Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts of money that do not need to be repaid, provided the enrollment period is completed. Scholarship donors determine the individual criteria of the award(s), which may include financial need, merits and talents.

Scholarships count toward students’ overall financial resources. Federal regulations require scholarships be considered when calculating student’s financial aid award and eligibility. Therefore, scholarships may potentially reduce federal loans and/or work study amounts.

The UW Oshkosh Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence (ASIE) provides scholarship information as a courtesy. Outside of maintaining our website, the ASIE does not promote, validate or maintain the websites listed below. URL addresses and website contents frequently change and may become inaccessible without notice. A website appearing on this list does not imply that UW Oshkosh nor ASIE agree with the material contained on the websites.

Most of these scholarships can be found on Academic Works

Disability Scholarships

Colleen Gibbons Daugherty Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Colleen Gibbons Daugherty ’06. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have been admitted, or have applied for spring admission, to the traditional BSN program within the College of Nursing. Preference will be given to (1) an applicant who faces a chronic health condition and then (2) a single parent who has worked their way through school. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Robert T. Nash Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Robert T. Nash, founder and director of Project Success from 1979 to 1998. Applicant must be enrolled full-time at UW Oshkosh. Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac campus students are eligible. Undergraduate students must have between 45 and 85 credits completed and must have a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. Graduate students must have a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. Applicant must be a member in good standing of Project Success. Preference will be given to students who have taken additional simultaneous multisensory coursework and who have given back to the Project Success program through paid and volunteer experiences. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need based on the FAFSA. This award will be split evenly between the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. If the recipient is not enrolled in the spring semester, the second installment will be forfeited.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Tracy A. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of nursing alumna Tracy A. Lloyd ’08. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in the traditional BSN program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a non-traditional (age 25 or older) student. Preferred criteria in descending order of importance: 1) Preference will be given to a student facing a chronic illness; 2) Preference will be given to a student with children. 3) If there are multiple candidates who meet the above criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best academic credentials. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Zeeh Family Scholarship

The Zeeh Family created this scholarship so that students could benefit from the Project Success Program as their family has. Applicant must be admitted as an incoming freshman or transfer student to the Project Success program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have financial need based on a statement. Recipient must enroll in Project Success’s six credit Summer 2021 program that prepares students for a successful first-year college experience in order to receive the award. Previous recipients are not eligible for a subsequent award.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Female and Non-Traditional Scholarships

AAUW Scholarship

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) is an annual leadership conference put on by the American Association of University Women (AAUW). AAUW Oshkosh and the UWO Women’s Center fund one student each year to attend the annual AAUW conference. More information will be sent to students via email from the Women’s Center.

The following are the requirements for the scholarship:

  • Students must be returning to UW Oshkosh the following semester after the conference so they are able to use the skills learned to further their student leadership
  • Minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • A commitment to advancing women’s rights via community service, research, or activism more broadly defined
  • A commitment to attend the NCCWSL conference and active participation in the leadership planning committee
  • Prior to application, applicants must become an affiliate member of the AAUW. Affiliate membership is free to UW Oshkosh students; see aauw.org/membership for more information.
Irene L. Blanchette Nursing Award

This scholarship was established by Annette Blanchette ‘60 in honor of her mother, who was unable to realize her dream of becoming a nurse. The purpose of the award is to help provide other women the opportunity her mother never had. Applicant must be a female, non-traditional student (25 or older) admitted to the College of Nursing’s traditional BSNprogram at the Oshkosh campus. Financial need will be considered based on a statement. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Joann Kindt Art Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Joann Kindt, who taught at UW Oshkosh for nearly 25 years. Applicant must be enrolled at the Oshkosh campus and must be pursuing a BFAdegree in a studio fine art area or art education. Applicant must be at least 25 years old. Preference will be given to female students. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Leona and Jerry Dempsey Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Leona and Jerry Dempsey upon Dr. Leona Dempsey’s retirement after 15 years as an associate professor primarily teaching mental health nursing for the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing. Applicant must be enrolled in the traditional BSN program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a female, non-traditional (age 25 or older) student with sophomore or junior standing. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or a legal immigrant with a green card. Applicant must have filed the FAFSA and must not be the recipient of any other scholarship or any form of grant. Applicant may qualify or be the recipient of privately obtained or federal or state loans, subsidized or non-subsidized. This award will be split evenly between the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. If the recipient is not enrolled in the spring semester, the second installment will be forfeited.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Marjorie Kundiger Scholarship

