Generous donors who want to honor their connection to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville have created scholarships that can help you pay for your education.

To apply for the scholarships below, complete the New Freshman Scholarship Application, which is due February 1st. One application will allow you to be considered for any scholarships for which you are eligible.

Alice Keegan Memorial Scholarship for Riverdale High School

You must have graduated or are about to graduate from Riverdale High School in Muscoda, Wisconsin, and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students majoring in chemistry. 

Allen L. Eck Scholarship

You must be majoring in the science and engineering fields to be considered for this award.

Alliant Energy Foundation 5x5x5 Scholarship for Underrepresented Students

You must be a new freshman from a historically underrepresented group with a declared major in one of the following areas:

  • Accounting or agriculture education
  • Agri-business or business administration
  • Communication technologies, computer science, or engineering
  • Occupational safety management
  • Sustainable and renewable energy systems

You also must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, be a resident of Wisconsin or Iowa, and demonstrate financial need.

Allison Rick VandeVoort-Women in Science (STEM) Scholarship

If you are a female with a high school GPA of 3.25 or higher who demonstrates commitment to make science, technology, engineering or mathematics your profession, you may qualify. You should have a declared major in reclamation, environment and conservation, soil and crop science, civil engineering or environmental engineering. Preference will be given to students from Iowa. 

Association of Retirees of Excellence Scholarship 

This scholarship is awarded to students who have excelled in scholarly achievement.

Balanced Man Scholarship

If you are a male enrolled at UW-Platteville full time with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0, you may qualify. Application deadline is May 31 at 11:59 pm. A special application is required.

                 Balanced Man Scholarship Application

                 Balanced Man Scholarship Website

Brian K. Rulseh Scholarship

You must have graduated or be graduating from a Kenosha, Wisconsin high school listed here:

  • Bradford High School 
  • Tremper High School 
  • Indian Trail High School 

You also must detail your extracurricular activities, demonstrate financial need, and demonstrate leadership ability in your application.

Bob and Lucille (Pomerening) Copas Scholarship

​You must be from Wauzeka-Steuben High School to qualify. You also must demonstrate financial need and be a hard-working student.

Christen Family Scholarship

This is an award for an incoming freshman from Belmont, Wisconsin High School.

Coach "Butch" McKeon Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Highland, Wisconsin High School. This scholarship is also offered for continuing students.

Community First Bank Scholarship

If you plan to major in agriculture, agribusiness, or business and have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, you may qualify. You also must be graduating or have graduated from one of the following high schools: 

  • Baraboo
  • Belmont
  • Boscobel
  • Eagle Christian in Richland Center
  • Fennimore
  • Highland
  • Hillsboro
  • Iowa-Grant
  • Ithaca
  • Kickapoo
  • LaFarge
  • Mineral Point
  • North Crawford
  • Platteville
  • Reedsburg
  • Richland Center
  • Riverdale
  • Wauzeka-Steuben
  • Weston
  • Wisconsin Dells
  • Wonewoc-Center.

Daniel J. Kelley Scholarship

You must be from Juneau County, Wisconsin to be considered for this award. 

David and Judy French Scholarship

If you will be a Sheboygan County High School graduate, or already graduated, you may qualify. You must have demonstrated leadership and have at least a 2.75 high school GPA. Priority given to those who show financial need.

David G. Gourlie Memorial Scholarship

You must be from a Wisconsin high school or transfer from a two-year college in Wisconsin. You must also have extracurricular involvement, a GPA of 2.75 or higher, and ACT composite score of 19 or higher. 

Donald Riess Memorial Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Platteville High School with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.  You must demonstrate financial need and an excellent work ethic with proven work history.

Edith Barth Award

You must be a member or attend the First English Lutheran Church in Platteville, Wisconsin. This scholarship is also offered to continuing students.

Edward Vavruska Scholarship

You must be an incoming freshman from the state of Wisconsin and demonstrate financial need to qualify.

Emmett Terwilliger Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Lancaster, Wisconsin High School to be considered.

Emmy Kennedy Scholarship

You must be a graduate or soon-to-be graduate of Shullsburg, Wisconsin High School to be considered.

