Due to the generosity of our donors, the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin awards over 175 scholarships to students every year for educational financial support.  Most of the scholarship funds have been established as endowments, so students will continue to benefit long after the donor's lifetime.

Scholarship Applications are Available: December 1st
Scholarship Applications are Due: February 15th
Applicants Notified: Mid-Late April

Application Process

The application process is completed entirely online.  When you first visit our online application process you will need to create an account to continue.  You will then be asked to complete an online Eligibility Quiz which will help narrow down which applications you may qualify for.  Once you’ve completed one application, you can copy previous answers on subsequent applications. This makes the process of applying for multiple scholarships quick and easy.

The online system also provides an easy, electronic process for requesting your Letters of Recommendation.


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Award Amounts

Scholarship awards vary in size from $50 to multi-year awards of up to $4000


Applying for Multiple Scholarships

You may apply for as many scholarships as you like, as long as you meet each scholarship’s criteria. After you submit your first application, you can choose to select the “Use Previous Answers” button at the top right of the screen to save time. Please note, some scholarships require supplemental material in addition to the general application questions – if those questions are not answered, the program will not allow you to submit the application.

Visit our Scholarship Applications section to find the scholarships that are available.

*NOTE: Each scholarship may have its own eligibility requirements and criteria.

Please be sure to read the instructions throughout the application carefully. Be sure to answer each question, including non-required fields that are applicable to your situation.
Please note, once you submit your application, you cannot make changes.

Many scholarships are limited to residents of specific counties or graduates of specific high schools.

If you are a Non-Traditional Student and applying for a scholarship be sure to see the definition in the glossary section for more information as to whether or not you qualify.

As defined by: National Center for Education Statistics. "Nontraditional Undergraduates" 

Scholarship Selection Process:

Every application is reviewed by members of the Community Foundation’s volunteer scholarship selection committees. The application is reviewed first for eligibility as the Community Foundation must adhere to the specific eligibility criteria established by scholarship fund donors. After review, scholarship applications are evaluated on an objective and competitive basis, considering academic and nonacademic factors such as financial need, leadership, community service, and special circumstances.

The Scholarship Coordinator(s) and/or the Scholarship Committee of the Community Foundation of Central Wisconsin shall select the recipient(s), with final approval given by the Board of Directors during the granting process. The Community Foundation will also notify those applicants who were not selected for these awards.

We will be in touch by email with award notifications and any requests for follow up information. Please be sure to add to your safe mailing list so that you don't miss any communication from us.


Determining Financial Need

Because financial need is an eligibility factor in many of our scholarships, the Community Foundation looked for an equitable way to request this information. All applicants are required to provide the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number calculated by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Some scholarships may require you to upload a document that verifies your EFC.


Award Announcement and Payment

Students will be notified of award status by May 1. If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be provided instructions via email. You will need to sign a scholarship agreement and provide verification of enrollment. Once we receive the required signatures and documentation, we schedule payment directly to the school of your choice.


Find Out More

For more information about our scholarships and the application process, please contact the Community Foundation office at 715-342-4454 or email:



For more Scholarship opportunities

Mid-State Technical College website for more details on available scholarships  CLICK HERE

UWSP website for more details on available scholarships  CLICK HERE

Online Colleges in Wisconsin Scholarship Listings  CLICK HERE



Amherst students please visit:
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  Amherst High School website for more
  details on available scholarships

Pacelli students please visit:

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Pacelli website for more details on available scholarships

Rosholt students please visit:

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    Rosholt High School website for more
    details on available scholarships

SPASH students please visit:



SPASH website for more details on available scholarships *Please visit this page and click on the Financial Aid / Scholarship Info link

Wautoma students please visit:

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 Wautoma High School website for more
 details on available scholarships

   Wild Rose students please visit:

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   Wild Rose High School website for more
   details on available scholarships

Leah Lueck
Community Foundation of Central WI