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
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Scholarships Open to Undocumented Students
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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
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
Cream City 2018 LGBTQ+ Scholarship Program
Deadline: 06/01/18. $2500 for a student at an accredited university. This scholarship is created to support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer+ and allied student leaders in Southeastern Wisconsin. Complete a series of essays related to your involvement with the LGBT+ community. 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
Laser Spine Institute Scholarship
Deadline: 06/15/18. $1,500 scholarship available to full-time students at a University or College with a 3.5 minimum GPA. Students must be seeking a degree in health or science based programs with an interest in pursuing a career in health care. Submit a 750 to 1000 word essay on the following topic: What do you feel are the three most critical issues facing the health care industry today and what ideas would you put into place to help address them? 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
Coastal Scholarship Program
Deadline: 07/01/18. $5000 for any undergraduate currently enrolled in any accredited course for the 2017/18 or 2018/19 school year. Must have a 3.3 GPA and answer the following prompt: Upon graduation, how do you plan to use your education to make a positive difference in the world? Website 
Charter Up
Deadline: 07/05/18. $10,000 scholarship available to a student born outside of the U.S. who is enrolled or planning to enroll full-time as an undergraduate student at an accredited college or university. Must have a weighted GPA of 3.4 or higher and write an essay that declares a personal vision and demonstrates the potential to achieve that vision. Website
Freedom Scholarship Essay Contest
Deadline: 07/07/18. Two $500 scholarships to a recent high school graduate who is a Milwaukee resident and planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college in fall 2018. 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
The Our Home Love Scholarship
Deadline: 08/15/18. $1,000 scholarship available for both undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an accredited university. Write a 1000-1500 word essay about your student life experience. Website
E-Commerce Research Scholarship 2018
Deadline: 08/15/18. $3000 scholarship for any student at an accredited college or university. Write an essay on the following topic: E-Commerce Trends. How E-Commerce Will Change Retail Business in the Next 10 Years. Website
Wikibuy eCommerce and Online Retail Scholarship
Deadline: 08/21/18. $2,500 award for a student in a business administration and management, business, accounting, finance, or other business related degrees. Must hold a 3.4 GPA and answer the following prompt: Which trending technologies will affect the future of online retail and eCommerce the most in the next 20 years? 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
Keeva Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/18. $1000 for a student enrolled in at least 12 credits and working towards a 4 year degree. Write a short review of your experience with the company’s products. 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
Hearing Aid Review Scholarship
Deadline: 12/31/18. $1000 for a student enrolled or intending to enroll in college or trade school. Must make a YouTube video answering three questions:

  1. How will you make an impact on the sciences, journalism or marketing industries?
  2. In what ways will your education help you make this impact (be specific)?
  3. What motivates you to reach these goals?