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Freshmen Scholarships

UW Oshkosh highly values students who have achieved outstanding academic and leadership success. Scholarships are one way the University recognizes high achievement. The following scholarships are available for incoming freshmen. 

Scholarship Categories

 

Academics

UW Oshkosh Enhanced Academic Excellence Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • (10) $2,000 tuition remission, 50% of standard room and board (double room and 15-meal plan), $400 book allowance and $1,500 work opportunity 

  • (5) $2,000 tuition remission and $1,500 work opportunity

  • The above awards are in addition to the automatic $2,250 received by all Excellence Scholars

  • Renewable for a total of 8 semesters pending continued eligibility.


  • Applicants must have been selected by their high school to participate in the State of Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars Program. May NOT be an alternate. 

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh as a first-year student and have submitted ACT/SAT scores.

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 15 

 

Chancellor's Freshman Academic and Leadership Scholarships

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $1,000 

(freshman year only) 

100

  • Must be a new freshman.

  • Must rank in the top quarter of their graduating class

  • Must have submitted ACT/SAT scores.

  • Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh.

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 15 


 

George D. Dallas Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies 

 1

  • Must have attended Stevens Point Area High School (Wisconsin) for at least four (4) semesters

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Must have participated in extracurricular activities (excluding athletics)

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 1 


 

Citizens First Credit Union Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $500 

 2

  • Must be members of Citizens First Credit Union (can be a new member to qualify).

    • To be eligible for membership, students must live or work in Winnebago, Outagamie, Calumet, Fond du Lac or Waushara counties; or the City of Berlin or the Townships of Berlin or Brooklyn, all located in Green Lake County; or be a member of the Pickett Co-op.

  • Be a new freshman in the fall immediately following high school graduation

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Must have participated in school and community activities

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 1 


 

Lucille V. and Ray J. Tack Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies 

 Varies

  • Must be graduating from Spencer High School, Spencer, Wis.,

  • Must be accepted to UW Oshkosh

  • Must have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 1 


 

Michele Lipschultz Scholarship 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $1,500  

2

  • Must be admitted FEMALE freshman entering UW Oshkosh the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Must have financial need

  • Submit an essay discussing your financial need and how you have overcome obstacles to pursue education

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

May 1 


 

National Achievement Finalist Scholarships 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Credit for resident tuition

  • Awards are renewable with satisfactory academic performance

 Varies

  • Must be a Finalist in the National Achievement Scholarship competition

  • Must submit a copy of Finalist letter to: Scholarship Coordinator, UW Oshkosh, PO Box 2423, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

  • Must enroll at UW Oshkosh the fall immediately following high school graduation

(No application necessary.)

Beginning of fall term immediately following high school graduation

 

National Merit Finalist Scholarships 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Credit for resident tuition

  • Standard room and board

  • $800 book allowance

  • Awards are renewable with satisfactory academic performance

 Varies

  • Must be a Finalist in the National Merit Scholarship competition

  • Must submit a copy of Finalist letter to: Scholarship Coordinator, UW Oshkosh, PO Box 2423, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2423

  • Must enroll at UW Oshkosh the fall immediately following high school graduation

  • Must live in a residence hall to receive room/board and book allowance credit.

    (No application necessary.)

Beginning of fall term immediately following high school graduation

 

Earl and Alpha Bowman Scholarship 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies

 1

  • Be a new freshman

  • Must be a biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, astronomy, geology or psychology major

  • Must submit a  description of a science project or a research paper which indicates your ability to work independently

  • Have a strong academic record

  • In accord with the donor’s desire to encourage more African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanic Americans and females to enter the sciences, preference will be given to applicants from those groups

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 1 

 

Phil and Jean Nelson Alumni Scholarship 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $500 

 4

  • Must be a child or grandchild of a UW Oshkosh graduate

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Submit an essay discussing your qualifications for the scholarship and your involvement in extracurricular activities, excluding athletics

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 1 

 

Sentry Insurance Foundation, Inc. Freshman Leadership Scholarships 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $2,500

    (renewable)

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Rank in the top 15% of graduating class

  • Must have submitted ACT or SAT scores

  • Must have had significant leadership experience

  • Must major in Business, Mathematics (Applied/Actuarial emphasis) or Computer Science

  • Submit an essay on one of the following topics: (1) How do I know I am a leader?  (2) Leadership in a changing society or (3) A leader or role model for me.

