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2021/2022 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 19th-High School Heisman Scholarship: The Heisman High School Scholarship program will recognize a winner from each high school in the nation that has student participation in the Program by way of application. The top male and female applicants from each state will be awarded $1,000. Among the top male and female applicants from each state, the twelve (12) most outstanding will be identified as national finalists and win at least $2,000. Of the national finalists, a male and a female winner will be selected as the winner of the $10,000 National Heisman High School Scholarship. Community-minded scholar-athletes can learn more and apply at https://heismanscholarship.com.
 
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 33rd class in 2021, the Foundation has provided over 6,300 Coca-Cola Scholars with more than $75 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/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 16th-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. 
 
An account must be created in order to apply.
 
December 1st-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.
**Students must have achieved  a 3.75 GPA in order to apply.
Please visit https://haganscholarships.org/application/ for more information and an application.
Lincoln HS had a Hagan Scholarship recipient in 2021!
 
December 20th-Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin:
Only for high school seniors entering a four-year EAC/ABET accredited engineering program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering with an intent to enter a professional engineering field upon graduation:
1. GPA equal to, or greater than 3.2
2. ACT Composite Score equal to, or greater than 26
3. Neither Engineering Technology nor Computer Science majors are acceptable
Please visit https://www.wspe.org/scholarships for an application and more information.
 
January 31st, 2022-1890/1994 USDA Scholars Program: The USDA has two Scholars programs that offer scholarships for students seeking a bachelor's degree at an eligible 1890 and 1994 Land-Grant Universities in the field of agriculture, food, natural resource sciences or other related programs. High school and current college students are eligible to apply for these two programs which provide full tuition, fees, books, room and board, and a summer internship which may convert to full-time employment with USDA after graduation. Please see the informative PDF flyer below.
 
February 19th, 2022-Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA):
The scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating high school senior from each of the four membership regions of Wisconsin as specified in the organization's bylaws. An additional at-Large scholarship will be given to the next highest scoring applicant. Each recipient will receive a one time scholarship of $750 to be used by the student to help defray the costs of post-secondary education and related expenses. A written essay is required for the application that expands on the following information:
1. The benefits of attending a rural school
2. Your college and career goals
3. The value of growing up in a rural community and what personal values you have gained from your experience
Please visit https://www.wirsa.org/wirsa-scholarship/ for the online application and additional information.
 

February 22nd, 2022- 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

Telecommunications Field Scholarship This scholarship is 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 outside of Mrs. Schulte's office.
 
March 1st, 2022-Security Financial Bank Scholarship (SFB): The 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 Security Financial Bank. In addition, applicant must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. A copy of the application may be found below.
 
March 1st, 2022-Ashley Grants in Aid Scholarship:

Students are eligible to receive a one-time $2,000 following the completion of their Fall semester of college. Scholarship applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

Be a high school senior, graduating in Spring 2022
  1. Be enrolled at a technical college or university in Fall 2022 (full-time or part-time)
  2. Be employed by or a dependent of a person employed by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC or a corporate affiliate.

Employee must be employed by Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC or a corporate affiliate at time of scholarship payout in January 2023. Please visit the following link for more information.  A PDF with additional details may be found below.  https://www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesllc.com/en/company/community

March 1st, 2022-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.  Please visit the following link for more information. A PDF with additional details may be found below. https://www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesllc.com/en/company/community

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

  1. Be a high school senior, graduating in Spring 2022
  2. Be enrolled at a technical college or university in Fall 2022 (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

March 4, 2022-Altra Foundation Community Service Scholarship: Altra Federal Credit Union believes being a good community member means giving something back. That's why we've established a foundation that offers scholarships to reward young members with a demonstrated history of community involvement. See eligibility requirements listed below. An application can be found here: https://www.altra.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/22_CommunityServiceScholarship.pdf
Applicants must:
  • Be graduating from high school in 2022
  • Be a member of Altra Federal Credit Union
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Be attending a 2- or 4-year college in the Fall of 2022
  • Submit a brief essay and two letters of recommendation with application
 
