Our Opportunities

Welcome to the UW Oshkosh Scholarship website! The scholarships listed are offered by various colleges, departments and offices throughout the University. Click “Show Filters” to display filter options such as college or major. Use the “Search” box to find scholarships by keyword or name. Select the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

Scholarship Application Dates
Below are the general scholarship application dates for current and incoming UWO students. Some scholarship application deadlines may fall outside of these dates. Please refer to the scholarship listing for deadlines of open scholarships.

Current UWO Students:
Application Start Date: 09/12/2018
Application End Date: 11/11/2018

Incoming UWO Students (Enrolling Fall 2019):
Application Start Date: 09/12/2018
Application End Date: 02/01/2019

Sign in, complete your General Application. Depending on your major you may be prompted to complete a Conditional Application which is required for scholarships in your major or area of study. Once you complete the General Application (and Conditional Application, if applicable), scholarships that are currently “open” will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria. Please keep in mind, that recommended does not constitute qualified.

Scholarships with the word “apply” in the Action column (after you sign in) require further action on your part in order to be considered. Click “apply” to complete the application process.

Please read the scholarship eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet ALL eligibility requirements (e.g. major, GPA, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) before applying.

There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply to, but will be automatically matched to after you complete your Conditional Application. Qualifying for any scholarship does not guarantee you will receive the scholarship.

Due to NCAA Div. III regulations, athletic leadership, ability, participation or performance shall not be considered in the awarding of scholarships. Commenting on athletic involvement in scholarship applications and requesting letters of recommendation from coaches are prohibited.

The scholarship amount awarded may vary from the advertised amount. Payout of all awards is subject to availability of funds.

The General Application you completed will be kept until July/August of each year. You must complete a new General Application at the beginning of every Fall semester.

