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Other Scholarships

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:  Click here

Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association 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:  November 28, 2016

Gold Cross Ambulance Scholarship

  • Student enrolled in a Paramedic Program
  • Academic Achievement with a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Volunteer or other experiences within health-related fields
  • Community Service
  • Financial Need
  • Scholarship will be paid for the student’s second semester
Amount:  $500 (2)
Deadline:  December 1, 2016

The Milwaukee/NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Foundation, Inc.

  • Student must be a United States Citizen residing in southeaster Wisconsin
  • Student must successfully complete high school
  • Student must be enrolled in an institution within Wisconsin in one of the following programs: Architecture, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Interior Design, Landscaping, Masonry, or Plumbing
Amount:  $1,000 scholarship to an eligible institution when taking at least 12 credits during 2nd semester and $500 scholarship to an eligible institution when taking 6-11 credits during 2nd semester.
Deadline:  November 15, 2016

Scholarship America Dream Award

  • Be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents (holders of a Permanent Resident Card), or individuals granted deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA)
  • Have received a high school diploma or the equivalent from a U.S. school
  • Be planning to complete a minimum of one full year of postsecondary education by the end of the 2016 academic year
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at the sophomore year level or higher at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational-technical school in the United States for the entire 2017-18 academic year
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)
Amount:  $5,000 – $15,000 annually, growing by $1,000 each year until graduation
Deadline:  December 15, 2016
Application:  Click here
Note:  Please see application for additional information

Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac – Live your Dream Award

  • Provides the primary financial support for yourself and your dependents
  • Has financial need
  • Is enrolled in or has been accepted to a vocational/skills training program
  • Is motivated to achieve your education and career goals
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  November 15, 2016
Note:  Please see application for additional information.

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  Juan M. Lopez at 414-791-8174.

Veteran and Military Dependent Scholarship Opportunities – 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 2017
  • 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 4 semesters)
Deadline:  January 15, 2017
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
  • Enrolled in an accredited technical school in a medial or health-related program
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  February 1, 2017
Application: – “For Students” section

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

  • Acceptance into one of the following programs: Nursing Associate Degree, Practical Nursing or Nursing Assistant
  • WI Resident
  • Full-time (12 or more credits) or part-time (6-11 credits) student
  • Must apply for financial aid and have financial need
  • Applicant must have been or currently be a member of a family operating a Wisconsin Farm. A family farm is defined as an agricultural entity of any size with the majority of the family income derived from the farm operations.  This does not include hobby farms.  Farms in other states do not qualify.
  • If there are not a sufficient number of approved applicants involved in a Wis­con­sin Family Farm, consideration may then be given to a person from a rural Wis­con­sin area. Rural is defined as a township, village or city with a population of less than 20,000, based on the most recent Federal Census.
Amount:  $500 (15)
Deadline:  Due to Financial Aid Office by December, 9, 2016
Application:  Click here
Note:  See application for additional requirements

Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship

  • Female Resident of WI
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be enrolled at the time of application as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student
  • Plan to enroll full-time or part-time for the fall semester
  • Have a C grade point average or better
  • Possess leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills
  • Have an interest in public service government and the political process
Amount:  $3,000
Deadline:  November 4, 2016
Application:  Click here
Note:  Return completed applications to Stephanie Lueck (Financial Aid Office) along with copy of current transcript, a letter from the financial aid office confirming your eligibility, and two letters of recommendation from people who are familiar with your skills, personality, work habits, etc.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Funding

Available to eligible students interested in targeted Individual Training Account (ITA) approved programs in an effort to meet the workforce development needs in the local area.  Click
here for more information on eligible programs.

Possible Benefits for Eligible Students (among others
if eligible):
  • Tuition, fee, and book assistance (up to $1500 per semester)
  • Transportation and childcare assistance (up to $500 per semester)
  • GED/HSED testing fees and transportation assistance for students with a career plan
  • Referrals for employment preparation and placement services
  • Extended employment follow up

Eligibility Information

In order to be eligible, a student must
  • be at least 18 years old (except for youth programs),
  • reside in Dodge, Dane, Marquette, Columbia, Jefferson, or Sauk Counties,
  • be eligible to work in the United States, and
  • if male, be registered with Selective Service.
In addition, the student must fall into one of three categories:
1.  Adult:
  • Low Income
  • Receiving Federal, State, or Local Public Assistance
  • Basic Skill Deficit (<8.9 on the TABE in Reading, Writing, or Math)
  • Veteran
2.  Dislocated Worker:
  • Defined as one who has been laid off due to no fault of his or her own (ie, business closing or downsizing
  • 3.  Out of School Youth (OSY):
  •      Defined as one who is age 16 to 24 and not attending any school other than an adult education program (GED/HSED or Adult Basic Education), a YouthBuild program, or a Job Corps program and possesses one of the following barriers:
  • Low income with a high school credential and either basic skill deficit or ELL
  • Subject to the juvenile or adult justice system
  • Foster child, homeless, or runaway
  • Pregnant or parenting
  • Disabled
  • Compulsory school age (16 to 18 years old) and not attending high school
  • Low income and needs additional assistance

Students are required to attend a Worksmart Network orientation session and complete an application as well as supply supporting documents.

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