 
March 15, 2022-Badger Mining Corporation: This scholarship is available to graduating high school seniors from the area school districts where BMC has facilities, and is pursuing a four-year degree (Bachelor Degree) in Mining Engineering or Environmental Science. Preference will be given first to Mining Engineering applicants. Applicants shall be considered and evaluated on class rank, academic performance, scholarship and extra-curricular contributions. Please visit http://www.foxriverscholarshipcenter.org/finder/search/scholarship/?id=506 for a scholarship application. For additional directions, please see Shannon Schulte.
 
 
March 28, 2022-Jackson Electric Cooperative: Jackson Electric will award up to ten $1,000 scholarships to qualified students who demonstrate a desire to continue their post-secondary education at either a technical college or university. Student must be a child (or under legal guardianship) of an active member (primary residence) of Jackson Electric and reside in the same household. Students must complete and submit a scholarship application to the address below. To learn more and apply, visit  https://www.jackelec.com/scholarships-0

Jackson Electric Cooperative
Attn:  Scholarships
N6868 County Road F
Black River Falls, WI 54615
or email to info@jackelec.com

March 31st, 2022-Clark County Community Foundation Scholarships: The Clark County Community Scholarship Fund has been created to provide financial support to graduating High School students from Clark County, WI - who meet the following criteria: 1. Students must have a primary residence (address) that is located within Clark County, Wisconsin; and 2. Students will graduate - with a grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (4.0 scale); and 3. 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 additional information.  An application may be found below. 

April 1st, 2022-United Mutual Insurance: U. Mutual Insurance will award scholarships of $500 to selected graduating high school seniors.  The applicant must be a son or daughter of a family that is currently a policyholder of United Mutual.  The scholarship is to be used for continuing education at any accredited institution of higher learning and will be paid upon receiving proof of registration for the students first semester.  Student must register for at least 12 credit hours.  If United Mutual does not receive proof of registration within 1 year of the high school graduation, the scholarship will be forfeited. An application is below, or see Mrs. Schulte for a printed version.

 April 4, 2022-Marty Little WHTL Scholarship: This scholarship has been established in recognition of Marty Little, longtime sportscaster and radio personality for WHTL Radio, 102.3 FM in Whitehall, Wisconsin. Guidelines for the Scholarship are as follows: Please see the PDF below for guidelines and application information.

April 15th, 2022- Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital: Application packets for Partners of Black River Memorial Hospital’s (BRMH) health career and Volunteen scholarships are now available on the hospital website, at area high schools, universities and technical colleges. 

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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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.

 

Application forms are available on the Black River Memorial Hospital website at www.brmh.net (under “about-us/join-our-team/volunteers”) or by contacting Cindy Clark at Black River Memorial Hospital by email clarkc@brmh.net or by phone 715-284-1391.

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

 

April 20, 2022-Clark County Law Enforcement Scholarship: The applicant must currently be a Clark County resident or graduated high school as a Clark County resident. The applicant must also be accepted as a full-time student at a WI Technical College or a public or private University in Wisconsin. The applicant must be enrolled in a Criminal Justice System related program such as Law Enforcement, Probation/parole, Social Work, Child Protective Services etc. Please see all scholarship requirements and an application below.

May 27, 2022-Wisconsin Towns Association: The WI Towns Assoc., Rural Mutual Insurance and Scott Construction, Inc. will be awarding $7,000 in scholarships to high school seniors graduating in 2022 from either a public or private high school in Wisconsin that plan to enroll in a Wisconsin public or private college or university in 2022. The winners are determined by independent judging of an essay contest. The essay should address the topic: "What can Wisconsin's leaders do to increase young adult interest in serving on a town board?" Essays must be postmarked by May 27, 2022. Please see the PDF below for additional details.