Students who have ties to Wisconsin may be eligible for some money to help reduce the cost of their college education. Some of these scholarships in Wisconsin are only open to Wisconsin residents. Other scholarships are open to students who simply attend a school within Wisconsin. These scholarships are funded in a number of different ways. Some scholarships are available through the Wisconsin Higher Education office at the state level, which others are available through individual colleges or universities. Additional scholarships are funded through private businesses, organizations, and individuals. See below for a list of scholarships in Wisconsin:
Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program Grants provide scholarships to students who demonstrate high financial need. In order to be eligible, students must be residents of Wisconsin and plan to attend a school within the state. Students may renew this award for up to ten semesters as long as they continue to meet the financial need criteria. The initial award amount ranges from $600 to $1,800 and awards that are being renewed range from $250 to $1,800. More information about this award, along with a link to FAQs, can be found at the following website: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html#grants.
Wisconsin Tuition Grant provides grant funding to Wisconsin residents who plan to enroll for at least six credits of undergraduate coursework. Students must enroll at an independent college or university within the state. These awards are awarded based on financial need and may be renewed for up to ten semesters. More information about this award can be found here: http://heab.state.wi.us/.
WPS Foundation College Scholarship offers awards of up to $4,000 to seniors in their last year of high school. In order to be eligible, students must be a Wisconsin resident with a parent who works for the Public Service Corporation in Wisconsin or one of the related agencies. Students must plan to attend an eligible college or university and be in the top 10% of their graduating class. Each recipient is awarded $1,000 each year for four years. More information can be found at the following webpage: http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/scholarships/college.aspx.
American Association of University Women – Racine Branch Scholarship provides scholarships to Wisconsin residents. In order to be eligible, students must be females who reside in Racine, Wisconsin. Furthermore, students must plan to attend college on a full-time basis. More information about this scholarship can be found on the following website: http://www4.uwm.edu/. The award provides up to $1,500 in aid.
Wisconsin Academic Excellent Scholarship Program provides scholarships to Wisconsin high school students. These awards are based on academic merit and are awarded to students to have the highest GPA at each high school throughout the state. Students must plan to enroll at an eligible college or university on a full-time basis. Currently, the scholarship is worth $2,250 per year and can be used to defray the cost of tuition. In order to apply, students must be nominated by their high school. Completed nomination forms must be submitted by March 1st. More information about this award can be found on the following website: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html#grants.
Author: Jeff Gitlen
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