The University offers a number of scholarships intended to reward academic excellence. Scholarships awarded to UW-Whitewater students are made possible by the University itself, alumni, concerned individuals, companies, and various organizations.
The number and type of scholarships are constantly changing; consequently, interested students are encouraged to contact the Coordinator of Scholarships in care of the Admissions Office (414/472-1440) for information and/or a scholarship application. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to enhance consideration as a scholarship recipient.
UW-Whitewater offers a wide variety of scholarships and every effort will be made to assist deserving students.
High school seniors entering a university with Air Force ROTC may compete with students from across the nation for three and four year scholarships to cover tuition, books and fees. Students who are already in college can apply for two and three year scholarships at specific intervals during the school year. In addition, the Air Force routinely sponsors a series of special scholarships targeted for specific majors, or to address under representation of some racial or ethnic groups in the Air Force. Lastly, the Air Force sponsors incentive scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per semester for individuals in their last two years of training, in addition to the $150 per month they receive for participating.
Two types of US Army ROTC scholarships are available to qualified students registered at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater:
The US Army ROTC scholarship pays for tuition, laboratory fees, on-campus educational fees, and a flat rate of $225 a semester from which students may purchase textbooks, classroom supplies and equipment. Army ROTC scholarship winners also receive a tax-free subsistence allowance of $150 a month for up to 10 months for each year that the scholarship is in effect. Scholarships at UW-Whitewater are worth approximately $3,500 a year and are available for two-year and three-year periods to both men and women. Scholarship applications are available at the Department of Leadership and Military Science, Room 111, Salisbury Hall.
Qualified students can enlist in the Wisconsin National Guard and receive a "New GI Bill" tuition assistance of $7331 binding the completion of military training. Also as a member of the guard a student will receive a monthly paycheck for approximately $150 for attending a one weekend drill a month.
Benefits of the Guard
Being in the guard qualifies the student for a 50% Tuition Grant. The Grant can be issued before required training is done and also eligible from day of enlistment. Effect 1 July 1997 Wisconsin Army national Guard Tuition Grant will be increased to 100%. There is also the possible eligibility of an additional $2500 cash bonus and a $10,000 Student Loan Repayment Program. Another program that a Guard member could be eligible for is the Federal Tuition Assistance Program that entitles a guard member up to $1,020 per fiscal year.
Simultaneous Membership Program
While attending ROTC Leadership Program in college you are eligible to participate in the SMP program. As an officer trainee you'll receive SGT (E-5) pay of $170 plus for the monthly training assembly. An additional ROTC Advance Corps Training Program pay. You're entitled to 50% tuition grant, and based on previous military experience you may also be eligible for the GI Bill of $7,331.
The College Level Examination Program is at no cost to an enlisted Guard member. The CLEP purpose is to assist students with post-secondary education goals. The CLEP is administered by Wisconsin National Guard Education Office.
Military Experience and Training Evaluations is a computer program that lists recommended college credits for prior military experiences.
Scholarships and Grants
Additional grants are awarded each year of $2,000 by the following associations: Wisconsin National Guard Enlisted Association, Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States.
Qualified students can enlist in the National Guard or Army Reserve and receive a "New GI Bill" tuition assistance of approximately $203 a month after 6 months of qualified service. Also as a member of the reserve forces a student will receive a monthly paycheck for approximately $150 for attending a one weekend assembly a month. For additional information contact the Department of Leadership and Military Science, Room 111, Salisbury Hall.
Qualified students can participate in ROTC on a contractual basis and receive approximately $3,700 over a two year period normally during their junior and senior years. Students may combine ROTC and National Guard/Army Reserve financial assistance and can draw on the average over $12,000 over a two year period. For additional information, contact the Department of Leadership and Military Science, Room 111, Salisbury Hall.
Students interested in pursuing a career in the Army Reserve or National Guard rather than active duty can apply for a Guaranteed Reserve Forces Scholarship which pays tuition, $150 a month and $225 for books and miscellaneous expenses. There is no active duty commitment associated with this scholarship.