Money is an important factor for many people to decide whether to attend college or to jump right into the workforce. Nowadays, the cost of college tuition is climbing higher and higher, and the financial stress has also been increasing which ultimately forces many students to work long hours or even drop out of school. Luckily, students can find an end number of college scholarships and grants to help pay for their education. However, finding financial aid opportunities couldn’t be easier. 

What are Wisconsin Scholarships?

The average tuition & fees of Wisconsin colleges is $6,254 for residents of Wisconsin and $11,566 for students from other States. Like most states across the country, Wisconsin also provides a variety of financial aid programs for its resident students. To find the necessary funds to realize their college ambitions, these programs are designed to help Wisconsin residents. To create a productive population the government of Wisconsin understands that access to higher education is vital, and by offering grants and scholarships to deserving students it is possible to boost the state’s economy and to build a stronger workforce. 

General Scholarships and Grants

There is a wide variety of general grants and scholarships offered by the Wisconsin state for its resident students. The eligibility requirements for these programs depend on the candidates who are enrolled at a state-supported college or university and are open to all students within the state who meet the eligibility requirements and also are not specific to any particular discipline. According to the availability of funds, the award amounts are subject to change with any state-supported financial aid.

FAFSA- The First Step

Students preparing for college, who are looking for financial aid to help pay for their education, need to fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is required for all Federal and state-supported financial aid and is used to determine the level of financial assistance for which a student is eligible. After the student’s FAFSA has been submitted, they will receive their Student Aid Report, which will outline the specifics of their eligibility for government-supported college financial aid programs. It must be a priority for every student to fill and apply for FAFSA before applying for any grants, scholarships, or college loans.

 

Application Deadline

June 30, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

800 788-3368

About the Scholarship

The Discover Student Loans Scholarship Award is an initiative by the Discover Student Loans with the sole aim of supporting talented students whose potential is otherwise gone unnoticed. The sch...

Application Deadline

December 07, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

comcast@applyists.com

Contact Number

855-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Comcast NBC Universal Foundation strives towards building a brighter nation by awarding the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship to bright and aspiring minds. The Foundation believes that young minds are the leaders of tomorrow. Success starts with opportunity and commitment to the young people will build better leade...

Application Deadline

March 16, 2020

Award Amount

$3,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

jacinda@niada.com

Contact Number

800-682-3837

About the Scholarship

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association, a 70-year-old trade association established the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Foundation or the NIADA Foundation in 2006 with the mission of supporting young men or women of the United States who have displayed academic excellence, leadership sk...

Application Deadline

February 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@ffa.org

Contact Number

317-802-6099

About the Scholarship

The Metlife Foundation Scholarship is awarded by National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Organization to encourage the students to pursue higher education in widely diverse fields ranging from agriculture-related studies to other major career options like communications, journalism, public relations, m...

Application Deadline

May 01, 2020

Award Amount

$2,500

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Contact Number

312-399-0370

About the Scholarship

Karen George Chicago Speech Therapy Scholarship is sponsored by the Chicago Speech Therapy organization. The scholarship is awarded to the students who are aiming to be a speech-language pathologist. The students are selected for the scholarship based on their interest in helping children, basic personality, cli...

Application Deadline

June 01, 2020

Award Amount

$10,000

Awards Available

10

Website

Link

Email Address

prom@ducktapeclub.com

Contact Number

440-937-7096

About the Scholarship

High school students attending prom are awarded scholarship prizes through the Stuck At Prom Scholarship Contest to the best student who makes and wears prom attires made of Duct Brand duct tape. The scholarship is awarded to the winners of the contest on the basis of online voting. The contest winners in different positions are ch...

Application Deadline

Varies

Award Amount

$2,250

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

cassie.weisensel@wi.gov

Contact Number

608-267-2206

About the Scholarship

Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board. The institution was started to provide financial assistance for Wisconsin residents attending institutions of higher education. Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) is awarded to senior students who maintain high-grade point at Wisconsin high school.  ...

Application Deadline

February 28, 2020

Award Amount

$7,500

Awards Available

4

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarship@cousinssubs.com

About the Scholarship

Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest is awarded by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board. The institution was started to provide financial assistance for Wisconsin residents attending institutions of higher education. Wisconsin Sports Awards Scholarship Contest must be a second semester senior in high school, have participated in a WIAA-sanctioned s...

Application Deadline

March 31, 2020

Award Amount

$1,000

Awards Available

Varies

Website

Link

Email Address

scholarships@cffoxvalley.org

Contact Number

920-830-1290

About the Scholarship

Wisconsin Women\'s Alliance Foundation Scholarship is sponsored by the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board. The institution was started to provide financial assistance for Wisconsin residents attending institutions of higher education. Wisconsin Women\'s Alliance Foundation Scholarship awarded to a Wisconsin student attending a Wisconsin technical c...

Application Deadline

November 17, 2020

Award Amount

$5,000

Awards Available

50

Website

Link

Email Address

spirit@applyists.com

Contact Number

865-670-4787

About the Scholarship

Prudential Foundation certifies Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. The establishment was begun as the United States\' biggest youth acknowledgment program dependent on volunteer network administration. This grant was begun by Prudential and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in the year 1995. This program honors middle level and high sc...