Welcome to the scholarship page!
Welcome to the scholarship page!
On the Scholarship Trail?
Good Luck! Please stop in and ask questions. We’re here to help!
Please read the Central High School Scholarship Timeline & Directions before completing this application. Timeline Directions 18-19
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 29, 2019 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 Please understand that a scholarship may be rescinded if information submitted is inaccurate or has changed since submitting your application.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 2019 before scholarship funds can be awarded.
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.
**There will be an option to explain special circumstances toward the end of the application.
SELECTIVE & LOCAL SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Updated: March 19th, 2019
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 instruction if an official transcript is required.
Some scholarships have paper applications or further instructions. They will be denoted with an asterisk (*) and materials may be picked up from the Scholarship Display located in Student Services.
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.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse
Attn: Scholarship Committee
PO Box 91
La Crosse, WI 54602-0091
Chaseburg Farmers Union Cooperative
113 Cactus Drive
Chaseburg, WI 54621
Wisconsin Towns Assoication
W7686 County Road MMM
Shawano, WI 54166-6086
Additional resources for Wisconsin students: http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html For additional information or help
with your applications and essays, visit with your Future Center Advisor: Hayley Moe, Rm 243, at Central High
School and Matt Gordy, Rm 125 at Logan High School.
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bucky’s Tuition Promise: Free tuition at University of Wisconsin-Madison for eligible residents
Bucky’s Tuition Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident students.
The program guarantees scholarships and grants to pay for tuition and segregated fees for students whose household adjusted gross income (AGI) is $56,000 or less. Incoming freshmen will receive eight (8) consecutive semesters (4 years) of free tuition & segregated fees and transfer students will receive four (4) semesters (2 years).
Award: Grants and scholarships to cover tuition and fees
Badger Tuition Promise The Badger Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident, first-generation college students. The program guarantees a period of free tuition and segregated fees to those who have successfully transferred from any of the two-year UW Colleges or from liberal arts associate degree programs at Madison College (Madison Area Technical College), Milwaukee Area Technical College, Western Technical College, Nicolet College, the College of Menominee Nation, and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
January 2019 Scholarship Deadline
American Legion Scholarships (various deadlines and awards)
Central High School Scholarships
Seniors planning to go on to any school following graduation should apply for the Central High School Scholarships. 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 The scholarship application will be available at https://www.lacrosseschools.org/central-high/office/student-services/scholarships/ on December 1st. Deadline: 1/4/19
GE Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
• Scholarship Criteria: demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
• demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
• be citizens of the United States of America;
• be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed
Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
• plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.
Amount: $40,000 20 awards Deadline: 1/4/19
The Maptive $2,500 Scholarship
Criteria: All applicants must be enrolled, or due to be enrolled, as a full-time student at an accredited college or university for the semester they are applying to receive the scholarship. Domestic, international, and undocumented students may apply. Please write a 1,000 to 1,500 word essay answering the following questions:
• Why do you think it’s important to present data creatively?
• How do you think creative data presentation will change in the future?
• If you were going to present data, what style would you use?
Please provide proof of enrollment in an accredited college or university. A transcript, tuition receipt, or acceptance letter will be accepted.
Link to application: https://www.maptive.com/scholarship/
Amount: $2,500 Deadline: 1/5/2019
JustCoded Scholarship Program
Criteria: You should be currently enrolled at a college or university in a field of Computer Science, Technology and/or Mathematics. Must be a graduating senior of a public or accredited private high school. Minimum 3.0 GPA. Fill out the application form. Include a cover letter showcasing your academic achievements and interests and share what inspires you the most about the field of web development.
Link to application: https://justcoded.com/scholarship/
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: 1/5/2019
Spread the Word on Safety Scholarship for Safe Driving
Criteria: Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the United States. Applicants must have a minimum 3.2 GPA. Applicants must submit an official high school or college transcript. Write an informative and creative essay on one of your chosen topics on safety between 300-500 words. Submit your application and essay on our website and await a post link within 7 days after submission
Link to application: https://beyondwellnesscc.com/scholarship/
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: 1/6/2019
Ron Brown Scholarship
Must be a Black/African American student that excels academically.