Einerson Family Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Mount Horeb, Wisconsin High School. This scholarship is also offered for continuing students.

Environmental Scholarship

You must be planning to pursue a degree in one of the following:

  • Biology with an emphasis in ecology
  • Sustainable and renewable energy systems
  • Reclamation, environment, and conservation

You must have a high school GPA of 2.3 or above.

Evelyn Johns Family Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Platteville High School and planning to pursue a degree in biology or engineering. You also must demonstrate financial need.

Floy Smythe Scholarship

If you have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate participation in extracurricular activities and/or proven leadership experience, you may qualify. Financial need is not a factor.

Frances and Orton Keyes Scholarship

You must demonstrate scholastic achievement and be involved in extracurricular activities.

Francis & Estelle (Sherer) Piquette Scholarship

You must be planning to major in education or engineering, with a high school GPA of 2.75 or higher. Preference will be given to Platteville High School seniors who demonstrate financial need. 

G. Gunderson Border States Scholarship

This scholarship may be awarded to you if you are from Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, or Minnesota, and planning to pursue a degree in biology, reclamation, soil and crop science, chemistry, math, fine arts or software engineering.

G. Gunderson Scholarship for Southwest Wisconsin

You must be from one of the following counties in Wisconsin:

  • Crawford
  • Iowa
  • Grant
  • Green
  • Lafayette
  • Richland
  • Vernon

You must also be planning to pursue a degree in one of the following: biology, reclamation, soil and crop science, chemistry, math, fine arts, or software engineering.

Gary L. Baxter Memorial Scholarship

You must be from Iowa, Grant or Crawford County, Wisconsin with a high school GPA of 2.5 or above. You must be planning to major in education, biology or agriculture with a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in education. You also must exhibit medium to high financial need.  

Glenn and Florence Fritz Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Fennimore High School. Preference will be given to students declaring a major in the College of Engineering, Math, and Science who demonstrate financial need.

Grace M. Johnson Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to worthy students. 

Helen Harms Anderson Scholarship

You must be a female who has completed the FAFSA to be considered.

Huff Family Foundation Community Scholarship for Dubuque Senior High School Students

You must be graduating or have graduated from Dubuque Senior High School to be considered.

Huff Family Foundation Community Scholarship for Lancaster High School Students

You must be an incoming freshman from Lancaster High School to qualify for this award.

IIW Engineers & Surveyors Scholarship

You must be planning to major in civil engineering or building construction management. You must be graduating or have graduated from a high school in one of the following counties:

  • In Illinois: Carroll or Jo Davies
  • In Iowa: Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque or Jackson
  • In Wisconsin: Grant, Iowa or Lafayette

If you have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a GPA of 3.0 at UW-Platteville, this scholarship will be renewable for four years.

James Azim Memorial Scholarship

If you are graduating or have graduated from any Grant County high school, you may qualify. Academic achievement, community involvement, and financial need are considered.

Jeanne Brunette-Tregoning Scholarship

Two scholarships will be awarded to women who are graduating or have graduated from high schools in Grant, Green, Iowa, and/or Lafayette County, Wisconsin and reside in communities under 7,000 in population. 

If no students apply from these counties, then students from southwestern Wisconsin will be considered. You need to be a U.S. citizen of good moral character and have no history of drug or tobacco abuse. Financial need is not a consideration. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years if the student maintains a B average.

Jeff Moring Memorial Scholarship for Forreston High School Students

You must be graduating or have graduated from Forreston, Illinois High School to qualify. Preference given to students who have participated in extracurricular activities during high school.

Jerry Gunderson Scholarship for Appleton West High School Students

If you are preparing to graduate or graduated from an Appleton area public high school: Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Freedom, Hortonville, Little Chute, Menasha, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Seymour or Schiocton, you may qualify. 

Preference will be given to students pursuing a degree in biology, reclamation, soil and crop science, chemistry, math, or fine arts.

Jerry Marty Scholarship

You must be a Wisconsin resident, with a preference given to students from Monroe, Wisconsin High School planning to pursue a degree in building construction management or civil engineering with construction emphasis to qualify. You also must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater and demonstrate financial need. Preference will be given to students with a military background. 

