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Scholarships and other Resources

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Try these websites for more information about scholarships, financial aid, and more.

College Navigator A college finder from the National Center for Education Studies

UNCF “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® For more than seven decades, this has been the principle that has led UNCF to be the nation's leading advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement.

Life Impact Program assists disadvantaged parents in their efforts to attain a higher education.

College contacts for students with disabilities

The  DCF Scholarship Program provides scholarships for post high school education and training programs for youth presently or formerly in out-of-home care. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) administers the scholarship program.

College Greenlight Connects first generation and underrepresented students to caring colleges, generous scholarships, and life-changing counselors and mentors.

Petersons  provides Information about the school you're considering attending, tips and strategies for test prep, help with preparing your student loans, researching universities, or information on what college life is like.

College Board- Career paths and college majors

College Scorecard An online tool for consumers to compare the cost and value of higher education institutions in the United States.  It displays data in five areas: cost, graduation rate, employment rate, average amount borrowed, and loan default rate. For students of all ages to make it as easy as possible to pursue post-secondary education. Find money for college as well as learn about the entire financial aid process.

FinAid Comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice and tools Help for current and soon to be college students on the complexity of the admissions and financial-aid process.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

UW Help  Assistance maneuvering through the UW system for students of all ages.

UNIGO, College Search, Scholarship Search, Statistics, and Reviews


Just Announced: Bucky's Tuition Promise UW–Madison pledges to cover four years of tuition and segregated fees for any incoming freshman from Wisconsin whose family’s annual household adjusted gross income is $56,000 or less.

Breakthrough Junior Challenge STEM video contest To qualify, create a short (under three minutes) video explaining a challenging concept in physics, mathematics, or the life sciences in an engaging, illuminating, and creative way. If you win, you’ll receive a $250,000 college scholarship, your teacher will receive a $50,000 prize, and your school will get a new $100,000 science lab! Anyone ages 13 through 18 is eligible. Entries open April 1 to July 1, 2018. The winner will also be invited to an awards ceremony where the prize will be presented in front of superstars of science, Silicon Valley, and Hollywood.

Pledge Your #Collegiance College Board is offering up to $5,000 to current high school seniors who will be attending a 2- or 4-year U.S. college or university in 2018. Applicants must announce their college decision on Instagram in a video, Boomerang, or photo and tag their post using the hashtag #Collegiance. The 10 most creative entries win cash prizes, including $5,000 for the best video. Deadline: May 15, 2018

The Jack Cooke Kent Foundation offers a Young Scholars Program scholarship for students in grade 7, and also a senior scholarship that totals up to $40,000 per year!

Raise Me Micro-Scholarships Get scholarships from colleges for your achievements in high school.

UW-Stevens Point: The Noel Compass Scholarship Minority students attending specific high schools in Milwaukee and Racine who will be attending UW-Stevens Point may be nominated by their school for this scholarship. The scholarship program provides full college expenses and an opportunity to gain a valuable education and work experience

Wendy’s High School Heisman Applications open in March.

Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Presented by: Hispanic Heritage Foundation

Alverno Scholarships Applications available now for 2018

Cardinal Stritch Scholarships Deadlines vary

The Elks National Foundation Scholarships and Grants Deadlines vary

American Foreign Service Association Various deadlines. Applications open in December

Financial Aid and Scholarships for students with learning and attention issues

STEM Scholarships from the Department of Defense (DoD) to support students pursuing technical degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

UW Madison Scholarships Deadlines vary

Marine Credit Union Scholarship Programs

UW-Milwaukee Alumni Association Scholarships  Deadlines vary