This scholarship was established by alumna Marjorie Kundiger ’68, ’70. Applicant must be a part- or full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be female and over the age of 40. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Minority Scholarships

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (Lawton Grant)

Full-time minority students are eligible for up to $4,000 per academic year and a maximum of $16,000.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Student Achievement Services.

LGBTQ+ Scholarship

Students must identify as LGBTQ+ and are either 1) enrolled at UW Oshkosh and are in good academic standing, with at least one semester remaining before graduation, or 2) enrolled in a public or private high school scheduled to graduate in the spring. Applications, including letters of reference, are due in November of each year.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Single Parent and Veteran Scholarships

Rita M. Barta Memorial Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in memory of her mother, Rita Barta. Applicant must be admitted to or currently enrolled as a graduate nursing student at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a single parent. Preference will be given to applicants who have served in the military or whose parent has served in the military. However, others are encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must demonstrate financial need based on a statement. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Rita M. Barta Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 by Colonel Jane C. Vesel in memory of her mother, Rita Barta. Applicant must be admitted to or currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be pursing a BSN degree. Applicant must be a single parent. Preference will be given to applicants who have served in the military or whose parent has served in the military. However, others are encouraged to apply. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must have financial need based on the FAFSA. Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Student-Parent or Caregiver Scholarships

Carla Roberts Special Education Teaching Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Carla Roberts ’08 to pay forward the scholarships she received as a student at UW Oshkosh. Applicant must be an undergraduate special education major enrolled in at least six credits at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements and been admitted, or have applied for fall admission, to the Teacher Education Program. Applicant must be a single parent with physical placement of his or her children at least 40 percent of the time. Applicant must demonstrate financial need, as documented by the FAFSA. Students graduating in the current academic year are not eligible to apply.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Colleen Gibbons Daugherty Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Colleen Gibbons Daugherty ’06. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have been admitted, or have applied for spring admission, to the traditional BSN program within the College of Nursing. Preference will be given to (1) an applicant who faces a chronic health condition and then (2) a single parent who has worked their way through school. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Dr. Michael P. Ford Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Michael P. Ford ’83, UW Oshkosh faculty member and Associate Dean of the College of Education and Human Services. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements and been admitted, or have applied for fall admission, to the Teacher Education Program. Applicant must be majoring in Elementary Education. Applicant must be a single parent with physical custody of one or more minor children. Applicant must show potential for becoming a good educator and must have financial need, as demonstrated by a personal statement. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Helen Shure Nursing Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Helen (Van Wyk) Shure, a native of Appleton and a former registered nurse. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be pursuing a BSN degree. Applicant must be a single mother and must have financial need based on the FAFSA. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Linda Knapp McCreery Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Linda Knapp McCreery, who worked in the UW Oshkosh Financial Aid and Academic Advising Departments. Applicant must enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a single parent. Applicant must have completed at least 45 credits. This includes all college-level credits: CLEP, CAPP, retro, transfer, etc. Previous recipients are eligible to apply for the award. The recipient will agree that failure to complete the intended class work for the award semester will negate future awards without re-applying and fully explaining the circumstances causing failure to accomplish award criteria. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

MBA - Executive Single Parents Scholarship

The College of Business MBA – Executive Program offers scholarships to graduate students who are single parents with at least one dependent child under the age of 18. Applicant must be admitted to or enrolled at least part-time in the MBA – Executive Program and must apply for the scholarship prior to opening residency. Students who are eligible for employer or government tuition benefits that are equal to or greater than $39,500 over the course of their program are not eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will be applied beginning in spring 2021. Recipients must be enrolled full-time to receive the scholarship. The lockstep, accelerated nature of the 16-month Executive Path MBA Program, as well as its modular format, may create uneven posting of credits to the student transcript. Students enrolled in the EMBA will be considered to be full-time students regardless of the number of credits posting to their transcript in a given semester.