John Barth Foundation Scholarship

If you can demonstrate leadership through school involvement such as music, theater, forensics, student government, debate, agriculture, business or other activities, you may qualify.  Must be involved within community and preference will be given to students who have a job. Scholarship also offered for continuing students.

Jordan and Dido Nash Award

You must be from a Sauk, Vernon, Juneau, Richland, or Marathon County, Wisconsin high school, and be planning to major in education, engineering, agriculture or chemistry, to be considered. 

Joseph "Mac" Amenda Memorial Scholarship

At least one scholarship annually will be awarded to a graduate or soon-to-be graduate of Darlington, Wisconsin High School. You must be in the upper 30% of your graduating class and demonstrate financial need and participation in extracurricular activities. This scholarship is open to all majors with preference to chemistry and chemistry education, English education, history and history education, mathematics, music education (instrumental), pre-nursing, radio/TV broadcasting, theater, civil engineering, and secondary and elementary education.

Joseph and Kimberly Schmelz Scholarship

​You must be graduating or have graduated from Southwestern, Wisconsin High School or Potosi High School. Preference will be given to you if you plan to major in media studies or reclamation, are involved in activities in high school, and plan to work to help support your education. Preference also given to students whose parents have graduated from UW-Platteville. 

Joyce Mueller Memorial Scholarship

You must be planning to pursue a degree in the medical field such as pre-med, medical technology, or nursing. You must be in good academic standing in high school and demonstrate financial need. You also must be from the areas of southwest Wisconsin, Galena, Illinois or Dubuque, Iowa.

Kaiser-Clendenen Scholarship

If you are graduating or have graduated from Cuba City, Wisconsin High School, and you intend to major in biology, business construction management, or education, you may qualify. You also must have demonstrated leadership in academics or extracurricular activities.

Karrmann Family Scholarship

You must be an incoming freshman in the top one-third of your high school class. Financial need is not considered. This scholarship is also for continuing students.

Kennedy Family Scholarship

If you are an incoming freshman graduating or having graduated from La Farge, Wisconsin High School, you may qualify for this award. You must exhibit strong academic success, motivation, and commitment with a GPA of 3.5 to 4.0.  Continuing students at UW-Platteville will be considered if there are no incoming freshmen from La Farge. 

You must also provide a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher or counselor. Email to finaid@uwplatt.edu.

Keri Pustina Memorial Scholarship

You must be graduating or have graduated from Iowa-Grant Wisconsin High School and be involved in extracurricular activities. Second preference will be given to a high school graduate from Potosi High School or Darlington High School in Wisconsin.

Kjell Oliversen Scholarship

You must be soon to graduate, or have graduated from, Madison East High School in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Leo & Phoebe Boebel Memorial Scholarship

You must have graduated or be graduating from a high school in the one of the following counties in Wisconsin: Crawford, Grant, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, or Vernon. You also must demonstrate financial need and academic excellence. This scholarship may be renewable for four years.

Lois Mason Scholarship

You must be from Monroe, Wisconsin High School and demonstrate leadership. This scholarship is also offered for continuing students.

Mary Lou Birkett Goodfriend and Theodore Goodfriend Scholarship

You must be a Wisconsin resident preparing for a career in education, counseling, or health care. This award can be renewed for up to four years as long as you meet eligibility requirements.

MidwestOne Bank Scholarship

If you are a new freshman from the following Wisconsin schools: Cuba City, Lancaster, Fennimore, Southwestern (Hazel Green), or Platteville, you may qualify. You need to be in the top half of your graduating class and demonstrate financial need. 

Mervin H. and Ellen M. Shumate Scholarship

You must be graduating from, or a graduate of Riverdale High School in Wisconsin and demonstrate financial need to be considered.

Percy Lavon Julian Science Scholarship

You must be a U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented minority population.  You also must be planning to enroll in the biology or chemistry program.  

For this award, you must provide a letter of recommendation from a high school teacher. Email to finaid@uwplatt.edu.

