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). Scholarships for students at the University are supported by private donors, local businesses, and the annual fundraising event, Corks & Forks. No repayment of scholarships is required. 

Scholarships may be awarded to: 

  • New incoming freshmen
  • New incoming transfer students
  • Returning adult students, age 22 or older
  • Continuing students

    Departing students should review and participate in the scholarship application process with their transfer school. Departing students can also search local community foundations for transfer scholarship opportunities.

    UWO–Fond du Lac Foundation Scholarships

    Students must be admitted to the UW Oshkosh, Fond du Lac campus to be eligible for scholarships through the UWO–Fond du Lac Foundation. If you are not currently a student, we encourage you to apply to the Fond du Lac campus of UW Oshkosh today.

    UWO-Fond du Lac Foundation Late Registrant Scholarship Application is now closed.
    This application will re-open in spring 2024. Questions? Email

    Berger Book Grant

    The Berger Book Grant provides financial assistance to UWO–Fond du Lac students who might otherwise have difficulty purchasing needed books and academic supplies. This program is made possible through the generous gifts made in memory of Joseph S. Berger, Jr. and his father Joseph S. Berger, Sr., who together were instrumental in the establishment of the Fond du Lac campus in 1963.

    The application for the Berger Book Grant for the fall 2023 semester is now closed.


    Fond du Lac Area Foundation Scholarship

    The Fond du Lac Area Foundation has several scholarships available for adult college students from our area, though these awards currently have no applicants. All are applicable via our scholarship portal, and their common application due date will be Saturday, April 15th

    The following awards are all intended for Fond du Lac County residents and all apply to those pursuing two-year AND four-year degrees:

    • The AAUW Re-Entry Scholarship – at least $1,000; for women who have been out of mainstream education for at least two years; may also be residents of Dodge or Winnebago County.
    • The Donald P. & Marjorie W. Cummins Re-Entry Scholarship – at least $500; for any adult who has returned to college and is at least 28 years old.
    • The SIGMA Scholarship – at least $500; for women who are not being claimed as dependents for tax purposes; 2.5 minimum GPA; enrolling for 9 credits in the upcoming semester.


    Other Scholarships

    These scholarships are not managed by UWO-Fond du Lac Foundation but by the organization that sponsors the scholarship. Please contact that organization with any questions.

    For more information about scholarships at the Fond du Lac campus, be sure to talk to your high school guidance counselor or contact the Student Affairs Solution Center at

    UWO Scholarship Database: Academic Works 

    Academic Works is the hub for all scholarships offered by the Oshkosh campus and the UW Oshkosh Foundation. A limited number of these scholarships are available for Fond du Lac campus students, which can be found by filtering the database. Follow the detailed instructions below to find scholarships you may be eligible for through Academic Works.

    Step 1 | Sign up with your uwosh email address and create a password.

    Step 2 | In the upper-right corner, click “Show Filters”

    Step 3 | When the filter window opens up, do not search by keyword. Instead, scroll through the list of scopes and select “Fond du Lac Campus.”

    Step 4 | Review the list of filtered scholarship opportunities to see if you fit the criteria of any available scholarships.

    If you have any questions related to the Academic Works scholarship database, contact

    University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
    Fond du Lac Campus
    400 University Dr
    Fond du Lac, WI 54935
    (920) 929-1100