Private scholarship opportunities

Private outside scholarships are facilitated through the Office of Student Financial Aid and outside organizations. Spanning a variety of different disciplines, students should be aware that private offerings have different application requirements, deadlines and qualifications.

The following lists are by no means exhaustive, but offer many unique scholarship opportunities across various areas of study. To research other scholarship opportunities, please visit these websites.

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Business

There are currently no available business scholarships. 

Dental

 

The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Amount:  Full-tuition and monthly stipend
Deadline:  No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled full-time and qualify to become a commissioned officer.  Student must be pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology.  The U.S. Army Medical Department will pay 100 percent of tuition for a graduate-level health care degree and a $2,000 monthly stipend.  Recipient is obligated to serve one year of active duty for every year the scholarship is received.
www.goarmy.com

Engineering

 

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship

Amount: $3,000 or $4,000
Deadline: 3/5/2021

Applicant must be at the senior or graduate level and be majoring/concentrating in the following areas: marine, mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, and electronic engineering, naval architecture, and the physical sciences.
www.navalengineers.org/students/scholarships/Pages/ASNELandingPage.aspx

 

 

Graduate Students

Applicant must be a Ph.D. candidate who will defend their dissertation in or about June 2020. Applicant should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application.
www.dekarman.org/qualifications/

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 or $4,000
Deadline: 3/5/2021

Applicant must be at the senior or graduate level and be majoring/concentrating in the following areas: marine, mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, and electronic engineering, naval architecture, and the physical sciences.
www.navalengineers.org/students/scholarships/Pages/ASNELandingPage.aspx

Graduate School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any current student who is working towards a graduate-level degree.
www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship/

Health Care

American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Amount:  $2,500
Deadline:  Quarterly

The scholarship is open to nursing students enrolled in a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree program in nursing with a GPA of 3.25 or higher. 
www.aftercollege.com

 

Navy Nurse Candidate Program
Amount:  Up to $34,000
Deadline: No deadline

Undergraduate nursing students have the opportunity to earn up to $34,000 while completing their BSN Nursing degree.  Participants would have a guaranteed job as a Nurse immediately after receiving BSN.  For more information, contact Chief Alvin Miles at (847) 513-2687 or Alvin.l.miles@navy.mil or Chief Bradley Beckman at (847) 562-6518 or Bradley.beckman@navy.mil.

Scholarships for Nursing Students
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing

Multiple scholarship listings are posted on the following website.
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/nursing-programs/scholarships/

Law

The Blanch Law Firm Scholarship
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: Ongoing

Application is open to all students.
https://www.theblanchlawfirm.com/the-blanch-law-firm-scholarship-award/

Teacher Education

Gene Bradford Memorial Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/1/2021

Applicant must be a graduating senior or graduate from Byron High School, be pursuing a degree in education or science. For the purposes of this scholarship, ``scientific field`` refers to the hard sciences such as physics, chemistry, or biology.
https://www.cfnil.org/scholarships/gene-bradford-memorial-scholarship/

 

Miscellaneous

Applicant must be a female residing in Dane County who is beginning or continuing education in preparation for a professional, business or entrepreneurial career at a Wisconsin institution. Applicant must demonstrate financial need as well as a record of academic performance, community involvement, outside interests and experiences.
https://www.thebusinessforum.org/Scholarship-Program/

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: 2/9/2021

Must be a U.S. citizen, WI resident during academic year, enrolled full-time in, admitted to, or applied to any undergraduate program at a WSGC college or university, and a minimum 3.0 GPA.
https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/funding-programs/undergraduate/scholarship/

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 2/14/2021

Applicant must be a female student, at the sophomore level or higher, who is enrolled in an accredited engineering, engineering technology or computer science program.
https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp

Tozer Foundation Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,750
Deadline: 2/22/2021

Applicant must be a resident of, or attended high school in Kanabec, Pine or Washington counties in Minnesota who will be enrolled in full-time undergraduate studies at an accredited U.S. institution for the entire 2021-22 academic year.
https://tozerfoundation.com/the-scholarship-program/

