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.

Students must report all outside scholarships from sources other than the federal, state and university programs. Need-based aid may be reduced when a student receives a combination of need based aid and outside scholarships that exceed their financial need. In addition, a reduction of merit awards may occur if the total of all tuition-specific awards exceeds the total cost of tuition or if the value of all awards (including the outside scholarships) exceeds the total cost of attendance. If you have any questions, please see the Financial Aid Guide

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

CREW Chicago Scholarship

Finale Inventory Global Supply Chain and Logistics Industry Scholarship
Amount: $3,000
Deadline: 9/1/2024 

To be eligible, applicants must be a college student with a GPA of 3.0 or better, a United States citizen or permanent resident, enrolled (or will be enrolled) full-time in a university to enrolled full-time in pursuing a degree related to supply chain and operations management, inventory control, materials management, or procurement. Additionally, the applicant must be able to provide documentation showing she meets these requirements. To officially apply, the applicant must provide proof of attendance, resume, and an essay by the deadline listed below.
https://www.finaleinventory.com/finale-inventory-scholarship

Mildred C. Hanson, Sior Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $8,000
Deadline: 11/1/2024

Open to an outstanding junior or senior undergraduate female student and one graduate female student enrolled in an accredited real estate, business, or finance program at a college or university in the United States or Canada who intends to pursue a career in commercial real estate.
https://siorfoundation.org/programs/student-programs/mildred-c-hanson-sior-memorial-scholarship/

Illinois Diversity Real Estate Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: 12/31/2024
To be eligible, students must be a resident of Illinois that is seeking a professional certification or bachelor's degree in real estate.
https://www.ilreef.org/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

 

Graduate Students

Dr. Wes Heroman Scholarship for Healthcare students
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 9/15/2024

Open to undergraduate and graduate students across various healthcare disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, and more.
https://drwesheromanscholarship.com/dr-wes-heroman-scholarship/

Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 6/26/2024

Open to undergraduate and graduate students who have been legally adopted by one or both of their parents, are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. 
Ramage Law Group Adopted Child Scholarship 

ABC Humane Wildlife Control & Prevention Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 7/1/2024

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

Health Care

Summit Physical Therapy scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: 8/31/2024

To be eligible, students must be attending college or university no later than January of 2025. Be attending college or university on a full-time basis by January of 2025. Have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or greater during their last academic year. Be a U.S. or Canadian resident.

https://physicaltherapyfairbanks.com/physical_therapy_fairbanks.php

Dr. Wes Heroman Scholarship for Healthcare students
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 9/15/2024

Open to undergraduate and graduate students across various healthcare disciplines, including medicine, nursing, public health, and more.
https://drwesheromanscholarship.com/dr-wes-heroman-scholarship/

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

Legal Innovation Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2024

The scholarship program is open to any student currently enrolled in law school in the United States.
https://www.injurylawyer4you.com/get-yourself-a-1000-scholarship-with-fassonaki-law-firm-p-c

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

Pamela C. Bratcher Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 7/30/2024

Applicants must be EITHER outgoing high school seniors (graduating summer 2024) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2023 semester. Applicants must be an undergraduate student majoring in English.
https://www.pamelabratcher.com/undergrad-scholarship-contest/

Miscellaneous

The Wells Call Annual Scholarship Contest
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: 7/14/24

Applicants must be EITHER outgoing high school seniors (graduating summer 2024) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2024 semester.
https://www.wccbc.com/scholarship-contest/

“Survivors Speak: Moving Forward Through Hardship” Scholarship.
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 7/15/2024

Interested applicants must meet the following criteria: Be either accepted to or currently enrolled in a a United States accredited college, university, or graduate school. Have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Shoot, edit, and submit the link to the video answering the scholarship’s questions. Upload an unofficial transcript and/or proof of enrollment/acceptance to an accredited college, university, or graduate school.
https://www.grothlaw.com/scholarships/survivors-speak-moving-forward-through-hardship-scholarship/

Pamela C. Bratcher Undergrad Scholarship Contest
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 7/30/2024  

Applicants must be either outgoing high school seniors (graduating summer 2024) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2023 semester.
Applicants must be an undergrad student majoring in English.
https://www.pamelabratcher.com/undergrad-scholarship-contest/

Build a Better Future Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 7/31/24

The candidate must be of Latino or Hispanic descent and must be a child of an immigrant. The scholarship is open to a current high school senior who lives in the United States, residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia and who is enrolled in a two to five-year post-secondary institution for the 2024 school year.  Candidates for this scholarship should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher and be in good overall academic standing.
https://solanofirm.com/2024-build-a-better-future-scholarship/

Arechigo & Stokka Scholarship Contest
Amount: $1,500 
Deadline: 8/1/2024

Applicants must be EITHER out-going high school seniors (graduating summer 2023) OR students currently enrolled in a college, trade school, or university as of the start of the fall 2024 semester.
https://arechigo-stokka.com/scholarship-contest/

Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship
Amount: $1,500 
Deadline: 8/1/2024

The scholarship is open to current high school students, undergraduate, and graduate students attending a college or university in the Spring/Fall 2024 semester.

Peace Law Firm Disability Rights Advocacy Scholarship - Peace Law Firm

Speak Wellness - Behavioral Health Consulting Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: 8/2/2024

To be eligible, students must be a Wisconsin Resident, student of color, full-time student, available to attend scholarship luncheon on 8/11/24 and consent to testimonial and media exposure.

