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2020/2021 School Year

Senior Scholarship Information and Deadlines:
Scholarships will be updated through school announcements, student emails, the Counseling Facebook page and here.
 
Click on links below for scholarship applications, requirements and more details.
 
October 18th: Dr. Pepper Tuition Giveaway: Dr. Pepper is awarding over $1,000,000 in tuition to help students reach their biggest goals. They are looking for students ages 18-24 to enter this year's tuition giveaway (must be 18 by November 3rd, 2020). Please visit the following website for more information. https://www.drpeppertuition.com/
 
October 20th-High School Heisman Scholarship: The Heisman High School Scholarship program honors the nation’s most accomplished, community-minded high school senior athletes. By inviting students from schools across the country to share their stories of leadership and impact, the program aims to inspire all students to harness their potential, push their limits, and use their talents not only to advance their own futures, but to improve the communities and world around them. To apply, visit https://heismanscholarship.com/
 
October 25th: Horatio Alger Association-To qualify for the state level scholarship, you must have at least a 2.0 GPA and require financial assistance to attend college. There are other national scholarship opportunities available. To learn more and apply, visit https://scholars.horatioalger.org/about-our-scholarship-programs/
 
October 31st-Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship: The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. With the 32nd class in 2020, the Foundation has provided over 6,150 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $72 million in educational support. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Apply now! High school seniors may visit https://www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org/apply/ to apply to be a Coca-Cola Scholar.
 
November 15th-Elks National Foundation Scholarships: The MVS Scholarship is available to high school seniors who are United States citizens and pursuing a four-year degree on a full-time basis at a college or university next year.  Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks. Males and females compete separately and are judged on scholarship, leadership and financial need. For an application and more information, please visit https://www.elks.org/scholars/scholarships/mvs.cfm
 

November 15th-Hagan Scholarship Foundation: The Hagan Scholarship is a nationwide need-based merit scholarship designed to help high-achieving students from small towns and rural areas graduate college debt-free. Recipients must graduate from a public high school located in a county having fewer than 50,000 residents or graduate from a remote rural high school located in a county having more than 50,000 residents. Five hundred scholarships will be awarded in April of 2020. Please visit https://haganscholarships.org/ for more information. Also, please see the Hagan PDF brochure on this page.

 

November 17th-Kohl Educational Foundation-Student Excellence Scholarship:

Who is eligible to apply?  Applicants must be graduating high school students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college.  Students who are residents of the State of Wisconsin, are in good standing, and who demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education are eligible to apply.  This is a competitive scholarship. Eligibility is not limited by GPA, class rank, or any other school or program conferred status (ex. National Honor Society). Any student who meets the above eligibility criteria may apply. One hundred scholarships valued at $10,000 will be awarded across the state.

Selection Criteria: Students will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement.  In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate goals in each of four areas: future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals. Each student must submit three letters of recommendation.  

To learn more and apply, please visit https://www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence/public/student_application_form.php An account must be created in order to apply.

December 21st-Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin (EFW): The Engineers Foundation of WI provides scholarships available to graduating high school seniors who plan to study engineering at a four-year ABET/EAC accredited program leading to a baccalaureate degree in engineering. Students must also intend to enter the profession of engineering upon graduation. The scholarship application form can be downloaded from the NSPE-WI website in a fillable PDF format. Please visit https://www.wspe.org/scholarships for an application and additional instructions.

January 15, 2021-Wisconsin Automotive and Truck Dealers Association (WATDA):

The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers is pleased to announce that scholarships will be available in 2020 for graduating high school seniors, adult students and continuing technical college students who are pursuing a career in the auto and truck industry.  Current technical college students must be in their first year of a two-year program to be eligible.

There are four types of scholarships: 1. Automotive 2. Diesel 3. Auto Collision 4. Motorcycle

No FAFSA or income information is needed for this scholarship. Please visit http://www.watda.org/Scholarship for the online application.

