The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wants you to find rewards for your achievements, whether you are a freshman, continuing, or branch campus student. Incoming freshmen should first apply and be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Then, investigate all of the opportunities here.

Scholarships are always preferable to loans because they:

  • Do not need to be repaid.
  • Help pay a portion of your tuition, or in some cases pay your full tuition and fees

If you are a continuing or branch campus student, follow these links to find specific scholarships for:

Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions at 608.342.1836 or 800.616.0412 or email us at Information on private scholarships is also available from our office.

New Freshman Scholarships

We want to help as many students as we can be able to afford a high-quality education at UW-Platteville. Read on for the possibilities that can help you attend UW-Platteville very economically.

Freshman Scholarships: No Application Required

Pioneer Pledge

The Pioneer Pledge is committed to covering all tuition and fees (not including room and board) for incoming freshmen who are Wisconsin residents and are Pell Grant eligible. This scholarship is guaranteed and requires no additional application.


  • You must be a new freshman admitted to UW-Platteville; branch campuses are not eligible. Deadline is May 1.
  • You must submit a FAFSA and be eligible for a Pell Grant. 
  • You must be a resident of Wisconsin for tuition purposes.
  • You must enroll as a full-time student in the fall.

Merit Scholarship

(Deadline: Ongoing)

Incoming first-year students are automatically considered for a merit scholarship. Your qualification is based on either your cumulative high school GPA and ACT/SAT score, OR, solely on your cumulative high school GPA. You are not required to submit a test score to be considered for the scholarship. If you submit a test score, we will automatically calculate your eligibility with and without the score and will always award the highest amount possible.

Merit chart

The charts provide a general estimation for merit awards. Use our online Cost Calculator to more accurately estimate merit scholarship eligibility and financial aid options.

Non-Resident Scholarship

(Deadline: Ongoing)

Students classified as non-resident for tuition purposes and meet the criteria for a merit scholarship award may also receive a non-resident scholarship.

This scholarship is renewable as long as you maintain good standing with the university.

Non-resident includes states other than Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Residents of Illinois and Iowa are reviewed for Tri-State Initiative eligibility, and residents of Minnesota are eligible to receive the reciprocity tuition rate.

For questions, contact the Office of Admission at or 608.342.1125.

Freshman Scholarships: Application Required

All scholarship applicants must first apply and be admitted to UW-Platteville. Please review each scholarship for details, as applications and deadlines vary.

Chancellor’s Scholarship 

(Deadline: Dec. 31)

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students with a demonstrated commitment to education and leadership. Limited to 10 awards annually, this scholarship funds up to full tuition and fees. Applications accepted starting Oct. 1.

New Freshman Scholarships 

You can find a list of the scholarships offered that are sponsored by donors who want to honor a connection to UW-Platteville.

(Priority Deadline: Feb. 1 • Final Deadline: April 1)

New Freshman Scholarships are a series of general university and specific college/major scholarships.