If you have any questions related to the scholarship process, please email scholarships@uwosh.edu.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$845 International Studies/Model United Nations Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must have a declared international studies major, a...
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2018
  • Award: $845
Deadline12/16/2018
$1,000 Robert T. Nash Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Robert T. Nash, founder and director of Project Success from 1979 to 1998. Applicant must be a...
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Robert T. Nash, founder...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/16/2018
$1,000 African American Student Leadership Award
The African American Student Leadership Award recognizes students who continue efforts to advance the standing and enhance the experiences of...
The African American Student Leadership Award recognizes students who...
  • Deadline: 12/30/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/30/2018
Resident Tuition Anne Burns Hillenbrand Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the Anne Burns Hillenbrand Family to honor their mother/grandmother and capture the essence of the values she...
This scholarship was established by the Anne Burns Hillenbrand Family to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Resident Tuition
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,500 ArtsCore Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and incoming undergraduate transfer students admitted to UW Oshkosh. Applicants must be planning...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and incoming...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/01/2019
Varies Business Scholars Dean's Scholarship
Applicants must be incoming freshmen or incoming transfer students with less than 30 credits. Applicants must either have 1) a minimum ACT...
Applicants must be incoming freshmen or incoming transfer students with...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2019
No Monetary Award Chancellor's Award for Excellence
Applicant must be nominated by a faculty or staff member or a student. Self-nominations are not accepted. Applicant must be an undergraduate with...
Applicant must be nominated by a faculty or staff member or a student....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: No Monetary Award
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,000 Cheryl Mellenthin Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by nursing alumna Cheryl L. Mellenthin ‘79. It is awarded to incoming freshmen accepted for full-time enrollment...
This scholarship was established by nursing alumna Cheryl L. Mellenthin...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$600 Diversity in Journalism Scholarship
Applicant must be a minority as defined by federal affirmative action guidelines. Applicant must be an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer...
Applicant must be a minority as defined by federal affirmative action...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $600
Deadline02/01/2019
$3,000 Engineering Technology Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students intending to major in Engineering Technology at UW Oshkosh. Incoming...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$5,000 Erwin G. Ackerman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman admitted to UW Oshkosh. Applicant must intend to pursue a degree in the field of engineering....
This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman admitted to UW...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Geology Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with a strong interest in geology (earth science) or current undergraduate students with a...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with a strong interest...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$350 George D. Dallas Scholarship
This scholarship was established to honor George D. Dallas’s life and accomplishments and to recognize those students who share in his zest for a...
This scholarship was established to honor George D. Dallas’s life and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $350
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,000 Gladys J. Larson Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in their first semester at UW Oshkosh, with a strong desire to continue his or her education....
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in their first...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,500 Harvey Milk Commemorative Dinner LGBTQ Scholarship
This scholarship is named for the first openly gay person elected to a substantial political office. Applicant must be a student who identifies as...
This scholarship is named for the first openly gay person elected to a...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,500 Insurance and Risk Management Business Scholars Award
This scholarship is awarded to incoming Business Scholars interested in a career in insurance. Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer...
This scholarship is awarded to incoming Business Scholars interested in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/01/2019
$750 James H. Fischer Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2013 by James H. Fischer ’70 to encourage high school graduates to continue their education. This scholarship...
This scholarship was established in 2013 by James H. Fischer ’70 to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $750
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Kutchera Scholarship
The Don and Rose Kutchera Scholarship was established to promote community participation. The applicant must be an incoming freshmen admitted to UW...
The Don and Rose Kutchera Scholarship was established to promote...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$6,000 Lucille & Ray Tack Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Lucille Tack ’23 of Spencer, Wisconsin to encourage students from the Spencer School District to attend...
This scholarship was established in 1992 by Lucille Tack ’23 of Spencer,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,000 Michele Lipschultz Freshman Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Tad Lipschultz to honor his wife, Michele, and her determination to overcome personal challenges while pursuing...
This scholarship was established by Tad Lipschultz to honor his wife,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,500 Philip & Jean Nelson Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1991 in recognition of Jean Goodwin Nelson ’49, who served as Alumni Director of UW Oshkosh from 1968 to 1991....
This scholarship was established in 1991 in recognition of Jean Goodwin...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Rita M. Barta Memorial Graduate Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in memory of her mother, Rita Barta. Applicant must be admitted to, or currently...
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Rita M. Barta Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in memory of her mother, Rita Barta. Applicant must be admitted to, or currently...
This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Roger E. Guiles Leadership-Scholarship Award
This award was established by former chancellor Roger E. Guiles. Students must be nominated for this award. The recipient shall be a student leader...
This award was established by former chancellor Roger E. Guiles....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/01/2019
$2,500 Sentry Insurance Student Leadership Scholarship
The Sentry Insurance Foundation established this scholarship to help and encourage individuals with proven leadership potential. The scholarship is...
The Sentry Insurance Foundation established this scholarship to help and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/01/2019
