Scholarship Resource Center

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What is the Scholarshp Resource Center?

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?

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?

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

Where do I start?

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?

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?

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?

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?

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.