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).
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.
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.
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.
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.