Private Scholarships List

Wisc. Dept. of Children & Families Foster Care Scholarship
The Wisconsin Department of Children & Families Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $5,000 for youth who have been in out-of-home care (OHC) placement in: foster home, group home, residential care center or court ordered Kinship Care Application Link 
Scholarships Open to Minority Students
*Comprehensive list of scholarships available to minority students. Website

*Information for applying to college and a comprehensive list of scholarships available to minority students. Website

Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students
My (Un)Documented Life offers up-to-date information & resources for undocumented immigrants including available scholarship opportunities. The Website is currently under maintenance and will be back up soon.

You can also find facts about Undocumented Students & College here.

Summer Research Programs
Pathway to Science provides several summer research programs to students across the United States. Find a program in your field for research opportunities this summer. Website
Kirst Law Firm National Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/2018. $10,000 award for a current student enrolled in an accredited college, university or graduate program within the U.S. with a 3.0 or higher GPA. Must be a U.S. citizen. Website
Key Thinker Scholarship
Deadline: 03/31/2018. $2,500 scholarship for students enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited college, university, or trade school in the United States. Must have at least a 3.0 GPA, be 18 years or older, and be a US citizen or Permanent Resident. Write an essay on “What does financial responsibility mean to you and what steps should students take to plan their budget?” Website
Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation
Deadline: 03/31/2018. Several scholarship opportunities for full time students with a 2.5 or higher GPA. Students must be a Wisconsin resident and enrolled in a Wisconsin college/university. You must be a minimum of 25% Hispanic decent and complete at least 20 hours of volunteer servuce for the WHSF/Mexican Fiesta. Website / Application
Roy Kalmerton and Marion/Robert Schuchardt Scholarships
Deadline: 04/01/18. Two $1000 scholarships who have completed at least one full-time year in college and attain sophomore status and earned a minimum of 60 credits by the end of the 2017-18 school term. Applicants must have a home residence in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Calumet, Fond du Lac or Ozaukee counties. Intended major must be in an environmental field. Website
Brown Deer Woman's Scholarship
Deadline: 04/01/18. Up to $1000 for women in Brown Deer. Applicants must be undertaking a program of continuing education, a resident of Brown Deer, Wisconsin, and aged 25 and older. Website
Buckfire & Buckfire Disability Scholarship
Deadline: 04/02/18. $1000 for a student who is a U.S. citizen who is enrolled and has completed at least one semester of classes at an accredited college or university in the United States. The student must have a diagnosed disability by a qualified person. Website / PDF Application
Cohen & Jaffe LLP Scholarship Program
Deadline: 04/02/18. $250-$1000 award for graduating high school students entering their first year of undergrad. You must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident and write a 500-750 essay on select topics. Website
Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation
Deadline: 04/10/18. Up to $100,000 over four years. The LGCF has three tiers of awards for students who are passionate about Latin music and pursuing a music degree. Each tier has differing eligibility requirements. Applicants will preferably be between 17 and 24 years old and must have financial limitations preventing them from studying at a prestigious music institution at the college degree level. Website
Stephenson Scholarship Fund of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
Deadline: 04/13/18. All residents of Fond du Lac County are eligible to apply. This scholarship will be awarded only to full-time, undergraduate college students. The total amount of the scholarships will be dependent upon monies available for distribution from the Stephenson Fund. Website
Parnall Law Scholarship
Deadline: 04/15/18. $1000-$2500 for graduating high school students and current college students who are US residents. Applicants must create a “Distracted Driving Family Plan” Website
Charles Ullman & Associates Scholarship
Deadline: 04/15/18. $500-$2000 for high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate college students who are at least 17 years of age and currently enrolled in a high school, college or university located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia. Write a 750-1500 work essay answering “How does the enforcement of child support laws contribute to the progress of young Americans?” Website
Edwin E. and Janet L. Bryant Foundation
Deadline: 04/15/18. $12,000 to assist former students from select Wisconsin communities’ high schools:

  • Arcadia High School, Arcadia
  • Black River Falls High, Black River Falls
  • Bloomer High School, Bloomer
  • Mineral Point High, Mineral Point
  • Montello Junior/Senior High School, Montello
  • Neillsville High School, Neillsville
  • Riverdale Schools, Muscoda
  • Stoughton High School, Stoughton
  • Viroqua High School, Viroqua
  • Wautoma High School, Wautoma

Preference is given to nontraditional students who did not go directly to college after high school and who want to attend college, or are currently enrolled in college. Current high school seniors are not eligible to apply. Website