Coolidge Scholarship
Amount: Full-tuition
Deadline: 2/24/2021

Applicant must intend to enroll full-time at an accredited U.S. college or university as an undergraduate for the first time in fall 2021. Applicant must be citizens or legal permanent residents of the United States of America. Cannot be the immediate family member of any current employee or trustee of the Coolidge Scholars Program or the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation
https://coolidgescholars.org/apply/

Society of Women Engineers Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 3/1/2021

Applicant must be a female student who is a freshman and enrolled in an accredited engineering, engineering technology or computer science program.
https://scholarships.swe.org/applications/login.asp

Rotary Club of Milwaukee Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 3/1/2021

Applicant must be City of Milwaukee high school seniors. Must be a resident of the city of Milwaukee. Must demonstrate financial need.
http://milwaukeerotary.com/scholarships/

American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship
Amount: $3,000 or $4,000
Deadline: 3/5/2021

Applicant must be at the senior or graduate level and be majoring/concentrating in the following areas: marine, mechanical, civil, aeronautical, electrical, and electronic engineering, naval architecture, and the physical sciences.
www.navalengineers.org/students/scholarships/Pages/ASNELandingPage.aspx

State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship Program
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: 3/31/2021

Applicant must be children or legal dependents of a State Farm associate (employee, agent, or

retiree), including stepchildren and foster children. Must be a U.S. high school junior (11th grade/third year) student who will be completing or leaving high school and entering college in the fall of 2022.
https://www.statefarm.com/retirees/foundation-scholarship-program

TMCF & Sallie Mae Bridging the Dream Scholarship for High School Seniors
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 3/8/2021

Applicant must be enrolled as a high school senior for the 2020-21 academic year. Plan to be a full-time student during the 2021-21 academic year. Enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program. Applicant cannot be a resident of Utah or attending an accredited postsecondary domestic institution in Utah. Must be Pell-Grant eligible. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. And must be a diverse candidate.
https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-bridging-the-dream-scholarship-program-for-high-school-seniors/

TMCF & Sallie Mae Fund Completing the Dream Gap Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 3/8/2021

Applicant must be Enrolled at an accredited post-secondary institution or continuous education program. Enrolled in their final year of study. The student's degree or program must end during the Fall 2021 semester. Have an unpaid balance up to $2,500. Must have a current cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher. Must be Pell-Grant eligible. Be a U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident with a valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551. Must be a diverse candidate.
https://www.tmcf.org/students-alumni/scholarship/tmcf-sallie-mae-fund-completing-the-dream-gap-scholarship/

Wisconsin's Money Smart Week Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 3/12/2021

Applicant must be a Wisconsin graduating high school senior and student or parent/guardian must have a social security number. Must have knowledge of money management skills. And must live in Wisconsin and is considering attending a Wisconsin college/university.
https://swwisconsinmoneysmart.weebly.com/

Brown Deer Junior Woman's Club
Amount: $750
Deadline: 4/1/2021

Applicant must be undertaking a program of continuing education. Must be a Brown Deer, Wisconsin resident, or an employee of the Village of Brown Deer or the Brown Deer School District. Available to students age 25 or over.
Brown Deer Junior Woman’s Club Scholarship Application

Courage to Grow Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Monthly

Applicant must be a junior or senior high school or college student with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
http://couragetogrowscholarship.com/

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Monthly

Applicant may be any student enrolled in college.
http://survivingmesothelioma.com

SchoolTutoring Academy College Scholarship
Amount:  $500
Deadline:  Monthly

Applicant may be any graduating high school senior, or a current college freshman, sophomore or junior between the ages of 16 and 22.

http://schooltutoring.com

Graduate School Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any current student who is working towards a graduate-level degree.
www.graduateprograms.com/scholarship/

Illustrators of the Future Contest
Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Open to new and amateur science fiction and fantasy artists.
www.writersofthefuture.com

