efficient improvements. Apply here. Application deadline is March 15, 2019.

MADISON KIWASIS HENRY AHLGREN HUMANITARIAN SCHOLARSHIP––Intended for students with strong performance in school, community, and city service, as well as active in extracurricular activities. Apply here. Application Deadline is February 1, 2019.

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.

POINT FOUNDATION––This is the nation’s largest scholarship-granting organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students of merit. Apply here. Deadline to apply is January 28, 2019.

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

SCIENCE AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP—This full-tuition scholarship, funded by Cards Against Humanity, is for women seeking an undergraduate degree in science, engineering, or math. Apply here. Application deadline is December 11, 2018.

WI AUTOMOBILE & TRUCK DEALER ASSOCIATION—The 2019 Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA) Foundation Technician Scholarships (Automotive, Diesel, Auto Collision, or Motorcycle Technician) and Snap-on Industrial Tool Awards are due January 15, 2019. See scholarship information on Department of Workforce Development website at: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/youthapprenticeship/transportation.htm

THE ASSOCIATION OF WISCONSIN SNOWMOBILE CLUB—The AWSC offers a variety of scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are current members in the AWSC. If you plan to pursue further education at an accredited two or four-year institution of higher learning:

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—WIDCA 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.