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.
Download a UW-Richland Scholarship Application form below, or contact your high school counselor and/or the UW-Richland Student Affairs Office for scholarship information or to request an application.
The UW-Richland Scholarship Program
The Richland County Campus Foundation administers the UW-Richland Scholarship Program, which awards annually approximately $130,000. Awards are granted to qualified freshman, sophomore, and transferring students. UW-Richland BAAS students are eligible to apply for UW-Richland Scholarship Program awards; they are considered continuing students. Scholarships recognize academic achievement, the primary criterion upon which selections are based. The Scholarship Committee also looks for well-defined and clear goals.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for a scholarship, you must have on file at UW-Richland an application for admission and supporting documents (high school & college transcripts, ACT/SAT scores).
- Take time with & give careful thought to your application.
- Be neat & accurate. Your essay must be typed. Your application should be neatly hand written.
- Use correct spelling & sentence structure.
- Don't be modest. Include all important facets of your academic, school & community life. Clearly define and present well your objectives:
Why are you going to college?
What do you plan to do after college?
Why are you a good candidate?
Submit your application by the MARCH 1 deadline.
Remember… to be considered for scholarships you must have applied for admission to UW-Richland. To obtain a UW-Richland Scholarship Application, contact the UW-Richland Office of Student Affairs by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (608) 647-6186, Extention 264. Or download a Scholarship Application form. Mail your completed application by MARCH 1 to:
Office of Student Affairs
1200 Highway 14 West
Richland Center, WI 53581-1316
Students who have earned more than 60 credits may not be eligible for continuing student scholarships because most will have completed their AA&S degree at that point. Transferring Student Scholarships are offered through the UW-Richland Scholarship Program.
With the exception of transferring student scholarships, scholarships awarded through the UW-Richland Foundation are intended for use only on the UW-Richland campus. Amounts indicated may vary and should be considered approximate. Additional scholarships may become available and some listed may be discontinued.
A "B" average is generally the minimum requirement. Scholarship awards for art, music and theatre may be determined by audition or portfolio presentation. Clearly defined goals, rather than past academic performance, will be given consideration when awarding some scholarships for returning adults. Eligibility for transfer scholarships is restricted to students transferring from UW-Richland after their sophomore year.
New freshmen are generally presented their awards at their spring high school awards ceremonies. Transferring scholarship recipients are presented their awards during the Graduation/Awards Night program in May. Continuing student scholarship recipients are notified by mail and included in public events recognizing their achievements. Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in a Donor-Recipient Reception held in the fall.
See a list of awards. These scholarships are expected to be available for 2015-2016 . As some new awards may be created each year and others may be discontinued, the list is subject to change. Scholarship awards generally range in value from $100 - full-tuition (WI resident figures).