Scholarship Information

Deadlines for scholarship applications vary! Check them early and plan ahead!

UW-L scholarships                        Scholarships outside UW-L                     Web-based scholarships search engines

Scholarships through UW-L

Currently, the Foundation has five scholarships specifically aimed at women and/or WGSS students.  The scholarship application form is available at the UW-L Foundation Office or online (https://uwlax.academicworks.com/).  The five scholarships are: 

1)"Toward Self-Reliance" Scholarship.  Requires 9 credits toward a Women's Studies Minor and a 3.0 minimum GPA overall in W-S.  Preference given to students 25 years old or older; others may apply; 
2) “OCW Jean L. Foss and Norene A. Smith Non-Traditional Students” Scholarship sponsored by UW-L Organization for Campus Women, for women 25 years of age or older, enrolled or accepted for fall admission; 
3) "AVANT Award" sponsored by the local organization, AVANT; 
4) “Marilyn Ondall”  Scholarship Endowment Fund - full-time junior or senior; either a graduate of the Self Sufficiency Program or who has successfully completed (or currently enrolled in) at least one course in Women’s Studies; financial need to be considered; and 
5) “PEO Chapter Memorial Award” -  must be female; a senior [not necessarily 25 or older]; have at least a 2.65 GPA; financial need to be considered.  Preference given to students 25 years of age or older on most awards. 
6)  "Women's Studies Founders, Graduates, and Activists Fund Award" - Should be a WGSS major or minor.  Should be a sophomore or junior.  Should have a 3.5 GPA in the WGSS major or minor. Essay required: How does your life and your academic studies reflect feminist commitments?

DEADLINE:  On or before Feb. 15th
at 4:00 p.m.  See specifics about how to apply at the Foundation website. 

Also, check out the Foundation website for other scholarships -- you might be eligible for more than one.  Go to https://uwlax.academicworks.com/ or for more information, or call the Foundation Office at 608-785-6803.

Don't forget to talk to our Financial Aid office: http://www.uwlax.edu/finaid/

SSP's Locally Grown Scholarships fund some of our SSP graduates. Email Andrea Hansen for more information.

Scholarships Outside UW-L

Wisconsin Women Equals Prosperity! lists scholarships as well as job opportunities and internships

Graduate scholarships in women-related fields:  Our national organization, NWSA, sponsors several scholarships for those of you going on to grad school in women’s studies-related areas.  See http://www.nwsa.org/students/scholarships/index.php for more information.

Coulee Region Professional Women's new Scholarship!  Click here for more info.  Click here for the application.  Both files open as .pfds

Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarships: http://www.wiscwomeningovernment.org/scholarships.cfm

The Point Foundation funds scholarships for LGBT students. This is another national source. http://www.thepointfoundation.org/apply.html

The PFund (Philanthrofund) of Minneapolis also funds LGBT students. Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 and the application is online at http://www.PFundOnline.org

Here's a great list of LGBT scholarships www.ysu.edu/stu_org/ysunity/Scholarships.htm

Web-based search engines:

The Metropolitan State College of Denver's Institute for Women's Studies and Services maintains a very good list of national scholarships that you'll find interesting: http://www.mscd.edu/~women/schola-f.htm

http://finaid.org/scholarships/ This site provides some category searches

http://www.fastweb.com/

The College Board (they write the SAT exam) scholarship search engine: http://apps.collegeboard.com/cbsearch_ss/welcome.jsp