Amount: $40,000 10 awards Deadline: 1/9/19
Alert1 Student for Seniors Scholarship
Amount: $250 Deadline: 1/10/2019
Must be of Asian or Pacific Islander decent and be enrolled as an undergraduate student in a U.S. accredited college or university. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8 on a 4.0 scale. Must major in: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Computer Science: https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-gradelevel/high-school-scholarships/apiasf-nasa-scholarship/
Amount: $2,900 Deadline: 1/10/19
United States JCI Foundation Scholarship
Each year, the U.S. Junior Chamber International (JCI) Senate Foundation grants $1,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who plan to continue their education at accredited post-secondary colleges, universities or vocational schools. The number of grants awarded annually is at the discretion of the Foundation and must be used for educational expenses in the first year of full-time study. Checks awarded will be made out in the name of the recipient and the educational institution of the recipient’s choice. https://www.usjcisenate.org/programs/scholarship
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: 1/11/19
AWSC Graduating High School Senior Scholarship
The Association of Wisconsin Snowmobile Clubs is pleased to again be able to offer scholarships to high school graduating seniors who are actively involved in snowmobiling. Applicant must be an individual member, or son, daughter, or legal ward of a family with a current membership in an AWSC club having two consecutive years prior membership. He or she is further required to have passed the snowmobile safety course. Essay: submit a typewritten 300-word or less essay on “What snowmobiling means to me”; and a separate 150-word or less answer to the question “In your opinion, what major factor, other than snowfall, will affect the future of snowmobiling?”
Amount: $1,500 Deadline: 1/11/19
The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association
Scholarship Criteria: All applicants for any of the above scholarships must: Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2019. Plan to attend or currently be enrolled (with an anticipated graduation date no earlier than the spring of 2020) in an automotive, auto collision or diesel technician program at a Wisconsin technical college. Plan to pursue a professional career in the automotive, diesel or auto collision industry. High school students must submit their ACT test scores and complete two additional on-line tests. Testing should be completed by January 15, 2019. Current technical college students do not need to complete the assessment tests, but they will need to send in their transcripts from their first semester as soon as it is available. http://www.watda.org/proxy/files/Foundation/2019_Ap_Sample.pdf
Amount: Tuition amounts vary and can be up to full tuition. Average tuition awards are $3,000 ($750 per semester for four semesters).
Logan Scholarship Application
The selection of Logan Scholarship awards is based on a number of factors. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways:
o Leadership in school
o Civic and other extracurricular activities
o Academic Achievement (suggested 3.0 or higher)
o Financial need
o Motivation to serve and succeed in all endeavors
Completing This Form
You will need approximately 40 minutes to complete this application. Plan on completing the entire application in one sitting because you will not be able to save and finish later.
You will need the following information to complete this application:
o ACT Score
o List of school activities you have been involved in and the years of participation
o List of awards and achievements
o Your work history
o Post-secondary statement (essay) – Be sure to check spelling and grammar!
In the essay, please state why you intend to enter post-secondary education and what you hope to accomplish. Limit your response to 500 words or less. Make sure to check spelling and grammar. Remember to tell your struggles and triumphs. You will receive a confirmation that your form has been submitted on the screen when you are done. You will also receive an email with your form responses. Please double check with Ms. Nielsen in Student Services that the application has been received by the deadline. https://www.lacrosseschools.org/loganhigh/
logan-scholarship-application/ Deadline: 1/25/19
Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship
Scholarship Criteria: High school student. US Citizen.
How to apply: Complete the statement “Instead of spending time with technology I’d rather…” in 140 characters.
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: 1/30/19
Association for Women in Mathematics Scholarship
Students Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12, College Undergraduates How to apply: Application does not open until December 1st.Your essay should be based primarily on an interview with a woman currently working in a mathematical career. The submission must be in essay form, not just a transcript of your interview.
Link to application: https://sites.google.com/site/awmmath/programs/essay-contest/application
Amount: Varies Deadline: 1/31/19
Trytten Scholarship for Prospective University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Chemistry Students
The Department of Chemistry at UWSP urges qualified students to apply for the Trytten Scholarship, awarded annually to an incoming freshman who intends to major in Chemistry at UWSP. The scholarship is named after the late Professor Roland A. Trytten, long time faculty member and leader of the Department of Chemistry at UWSP.