February 19th, 2021-WiRSA-Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance: WiRSA is now offering six $750 scholarships are available to students going into any post-secondary field of study and six $750 scholarships are available to any student going into the field of education. Scholarship applications must be submitted to the counseling office prior to February 19th for reviewing and submission purposes. Please visit https://wirsa.org/wirsa-scholarship/ for the application and more information.

February 22nd, 2021- Tri-County Communications Cooperative: TCC Inc. will again offer scholarships to the 2021 High School graduates who plan to further their education at a Technical College or University.  Twenty-Five lucky graduates will receive $500.00 scholarships in a random drawing. The drawing will be conducted in February, scholarship recipients will be notified in writing and will be presented at our Annual Membership Meeting. The parents, guardians or foster parents of the recipients must reside in the TCC Cooperative's service area and be a member of the Cooperative. Applications may be found below and at https://tccpro.net/gettcc/scholarships/

Telecommunications Field Scholarship This is a NEW scholarship being offered to students going into fields related to the telecommunications industry, including Internet Technology, Cable Systems, Server Management, Underground Cabling or other related fields.  We are offering TWO $1,000 scholarships being awarded for 2021. Scholarships will be randomly drawn and then announced at the TCC Annual Membership Meeting on March 30, 2021. Qualified applicants who do not win the Telecommunications Scholarship will be automatically entered for a General Scholarship. Application may be found below and at https://tccpro.net/gettcc/scholarships/ 

 

March 1st, 2021-Ashley Grant-in-Aid Scholarship:

The Ashley Furniture Grants in Aid Scholarship is awarded to students striving for academic success. Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors who will be attending a technical college or university. 

Students are eligible to receive a one-time $2,000 following the completion of their Fall semester. 

Eligibility

Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a high school senior, graduating in Spring 2021
  2. Be enrolled at a technical college or university in Fall 2021 (full-time or part-time)
  3. Be a dependent of an Ashley employee or student is employed by Ashley.       
Scholarship applicant's parent or student must be employed by Ashley Furniture Industries, Ashley Global Retail, Ashley Distribution Services, or corporately owned Ashley HomeStores at time of scholarship payout in January 2022.

Please visit https://www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesllc.com/en/company/community for an application and more information.

 

March 1st, 2021-Wanek Engineering & Design Scholarship: 

The Wanek Engineering & Design Scholarship is awarded to students striving for academic success. Scholarship applicants must be high school seniors who will be attending a technical college or university and planning a career in a qualifying engineering or design field.

Students are eligible to receive a scholarship for attending a technical college/university full-time ($5,000) or technical college/university part-time ($375/credit) following the completion of their Fall semester. Full-time for this scholarship is considered 14 credits or more; part-time for this scholarship is considered 6-13 credits. 

Eligibility: Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a high school senior, graduating in Spring 2021
  2. Be enrolled at a technical college or university in Fall 2021 (full-time or part-time)
  3. Be a dependent of an Ashley employee*, student is employed by Ashley* or attend one of the below high schools**.
    * Scholarship applicant's parent or student must be employed by Ashley Furniture Industries, Ashley Global Retail, Ashley Distribution Services, or corporately owned Ashley HomeStores at time of scholarship payout in January 2022.
    ** Wisconsin High schools: Alma, Arcadia, Aquinas, Black River Falls, Blair-Taylor, Cochrane-Fountain City, Eleva-Strum, GET, Gilmanton, Holmen, Independence, La Crosse Central, La Crosse Logan, Lincoln, Melrose-Mindoro, Mondovi, Onalaska, Onalaska Luther, Osseo-Fairchild or Whitehall
  4. Must be majoring in an Engineering or Design field of study:

Engineering: Automation Engineering Technology, Automation Systems Technology, Electrical, Electromechanical, Engineering Management, Engineering Physics, Industrial, Manufacturing, Materials Science, Mechanical or Mechatronics

Design: Engineering, Industrial, Interior, Mechanical, Product or Visual

Please visit https://www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesllc.com/en/company/community for an application and more information.

