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Scholarships

Welcome to the scholarship page!

On the Scholarship Trail?

 

  1. Check the Scholarship Display located in the Student Services Office. It contains applications and/or information for all the scholarships that have been mailed to Central. A list will be posted on top of the display including the scholarship name, a brief description, and a deadline for each scholarship.  Applications are located in the slots in the display.  New scholarship opportunities arrive frequently and the list is updated every two weeks.
  2. The above mentioned scholarships posted through our office are also posted on the Student Services webpage.  Go to Central’s webpage, www.lacrosseschools.org/central.  Click on Office and then Student Services.
  3. Brainstorm lists of sources such as clubs, insurance companies, businesses, unions, churches, and other organizations to which you or your family are affiliated.  They might have scholarship money available for students; inquire directly to those organizations.
  4. Browse through the SCHOLARSHIP BOOKS located in the Student Services Office.
  5. Seniors planning to go on to any school following graduation should apply for the Central High School Scholarships.  The scholarship application will be available on the Central HS webpage www.lacrosseschools.org/Central on December 1st.  Applications must be submitted online by Friday, January 4, 2019 by 3:30 pm.   LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.  The CHS Scholarships include dozens of scholarships for two and four year schools.  The scholarships are designed for many types of students.  For example, some are for students with a high GPA and some are for students with middle or low GPA.   One considers GPA and athletic letters earned in high school.  Some take into consideration community service involvement.  Some are only for students applying to programs in health-related areas.  There are many possibilities so all students should apply!
  6. Check directly with the schools/colleges you are applying to.  They may have scholarships available.

Good Luck!  Please stop in and ask questions.  We’re here to help!

 

***Central High School Student Services***

Application is closed.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Please read the Central High School Scholarship Timeline & Directions before completing this application.  Timeline-Directions-19-20

This application enters you into consideration for approximately 70 general scholarships that will be awarded to Central seniors at the Senior Scholarship Program on Monday, April 27, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  The application information is needed by the Central High School Scholarship Committee (which includes all Department Chairs and counselors) and is used to make scholarship award decisions.  Please understand that a scholarship may be rescinded if information submitted is inaccurate or has changed since submitting your application.  You are responsible for keeping Student Services updated on your acceptance as this will affect your consideration for scholarships with specific criteria.

I understand that if chosen as a scholarship winner, according to Central High School’s policy, I must provide evidence of enrollment/registration at the post-secondary institution of my choice for the Fall of 2020 before scholarship funds can be awarded.

 

COMPLETING THIS FORM

You will need approximately 30 minutes to complete this application.  Plan on completing the entire application in one sitting, because you will not be able to save and go back to finish.

 

You will need the following information available to complete this online application:

  1. Your work history
  2. List of school activities you have been involved in and the years of participation
  3. List of community activities (not community service)
  4. List of community and school service (volunteer activities)

**There will be an option to explain special circumstances toward the end of the application.

SELECTIVE & LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES

Updated: February 25, 2020

Scholarships listed are for seniors, unless otherwise noted.

Scholarship Scams.  It should not cost you anything to apply for a scholarship.  If you have questions, stop in Student Services or see the “scholarship scams” section on the Student Services section of Central’s website.  

If a transcript is required, in most cases an unofficial copy will suffice.  Please see Mrs. Silha in Student Services for further instructions if an official transcript is required.  

Some scholarships have paper applications or further instructions.  Applications may be picked up in the Student Services Office. 

 

CENTRAL-SPECIFIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Central-specific scholarships are either scholarships that will be awarded to a Central student or they are selective in nature, which means Central must select the student(s) who will compete at the local, regional, state or national level for the chance at the award.

 

LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS

 

1. Amanda Hundt Memorial Scholarship

Criteria: must have played girls’ basketball or softball at Central

  • Please see Mrs. Silha in Student Services to pick up an application.
  • Completed applications are due in Student Services by 3:30 PM on Monday, February 24, 2020

 

2. Harry W. Schultz Athletic-Leadership Memorial Scholarship:

Criteria:

  • Must be college bound.
  • Have at least a 3.0 GPA.
  • Have a minimum of two varsity letters in senior year.
  • Please see Mrs. Silha in Student Services to pick up an application
  • Completed applications are due to Student Services by 3:30 PM on Tuesday, February 25, 2020

 

3. Christopher Jordan Spirit Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Must be college bound
  • Must be a member of the Central LC Club
  • Must have a cum GPA of 3.0 – 3.799
  • Applicants must be highly regarded by the student body, teachers and coaches for having exhibited a blend of academic success as well as extra-curricular success and proud to be a part of Central and his/her presence must have made Central a better place to be.
  • Please see Mrs. Silha in Student Services to pick up an application
  • Completed applications are due in Student Services by 3:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26, 2020

 

4. The Mary Patros Community Service Scholarship:

Criteria:

  • This scholarship is meant for a student who has given of themselves to the community they live in.
  • Student needs to be involved in the activity(s) as a volunteer and has volunteered over a period of years.
  • Please see Mrs. Silha in Student Services to pick up an application
  • Completed applications are due to Student Services by 3:30 PM on Friday, February 28, 2020

 

5. Saint Joseph Ridge Lions Club Scholarship

Criteria:

  • Preference to Lions Club member child/grandchild, but open to any graduating high school senior student with passing grades.
  • Applicant can be from any area school.
  • Applications can be picked up in Student Services.
  • Completed applications must be turned in to Student Services by 3:30 PM on Friday, Feb 28, 2020.

