Our Opportunities

Welcome to the UW Oshkosh Scholarship website! The scholarships listed below are offered through UW Oshkosh and the UW Oshkosh Foundation. Click “Show Filters” to display filter options such as college or major. Use the “Search” box to find scholarships by keyword or name. Click the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

Sign in, complete your General Application. You may also be prompted to complete a Conditional Application which is required for some areas of study. Once you complete these applications, you will be recommended open scholarship opportunities that you may be qualified to apply for based on your student record. You may also be considered for some scholarships based on your Conditional Application, without further action needed on your part. Qualifying for any scholarship does not guarantee you will receive the scholarship.

Scholarship Application Dates
New scholarships are posted throughout the year and application deadlines vary. However, the majority of scholarship application dates are as follows:
Application Start Date: 9/9/2020
Application Deadline (currently enrolled students): 11/8/2020
Application Deadline (students admitted for Fall 2021): 2/5/2021

UWO Fox Cities and Fond du Lac Campus Students:
Many scholarships are available through the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region for Fox Cities Campus students or the UWO Fond du Lac Foundation for Fond du Lac Campus students. You can search or filter by “Fox Cities Campus” or “Fond du Lac Campus” in Academic Works to find additional opportunities you may be eligible for.

Please note: The scholarship amount awarded may vary from the advertised amount. Payout of all awards is subject to availability of funds. Due to NCAA Div. III regulations, athletics cannot be considered in the awarding of scholarships. Commenting on athletic involvement on scholarship applications or references from coaches is prohibited.