The Nature of the Award: The total amount of the award is $4,000, applied to your UWSP tuition each semester in the amounts of $200 the Freshman year, $400 the Sophomore year, $600 the Junior year, and $800 the Senior year.
Criteria for selection: o You declare chemistry as your major at UWSP at the time of application
o You have received at least a 3.50 GPA in high school
o You have a demonstrated capacity and potential for excellence in the field of chemistry. https://www.uwsp.edu/chemistry/Documents/2019TryttenApplication.pdf
Amount: $4,000 over 4 years. Deadline: 1/31/19
Feb-March 2019 Scholarship Deadline
Wisconsin Title I Association Scholarship
1. Be a resident of Wisconsin
2. Be a graduate of an accredited high school
3. Show a sincere desire and interest in furthering his/her education
4. Plan to attend an accredited university, college, or two-year technical college
5. Have been in a Title I Program between early childhood and grade 12…The following elementary schools-Northside, Spence, Hintgen, Hamilton, Northwoods, Summit. Any Title I programming counts, so students may be eligible based on their own lived experiences and participation in community programs
6. Submit the completed scholarship form postmarked by midnight
How to apply: HOW DID PARTICIPATION IN THE TITLE I PROGRAM BENEFIT YOU?
• You must attach a minimum of one paragraph answering this question.
• Your answer must clearly explain the benefits you experienced by being part of a Title I program and at what point in your education you were in the program; be specific.
WHY DO YOU WISH TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION?
• Please attach an essay of 300 words or less.
• The essay is a very important part of the application.
• The essay should show:
• Sincere desire to further education for continued self-growth
• Definite educational goals
• Clarity, neatness and expressiveness
Amount: Four awards each totaling $1,000 Deadline: 2/1/19
Wisconsin Professional Police Association
Any Wisconsin student is eligible who is enrolled in a college or technical college leading to a two year or four-year degree in one of the following; police science, political science, criminal justice, or a law enforcement related field: does not include law school. How to apply: Complete an application, including a typed 200 word essay responding to the question why you are choosing a career in the law enforcement field. https://wppa.com/scholarship-program/
Amount: Varies. Deadline:2/1/19
Upper Midwest Emmy Chapter/Foundation Scholarships
The NATAS-Upper Midwest Chapter/Foundation offers $2,500 student scholarship grants to be used for tuition & books. Scholarships are open to high school and college/university students living in the five-state area served by the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa & western Wisconsin). Applicants must submit a completed scholarship grant application and a completed, relevant essay. College scholarships require an additional DVD of your best work. Time Limit: 15 minutes. Submit most recent high school/college transcript, a letter or letters of recommendation from relevant faculty or advisors and a 450-word essay to be considered. http://midwestemmys.org/20181106/natas-scholarships/
Amount: $2,000 Deadline: 2/6/19
AAUW La Crosse Branch Scholarship for High School Students Pursuing Higher Education Next Year
On track to graduate this academic year from one of the following schools: Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin; Logan High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin; An applicant must submit a typed 300-500 word essay.
Include in the essay an explanation of:
• Educational goals,
• Why or how receiving this scholarship will support educational opportunity, and financial need or special circumstances effecting educational progress.
• An applicant must submit two signed letters of recommendation – one from a teacher and one of the applicant’s choice. Both letter writers must address the applicant’s potential to succeed in higher education.
• Submit a resume or a listing of education related activities and involvement in the community.
• An applicant must submit a transcript (official or unofficial)
Amount: $1,000 Deadline 2/8/19
Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship
Five awards of $1,000 each are available to high school seniors through the Come 2 Iowa (C2IA) Senior Scholarship. To participate, eligible students must register and then complete two online financial literacy tutorials plus an assessment. A short essay may be required to break ties among students who achieve a top score on the assessment.
