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

Zonata Club of Milwaukee - Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship
Amount: $2000
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be a Women pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, and must still be attending school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed.
http://zontamilwaukee.org/?page_id=185

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 Indian Science and Engineering Society 3M Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 5/31/221

Open to any STEM degree such as Biology, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Natural Resources. Must be a full-time incoming college freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. All scholarships require applicants be current AISES members at the time of application.
https://www.aises.org/scholarships/-3m-scholarship-2021-2022

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicants must be a current AISES member enrolled full-time as a graduate student. Eligible majors include math, physical science, engineering, medicine, technology, science, or natural resources. Applicant must also be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian Blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan native by an Alaskan native group. 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
www.aises.org/scholarships/at-anderson

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicants must be a current AISES member enrolled full-time undergraduate student. Eligible majors include math, physical science, engineering, medicine, technology, science, or natural resources. Applicant must also be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian Blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan native by an Alaskan native group. 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
www.aises.org/scholarships/at-anderson

National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: 6/4/2021

Applicant must be of Black/African American ethnicity who will be pursuing a degree in a STEM field for the 2021-22 school year at a Wisconsin institution. The candidate must be a high school graduating senior currently residing in Wisconsin. Candidate must be enrolled in a 4-year university or 2-year institution for the 2021-2022 school year and committed to pursuing a degree in Engineering or a closely related Technical Field. The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. The candidate must be a minority student of Black/African American ethnicity.
https://www.nsbe-milwaukee.org/scholarship

Geneva Rock Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 7/1/2021

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, trade or vocational school. Scholarship applicants must be in pursuit of construction-related careers including, but not limited to: Construction management, civil engineering, business, and commercial/professional sales
https://genevarock.com/company/scholarship/

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 7/1/2021

Applicant may be any female undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolling or continuing in a STEM related field of study at an accredited university.
https://abcwildlife.com/abc-humane-wildlife-control-prevention-inc-s-academic-scholarship

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: 6/15/2021

Applicant may be any student enrolled full-time in a U.S. college who is pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html

Graduate Students

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicants must be a current AISES member enrolled full-time as a graduate student. Eligible majors include math, physical science, engineering, medicine, technology, science, or natural resources. Applicant must also be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian Blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan native by an Alaskan native group. 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
www.aises.org/scholarships/at-anderson

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 Indian Science and Engineering Society 3M Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 5/31/221

Open to any STEM degree such as Biology, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Natural Resources. Must be a full-time incoming college freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. All scholarships require applicants be current AISES members at the time of application.
https://www.aises.org/scholarships/-3m-scholarship-2021-2022

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

 There are currently no teacher education scholarships available.  

Miscellaneous

 Lakeside Bank "Write On!" Creative Writing Challenge
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 5/7/2021

Applicant must be a 2021 graduating CPS high school senior in good standing. Must have demonstrated financial need and have been accepted at an accredited two or four-year college for the fall 2021 term.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/4208

Chicago Military Academy 2004 Alumni Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 5/7/2021

Must be a graduating senior of Chicago Military Academy – Bronzeville. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 2.0, (weighted on a 4.0-point scale) and a minimum ACT composite score of 17 OR minimum SAT composite score of 910.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/4206

National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA) Chicago Chapter Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: 5/9/2021

Applicant must be from the Chicagoland area who is a minority high school senior that will be graduating in the Spring of 2021. Must have minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/4033

Antwain Jones "For the Culture" Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 5/30/2021

Applicant must be a full-time graduating high school senior (class of 2021) in good standing at King College Prep, Phillips, Simeon, Hyde Park, or Bronzeville Scholastic. Must be accepted to an accredited college or university. Must have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale or equivalent. Application open to undocumented students.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/4201

Association on American Indian Affairs Full Circle Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicant must be Native American that is a member or descendant of a state or federally recognized tribe. Must be a full-time student. And must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.
https://collegefund.org/students/scholarships/

American Indian Science and Engineering Society 3M Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 5/31/221

Open to any STEM degree such as Biology, Medical Sciences, Physical Science, Computer Science, or Natural Resources. Must be a full-time incoming college freshman at an accredited two-year or four-year college/university for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must be an enrolled citizen or a descendant of an enrolled citizen of a federal or state recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native Village; or Native Hawaiian or descendant from a Native Hawaiian; or Pacific Islander or descendant from Pacific Islander; or Indigenous person of Canada. All scholarships require applicants be current AISES members at the time of application.
https://www.aises.org/scholarships/-3m-scholarship-2021-2022

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicants must be a current AISES member enrolled full-time as a graduate student. Eligible majors include math, physical science, engineering, medicine, technology, science, or natural resources. Applicant must also be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian Blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan native by an Alaskan native group. 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
www.aises.org/scholarships/at-anderson

A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship Program
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 5/31/2021

Applicants must be a current AISES member enrolled full-time undergraduate student. Eligible majors include math, physical science, engineering, medicine, technology, science, or natural resources. Applicant must also be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian Blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan native by an Alaskan native group. 3.0 minimum GPA is required.
www.aises.org/scholarships/at-anderson

