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. Additional scholarships for our students are available through the Marshfield Area Community Foundation.

UW-M/WC 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 freshmen
New transfer students
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
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
Continuing Students
Transfer Students
Emilie H. Verch Memorial Scholarship Three $1,000 scholarships New freshman
Continuing Students
Transfer Students
Molly Alexandar Allard Scholarship $1,000 Nursing Major admitted to a nursing program
Patrice Ptacek Memorial Scholarship $1,000 Continuing student
Woman of the Future Scholarship $1,000 Full-time female student entering the sophomore year
Norbert E. & Phyllis J. Koopman Family Scholarship $1,000 Current student who has completed three full-time (12+ credit) semesters
Neil Sokolowski Journalism Scholarship $1,000 Continuing student
Kohls Scholarships Variable New freshmen
Continuing students
Jewell Scholarship Variable New freshmen
Continuing students
Marshfield Noon Rotary $750 Full-time student involved in community activities with leadership skills. GPA of 3.0+

External Funding Sources

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

The American Association of University Women Scholarship: This scholarship is for Non-traditional women at least 30 years old who lives in Wood County. They must be enrolled in at least 6 credits. The scholarship is for $700 and the deadline is November 1, 2014. The application can be found in Student Affairs. 

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