Scholarships, Fellowships, and Internships

The following are several scholarships, fellowships and internships available to UW Oshkosh graduate students. For more scholarship offerings, visit the Financial Aid Office website or your program's website.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Graduate Scholarship for Women

AAUW offers an $1000 cash award for a female graduate student at UW Oshkosh. Students interested in this scholarship should read the criteria page and send in the application.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and post-graduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported. Applicants must have earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree and must have applied to the proposed institutions of study by the time of applying for this fellowship.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Selected Professions Fellowship

Selected Professions Fellowships provide opportunities for women to pursue graduate and first-professional degrees in designated fields where women traditionally have been underrepresented and where the employment outlook and earnings potential are strong. Recipients must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Business Success Center - UW Oshkosh

The Business Success Center (BSC) at UW Oshkosh is a consulting firm unlike any other. Powered by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the BSC unites local businesses with university resources, faculty experts, student interns, research facilities, and a survey center to deliver customized, cost-effective solutions for their business challenges. Paid internships are available for students for full-time, part-time, or project-based positions.

Career Services Advising Internship - UW Oshkosh 

Graduate Interns in Career Services primarily focus on developing and refining professional skills by interacting with all Career Services constituents. Extensive opportunities are available to practice communication skills, observation, advising students 1:1, presenting to large and small groups, teaching professional skills topics, interacting with faculty, staff, and employers, and participating in career-related events. (flexibility in scheduling negotiable).  Read this position description to learn more.

Cash Course — Scholarship Opportunities for Financing Graduate Education

College is one of the biggest expenses you'll have in your lifetime, but it is an investment that will pay off in higher income, expanded career opportunities and greater personal satisfaction throughout your life. Numerous sources of financial aid can help you pay for college.

The process of locating aid and applying for it can be intimidating. Take it step-by-step and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from the knowledgeable people at our financial aid office

Educational Testing Services (ETS) Fellowships and Internships Research Programs in Research and Development

The goal of the ETS R&D Fellowship and Internship programs is to promote quality and distinction in educational measurement and related fields through support of significant research by early-career scientists and graduate students and exposure to methodologies within the ETS environment. 

These programs provide opportunities for talented scholars and students from diverse backgrounds — especially traditionally underrepresented groups such as African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans and American Indians — to pursue scientific research under the guidance of ETS senior scientists and psychometricians.

Golden Key International Honour Society

Golden Key is an international honor society with more than 2 million members and more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world. 

Golden Key offers unique scholarships, awards and grants (including for graduate studies) to members, alumni and advisers all over the world. More than $8 million in scholarships and grants have been awarded to members and alumni in different fields around the world, and they now offer $1,000,000 in scholarships annually.

National Academies

The mission of the NRC Research Associateship Programs (RAP) is to promote excellence in scientific and technological research conducted by the U. S. government through the administration of programs offering graduate, postdoctoral and senior level research opportunities at sponsoring federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.

NOGLSTP — National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals

NOGLSTP is pleased to announce the establishment of the Battelle/NOGLSTP Out To Innovate Scholarships.

The Scholarships were established following NOGLSTP’s inaugural Out to Innovate Career Summit, with lead funding support from Battelle. The new scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering,or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or an active ally of the LGBT community.

These scholarships are designed to promote academic excellence and increased visibility of talented LGBT students in STEM careers. The scholarships, funded at a minimum of $5,000 each, will be awarded for the academic year. Students currently enrolled at any U.S.-based college or university are eligible to apply.

P.E.O. International

P.E.O. was founded on Jan. 21, 1869, and is clearly making a difference in the lives of women all over the world.

More than 77,800 women have benefited from the organization's educational grants, loans, awards, special projects and stewardship of Cottey College. To date, P.E.O. has awarded Educational Loan Fund dollars totaling more than $125 million, International Peace Scholarships are more than $25 million, Program for Continuing Education grants are more than $35 million, Scholar Awards are more than $12 million and P.E.O. STAR Scholarships are $640,000.

Grant, loan and award recipients need not be members of P.E.O. With the exception of international students who receive International Peace Scholarships, each recipient is sponsored by a P.E.O. chapter. This allows the chapter members to be a meaningful part of "their" student's life.


Scholarships4moms is focused on hardworking moms who want to complete their education, but don't have the time, money or the support to meet their goal. The $10,000 scholarship is an initiative geared toward helping these moms continue their education.

Balancing motherhood and a career can be overwhelming, and though a degree will have considerable benefits, it can also be a tremendous undertaking. Scholarships4moms wants to help mothers follow their dreams of a higher paying career, better benefits and more opportunity for advancement.

SERA Internship

A personalized 12-month internship with SERA to prepare you for future tasks in international technical sales.  Undertake market analyses, new customers acquisition and consultation.  Conduct your own projects.  You will work occasionally in adjacent areas of responsibility in order to get an insight into the relationships of a [German] industrial company.

SMART Scholarships

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program aims to increase the number of civilian scientists and engineers working at DoD laboratories.

Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program

The Smithsonian Office of Fellowships (OF) has the central management and administrative responsibility for the Institution's programs of research, fellowships, and other scholarly appointments. One of its primary objectives is the facilitation of the Smithsonian's scholarly interactions with students and scholars at universities, museums and other research institutions around the world. The Office administers Institution-wide research support programs, and encourages and assists other Smithsonian museums, research institutes and research offices in the development of additional fellowships and visiting appointments.

Women in Management — Oshkosh Chapter Scholarships

The Oshkosh chapter of Women in Management awards two $500 scholarships to female students aspiring to a professional career. Must be at a local college or have local ties to the community. Financial need, academic performance, community and extracurricular involvement will be taken into consideration.

College of Education and Human Services Scholarships

College of Letters and Science Scholarships

College of Nursing Scholarships

  • Aurora Health Foundation: Academic Scholarships: The Aurora Health Foundation awards numerous merit-based academic scholarships to deserving students who will be or are currently pursuing a degree in a health care-related field.