Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Applications

Applications Open December 1, 2017

 

How to Apply

New Users – Create Account

  • If you have never applied for a CFCWI scholarship, you will need to create a new account 

Returning Users - Log in to Your Account

  • If you have created an account and want to return your application, simply log back in to your account.

 

Before Accessing Each Application

  • You will need to complete the online Eligibility Quiz to help determine the scholarships for which you may be eligible to apply.
    The Eligibility Quiz is just a starting point – each scholarship has specific criteria that you must review to determine if you are a match.
  • PLAN AHEAD. The deadline for the majority of the scholarships is February 15th. 
  • Complete the FAFSA or FAFSA4caster, if required.
  • You will then complete and submit your application(s) online for review by the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin’s scholarship committee.

 

Required Supporting Materials

1. Letters of Recommendation

  • Most scholarships ask for no more two recommendations, though some may specify who they should be from. Follow the instructions on the application carefully.
  • Ask early. Ask in person. Once you have their approval to provide a recommendation, verify the email address they want to use.   You will be required to submit their name and email in the application.
  • The person(s) providing a recommendation will receive an email generated by our scholarship software when you submit your application. The email will provide a link for them to submit their letters electronically.

 

2. Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from FAFSA or FAFSA4caster

  • FAFSA: You will need your parent’s and/or your most recently filed tax records. FAFSA forms may now be submitted anytime after October 1. Complete the FAFSA as early as possible to allow for processing and not risk missing the scholarship deadline. After you file, you should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within three days to three weeks.
  • FAFSA4caster: You can get an estimate of your EFC by using the FAFSA4caster. Remember, though, it’s just an estimate and you will still need to file the FAFSA if you want to apply for Federal Student Aid.
  • IMPORTANT: Create a PDF document only of the page from the SAR that shows the EFC. File size restrictions apply, so please do not upload the entire SAR.

 

3. Transcript from your school Registrar

  • High School Students: Your transcript must include your senior year, fall semester grades.
  • College or Non-traditional Students: Submit your most recent college transcript, including the fall semester grades, if attended.

 

For questions or more information, contact the Community Foundation at (715) 342-4454 or email scholarships@cfcwi.org

 

 

List of Available Scholarships

ScholarshipApplication Form
Achievement Center- Huettig Memorial

This donor advised fund was opened in 2008 and offers a scholarship to a Portage County resident pursuing a degree in the field of special education. This scholarship will award up to $600 annually.

Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.
Barlow - Bill's Pizza Scholarship

This is a scholarship fund established by Barlow Enterprises for an employee of Bill's Pizza who is or will be attending a school of higher education. This scholarship will award up to $600 annually.

Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.
Behnke - Donn Behnke Scholarship

This scholarship is open to SPASH senior men who have been on the cross-country team and have been accepted to a College, University, or Technical College. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Debbie Callahan Arts

This fund will provide an annual scholarship to a student attending an arts school, or to a student pursuing an arts major. This scholarship will award to up $500 annually.
Cherek - William Cherek

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Rosholt High School who: plans to pursue an accounting degree and is a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, OR, plans to pursue an accounting degree and is not a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church, OR, is a member of St. Ladislaus Catholic Church and pursuing any field of study. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.

Recipients may re-apply for a second subsequent year.
Cherney - James R. Cherney

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior pursuing a degree in Special Education and who was also a varsity athlete. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.

Recipients may re-apply for the scholarship for up to four years.
C.O.L.L.E.G.E. Scholarship
(Creating Opportunity for Local Learners to Explore Greater Education)

Started in 2010 by the Community Foundation, this fund currently offers up to (4) $1000 scholarships to Portage County Residents who have shown community involvement / volunteerism and are seeking post-secondary degrees.

Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.

To learn more about the C.O.L.L.E.G.E. fund... Click Here
Community First Bank Scholarship

Through this Scholarship Fund, Community First Bank will award a total of a half million dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors of Pacelli, SPASH, and Rosholt High Schools, through 2034. Each student selected will receive up to a $1,000 scholarship. This scholarship is renewable for up to 4 years as long as criteria is met.

* NOTE: Rosholt High School seniors should apply through the Rosholt High School.
Cook Family Scholarship

This scholarship fund, established in 2006 by Jay and Linda Cook, will provide a scholarship each year to a graduating SPASH senior, who will be attending an accredited University. The applicant should illustrate a balance of academics and employment experiences. This scholarship will award up to $1000 annually.
Davies - Laura Davies Memorial

This scholarship was established in 1997. In 2005 it began to award to SPASH seniors who meet the scholarship application criteria and who spent their elementary years at McDill Elementary School. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.

