Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit or some other criteria. Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Therefore, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Campus foundations, local businesses, and other sources provide scholarships for students at the University. No repayment of scholarships is required.

Contact your high school counselor and/or the Student Affairs Office for scholarship information.

University Foundation Scholarships

The University Foundation of UW-Marshfield/Wood County offers merit, non-merit and need-based scholarships to new, continuing and transfer students who have demonstrated qualities of excellence in academics and community service or who have financial need. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the University Foundation awarded scholarships totaling about $40,500.

University Foundation scholarships are funded through the generosity of local individuals, business and foundations.

 UW-Marshfield/Wood County Foundation Scholarship application

Send completed Scholarship Application by March 15 to:

Student Affairs Office
UW-Marshfield/Wood County
2000 W. 5th St.
Marshfield, WI 54449

If required, also submit an essay, letter of recommendation and high school transcripts.

Special University Scholarship Listing

Special University Foundation Scholarships (with specific criteria and/or requirements) See the scholarship application for additional scholarships.

Special Scholarship Listing
Name of Special Scholarship Amount Who's Eligible
Ken and Ardyce Heiting Scholarship $1,000 New freshman
Preference given to students with disabilities
Jean A. Bitner Memorial Scholarship $1,000
Non-traditional student with at least 20 credits earned, GPA of 2.35+.
The recipient must be a declared education major with a preference given to those who have expressed an interest in special education.
Or a need based student who wants to do a Study Abroad program.
Dental Clinic of Marshfield Two $1,000 scholarships New freshman, transfer or continuing student. Must have graduated from a Marshfield High School.
Inclusive Excellence Scholarship $1,000 Student must be an under represented (ethnic minority) student in good academic standing.
Molly Alexandar Allard Scholarship $1,000 Nursing Major admitted to a nursing program
Patrice Ptacek Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Continuing student who is a Sophomore. Must be interested in serving others, preference given to a liberal arts major.
Woman of the Future Scholarship $1,000 Full-time female student entering the sophomore year who is majoring in something other than nursing.
Norbert E. & Phyllis J. Koopman Family Scholarship $1,000 Current student who has completed three full-time (12+ credit) semesters. Student must have participated in a varsity sport and other student activities. Scholarship will be awarded in the student's 4th semester.
Neil Sokolowski Journalism Scholarship $1,000 Continuing student who is a sophomore and is a journalism, English or communications major.
Communications Scholarship $1000 Student must be a communications major preferably transferring to UW Stevens Point.
Music Scholarshp $500 Requires an audition and a preliminary written placement test. The students applying for this scholarship will be contacted by Richard Brunson, Assistant Professor Of Music to schedule the audition and test.
Kohls Scholarships Variable New freshman or continuing student. Must major in the health care field. Scholarship can be renewed.
Jewell Scholarship Variable New freshman or continuing student. Student must be a graduate of a Marshfield High school and majoring in business or economics.
 Clarence W. Mitten, Jr. Trust Scholarship  $1000  Student must be a sophomore involved in student leadership or activities and have at least a GPA of 2.75.
Marshfield Noon Rotary $750 Full-time student involved in community activities with leadership skills. GPA of 3.0+
Ted Trierweiler Memorial Scholarship $1000 Sophomore who is an engineering major or majoring in the medical field.
Need Based Scholarship Varies Student must have completed the FAFSA and include an essay why student is applying.
Adult Student Scholarship Varies Student must be at least 22 or older. Can be full or part time.

External Funding Sources

Marshfield Area Community Foundation has grants and scholarships available: check out their website:

Altrusa International of Marshfield Scholarship: this scholarship is for non-traditional students. The applicant must be a resident of the Marshfield area and live within a 30 mile radius of Marshfield. The application can be found in the Student Affairs office or here.  The deadline to submit your application is Friday, March 27, 2015.

Mary Hall Scholarship: This scholarship is for women who have returned to school after a break in their education. The application can be found here or in Student Affairs. The deadline to submit your application is April 10, 2015.

Wisconsin Alumni Association Scholarship: Students must be accepted at UW Madison for the Fall 2015 semester. They must show financial need and submit two letters of recommendations. The application can be found here or in Student Affairs. The deadline is March 31, 2015.

Wisconsin Lab Association Scholarship: Applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum that will enable them to pursue a career in a non-medical laboratory related field and have a 3.0 or higher GPA. The application can be found here or in Student Affairs. The deadline is May 1, 2015.

Great Lakes National Scholarship Program: Applicants must be in a STEM related major such as math, natural or physical science, biology, engineering or computer informations. Applicant must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and be a full time student. The Deadline is April 6, 2015 but applications are limited to the first 20,000 so apply now. The application and additional information can be found here.

Sunrise Rotary New Horizons Scholarship: Applicants must be 25 or older. Primary focus will be based on financial need, service to community and educational merit. The deadline is April 1, 2015. Applications can be here and in Student Affairs.

UW Oshkosh Transfer scholarship: Student must have a GPA of 3.3 or better and transferring to UW Oshkosh. Application can be found in Student Affairs. Deadline is April 1, 2015.

 Department of Education Scholarship resource guide.

State of Wisconsin Educational Board: Check here for Wisconsin grants and loans available to Wisconsin students.

Military Scholarshps: National Resource Directory. Scholarships are available for Veterans and their families.

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