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 earned wages in farm work or be a dependent of parents who have earned wages in farm work 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).
  • Legally authorized to work in U.S.
  • Must be 18 years of age & all males must be registered with the Selective Service
  • Enrolled in a two year program or less
Amount: Varies
Deadline: No deadline
Application: https://www.umos.org/nfjp-application/

BIASEW – Dennis Peterman Scholarship


  • Must be entering second year, or greater, of college
  • Must be enrolled in a construction related field of study
  • Must be enrolled in a technical or four-year College/University in Wisconsin
  • Must be a full-time student

Amount: $1,000 (5)
Deadline: May 1, 2021
Application: https://www.biasew.net/

Eastern Ridge Home Builders Association – Joan M. Vande Castle Scholarship


  • Student who has completed high school
  • Student enrolled in one of the following programs or apprenticeship program: Construction Management, Architecture, Building Trades, Engineering (with an emphasis on construction trades), Interior Design, or other related field of study relative to residential construction.

Amount: TBD
Deadline: May 7, 2021
Applications: http://www.easternridgehba.org/scholarships

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/

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

P.E.O. Chapter BD Scholarship


  • Female U.S. citizen and is currently attending or graduated from a Fond du lac county high school
  • Desires to pursue or is pursuing full time post-high school education
  • Has been accepted to a school of higher education or is currently attending a school of higher education
  • Has financial need

Amount: Three awards ($500, $1,000 and $1,000)
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Application: see attached

Platinum Educational Group


  • Must be enrolled in an EMS, Nursing, or Allied Health program
  • Letter of Recommendation Form (form provided in application packet)
  • A brief essay (500 words maximum)

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: June 4, 2021
Application: Scholarship Packet Information

R3 Stem Cell Scholarship


  • Applicants must be an American citizen and at lest 18 years of age
  • Must posses a current GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have documented acceptance at a university, accredited college or community college, or can show proof of current enrollment at a university, an accredited college or community college.
  • Write a 100% unique essay with a minimum of 1,000 words.  Essay topic is: “How do you foresee stem cells affecting human life and health 10 years from now?”

Amount: $1,500
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Application: https://r3stemcell.com/scholarship/

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

TC Energy


  • Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply field
  • Enrolled full time for Fall 2021 semester
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of application
  • Haven not received this scholarship previously
  • U.S. Citizen and WI Resident
  • Additional considerations will be given to student members of WIAWWA/AWWA

Amount: $750
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Application: https://www.tcenergy.com/community-giving/build-strong/regions—u.s/

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

The Mercury Racing “Excellence in Trade” Scholarship


  • High school senior or recent graduate from a public or private high school within the districts of: Fond du lac, North Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Mayville, Ripon, Rosendale-Brandon, Waupun, Oakfield, Lomria, Randolph, Campbellsport or New Holstein
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must intend to further education in a trade-related field as a full-time student

Amount: $5,000 (2)
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Application: https://mailchi.mp/e868a8a12021/mrscholarship2021

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

Waupun Utilities/WPPI Energy Scholarship


  • High school seniors planning on entering the Electrical Power Distribution program
  • The student, parent, or legal guardian must be a customer of Waupun Utilities and/or reside in the City of Waupun
  • Letter of recommendation

Amount: $1,000
Deadline: April 9, 2021
Application: see attached

Wisconsin Section of the American Water Works Association (WIAWWA)


  • Pursuing a degree relevant to the drinking water supply field
  • Enrolled full time for fall 2021 semester
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of application
  • Not have received this scholarship previously
  • U.S. Citizen and WI Resident
  • Additional consideration will be given to student members of WIAWWA/AWWA

Amount: $750
Deadline: May 28, 2021
Application:  www.wiawwa.org


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