$950 Susan Hardy Heaney Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the family of Susan Hardy Heaney of Oshkosh. It is awarded to entering full-time freshmen who rank in the top...
This scholarship was established by the family of Susan Hardy Heaney of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $950
Deadline02/01/2019
$500 Verve, a Credit Union Scholarship
Verve, a Credit Union Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who have a strong academic record and have participated in school and community...
Verve, a Credit Union Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/01/2019
$800 Willcockson Art Scholarship
The Willcockson Art Scholarship is awarded to incoming Freshmen admitted to UW Oshkosh who demonstrates excellence in art. Applicant must rank...
The Willcockson Art Scholarship is awarded to incoming Freshmen admitted...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline02/01/2019
$800 Willcockson Theatre Scholarship
The Willcockson Theatre Scholarship is awarded to incoming Freshmen who demonstrate excellence in performance or technical areas of theatre....
The Willcockson Theatre Scholarship is awarded to incoming Freshmen who...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,500 William E. White Communication Studies Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of former professor William E. White. It is awarded to entering freshmen who plan to major in...
This scholarship was established in honor of former professor William E....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline02/01/2019
$400 Wolfgang P. Kowalski Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Wolfgang Kowalski by his friends. Applicant must be an incoming freshman, accepted for admission to...
This scholarship was established in memory of Wolfgang Kowalski by his...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $400
Deadline02/01/2019
$1,000 Art Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is given to an undergraduate student enrolled in at least six credits at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be participating in a study...
This scholarship is given to an undergraduate student enrolled in at...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline02/03/2019
$850 Arthur Chapple Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in history or international studies who are enrolled in a UW Oshkosh sponsored study abroad...
This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in history or...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: $850
Deadline02/03/2019
$500 Berens French Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to students participating in UW Oshkosh French study abroad programs. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/03/2019
$100 Joseph B. Laine Outstanding Senior in Speech Communication Award
This award is given in honor of Professor Joseph B. Laine, chairperson of the department of speech communication for 25 years. Applicant must be a...
This award is given in honor of Professor Joseph B. Laine, chairperson...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $100
Deadline02/15/2019
$200 Lester Beberfall Memorial Spanish Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to students participating in UW Oshkosh Spanish study abroad programs. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established to provide financial support to...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline02/15/2019
$250 Gary Coll Journalism Fellowship
This award was established in honor of Gary Coll, professor of journalism at UW Oshkosh for 36 years. The fellowship provides financial assistance...
This award was established in honor of Gary Coll, professor of...
  • Deadline: 02/18/2019
  • Award: $250
Deadline02/18/2019
$8,000 Ed Karrels Continuing Music Performance Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumnus Ed Karrels ’97. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student enrolled at or accepted for...
This scholarship was established by alumnus Ed Karrels ’97. Applicant...
  • Deadline: 02/24/2019
  • Award: $8,000
Deadline02/24/2019
$1,000 Allen K. Butcher Music Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Allen K. Butcher, member of the UW Oshkosh music faculty, 1971-1995. Applicant must be accepted for...
This scholarship was established in memory of Allen K. Butcher, member...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/10/2019
$200 David Markofsky Award
This award is given to incoming intended music majors at the discretion of the UW Oshkosh Music Department based on the students’ scholarship...
This award is given to incoming intended music majors at the discretion...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/10/2019
$800 Dr. James Grine Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. James Grine, faculty member in the music department from 1966 to 2003. First preference will be...
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. James Grine, faculty...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $800
Deadline03/10/2019
Varies Endowment for Music Excellence
This award is given at the discretion of the UW Oshkosh Music Department based on the students’ scholarship auditions; no application is required....
This award is given at the discretion of the UW Oshkosh Music Department...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2019
$1,250 Fredric & Janice Youra Piano Performance Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Fredric and Janice Youra ’70. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student in the College of Letters and...
This scholarship was established by Fredric and Janice Youra ’70....
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $1,250
Deadline03/10/2019
$1,500 Joan Luce Scholarship for Orchestral Strings
This scholarship was established through the estate of Dr. Joan Luce, faculty member in the UW Oshkosh music department from 1969 to 1998....
This scholarship was established through the estate of Dr. Joan Luce,...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/10/2019
$450 Maestro Henri Pensis Award
This award was established in honor of Professor Henri Pensis in recognition of his 30 years of service on the faculty of the department of music....
This award was established in honor of Professor Henri Pensis in...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $450
Deadline03/10/2019
Varies Music Scholarship
This award is given at the discretion of the UW Oshkosh Music Department based on the students’ scholarship auditions; no application is required...
This award is given at the discretion of the UW Oshkosh Music Department...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/10/2019
$2,600 Orville C. Sherman Scholarship (H.S. Senior)
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Orville C. Sherman. Two scholarships will be awarded each year: one to a graduating senior...
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Orville C....
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $2,600
Deadline03/10/2019
$1,000 Willcockson Prizes in the Arts (Music)
Applicant must be an admitted incoming freshman who ranks in the top 25 percent of his or her high school class. Applicant must have a musical...
Applicant must be an admitted incoming freshman who ranks in the top 25...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/10/2019
$500 CAPP Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high school Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) students who have been admitted to UW Oshkosh as...
This scholarship is awarded to high school Cooperative Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/17/2019
$1,000 Eldred George Mugford, In Memory of Clare H. Mugford, R.N., Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Clare H. Mugford, R.N., by her son Eldred George Mugford ’74. Applicant must be an incoming Freshman...
This scholarship was established in memory of Clare H. Mugford, R.N., by...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/17/2019