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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 graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in a program of higher education. There are two scholarships. One for a child of a current Home Builders Association of FDL or Dodge County Business member. A second scholarship for a student who resides in either FDL or Dodge County and is pursuing any of the following degrees: Construction Management, Architecture, Building Trades (including apprenticeship programs), Engineering, Interior Design, or fields of study related to residential construction.  Applications are available from Mrs. Schouten or can be downloaded by clicking here. For more information check the website.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 5/31/2022
  • Amount: $600
    • 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
  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $5,000 (2 year programs) - $10,000 (4 year programs)
    • 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 generations of Kingdom leaders in our immediate area.   Primary Consideration MAY be given to agriculture, nursing, or education careers.

      Click here for the application to fill in using your computer.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: TBD
    • This scholarship was established 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's 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.

      Click here to download an application to complete by hand.

      Click here to download an application to complete via computer.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • 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.

      Click here for the application form to complete using your computer.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • 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 considered when choosing an applicant.

      Click here for an application to complete via computer.

      Click here for an application to print to complete.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $2000
    • Students should see School Counselor for the Application.

      • Applicants must be current seniors at the designated high school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or
        higher. Consideration will be given based on academic honors, awards, and memberships;
        extracurricular activities both within the school and externally; community volunteer activities.
      • Applicants must plan to attend an accredited public or private college, university, or vocational
      • Beneficiaries should qualify as low to moderate income as confirmed by the recipient School District.
        Low-to-moderate income individuals or families refer to individuals or families whose household income does not exceed 115 percent of the median income for the area when adjusted for family
      • Applicants will be considered regardless of race, creed, gender, or color.
        Preference will be given to an individual who has not received a number of other scholarships.
      • National Exchange Bank & Trust's current employees, members of its board, participants in bank-affiliated organizations, and immediate family members of the aforementioned are not eligible.
  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: 1000
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $500
    • The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship is sponsored by ISL Education Lending, a national nonprofit organization committed to helping students attending college obtain the resources needed to succeed. This scholarship awards ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors residing in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin. Recipients are randomly drawn from among all eligible entries.



      • Legal U.S. residents.
      • Residents of Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota or Wisconsin.
      • Planning to attend, physically or virtually, an eligible college the fall following the registration dates.
      • There are no financial need, minimum grade point average or class rank requirements for the ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship.

      For more information and to register visit the website.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • Entries may be submitted online or by mail (see submission instructions below) and must be digitally submitted or postmarked by April 30, 2024.

      To submit online: Simply use the Box tool submission tool on this page. Be sure to include your essay, your entry form, and your release form (see Eligibility details for required forms).

      To submit by mail: Print your essay and attach your entry form and release form (see Eligibility details for required forms). Mail entries to: 

      National Youth Safety Essay Scholarship Contest 
      1005 University Drive East 
      College Station, TX 77840 

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 4/30/2024
  • Amount: $500
    • Eligibility: Any female high school senior, undergraduate, or graduate student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident pursuing healthcare may apply for this scholarship.
      Amount: $1,020

      Application Deadline: May 1, 2024
      Scholarship link:

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 5/1/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • Lions Club District 27-A2 is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a qualified high school student residing in Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, or Washington County whose life has been impacted by diabetes. This includes the student themselves, a parent, or sibling who is diagnosed with DM1, DM2, or gestational diabetes.

      This scholarship seeks to support students who have been impacted by diabetes as they prepare to transition from high school to college.

      Any high school senior who has been impacted by diabetes, whether personally or through a family member, may apply for this scholarship.

      To apply, tell us how your experience with diabetes has impacted you and how you think it will affect your future.


      ESSAY TOPIC (400–600 words)
      How has your experience with diabetes shaped who you are today? How do you think this experience will impact your future?

      For more information and applications, click here.


  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 5/1/2024
  • Amount: $2000
    • Eligibility:

      • Student pursuing a degree in special education or music
      • 2 or 4 year degree
      • Preference would go to a student who maintained at least 2.0 GPA and qualified for an IEP/504/ or other special accommodation plan.


  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 5/15/2024
  • Amount: $1500
    • To be considered for a Senior Foundation scholarship: 

      1) You must apply & be admitted to a Moraine Park associate/technical diploma - 28 or more credits.

      2) You must have a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher

      3) You must enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester. 


      Measurements that may be considered for awarding scholarships include academic and career goals, demonstrated financial need, academic standing, and leadership/community service experience.

      Senior Scholarship is due March 31, all other foundational scholarships are due May 16

      Website for information and to apply click here.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 5/16/2024
  • Amount: $250-$3500
    • This scholarship of $1,000 is to reward a student with a disability who meets specific eligibility requirements for their efforts as a varsity basketball team manager, statistician, or other support roles at their attending high school. The scholarship may be used toward any post-secondary programs, including, but not limited to, two-year and four-year university programs, certification programs, and apprenticeships.

      Requirements: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

      Be a current senior student and varsity team basketball manager attending a WIAA affiliated high school

      Receive special education services or participate in special education program(s) designed to meet individual needs as determined through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

      Plan to attend a two-year or four-year post-secondary educational institution, a certification program, or an apprenticeship program (Other programs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)


      Seniors who meet the eligibility requirements should:

      1. Varsity head coach needs to nominate using this link.
      2. Complete the nomination form below by May 17
  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 5/17/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • The Wisconsin Builders Foundation will assist students who are residents of and enrolled in or plan to
      attend a Wisconsin or Minnesota institution of higher learning in the building trades. Building trades is
      defined as the skilled and semiskilled crafts employed in building construction. Preference will be given
      to applicants concentrating on residential housing construction.  

