Find rewards for your achievements

Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit in addition to other criteria. Some scholarships require specific letters of recommendation or areas to cover in your essay so please read the requirements and criteria for specific scholarships carefully. Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Applying for Scholarships

The Friends of the Campus Foundation funds thousands of dollars in scholarships for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students each year through its longstanding named scholarship program, and now through the BaraBOOST that guarantees at least $1,000 to each new full time freshman student during their first year.

All scholarship applicants must first apply and be admitted to UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County, or be a currently enrolled student.  

The named scholarship application for new students for the upcoming fall semester is open from Jan. 1–April 1. Students who submit the scholarship application ahead of the April 1 deadline are eligible for all scholarship programs, including the BaraBOOST. 

After April 1, admitted students may submit the BaraBOOST application but will not be eligible for other named scholarship programs.

Every enrolled freshman student is eligible for the $1,000 BaraBOOST. 

Continuing Student Scholarships

Continuing students on campus are eligible for significant scholarships as well. The continuing student scholarship application is open from Jan. 1–March 1. 

Scholarship Application Requirements

All applications require a 300-500 word essay, and two written recommendations.

The essay prompt is: “Discuss a significant activity, achievement or challenge that you have experienced and explain how this has impacted you academically and/or personally.”

Essays are evaluated on based on content including, clarity, development of ideas, and proper use of grammar and punctuation. Please use proper paragraph spacing. Essays should be uploaded into the application form as a word document or PDF file.

The recommendations should come from recent academic acquaintances, such as teachers or professors, or any adult who you think can effectively assess your potential for achieving your academic goals. Have your references fill out the recommendation form.

Questions about scholarships may be directed to the campus Scholarship Coordinator, Gabe Riviere, at riviereg@uwplatt.edu or 608.355.5273.

  • Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business Administration Launch Scholarship
    Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing careers in business administration and have applied and been accepted into the AS in Business Administration program at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. These scholarships will be valued at $1,000 the first year and are renewed at $1,000 each year pending good academic standing and full-time status while continuing in the AS Business Administration program. Further, upon completion of the AS degree, the scholarship will continue at $1,000 a year for student recipients who transition to the UW-Platteville main campus to complete a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor in Business Studies in a School of Business major pending good academic standing and full-time status.

    Associate of Science (A.S.) in Food and Agriculture Launch Scholarship
    Awarded to students who are interested in pursuing careers in agriculture and have applied and been accepted into the A.S. in Food and Agriculture program at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. These scholarships will be valued at $1,000 the first year and are renewed at $1,000 each year pending good academic standing and full-time status while continuing in the AS Food and Agriculture program. Further, upon completion of the AS degree, the scholarship will continue at $1,000 a year for student recipients who transition to the UW-Platteville main campus to complete a Bachelor of Science in an agriculture major pending good academic standing and full-time status.

    Friends of the Campus Freshmen Scholarships ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to new freshmen with outstanding high school achievement and involvement. Spring scholarships will automatically be awarded for students who continue full-time enrollment and achieve a minimum GPA of 2.5 on full-time fall studies.

    Friends of the Campus/Stroede Academic Merit Award ($750/Fall and Spring)
    For outstanding academic achievement and leadership during high school. Spring scholarships will be awarded to recipients who continue full-time enrollment, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

    Jenny Eddy Nursing Scholarships for New Students ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to new students who are pursuing an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree. Students must carry a minimum of 6 credits each semester and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to continue the scholarship into spring semester.

    John B. Young, Jr./Friends Freshman Scholarship ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to all new freshmen hailing from Baraboo. Extra-curricular school and community involvement will be considered in addition to academic achievement.

    Phyllis H. Meserow Scholarship for New Students ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Need-based scholarships for students who have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA. Selection will be based on need as presented in the FAFSA application for financial aid. Applicants' aid applications must be completed and submitted in a timely manner in order to qualify. Awards will be continued spring semester based upon completion of a fall semester full-time credit load and maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    Soeldner Scholarship ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to new freshmen that have a teaching interest and a record of community involvement with a high school GPA of 2.0.

    Theodore & Kathryn Savides Promising Scholar Award ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to students with significant potential for college success. Applicants must submit letters of recommendation from current or former teachers.

    Weiland Leadership Awards ($600/Fall and Spring)
    Open to full-time, new freshmen in the top 20% of their high school classes, with a record of academic achievement and school/community involvement. Spring scholarships will be awarded to recipients who continue full-time enrollment, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

  • Alphonse C. Henke Music Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to students enrolled in music courses, earning a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to music majors. Financial need will be considered and should be discussed in one of the required essays.

    The Anitra "Kid" (Wilcox) Ahlstrom Memorial Scholarship ($625/Fall and Spring)
    Open to any current UW-PBSC student (AAS or BAAS), with preference given to those involved in theatre, with consideration given to those involved in the arts.

