Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

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 2016 academic year and includes one $30,000 Nancy Talbot Scholarship Award, and 30 $5,000 awards. Applications are closed. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 20, 2016 or when the first 1,000 applications are received, whichever is earlier.


Applicants to the 2016 Talbots Women´s Scholarship Program must:

  • Be women currently residing in the United States;
  • Be women who have earned a high school diploma or their GED on or before September 2006;
  • 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 2016-17 academic year and receiving a degree no earlier than May 2017;
  • Have at least two semesters (24 credit hours or more) remaining to complete an undergraduate degree as of the beginning of the 2016 fall academic term.

UW-Whitewater Scholarship Opportunities

UW-Whitewater is pleased to announce the online scholarship application period begins December 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, February 22, 2016. Please carefully review each scholarship for additional information.

DR. Ernella S. 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 half-time students' (6-11.5 credits) scholarship awards are $1,500 per academic year, payable over two semesters. Payment of the scholarship will be made directly to UW-Whitewater, not the recipient, to be applied toward payment of tuition.

2015 Recipient Bios


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.

First Time Applicants:

Please submit the following materials (make sure each page has your name on it):

  1. A completed application-financial need form. You may include additional information that will assist the committee in determining your financial need in addition to the Expected Family Contribution as analyzed by the federal processor when applying for financial aid (FAFSA) and your Adjusted Gross Income from 2015 on the application.
  2. A one-page, typewritten (double spaced) statement about your educational and career goals. Including leadership campus or community involvement, and community service.
  3. A resume, please highlight campus and/or community involvement (if you need assistance with your resume, contact Career & Leadership Development 262-472-1471)
  4. Reference page: Attach contact information of both work and service references.
  5. Complete college/higher education transcripts or an Academic Advisement Report (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  6. Recommendation letters from three individuals addressing your character, academic ability, and potential for success in your chosen field. ONE reference must be from a past or present UW-W faculty/staff member.
    • Acceptable references are professors, previous employers, previous volunteer supervisors, etc.
    • Unacceptable references are parents, family members, or friends
    • Recommendations are due with application BEFORE deadline (any being received after the deadline will NOT be reviewed)

Download New Application (DOCX) (PDF)

Renewal Candidates:

The scholarship is renewable for up to six semesters. Students currently holding the scholarship who seek renewal must submit the following: (Please make sure each page has your name on it)

  1. Letter requesting renewal (typed).
  2. A completed application - financial need form
  3. Statement of continued financial need. You may include additional information that will assist the committee in determining your financial need.
    • Expected Family Contribution
    • Adjusted Gross Income from 2015
  4. Complete college/higher education transcripts or Academic Advisement Report (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  5. Two-page, typewritten (double spaced) statement of accomplishments while receiving the scholarship. Highlight your academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, campus/community involvement, community service and career goals.

Download Renewal Application (DOCX) (PDF)



(This includes Recommendation Letters)

For a paper application please contact:


Wednesday, March 9, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.
Drop of paper applications to Adult Student Services Office - 2017 Roseman Hall. 

Applications via e-mail sent to Lynn Smith at (Subject line: Hunzicker App for (insert name))

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 /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

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

2015 Winners

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Audrey Buchanan - Social Work

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Nadia Freie - Finance

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David Phelps - Computer Science & Biology

Tanya Scherer - Social Work

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

Professor Crista Lebens – Philosophy and Religious Studies

Prof Drucker and Chencellor


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

Contact Information

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