A variety of scholarship opportunities are available for new freshman and continuing students, including the UW-Platteville Scholarship Program and The Community Scholarship Program, two growing programs funded by the UW-Platteville Foundation. UW-Platteville also awards merit based scholarships based off of the students admission profile. During the 2016/2017 academic year, around $1,574,000 has been awarded to incoming freshman and continuing students. There were about 1,100 students awarded a scholarship through these programs. The Foundation encourages and accepts donations from alumni, individuals, families and corporations to increase scholarship opportunities that will enhance the quality of the students attending UW-Platteville.