A scholarship is a monetary award that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are a great way to help subsidize the costs associated with attending college.
Foundation Scholarships (applications due February 15)
Through the UW-La Crosse Foundation, UW-La Crosse is able to award over $500,000 in scholarship money each year. Not only are scholarships available to entering freshmen students, but also to continuing UW-La Crosse students. All scholarship applications through the Foundation are due February 15.
For a listing of available Foundation scholarships and application information, please visit the Foundation Scholarship website.
If you experience any issues logging in or applying for Foundation Scholarships, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.
Freshman Scholarships through the Admissions Office
In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, UW-La Crosse awards more than 400 merit-based scholarships to incoming students each year through a competitive scholarship awarding process.
What is the Merit-Based Scholarship Process?
Incoming freshmen students who are admitted by our priority application date of February 1 will be considered for incoming freshmen merit-based scholarships. There is no separate application to apply.
What is considered in the scholarship process?
As a student completes the application for admission, please note that high school course rigor, ACT/SAT test scores, class rank and grade point average, and the college application statement are among criteria that will be reviewed for scholarship purposes. Incoming freshman scholarships are highly competitive. Typical scholarship recipients score a 29 or higher on the ACT and are in the top 8% of their high school class.
When will I hear if I've been awarded a merit based scholarship?
Scholarship award notices will be mailed beginning in the late fall and continue through spring.
The Eagle Apprentice Program offers 50 first- and second-year students an engaging educational experience while providing faculty members with assistance in areas such as student-faculty research, instructional assistance, and computing support. Financial support for the Eagle Apprentices includes a $1,000 grant in their first year and $2,000 in their second year. Eligible students are selected by the Admissions Office and no application is required.
Additional Scholarship Information & Resources
The Financial Aid Office web page offers essay writing tips, recommends scholarship search engines, and lists external scholarship opportunities.