Speak Wellness - Behavioral Health Consulting Scholarship

NRFSA Next Generation Scholarship
Amount: $25,000
Deadline: 8/8/2024
To be eligible, students must be a member of the National Retail Federation Student Association (NRFSA), have a minimum 3.00 GPA, be a resident of the U.S., a college sophomore, junior, or senior and hold a previous or current profession or internship in the retail industry.
https://nrffoundation.org/How-to-apply-for-the-Next-Generation-Scholarship

Moral Responsibility and the Application of Law Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 8/15/24

To be eligible, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, agree to scholarships terms and conditions, and be enrolled full-time.

https://www.koffellaw.com/scholarships/moral-responsibility-and-the-application-of-law-scholarship/

The Power of Volunteer Work Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 8/15/2024

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States.
https://www.dibellalawoffice.com/scholarships/the-power-of-volunteer-work/Moral

Responsibility and the Application of Law Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 8/15/2024

To be eligible for this scholarship, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and be enrolled in or accepted at an accredited college, university, or graduate school in the United States.
https://www.koffellaw.com/scholarships/moral-responsibility-and-the-application-of-law-scholarship/

Helen Whitmore Memorial Convention Scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: 8/15/2024
To be eligible, students must be a female resident of the U.S., a high school senior or undergraduate student seeking a bachelor’s degree and have an interest in agriculture
https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarships/helen-whitmore-memorial-convention-scholarship

State Records Public Service Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 9/1/2024

To be considered students must complete the application form and complete an essay using the following instructions: Proper citation of all sources used in the essay is mandatory. The preferred writing formats are MLA and APA. Essays must range from a minimum of 1,000 words to a maximum of 1,500 words. Ensure your document includes your first and last name at the top.
https://staterecords.org/publicservicescholarship.php

Kyzar Air Conditioning Scholarship
Amount: $1,000 
Deadline: 9/10/2024

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must submit an essay and proof of attendance or acceptance to an accredited higher-education program in the United States.
Scholarship - Kyzar AC Repair (kyzarairconditioning.com)

Bright Futures Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 9/23/2024

To be eligible, students must have an annual household income of less than $75,000, be a citizen or permanent resident, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and be enrolled for the Fall 2024 semester. 
https://www.familydivorcelaw.com/scholarship

PTCB Exam Practice Test Scholarship 
Amount: $1,500
Deadline: 12/1/2024

Available to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in accredited colleges or universities worldwide.

PTCB Exam Practice Test Essay Writing Scholarship 2024

Burger King Scholars Program
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 12/15/2024
To be eligible, students must be living in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada, be graduating high school seniors (U.S., Puerto Rico or Guam), graduating from grade 12 (Canada) or graduating from home school education in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada, have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent, and plan to enroll full-time, without interruption, for the entire academic year at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school or CEGEP or equivalent in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam or Canada.
https://www.burgerkingfoundation.org/programs/burger-king-sm-scholars

Elie Wiesel Prize In Ethics Essay Contest
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 12/29/2024
Open to current undergraduates that are enrolled full-time in accredited four-year colleges or universities in the United States during the fall semester.
Prize in Ethics – The Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity

Stromberg’s Scholarship Program
Amount: $1,000 
Deadline: 12/31/2024

Applicant must be 18 years old or older. Must be a permanent legal U.S. resident physically residing in the fifty United States of America or a holder of a valid student visa. And be enrolled or planning to enroll in agricultural sciences and other related studies.
https://www.strombergschickens.com/scholarship/

Brooks Law Group Accident Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/24

The contest is open to current high school seniors and undergraduate college students who will be attending a US college or university in the next fall semester.
https://brookslawgroup.com/about-us/community/scholarship/

Police Family Survivors Fund
Amount: $500
Deadline: 12/31/2024
To be eligible, students must be resident of the U.S. who is an undergraduate seeking an associate or bachelor’s degree with a 2.00 GPA or greater. Must be a child or spouse of a deceased law enforcement officer.
https://www.aphf.org/survivors-fund-forms

Revpart STEM Scholarship
Amount: Varies
Deadline: 12/31/2024

To be eligible, applicants must be planning or currently attend an accredited college in the United States and pursuing a career in Stem.
https://revpart.com/scholarship/

Enhancing Road Safety Through Infrastructure Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/5/2025

To be eligible, students must possess a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, be enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university.
https://www.michaelwaks.com/scholarship/

Innovative Roofing Solutions for Affordable Housing Initiatives Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university. Candidates must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://ace-roofs.com/scholarship/

Promoting Access to Justice Scholarship Advocacy for the Underserved and Injured
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university. Candidates must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://www.mannblake.com/scholarship/

Promoting Access to Justice Scholarship 
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university. Candidates must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://dwpersonalinjurylaw.com/scholarship/

Empowering Survivors of Trauma Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university. Candidates must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://dwaccidentlawyer.com/scholarship/

Lou McGlothian Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university.
https://mgalaw.com/scholarship/

The Estate Planning Essentials: Avoiding Probate Pitfalls Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 2/10/2025

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled or about to enroll in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program, or community college in the United States. High school students may apply if they have received acceptance to an accredited college or university. Candidates must have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
https://aldenlawfirm.com/scholarship/

MPOWER Financing Monthly Scholarship
Amount: Up to $2,000
Deadline: Monthl
y

Applicant must be admitted to, or enrolled in, a full-time degree program at a U.S. or Canadian school that MPOWER supports, and be an international student permitted to legally study in the U.S. or Canada, as applicable. 
https://www.mpowerfinancing.com/scholarships/monthly-scholarships

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/

Innovation in Education scholarship
Amount: $500
Deadline: Monthly

To be eligible, students must be currently enrolled in high school or college, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (or the equivalent) and must be a citizen of, permanent resident of, or hold a valid student visa in the United States or Canada.
https://www.latutors123.com/scholarships/innovation-in-education/

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

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

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.

https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/financial-aid-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/

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