-Are permanent residents in one of the following states contiguous to Iowa: Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,
South Dakota, or Wisconsin
-Are seniors at a high school located in Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin during
the school year
-Attend college in fall at an institution located in Iowa
-Are at least 13 years of age as of the date they begin the scholarship process
The three online components will take a total of about one hour to complete. The five (5) seniors who score highest on the assessment will receive a scholarship sent directly to their college or university in the fall. If a tiebreaker is necessary, tied students will be asked to write and be judged on a short essay.
Amount of Award: $2,000 Deadline: 2/6/18
The Roland A. Locher Memorial Scholarship
The Roland A. Locher Memorial Scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the La Crosse School District who demonstrates a maturity and capability which affords him or her a reasonable chance of obtaining their personal and professional goals. Merit is demonstrated in a variety of ways: academic achievement (G.P.A. of at least 3.0 on a scale of 4.0), leadership in school, civic or other extracurricular activities, financial need, and application to or acceptance in a technical college, university or college in either Wisconsin or a reciprocal state.
Please pick up application in the Future Center. https://lacrossepromise.org/locher-roland-a-mem-schol-application/
Amount: $1,000 (2) Deadline 2/8/19
Marine Credit Union
At Marine Credit Union, we are committed to providing college financial aid for members and their children. We offer our MCU Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000 and provide eight of these scholarships, open to Marine Credit Union members. We also offer a $1,000 Ranger Scholarship to a current student at Logan High School where we have an MCU branch. https://www.marinecu.com/scholarships/
Amount: $1,000 Deadline: Deadline 2/10/19
Scholars for Collars
Students will submit an essay with 2-3 photos of their volunteer efforts to help animals in need and how that involvement has changed their lives or shaped their perceptions on the importance of animal welfare
How to apply:
The essay should be between 500-1000 words.
• Send a Word doc attachment to SCHOLARSHIP@PETPLAY.COM with your essay submission.
• The file name should be your full name, state, and date of birth. For example, Chipper-Jones-GA-4-24-1992
• 2-3 photos of your volunteer efforts to help animals in need
• In the body of your email, include student’s full name, date of birth, email address, postal address, high school they are currently enrolled in, and a phone number to contact.
Amount: 1st place = $1,000, 2nd place = 10 dog beds donated to shelter of your choice, 3rd place = 5 plush toys donated to the shelter of your choice Deadline: 2/28/19
Coulee Region Professional Women Scholarship
The primary objective of the Coulee Region Professional Women (CRPW) is to promote the professional, educational, cultural and social advancement of women. Our group of local professional women sponsor fundraisers throughout the year. It is through these volunteer fundraising efforts that we are able to award scholarships of $1,000.00 each to several area women this year. These awards are based on financial need, academic achievements and community involvement.
Most significant in choosing recipients for this scholarship is what you share with us in your biographical essay, so we encourage you to tell us as much as possible about your accomplishments, goals, and aspirations. Application information enclosed in this packet must be submitted in its entirety to be considered. You will be asked to email supporting documents at the time of this form’s conclusion. Application: http://shellikult.wixsite.com/crpw/scholarship-application
Amount: $1000 (several awards). Deadline: 3/1/19
Catholic United Financial
A scholarship award is a one-time member benefit. While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high school graduate, Catholic United members of any age pursuing a degree, diploma or certification can apply for a scholarship.
$500 for attending a Catholic college, university or institution
$300 for attending a non-Catholic college, university or institution
Amount: $2,000. Scholarship opens 3/1/19
La Crosse County Deputy Sheriff’s Association
1. All applicants must be a Wisconsin resident; preference will be given to High School Seniors who attend a local high school.
2. All applicants must be committed to pursuing a full-time education in police science, criminal justice or related course of study and a career in a Law Enforcement related field.
3. Applicants must submit high school transcripts which must include proof of a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
4. Preference will be given to a student who has displayed outstanding participation and leadership in his or her community.
5. All applicants must submit completed application prior to the deadline. Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Complete an application and an essay detailing why you are choosing a career in law enforcement and your experience volunteering and organizations you are a part of.
