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Scholarship Information

Below is a list of the scholarships that the Guidance Office has been made aware of. Please make sure to check if you are eligible.

At the BOTTOM of this page is a list of different websites that also help you search and find scholarships you can apply for. If you put the time in, there is FREE money out there. 


Current Scholarships

    • This scholarship is available to any student who is interested in writing a short essay (500 words or less) on creative ways to reduce one's water footprint.

      For more information and applications, visit

      Who is eligible?
      High school seniors, as well as current, full-time students at accredited two-year or four-year American universities or colleges, may apply. There is no age or specified major requirement.

      Award Amount
      Each semester, one recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to help pay for their educational expenses. The scholarship will be sent directly to the school’s financial aid office.

      Selection Process
      Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges. The winner will be announced by September 5th for the fall semester and January 5th for the spring semester. The scholarship panel will also notify winners directly via email.

      More Details
      The awarded scholarship funds are to be used for tuition only. Once a winner is selected, they must first send a receipt for the semester’s tuition. Afterward, a check will be written to the recipient’s enrolled school to fund academic costs. The scholarship is non-renewable and is only good for a one-semester cycle. Recipients are eligible to receive the scholarship only once during their lifetime.

      Any questions can be directed to Smart Rain’s Hiring Manager.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/5/2022
  • Amount: 2000
    • For application and more information click here.  You will need to write an essay regarding how College Raptor was beneficial in your college search process.


      There are four times a year for students to apply for these scholarships.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: 2500
    • Deadlines (2): Bi-annual: June 30 and December 31

      Eligibility Requirements: Must be a High School senior who plans on attending post-secondary education full time and has a minimum GPA of 3.0. All majors are encouraged to apply.

      Students need to upload digital transcript, cover letter and essay.

      For information and application click here.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/30/2023
  • Amount: $1000

      The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation invests in exceptional students who are dedicated to leadership, service, and action that positively affects others. 

      For more details and a link to the application, please visit their website.
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 10/2/2023
  • Amount: Up to $20,000
    • If you’ve maintained at least a weighted B average, participated in at least one school-sponsored sport, and are a leader in your community and a role model at your school, then you’ve got what it takes.

      For more information click here.  For the application click here

      A reminder the application must be completed by 3:00 pm on October 17, 2023.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 10/17/2023
  • Amount: varies
    • This is a scholarship to recognize student leadership, citizenship, community involvement, and academic achievement.  The goal of this scholarship is to encourage youth to pursue post-secondary education.  

      This is a highly competitive scholarship with a lengthy scholarship application. It is recommended that you begin this application at least 1 month prior to the deadline.  You will need three letters of recommendation for this scholarship. One from a teacher, one from a counselor or principal, and one from a community member or family friend. No scholarship application will be considered until all letters of recommendation are received.

      It is important to understand that once you complete the application and click SUBMIT, no changes can be made.

      Applications must be submitted by Tuesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:00:00 pm

      Application and information can be found at this link.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 11/8/2023
  • Amount: $10,000
    • Beaver Dam Elks Lodge 1540 is again participating in the Elks National Foundation Scholarship Program.  The Most Valuable Student scholarship contest is open to any high school senior who is a US Citizen.  Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

      Applications for the contest are available on the Elks National Foundation’s website. For complete Most Valuable Student scholarship contest details including the application, visit the website.

      The local chairperson for this scholarship is: (Mrs. Schouten needs to check if this is current)

      Greg and JoAnn Douthwaite
      Beaver Dam Elks 1540
      (920) 344- 7624

      Some miscellaneous FAQ
      • You must be a current high school senior. High school graduates are not eligible.
      • You must be a citizen of the United States on the date your application is submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.
      • You do not have to be a member (or the dependent of a member) of the Elks to qualify.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $1000 - $12,500 / Year
    • To be eligible for this scholarship you need to be between the ages of 14 and 25 and attending school in the Fall.  For application and directions click here. Below is a summary of the requirements.

      1) In 10 words or less, tell us why you deserve the $1,000 scholarship.

      2) Before or After writing your Answer you will also need to "Like" our Facebook page at  Note we will only read the answers provided by people that have "Liked" our page.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 11/15/2023
  • Amount: $500
    • Eligibility:

      • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
      • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
      • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
      • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

      Applications are available online on the Elks Website.


