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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

    • Are you a promising college-bound, minority high school seniors? Then the 2023 Jackie Robinson Foundation (JRF) scholarship is for you and applications are now open! 

      JRF Scholars receive grants of up to $30,000 over four years to supplement the financial aid they receive from their colleges or universities. In addition, Scholars receive extensive support services, including career guidance and internship placement, and attend JRF’s annual four-day "Mentoring and Leadership Conference" in New York City and other regional events throughout the year. 

      JRF Staff will be hosting a Q&A session on Wednesday, December 21 to answer any questions about the application process. Drop by any time using this link between 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM ET.

      To apply and for more information, visit the website.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 1/11/2023
  • Amount: varies
    • ALL high school seniors that RESIDE in Fond du Lac County can apply for this scholarship.

      For application click here or for more information visit the website.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $500
    • One 2023 high school graduate and one college student will be selected to receive a $500 scholarship to be used at an accredited public or private college, university or vocational school. Funds are distributed upon submission of transcripts reflecting a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average during the first academic semester after the scholarship is awarded.

      ELIGIBILITY:  Any high school senior or undergraduate college student through age 25 that has a Dollars for $cholars or Step-Up Account.

      Application, transcripts and references must be submitted no later than March 31, 2023.


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 3/31/2023
  • Amount: $500
    • The $1,000 Dodge County Master Gardener 2023 Scholarship is available to a graduating high school senior, living in Dodge County, and planning to enter a horticultural-related program at a two year technical or four year college program. Careers may include, but are not limited to, horticulture, plant science, soil science, agriculture, environmental science, landscaping, forestry, or science education.

      Deadline:  April 1, 2023


      For questions, contact


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: $1000
    • This Scholarship provides college funding to children of post-9/11 veterans who died on active duty, or those who have a combined VA disability rating of 50 percent or greater. 

      For more information and applications, visit the website.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 4/1/2023
  • Amount: varies
    • Scholarship Eligibility:

      1) Applicant must be a high school senior who plans on attending a post-secondary
      educational institution (college, university, or technical school).
      2) The student, their parent or legal guardian must be a customer of Waupun Utilities and/or
      reside in the City of Waupun. Dependents of utility personnel are not eligible.
      3) Deadline for submitting the application is April 6, 2023.
      4) Please submit the application to: Waupun Utilities Office at 817 S. Madison Street, Waupun, WI 53963.the

      For more information and for the application, or visit the Waupun Public Utilities Website

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/6/2023
  • Amount: $1000
    • To be eligible the applicant's parents must be a customer of Waupun Public Utilities and/or reside in the City of Waupun.  The applicant must also be a high school senior pursuing a Electrical Power Distribution Program preferable at one of the local Wisconsin Technical colleges.  For more information and for the application, visit the Waupun Public Utilities Website.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/6/2023
  • Amount: $1000
    • To be eligible you must live within the Waupun School District attendance area and have attained a 3.0 GPA or higher. Applications are available here or from Mrs. Schouten. The Lions organization gives scholarships to both 2 and 4 year college students.

      Applications can be turned into Mrs. Schouten or to Richard Steinbach, 731 Fern Street, Waupun, WI  53963


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/7/2023
  • Amount: $1000/year (RENEWABLE)
    • Mercury Racing relies on skilled individuals with a strong work ethic and passion to build and service our high-performance niche marine products. This scholarship program will help grow the local workforce by providing the education and tools needed to succeed.  

      These scholarships are available to high school seniors (or someone that has graduated in the past 2 years) from a public or private high school within the school districts of Fond du Lac, North Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Mayville, Ripon, Rosendale-Brandon, Waupun, Oakfield, Lomira, Campbellsport, and New Holstein with an application deadline of April 7, 2023. 

      Additional scholarship criteria are:

      • Cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher  (must submit transcript).
      • Students must plan to receive education in the trade-related field as a full-time student in the semester following high school graduation.  

      • Must submit two (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher, advisor, employeror another professional reference.
      • Must be pursuing a career in a trade-related field as a full-time student.

      For more information and to complete the application, visit

      You will need to send your completed application, essay, transcript, and letters of recommendation digitally or email them to  according to the website. Mrs. Schouten will help you complete this if your teachers give you letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes.


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/7/2023
  • Amount: $5000
    • This is a scholarship for seniors who are residents of Dodge County and are pursuing a degree in some field of Special Education.  Students must also have maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Applications are available from Mrs. Schouten or by visiting the ARC website.

      Applications must be returned on or before April 14, 2023 to:
      The Arc of Dodge County
      PO Box 173
      Beaver Dam, WI  53916