Sawinery DIY Scholarship
Deadline: 04/17/18. $1500 for any student studying in a college or university who writes an article about a DIY project they have done in the past. Website
Wisconsin Lab Association
Deadline: 04/30/18. Two $1000 scholarships for a technical, undergraduate, or graduate student  enrolled in a curriculum that will enable them to pursue a career in a non-medical laboratory related field and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Website
Clutch Prep STEM Scholarship
Deadline: 04/30/18. $1,500 scholarship for a student currently enrolled in a 2-4 year accredited college/university who is pursuing a STEM degree. Website
Creative Scholarship Program
Deadline: 04/30/18. $500-$1000 for any graduating high school, receiving GED within 9 months or be a college student enrolled in college or graduate school for the upcoming semester. Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Create a creative project in the following topic: “Discuss what if anything should be done, if anything, by social media and other internet companies to help curb and prosecute cases involving cyber-bullying and harassment.” Website
Becker Law Office Scholarship
Deadline: 05/01/18. $1000-$2500. The Becker Law Office is offering a Scholarship Program that is designed to help interested high school (upon graduation from high school) or college students in the United States to attend an institution of higher education. Write a 500-750 essay on the selected topic. Website
Marks & Harrison Annual Scholarship
Deadline: 05/15/18. $1000-$2,500 for college-bound high school seniors and two or four year college students who submit the most insightful essays or videos on how to prevent distracted driving. Website
Wrongful Law Firm Scholarship
Deadline: 05/31/18. $5000 for any student accepted to of currently enrolled in an accredited university. Must be a U.S. citizen and hold a 3.0 GPA or higher. Students must have demonstrated outstanding service to the community, high initiative to further their education, and a strong academic performance. Write an essay about drinking and driving. Website
SimpliSafe Scholarship
Deadline: 05/31/18. $1000 for a student enrolled in a degree program that prepares them for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). Must be a U.S. citizen who is currently enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD in a STEM field and hold a 3.0 GPA. Website
Viber Mobile Technology Scholarship
Deadline: 06/01/18. $1000 for three recipients. Students must be enrolled at an accredited university for the 2017-18 school year as a current Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student. Must be a U.S. citizen. Applicants will write a 400-500 word essay on “how you believe mobile technology will change in the next ten years.” Website
The Future is Female Scholarship
Deadline: 06/29/18. $3000 for a female student who is an American citizen/resident and is enrolling/enrolled/have graduated college with a 3.0 GPA or above. Answer questions about your coursework, inspirations, and impact you hope to leave in the world. Website
Sterling Law Offices Annual College Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30/18. $1000 annual award for a full-time student at an accredited two or four-year college or trade school. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be a U.S. resident. Website
Recovery Village HealthCare Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30/18. $1000 for a student pursuing a health-related degree program (ex: counseling, social work, pre-med, nursing, psychology, etc) with a focus on additional counseling or a substance abuse related field. Must be a U.S. citizen and be enrolled in an accredited college. Website
Annual Community Volunteer Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30/18. $1500 for a full-time college student in good academic standing, who has exemplified outstanding volunteer involvement. Website
HxBenefit Scholarship Program
Deadline: 06/30/18. $2000 for a student who writes an essay on the topic “the effect social media has for growing a small business.” Must be currently studying in high school or the university setting in any field. Website
The Chairish Design Your Future Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30/18. $2500 award for students who have at least a 2.0 GPA. It is open to high school seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students who are enrolled or plan to enroll in a an accredited college or university. Website
Rising Stars: Interior Design & Architecture Scholarship
Deadline: 06/30/18. $2500 award for students who have at least a 3.0 GPA. Student must major in a design-related field (examples: architecture, interior design, landscape design/architecture, furniture making, industrial design, engineering, etc.) and demonstrate an interest in a design-related career. Open to current college undergraduates and graduate students. Website
Honoring Veterans for Their Service
Deadline: 07/01/18. $500-$2500. Nominate a deserving veteran of the U.S. military (veterans may nominate themselves as well). Include a 600+ word essay about the veterans service. Website
Rosen & OHR Scholarship
Deadline: 07/20/18. $1000 for a student enrolled in a community college, undergraduate program or graduate school. Write a 750-1000 word essay about how a serious accident has impacted your life. Website
Straight North STEM Scholarship
Deadline: 08/01/18. $1000 award for any undergraduate or graduate students majoring in a STEM field of study and attending an accredited college or university. Website
BigRentz Engineering Scholarship
Deadline: 08/03/18. $5000 for a student currently be pursuing, or plan to pursue, an engineering degree with a discipline related to design, construction, and operation of machinery or structures (e.g., civil engineering, geotechnical engineering, structural engineering, agricultural engineering, industrial engineering, transportation engineering) with at least a 3.0 GPA. Website
Shoes Tracker Scholarship Program
Deadline: 08/09/18. $2000 award for a high school or college student who will write a 500-2000 word essay about foot pain and health. Website
Bellhops' Moving Forward Scholarship
Deadline: 09/25/18. $3000 for a student who is currently enrolled, or planning to enroll, at an accredited undergraduate college or university in 2018. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA. Write an essay explaining the importance of your major in today’s society. Website
Top 10 Best Budget Annual Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/18. $1000 for a student enrolled in a college, university, or trade school. Write  a 600-1000 essay on “How to use Facebook as a marketing tool”. Website