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 Award Information 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

Mildred C. Hanson, Sior Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $8,000
Deadline: 11/3/2023

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/

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

AGC Education & Research Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 11/1/2023

Applicant MUST be a rising college sophomore, junior in a four-year program or rising senior in a five-year program at the time the scholarship is awarded in the fall of 2024. Junior and senior level applicants must have one full academic year of coursework remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2023 term (i.e., earliest graduation date of December 2024). Second-year students at a two-year school who are planning to transfer to a four-year program for the Fall 2024 term are also eligible to apply. Applicant must desire a career in the construction industry and be a full-time student. And be enrolled or intend to enroll in either an ABET or an ACCE accredited (or candidate status) program. Must be pursuing a B.S. degree in construction or construction-related engineering. A dual degree with construction or construction-related engineering as one part is acceptable. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e., must possess a "permanent resident" card).
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/90263

AGC Education & Research Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 11/1/2023

The applicant must be a college senior planning to enroll or enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in an ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) masters'/doctoral construction management or construction engineering programs for the Fall term of 2024. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2023 (i.e. earliest graduation date December 2024). Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U. S. (i.e. must possess a "permanent resident" card)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/90263

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2023

Applicant may be any current, full-time student at an accredited U.S. university or college with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
www.pcb-solutions.com/chuan-ai-lu-engstrom-memorial-scholarship/

National Space Club Keynote Scholarship
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: 12/4/2023

Applicant may be any U.S. citizen who is a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student and plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields.
www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

Chicagoland Construction Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 12/26/2023

Applicants must: be majoring in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related engineering field; and be college sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Junior-level applicants MUST have one full year of coursework remaining at start of next year's Fall term; have attended high school in the Chicagoland region; be enrolled as a full-time student; be a U.S. citizen or document permanent resident; and attending one of the accredited, approved schools.  
https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site/2023_Chicagoland_Construction_Scholarship_Application

RevPart STEM Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2023

Applicant must planning to attend an accredited college and must be pursuing a career in one of the following, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to qualify for the RevPart scholarship. And must be planning to attend a College in the United States.
https://revpart.com/scholarship/

Graduate Students

AGC Education & Research Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 11/1/2023

The applicant must be a college senior planning to enroll or enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in an ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) masters'/doctoral construction management or construction engineering programs for the Fall term of 2024. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2023 (i.e. earliest graduation date December 2024). Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U. S. (i.e. must possess a "permanent resident" card)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/90263

Mildred C. Hanson, Sior Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $8,000
Deadline: 11/3/2023

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/

Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 11/15/2023

Applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student with a declared major in elementary education.
www.nancylarsonfoundation.org/scholarship.php

National Space Club Keynote Scholarship
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: 12/4/2023

Applicant may be any U.S. citizen who is a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student and plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields.
www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

Health Care

RevPart STEM Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2023

Applicant must planning to attend an accredited college and must be pursuing a career in one of the following, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to qualify for the RevPart scholarship. And must be planning to attend a College in the United States.
https://revpart.com/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

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

Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 11/15/2023

Applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student with a declared major in elementary education.
www.nancylarsonfoundation.org/scholarship.php

Miscellaneous

Milwaukee Finest Scholarship
Amount: $2,000
Deadline: 10/20/2023

Open to current Milwaukee County high school students with senior status. Must have attended a Milwaukee County high school for the past four years and with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA at the time of submission. Must demonstrate leadership traits through participation in community service and extracurricular activities and plan to enroll in an associate or bachelor’s degree program in the Fall of 2024.
https://mfsf.org/2024-application

AGC Education & Research Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Amount: $2,500
Deadline: 11/1/2023

Applicant MUST be a rising college sophomore, junior in a four-year program or rising senior in a five-year program at the time the scholarship is awarded in the fall of 2024. Junior and senior level applicants must have one full academic year of coursework remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2023 term (i.e., earliest graduation date of December 2024). Second-year students at a two-year school who are planning to transfer to a four-year program for the Fall 2024 term are also eligible to apply. Applicant must desire a career in the construction industry and be a full-time student. And be enrolled or intend to enroll in either an ABET or an ACCE accredited (or candidate status) program. Must be pursuing a B.S. degree in construction or construction-related engineering. A dual degree with construction or construction-related engineering as one part is acceptable. Applicant must be a U. S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the United States (i.e., must possess a "permanent resident" card).
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/90263

AGC Education & Research Foundation Graduate Scholarship
Amount: $3,750
Deadline: 11/1/2023

The applicant must be a college senior planning to enroll or enrolled as a part-time or full-time student in an ABET or ACCE-accredited (or candidate status) masters'/doctoral construction management or construction engineering programs for the Fall term of 2024. Applicants must have at least one full academic year remaining at the time of application deadline in the fall of 2023 (i.e. earliest graduation date December 2024). Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or documented permanent resident of the U. S. (i.e. must possess a "permanent resident" card)
https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/90263

Mildred C. Hanson, Sior Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $8,000
Deadline: 11/3/2023

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/

Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 11/15/2023

Applicant must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate junior, senior or graduate student with a declared major in elementary education.
www.nancylarsonfoundation.org/scholarship.php

Chuan Ai Lu Engstrom Memorial Scholarship
Amount:  $1,000
Deadline: 12/1/2023

Applicant may be any current, full-time student at an accredited U.S. university or college with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.
www.pcb-solutions.com/chuan-ai-lu-engstrom-memorial-scholarship/

National Space Club Keynote Scholarship
Amount: $15,000
Deadline: 12/4/2023

Applicant may be any U.S. citizen who is a high school senior, undergraduate or graduate student and plans to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics fields.
www.spaceclub.org/scholarship/index.html

Chicagoland Construction Scholarship Foundation
Amount: $10,000
Deadline: 12/26/2023

Applicants must: be majoring in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related engineering field; and be college sophomores or juniors at the time of application. Junior-level applicants MUST have one full year of coursework remaining at start of next year's Fall term; have attended high school in the Chicagoland region; be enrolled as a full-time student; be a U.S. citizen or document permanent resident; and attending one of the accredited, approved schools.  
https://my.reviewr.com/s2/site/2023_Chicagoland_Construction_Scholarship_Application

RevPart STEM Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: 12/31/2023

Applicant must planning to attend an accredited college and must be pursuing a career in one of the following, Science, Technology, Engineering or Math to qualify for the RevPart scholarship. And must be planning to attend a College in the United States.
https://revpart.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/

James "Rhio" O'Connor Memorial Scholarship
Amount: $1,000
Deadline: Monthly

Applicant may be any student enrolled in college.
http://survivingmesothelioma.com

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/amedd/education/hpsp.html

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