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Deadlines for scholarship applications vary! Check them early and plan ahead!

Scholarships through UWL

Currently, the Foundation has five scholarships specifically aimed at women and/or WGSS students. The scholarship application form is available at the UWL Foundation Office or online ( The five scholarships are:

"Toward Self-Reliance" OCW Jean L. Foss and Norene A. Smith Non-Traditional Students"AVANT AwardMarilyn Ondall" PEO Chapter Memorial Award
DEADLINE:  On or before Feb. 15th

Don't forget to talk to our Financial Aid office:  /finaid/

Self Sufficiency Program

Andrea Hansen

Scholarships outside UWL

Wisconsin Women Equals Prosperity! lists scholarships as well as job opportunities and internships

Graduate scholarships in women-related fields: Our national organization, NWSA, sponsors several scholarships for those of you going on to grad school in women's studies-related areas.  See or more information.

Coulee Region Professional Women's new Scholarship!

Wisconsin Women in Government Scholarships

The Point Foundation funds scholarships for LGBT students. This is another national source.

The PFund (Philanthrofund) of Minneapolis also funds LGBT students. Awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 and the application is online at

Here's a great list of LGBT

Web-based search engines:

The Metropolitan State College of Denver's Institute for Women's Studies and Services maintains a very good list of national scholarships that you'll find interesting: This site provides some category searches

The College Board (they write the SAT exam) scholarship search engine: