Scholarship Name Category Due Date Amount
ACT Student Champion Award National 10/31/2018 $500
Requirements:

Students in the graduating class of 2019 who have taken the ACT who fit the following criteria should apply: 

  • A student who has overcome challenges and can articulate education and career actions
  • Students must have a composite ACT score of a 22 on a single test date or a 3.0 or greater on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented and/or first-generation college students.
Other Information:

Applications can be found at www.act.org/readinesschampions. Applications are due October 31, 2018, and champions will be notified on or before January 31st, 2019. If applicants are under the age of 18, they must complete this form in addition to the application. 

WSCA High School Scholarship Program State 11/1/2018 $1000
Requirements:

Any high school senior who will be attending a post-secondary education program during the 2018/19 school year.

Other Information:

For more information and to apply go to: https://www.wscaweb.org/awards-scholarships/scholarships/xello-method-test-prep-high-school-scholarship-2018-2019/

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

Who Is Eligible to Apply?
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.

Other Information:

Please use this link to apply online: http://www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence/public/student_application_form.php

Hagan Scholarship Foundation National 11/15/2018 up to $48,000
Requirements:

The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship, designed to provide each recipient with the opportunity to graduate college debt free. The intended recipient of a Hagan Scholarship is a high achieving, self motivated student who will require financial assistance to attend college. Each Hagan Scholarship provides up to $6000 each semester for up to 8 consecutive semesters and includes a $15,000 Schwab Investment Account and fully paid Study Abroad Award. Over 300 new scholarships will be awarded in April 2019!

 

Eligibility Requirements

1. Must be a US Citizen

2. Must attend an eligible public high school.

3. Must be a student in the high school graduating class.

4. Must have achieved a 3.50 CGPA or higher

5. Must score a 23 or higher on the ACT

6. Must enroll at an eligible 4 year college or university the fall semester following high school graduation.

7. Must work 240 hours in the 12 months prior to the start of each academic year of college.

8. Must complete the FAFSA in 2018. EFC must be less than $6,500.

9. Must apply for eligible Federal and State grants.

10. Must not have been convicted of a felony.

Other Information:

For more information and to access the Hagan Scholarship Application please visit, www.hsfmo.org.

Elks Foundation - Most Valuable Student Scholarship National 11/15/2018 up to $50,000
Requirements:

All high school seniors who are US citizens are welcome to apply. Applications will be judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. Two first place awards of $50,000, two second place awards of $40,000, and two third place awards of $30,000 will be given to the top scholars. The remaining 14 finalists will receive $20,000. The 480 finalists will receive fifth place scholarships of $4000.

Other Information:

Students need to apply online by visiting enf.elks/MVS.

Polk-Burnett Community Service Scholarship Regional 1/4/2019 $1250
Requirements:

Scholarships are based on community service, and all candidates who meet eligibility and community service requirements will be entered into a random drawing, with FIVE scholarships awarded in each co-op district this year. Please note that scholarships may be used for any accredited, post-high school education; in fact, we encourage students enrolling in technical schools and one and two year degree programs to apply!

To be eligible, applicants must have a parent or guardian named on a Polk-Burnett electric account.

Other Information:

Applications are available in the Counseling Office or online at PolkBurnett.com

Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award National 1/31/2019 $10,000
Requirements:

Sign up for e-mails to get helpful college tips and resources, and enter to win a scholarship! Throughout the year, 11 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $10,000 Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award to help cover college expenses. 

Other Information:

To enter the sweepstakes go to https://scholarship.collegecovered.com/?acmpgn=E_EAW_CSEM_BM_X_BMHS2.

Wisconsin Professional Police Association Scholarship Program State 2/1/2019 TBA
Requirements:

Open to any Wisconsin resident enrolling in a college or vocational/technical school in a course of study leading to a two or four year degree in police science, criminal justice, or a law enforcement related field which does not include law school is eligible.

Other Information:

How do students apply?

~complete the application in its entirety.

~Enclose a typewritten essay (on 8 1/2 x 11 paper) of 200 words or less outlining why you have chosen a law enforcement career. Include any special projects relating to your interest in law enforcement and any other factors you with the committee to consider.

~Type in the top right corner of each page of the essay your full name and complete address.

~SIGN & DATE the essay.

~Enclose 3 letters of recommendation from 3 different sources. Sources may include family, school, neighbor, clergy, employer, etc. 

~Enclose a transcript of high school grades.

See attachment for application.

 

Attachments:
WPPA Scholarship Application - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/20180110144405136.pdf
America's Farmers Grow Ag Leaders National 2/6/2019 $1500
Requirements:

High school senior or college student pursuing a degree or certification in specific areas of agriculture. Can also pursue non-agricultural majors in human nutrition, communications, sales, marketing, public relations, journalism, statistics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, welding or diesel mechanics.

Applicants must reside in an identified state and county. A list of specific majors, states and counties is available at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com. Minimum 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale required.

Scholarships available for FFA members and non-members.

NOTE: Applicants must obtain two farmer endorsements. See details at FFA.org/scholarships or GrowAgLeaders.com.

Other Information:

Apply at FFA.org/scholarships

Wisconsin Benevolent Protective Order of Elks - US Constitution Scholarship Contest Regional 2/12/2019 $500
Requirements:

Awards are given to high school seniors based on a written examination. Last year almost $22,000 was awarded with first place receiving $2625. The contestant must be a high school senior and a US citizen. The local test will be given February 10, 2019 at the Rice Lake Lodge with the regional test given on March 31, 2019 in Rice Lake. The student with the highest score with each lodge will receive a scholarship. Students are to mail the application to Sandra Polzin, Rice Lake Elks Lodge #1441, 36 E Eau Claire St, Rice Lake, WI 54868.

Attachments:
Wisconsin Elks Association - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/20181212100518584.pdf
BBB Students of Integrity Scholarship State 2/14/2019 $2500
Requirements:

BBB awards scholarships to Wisconsin high school seniors who have demonstrated character, leadership and ethical values. By focusing on these traits, we hope to develop future leaders who will promote ethics in the Wisconsin marketplace.

The students' essay submission is the most important part of the application. We look beyond transcripts and judge applications based on the strength and uniqueness of the personal essay submission, which prompts students to discuss their personal ethics and integrity.

Details of the scholarship:

  • Deadline: Thursday, February 14, 2019 by 4:30 p.m.
  • Up to 10 students will be chosen to each receive a scholarship of $2,500
  • At a minimum, two of the 10 scholarships will be awarded to students attending a Wisconsin-based, two-year college/technical school
  • Students who are awarded the scholarship will be recognized at the annual BBB Torch Awards for Ethics luncheon on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, held at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee. (Attendance is not required to receive the scholarship)

 

To be eligible for this scholarship, the student must:

  • Be a Wisconsin state resident
  • Be a high school senior
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA, or show consistent academic improvement over time
  • Plan to attend a Wisconsin-based accredited Higher Education Institution (two or four-year) starting in the fall of 2019
Other Information:

Apply at: https://www.bbb.org/wisconsin/scholarships/

Westconsin Credit Union Regional 2/14/2019 $1000
Requirements:

Read the following information carefully as your application will be disqualified if the following requirements are not met:
All application materials must be submitted online; no hard copies of application materials will be accepted.

Two Letters of Recommendation must also be submitted online and received by application deadline or application will be disqualified. Applications will be accepted October 1, 2018, through midnight on February 14, 2019.

Applicants must have been a WESTconsin Credit Union member (primary account holder) by April 30, 2018, or earlier. Current WESTconsin Credit Union staff, directors and scholarship committee members and their immediate families are not eligible.
Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4-point scale.

Selection criteria may include, but is not limited to: financial need, GPA/Class Rank, extra-curricular and community involvement, career plans and goals, and other scholarships awarded.
Online applications must be received by midnight on February 14, 2019, for consideration by the selection committee in April 2018. The selection committee will be made up of WESTconsin Credit Union member-volunteers and staff members.

All applicants must have two Letters of Recommendation submitted by midnight on February 14, 2019. One must be from a non-related high school teacher, coach, or guidance counselor and one from a non-related community person of your choice. The online Letter of Recommendation form must be used by your references or your application will be disqualified. Your references will need to know the school you are currently attending and your email address. It is your responsibility to ensure your Letters of Recommendation are submitted by deadline. You will receive an email confirmation each time a Letter has been submitted.

Other Information:

Apply at https://westconsin.awardspring.com/Home/ScholarshipDetails/75568

Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Scholarship Regional 2/15/2019 $750
Requirements:

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 recipient will receive a one-time cash scholarship of $750 to be used by the student to help defray the costs of post-secondary education and related expenses. A written essay is required for the application that expands on the following information:

  • the benefits of attending a rural school
  • your college and career goals
  • the value of growing up in a rural community and what personal values you have gained from your experience
Other Information:

Application can be found at https://wirsa.org/wirsa-scholarship/.

Wisconsin Cattlewomen's/Cattlemen's Association Scholarship State 2/18/2019 $500
Requirements:

Rules and application form for the scholarship are available at www.wisconsincattlemen.com. Eight to ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $500 each. Applications must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2019.

Clayton Fire Department Local 2/20/2019 TBA
Requirements:

500 word essay on future plans. Preference given to members of Clayton Explorer program and /or family members of Clayton Fire Fighters.

Attachments:
CFD Scholarship Application - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/CFD SCHOLARSHIP.docx
Wisconsin Electronic Security Association (WIESA) Youth Scholarship State 3/1/2019 $1500
Requirements:

WIESA Youth Scholarship will be awarded to a son/daughter of an active-duty police department member and one to a son/daughter of an active-duty fire department member.

Other Information:

Online application and instructions can be found at: www.wiesa.org/youth-scholarship-application/

Michael Seversen Scholarships Regional 3/1/2019 TBA
Requirements:

These scholarships are open to Polk County public high school graduating seniors, who are interested in pursuing a career in the Emergency Services or Health related fields. This includes those continuing their education in the Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Paramedic, Firefighting or Health related fields.

Attachments:
Michael Severson Scholarship - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/2018-2019 Scholarship.pdf
Compeer Financial High School Senior Scholarship Program Regional 3/15/2019 $1500
Requirements:

A total of 120 scholarships, worth $1,500 each, will be awarded. Applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

 

The Compeer Financial High School Senior Scholarship Program is designed for students who will major in agriculture or an agriculture-related field. Students who plan on attending a college, university or technical school are eligible.

 

“Compeer Financial’s high school scholarship program is intended to encourage those interested in agriculture to explore what’s possible for their future,” said John Monson, Chair of the Fund’s board of trustees. “The high school seniors who will be awarded this scholarship have already made an impact on their local, rural communities, and will go on to do great things to impact agriculture.”

 

He added that the scholarship program also demonstrates Compeer’s focus of championing the hopes and dreams of rural America.

 

To qualify, graduating seniors must live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, agricultural and community youth organization involvement and essays.

 

To apply, students should visit https://www.compeer.com/Home/Investing-in-Rural-Communities/Giving-Back/Scholarships/Scholarships to download the application form or complete the electronic application. Applications must be received by March 15, 2019.

Countryside Cooperative Scholarship Regional 3/22/2019 $500
Requirements:

Countryside Cooperative is committed to the communities it serves by maintaining a skilled and educated workforce to serve its members and patrons well into the future. Countryside Cooperative is pleased to inform you that we will be offering up to twenty (20) $500.00 scholarships to eligible High School seniors enrolled at an accredited school.

Students whose parents or guardians are active members or customers of Countryside Cooperative are eligible to apply. An active member or customer is defined as having purchased a minimum of $1,000.00 worth of products and/or services in 2018 from Countryside Cooperative.

Application materials must be submitted to Lisa Bella at the Durand Business Office located at 514 East Main Street, Durand, WI 54736 or via email to lbella@countrysidecoop.com. Completed applications must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Countryside Cooperative’s Scholarship Selection Committee will evaluate applicants based on general merit and application materials. The nine-panel committee consists of three board members, three-member/patrons, and three employees. Winners will be notified the week of April 8, 2019.

