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Application Due May 30, 2020

The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration or governmental affairs. The scholarship is available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance. The purpose of the program is to make post-secondary education more accessible to women by relieving some of the financial burden.

Note that students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, etc. The key is that a student must demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service, public administration or government affairs.

Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded to students who will be attending any college or university that is part of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, or any in-state private college affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, school supplies, childcare, and to reduce loan burden.

See full details and apply here.

View all current available scholarships through UW Oshkosh Academic Works


Lois Miranda Advocacy Award: Nominations Due 11/10/2019

History: The Lois Miranda Advocacy Award is named after the late retired Social Work Faculty member at UW Oshkosh. She was tireless in her dedication and advocacy of marginalized populations. In her memory, students who model her advocacy work, will be awarded. To honor her, a fund was begun and a plaque created to share awardees names each year. This plaque hangs in the Social Work Office.

Award: The award amount varies year to year. For 2019, the amount is $500

Eligibility criteria:

  • Graduating seniors who are in good standing in their programs.
  • Students must be nominated by others (no self nominations) forwarding the name and a brief rationale detailing the contribution in advocacy the student has made.
  • Significant contribution in advocacy for marginalized population(s) by a student or a group of students.

Nominations can be made by faculty, staff, community members or other students and submitted by the last business day in February each year. Please include the name of student, major, and provide in detail , the specific work to marginalized populations which the student(s) have been involved with.

This award will include recognition on a perpetual plaque, a certificate and monetary award for the awardee.

Submit nominations to Colleen Hansen ( by November 10, 2019.

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