To learn more about Laura... Click Here
Evenson - Heidi Evenson Memorial

This scholarship is open to SPASH senior women who have been a member of the Girl’s Gymnastic Team at any time between grades 9-12. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Fat Boy Golf

This scholarship is open to graduating seniors from SPASH and Pacelli who are members of the golf team and plan to attend a 4-year College, University or Technical College. There will be two (2) scholarship winners per year, unless fewer than two applications are received. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.

Coming soon...
Fournier - Elmer Fournier Memorial

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a SPASH graduate pursuing a business or public service degree from UWSP. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.

Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years.
Friedrich - Peter Friedrich Memorial

This scholarship was created in the spring of 2008 in the memory of Peter and will be awarded to a Portage County resident who meets the scholarship application criteria. A documented physical / learning disability is one of the criteria. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1500 annually.

To learn more about Peter... Click Here
Don Hamerski Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Don Hamerski, will be awarded to an applicant who is pursuing an education in agriculture ,farming or agriculture related business or trade and meets the application criteria. This scholarship will award up to $500
Iber Health Education Scholarship
(High School Seniors are not eligible to apply)

Persons eligible for this scholarship include residents of Portage County who are currently enrolled in graduate level, health-related studies at an accredited school. Undergraduate seniors accepted to an accredited graduate school, for health-related studies may also apply. Currently practicing healthcare professionals who are pursuing education for a specialized field are also encouraged to apply. Up to (3) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.

(Previous applicants are encouraged to apply)
Jenkins - Judge Robert Jenkins Memorial Scholarship

Honoring the late Judge Robert Jenkins, this fund provides scholarships to Portage County graduating high school students seeking post-secondary degrees in law, law enforcement, or natural resources. These were all passions of Judge Jenkins and the family is looking to help others pursue their dreams in these areas. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.

To learn more about Judge Jenkins… Click Here
Jensen - Win & Nora Jensen Scholarship

With a desire to give back to the people who helped to make their dental practice a success, the late Nora and Dr. Win Jensen established the Win and Nora Jensen Scholarship Fund. In addition to the family's involvement in Win's dental practice, steadfast faith in their church was a guiding influence in their daily lives. This scholarship is open to a Portage County resident who is attending a church affiliated and supported school of higher education. Four years is the maximum number of years for eligibility of this scholarship. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $500 each will be awarded annually.

Recipients may re-apply for the scholarship for up to four years.
Johnson - Fern M. Johnson Nursing

This was created for the purpose of providing an annual scholarship to a non-traditional Portage County resident who is a Sophomore, Junior or Senior in an accredited nursing program. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Katz - Bennett C. Katz

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduationg SPASH senior with financial need who plans to attend UWSP. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Klismith - Family Fund

The fund will award an annual scholarship to a Portage County graduating high school senior planning to major in accounting or paper science at UWSP. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.

Recipients may re-apply for the scholarship for up to four years.
Kocha - Jim Kocha Memorial

This scholarship fund was established in 2010 in memory of Jim Kocha. Jim taught Science for over 30 years at the junior high schools in Stevens Point. In order to qualify for this scholarship, you must be a graduating senior from the Stevens Point Area Public School District who plans to attend a 4-year College or University. This scholarship will award up to $2000 annually.
Kubisiak - Irene E. Kubisiak

The fund will offer an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school pursuing a degree in music performance or music education. This scholarship will award up to $800 annually.
MADA Custom Apparel

The fund will award scholarships to one male and one female graduating SPASH senior who participated in at least two varsity sports. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.
McDonald - Alton & Barbara McDonald

This scholarship fund will award an annual scholarship to a SPASH or Pacelli graduating senior or Portage County non-traditional student demonstrating a strong record of community service. Portage County college graduates entering the UW School of Veterinary Science are also encouraged to apply. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Norton - John & Jill Norton

This scholarship fund was established in 2006 by John & Jill Norton to provide a scholarship each year to a graduating SPASH senior who will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A scholarship with an award up to $1000 will be awarded annually.
Olson - Mike Olson Cross Country

This scholarship was established by students, parents and friends of Mike Olson in recognition of his long-term dedication to the SPASH Girls Cross-Country program. A scholarship will be offered to a graduating SPASH senior who was a member of the Girls Cross Country team for 3 years or more. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Phillips - Russell Phillips Scholarship

