Scholarship Resource Center

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What is the Scholarshp Resource Center? expanding section

The Scholarship Resource Center (SRC) is a resource for students who are focused on finding alternative funding for their education. The SRC is committed to helping students locate scholarships, grants and cash awards that fit their unique qualifications, educate them on submitting high quality applications and ultimately, see them further their education by receiving funds to fund that education.

What are the UWL Foundation Scholarships? expanding section

The University of Wisconsin Foundation was created in 1967. The Foundation raises funds, administers, and disburses dollars to support programs and activities futhering the mission of the university. The UWL Foundation Scholarships are open from October 1, 2017 until February 1, 2018. These scholarships are awarded in the spring semester and will be applied to the student account for the 2018-19 aid year.

Where is the Scholarship Resource Center located? expanding section

The Scholarship Resource Center is located within the Financial Aid Office at 215 Graff Main Hall. Call 608-785-8604 to schedule an appointment or email the SRC at uwlscholarships@uwlax.edu.

Where do I start? expanding section

You’ve already started by finding the Scholarship Resource Center. Search our External Scholarship Database and taking our Get Scholarcific Survey. Don’t forget to apply for the UWL Foundation Scholarships each year (October 1-February 1).

Already working on applications? Make an appointment with the SRC staff or stop in one of our workshop to get help editing!

What are the deadlines for scholarships? expanding section

UWL Foundation Scholarships are due by February 1, 2018 but external scholarships have deadlines throughout the year. Keep in mind that many scholarships are only awarded once a year, so missing a deadline can mean missing out until the next cycle. Applications submitted past the deadline are usually not considered.

What are some good tips for finding scholarships in my community? expanding section

Scholarships can be found through churches, high schools, private organizations and foundations in your community. You may want to be in direct contact with large companies in your area or your parent's employer. In some cases, you may not have to be directly associated with an organization to qualify for a scholarship.

What effect will outside scholarships have on my financial aid package? expanding section

If you have earned any outside scholarship funds, you are required to notify the financial aid office so the information can be used in calculating your award package. If the UWL has met 100 percent of your financial need and subsequently you receive an outside scholarship, one or more of your financial aid sources may need to be adjusted. Loan assistance is adjusted first, wherever possible.

I've been contacted by companies offering to help me find scholarships for a fee. Is it worth it? expanding section

Be wary of scholarship scams! If you have any doubts about a scholarship organization, avoid it. You should never have to pay for a scholarship. If you receive unsolicited offers to assist you in finding scholarships that seem too good to be true, they probably are.

Foundation Scholarships FAQ

Who can apply? expanding section

Students who will be enrolled at UW-La Crosse for the 2018-2019 academic year are eligible to apply for scholarships.

How do I sign-in? expanding section

All admitted/enrolled students SIGN-IN to the system using your UWL EMAIL AND PASSWORD. Do not include @uwlax.edu as part of your username.

If you are an incoming freshman or transfer student, you must activate UWL NetID/Email account before signing into the scholarship system. Activate your UWL account at https://www.uwlax.edu/info/password-reset/.

I am a sophomore; do I apply for scholarships that reference "sophomore" in the criteria? expanding section

You must apply for scholarships based on what your class level will be for the 2018-19 academic year. For example, if you are currently a 1st year or freshman student, you must apply for scholarships available to sophomores (2nd year). If you are currently a 3rd year or junior student, you must apply for scholarships available to seniors (4th or 5th year).

How do I search for UWL scholarships? expanding section

You must first update or complete the general application before searching or applying for other specific scholarships. “Our” scholarships are those funded through the UWL Foundation.

Use the search tab to search for UWL Foundation scholarships. Use broad keywords such as theat (to search for theatre or theater scholarships), phy or exercise (to search for physical education, physical therapy or other ESS scholarships). Incoming freshmen or 1st year students should use the keyword (fresh) to search for all awards related to freshman or freshmen.

How do I upload a transcript? expanding section

Continuing students must upload a current UWL transcript. You can access an unofficial transcript via WINGS, My Academics, View my Unofficial Transcript, save to your computer and then upload to your scholarship application.

Incoming freshman must contact their guidance counselor for an unofficial transcript and upload with the application. Scan the transcript and save as a pdf and upload, or simply upload if you received the transcript via email. The scholarship system is not able to access the transcript submitted to the Admissions Office.

How will I know if I am a scholarship recipient? expanding section

Scholarship recipients will be notified by email in April.