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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

 Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation

  • Be current postsecondary undergraduate or high school graduate.  Candidates must have at least a high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Plan to enroll or be currently enrolled in part-time or full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational technical school for the entire 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Be a student who previously attended or graduated from one of the following Wisconsin community high schools:  Arcadia High School, Black River Falls High, Bloomer High School, Mineral Point High, Montello Junior/Senior High School, Neillsville High School, Riverdale Schools, Stoughton High School, Viroqua High School, or Wautoma High School.
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  April 15, 2017
Application:  Click here

Building Inspectors Association Southeastern Wisconsin Region – Dennis Peterman Scholarship

  • Entering second year, or greater, of college
  • Enrolled in a construction related field of study
  • Enrolled in a technical or four year College/University in the State of Wisconsin
  • Full-time
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
Amount:  $1,500 maximum per recipient ($3,500 total per year)
Deadline:  May 1, 2017
Application:  Click here

Home Builders Association of Fond du Lac & Dodge Counties, Inc.

Scholarship One:
  • Student is son/daughter of a current Home Builders Association of FDL & Dodge Counties business member
Scholarship Two:


  • Student who resides in FDL or Dodge County
  • Participation in one of the following fields relative to residential construction: Construction Management, Architecture, Building Trades (including qualified apprenticeship programs), Engineering (emphasis on construction trades), Interior Design, or Other related field of study relative to residential construction
Amount:  $600 each
Deadline:  April 21, 2017
Application:  Click here

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation for Career & Technical Education Scholarships (CTE)

Scholarship One – Training less than 12 months:
  • Students planning to attend a non-degree certificate program or vocational training less than 12 months at a community college
  • Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
    • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
    • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to the Marine unit
  • GPA of at least 2.0 (one a 4.0 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2016 tax year that does not exceed $96,000. Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income
Scholarship Two – Undergraduate & Associate Degrees:


  • Incoming college freshman or currently in college pursing a bachelor’s degree, associates, or certificate that is longer than 12 months
  • Applicants must be the child of one of the following:
    • Active duty or reserve U.S. Marine
    • Veteran U.S. Marine who has received an honorable discharge, or who was killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty or reserve U.S. Navy Corpsman who is serving, or has served, with a U.S. Marine unit
    • Veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who served with a U.S. Marine unit and has received an honorable discharge, or was killed while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Corpsman attached to the Marine unit
  • GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2016 tax year that does not exceed $96,000.  Non-taxable allowances are not included in determining adjusted gross income
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  March 1, 2017

Memorial Go-Kart Inc. Scholarship

  • Scholarship recipients are graduates of a Washington County High School and are enrolled in a 2 year program. The recipient must be enrolled in an Auto Mechanic, Auto Body, Welding or a Trade program/field.
  • All applications must include a recommendation from the High School Principal or teacher working with the student, 2 completed reference forms, the High School transcripts, and an acceptance letter from an accredited educational facility.
Amount:  The value of the Memorial Go-Kart Scholarship will be announced after our annual event. Previous years scholarships totaled up to $7500.
Deadline:  April 14, 2017
Application:  Memorial Go-Kart Inc. Scholarship application

Milwaukee Chapter 41 of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

  • Woman in a two-year program who will be entering or already in her second year in the coming spring semester.
  • Woman majoring in Accounting or Finance.
  • Attending a Wisconsin school.
Amount:  $750
Deadline:  March 15, 2017

P.E.O. Chapter BD Scholarship

  • Female U.S. citizen and is currently attending or graduated from a Fond du Lac County high school.
  • Have been accepted or attending full time post-secondary education
  • Financial Need
  • Written statement
  • of educational and career goals, past and future goals
Amount:  $500 (minimum) initial award
                  $500 (minimum) additional after successful completion of first year
Deadline:  April 30, 2017
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

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 (8)
Deadline:  March 15, 2017
Application:  Click here

 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

  • Be honorably-discharged veterans or spouses of disabled veterans who have served in the United States military, including the Reserves and National Guard, and have received a Certificate of Eligibility from the Department of Veterans Affairs or another document of service.
  • Be high school or GED graduates who plan to enroll or students who are already enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate (first Master’s degree) study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year
  • Be Pell-eligible and have applied for Title IV and completed FAFSA to ensure full discovery of actual unmet need.
  • Use any military education benefits for which they are eligible.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, or its equivalent.
Amount:  TBD
Deadline:  February 28, 2017
Application:  Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program

Wisconsin 4-H Foundation Scholarships

  • Available to outstanding Wisconsin students pursing higher education in 2017
  • 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, 2017
Application:  Click here

 Wisconsin Elks Association

  • Student planning to pursue an eligible vocational/techical program
  • High school diploma or GED is not required
  • Not limited to high school students
  • Open to training ore retraining to compete in work place
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  April  1, 2017
Application:  Click here

Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

  • Acceptance into an Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Programs or Health Occupations programs especially Nursing Associate Degree, Practical Nursing or Nursing Assistant
  • 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 Section of AWWA Scholarship

  • Enrolled full time in a technical school for Fall 2017 semester
  • Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 at time of application
  • Have not received WIAWWA (or WWA) scholarship previously
  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and Wisconsin Resident
Amount:  $750
Deadline:  April 21, 2017
Application:  Click here

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

Women in Management, Inc. Chapter – Fond du Lac

  • Women in Management awards scholarship(s) of $500 and up to female students entering or returning to the job market with the goal of obtaining a management position.
  • Applicants must have completed their first year of college with the intention of obtaining a degree.
  • Candidates must be a resident of Fond du Lac County attending school at a location of their choice.
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  March 31, 2017
Application:  Click here

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

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