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Application Form

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Student Record Identification
This is the ID that was included on the scholarship letter from the Financial Aid Office.
Personal Information
Check all that apply.
If you answered "Other" for the "Race/Ethnicity" question above, describe your race/ethnicity.
You are the first in your family to attend a four-year college/university to attain a bachelor's degree.
If either of your parents graduated from UW-Platteville.
Academic Information
Enter GPA with two decimal places. (Example: 3.00) GPA should be based on a 4.0 scale.
Describe Yourself
List the leadership activities you have been involved in during high school. Include any clubs, organizations, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. List your role in each activity. (TIP: Complete this information in a Word document and copy to the field below.)
List the organizations you have been involved within the community. (TIP: Complete this information in a Word document and copy to the field below.)
List past 3 year of employment/work history. Explain main job duties and years of service.
List long and short term goals. (TIP: Complete this information in a Word document and copy to the field below.)
List any military background that you or a member of your family have, such as National Guard, Reserves or Active Duty experiences.
Provide a statement in 1-3 sentences, as to why you are deserving of a scholarship.
List any financial/academic hardships you or your family have experienced, such as: loss of employment, family health issues, disabilities that hinder your academics, social issues, etc.
Financial need may be a requirement for the final selection of an award. Income level is one way to determine this requirement. Please select the best answer possible for your family.


The scholarships available are listed on our Scholarships page.In order to complete the scholarship application, you must have been admitted and received a letter from the Financial Aid Office that includes your EMPL ID number.  This number must be included on your application.  You will be considered for all scholarships available by submitting the scholarship application.  

When selecting your college, be sure to review your admission letter to determine the College you have been admitted into.  If you are undecided about your major, you will be in the College of Liberal Arts and Education.
When completing the narrative sections of the application, be sure to prepare your answers in a Word Document. After you have completed and saved your answers, then copy into the appropriate fields below. In case the application erases your answers before you submit, you have the information saved and will save time when applying.

The application deadline is February 1, end of business day, 5:00 pm (CT).  No late applications will be accepted.

The committees will begin reviewing applications shortly after February 1st. You will receive a letter regarding your application status by the end of March. 

If you have questions, please call the Financial Aid Office and ask for Sarah Blevins at 608.342.1836 or 1.800.616.0412 or e-mail

Good Luck!!

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