Amount: Varies Deadline: 3/1//19
Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship
The Vincent L. Hawkinson Foundation Scholarship encourages students who have already demonstrated a commitment to peace and justice to strive for peace and justice both in their educational pursuits and in their personal and professional lives. Eligibility:
-Must be a resident of (or currently attending school in) Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or Wisconsin
-Scholarship finalists must be available for a personal interview in Minneapolis
-Scholarship recipients must attend an award ceremony in the fall of the school year awarded (attendance may be excused in exceptional circumstances)
-Completed a specific peace and justice project
-Were courageous in pursuing their convictions about peace and justice
-Displayed ongoing commitment to, and leadership in, a peace or justice organization
-Served as a role model for others in moving a religious community or society into new realms of thought and practice regarding peace and justice. http://hawkinsonfoundation.org/what-we-do/hawkinson-scholarship/apply/
Amount: $5,000 Deadline: 3/15/19 (application available January 1, 2019)
GLHF Education Scholarship
The Education Scholarship is designed to assist students with a bleeding disorder (or parents, spouse or siblings if additional funding is available) with tuition assistance as they pursue their education at an accredited, not-for-profit college, university or vocational/technical school. Students must reside in the state of Wisconsin or receive care at one of the Wisconsin Hemophilia Treatment Centers. https://glhf.org/what-we-do/scholarships/
Amount: $3000 Deadline: 3/15/19
NIADA Foundation Regional Scholarships
The NIADA Foundation proudly sponsors four young men or women each year who have displayed outstanding abilities in education. These students will each receive a $3,500 scholarship to the college or university of their choice. An essay will also be required as part of the application: https://www.niada.com/foundation_scholarship.php
Amount: $3,500 Deadline: 3/18/19
Ongoing Grant Opportunities
• Pell Grant up to: $6,095. https://www2.ed.gov/programs/fpg/index.html
• Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) up to: $4,000.
• Teacher Ed. Assistance for College/Higher Ed. (TEACH) up to: $4,000
• Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant up to: 6,095 (cannot exceed cost of schooling)
• Wisconsin Higher Education Grant (WHEG) Up to $1,084 per year for Wisconsin residents for up to 10 semesters. Must be enrolled at least half time. Based on financial need.
• Wisconsin Hearing and Visually Handicapped Student Grant Undergraduate study grants for Wisconsin residents who are legally deaf or blind and show financial need. The maximum grant is $1,800 per year for up to 10 semesters. http://www.heab.state.wi.us/faq/handicapped.html
• Minority Undergraduate Student Retention Grant Up to $2,500 per year for up to 8 semesters. Based on financial need. Must be a second-year student of a two-year program and enrolled at least half time at a WTCS college. Must be a member of a racial minority (Black, Hispanic, American Indian, or student from Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam). http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html#MURG
• Indian Student Assistance Grant Up to $1,100 per year for Wisconsin residents who are at least one quarter Native American and enrolled in degree programs. Based on financial need. 10-semester eligibility.
• Lawton Grant; reserved for minorities. Students receive up to $2,500 per year, for up to 8 semesters, or a maximum total grant of $10,000. https://financialaid.wisc.edu/types-of-aid/grants/lawton/
• Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for students enrolled in undergraduate programs, pursuing aerospace science degrees. The funding applies to diverse academic majors like physics, chemistry, biology, economics, business, and art. Up to $1,500, per academic year. https://spacegrant.carthage.edu/
• Wisconsin National Guard Tuition Program: Must be a member of the Wisconsin National Guard. Must be working towards a Baccalaureate degree. The award can be renewed for up to 8 semesters
• Wisconsin Tuition Grant Must be enrolled at private educational institutions. The awards are distributed based on financial need, and available funding. http://heab.state.wi.us/programs.html#WG
• Wisconsin Talent Incentive Program Grants (TIP) TIP grant aids low-income and disadvantaged Wisconsin students to help reduce the student’s amount of loan, work-study, or unmet need. $600 to $1,800 initial award for Wisconsin residents, minimum $250 award, renewable up to 10 semesters.
o Students must be attending at least part time.
o Students must be a first-time freshman.
o Students must be attending a public or private Wisconsin college or university.
o A student must meet one criteria from Group A based on financial need and one criteria from Group B based on nontraditional/ disadvantaged circumstances.The TIP grant can be renewed for up to ten semesters of enrollment and must be used within six years of enrollment at a public, private, or technical college or university in Wisconsin. First-come, first-serve basis.