Scholarship Name Category Due Date Amount
Horatio Algers State Scholarship General 10/25/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Horatio Alger State Scholarship

To be eligible to apply for a Horatio Alger State Scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria*:

  • Be enrolled full time as a high school senior in the United States; be progressing normally toward graduation in spring/summer of 2019 with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than the fall following graduation
  • Exhibit a strong commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution)
  • Demonstrate critical financial need ($55,000 or lower adjusted gross family income is required)
  • Be involved in co-curricular and community service activities
  • Display integrity and perseverance in overcoming adversity
  • Maintain a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0; and
  • Be a United States citizen
US Bank Scholarship Program General 10/26/2018 Varies
Requirements:

US Bank Scholarship Program - Click Here

Official Rules

 

 

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship General 10/31/2018 $20,000
Requirements:

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship - Click Here

- 3.0 GPA

- Completed online application

ACT Student Champion Scholarship General 10/31/2018 $500
Requirements:

ACT College & Career Ready Scholarship - Click Here

The ACT Student Champion is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and a plan in place.

  • High school seniors who have overcome challenges and can articulate their education and/or career actions
  • At a minimum, students must have a composite ACT score of 22 on a single test date OR a Gold ACT® WorkKeys® National Career Readiness Certificate®

Students will fill out their own applications.

*Applicants must be members of the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT. 

Voice of Democracy General 10/31/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Voice of Democracy Scholarship - Click Here

Voice of Democracy Application - Click Here

Established in 1947, our 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. Each year, nearly 40,000 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of $2.1 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program. 

The 2018-2019 theme is: American History: "Why My Vote Matters"

Kidguard for Education Scholarship General 10/31/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Kidguard for Education Scholarship - Click Here

At KidGuard, we are passionate about the healthy development of children and families. The KidGuard for Education Scholarship is part of our effort to bring awareness and inspire solutions on issues such as cyberbullying, online predators, teen suicide and childhood depression in the age of technology.

Choose ONE prompt from below and submit a well thought out essay or video

  1. How have your family, parents, school, and teachers influenced who you are today? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  2. How much freedom should parents give their children? Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  3. What are some dangers that youth may face on the internet? Use personal experiences, news articles, or research to support your answer.
  4. What should you do if you or a friend is bullied on the web? Please discuss solutions for both scenarios. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
  5. Discuss ways that youth can use the internet or social media to positively impact their communities. Use personal experiences to support your answer.
ACT K-12 Champion Scholarship General 10/31/2018 $500
Requirements:

ACT K-12 Championship Scholarship - Click Here

The ACT K-12 Champion is an individual who has created or led a program that positively impacts their organization and community through improved readiness for college and career opportunities.

  • Full-time employee at a K-12 school or district in any role
  • Individual’s program or initiative promotes college and career readiness
  • Examples of potential applicants include teachers, counselors, support staff, principals, curriculum directors, intervention specialists, district administrators

You may submit your own application for this award, or you may submit an application on someone else’s behalf.

Career Cruising Scholarship General 11/1/2018 $1,000
Requirements:

WSCA Career Cruising Scholarship - Click Here

- High school seniors are eligible to apply if they are attending a post-secondary education opportunity during the 2018-2019 school year.

Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship General 11/4/2018 $10,000
Requirements:

Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship - Click Here

Applicants must be graduating high school students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college.  Students who are residents of the State of Wisconsin, are in good standing, and who demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education are eligible to apply.  This is a competitive scholarship.

Eligibility is not limited by GPA, class rank, or any other school or program conferred status (ex. National Honor Society). Any student who meets the above eligibility criteria may apply.

Selection Criteria
Students will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.  In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate goals in each of four areas: future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals.

Each student must submit three letters of recommendation, one from each of the following categories:
        1. Teacher;
       2. Counselor or Principal;
       3. Community member or family friend who is not affiliated with your school district.

Letters of recommendation will be evaluated on how well they describe the student's improvements, contributions, and successes. Letters may be from a current or previous year’s teacher, counselor or principal.

