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Other Scholarships and Funding

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) Scholarship for Youth in Out-of Home Care

  • Have been in out-of home care (OHC) placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and left OHC at age 18
  • Have been in OHC for at least six months after the age of 15 and adopted after the age of 16
  • Have been in OHC placement in Wisconsin as described above
  • Have been in OHC placement in another state but has become a resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution
  • Be accepted into a postsecondary institution at the time the application is submitted
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a post-secondary program on his/her 21st birthday, extending eligibility to age 23
Amount:  Up to cost of attendance and may not exceed $5,000
Deadline:  Ongoing
Application:  Application is available from the Wisconsin DCF forms page. Search for “scholarship”.

Officer Craig Birkholz Law Enforcement Scholarship

  • Have graduated from an accredited high school in either Fond du Lac County or Kenosha County Wisconsin
  • Completed 30 credit hours (if in a two year program) and proof of a 3.0 overall GPA
  • Pursuing a two-year degree in Criminal Justice
Amount:  $2,500
Deadline:  April 15, 2018
Note:  See application for additional requirements

Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation Scholarship

Scholarship 1:  Chief Simon Kahquado Scholarship
  • Student seeking to enroll or currently accepted as a first-year, full-time or part-time degree-seeking student at an accredited Wisconsin technical school or college
  • Student must be a U.S. Citizen or legal U.S. Resident
  • Student must be a Wisconsin Resident
  • Student must have a high school diploma or GED by Fall 2018
  • Student must have a minimum 2.5 college GPA
  • Student must demonstrate leadership
Amount:  $1,250 per semester
Deadline:  March 16, 2018
Application:  Click here 

Scholarship 2:  Delores Pemma Scholarship


  • Student who is or who has a parent that is an active shipping member of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association
  • Student who has not previously received an Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship
  • Student who has completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university, or completed at least one semester at a technical college
  • Student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale
Amount:  $750
Deadline:  March 16, 2018
Application:  Click here 

Marine Credit Union

  • Marine Credit Union member or the child of a MCU member
  • Enroll for the next academic year as a full-time student
Amount:  $1,000 (five scholarships)
Deadline:  February 10, 2018

The National Association of Veteran Program Administrators (NAVPA) Scholarship

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible U.S. permanent resident
  • Be an Honorably Discharged U.S. Military Veteran, Active Duty, Reserve or Guard member, or a Dependent of a Veteran or Service member
  • Be in good academic standing with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete prerequisite essay
  • Be enrolled in and maintain attendance at a full-time rate at a NAVPA member approved college or university during the fall 2017 semester
  • Have earned a minimum of 12 college credit hours by the end of the fall 2017 semester
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  January 19, 2018
Application:  Click here

Shawano Area Community Foundation – Richard Newcomb & Janice Schreiber-Newcomb Education Scholarship

  • Widow who is too young for Social Security assistance and plans to further their education at an accredited technical school
  • Part-time or Full-time student
  • Preference may be given to applicants from the Shawano area
  • Receiving Social Security benefits for dependent children shall not disqualify an applicant
Amount:  Up to $1,000  / $500 for part-time students
Deadline:  Not supplied, please call 920-702-7619
Application: or

T.E.A.C.H. ProgramScholarship

  • Work at least 25 hours per week in a full-time group child care program that is licensed and/or participating in YoungStar Or in a licensed or certified family child care program
  • Have the support of your sponsoring program
  • Have a diploma from an approved high school or have earned a GED
  • Be employed by your sponsoring program for a minimum of three months prior to application
  • Live and/or work in Wisconsin
  • Plan to attend school at a Wisconsin-based college or university
  • Want to complete credit-based coursework
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  TBD
Application:  T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Application

Tool, Die & Machining of WI

Scholarship 1:
  • Must be WI Resident
  • In Tool and Die Program
  • Complete Essay
Amount:  Award up to $500
Deadline:  January 16, 2017 for Spring – and – June 15, 2017 for Fall
Application:   or call 262-532-2440
Scholarship 2:  
  • Contact your Tool & Die Instructor
Amount:  Kennedy 11-Drawer Steel Toolbox
Deadline:  Awarded in Fall semester only

UMOS National Farmworker Jobs Program

  • Have farm work background or be a dependent of parents who have farm work background during the past 2 years (i.e. Crops, cannery, dairy, nurseries, poultry, Christmas trees/wreaths, farm animal care, greenhouse, hay bailing or any other related farm work).
  • U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Must be 18 years of age & all males must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Enrolled in a certificate or other short term program, 1 year or less, not covered by federal or state financial aid
Amount:  Up to $4,400
Deadline:  TBD
Application:  Call UMOS, Inc. for more information and ask for  Jaime Flores at 414-389-6118 (Madison Area), Juan Lopez at 414-791-8174 (Beaver Dam Area) or Aurora Grimm at 920-410-9106 (Wautoma Area)

Veteran and Military Dependent Scholarship Opportunities – Click here

Washington County 4-H Trust Fund Scholarship

  • Available for any past or present Washington County 4-H club member with at least 5 years of 4-H club membership and who was an achieving 4-H member
  • Applicant should be a graduating senior or past graduate who is enrolled or entering a vocational school or University in the fall semester at a full-time status
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  March 15, 2018
Application:  Click here

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarship

  • Available to outstanding Wisconsin students pursing higher education in 2018
  • Awarded based on demonstrated personal growth, development and leadership, academic performance and future educational goals
  • Students must have been a Wisconsin 4-H member for at least one year
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Amount:  $10,000 total available
Deadline:  March 15, 2018
Application:  Click here

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA)

  • WI Resident
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2018
  • Plan on attending or currently enrolled in an automotive, auto collision, or diesel technician program at a NATEF-Certified Wisconsin Technical College
  • Plan to pursue a professional career in the automotive, diesel, or auto collision industry
  • High school students must submit their ACT or Accuplacer test scores and complete two additional on-line tests
  • Current technical college students do not need to complete the assessment tests, but they will need to send in their transcripts from their first semester as soon as it is available
Amount:  $750 per semester (up to four semester)
Deadline:  January 16, 2018
Note:  See application for additional requirements

Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation

*Amy Hunter-Wilson, MD Scholarship 
  • American Indian students who pursue training or advanced education as doctors of medicine, nurses, or in a related health field
*Victor A Baylon, MD Scholarship 
  • Residing in Racine or Milwaukee Counties who are enrolled in Medical Laboratory Technician
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  February 1, 2018
Application: – “For Students” section

Wisconsin Women’s Alliance Foundation Scholarship

  • Female students age 25 or older who reside in Wisconsin
  • Student will be attending an accredited technical college as a full-time student
  • The following are taken into consideration to determine the recipient:  Career path and goals, Employment history, Volunteer, professional and community activities, and Financial need
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  Not supplied, please call 920-702-7619
Application: or

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Funding


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