      Candidates must meet the following criteria:
      • Be a United States citizen and Wisconsin resident.
      • Have a minimum 2.5 g.p.a.
      • Must be enrolled or accepted into a Wisconsin or Minnesota institute of higher education in their building trades program.
      • Must submit a completed application packet by the scholarship deadline.

      For more information and an application visit the website.

  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 5/31/2024
  • Amount: varies
    • This scholarship is for high school seniors, attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college in the US, and who have experienced personal challenges that may not have allowed them to perform well academically (A high GPA is not needed to qualify!)

      For applications visit their website.

      What is needed?  Students will need a completed application, high school transcript, and 1-2 letters of recommendation.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 5/31/2024
  • Amount: $500-$1000
    • Information and Application Link


      • Be a United States citizen and Wisconsin resident.
      • Have a minimum 2.5 g.p.a.
      • Must be enrolled or accepted into a Wisconsin or Minnesota institute of higher education in
        their building trades program.
      • Must submit a completed application packet by the scholarship deadline.

      Applications Must Include:

      • Application Form
      • High school/college transcripts
      • Minimum of one academic recommendation (use form provided)
        Wisconsin Builders Foundation
        Scholarship Fund 
      • Typed response to the following topic (minimum of 350 word) OR  A video response (no longer than 5 minutes) to the following topic:  WHAT FACTORS INFLUENCED YOU TO PURSUE A CAREER IN THE BUILDING TRADES?

      Selection Process:
      The Wisconsin Builders Foundation Trustees or a sub-committee appointed by the Foundation Trustees, will select the scholarship winners. The scholarship award is meant to recognize and support future leaders in the building industry. Among the traits of leadership are commitment, confidence and creativity. A successful leader in the building trades should have an entrepreneurial spirit and possess the ability to delegate, inspire and communicate effectively. Applicants are encouraged to address their leadership qualities in their application packet. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Winners will be notified by the Wisconsin Builders Foundation. Awards will be presented at the WBA summer meeting each year.

  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 5/31/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • Eligibility

      The following people are eligible for this scholarship:
      1. High school students graduating this calendar year and have been accepted into a college, university, trade school, or design school.
      2. Students currently enrolled in a college, university, trade school, or design school.


      We want to see your creative side! Show us one piece of art that makes you proud. This can be any type of art submission including (but not limited to) a painting, photograph, statue, song, animation, video, film, illustration, story, poem or any other type of art.


      To apply for this scholarship go to Link to Application/Information


  • Category: Statewide
  • Due Date: 6/1/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • Please check website for updated information  and application for 2024

      A $500 award for seniors who participate in *Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre, BDACT’S tell-a-tale children’s theatre, your own school productions & related theater activities in your own community.

      (*1/4 of your participation must be with BDACT/TAT)

      Selection is based on credit points for a variety of on-stage and back-stage responsibilities, including participation with BDACT and its Tell-A-Tale Children’s Theatre, participation in high school productions, or participation in other theater or theater-related community activities in the surrounding area. At least one-fourth of the applicant’s activities must be with BDACT.

      All candidates for the award must complete an application listing their theater activities and write a one-page essay stating, “Why theater is especially important to me and my community…” Application forms are available online at and at the BDACT box office, 117 West Maple Avenue on Tuesdays or Thursdays, 10 AM to 7 PM. The completed application and essay must be postmarked and sent to “Kamps Award” BDACT, P.O. Box 216, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, or emailed to managing no later than June 1.  It is the intent of the award committee to choose a deserving award recipient annually; however, it is within the discretion of the committee to make that determination.

      Jerome Kamps, deceased in May 2015, was a co-founder and charter member of the community theater and an art teacher at Beaver Dam High School for thirty-four years until his retirement. During his long career as an art teacher at Beaver Dam High School, Jerome Kamps designed and directed set paintings for more than sixty high school plays and for many BDACT productions. Throughout his life, he also offered his talents to a variety of Beaver Dam community projects and organizations, particularly the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association and the Dodge County Historical Society museum. Given Kamps’ example as a dedicated behind-the-scenes volunteer who gave his talents and love for the arts unconditionally, the committee will especially recognize those characteristics in the award candidates.

      For more information about the BDACT Jerome H. Kamps Memorial Award and the application form, see, visit BDACT’s Facebook, e-mail, call 920-885-6891, or pick up an application at the BDACT Fine Arts Center Box Office, open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 AM to 7 PM.

  • Category: Local
  • Due Date: 6/1/2024
  • Amount: $500
    • The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

      For information and to apply click here.

      To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to us by email at: scholarships at


      Describe your educational career and life goals. Explain your plan for achieving these goals. Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/12/2024
  • Amount: $1000
    • The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student-athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post-secondary institute.

      To apply and for information click here.

      Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:
      • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
      • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
      • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/19/2024
  • Amount: $500
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/20/2024
  • Amount: 2500
    • The Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. is excited to offer the 2024 R.F. Wittmeyer Community Service Scholarship to recognize students committed to making their communities a better place. For more details to apply for this scholarship, please visit our scholarship page.

  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 6/30/2024
  • Amount: $1000
  • Category: Nationwide
  • Due Date: 7/1/2024
  • Amount: $500
    • 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.