    Aural & Paul Umhoefer Study/Travel Scholarship ($200/Academic Year)
    Awarded to a student who participates for credit in any study abroad opportunities.

    David Etzwiler Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to full-time students who have completed at least 2 semesters, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to students majoring in math.

    Dean Michael Brophy Fine Arts Scholarship ($750/Fall)
    Open to continuing students who began college studies at UW-PBSC and have completed a minimum of two full-time semesters. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is required. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated interest in one or more of the arts – including film, music and theatre – during their time at UW-PBSC.

    Friends of Devils Lake Scholarship ($500 Fall)
    The student must have passed a Geology, Geography, or Archaeology class at UW-PBSC. The student must also write a 1-page application essay regarding their experience with Devils Lake State Park in their past or how the park will play a role in their life in the future. The selected student be required to participate in 10 hours of community service at Devils Lake State Park and write a short article about their experience for the Friends of Devils Lake newsletter.

    Friends of the Campus Continuing Student Scholarships ($750/Fall)
    For students who began as freshman at UW-PBSC and plan to stay through a second year.



    Hilldale Veterinary Animal Sciences Scholarship ($250/fall)
    Open to continuing students planning to pursue veterinary animal science.

    Inez Musch Memorial Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to full-time students who have completed at least 2 semesters, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Preference will be given to applicants who have interests in horticulture, creative writing, and/or music (in that order).



    Jenny Eddy Nursing Scholarships for Continuing Students ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to students who are pursuing an associate or baccalaureate nursing degree. Students must carry a minimum of 6 credits each semester and maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA in order to continue the scholarship into spring semester.

    Kassi Dallmann Memorial Scholarship ($600/Fall)
    Open to students having the ability to achieve goals. Preference will be given to applicants with strengths in theatre; alternatively math and sciences. Letters of reference from faculty in the appropriate areas should be included with the application.

    Ken and Mary Grant Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to continuing students majoring in English or Biological Sciences.

    Mark Waddell Memorial Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to all students, with preference given to adult students and returning adult veteran students.

    Mary Ann Durand Music Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to students who have completed at least 12 credits, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applicants should be declared music majors with an emphasis in voice and/or piano, in preparation for a career in performance or music education. Applicants must submit two letters of reference and one essay that discusses musical background and educational and future plans.

    Sauk County Art Association Scholarship ($350/Fall)
    Open to art students who plan to continue art studies at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work-consult art professor Letha Kelsey for specific application instructions.

    Schwalbach Sophomore Art Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to students who have earned 24 credits, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Applicants must submit a portfolio of their work-consult art professor Letha Kelsey for specific application instructions.

    Thomas R. & Getrude A. Regan Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to students who plan to continue studies at UW-PBSC. A cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 is required. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated interest in pursuing history or the sciences as a major.

    Thomas and Teresa Pleger Scholarship ($1,000/Fall)
    Open to students with demonstrated leadership qualities and an interest in archaeology. Minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify.

    Tod Meserow/Friends of the Campus Scholarships ($1,250/Fall and Spring)
    Need-based scholarships for students who have achieved a minimum 2.5 GPA on previous work at UW-PBSC. Selection will be based on need as presented in the FAFSA application for financial aid. Applicants' aid applications must be completed and submitted in a timely manner in order to qualify. Awards will be continued spring semester based upon completion of a fall semester full-time credit load and maintaining a 2.5 cumulative GPA. 



    Tom Neal Scholarship ($1,000/Fall)
    Open to continuing, full-time students pursuing a degree in science or pre-med.

    UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County Faculty-Staff Distinguished Scholar Award ($700/Fall)
    Open to students who have completed one full-time year at UW-PBSC, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must submit 2 letters of recommendation – at least one of which must be from a UW-PBSC faculty member who instructed them.

    Wenzel Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to female (as determined by information in PASS) first generation students in good academic standing. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify.

    William Drennan Humanities Scholarship ($500/Fall)
    Open to students majoring in a humanities field (preference to English majors) in good academic standing. Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA to qualify.

  • Dutch Helland Grant ($500/Fall)
    Open to adult students who are returning to school after several years away from school, and who have not yet completed 30 college credits.

    Jenny Eddy Nursing Scholarships for Returning Adults Students ($500/Fall and Spring)
    Open to students who plan to pursue an associate or baccalaureate degree in nursing. Students must carry at least 6 credits each semester and earn a minimum 2.5 GPA fall semester to continue the scholarship spring semester.

    Mark & Alice Vladick Memorial Scholarship ($700/Fall)
    Open to adult students who are returning to school after several years away.

    Shirley Groy Scholarship ($700/Fall)
    Open to adult students who are returning to school after several years away.

    Vintage Spirits Scholarship ($300/Fall)
    Awarded to one full-time and one part-time returning adult student, age 22 or older.