Are you searching for scholarships in Wisconsin to help cut the rising costs of attending one of the 63 higher learning institutions within the state’s borders? Although the 20th most populous state is best known for being “America’s Dairyland” due to being the nation’s leading producer of cheese, Wisconsin also offers tremendous educational opportunities that represent the best of the best in the Midwest. Whether you are seeking the dynamic college vibe of Madison, the old-world feel of Milwaukee, or the small town surroundings of rural Beloit, the following are 25 great scholarships that can unlock various learning options at Wisconsin’s diverse academic settings.

1. Ab Nicholas Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 30th

Annually, the Ab Nicholas Scholarship Program offers needs-based awards to Wisconsin graduating high school seniors who participate as players or managers on their school’s basketball team. Eligible candidates must be enrolled full-time in a two or four-year degree program in the University of Wisconsin system, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, be bona fide Wisconsin residents, and not be playing in NCAA intercollegiate athletics.

Contact

Ab Nicholas Scholarship Program
700 North Water Street Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 755-6393
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

2. Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

Sponsored by Texas Instruments in honor of a dedicated educator who sought to improve the quality of mathematics education in Wisconsin, the Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship is granted through the Wisconsin Mathematics Council each year for up to $2,000. Qualified applicants must be legal Wisconsin residents, be pursuing a degree in mathematics with the goal of teaching math to K-12 students, be current high school seniors, and exhibit significant interest in mathematics through the use of technology.

Contact

Arne Engebretsen Memorial Scholarship
1117 Stonewood Drive Suite 204
Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 437-0174
[email protected]

3. Bernard E. Barkin Science Scholarship

Deadline: February 3rd

For graduating high school seniors from Beloit, the Bernard E. Barkin Science Scholarship is presented annually for $1,000 by the Stateline Community Foundation of southern Wisconsin to students who have demonstrated a strong interest in pursuing a career in the field of science. In order to apply, candidates must be prepared to enter an accredited in-state university in the upcoming fall term after graduation and exhibit good citizenship by participating in community service activities.

Contact

Bernard E. Barkin Science Scholarship
690 Third Street Suite 110
Beloit, WI 53511
(608) 362-4228
[email protected]

4. Brian LaViolette Scholarship Fund

Deadline: January 23rd

In remembrance of a delightful young life that was claimed at the youthful age of 15 in a swimming accident within the Bay of Green Bay, the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Fund offers one $10,000 award annually to graduating high school senior from the Partners in Education school districts of Wisconsin who are pursuing post-secondary education. Applicants should have significant financial need, show exemplary achievement throughout high school, have a thirst for knowledge, and possess a desire to be a future leader.

Contact

Brian LaViolette Scholarship Fund
1135 Pleasant Valley Drive
Oneida, WI 54155
(828) 242-3790
[email protected]

5. Charles H. Bennett Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: December 23rd

Through the Engineering Foundation of Wisconsin (EFW), the Charles H. Bennett Memorial Scholarship is granted for $1,500 to outstanding graduating high school seniors who are enrolling in an ABET-accredited university in pursuit of a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in engineering. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, possess an ACT composite score of at least 24, be legal Wisconsin residents with U.S. citizenship, and submit a one-page letter from a registered professional engineer.

Contact

Charles H. Bennett Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 430
Pewaukee, WI 53072
(414) 531-1129
[email protected]

6. Dan Busch Memorial Wildlife Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

As part of the Wisconsin Trappers Association, the Dan Busch Memorial Wildlife Scholarship is available annually for $500 to high school graduates who will be pursuing a post-secondary education with a major related to wildlife science, including biology, botany, natural resources management, and more. In order to qualify, candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, plan to attend an in-state accredited two or four-year institution, maintain at least 12 credits per semester, and demonstrate a love of nature.

Contact

Dan Busch Memorial Wildlife Scholarship
P.O. Box 26
Boscobel, WI 53805
(888) 601-8727
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

7. Dr. Victor A. Baylon Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: February 1st

As a tribute to his career as a successful pathologist at All Saints Healthcare System, the Dr. Victor A. Baylon Memorial Scholarship is granted each year for $1,000 to outstanding students from Racine or Milwaukee counties of Wisconsin who are pursuing advanced training as doctors of medicine, medical technologists, or clinical laboratory scientists. Qualified candidates will be U.S. citizens, be enrolled full-time in an accredited medical-related program, have legal Wisconsin residence, and demonstrate significant financial need.

