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 4. Students who submit the scholarship application ahead of the April 4 deadline are eligible for all scholarship programs, including the BaraBOOST. 

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

  • $500 in the first semester for all new full-time students who fill out an application. $500 in the second-semester contingent on being enrolled full-time and having achieved a 2.0 GPA in their first semester.

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 or 608.355.5273.