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

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$250 Charles J. Lenz Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Charles J. Lenz ’39. Applicant must be an undergraduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus....
This scholarship was established in honor of Charles J. Lenz ’39....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$350 Charles P. Savino Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumnus Charles P. Savino ‘67. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus....
This scholarship was established by alumnus Charles P. Savino ‘67....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$200 Charlotte McEssy Educational Leadership and Policy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumna Charlotte H. McEssy. Applicant must be a graduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established by alumna Charlotte H. McEssy....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
$275 Charlotte McEssy Reading Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established by UW Oshkosh alumna Charlotte H. McEssy. Applicant must be a graduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus....
This scholarship was established by UW Oshkosh alumna Charlotte H....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $275
Ended
$750 CliftonLarsonAllen Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be majoring in accounting and must have at least junior...
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$525 Diane R. Cholewinski Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of a loving wife, mother, and foster parent to more than two dozen infants, including one newborn who...
This scholarship was established in memory of a loving wife, mother, and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $525
Ended
$1,000 Diversity in Journalism Scholarship
Applicant must be an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student admitted to the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have an intended major in...
Applicant must be an incoming freshman or an incoming transfer student...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,100 Dixalene C. Bahleda Leadership Award
This scholarship was established by Dr. Dixalene C. Bahleda, former dean of the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing. Applicant must be enrolled full-time...
This scholarship was established by Dr. Dixalene C. Bahleda, former dean...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$625 Don P. Burdick Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Don’s friends, family, colleagues, and former students. Don was a passionate theatre professor and...
This scholarship was established in 2014 by Don’s friends, family,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $625
Ended
$700 Dorothy Lane Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Paul Lane in memory of his mother, Dorothy, who was one of the founders of the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing....
This scholarship was created by Paul Lane in memory of his mother,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$500 Doug McLean Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Doug McLean, a former assistant dean of students at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be a full-time...
This scholarship was established in memory of Doug McLean, a former...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$2,150 Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva, professor of biology at UW Oshkosh from 1968 to 1991. The scholarship is...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,150
Ended
$1,150 Dr. Roy and Geraldene Dixon-Robinson Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Roy Dixon-Robinson, faculty emeritus in psychology, and his wife, Geraldene. Applicant must be a...
This scholarship was established in honor of Roy Dixon-Robinson, faculty...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,150
Ended
$250 Dr. Sherman Randerson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Sherman Randerson, professor at UW Oshkosh from 1966 to 1987. Applicant must be a full-time...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Sherman Randerson,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$1,300 Edward L. & Dorothy F. Schwartz Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Edward L. Schwartz, professor of biology at UW Oshkosh for 25 years, and his wife, Dorothy....
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Edward L. Schwartz,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,300
Ended
$1,250 Edwin J. & Dorothy M. Hartman Scholarship
This scholarship is named after two individuals who, while unable to attend college themselves, supported and encouraged the education of all those...
This scholarship is named after two individuals who, while unable to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
$350 Frank W. Radford Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus and must have graduated from a Winnebago County, WI high school. Applicant must achieve at least...
Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus and must have graduated...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
Varies George Stockton Award
This award is named in honor of Dr. George Stockton, chair of the special education department from 1977 to 1983. Applicant must be an...
This award is named in honor of Dr. George Stockton, chair of the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$200 German Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to Oshkosh campus students participating in a study abroad program in German speaking countries. For...
This scholarship provides financial support to Oshkosh campus students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
$650 Gertrude Haemig Bowman Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Gertrude Haemig Bowman, a former nurse, nursing instructor, and committed volunteer. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established in memory of Gertrude Haemig Bowman, a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650
Ended
Varies Gilbert F. & Katherine L. Pollnow Scholarship
This scholarship is open to full-time professional chemistry majors enrolled at the Oshkosh campus, who have junior standing. Recipient must be a...
This scholarship is open to full-time professional chemistry majors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,900 Gladys J. Larson Scholarship
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in their first semester at the Oshkosh campus during Fall 2020. Applicant must have a strong...
Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in their first...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,900
Ended
$1,100 Gladys W. Ihde Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Gladys W. Ihde (pronounced “eed”), who graduated from Oshkosh Teacher’s College in 1930. Applicant...
This scholarship was established in memory of Gladys W. Ihde (pronounced...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,100
Ended
$350 Griffith Scholarship for Creative Portfolios in Journalism
This scholarship was established by alumnus Jeff Griffith ’87. The award recognizes exceptional students interested in making a difference in...
This scholarship was established by alumnus Jeff Griffith ’87. The award...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$2,500 Helen Shure Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Helen (Van Wyk) Shure, a native of Appleton and a former registered nurse. Applicant must be an undergraduate...
This scholarship was established by Helen (Van Wyk) Shure, a native of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,500 Hilda Swanson Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of a truly caring, compassionate woman who was a nurse. Applicant must be a full- or part-time...
This scholarship was established in honor of a truly caring,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$1,850 Irene L. Blanchette Nursing Award
This scholarship was established by Annette Blanchette ‘60 in honor of her mother, who was unable to realize her dream of becoming a nurse. The...
This scholarship was established by Annette Blanchette ‘60 in honor of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,850
Ended
$500 Irving H. Wallace Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Irving H. Wallace, former UW Oshkosh faculty member. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Irving H. Wallace,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,350 James W. Unger Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of James W. Unger, professor of biology at UW Oshkosh for 30 years. Applicant must be a full-time...
This scholarship was established in memory of James W. Unger, professor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,350
Ended
$650 Jean I. Caudle Graduate Reading Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Jean Gorr Caudle ’34, who taught in the College of Education and Human Services from 1946 to 1984. Applicant...
This scholarship was established by Jean Gorr Caudle ’34, who taught in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650
Ended
$350 Joann Kindt Art Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Joann Kindt, who taught at UW Oshkosh for nearly 25 years. Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus and...
This scholarship was established by Joann Kindt, who taught at UW...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$1,000 John E. Strous and Mary M. Rigney Medical Technology Scholarship
This fund is named for John E. Strous, UW Oshkosh medical technology program director from 1991 to 2017, and Mary M. Rigney, medical technology...
This fund is named for John E. Strous, UW Oshkosh medical technology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$350 Karl Iwen Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of nursing alumnus Karl Iwen ’95. Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus and must have been...
This scholarship was established in memory of nursing alumnus Karl Iwen...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$1,000 Kell Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2004 by UW Oshkosh alumni Thomas and Pamela Kell. Applicant must be a business major enrolled at the Oshkosh...
This scholarship was established in 2004 by UW Oshkosh alumni Thomas and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,250 Lanore A. Netzer Scholarship
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the College of Education and Human Services at the Oshkosh campus. Undergraduate...
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250
Ended
$1,500 Leona and Jerry Dempsey Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Leona and Jerry Dempsey upon Dr. Leona Dempsey’s retirement after 15 years as an associate professor primarily...
This scholarship was established by Leona and Jerry Dempsey upon Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$650 Linda & Jeffrey Bartelt Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Linda L. Bartelt ’94 MBA and Jeffrey D. Bartelt of Oshkosh. Applicant must be a full-time junior enrolled at...
This scholarship was established by Linda L. Bartelt ’94 MBA and Jeffrey...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $650
Ended
$500 Linda Knapp McCreery Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Linda Knapp McCreery, who worked in the UW Oshkosh Financial Aid and Academic Advising Departments....
This scholarship was established in honor of Linda Knapp McCreery, who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$375 Lothar I. Iversen Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Lothar I. Iversen by his friends and colleagues. Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus....
This scholarship was established in memory of Lothar I. Iversen by his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $375
Ended
$750 Mabel E. Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a female graduate of a Winnebago County, WI high school. Applicant must achieve...
Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$1,000 Marjorie Kundiger Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumna Marjorie Kundiger ’68, ’70. Applicant must be a part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate student...
This scholarship was established by alumna Marjorie Kundiger ’68, ’70....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Mark Gruenwald Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of alumnus Mark Gruenwald. Applicant must enrolled as an undergraduate at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant...
This scholarship was established in memory of alumnus Mark Gruenwald....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Mary E. Willey Special Education Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a junior undergraduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must...
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Mary Elizabeth Willey Scholarship in Secondary Science or Math
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a junior undergraduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must...
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$600 Mary Jane McDonald Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Jane McDonald ’45. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus....
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Jane McDonald ’45....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$1,000 Mary Susan Sieber Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Susan Sieber, a UW Oshkosh student. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the...
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Susan Sieber, a UW...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500 Mary Willey Student of Color Retention & Graduation Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a...
This scholarship was created by Mary E. Willey ’39. Applicant must be a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$400 Michael & Kelly O'Brien Art Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Brien and his wife, Kelly. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate, majoring in art at...
This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Brien and his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$425 N. Peter and Ruth Nelson Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled in the secondary education program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements and have been...
Applicant must be enrolled in the secondary education program at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $425
Ended