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Scholarship General 11/5/2018 Varies
Requirements:

NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Scholarship - Click Here

Any U.S. woman in grades 9 through 12 is eligible to apply and will be considered for both the National and Affiliate Award, if she also meets all of the following criteria:

  • She is 13 years of age or older at time of account creation.
  • She is a U.S. citizen who attends school in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen attending school in Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or on a U.S. overseas military base.
  • She has a U.S. Tax Identification or Social Security Number.
  • She is not an NCWIT employee and has no immediate family relationship with employees, extended staff, contractors or board members of NCWIT (including spouses, siblings, children, grandchildren, and persons residing in the same household).
Prudential Spirit of Community Awards General 11/6/2018 $1,000
Requirements:

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards - Click Here

To be eligible, you must:

  • be in grades 5-12 as of November 6
  • be a legal resident of any U.S. state or Washington, D.C.
  • have engaged in a volunteer activity that occurred during the 12 months prior to the date of the application
  • submit a completed application to a school or the head of an official designated local organization by November 6.
Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships General 11/12/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships - Click Here

The Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships offer financial assistance to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are pursuing post-secondary education. The Anne Ford Scholarship was first awarded in 2002. In 2009, with a generous donation from Anne’s daughter, Allegra, a second scholarship was created and named the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program General 11/15/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program - Click Here

Various Scholarships available.

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship General 11/15/2018 Full Tuition
Requirements:

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship - Click Here

The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2018 competition.

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants need not be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are signed; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
  • Male and female students compete separately.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship General 11/20/2018 Full Tuition
Requirements:

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship - Click Here

Eligibility

To be eligible for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Senior standing – Plan to graduate from a U.S. high school in spring 2019.
  • Fall College Enrollment – Intend to enroll in an accredited four-year college beginning in fall 2019.
  • GPA – Earn a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above.
  • Test Scores – Receive standardized test scores in the top 15%: SAT combined critical reading and math score of 1200 or above and/or ACT composite score of 26 or above.
  • Income – Demonstrate significant unmet financial need. We will consider applicants with family income up to $95,000. However, we anticipate that a majority of scholarship recipients will be eligible to receive a Pell grant.
AED Superstore Scholarship General 11/30/2018 $1,000
Requirements:

AED Superstore Scholarship - Click Here

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) occurring out of hospital claims over 326,000 lives each year, but still, many people are unaware of the dangers of this condition. Here are six other facts about SCA and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) you might not be aware of:

  1. SCA can happen to anyone, at any time, regardless of age, race, or gender.
  2. SCA affects roughly 16 people under the age of 18 every day.
  3. Only 1 out of 10 people who have SCA outside of a hospital survive.
  4. The survival rate for SCA victims decays by 10% for every minute without proper
    defibrillation; after 10 minutes, survival is negligible.
  5. AEDs have voice prompts and will talk the rescuer through every step.
  6. Under Good Samaritan Laws, voluntary rescuers are legally protected when aiding those in sudden cardiac arrest distress.

Select one of these six facts you were previously unaware of (and maybe shocked you!) or you wished more people knew about (if you already knew about all of these facts) and submit either a short essay or video which answers the following prompt:

For your chosen fact, address each of the following points:

  • Tell us which fact you’re choosing, starting with “I didn’t know that…” or “I wish more people knew…”
  • Recount your reaction to learning the fact
  • Give us an example of how you might spread awareness at your school or in your community (and please be more creative than making posters)
WTS Scholarships General 11/30/2018 Varies
Requirements:

WTS Scholarships - Click Here

Each year the WTS Wisconsin Chapter honors exceptional young women as they pursue careers in the transportation industry. Winners of these scholarships are nominated to the WTS foundation for national scholarship consideration.

National Space Club Scholarship General 11/30/2018 $10,000
Requirements:

National Space Club Scholarship - Click Here

Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation's annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry's most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking. In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner (on March 22, 2019), the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $10,000.