PepsiCo Juice to Succeed Scholarship
Amount: Up to $50,000
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be a Chicago Public Schools graduating high school senior (class of 2021). Identify as Black or African American and/or Hispanic or Latino. Must Possess a minimum unweighted GPA of 2.5 and planning to pursue an undergraduate degree at a 4-year college or university. Must demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), leadership, and participation in school and community activities.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/4747

Chicago Public Schools Dream Fund Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,500
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be a Chicago Public Schools Senior (class of 2021). Mus be a Undocumented Student/Dreamer. Cannot be a U.S. Citizen. Must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.5 or higher (weighted). Must be currently enrolled and attending a Chicago Public High School. And plan to attend a regionally accredited two or four-year institution of higher education in the fall of 2021.
https://cps.academicworks.com/opportunities/449

National Society of Black Engineers Scholarship
Award: Varies
Deadline: 6/4/2021

Applicant must be of Black/African American ethnicity who will be pursuing a degree in a STEM field for the 2021-22 school year at a Wisconsin institution. The candidate must be a high school graduating senior currently residing in Wisconsin. Candidate must be enrolled in a 4-year university or 2-year institution for the 2021-2022 school year and committed to pursuing a degree in Engineering or a closely related Technical Field. The candidate must have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0. The candidate must be a minority student of Black/African American ethnicity.
https://www.nsbe-milwaukee.org/scholarship

AmericanMuscle Automotive Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: 6/15/2021

Applicant may be any student enrolled full-time in a U.S. college who is pursuing an automotive degree or related field of study.
www.americanmuscle.com/scholarships.html

Geneva Rock Scholarship
Award: $2,000
Deadline: 7/1/2021

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university, college, trade or vocational school. Scholarship applicants must be in pursuit of construction-related careers including, but not limited to: Construction management, civil engineering, business, and commercial/professional sales
https://genevarock.com/company/scholarship/

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Scholarship
Award: $1,000
Deadline: 7/1/2021

Applicant may be any female undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolling or continuing in a STEM related field of study at an accredited university.
https://abcwildlife.com/abc-humane-wildlife-control-prevention-inc-s-academic-scholarship

Zonata Club of Milwaukee - Jane M. Klausman Women In Business Scholarship
Amount: $2000
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be a Women pursuing a business program with major field of specialization in accounting, economics, finance, business management, marketing, operations management, human resources management, international business, or entrepreneurship at an accredited university/college/institute, who demonstrate outstanding potential in the field. Students must be enrolled in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a Master’s program at the time the application is submitted to the local Zonta club, and must still be attending school at the time the scholarship funds are disbursed.
http://zontamilwaukee.org/?page_id=185

American Indian Graduate Center Redw Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate in your online application. Must be in a full-time master’s degree program pursuing a master’s in business administration, master’s of taxation or master’s of accountancy.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

American Indian Graduate Center Science Post Graduate Scholarship Fund
Amount: $20,000 to $30,000
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate in your online application. Must be a full-time, degree-seeking STEM student at an accredited school in the United States. Exclusive consideration is given to candidates in the STEM fields.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

American Indian Graduate Center Special Higher Education Scholarship
Amount: Up to $5,000
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be pursuing a post-baccalaureate graduate or professional degree as a full-time student at an accredited institution in the U.S. Must be able to demonstrate financial need through submission of the American Indian Graduate Center. Must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate in your online application.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

American Indian Graduate Center – Wells Fargo American Indian Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 6/1/2021

Applicant must be an enrolled member of a federally recognized American Indian Tribe or Alaska Native group OR provide documentation of ancestry to possession of 1/4 degree Indian blood of a federally recognized Tribe to be verified only through submission of a Tribal Eligibility Certificate in your online application. Must be pursuing a career and degree in fields relating to banking, resort management, gaming operations, management, and administration, including accounting, finance, information technology and human resources. Must be an incoming student at a U.S. accredited college or university as full-time and degree-seeking student with an average GPA of a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

AIGC – Empowering Scholars Initiative Student Relief Scholarships
Amount: Varies
Deadline: Ongoing

Recognizing the continued effects of the international pandemic of COVID-19 and the daily realities of Native college students during these times, American Indian Graduate Center established the Student Relief Scholarship. Must be pursuing either an associate, bachelors, masters, doctorate, or other terminal or professional degrees in any field of study. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a U.S. accredited non-profit institution. Must provide proof of full-time enrollment through an uploaded copy of their current course schedule. Documents should include the student’s institution, name, and student ID for verification. Must be a federally or state-recognized enrolled Tribal member or 1st/2nd generation descendant. Must provide proof of enrollment via a copy of their Certificate Degree of Indian Blood, Tribal membership card, Tribal Eligibility Certificate (TEC), OR a letter of enrollment/descendency from your Tribal enrollment office.
https://www.aigcs.org/scholarships-fellowships/graduate-students/

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