Provide a scholarship to a resident of Portage County pursuing a degree in agriculture, forestry or conservation at colleges or universities in Wisconsin. This scholarship will award up to $3500 annually.
Point Bock Run

This scholarship fund provides annual scholarships to Portage County graduating seniors (One Male / One Female) who participated in cross country and/or on the track team as a distance runner and are pursuing a post-secondary degree. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $500 each will be awarded annually.
Roman - George Roman Baseball

This scholarship is open to a SPASH senior member of the Varsity Baseball Team who has been accepted to a College, University or Technical College. This scholarship will award up to $1000 annually.
Schultz - Scott Schultz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2008 by the family and friends of Scott Schultz, a true community servant. At various times in his short life, he served on the county board, the school board, the community park board and many other community/university committees. He served as Mayor of Stevens Point for seven years in the 1990’s, then worked in the UWSP Alumni and Foundation offices, before becoming Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Portage County. With his sudden death at the age of 51, it was felt that a scholarship in his name to a worthy student who shared his sense of community service would be the most fitting tribute. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $500 each will be awarded annually (one to a SPASH student, the other to a Pacelli student).
Smith - Cheri Smith

In 2007, Cheri Smith celebrated 25 years in business as a successful real estate broker in Stevens Point. As a UWSP graduate in business and economics, she felt a scholarship was an important way to thank the community with a lasting gift to university students. Available to UWSP Juniors or Seniors in the School of Business and Economics. A student receiving this scholarship as a Junior may re-apply again as an incoming Senior. This scholarship will award up to $1000 annually.

A student receiving this scholarship as a junior may re-apply again as an incoming senior.
Sorenson - Dirk Sorenson Memorial

This scholarship is open to members of the SPASH wrestling team who plan to attend a College, University or Technical College. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
SPARTA - Stevens Point Area Retired Teachers Association

This scholarship is for any Portage County resident who plans to attends either UWSP or MSTC in the field of education. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
SPASH Girls Soccer Club

This scholarship fund will award a $500 scholarship annually to a SPASH graduating senior who participated on the SPASH Girls Soccer Team.
Thurmaier - Mary Thurmaier Foreign Language

This scholarship fund, established in 2007 by Mary Thurmaier and her children, provides a scholarship to a graduating SPASH Senior who will be attending an institute of higher education, and who has an academic background and continuing interest in foreign language. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Trzebiatowski - Joey Trzebiatowski Memorial Fund

An annual scholarship to be awarded to a Central Wisconsin graduating high school senior, current UWSP or UW-Madison student planning to study business at UWSP, UW-Madison or MSTC. Up to (4) scholarships with an award up to $500 each will be awarded annually.
Turner - Tim Turner

This fund was created to provide a scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school entering the medical field who is, above all else, a person of strong character, like the generous man for whom this fund is named. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Wandrey - John Wandrey Memorial

This scholarship was established in 2006 in memory of John Wandrey who served Portage County in various ways. John’s demonstrated philosophy was “you can’t just take from your community; you have to give something back”. This scholarship is available to a graduating Portage County student who is involved in their school and community and demonstrates service and leadership roles. This scholarship will award up to $500 annually.
Wanta - Ryan Wanta Memorial

The Ryan Wanta Memorial Scholarship Fund is available to Portage County residents who will be pursuing a degree in Child Care or Early Childhood Education. This scholarship awards up to $750 annually.

Recipients may re-apply in subsequent years and Non-Traditional students are encouraged to apply.

To learn more about Ryan... Click Here
Zimmerman - Peter C. Zimmerman Memorial

This scholarship is in memory of Peter Zimmerman and will award scholarships to Portage County residents pursuing a degree in education from UWSP. Up to (2) scholarships with an award up to $1000 each will be awarded annually.

Recipients are eligible to re-apply for up to (3) additional years.
Zurawski - Dan Zurawski Memorial

This scholarship is in memory of Dan Zurawski and will award an annual scholarship to a graduating senior from a Portage County high school planning to enroll in the College of Natural Resources at UWSP or anyone enrolling in UWSP if there are no applicants meeting that criteria. This scholarship will award up to $2000 annually.

To learn more about Dan... Click Here
Zywicki - Susan Zywicki Memorial

This scholarship is open to any SPASH senior who plans to attend UWSP or Mid-state Technical College. This scholarship will award up to $1000 annually.
Leah Lueck