Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Adult Student Outreach

Paying for a college education can often be made affordable through financial aid loans, grants and scholarship opportunities. Put together a list of scholarships and their deadlines and dedicate regularly scheduled time to complete applications. Remember, one hour of your time could mean $250 in scholarships (or more).

Please visit the Financial Aid Website for more information and to download the Federal Application Form for Student Aid (FAFSA).

Talbots Scholarship

The Talbots Charitable Foundation is proud to present a scholarship program for women looking to return to college later in life. This program is for the 2014 academic year and includes one $30,000 Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award, and 30 $5,000 awards. Applications are available at The deadline for applications is Monday, January 20, 2014. Only the first 5,000 eligible applications received will be processed.


Applicants to the 2014 Talbots Women´s Scholarship Program must:

  • Be women currently residing in the United States or Canada;
  • Be women who have earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2004;
  • Be enrolled or planning to enroll in a full- or part-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited 2- or 4-year college, university, or vocational-technical school;
  • Be attending the full 2014-15 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2015;
  • Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2014 fall academic term.

UW-Whitewater Scholarship Opportunities

UW-Whitewater is pleased to announce the online scholarship application period begins Sunday, Dec. 1. More than 200 scholarships are available! To apply for a scholarship go to (Scholarships). Only currently enrolled UW-Whitewater students with a Net-ID can apply.

Applications for most scholarships will be accepted until Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014. Please carefully review each scholarship for additional information.

Ernella Hunziker Scholarship

Scholarship for Returning Women Students

This scholarship was made possible by Dr. Ernella S. Hunziker, UW-W professor in Art and Education from 1963 to 1990. UW-W full-time students (12 credits or more) scholarships are up to $3,000 per academic year, payable over two semesters. UW-W part-time students (6-11.5 credits) scholarship awards are up to $1,500 per academic year, payable over two semesters. Payment of the grant will be made directly to UW-Whitewater, not the recipient, to be applied toward payment of tuition.


All applicants must:

  • Be female.
  • Be at least 24 years old.
  • Be in need of financial assistance.
  • Be working towards their first undergraduate degree.
  • Have completed 45 (or more) credits towards their first undergraduate degree, of which a minimum of 12 credits completed at UW-Whitewater.
  • Have earned a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Download Application Form:

  • New Application Scholarship Requirements [PDF] [DOC]
  • New Scholarship Application-Financial Need Form [PDF] [DOC]

Renewal Candidates:

  • Renewal Application Scholarship Requirements [PDF] [DOC]
  • Renewal Scholarship Application-Financial Need Form [PDF] [DOC]


(This includes Recommendation Letters)

You can pick up a paper copy at the following location:

  • Adult Student Coordinator (Lynn Smith) 2017 Roseman Hall


Wednesday, March 12, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.
Adult Student Services Office - 2017 Roseman Hall.

Applications via e-mail sent to Lynn Smith at

Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation

In 1993, a scholarship fund was established and named to honor Denise Bertucci, an outstanding Jaycee who died in 1992 after a courageous battle with cancer. The Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship are scholarship(s) meant for the nontraditional students - those returning to school after a break in their formal education. The Bertucci Scholarship fund is at $1,000.00, and the Scholarship Committee will review all applications received and award the funds accordingly.

Download the Information Packet [PDF] | Download the Application [PDF]

U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships

The U.S. Army Women's Foundation is the premier center for educational excellence, the national network for today's Army women and a dynamic advocate for telling the history of Army women.

The Foundation Legacy Scholarship program recognizes the importance of education and helping recipients to achieve their educational goals. The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support toward community college coursework and undergraduate degrees to Army women and their lineal descendents. Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service and need.

The Legacy Scholarships are available for tuition assistance at the community college level or four year academic institutions. At this time, scholarships for graduate work and/or additional undergraduate degree are not part of the program

  • Community College/Certificate Program Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $1,000.
  • College/University Legacy Scholarships will be awarded up to $2,500.

Get more information about eligibility and criteria for this scholarship at the Army Women's Foundation website.

Scholarship Search Engines

Broke Scholar: Online scholarship search engine that allows you to search for scholarships that apply directly to you.

College Board: A collection of public and private scholarships that allow you to fill out a questionnaire to match you with the appropriate scholarships.

Fast Web: Gives advice on applying for scholarships and provides advice on the financial aid process.

Scholarship Hunter: Search for academic or athletic scholarships, scholarship contests, essay awards and state awards.

Student Scholarship Search: A scholarship and grant search engine.

NextStudent: A resource for the entire financial aid process—from applying for scholarships to paying your loans after graduation.

Nontraditional Student Recognition Award

The Nontraditional Student Recognition Award was established to recognize a nontraditional student on our campus. It recognizes the nontraditional student’s academic commitment, leadership, and significant contributions to the university community while managing the multiple life roles of a nontraditional student.

Nontraditional Student Recognition Award Nomination Form

2013 WInners

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Group shot with Telfer

Keith Bach - Economics Major

Keith Bach

Shanell Haines - Marketing Major

            Shanelle Haines


Nathan Johnson - Biology and Psychology Majors

Nathan Johnson

Nicholas Peters - Music Education

                Nicholas Peters

Julie Reinhart - History

Julie Reinhart


CARE (Concern for Adults Returning to Education) Recognition

This recognition is for UW-Whitewater faculty or staff members who show sensitivity to the diverse learning styles, experiences, and multifaceted lives of nontraditional undergraduate students. Faculty or staff members nominated for this support and enrich the student experience by accepting the unique qualities and challenges that adult students bring to campus.

CARE Recognition Nomination Form

Care Award

Thomas Drucker - Math Lecturer

Prof Drucker and Chencellor


Roseman 2017
800 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Information

Lynn Smith, Student Services Coordinator
Phone: 262-472-1619