Science Ambassador Scholarship General 12/11/2018 Varies
Requirements:

Science Ambassador Scholarship - Click Here

A full–tuition scholarship for a woman in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Film a three–minute video of yourself explaining a topic in STEM you are passionate about. You must be a high school senior or an undergraduate college student to apply. To view examples of previous application videos, click hereYour video should be:

  • A mini–lecture, not a personal statement. Pretend you're a lecturer speaking to a class. Teach us something.
  • Clear, creative, accurate, and a demonstration of your passion for the subject. Your video doesn't need to be fancy or high–tech. Production value is not a factor.
  • Three minutes or less in length.
  • About any topic in STEM, not necessarily your field of study.
  • Uploaded to YouTube and marked ‘public.’ It should be accessible to the general public and could, but doesn't have to be, targeted at young students.
AXA Achievement Scholarship General 12/14/2018 Varies
Requirements:

AXA Achievement Scholarship - Click Here

The 2019 program will be accepting applications until 10,000 applications are submitted or December 14, 2018, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date. Apply early!

Applicants to the AXA Achievementsm Scholarship must:

  • Be United States citizens or legal residents living or claiming residency in one of the 50 united states, Washington, D.C. or Puerto Rico
  • Be current high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States for the entire 2018-2019 academic year
  • Demonstrate ambition and self-drive as evidenced by outstanding achievement in school, community or work-related activities
    • Because reducing risk is woven into the fabric of our company, special consideration is given to achievements that empower society to mitigate risk through education and/or action in areas such as financial, environmental, health, safety and/or emergency preparedness 
WI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship General 12/17/2018 $2,000
Requirements:

WI Society of Professional Engineers Scholarship - Click Here

 

Free Speech Essay Contest General 12/31/2018 $10,000
Requirements:

Free Speech Essay Contest - Click Here

 

Eligibility

Open to juniors and seniors in U.S. high schools, including home-schooled students, as well as U.S. citizens attending schools overseas. Additional questions regarding eligibility may be emailed to essaycontest@thefire.org.

Word Length

Students must submit an essay between 800 and 1,000 words on the provided topic below.

Deadline

FIRE must receive all entries by December 31, 20178 Winners will be announced by January 31, 2019.

Scholarship Prizes

One $10,000 first prize, one $5,000 second prize, and three $1,000 runner-up prizes will be awarded for the best essays. Four $500 winners will be chosen from the remaining entrants in a drawing.

OppU Achievers Scholarship General 12/31/2018 $2,500
Requirements:
 
To apply for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, submit a short essay responding to the prompted question. Scholarship decisions are based solely on an applicant’s essay response.Winners for the OppU Achievers Scholarship are selected four times a year, with submission deadlines on September 30, December 31, March 31, and June 30.
To be eligible for the OppU Achievers Scholarship, a student must:
  • Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school.
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0.
Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Programs General 1/10/2019 Varies
Requirements:

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Programs - Click Here

Multiple Scholarship Opportunities Available with various due dates

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship General 1/30/2019 $1,000
Requirements:

Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship - Click Here

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about technology addiction. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.

WI Rural Schools Alliance Scholarship General 1/31/2019 $750
Requirements:

WI Rural Schools Association Scholarship - Click Here

  • The scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating high school senior from each of the four membership regions of Wisconsin as specified in the organization’s bylaws. An additional at-Large scholarship will be given to the next highest scoring applicant.
  • Each school must screen and evaluate its own applicants, based upon criteria set forth on the WiRSA Scholarship Application Form and then choose a single semi-finalist be forwarded to WiRSA for consideration (each school may submit only one entry for consideration).
Union Plus Scholarship General 1/31/2019 Varies
Requirements:

Union Plus Scholarship - Click Here

Since 1991, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4.2 million to students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Current and retired members of participating unions, their spouses and their dependent children (as defined by IRS regulations) may apply. At least one year of continuous union membership by the applicant, applicant's spouse or parent (if applicant is a dependent) is required. This is a competitive scholarship. Applicants are evaluated according to academic ability, social awareness, financial need and appreciation of labor. A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended. The required essays can account for up to half your total score. Amounts range from $500 to $4,000. These one-time cash awards are for study beginning in the Fall of 2019. Students may re-apply each year.

10 Words or Less Scholarship General 1/31/2019 $500
Requirements:

10 Words or Less Scholarship - Click Here

WI Rural Schools Alliance Teacher Scholarship General 1/31/2019 $750
Requirements:
 
A scholarship will be offered to students entering the field of Teacher Education. A written essay is required for the application that expands on the following information:
  • The benefits of attending a rural school.
  • Why you are choosing the field of Teacher Education?
  • The value of growing up in a rural community and what personal values you have gained from your experience.
 
