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.

Nicholas Scholarship

This scholarship was established by former UW Regent Ab Nicholas specifically for UW Colleges students who are transferring to the UW-Madison School of Business.

 The application guidelines and nomination form can be found by following this link to the School of Business.

 In addition, the following items are required:

  1. Letter of recommendation/nomination from UW College Campus CEO/Dean;
  2. An unofficial transcript of the most current term and all other college/university transcripts;
  3. Documentation of financial need, and
  4. (1) 500 word essay, written by the applicant (subject provided in the application guidelines)

All completed application materials are due by Friday, June 12, 2015, and will then be submitted to the UW-Madison School of Business for their review and selection. (Applications can be submitted electronically to brenda.stoffels@uwc.edu)

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

Webucator Scholarships for Computer Science Students

Webucator's Scholarships aim to support students who are studying Computer Science. Scholarships will be awarded to eligible students who show the greatest potential for leadership in the field of computer science. Leadership can be shown in a variety of ways - through education, innovation, communication, and more. As an example, a high school English teacher with a good understanding of computer programming can help her school make better use of technology in education. Our scholarships are not limited to students who plan to go into the field of computer science, but are open to all students who study computer science with the intention of using the knowledge gained to provide leadership in their chosen field.

A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded in the 2015-2016 academic year. The award will be paid through the Financial Aid & Scholarships departments of the winner's college or university. The scholarship recipient will be announced the week of June 15th, 2015.

More information and application materials

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.

Concussion Awareness Scholarship

gAm (Great Awareness Monologues) is offering a $1,000 cash scholarship wish may be used for any documented related expenses incurred during 2015 while pursuing your education or for any documented expenses you will incur for the 2015 college year.  For an application you can download it directly from gAM website.

The Expert Institute's Annual Healthcare and Life Sciences Scholarship

Without the technical insights provided by members of the healthcare and life science communities, attorneys would not be able to effectively seek justice for their clients. From prescription drug and medical device torts, to intellectual property disputes surrounding proprietary biological research, healthcare and life science professionals have become an essential part of American justice. In recognition of these vital contributions to the practice of law, The Expert Institute is offering a $1000 scholarship to students in medicine and the life sciences.  For more information on applying to the scholarship please go to their website.

Wisconsin Laboratory Association (WLA) 2015 Scholarships

The WLA is offering two $1000.00 scholarships for 2015.  To be considered, students must meet the requirements found on the attached cover page and application.  The completed application deadline is May 1, 2015.

 Milwaukee/NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Foundation

The Milwaukee/NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) Foundation, Inc. is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for current students for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

Granted 501(c) (3) status in 1993, the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation, the charitable arm of the Milwaukee/NARI Home Improvement Council, Inc., engages in educational programs and activities for the benefit and enlightenment of the public with respect to home improvement and remodeling. In pursuing these objectives, the Foundation creates scholarships and similar grants to assist in the professional training of individuals entering the remodeling field. Our intent is to create a constant supply of qualified individuals who will pursue remodeling as a vocation and to serve as a vehicle to increase career opportunities in the home improvement and remodeling industries for future generations.

In following with these strategies, the purpose of the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation Scholarship is to assist students who are southeastern Wisconsin* residents and plan to attend a Wisconsin institution, pursuing a higher education in the remodeling industry – including associated mechanical, technical, and creative sectors.

Students enrolling or enrolled in the following programs can apply for the scholarship: Architecture, Cabinet Making, Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC, Interior Design, Landscaping, Masonry, Plumbing or other industry related curriculum.

Students taking at least 12 credits during the 2015-16 academic year will be able to apply for a $1,000 scholarship, while those taking 6-11 credits can apply for a $500 scholarship. Grade point average will provide a benchmark for evaluating applicants. However, emphasis will be placed on the student’s demonstration of work ethic, motivation, dedication, follow through, and creativity. Only fully completed applications with the required attachments will be considered.

Attached is a cover sheet and scholarship application to share with the eligible and deserving students within the school. Reproduce as needed. You can also direct students to www.MilwaukeeNARIFoundation.org to complete the application online.

Applications are due to the Milwaukee/NARI Foundation by March 2, 2015. The recipient(s) will be notified by March 23, 2015.

Please call Milwaukee/NARI at 414-771-4071 with questions regarding the scholarship.