Scholarships

Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit or some other criteria. Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Therefore, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Campus foundations, local businesses, and other sources provide scholarships for students at the University. No repayment of scholarships is required.

Gain recognition for all your hard work and cut the cost of your college education. Apply for a scholarship! Scholarship award decisions are based on academic performance, extracurricular activities, and community involvement. Some scholarships require verification of financial need. Repayment of scholarships is not required when students meet the requirements of the scholarship.

Institutional Scholarships

By submitting the UW-Marathon County scholarship application, you are considered for the pool of scholarships sponsored by the UW-Marathon County Foundation. Recipients are recognized at an awards program in May of each year.

Who should apply for UWMC scholarships?

All degree-seeking students who have demonstrated academic achievement or can demonstrate academic promise are encouraged to apply. You must be admitted to UWMC to be considered.

What are the criteria for UWMC scholarships?

Requirements vary for each scholarship. Visit the Scholarship listing page for specific descriptions and eligibility information. 

When can I apply?

All Scholarship Applications will be accepted through March 1 for the following year.  The application period begins in January.

New Students

You are considered a "New Student" if:

  • You are a current high school student who will be graduating, or
  • You plan on attending UWMC for the following year and you have NOT attended UWMC before.

Steps for the New Student Scholarship application:

  1. Preview the New Student application questions and prepare your responses.
  2. Complete and submit the online Scholarship Application, indicating that you are a New Student (available online, January 1 - March 1).

Continuing Students

You are considered a "Continuing Student" if:

  • You are a current student who will attend UWMC for the following year, or
  • You are a current student who will be transferring elsewhere for the following school year, or
  • You plan on attending UWMC for the following year and you HAVE attended UWMC previously.

Steps for the Continuing Student Scholarship application:

  1. Preview the Continuing Student application questions and prepare your responses.
  2. Complete and submit the online Scholarship Application, indicating you are a Continuing Student (available online, January 1 - March 1).

Scholarships with Separate Applications

All scholarship applications are due March 1.

Peter Okray Memorial Scholarship Application

Dorothy Jaqueline Schinker Memorial Scholarship Application

Clyde F. Schlueter Foundation Scholarship Application

Music Major Scholarship Auditions

UW-Marathon County awards music scholarships each academic year. Please see the auditions page for complete information.

Non-Institutional Scholarships

These scholarships come from outside sources (e.g. private or community source), and do not credit the student's account through PRISM. When a check is sent to campus, the staff reports the scholarship to the financial aid office. These scholarships may also be reported by students on the back side of their financial aid award offer letter. 

Contact your high school counselor and/or Tiffany Schoenfeldt at (715) 261-6240 for additional scholarship information.