 
 
  • Each school must screen and evaluate its own applicants based upon criteria set forth by the WiRSA Scholarship Application Form and then choose a single semi-finalist to be forwarded to WiRSA for consideration. (Each school may submit only one entry for consideration).
NTC Promise General 2/1/2019 Varies
Requirements:

NTC Promise

In order to participate in the NTC Promise, you will be expected to:

  • be a 2018 on-time high school graduate
  • graduate from a high school in the NTC district or reside in the NTC district by August 1, 2019 or have earned three credits through NTC Dual Credit.
  • achieve a minimum 2.0 GPA during the 2018–2019 academic year (senior year of high school)
  • have a 90 percent attendance rate during the 2017–2018 academic year (senior year of high school)
  • apply for the NTC Promise between September 1 – February 1, 2019
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1, 2019 (Complete FAFSA timely each year)
  • achieve a minimum composite score of 16 on the ACT (test completed by May 1, 2019 and fulfill program admission requirements
  • meet eligibility requirements for federal and Wisconsin financial aid
  • select an academic program that meets eligibility requirements for federal and Wisconsin financial aid
  • register for classes as a full-time student by June 21, 2019
WI Education Association Scholarship General 2/1/2019 $1,450 per year
Requirements:

WI Education Association Scholarship - Click Here

Only high school seniors are eligible to apply, and only if a parent qualifies in one of these membership categories: an active WEAC member, an active retired member, or a parent who died while holding a WEAC membership.

In addition, the student must rank in the top 25% of his or her class or have achieved a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (based on a non-weighted 4.0 scale) at the time of application, plan to pursue an education major or minor, and intend to teach in Wisconsin.

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship General 2/9/2019 Varies
Requirements:

American Legion Oratorical Scholarship - Click Here

Participants in the American Legion Oratorical Contest develop leadership qualities, the ability to think and speak clearly and intelligently, and are better prepared for the acceptance of the duties and responsibilities, for the rights and privileges of American citizenship.

 

A single main speech topic related the United States Constitution will be required with a length of 8 to 10 minutes, as well as an "Assigned Topic" that must consume 3 to 5 minutes  of presenter's delivery.  For more details, see link below.

* Each District winner will receive an Oratory Medal

* Each Regional participant will receive a $600 scholarship

* The winner of each Regional contest will receive a $1000 scholarship

* The Department finalist receive $2000 for first$1500 for second, and $1000 for third

* National finalist receive $18,000 for first$16,000 for second, and $14,000 for third

We the Students Essay Scholarship General 2/14/2019 Varies
Requirements:

We the Students Essay Scholarship - Click Here

2018-2019 We the Students Essay Prompt: 
What are essential qualities of a citizen in your community in 21st century America?
Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin General 2/15/2019 Varies
Requirements:

Community Foundation of Northcentral Wisconsin - Click Here

Marathon County Farm Bureau Scholarship General 3/1/2019 $500
Requirements:

Marthon County Farm Bureau Scholarship - Click Here

Attachments:
Marathon County Farm Bureau Scholarship - //www.marathon.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/Marathon County Farm Bureau Scholarship 2018 (1).pdf
American Legion Schneider-Emmanuel Scholarship General 3/1/2019 1,000
Requirements:

American Legion Schneider-Emmanuel Scholarship - Click Here

The applicant may qualify for The American Legion, State of Wisconsin Scholarship under one or more of the following conditions:

He/she is a veteran and an American Legion Member holding a current 

official membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of 

higher educational pursuit

A son/daughter whose father, mother, or legal guardian is a member of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or The Sons of The American Legion holding a current official membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of higher educational pursuit.

A grandson/granddaughter whose grandfather, grandmother, or legal guardian is a member of The American Legion, The American Legion Auxiliary, or The Sons of the American Legion holding a current official membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of higher educational pursuit.     

Applicant is a member, in good standing, of The Sons of The American Legion or The Legion Auxiliary/Junior Auxiliary holding a current official membership card at the time of application and at the beginning of highest educational pursuit.

