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2016-2017 Scholarships





Hammett, Bellin & Oswald Law & Justice Scholarship

Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC in Appleton, Wisconsin is offering a $750 scholarship for a first-year college freshman who will be attending an accredited college/university during the 2017-2018 school year.  Special consideration will be given to a student who is interested in pursuing a career in law and meets the requirements.  Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and be enrolled in and plan to attend a Wisconsin college/university during the 2017-2018 school year.  

The application deadline (only online applications will be accepted) is January 31, 2017.  LATE and INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.



Kohl Excellence Scholarship

The purpose of the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement and academic achievement.  The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards $5,000 to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year.  Applicants must be graduating high school students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution (public or nonpublic university, college or vocational/technical college), residents of Wisconsin, in good standing and who demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education.  

Students must submit completed applications (linked above) to Mrs. Nyberg no later than Thursday, November 4, 2016.  Do NOT send applications directly to DPI or to the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation.  Doing so may prevent you from consideration.  The Program Guidelines must be followed. Review the Scoring Guide to understand how applications will be evaluated.



Talent Incentive Program (TIP) Grant*

The TIP Grant provides assistance to economically and educationally disadvantaged Wisconsin students who attend an eligible Wisconsin postsecondary school.  Students must be first time college freshman and meet criterion (criterion information on application).  Funding is limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.  Awards range between $600-$1,800 per year for 10 semesters.  


Gaining Early Awareness & Readiness for Undergraduate Programs Scholarship (GEAR UP)*

The average scholarship award is $2,224/year and is automatically renewable for four years/eight semesters of consecutive enrollment as long as funds are available.  Students must be first time college students, under 22 years of age and receive a GEAR UP service prior to graduating from high school (Mrs. Fimreite will be scheduling a GEAR UP service at DHS during the 2016-17 school year).  The application must be submitted prior to high school graduation.  

*By sending in the application and supporting documents students are considered for both the TIP Grant and the GEAR UP Scholarship.  The application can be accessed here.  The student letter, which includes general information and outlines needed documents can be accessed here.  Please note that the fax number on the application is incorrect.  The correct fax number for the Madison area is 608-267-0364.







Hagan Scholarship

The purpose of the Hagan Scholarship is to provide each recipient with the opportunity to obtain a four year college education and graduate debt free.  This is a need-based and merit-based scholarship.  Applicants must authenticate financial need and are selected based on character, leadership, academic ability, achievement in and out of school and future promise.  Public high schools located in counties with less than 50,000 residents are eligible.  

The application deadline is November 15, 2016.  Visit their website for more information.


Horatio Alger Association Scholarship

This program provides financial assistance to students throughout the nation who have financial need and have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity.  Criteria also include high school graduation in spring/summer, commitment to pursue and complete a bachelor’s degree and United States citizen (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution).  A critical financial need, involvement in co-curricular and community service activities and a minimum GPA of 2.0 are required.  The scholarships range in value from $7,000-$25,000.  

Applications are accepted through October 25, 2016.  Important:  In order for an application to be considered complete, see Mrs. Fimreite for completion of a Certifications Form online.  Eligibility criteria and application procedures can be accessed here.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend and graduate from the nation's best four-year colleges and universities. Selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, up to 40 students will become Jack Kent Cooke Scholars and have access to funding for up to four years for undergraduate studies.  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ability and achievement, financial need, persistence, service to others, and leadership.  Recipients are awarded up to $40,000 per year to complete their bachelor's degree at any accredited college or university, in addition to opportunities for internships, study abroad, and graduate school funding.  Additional eligibility requirements can be found on the website (linked above).


Most Valuable Student Scholarship

The Elks National Foundation, Inc. will award 20 top scholarships ranging from $20,000-$50,000.  The remaining 480 runner-up youth will receive $4,000 scholarships.  This scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens.  Applicants do not need to be relatd to a member of the Elks.  Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need.  The applications are available online.  

The deadline is November 30, 2016.


Prudential Spirit of Community Award

This award recognizes students in middle level and high school who have made meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service.  Students who have participated in a volunteer service activity in the past year are eligible to apply for this award.  The awards are sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals.  Local Honorees receive Certificates of Achievement, State Honorees receive $1,000 and a trip to Washington, D.C., and National Honorees receive an award of $5,000.  

Students in grades 9-12 complete the application online by November 8, 2016.  Students and parents/guardians must complete the agreement page on the last tab of the application.  The application is then submitted to Mrs. Nyberg.