  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 15

 

Anne Burns Hillenbrand Family Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Resident Tuition and a Paid Internship (renewable for four years), pending satisfactory progress


 

1

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Be willing to work about ten hours per week in a paid professional experience to enhance the value of your undergraduate education

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 1

 

UW Oshkosh Credit Union Freshman Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $500 

(Renewable), pending satisfactory progress

 2

  • Must be a new freshman

  • Must rank in the top 25% of graduating class

  • Must have leadership experience (excluding athletics) and/or community involvement

  • Must have submitted ACT (American College Test) scores

  • Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Must be a graduating senior from one of the Oshkosh, Wis., high schools

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 15 

 

Don and Rose Kutchera Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies

 Varies

  • Must be a new freshman

  • Must be a graduate of an Oshkosh, Wis., high school

  • Must have participated in school AND community activities

    Have a strong academic record

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 1


Alpha Xi Delta Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $100

 6

  • Must be a current female high school senior

  • Must be attending UW Oshkosh in fall 2014

  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

  • Award must be used for tuition and/or books

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 24


(NEW!) UW Oshkosh Foundation Hotel Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $4,000

 4

  • Must be an entering freshman from an Oshkosh high school

  • Must be attending as a full-time student

  • Must have a strong, demonstrated interest in the hospitality industry

  • Must have hospitality work experience, such as restaurant or hotel

  • Must rank in the top quarter of graduating class

  • Preference may be given to business majors

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

May 1

 

 

Art, Music and Theatre

Willcockson Art Scholarships 

 Amount Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies  

 Varies

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Rank in the top 25% of graduating class

  • Submit a portfolio that includes 10 to 20 examples from major studio areas.  Five of these examples MUST be from the area of drawing and may include slides or photographs of large items or three-dimensional work.

  • Submit two letters of recommendation

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 15 

 

Willcockson Theatre Scholarships 

 Amount Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies  

Varies

  • Be an admitted new freshman

  • Rank in top 25% of high school class

  • Must provide a resumé of theatre activities

  • Submit two letters of recommendation; one should be from your  theatre teacher/director

  • Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 15 

Willcockson Music Scholarships

Visit the Department of Music scholarships page for more information on this scholarship.

Eileen Hanselman Kuhlers Music Scholarship

 Visit the Department of Music scholarships page for more information on this scholarship.

 

Debate and Communication

William E. White Debate and Communication Scholarships

 Amount Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies 

 Varies

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Rank in the top 25% of graduating class

  • Submit a statement about your qualifications for the scholarship and a summary of your communication/debate activities

  • Submit two letters of recommendation. One MUST be from a speech/communication teacher.  The other  letter should be from someone (not a relative) who can address your speech/communication ability.

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 1

 

Diversity

Diversity Honors Scholarships

Amount Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • Varies

Varies

  • Must be a new freshman

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent resident and have one of the following ethnic heritages: American Indian, African American, Hispanic/Latino OR Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian or Vietnamese admitted to the U.S after 12/31/75

  • Have a strong academic record

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 15

 

Engineering

Erwin G. Ackerman Scholarship 

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $1,000 (Renewable for sophomore year), pending satisfactory progress

 1 or 2

  • Must be a graduate of an Oshkosh, Wis., high school

  • Must plan to pursue engineering

  • Be a new freshman entering UW Oshkosh the summer or fall following high school graduation

  • Have a strong academic record, particularly in math and science

  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation (a math teacher, a science teacher, and a teacher in another academic area)

  • Submit a statement about your interest in Engineering and career goals

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Submit ACT or SAT scores

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

March 1

 

Nursing

Cheryl L. Mellenthin Nursing Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $2,000

 

(renewable for up to four years), pending satisfactory progress

 1
  • Must be admitted entering UW Oshkosh freshmen who will be full-time students and plan to pursue nursing

  • Must have superior academic records

  • Must have demonstrated financial need

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.
April 1 

Sciences

Geology Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $500

 1

  • Must have a strong interest in Geology or Earth Science

  • Be a new freshman

  • Be admitted to UW Oshkosh

  • Submit ACT scores

  • Have a strong academic record, particularly in science and math

  • Submit two letters of recommendation from science teachers

  • Submit an essay of 500 words or less discussing your interest in Geology or Earth Science and your career goals

  • Winners must enroll in two introductory Geology classes during the freshman year—one each in fall and spring

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.
March 1

 

James H. Fischer Family Scholarship

Amount  Quantity  Requirements for Consideration Deadline 
  • $1000

    (Renewable for sophomore year if recipient remains eligible.)

 1

  • Must be a new freshman who will be a full-time student in fall 2014 (12+ credits)

  • Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 (on 4.0 scale)

  • Have declared a major in biology/microbiology or geology

  • Must not have more than one sibling

  • Must submit a statement of no more than 500 words describing applicant's interests and career goals

  • Financial need is not a consideration for this scholarship.

  • Scholarship application for fall 2015 freshmen will be available shortly.

April 15


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