Platteville Collision Center Scholarship for Platteville High School Students

You must be a graduate or soon-to-be graduate from Platteville High School with a GPA between 2.5 and 3.25 to qualify for this award.

Ray and Alphine Larson Memorial Scholarship

You must be from a high school in Appleton, Wisconsin to qualify for this award.

Raymond and Beatrice Ryan Spirit of Life Scholarship

For this award, priority will be given in order:

  1. Agriculture student from Orfordville Parkview High School in Wisconsin
  2. Any student from Orfordville Parkview High School
  3. An Agriculture student from Evansville High School in Wisconsin
  4. Any student from Evansville High School
  5. A Rock County Wisconsin High School student planning to study agriculture 

If you are an incoming new freshman or a continuing student with a GPA of 2.5 or above, who is involved in the community, and shows financial need, and meet the one of the above categories, you may be considered for this award.

Richard and Mary Kay Burgermeister Scholarship

You must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and demonstrate financial need. This award may be renewable if you continue to meet the criteria. 

Ralph and Rita Curtis Scholarship

If you are a graduate, or about to graduate from, Cuba City High School in Cuba City, Wisconsin, you may qualify for this award. Preference will be given to students with high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, involvement in extracurricular activities, and exhibiting financial need.

Roger Davies Scholarship

You must be planning to major in one of the natural sciences: astronomy, biology, chemistry, geography, or physics. Your high school GPA must be 3.0 or higher; financial need is a consideration.

Roy Sands Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to a student with the greatest need.

Sentry Insurance Youth Leadership Scholarship

You must be planning to pursue a degree in business administration, computer science, accounting, finance, or mathematics (actuarial science). You must be in the top 15% of your high school class, involved in extracurricular activities, community activities or charitable organizations, and show significant leadership potential. This award may be renewable for four years as long as you maintain 3.3 or higher GPA at UW-Platteville. ​

Taber Family Scholarship

If you are a resident of Grant County, Wisconsin or a county contiguous to Grant County, you may qualify. Preference will be given to military veterans (National Guard or the reserve). Need is not a factor. Scholarship is also offered to continuing students.

Tay and Anna Dresden Scholarship

You must be planning to pursue a major in education or in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and be from a rural community or background to qualify for this award.

Tharold F. Dorn Scholarship

You may qualify if you can demonstrate scholastic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and character.

Tom McGuigan Scholarship

If you are from Boscobel High School in Wisconsin and demonstrate leadership, you may qualify. If no applicants are identified from Boscobel, then any Grant County student may be considered. Scholarship also offered to continuing students. ​

Ubersox Group Scholarship

If you graduated or are soon to graduate from one of the following Wisconsin high schools: Belmont, Cuba City, Darlington, Fennimore, Iowa-Grant, Lancaster, Mineral Point, Platteville, Shullsburg or Southwestern, you may be considered. Preference is given to students majoring in business administration, education or engineering.

UW-Platteville License Plate Award

If you are a current Wisconsin resident (based on residency requirements for tuition) and can show participation in extracurricular activities, outstanding leadership ability, and strong character, you may be considered. UW-Platteville campus involvement and academic achievement are also considered.

Van G. Ferguson Scholarship for River Ridge High School

You must be an incoming freshman from River Ridge High School in Wisconsin to be considered.

Vandy "Butch" Bloyer Family Scholarship

You must be an incoming freshman from River Ridge High School in Wisconsin to be considered.

Viola (Neuendorf) Schielke Scholarship

If you are an incoming freshman who graduated or is soon to graduate from the Horicon, Wisconsin school district, you may be considered for this award. Preference given to students intending to major in education. If no education students apply, then any incoming freshman from Horicon is eligible. 

Woodward Communications, Inc. Award

You must be from Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin and planning to pursue a degree in accounting, business administration, communication technologies, computer science, or fine arts to qualify. Use your application to demonstrate how you are actively involved in the community and have financial need.

Wunderlin Family Scholarship

You must be a graduating senior at Platteville High School in Wisconsin. Preference will be given to students declaring a major in engineering. If no engineering student is eligible, preference will be given to a Platteville High School senior majoring in the College of BILSA. You must be in the upper quarter of your graduating class to qualify.