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
$1,000 Honors College CAPP Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to high school Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) students who have been admitted to the UW Oshkosh Honors...
This scholarship is awarded to high school Cooperative Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/17/2019
$1,150 Sherman E. Gunderson Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1970 by the UW Oshkosh Economics Department in honor of Dr. Sherman E. Gunderson. Applicant must be an incoming...
This scholarship was established in 1970 by the UW Oshkosh Economics...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: $1,150
Deadline03/17/2019
$2,000, plus $3,000 study abroad award Pagelow Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Steve and Lori Pagelow to support high-achieving students who have the opportunity to attend the Honors College...
This scholarship was established by Steve and Lori Pagelow to support...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000, plus $3,000 study abroad award
Deadline04/01/2019
$500 Danielle S. Jones Student Leader Inclusive Excellence Award
This was award was established in memory of Danielle S. Jones, former assistant dean of students. Any member of a recognized student organization...
This was award was established in memory of Danielle S. Jones, former...
  • Deadline: 04/12/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/12/2019
$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: 05/05/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/05/2019
$2,250 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship
The Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to the high school senior who has the highest grade-point average in their Wisconsin high...
The Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship is awarded to the high...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2019
  • Award: $2,250
Deadline06/01/2019
Full tuition, up to $1,200 for books & cash stipend Army ROTC Scholarship
Army ROTC at UW Oshkosh offers two, three and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are motivated to become officers in the United...
Army ROTC at UW Oshkosh offers two, three and four-year scholarships to...
  • Deadline: 07/01/2019
  • Award: Full tuition, up to $1,200 for books & cash stipend
Deadline07/01/2019
$1,000 Dan Klatt Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are active members of Delta Chi fraternity, Delta Chi alumni and their...
This scholarship is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$350 Accelerated BSN Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Nardalyn Johnson ‘06 and other nursing alumni to support nursing students and to celebrate the tenth...
This scholarship was established by Nardalyn Johnson ‘06 and other...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$400 Ackerman Scholarship (College of Nursing)
This scholarship was established by the Ackerman family to alternate annually between the College of Education and Human Services and the College...
This scholarship was established by the Ackerman family to alternate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400
Ended
$100 Andy Robson Earth Charter Award
This award is named in honor of Professor Andy Robson, whose efforts were central to UW Oshkosh becoming a national leader in supporting the Earth...
This award is named in honor of Professor Andy Robson, whose efforts...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
$500 Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a top performing member of the UW Oshkosh Beta Gamma Sigma Chapter. No application is required for this award;...
This scholarship is given to a top performing member of the UW Oshkosh...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Bollom Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Dan and Penny Bollom. Recipient must be an incoming freshman from Winnebago or Brown County, Wisconsin....
This scholarship was established by Dan and Penny Bollom. Recipient must...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 Carl Chapman Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a music major with voice as their primary instrument. Applicant must demonstrate leadership within a choral...
This scholarship is awarded to a music major with voice as their primary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$3,000 Chapman Collaborative Piano Assistantship
This award is given to a piano student who has demonstrated outstanding musicianship and an interest in collaborative piano. The recipient is...
This award is given to a piano student who has demonstrated outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
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 in the College of Letters...
This scholarship was established by alumnus Charles P. Savino ‘67....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$700 Clifford W. and William C. Sanders Memorial Award
This award is given to a student majoring in German. First preference is given to an outstanding senior who is poised for a career in which German...
This award is given to a student majoring in German. First preference is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$500 David R. Barnes Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of David R. Barnes. Dave was pursuing a teaching degree at UW Oshkosh when he died unexpectedly from...
This scholarship was established in honor of David R. Barnes. Dave was...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$750 Dennis V. Detry Student-Employee Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Eve Lynne Detry, in memory of her late husband, Dennis Detry. Dennis was the Associate Director of Financial...
This scholarship was established by Eve Lynne Detry, in memory of her...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750
Ended
$500 Don Martin Kinesiology Scholarship
This scholarship was established by retired sociology professor Dr. Donald Martin. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student at the time...
This scholarship was established by retired sociology professor Dr....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$800 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: $800
Ended
$1,000 Eileen Hanselman Kuhlers Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established by alumna Eileen Hanselman Kuhlers ‘63. Applicant must be a graduating high school senior accepted for full-time...
This scholarship was established by alumna Eileen Hanselman Kuhlers ‘63....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Everett "Gus" Pyle Graduate Scholar Award
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Everett “Gus” Pyle, founding dean of the UW Oshkosh Graduate School from 1965 to 1974. Applicant...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Everett “Gus” Pyle,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Florence Weinbacher Award for International Study in Nursing
This scholarship was established by Florence “Flossie” Weinbacher, faculty member in the College of Nursing for over 21 years. Applicant must be...
This scholarship was established by Florence “Flossie” Weinbacher,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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 UW Oshkosh students participating in a study abroad program in German speaking countries. These may...
