The following resources provide important academic, financial and student life information for current COLS students.
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.
Liberal Arts Scholarship
The College of Letters and Science is pleased to announce the Annual Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition for Undergraduate Students, sponsored by the four colleges and Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
The purpose of this scholarship contest is to encourage students to think about the significance of the liberal arts. The winner of the competition will be the person who makes the best cases for his or her views about the topic, no matter what they may be. The judges will consider the following qualities of the submissions:
- the originality of the ideas presented
- the organizational structure of the essay
- the quality of the writing
Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may which to check the liberal education learning outcomes at http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm. Some of these outcomes may help inform your understanding of the larger framework of liberal education.
- Two local winners will receive a $1000 scholarship. One will be chosen from the COLS student entries and the other will be chosen from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Nursing and Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement student entries.
- Recognition at the University’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony