WAUSAU EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SENIOR ESSAY CONTEST:
This is a contest open to all Wausau West and Wausau East seniors. A winner from each school
will receive a cash award of $100.00. Students must write about a teacher who made a
difference in their life. The teacher must have been or is currently a Wausau District Public
School Teacher in any grade (k-12). Contest rules are available in the counseling office. The
winning essay will be published in the Wausau Daily Herald.
Deadline: Tuesday, October 25th at 3:00 in the counseling office.
2011-2012 WSCA/CAREER CRUISING HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP:
The Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA), in partnership with Career Cruising, has
established the WSCA High School Scholarship Program to assist students with their post-
secondary education. Four $1000 scholarships will be awarded. Applicants must be high school
seniors attending a public or private high school in Wisconsin, and planning to attend post-
secondary education during the 2012-2013 school year. Applicants must write a one page essay
(8 1/2 x 11 typed) describing how a school counselor or school counseling program has helped
you plan, decide, resolve, or grow in some areas of your life. Applications are available in the
counseling office. Deadline: December 1, 2011.
BOSTON UNIVERSITY TRUSTEE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION:
Trustee scholars are selected by a faculty committee from a pool of applicants who have been nominated
the principal of their high school. Each scholar receives a renewable scholarship covering full
undergraduate tuition and mandatory fees for four years. Trustee scholars are typically in the top 10%
of their class and are also very active leaders in their schools and communities. Application materials
are available online at: www.bu.edu/admissions/trustee. Deadline: December 1, 2011.
UNIVERSITIES OF WISCONSIN :
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
There are 13 four-year public universities of Wisconsin. Each of them offers scholarship opportunities
to their incoming freshmen. This document will explain some of the things you should know about
applying for scholarships at each of these universities. Some of the universities no longer require a
separate application form for scholarships. If you believe you fit the scholarship criteria and there is not
a separate scholarship application form, it is even more imperative that your college application essays
be descriptive and that you attach letters of recommendation to the application.
UW-Eau Claire: The application form for admission is now also used as the scholarship application
form. If an applicant is in the top 25% of their class and has an ACT score of 25 or higher, they will
automatically be considered for scholarships. In addition, if an applicant is in the top 5% of their class
and has an ACT score of 28 or higher, they may be eligible for their honors program. Applicants must
be accepted for admissions by February 1st in order to be considered for these scholarships.
UW-Green Bay: Freshman scholarships available can be found online at:
www.uwgb.edu/financialaid/scholarships/. The applications are available now and must be completed
and submitted by February 15th.
UW-LaCrosse: Freshman scholarships are available through the UW-L Foundation and have an
application deadline of February 15, 2012. Information regarding scholarship opportunities can be
found at http://www.foundation.uwlax.edu/sch.html.
UW-Madison: They now have a new website, Scholarships@UW-Madison, which provides
information on all undergraduate scholarships available through them. In addition a common
scholarship application is available at the same sight and allows students to apply for most campus
scholarships by completing a single form.
UW-Milwaukee: To find out more about scholarship opportunities, go to scholarship.uwm.edu.
There you will find easy links to campus and school/college based awards. And “early” is the word!
Students should complete any scholarship applications as early as possible, along with their application
UW-Oshkosh: To find out more about the many scholarship opportunities offered, go to
UW-Parkside: The application for admission is the same application as is used for scholarships. It
is very important to take great care in writing your essay on the application since it will be considered
for both. The deadline for scholarship application is February 1st.
UW-Platteville: Applicants must apply and be admitted by December 1st in order to be considered
for a scholarship. Their scholarship application is online.
UW-River Falls: New students at River Falls are eligible for fantastic scholarship opportunities
including a Falcon Scholarship which is a $1000 renewable for up to four years. The application for
admission is the same application as is used for scholarships. The decision is strongly based on the essay
written by the applicant. Application must be submitted no later than January 13, 2012. For more
information about their scholarships, go to http://www.uwrf.edu/FinancialAid/UWRFScholarships.cfm.
UW-Stevens Point: The application for admission is the same application as is used for
scholarships, so again, the focus is strongly based on the essay written by the applicant.
UW-Stout: The scholarship application is a separate application for students who have applied to
UW-Stout. The scholarship application deadline is January 28th.
UW-Superior: A variety of scholarships are online at their website: www.uwsuper.edu. Separate
applications are available depending on the scholarship you choose.
UW-Whitewater: The application for admission is the same application as is used for scholarships,
so again, the focus is strongly based on the essay written by the applicant. To be considered for
scholarships, students must be fully admitted by February 1st.