External Scholarships

The following scholarships are offered by external groups and agencies.  Please follow the directions provided in the attachements for more information or to apply.

Virginia "Bea" Root Scholarships

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, WI Chapter scholarship programs were established to support individuals who are committed to providing quality medical care to veterans living with spinal cord injury or diseases. Our Chapter’s priority is to ensure the influx of highly qualified medical staff into the arena of spinal cord medicine and rehabilitation. Offering current and future veterans that are suffering spinal cord injury or disease would continue to receive the best care possible from the staff of the Spinal Cord Injury Unit of Zablocki VA Medical Center and other VA Medical Centers offering such care.

 Five types of scholarships are available to individuals pursuing their education in spinal cord injury medicine in the following career fields: Nursing, Practical Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Recreational Therapy.


Kathy Welter Memorial Nursing Scholarship

The Paralyzed Veterans of America, WI Chapter is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the Kathy Welter Memorial Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship consists of  ONE (1) $2,000.00 (two thousand dollars) Scholarship annually awarded  to the Applicant who is the “best fit” for the necessary criteria.  This scholarship program is geared to CNA I, CNA II, and LPN personnel who have 2 (two) or more years of work experience, are currently working with a Spinal Cord Injury/Disease floor or center, and are aspiring to obtain an RN certification in the State of Wisconsin. This scholarship program includes students who are in their junior or senior year of an RN program, recognized by the State of Wisconsin, for acquiring RN certification and have intentions of working at a SCI/D facility. In return, PVA WI asks that the recipient seek employment in a Spinal Cord Injury Unit or in a Rehabilitation facility for one (1) year, to be completed within a three (3) year period after graduation.

Apply for this scholarship

Wisconsin AHEC

Wisconsin AHEC will again host an Interprofessional Healthcare Case Competition during fall/winter. This competition is for college-level health profession students from any degree or discipline. 

Students will create a team of 4 to 5 students, with at least three different degrees/professions represented. The student teams will receive a case study (every team receives the same case) and each team will conduct an analysis of interprofessional efforts during the care of a patient/client. At the end of the process, the top 8 teams will present their findings to a panel of judges at the formal  competition event on January 8 & 9, 2015, at the Kalahari Resort in the Wisconsin Dells. The first place team will win $3,000, with additional cash prizes for 2nd and 3rd place teams.

Online applications will open in early September, and are due October 3. Additional details and FAQs are posted online at: http://www.ahec.wisc.edu/ip-competitions

Information on Competition

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation

 The Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation offers two $2,000 scholarships and two $1,000 scholarships to assist students enrolled in broacasting-related educational programs at public or private colleges or univerties, broadcast/media schools and Wisconsin technical colleges.  Students who meet eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply for these scholarships.  The deadline for application is Friday, October 17, 2014, and all applications must be received by the WBA office by this date.

For more information or to apply download the scholarship application.

Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship

The Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship assists Phi Theta Kappa members in overcoming unanticipated financial barriers that prevent the completion of a student's first college credential, an associate degree or certificate, while enrolled in the two-year college. Applications are currently being accepted now through October 31, 2014!  Up to ten (10) one-time $1,000 Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarships will be awarded.

Please share this message with impacted students and encourage them to apply for this impactful scholarship opportunity to help overcome financial barriers, as an award of this magnitude can help students reduce the amount of out-of-pocket funding necessary to finance their education and complete their certificate or associate degree.

Eligibility Criteria:
•    Phi Theta Kappa member
•    3.0 GPA or above
•    45 semester credits or more
•    Student must graduate within 18 months from the time of application
•    At the time of application, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester credit hours
•    Open to part-time, full-time and international students
•    Must not hold a previously earned associate or bachelor's degree
•    Documented hardship incurred over the past 6 months

Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2014

For more information about the Oberndorf Lifeline to Completion Scholarship or to apply, please visit http://www.ptk.org/oberndorf.

Questions? Contact the Scholarship Operations Team at scholarship.programs@ptk.org  or call (601) 987-5741.

2015 Rural Student Scholarship Essay

To apply for the Blaze Wifi Rural Students Scholarship Program, write an in-depth blog post on the following topic:

Do you prefer living in the city or out in the country more? Why? What are some benefits and drawbacks to each? If possible, support your argument with real life experiences.

Publish an original personal essay of no fewer than 600 and no more than 1,000 words in length on any blog or website by the application deadline date (see below). Special consideration will be given to candidates who include photos and images in their posts!

In the body of your essay, include a link back to the official Blaze Wifi website (www.blazewifi.com). Look here for more information on how to create an HTML hyperlink.

If you don't have a personal blog already, you can start a free blog quickly and easily here.

Transfer Times

The Transfer Times is offering a $1,000 scholarship for transfer students.  For more information please see their website.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship makes it possible for the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees by transferring to a four-year college or university. The Foundation provides up to $40,000 per year to each of approximately 85 deserving students selected annually, making it the largest private scholarship for two-year and community college transfer students in the country.

Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree. Awards vary by individual, based on the cost of tuition as well as other grants or scholarships he or she may receive.

The application period is open now until December 2, 2014. Applications materials, eligibility requirements, deadlines and other important details are found at this website: http://www.jkcf.org/scholarship-programs/undergraduate-transfer/.


Bio:  BestMedicalAssistantPrograms.org scholarship program will award $500 to a student who values saving money and gaining an education. You will need to complete an application, and submit an essay (400+ words) on why you want to pursue a career in the medical field. Entry deadline is January 1st 2015.

Scholarship Name:  BestMedicalAssistantPrograms.org Scholarship Program

Website:  http://www.BestMedicalAssistantPrograms.org

Contact:  Mae

Email Address:  info@BestMedicalAssistantPrograms.org


Must be at least 18 years old. Applicant must be currently attending a college or university, or will be attending in the fall of 2015. Applicant must have a min. of 3.0 GPA based on the previous school year’s academic performance.

How to Apply: Fill out our application and write an essay on the topic: “Why you want to pursue a career in the medical field.”

Award :  A $500 Scholarship