This scholarship provides financial support to UW Oshkosh students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
Varies Gilbert F. & Katherine L. Pollnow Scholarship
This faculty-nominated scholarship is open to full-time professional chemistry majors who have junior standing. Recipient must be a Wisconsin...
This faculty-nominated scholarship is open to full-time professional...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$325 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: $325
Ended
$500 Halsey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Rufus Halsey, President of Oshkosh Normal School from 1899 to 1907. It is awarded to a graduate of a...
This scholarship was established in memory of Rufus Halsey, President of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$200 Helen Bannan Women's and Gender Studies Award
This award is named in honor of Helen M. Bannan, director of women’s studies at UW Oshkosh from 1998 to 2007. The award is given to a women’s and...
This award is named in honor of Helen M. Bannan, director of women’s...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200
Ended
$350 Helen M. Deniger Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Helen M. Deniger of Oshkosh. Applicant must be a full-time junior majoring in finance....
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Helen M. Deniger...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$1,000 InnovaIT Scholarship
This scholarship was established by UW Oshkosh assistant professor Ivor Addo and is awarded to a winner of the InnovaIT competition. Professor Addo...
This scholarship was established by UW Oshkosh assistant professor Ivor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Junior Achievement Business Competition Scholarship
The Junior Achievement Business Competition Scholarship is awarded to the winning team at the Junior Achievement of Wisconsin’s Winnebago Region...
The Junior Achievement Business Competition Scholarship is awarded to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
$2,500 Leona Stapel Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Leona Stapel of Oshkosh, a former nurse and active community member. Applicant must be an...
This scholarship was established in memory of Leona Stapel of Oshkosh, a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$1,000 Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition
Applicant must be an undergraduate student with a grade-point average of at least 3.4. Applicant must have a minimum of 60 credits completed by the...
Applicant must be an undergraduate student with a grade-point average of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 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....
This scholarship was established by alumnus Michael O’Brien and his...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Up to in-state tuition, fees and books ($800 book allowance) Michael D. Wachtel Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael D. Wachtel who served on the UW Oshkosh Foundation Board of Directors for 18 years. Applicant...
This scholarship was established in memory of Michael D. Wachtel who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to in-state tuition, fees and books ($800 book allowance)
Ended
$1,000 Michael E. and Susan L. Lawrence Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Jeff Lawrence (BSW ’04, MPA ’08) in memory of his father, Michael, and in honor of his mother, Susan, both...
This scholarship was established by Jeff Lawrence (BSW ’04, MPA ’08) in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 N. Peter and Ruth Nelson Scholarship
Applicant must be a full- or part-time student in secondary education with at least junior standing. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements...
Applicant must be a full- or part-time student in secondary education...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$2,500 NEW Manufacturing Alliance Engineering Tech Future ALL STARS Scholarship
This scholarship was established by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, a membership of manufacturers working together with educational institutions,...
This scholarship was established by the NEW Manufacturing Alliance, a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,250 Orville C. Sherman Music Scholarship
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Orville C. Sherman. Applicant must be a full-time music student. Applicant must demonstrate...
This scholarship was established through a bequest from Orville C....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,250
Ended
$150 Patricia Radford Fell Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time music major with piano as their declared emphasis. Applicant must have at least junior standing with a...
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time music major with piano as...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $150
Ended
$250 Quest III Community Engagement Scholarship
This scholarship is for students who have finished a Quest III course and are excited to promote their program and community experience with other...
This scholarship is for students who have finished a Quest III course...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$1,000 Residence Life Access to Excellence Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshman admitted to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh who will reside in an on-campus residence...
This scholarship will be awarded to incoming freshman admitted to the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$250 Ruth A. Berge Organic Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship was established by faculty and staff in the UW Oshkosh Chemistry Department in memory of their colleague and friend, Associate...
This scholarship was established by faculty and staff in the UW Oshkosh...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250
Ended
$375 Shirley M. Karlson Research Support Award
This award was created in memory of Dr. Shirley M. Karlson, former Associate Dean and Director of the Graduate Program in the College of Nursing....
This award was created in memory of Dr. Shirley M. Karlson, former...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $375
Ended
$1,000 Shopko Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Shopko to financially assist students who have demonstrated an interest in the retail industry. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established by Shopko to financially assist...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,500 UW Oshkosh MBA Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by UW Oshkosh MBA alumni and/or their employers. Applicant must be enrolled full- or part-time in the MBA program and...
This scholarship is funded by UW Oshkosh MBA alumni and/or their...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
Varies William Niederberger Jr. Memorial Award
This scholarship was established in memory of William Patrick Niederberger Jr. ’88. Applicant must be a full-time sophomore or junior with a...
This scholarship was established in memory of William Patrick...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Nursing. Applicant must be from a Wisconsin family farm or rural...
This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended