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”.

National Military Family Associations – Military Spouse Scholarship


  • Can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs and more
  • Are a spouse of a member of the seven Uniformed Services with a military ID
  • Are married to an active duty, reserve, guard, retired, medically retired, wounded or fallen service member (must be a service-related wound, illness, injury or death that took place after September 11, 2001)
  • Are a dual service military spouse
  • Are a divorced spouse, but ONLY if you receive 20/20/20 benefits

Amount: Up to $1,000
Deadline: Applications open year-round
Application: https://scholarships.militaryfamily.org/offers/nmfa-spouse-scholarship/

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)

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation


  • Child of one of the following:
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Marine*
    • A Marine killed while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps
    • Active duty, reserve, or veteran U.S. Navy Corpsman who is/was attached to a U.S. Marine Corps unit or who was killed while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps unit*
      • *Veterans must have received an honorable discharge.  A discharge status of other, general, under honorable conditions, dishonorable, etc. are not eligible for an award.
  • GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Family adjusted gross income for the 2019 tax year that does not exceed $103,000.  Non-taxable allowances are not included in the adjusted gross income.
  • Attending or planning to attend a college or career training school listed on the National Center for Education Statistic’s College Navigator website in the 2020-21 academic year.

Amount: TBD
Deadline: Applications are processed every month (the entire process will take about 6-8 weeks)
Application: https://www.mcsf.org/cte/

Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) Scholarship


  • Currently enrolled in or entering a certificate or degree program which leads to a manufacturing career
  • Full-time enrollment (12 or more credit hours)
  • Have a 2.5 GPA

Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: March 31, 2021 for Fall 2021 term awards
Application: https://www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/scholarships

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship


  • Membership eligibility in Beta Mu Kappa, our MPTC chapter of PTK
  • Based on the number of credit hours (minimum of 12) you have completed
  • An outstanding GPA of 3.5 or above
  • PTK membership also gives you the opportunity to apply for many regional and national scholarships

Amount: Varies based on scholarship
Deadline: See application for specific deadlines
Application: https://support.ptk.org/hc/en-us/categories/115000219674-Scholarships

RMEL Foundation Scholarship


  • Permanent U.S. Resident
  • High school senior or college undergraduate enrolled in and pursing an undergraduate or associate degree or entering an appropriate certificate program with the intent to enter the electric energy industry.

Amount: $1,000 – $3,000
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Application: https://www.rmelfoundation.org/scholarships

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:  www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships or scholarships@cffoxvalley.org

Sheboygan Area – SHRM Chapter


  • Be a Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee or Manitowoc County resident.  Sheboygan County residents will be given preference.
  • Senior in High School or entering the second year or higher at an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Full-time student.
  • Have a declared major or emphasis in human resources management or business major with an emphasis on human resources management.
  • Be in good standing at school and in the community.

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: February 22, 2021
Application: See attached

SPE – Society of Plastics Engineers Scholarship


  • Demonstrate or express an interest in the plastics industry
  • Majoring in or taking courses that would be beneficial to a career in the plastics industry
  • Must be in good standing with the college

Amount: Vaires
Deadline: April 1, 2021
Application: https://www.4spe.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3313

T.E.A.C.H. Program Scholarship

  • 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 15 for Spring – and – June 15 for Fall
Application:  www.TDMAW.org   or call 262-532-2440
Scholarship 2:  
  • Contact your Tool & Die Instructor
Amount:  Kennedy 11-Drawer Steel Toolbox
Deadline:  Awarded in Fall semester only

Veteran and Military Dependent Scholarship Opportunities – Click here

Waupaca Area Community Foundation – Isabelle Rowe Nursing Scholarship


  • Non-traditional student, age 21 or older
  • From Fox Valley and Waupaca areas
  • Pursing a degree in Nursing
  • Part-time or Full-time
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Financial Need
  • Work experience in a healthcare-related field

Amount: Amounts may vary
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Application: https://www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers Association (WATDA)


  • Wisconsin resident
  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2021 or a student in their first year of a two-year program
  • 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 online 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, 2021
Application: https://www.watda.org/scholarship

Wisconsin Laboratory Association (WLA)


  • Pursuing a career in a non-medical laboratory field
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: March 31, 2021
Application: www.wisconsinlabassociation.org

Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants Memorial Scholarship


  • Wisconsin resident
  • Enrollment in a CAAHEP/ABHES Accredited Medical Assisting program, attending core medical assistant core courses
  • Documented GPA of at least 3.0 at the time of application
  • Documented financial need

Amount: $500
Deadline: February 1, 2021
Application: https://www.wsma.net/awards-scholarships

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 (awards may vary)
Deadline:  March 31, 2021
Application:  www.cffoxvalley.org/scholarships


Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) Funding



Employ Milwaukee, Milwaukee County’s Workforce Development Board, received a grant from the Department of Labor for a program called TechHire.

The TechHire program is a multi-sector initiative to empower and train American workers in the information technology field with skills they need, for well-paying middle and high-skilled positions in IT.

This grant program allows Employ Milwaukee to assist students at local colleges/universities with tuition costs related to their academic programs.

To be eligible for this grant program you must meet the following criteria:

  • aged 18-29
  • pursuing an IT degree, certificate or diploma (i.e., IT credential)
  • will be completed with your academic program by December 2020
  • will be looking for full-time employment after graduation.

In addition to assisting with tuition costs, Employ Milwaukee staff will help students with updating resumes, LinkedIn profiles, provide professional development workshops and assist in finding full-time employment after degree completion.

If you are interested and eligible for this opportunity, please contact:

Carrie Diener