 

6.   Altra Foundation Community Service Scholarship

Applicants must:

  • Be graduating from high school in 2020
  • Be a member of Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Be attending a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall of 2020
  • Applications can be found at: https://www.altra.org/about-us/altra-foundation/scholarships
  • Submit a complete, signed application to The Altra Foundation, 1700 Oak Forest Dr., Onalaska, WI  54650 – must have a postmark date of Friday, February 28, 2020.

 

7.  Altra Foundation Boys & Girls Club Community Service Scholarship

Applicant must:

  • Be graduating from high school in 2020
  • Be a member of Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Be attending a 2 or 4-year college in the Fall of 2020

Paper applications are available in the Student Services Office or online at https://www.bgclax.org/scholarships

Submit a complete, signed application to The Altra Foundation, 1700 Oak Forest Dr., Onalaska, WI  54650 – must have a postmark date of Friday, February 28, 2020.

 

8.  WI Technical Excellence Scholarship

Criteria:
 – must be pursuing a career/technical program at a Wisconsin Technical college
 – taken or involved in CTE classes (HSA, Construction, Tech & Engineering, Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer)
 – see Mrs. Silha in Student Services to pick up an application
 – Completed applications are due to Student Services by 3:30 PM on Friday February 28

 

9. La Crosse County Deputy Sheriff’s Association Scholarship

Applicant must:

  • be a Wisconsin resident
  • be pursuing a full-time education in political science, criminal justice or related course of study and a career in a Law Enforcement related field
  • have a CUM GPA of 3.0

**preference given to a student who has displayed outstanding participation and leadership in his or her community.

**Scholarship applications are located in Student Services

Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered to the La Crosse County Sheriff’s Office by 4:00 pm on March 6, 2020.

La Crosse County Deputy Sheriff’s Association

c/o Scholarship Committee

333 Vine St., Room 1500

La Crosse, WI  54601

 

10. American Legion Auxiliary-Roy L. Vingers Unit #52 Emma Brzazowske Scholarship

Applicants must
• Be a daughter, son, wife, husband, widow, or widower of an American United States Veteran. Stepchildren, grandchildren, and great grandchildren of those veterans may also apply.
• Be in need of financial help to continue education beyond high school
• Have at least a 2.5 GPA
• Be a resident of the City of La Crosse, Town of Shelby, or Town of Campbell, or the child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a paid Auxiliary Unit #52 member, or an American Legion Post #52 paid member.
• Scholarship applications are located in Student Services

Due March 14, 2020

 

11. Western Technical College: Central HS Student Scholarship:

Applicants must:

Be attending Western Technical College (students will need their Western student ID number to complete the application) Student must be planning to enroll in at least 6 credits for the fall term.

Application: Complete the online Western TC Scholarship Application https://westerntc.edu/scholarships.

Deadline: March 20, 2020

**Note** by completing the online Western TC Scholarship Application you will also be eligible for over 100 additional Western Foundation Scholarships.  

12.  Boys & Girls Club Higher Education Scholarship

Applicant:

  • should demonstrate a financial need for this scholarship with the intent of it helping the applicant attend a college, university or technical college, who might not otherwise be able to do so
  • must have a current or past affiliation with the Boys & Girls Club
  • must have an above average grade point and demonstrate the ability to succeed in higher education
  • should have demonstrated leadership qualities, both as a Boys & Girls Club member and as a high school student
  • should have made notable contributions to school, family and the community

Paper applications are available in the Student Services Office or online at  https://www.bgclax.org/scholarships

Completed applications must be at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse by Friday, March 20, 2020.

Mail to:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse

Attn:  Scholarship Committee

PO Box 91

La Crosse, WI  54602-0091

OR

email application to:  Abby.Stauder@bgclax.org

 

13. Chaseburg Farmers Union Coop Scholarship

Criteria:

*Parent must be a member of the Chaseburg Farmers Union Coop

*Applicant must be accepted to a 4 year college or 2 year vocational college.

*Scholarship applications are located in Student Services.

Due Date:  March 31, 2020

 

14.  Coulee Region Wings Over Wisconsin Scholarship

Critera:

  • Must be furthering education in Conservation or Conservation related field only
  • Must demonstrate interest and commitment to conservation of habitat and/or wildlife
  • Must have related extracurricular involvement (i.e., research, student organizations, community service, etc.)
  • Must have academic achievement as indicated by ACT score, class rank and cumulative GPA.

Applications are available in Student Services.  Completed applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2020.

Mail applications to:

Melissa Klein

N5667 Sunset Dr.

Onalaska, WI  54650

 

15.  Women of the Moose (WOTM) Scholarship

Criteria:

  • must be a child or grandchild of a LOOM/WOTM member
  • must participate in out-of-school activities (i.e. employment, scouting programs, music lessons, non school related sports

Applications are available in the Student Services Office.  Due Date:  Must be received by May 1, 2020.

Completed applications can be either dropped off or mailed to:

Moose Lodge

Attn:  WOTM Scholarship Program

1932 Ward Ave.

La Crosse, WI  54601