Private Scholarships List

Wisc. Dept. of Children & Families Foster CareScholarship
The Wisconsin Department of Children & Families Scholarship Program awards scholaships upt $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. Website 
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


MelbourneRehabs Scholarship Program
Deadline: 12/29/17. $1000 for a student currently enrolled in an University for Fall 2017 in good academic standing. Applicants should write a 600-800 word essay on how to make a society free of drug use. Website
Veterans Benefits Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/17. Three $2000 scholarships will be awarded to students who are enrolled in a program at an accredited 2 or 4-year university during the 2017-2018 academic year. Must submit an essay answering the following “Give an example of one veterans benefit and explain how it helps senior veterans. Then propose your own benefit to help senior veterans.” Website
Coupons Plus Deal Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/17. $3000 award for any entering, current, or post-grad level students from colleges and universities around the world. Write an essay describing how you save money in your daily life. Website
Polanki Scholarship
Deadline: 01/08/2018. Polanki’s annual College Achievement Awards recognize students who have demonstrated high achievement and who are committed to understanding, preserving, or disseminating Polish culture and or language. Website
Virginia Wagner Award
Deadline: 01/15/2018. Several awards for students pursuing an undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree and live in the Midwestern Region. Website
Feldco Windows Siding and Doors Scholarship
Deadline: 01/15/18. $1000 Award for current undergraduate or incoming new freshman that is also a legal U.S. resident. Website
Mock Interview Scholarship
Deadline: 01/30/18. Five $1000 awards will be awarded to currently enrolled students in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program in the United States. Website
Glen Lerner Gives Back Community Service Scholarship
Deadline: 01/31/18. $1000 for any student who is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program. Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and be able to demonstrate dedication to serving their community. Website
Hedy Lamarr Achievement Award
Deadline: 2/15/2018. $10,000 for a female college student in their junior year at an accredited U.S. University with at least a 3.0 GPA. Must be in a field of entertainment or technology and show exceptional promise. Also must be a U.S. citizen. Application
Fond du Lac Area Retired Educators Scholarship
Deadline: 2/28/2018 $500-$750 award for students who have graduated from a Fond du Lac County public high school or are current residents of the county. Application 
Qualify Me! Scholarship
Deadline: 03/01/18. $740-$2000 award for students enrolled at an accredited two or four year college or institution in the U.S. or Canada. Must have a 2.8 GPA or higher. Write an essay answering the following question: “What lifelong education learning means to you?” Website
Jack Schoemer Scholarship
Deadline: 03/02/18. $1000 award for students that are residents of Sheboygan, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Ozaukee or Manitowoc County. Must be a full-time student with a declared major emphasizing in human resources. Application 
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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