Select Page

Freshmen Scholarships

UW Oshkosh highly values students who have achieved outstanding academic and leadership success. Scholarships are one way the University recognizes high achievement.

Please note that for several scholarship opportunities, your application statement for admission into the University will function as your scholarship statement unless otherwise noted by the specific scholarship for which you are applying.


Searching and Applying for Scholarships

To view and apply for UWO scholarships, you will use our scholarship award system, which is called Academic Works. Students must be admitted to the University to apply for scholarships, but may browse scholarships at any point in the admissions process.

Academic Works is the main scholarship database for the University and includes all scholarships for both new and continuing students.

Instructions for Signing In to Academic Works:

  1. Visit
  2. If you are a new user: select “Sign Up” in the upper right corner. (If returning, select “Sign In.”)
    Academic Works Sign In
  3. You must use the email address you provided on your application for admission to sign up for your account. (Incoming freshmen who have paid their $100 tuition deposit and current UW Oshkosh students must use their email account.)

Once you have created an account, you will be able to apply for scholarships. You must be admitted to the University in order to apply for scholarships.

Most scholarships have a deadline of Feb. 2, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. CST for incoming fall 2018 freshmen, unless otherwise noted.

You must be admitted to the University in order to apply for scholarships. 


Students planning to attend UWO may be eligible for scholarships like:

UW Oshkosh Enhanced Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship

Students who have been named by their Wisconsin high school as the Academic Excellence Scholar are eligible to apply for the UW Oshkosh enhanced award. (See your high school counselor to find out about the designation. Generally, students are notified following the 7th semester. Alternates are not eligible for this UWO scholarship.)

There are multiple awards and two levels of scholarship. Each level of award is in addition to the State of Wisconsin annual award of $2,250 for tuition.

Level 1: (10 AwardsThis scholarship is worth $7,350 per year!

  • $2,000 tuition remission
  • 50% remission of standard room and board (double room/15-meal plan; must live on campus to receive this benefit)
  • $400 book allowance
  • $1,500 on-campus work opportunity

Level 2: (5 Awards)

  • $2,000 tuition remission
  • $1,500 on-campus work opportunity

All awards are renewable through four years, provided the student meets academic guidelines established by the State of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Academic Excellence Award, including a minimum UW Oshkosh GPA of 3.0 and minimum of 24 credits earned annually.

To apply and be eligible, students must:

  • Submit a copy of their high school nomination letter to the UWO Admissions Office. The State of Wisconsin will verify the nomination.
  • Enroll at UWO during the fall term immediately following high school graduation
  • Submit the UWO application via Academic Works for the Enhanced Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars award
UW Oshkosh National Merit Finalist Scholarship

Students who qualify as a National Merit Finalist may receive a full-ride to UW Oshkosh, which includes: full cost of resident tuition, standard room/board and an $800 book allowance for eight semesters. (Nonresident students who qualify for Titan National Scholars may combine both awards to cover full tuition charges.) This scholarship is valued at more than $15,000 per year! No scholarship application is necessary. Contact for more information.

Titan National Scholars

Nonresident students may be eligible to receive the low-cost, Wisconsin in-state tuition rate, which is up to $7,500 per year, through our Titan National Scholar award. Click here for specific program details and eligibility requirements.


If you have questions regarding scholarship opportunities for incoming students, please contact our admissions office scholarship coordinator,  Justin Stigler, at

For questions related to other scholarship opportunities, contact

For questions related to the technical functionality of Academic Works, please email 

UW Oshkosh Admissions
800 Algoma Boulevard
135 Dempsey Hall
Oshkosh, WI 54901


Hours of Operation:
M-F 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Follow uwoshkosh on Snapchat!