      DO NOT forget to include an official transcript of your high school grades.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/14/2023
  • Amount: $1000
    • The Education Foundation of Waupun, Inc has established a scholarship for students at institutions of higher learning.  The scholarship is based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, and financial need.   A committee, using the eligibility guidelines and the written materials submitted by applicants, selects the recipients. The committee has increased the scholarships available this year to also include students pursuing technical or trade school options. Therefore, one student from Central Wisconsin Christian High School will receive a scholarship for a 4 year college or university, while one student will receive a scholarship for a technical college.  There are other scholarships for students from either Waupun School District or CWC.   The scholarship will be presented to the recipient at the school's award ceremony.
      The Education Foundation of Waupun, Inc. scholarships are open to all graduating seniors from the Waupun Area High School and Central Wisconsin Christian High School:
      1. The applicant must be enrolled either full-time or part-time at an accredited institution of higher learning.
      2. The applicant must complete the  application form and attach a copy of their high school transcripts.
      3. The application must include two brief letters of recommendation from your community life (a pastor, an employer), and one from your academic life, a teacher, etc.
      4. The application must be turned in at the student's respective high school counseling office by the due date.
      5. Applications will be judged by presentation and completeness.
      The best way to get a current application is to visit the Educational Foundation of Waupun website.
  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $2000
    • Click here for application.
      Life is not something to be taken for granted, and neither is health and the ability to participate in student activities. The pandemic of 2020/21 provided all of us an important lesson to treasure each day we have and each opportunity we are blessed with to sing, act, play, run, throw, and be together with our classmates.
      These opportunities were at the heart of the personal and professional life of Duane Bark, whose life was cut short by COVID-19 in October of 2020. Duane’s life was dedicated to helping kids grow, serving for nearly four decades as a teacher, administrator, coach, leader, and mentor. His greatest mission in life was to help others reach their fullest potential, leaving a wave of influence behind him. A man of faith, his example was genuine and heartfelt, and his legacy one of love and dedication to his family, his students, his school, his community, and anyone who needed to be lifted up.
      There are two $500 scholarships available, one for a male and one for a female student who will be a graduating senior from a member school of the Trailways Conference. This scholarship recognizes the gifts of students in the areas of athletic leadership, positive influence toward other students, and living out Duane’s ideals of faith, love, and dedication. Evaluation of applicants will be completed by a Trailways Conference Scholarship Committee. These are annual awards granted to graduating seniors and used for the second semester of their continuing education. The application deadline will be June 1, 2021 (typically will be May 1) with the recipients announced at the Trailways Conference Annual Meeting
  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $500 (2 each year)
    • Application and Other Information

      1. Applicants FOR FALL SEMESTER, must be attending either a technical school or university for the same semester.
      2. Applicants must be current employees OR the dependents of current employees and employees must have worked for TMart (DUNKIN DOUGHNUTS) for at least 45 days.
      3. Employee applicants or applicants’ employed parents must be in good employment standing at the time of
      4. Applicants must be US citizens.


      Other Notes:

      The total number of scholarships and amount of individual awards may vary, depending on the specific needs of each applicant. Awards will be granted as a one-time scholarship, but recipients may re-apply in future semesters for our Scholarship Fund, as available, in future years. All Scholarship awards will be paid directly to the recipient’s college/university.

  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 4/15/2023
  • Amount: $1500
    • The Andrew & Effie Westra Memorial Scholarship was instituted in 2007 to honor a couple whose lives were dedicated to the cause of Christ-centered education in our area.  Andrew and Effie were instrumental visionaries to the success of Central Wisconsin Christian, and passionately desired that generations to come would enjoy the benefits of their vision.

      This scholarship recognizes the gifts of students which extend beyond academics to students whose work ethic and dependability will serve our local community in the future.   Key components of the evaluation and selection process for this award are citizenship, initiative, spirituality, and a desire to serve as one of the next generation of Kingdom leaders in our immediate area.   Primary Consideration MAY be given to agriculture, nursing or education careers.


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/24/2023
  • Amount: TBD
    • This scholarship was establish in memory of Gerald R Buteyn to honor a student who has excelled in academics and is pursuing education at an institute of Christian education.  To be eligible for this scholarship a student ....

      • must be a Central Wisconsin Christian High School senior
      • must plan to obtain a Bachelor degree at Calvin College, Dort College, or Trinity Christian College
      • must have attained a 3.0 grade point average or above at the end of the first seven semesters of high school.
  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/24/2023
  • Amount: $500
    • The Andrew Buwalda Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to a man who believed that Christian education should touch all parts of a person’s life. This scholarship is given to the senior student who plans on attending a Christian college and has exemplified Christian values and principles in all of life. The applicant must have a GPA over 3.25, be a member of the National Honor Society, must plan on attending a Christian college, and have participated in co-curricular activities for three years. The applicants will be judged on the basis of GPA and co-curricular achievement by a faculty committee appointed by the guidance counselor. Only one scholarship will be presented per year.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/24/2023
  • Amount: $500
    • Central Wisconsin Christian Seniors that are attending Dordt College are encouraged to apply for this scholarship.  Seniors must desire to live life as stated in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.  Those pursuing teaching and / or an art degree may be consideration when choosing an applicant.

      Click here for an application.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/24/2023
  • Amount: $2000
  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 4/30/2023
  • Amount: $5,000 (2 year programs) - $10,000 (4 year programs)
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/15/2023
  • Amount: 1000
    • For more information visit the website.

      Scholarship Criteria

      Applicants must be high school juniors who attend either American Legion Auxiliary Girls State or American Legion Boys State.

      Applicants must be direct descendants (i.e., child, grandchild, great-grandchild, or legally adopted child) of a U.S. wartime veteran who served on active duty during one or more of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for membership in The American Legion.

      Applicants with membership to the American Legion Auxiliary or Sons of the American Legion will receive a bonus point. Or, they can receive a bonus point by uploading a membership card of a parent. No more than one bonus point for an application. Award amounts Samsung scholarships may be used for undergraduate studies and applied toward tuition, books, fees, and room and board. Winners are selected according to academic record, involvement in school and community service.

      Applicants who are direct descendants of Korean War veterans will receive 3 bonus points.

      Scholarship winners are selected based on academic record, involvement in school and community activities, community service, and financial need.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/17/2023
  • Amount: varies

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.