Contact

Dr. Victor A. Baylon Memorial Scholarship
330 East Lakeside Street
Madison, WI 53715
(608) 442-3789
[email protected]

8. Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation Scholarship

Deadline: April 15th

Through Scholarship America, the Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation Scholarship is awarded for up to $12,000 annually to financially assist former students who graduated from a high school in Stoughton, Neillsville, Black River Falls, Mineral Point, Viroqua, Bloomer, Wautoma, Arcadia, Muscoda, or Montello. To be eligible, candidates must be planning to enroll full or part-time as an undergraduate student at an accredited U.S. four-year institution in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

Contact

Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation Scholarship
3039 Shadyside Drive
Stoughton, WI 53589
(800) 279-2083
[email protected]

9. Elmer and Kathryn Harvey Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Established by the Wisconsin United Methodist Foundation in honor of an ordained clergyman who served various ministerial appointments in his lifetime, the Elmer and Kathryn Harvey Scholarship is awarded each year for $1,000 to deserving Methodist students from Wisconsin who are attending a four-year university with a major in music and/or education. Along with the application, students must submit a personal statement on vocational goals, list of church-related activities, official transcript of current academic status, and a financial plan.

Contact

Elmer and Kathryn Harvey Scholarship
750 Windsor Street Suite 305
Sun Prairie, WI 53590
(608) 837-9582
[email protected]

10. Emil and Gail Fischer Master Gardeners Award

Deadline: April 15th

For students who have resided at least one year in Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Oconto, Shawano, Outagamie, or Manitowoc counties, the Emil and Gail Fischer Master Gardeners Award is presented through the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation annually for $1,000 to high school graduates pursuing a career in horticulture. Qualified applicants must be enrolled full-time in an accredited two or four-year college in pursuit of a major in plant science, botany, plant ecology, horticulture science, forestry, entomology, or plant pathology.

Contact

Emil and Gail Fischer Master Gardeners Award
310 West Walnut Street Suite 350
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 432-0800
[email protected]

11. Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program

Deadline: April 1st

With the goal of ensuring equal opportunity for generations of young people to further their education, the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program offers need-based grants of varying amounts to Wisconsin graduating high school seniors who demonstrate significant unmet financial need for attending an in-state public college. Applicants must be legal Wisconsin residents, be under the age of 21 years old, pursue a first associate’s or bachelor’s degree, and be enrolling full-time in a UW System university or technical school.

Contact

Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program
P.O. Box 5506
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238-2400
[email protected]
Scholarship Link

12. Gloria Hoegh Memorial Rural Librarians Scholarship

Deadline: June 15th

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Library Association (WLA) Foundation, the Gloria Hoegh Memorial Rural Librarians Scholarship is offered for $1,150 each year to current library employees working in a Wisconsin community with a population of 5,000 or less who are planning to attend a continuing education program at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution. Selection will be based on academic background, experience in library work, potential to contribute to rural librarianship, and financial need for tuition assistance.

Contact

Gloria Hoegh Memorial Rural Librarians Scholarship
4610 South Biltmore Lane
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 245-3640
[email protected]

13. Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

As one of the most significant awards granted through the Kohler Foundation, the Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship is awarded each year for up to $80,000 to graduating high school seniors in Sheboygan County of Wisconsin who display the strongest leadership abilities through their participation in school, church-related, and/or community service activities. Regardless of academic status, the scholarship is provided to cover the costs of post-secondary education for truly unique individuals who go against the grain to break new ground in social action and make a positive impact on the lives of others.

Contact

Herbert V. Kohler Scholarship
725 Woodlake Road
Kohler, WI 53044
(920) 458-1972
[email protected]

14. Joe Wozniak Memorial Scholarship Fund

Deadline: March 1st

Within the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin (CFCWI), the Joe Wozniak Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 to offer $1,000 annually for up to two graduating high school seniors from Portage County in Wisconsin who will be attending a two-year technical college in-state on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall term. To qualify, candidates should demonstrate financial need, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and provide a one-page typewritten essay describing post-secondary goals.

Contact

Joe Wozniak Memorial Scholarship Fund
1501 Clark Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481
(715) 342-4454
[email protected]

15. Katherine H. Anderson Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

In honor of a beloved educator who touched many lives in her 85 years of life, the Katherine H. Anderson Scholarship has been created by the Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin (CFONCW) to award $1,000 annually to graduating high school seniors from the Wausau Area School District. Eligible candidates must be planning to pursue a college education in any major field, rank in the lower 90% of their graduating class, demonstrate good citizenship qualities through volunteerism, and appreciate the way of life in Wausau.

Contact

Katherine H. Anderson Scholarship
500 First Street Suite 2600
Wausau, WI 54403
(715) 845-9555
[email protected]

16. Larry L. Weyers Phuture Phoenix Scholarship

Deadline: April 14th

Created in remembrance of the former Integrys Energy Group CEO, the Larry L. Weyers Phuture Phoenix Scholarship is distributed annually for $1,000 to graduating high school seniors who have participated in the Phuture Phoenix program by tutoring or mentoring in targeted public schools. Candidates must be pursuing a degree at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, demonstrate financial need, and submit a well-written personal essay discussing community service involvement.