Scholarship checks will be made payable to the college and mailed to the student’s home address upon presenting proof that the student has successfully completed his or her first semester of studies and is enrolled for second semester.

For questions regarding this program, please contact Lisa Bella at (715) 672-8503, ext. 1226.

Attachments:
2019 Countryside Cooperative - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/2019 Scholarship Application.doc
Wiley Davis American Legion Post No. 108 Scholarship Regional 3/31/2019 TBD
Requirements:

A winner will be selected according to academic record, school activities, and community involvement, parent/guardianship membership (descendants, member, war veteran) and American Legion Activities. 

Attachments:
Wiley Post 108 Cover Letter - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/THE AMERICAN LEGION SCHOLARSHIP-1.doc
WDAL Post 108 Application - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/Wiley Davis American Legion Post 108 Scholarship Application.doc
Wisconsin Restaurant Association Education Foundation Scholarships State 4/1/2019 up to $2000
Requirements:

The WRA Education Foundation awards scholarships based on future plans in the foodservice and hospitality industry. Over $40,000 in scholarships are awarded annually to food science, culinary arts and hospitality management students across the state. Many other programs are eligible so long as the student's intentions are to have a career in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

Other Information:

To apply: https://www.wirestaurant.org/education-foundation/scholarships/scholarship-application

Nilssen's Foods Scholarship Regional 4/1/2019 $2000
Requirements:

The qualified candidate for this scholarship will:

  • Be a student in good standing
  • Reside in a community within Nilssen’s market area
  • Be a graduating High School Senior with a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Planning a post-secondary education in business or related field
Attachments:
Nilssen's Foods Scholarship Information - //www.claytonsd.k12.wi.us/cms_files/scholarships/Scholarship information.docx
WITC New Promise Scholarship Regional 4/12/2019 TBD
Requirements:

The WITC Promise Scholarship, funded by the WITC Foundation, provides free college tuition for area high school graduates who meet program eligibility requirements. The WITC Promise Scholarship will pay the balance of tuition and fees for eligible students after federal and state grants are applied. Tuition will be covered up to four terms (pending eligibility requirements each term).
Who is eligible for the WITC Promise Scholarship?

-2019 high school, GED or home schooled graduate
-Apply for admissions to a financial aid eligible program at WITC by April 12, 2019
-Student must be a Wisconsin resident at time of application
-Complete and submit the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) by April 12, 2019
-Complete and submit WITC Promise Application by April 12, 2019
-Student must meet eligibility requirements for Federal and Wisconsin financial aid
-Complete all program admissions requirements prior to July 1, 2019
-Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,500 or lower as determined by information provided on the Free Application for Financial Aid (A student's EFC is an index number of how much financial aid the student is eligible to receive; it is not the amount of money a student will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of student aid a student will receive.)
-Achieve minimum 2.0 GPA for senior year in high school
-Participate in a free Financial Literacy training program while enrolled at WITC
-Enroll in at least 12 credits per term (exception to minimum credit requirement may apply for certain programs)
-Complete the WITC Foundation Scholarship application for all future terms

 

For more information and a paper application http://files.constantcontact.com/4f172bdb001/73f9ca52-8deb-411a-9f4e-8aefc1bd36e3.pdf

Other Information:

Apply at https://www.witc.edu/tuition-and-financial-aid/financial-aid/scholarships/promise

Kids' Chance of Wisconsin Scholarship Opportunity State 5/1/2019 up to $5000
Requirements:

Kids' Chance of Wisconsin is an organization providing educational scholarships to the children of Wisconsin workers who have been seriously injured or killed due to work-related accidents. If you qualify please apply using the application form available at www.kidschanceofwi.org.

2019 Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship National 5/31/2019 $750
Requirements:

This scholarship is for all first-year college freshman who will be attending an accredited College/University during the 2019-2020 school year (current seniors). Special consideration will be given to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in law and meets the requirements.

Requirements:

  • 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.
Other Information:

To apply: https://hbolawfirm.com/law-justice-scholarship/