OMAP's Health Care Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen and enrolled in a Health Care related field.
www.onlinemedicalassistantprograms.net/health-care-scholarship/

OppU Achievers Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: Quarterly

Applicant may be any U.S. citizen who is enrolled full or part-time in a college, university or trade school with a 3.0 GPA.
www.opploans.com/scholarship/

Tobacco-Free Life Academic Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline:  Quarterly

Applicant may be any undergraduate or graduate student aged 18 years or older who is accepted or enrolled in a U.S. college or university.

https://tobaccofreelife.org

VIP Voice Scholarship Sweepstakes
Amount:  $5,000
Deadline:  Quarterly

Participant may be anyone aged 13 years of age or older.  Participant must become a registered member of VIP Voice.

www.vipvoice.com

Writers of the Future Contest
Amount: $500 - $1,000
Deadline: Quarterly

Open to new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy.
www.writersofthefuture.com

DoSomething.org Scholarships
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: Varies

DoSomething.org offers entry into various scholarship drawings throughout the year for participating in campaigns. Applicant may be a high school or college student age 26 years or younger.
www.dosomething.org

Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Several scholarships available to high school seniors from the Winnebago County, Wisconsin. Deadlines for the scholarships vary throughout the year.
http://oshkoshareacf.org

Scholarships for Minority Students
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Various scholarships are available to undergraduate and graduate students from different backgrounds.
http://www.affordablecolleges.com/resources/scholarships-for-minorities/

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Programs
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Varies

Several fellowships are available.
www.smithsonianofi.com/fellowship-opportunities/

The Advocacy Training for Interns Program
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: No deadline

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student studying in the field of law who has an interest in helping others, has a passion for participating and improving the practice of law and dispute resolution and is highly motivated.
www.peopleclaim.com

Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation Education Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: No deadline

This scholarship provides funding assistance for tuition and enrollment fees relevant to continuing education in a non-traditional or non-degree format for members of the Wisconsin bleeding disorder community. It is intended to enable people affected by bleeding disorders, or their immediate family members, to enhance career advancement. This program not only targets individuals with bleeding disorders, but also parents of young children and spouses of individuals with bleeding disorders. Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident or attend a Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Center.
www.glhf.org

National Law Enforcement and Firefighters Children's Foundation
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: No deadline

Applicants must be a child of a law enforcement agent/officer or firefighter who lost his/her life or was permanently disabled in the line of duty. Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor's degree, Associate's degree, certificate or diploma at any accredited college, university or technical institution in the U.S. Candidates must be registered as a full-time student during the entire academic year and maintain a 2.5 GPA out of a 4.0 scale. Applicants must reside and attend school in the U.S.
http://www.nleafcf.org

Nuclear Propulsion Naval Officer Candidate Program
Amount: $4,200 per month
Deadline:  No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a college sophomore, junior, senior or graduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA.  All majors eligible with one year of Calculus and one year of Calculus Based Physics.  $15,000 sign-on bonus for select positions.  For more information contact Andrew Dzyuba at (224) 224-4912 or andrew.dzyuba@navy.mil.

Standout Student College Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: No deadline

Applicant must be a current high school senior that intends to enroll full-time at a four-year college and who has a minimum GPA of 2.0. The student must engage in some kind of activity that other teenagers don't typically do.
www.collegepeas.com

The F. Edward Hebert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program
Amount: Full Tuition and Monthly Stipend
Deadline: No Deadline

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, be enrolled full-time and qualify to become a commissioned officer. Student must be pursuing an advanced degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, psychiatric nursing, optometry or psychology. The U.S. Army Medical Department will pay 100 percent of tuition for a graduate-level health care degree and a $2,000 monthly stipend. Recipient is obligated to serve one year of active duty for every year the scholarship is received.
www.goarmy.com/amedd/education/hpsp.html

Three Sentence Essay Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: No Deadline

Applicant may be any U.S. high school or college student age 16 years or older.
www.shmoop.com/college/zinch-three-sentence-essay-scholarship.html