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 Central Boarding Academy Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Moore Lee, head administrator of Central Boarding Academy, in appreciation of the Academy’s strong...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Moore Lee, head administrator of...
  • Deadline: 11/25/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/25/2018
$1,500 Kelly Warnecke Hayward Residence Life Scholarship
The Kelly Warnecke Hayward ’97 Residence Life Scholarship was established in 2008 by her loving husband, Preston Hayward ’97 and children, Brennan...
The Kelly Warnecke Hayward ’97 Residence Life Scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 11/25/2018
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline11/25/2018
$500 Delta Sigma Phi Scholarship
Delta Sigma Phi is a national social fraternity dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young men. Through its initiatives, it builds...
Delta Sigma Phi is a national social fraternity dedicated to making a...
  • Deadline: 11/27/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/27/2018
$345 Brenda Lee Lau Storytelling Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Radio-TV-Film alumna Brenda Lau ’83. This award recognizes female students who demonstrate promise in the field...
This scholarship was established by Radio-TV-Film alumna Brenda Lau ’83....
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $345
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 Computer Science Scholarship
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be majoring in computer science and must have...
Applicant must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at UW...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 Donald Leo Netzer Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Donald Netzer’s sister, Lanore A. Netzer, and her husband, Glen G. Eye. Applicant must be a full- or part-time...
This scholarship was established by Donald Netzer’s sister, Lanore A....
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 Dr. D. Brent Bandy Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. D. Brent Bandy, former professor in the College of Business. Applicant must be a full-time...
This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. D. Brent Bandy, former...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 Dr. Robert L. Snyder Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert L. “Doc” Snyder, who established the radio-TV-film program at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must...
This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Robert L. “Doc”...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$425 E. Garner Horton Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of E. Garner Horton, member of the UW Oshkosh administration and faculty from 1963 to 1983. Applicant...
This scholarship was established in memory of E. Garner Horton, member...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $425
Deadline12/02/2018
$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: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $845
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 Leslie-Allen Fellowship
Applicant must be a undergraduate or graduate biology or microbiology major with a demonstrated interest in ecology or field biology. Undergraduate...
Applicant must be a undergraduate or graduate biology or microbiology...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$225 LGBTQ Scholarship
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, transgender, non-binary,...
Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student who identifies as...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $225
Deadline12/02/2018
$500 Margaret and David Hodge Scholarship in Art Education
Applicant must be an art education major enrolled in the BFA program. Applicant must be a full-time student who has passed his or her...
Applicant must be an art education major enrolled in the BFA program....
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline12/02/2018
$3,400 Mary Drecktrah Special Education Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Drecktrah, former special education professor at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be a full-time...
This scholarship was established in memory of Mary Drecktrah, former...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $3,400
Deadline12/02/2018
$300 Peggy Spees Schneider Nursing Scholarship
This award was established in memory of Peggy Spees Schneider, a former nursing student at UW Oshkosh. Applicants must be full-time upperclassmen...
This award was established in memory of Peggy Spees Schneider, a former...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $300
Deadline12/02/2018
$550 Recording Academy Scholarship
This scholarship is aimed to financially assist music industry students as they pursue internships near the end of their degree. Applicant must be...
This scholarship is aimed to financially assist music industry students...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $550
Deadline12/02/2018
$350 Richard Dale Buckley Scholarship
Applicant must have a declared elementary education major with a minor in elementary social science. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements...
Applicant must have a declared elementary education major with a minor...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $350
Deadline12/02/2018
$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: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$1,000 SECURA Insurance Scholarship
This scholarship was established by SECURA Insurance. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate who is admitted, or has applied for spring...
This scholarship was established by SECURA Insurance. Applicant must be...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$140 Social Work Department Excellence Award
This scholarship was established by faculty in the Social Work department to honor a social work student who has demonstrated academic achievement...
This scholarship was established by faculty in the Social Work...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $140
Deadline12/02/2018
$675 Stanley Linton Memorial Scholarship in General/Choral Music Education
This scholarship was established in memory of Stanley Linton, coordinator of music education at UW Oshkosh from 1952 to 1984. Recipient must be a...
This scholarship was established in memory of Stanley Linton,...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $675
Deadline12/02/2018
$275 Stephen Kearney Award
The Stephen Kearney Award will be given to a Human Services Leadership major who is a graduating senior in the current academic year and who plans...
The Stephen Kearney Award will be given to a Human Services Leadership...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $275
Deadline12/02/2018
$5,000 Suzanne Harriet Pearson Landes and James Hazelton Pearson Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Suzanne Landes ‘42 and her brother, Rev. James H. Pearson ’43. Applicant must be a full- or part-time...
This scholarship was established in honor of Suzanne Landes ‘42 and her...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2018
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline12/02/2018
$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
$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: 02/01/2019
  • Award: $100
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