Students are also eligible to receive other MBA – Executive scholarships (e.g., Multi-Student scholarships, Road Warrior, Single Parent, Veterans.) However, the maximum amount of support across all MBA – Executive scholarships may not exceed $20,000 throughout their program. Students are also eligible to receive additional scholarships offered through the UW Oshkosh Foundation or other organizations. UW System employees are eligible for MBA – Executive scholarships.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Tracy A. Lloyd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of nursing alumna Tracy A. Lloyd ’08. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in the traditional BSN program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must be a non-traditional (age 25 or older) student. Preferred criteria in descending order of importance: 1) Preference will be given to a student facing a chronic illness; 2) Preference will be given to a student with children. 3) If there are multiple candidates who meet the above criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to the student with the best academic credentials. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

TRIO Student Support Services Scholarships

TRIO Student Support Services Scholarship

Students must be participants of TRIO Student Support Services (SSS).

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit TRIO Student Support Services.

Veteran Scholarships

40 & 8 Voiture 751 Winnebago County Scholarship

The 40 & 8 Voiture 751 Winnebago County Scholarship was established by a local independent fraternal organization of American veterans. Applicant must be a UW Oshkosh traditional BSN nursing student enrolled full-time at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have at least sophomore standing at the time of application. Preference will be given to students who are currently enlisted in any branch of the military, were previously enlisted in any branch of the military or who have an immediate family member who is currently or was previously enlisted in any branch of the military.
Recipient must attend the Nurses Training Dinner generally held in September to receive their scholarship payment. The award may be renewed by the 40 & 8 for a second year, if funding is available and if the recipient remains in good standing and enrolled in the College of Nursing.

To apply for this award, download the scholarship application by clicking the “visit” button below. Scholarship applications must be submitted directly to James Hoyman. For more information or to submit your application, please email James at hcsle720@gmail.com and include “scholarship application submission” in the subject line.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Inez and Louis Chicquette Scholarship

This scholarship was established in honor of Inez and Louis Chicquette, lifelong supporters of public education in the state of Wisconsin. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate enrolled in the special and early childhood education program at the Oshkosh campus. Applicant must have met Gateway I requirements and been admitted, or have applied for fall admission, to the Teacher Education Program. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement and must be in good standing with the department of special and early childhood education. Preference will be given to applicants with a major in special education. Special consideration will be given to an applicant who has served in the military or has had a family member serve within the last 10 years. Financial need based on an essay may be considered, but will not be the deciding factor in selection. This award will be paid out in fall 2021.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

MBA - Executive Veterans Scholarship

The College of Business MBA – Executive Program offers scholarships to graduate students who are currently serving or honorably discharged veterans of the United States military (any branch). Applicants must that have exhausted or not be eligible to receive veteran’s education benefits. Applicant must be admitted to the MBA – Executive Program and must apply for the scholarship prior to opening residency. Students who are eligible for employer or government tuition benefits that are equal to or greater than $39,500 over the course of their program are not eligible to receive this scholarship. This scholarship will be applied beginning in spring 2021. Recipients must be enrolled full-time to receive the scholarship. The lockstep, accelerated nature of the 16-month Executive Path MBA Program, as well as its modular format, may create uneven posting of credits to the student transcript. Students enrolled in the EMBA will be considered to be full-time students regardless of the number of credits posting to their transcript in a given semester.
Students are also eligible to receive other MBA – Executive scholarships (e.g., Multi-Student scholarships, Road Warrior, Single Parent, Veterans.) However, the maximum amount of support across all MBA – Executive scholarships may not exceed $20,000 throughout their program. Students are also eligible to receive additional scholarships offered through the UW Oshkosh Foundation or other organizations. UW System employees are eligible for MBA – Executive scholarships.

For more information about this scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.