March 1st, Jackson County Bank Scholarship (updated for 2021):

Eligibility: Jackson County Bank Scholarship is available to high school seniors who plan on attending a four-year university or two-year technical college. Applicant or parent/guardian of applicant must be an account holder of Jackson County Bank. In addition, applicant must have an accumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Jackson County Bank will decide the winner based on the following additional guidelines: 

  1. Student focusing on Finance/Accounting/ or Business Administration in their higher education; or
  2. Student was a Co-op/High School employee of Jackson County Bank; or
  3. Student has a parent employed with Jackson County Bank; or 
  4. Student involvement in school, youth organizations, and church/community events 

The scholarship winners will receive their $500 award upon evidence of successful completion of their first semester and enrollment for their second semester. Two students will each be awarded a $500 scholarship.

Email application to: Melissa Lechner at melissa.lechner@jacksoncountybank.com

An application may be found below.

 

March 15th, 2021-Compeer Financial High School Scholarship Program:

Through the Compeer Financial Fund for Rural America, our cooperative annually awards $1,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have an agriculture or rural background, or plan to major in an agriculture-related field at a college, university or technical school. Compeer Financial awards 123 scholarships, divided among our organization’s territory.

Qualifications:

  1. Be a graduating senior in 2021
  2. Live in Compeer Financial’s 144-county territory
  3. Have a 3.0 GPA or higher

Selection criteria: Scholarship recipients are selected based on a combination of academic achievement, agricultural, and community youth organization involvement and essays.  Special consideration will be given to applicants with parents who are Compeer Financial clients.

Visit https://www.compeer.com/Home/Investing-in-Rural-Communities/Giving-Back/Scholarships/Scholarships for an application.

March 31st, 2021-ProVision Partners Cooperative: The Cooperative will award a minimum of 10 $500 scholarships to graduating seniors that are pursuing either a two or four-year degree, or Farm and Industry Short Course Program. Preference will be given to those individuals pursuing agriculture related degrees, and who are customers of ProVision Partners Cooperative. Please visit www.provisionpartners.coop for an application and more information.

March 31st, 2021-Clark County Community Foundation: The Clark County Community Scholarship Fund has been created to provide financial support to local students from Clark County, WI who meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must have a primary residence (address) that is located within Clark County, WI
  2. Students will graduate with a GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
  3. Students will be graduating from a high school that enrollment includes Clark County
  4. Student has been accepted for enrollment (or is in the enrollment process) as a full-time student, at an accredited university or technical school pursuing an associate or bachelor degree.

Please visit https://www.clarkccf.org/cccschol.htm for applications and more information.

 

April 15th, 2021-Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital:

ONE HEALTH CAREER SCHOLARSHIP: This scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified third year, or above, college student who has been accepted into a health-related program (OT, PT, Pharmacy, Nursing, etc.) at a non-technical college or university. AMOUNT: The amount will be $2,000.00, payable on or before August 15 to one selected recipient.

 

ONE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP: This 2020 scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified student who has been accepted into a Technical College and is pursuing a health career. AMOUNT: The amount will be $1,000.00, payable on or before August 15 to one selected recipient.

 

MARY LARKIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: This 2020 scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified student who has been accepted in a health care program in a Technical College or a University and is pursuing a patient care health career. AMOUNT: The amount will be $1,000.00 payable on or before August 15.

 

BRMH VOLUNTEEN SCHOLARSHIP: This 2020 scholarship is to be awarded to a qualified graduating high school student who has been accepted into a two- or four-year college, university or technical school, and has served as a Black River Memorial Hospital Volunteen. AMOUNT: The amount will be $1,000.00, payable on or before August 15 to a selected recipient.

 

Please see "BRMH" PDF packet below, which includes links to each scholarship application.