      For more information please contact: (Fall 2023 check to see if this is current)

      Aaron Holbrook
      Beaver Dam Elks 1540

      State Chair information

      Janis K Doleschal
      Waukesha, WI Lodge #0400
      19964 Overlook Court
      Milwaukee WI 53046
      (414)708-7024 (Home Telephone) (Email)

  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 11/30/2023
  • Amount: $4000 - $50,000
    • Click here to apply and for more information.



  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: $2000
    • For more information and steps needed to apply see the website.


      • A high school senior expecting to receive a high school diploma during the current academic year.
      • An active member in good standing of a National Honor Society chapter, meeting all membership requirements and obligations of the local chapter.
      • An NHS student account holder, verified by the NHS chapter adviser.
      • Planning to pursue a degree at an accredited U.S. college or university.
      • Note: There are no limits to the number of applicants per chapter.
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/1/2023
  • Amount: $2000+
    • The Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship is an award for any current or soon-to-be undergrad in the United States who has had his or her life altered due to an injury from a car or truck accident, be it their own injury, that of a loved one, or an influential individual

      Students applying must submit an essay where you explain, present, inspire, or otherwise convince us as to why you deserve to win this scholarship. There are no conditions or requirements for this essay. Please keep submissions to 5 paragraphs and 600 words at the absolute maximum. This is not a standardized test. While spelling, punctuation, and general cohesiveness will make your essay easier to read, and therefore judge, you are not being graded. The winning submission will be one which clearly conveys a non-fictional story of your life before and after an auto accident.

      Visit the website to apply.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/15/2023
  • Amount: $1000
    • Welders,

      See this link for some scholarship opportunities for students who plan to pursue education or work related to welding. Deadlines and eligibility varies for the scholarships.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/30/2023
  • Amount: varies
    • To find out more information for this essay scholarship contest, visit their website.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 1/12/2024
  • Amount: varies
    • There are a variety of scholarships listed at regarding teens' use of technology.  Most of them require around a 100-200 word response to a statement regarding technology. 

      The following scholarships are available at this website.

      Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship

      This scholarship helps you understand the negative effects of too much screen time.
      Deadline: January 30, 2024


      E-waste Scholarship

      This scholarship helps you understand the impact of e-waste and what can be done to reduce e-waste.
      Deadline: April 30, 2024


      Digital Privacy Scholarship

      This scholarship helps you understand why you should be cautious about what you post on the Internet.
      Deadline: June 30, 2023


      Don't Text and Drive Scholarship

      This scholarship helps you understand the risks of texting while driving.
      Deadline: September 30, 2023


  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 9/30/2024
  • Amount: Varies
    • Applications are accepted all year.


      • Applicant must be a high school senior or current full-time college freshman.
      • Participants must register using their university or college-issued email.

      Scholarship Essay’s Prompt: 

      Briefly talk about yourself and your academic/career short-term and long-term goals.  Then, answer the following questions:
      • What have you learned from your experience(s)? Examples may include: community service, volunteer work, employment, school clubs, sports, family,etc.
      • Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and your future goals.
      • Write 500 to 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Share a story about how language has helped you express your voice.

      Please see the website for applications and additional information.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 12/31/2024
  • Amount: $5000

Scholarship Information



I will post deadlines that I am aware of ...

Dordt College: December 1
Trinity Christian College: December 1
UW Eau Claire: December 1 Priority, February 1 Final
UW Green Bay: February 15
UW LaCrosse: February 1
UW Oshkosh: November 1, February 1
UW Parkside: February 1
UW Platteville: February 1
UW River Falls: February 1
UW Stevens Point: November 15
UW Stout: February 13
UW Whitewater: February 1



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Request for Recommendation: Many times scholarships or colleges will request letters of recommendation. Here are a few tips to ensure you receive the best possible letter.

  1. Choose people that know you well. If you need more than one, be sure to ask people that can give a well-rounded picture of who you are. Do not only choose teachers, but include employers, youth pastors or pastors, and coaches.
  2. Ask your recommender with plenty of time (at least 1-2 weeks prior to deadline).
  3. Tell the person writing the letter what they are writing about. If the scholarship or college really values something like service, work ethic, and participation, make sure that you highlight that when you ask.
  4. It sometimes helps to give these people a list of things you have been involved in while in high school. Here is an example of a form you could use.