 

** In addition, the applicant must have participated in one or more of the following 

     American Legion sponsored activities:

 

      1.      Attendance at a complete session of Badger Boys State

      2.      Attendance at a complete session of Badger Girls State

      3.      Participation in the County Youth Government Day Program

      4.      Participation in the American Legion Oratorical Contest (at any level)

      5.      Participation in the American Legion Americanism and Government Test Program

      6.      Active member of an American Legion sponsored Band and/or Drum / Bugle Corps

      7.      Member of an active American legion Baseball Team

      8.      Member of an American Legion sponsored Scout Troop

      9.      Member of Sons of the American legion or American Legion Auxiliary

     10.     Member of The American Legion

Forrest Goetsch Memorial Scholarship General 3/14/2019 $1,000
Requirements:

Forrest Goetsch Memorial Scholarship - Click Here

The scholarship award shall be available to a graduating senior who plans to attend a college, university, or technical school. Forrest Goetsch Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to recognizing outstanding achievement by youth who have helped others through difficult times or who have personally overcome challenges (medical, educational, family, or economic) in their life. This scholarship is for $1,000.00.

Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship General 3/15/2019 $5,000
Requirements:

Skilled Labor Shortage Scholarship - Click Here

How to enter:
Simply email your well-developed, 1,000- to 2,000-word essay to scholarship@homeadvisor.com. (Be sure to proofread it first.)

Deadline:
HomeAdvisor will accept essays through March 15, 2019

Who is eligible:

  • High school seniors who’ve been accepted to a college or trade school
  • Students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at an accredited college, university or trade school in the United States
Vincent L. Hawkins Scholarship General 3/15/2019 $5,000
Requirements:

Vincent L. Hawkins Scholarship - Click Here

Eligibility:
-Applicant must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin
-Scholarship finalists must be available for a personal interview in Minneapolis
-Scholarship recipients must attend an award ceremony in the fall of the school year awarded (attendance may be excused in exceptional circumstances)
-Completed a specific peace and justice project
-Were courageous in pursuing their convictions about peace and justice
-Displayed ongoing commitment to, and leadership in, a peace or justice organization
-Served as a role model for others in moving a religious community or society into new realms of thought and practice regarding peace and justice

SFM Foundation Scholarship General 3/31/2019 Varies
Requirements:

SFM Foundation Scholarship - Click Here

Basic eligibility requirements
  • 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 Minnesota-, Wisconsin-, or Iowa-based employer and entitled to receive benefits under the Minnesota Workers' Compensation Act, Worker's Compensation Act of Wisconsin or Iowa's workers' compensation law.
  • Must be a Minnesota, Wisconsin or Iowa resident between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of the application.
  • Must have a high school diploma, GED or be a high school student in good standing. Academic achievement, aptitude, extracurricular activities, and community service of the applicant are considered.
  • Grade point average will be reviewed against the number of hours the applicant works and his/her community involvement.
  • Must be pursuing a primary college or university degree (bachelor's or associate's) or vocational education and training (certificate or license) from any accredited school.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.
ProVision Partners Scholarship General 3/31/2019 $500
Requirements:

ProVision Partners Scholarship - Click Here

Annually, ProVision Partners Cooperative offers scholarships to youth from area high schools. Students applying for these scholarships must be graduating seniors in Central Wisconsin, enrolled in the short-course program or a two- or four-year curriculum in the fall. Applicants must also supply general information about themselves, explain why they are interested in their chosen career path, and tell why they feel cooperatives are important.

E-Waste Scholarship General 4/30/2019 $1,000
Requirements:

E-Waste Scholarship

Who may apply: You must be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior or a current or entering college or graduate school student of any level. Home schooled students are also eligible. There is no age limit. You must also be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

How to apply: Complete the application form below including a 140-character message about e-waste. The top 10 applications will be selected as finalists. The finalists will be asked to write a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about e-waste.

American Legion Baseball Scholarship General 7/15/2019 $500
Requirements:

The American Legion Baseball Scholarship - Click Here

In 2016, The American Legion awarded $22,000 in scholarships to deserving players. Each Department Baseball Committee may select a player from their Department to receive this scholarship. The American Legion will award several scholarships this year depending on the number of applicants and interest earned from the trust fund