Contact

Larry L. Weyers Phuture Phoenix Scholarship
2420 Nicolet Drive
Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 465-5170
[email protected]

17. Linus M. Stoll Technical College Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

For the sons and daughters of a customer with a primary residence in Wisconsin Public Service’s (WPS) territory, the Linus M. Stoll Technical College Scholarship is granted annually for $1,000 to provide financial assistance to outstanding students who are accepted into a two-year associate’s degree program at a Wisconsin technical college. Eligible applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have performed community service activities, possess a leadership role in an extra-curricular activity, and maintain full-time enrollment.

Contact

Linus M. Stoll Technical College Scholarship
P.O. Box 19003
Green Bay, WI 54307
(888) 427-3164
[email protected]

18. Mary Barker APRN Nursing Scholarships

Deadline: March 1st

Each year, the Wisconsin Nurses Association (WNA) awards up to four Mary Barker APRN Nursing Scholarships for $2,000 apiece to registered nurses pursuing graduate studies to become a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), or Nurse Practitioner (NP). Applicants must have a current RN license to practice in Wisconsin, be a member of the association, enroll in an accredited master’s degree program, and have potential to contribute to professional nursing in Wisconsin.

Contact

Mary Barker APRN Nursing Scholarships
6117 Monona Drive
Madison, WI 53716
(608) 221-0383
[email protected]

19. Miller Park Community Scholarship Program

Deadline: April 1st

Through the Brewers Community Foundation, the Miller Park Community Scholarship Program bestows annual awards for $1,000 to $2,500 each to minority students who currently reside in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington, or Racine counties. Eligible candidates must be pursuing post-secondary students in a construction-related field at a university based in Wisconsin, complete at least 12 credits per semester, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 or greater, and agree to attend a pre-game introduction ceremony.

Contact

Miller Park Community Scholarship Program
One Brewers Way
Milwaukee, WI 53214
(414) 902-4400
[email protected]

20. Oscar G. and Mary M. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: March 31st

As part of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, the Oscar G. and Mary M. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship is granted annually for $700 to two graduating high school seniors residing in a rural community outside of Dane, Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine counties of Wisconsin. Applicants must be enrolling full-time in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at any of the University of Wisconsin campuses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Contact

Oscar G. and Mary M. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship
702 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 265-2949
[email protected]

21. Robert W. Hiller Scholarship

Deadline: June 2nd

Administered by the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA), the Robert W. Hiller Scholarship is awarded each year for $1,000 to graduating high school seniors and current undergraduate students who have demonstrated a passion for a profession in the baking or pastry arts field. Eligible candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.85 or higher, be pursuing a degree for a career in retail baking, submit three letters of recommendation, and write a 500-word essay discussing professional goals.

Contact

Robert W. Hiller Scholarship
2514 South 102nd Street Suite 100
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 258-5552
[email protected]

22. Tim Howard Memorial Scholarship

Deadline: April 1st

Established by the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) in memory of an employee who endured fatal injuries to restore electricity to Wausaukee in 2006, the Tim Howard Memorial Scholarship is presented for $1,000 annually to graduating high school seniors or returning adults who will be enrolling in Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. To qualify, candidates must be a customer of WPS, plan to enroll as a full-time student, and pursue a degree in the electrical power distribution program.

Contact

Tim Howard Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 19003
Green Bay, WI 54307
(888) 427-3164
[email protected]

23. Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship

Deadline: March 1st

Within the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB), the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded for up to $2,250 per year to Wisconsin graduating high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private school throughout the entire state. In order to receive the funding, students must be enrolled full-time in the upcoming fall term at a participating University of Wisconsin campus, technical college, or independent institution in-state.

Contact

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship
131 West Wilson Street Suite 902
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 267-2213
[email protected]

24. Wisconsin Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship

Deadline: March 4th

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association (WCA), the Wisconsin Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship is presented each year for $1,000 to graduating high school seniors with a background in the beef, veal, or dairy industry who are planning to enroll in any accredited U.S. institution. Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin, be majoring in an agriculture-related field of study, and submit three letters of recommendation.

Contact

Wisconsin Cattlemen and Cattlewomen Scholarship
2 East Mifflin Street Suite 601
Madison, WI 53703
(262) 857-7168
[email protected]

25. Wisconsin Hispanic Foundation Scholarships

Deadline: March 31st

With the goal of energizing the state’s fastest-growing community by pursuing post-secondary education, the Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation (WHSF) presents more than 100 awards each year to young Hispanic students who are enrolling full-time with 12 or more credits per semester at a Wisconsin university. Qualified candidates must be Wisconsin residents, be a minimum of 25% of Hispanic descent, submit an official transcript, and complete at least 20 hours of volunteer service at the Mexican Fiesta.

Contact

Wisconsin Hispanic Foundation Scholarships
2997 South 20th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 383-7066
[email protected]

As more than one-quarter of current Wisconsin residents hold at least a bachelor’s degree, it is estimated that around 61% of job openings in the next decade will require candidates to have a post-secondary education. In order to be well-prepared for growth in the demanding job market of the “Badger State,” check out these great scholarships in Wisconsin that can reduce the financial burden of enriching educational experiences.