Your education is an investment in your future. We make every effort to provide our students with the financial assistance programs to attend college, but also encourage our students to seek out other outside resources or scholarship opportunities to help with their educational costs and, if applicable, reduce debt. Searching for and applying for scholarships is certainly one of the best ways to do this.

These additional resources must be considered as assistance when calculating the financial aid offer. Be sure to promptly report scholarships or other resources. If they are unknown at the time you received you​r financial aid offer was made, adjustments may need to be made to the financial aid offer.

Students will need to use their sign on information to access the above e-form.​​​​​​​

View our PowerPoint presentation on Scholarship Success for UWSP Students for helpful tips.

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Scholarship Opportunities by Category

 Through UWSP

Scholarships Available Through UWSP

Admissions Scholarships ​​​- Scholarships awarded by the admissions office.​​

Spud Bowl Scholarship​ - Application due September 15th 2024 at 11:59 pm

Recipients have a min 2.5 GPA​, be involved in their community, live within the UW-Stevens Point service area, possess a farm or agriculture background, & demonstrate financial need. Multiple $1200 scholarships will be awarded.​​​

NextGen - Scholarship ​Portal for UWSP Scholarships

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 Through UWSP at Marshfield and Wausau

Scholarships Opportunities t​hrough UWSP at Wausau

UWSP - Wausau: First-Year Scholarships


Additional Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)

US Bank Scholarship - Up to $14,000 in scholarships

Brighter Star Application - For fostered or adopted youth, "age out" of court-ordered placements, etc.

Foster Youth-State of WI Department of Children and Families Scholarship Application

National Farm Worker Jobs Program - Assist students with college expenses, including DACA students

National Foster Parent Association Scholarships - For fostered or adopted youth

The Sallie Mae Fund - In partnership with Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will award 250 gap scholarships up to $2,500 to students who are in the final year of their postsecondary education program but need additional funds to cover a financial need. Selected students must be in good academic standing but at risk of not completing or graduating due to an outstanding financial need.

Unigo - For DACA student scholarships

WAHA Steve Falek Scholarship - For participants or household members of subsidized housing

American Indian Scholarship Opportunities:

American Indian College Fund 

Bureau of Indian Education - Higher Ed Grant Program

Cobell Scholarship

Hispanic/Latinx Scholarship Opportunities:

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Hispanic Heritage Foundation

La Unidad Latina Foundation

International Student Scholarship Opportunities:

​Education USA

 Local Scholarships (Non-UWSP)

Local Wisconsin Student Scholarship Opportunities (Non-UWSP)

The below links are to Wisconsin area Community Foundations and other opportunities. Find your home residency community foundation below for more information and how to apply to the scholarships they offer.

Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes​ - Open to all U.S. citizens, undergraduate or graduate. open until March 31st, 2024

Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin - Portage and Waushara counties

Marshfield Area Community Foundation

Incourage Community Foundation - Wisconsin Rapids/South Wood county area

Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin - Wausau and surrounding areas

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region - Appleton area

Fond du Lac Area Foundation

Beaver Dam Scholarship Foundation

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation

Greater Green Bay Area Community Foundation

Eau Claire Public Schools Foundation

La Crosse Community Foundation

Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin - Walworth, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Iowa, Sauk, Grant, Crawford and Vernon counties

Stateline Community Foundation - Beloit and surrounding area

Black River Falls Area Foundation

Racine Community Foundation

Kenosha Community F​oundation

M&M Area Community Foundation - Marinette and Menominee counties

St. Croix Valley Community Foundation - St. Croix county and surrounding area

Duluth Su​perior Area Community Foundation

 Search Engines, Tips & Articles

Scholarship Search Engines

BigFuture - CollegeBoard

CareerOneStop - Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor


Fastweb - Once you complete your profile you’ll have access to Fastweb’s database of more than 1.5 million scholarships.

MBA Scholarships - Search for general MBA Scholarships, MBA Scholarships for Minorities, Women and Military

Nitro - Scholarships for Graduate Students

SallieMae Scholarship Search - Check out Sallie Mae’s College Scholarship Search to get free access to over 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion for college

Sallie Mae Graduate School Scholarship Search - Check out Sallie Mae’s brand-new Graduate Scholarship Search to quickly and easily search more than 850,000 scholarships worth up to $1 billion – for free

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation - Northeastern and Central Wisconsin scholarships

My Red KiteRed Kite was created by people who know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be to find smart ways to pay for college. Determined to make things easier, we’ve used our experience to simplify and improve the process, giving you one place​ where you can go for everything you need.

Scholarship Mobile Apps

Scholly​ - Matches students with scholarships

Scholarship Tips and Articles

Scholarships that sound too good to be true usually are. Don't waste your money on fee-based scholarship matching services since it's likely you won't get any better information than you get from the free services available on the web. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself from the most common scholarship scams.

View our PowerPoint presentation on Scholarship Success for UWSP Students for helpful tips.

10 Best College Scholarship Searches article - Just remember, we do not recommend paying to apply for scholarships.

How to find scholarships

Fast Web article on "Top Ten Myths About Scholarships"