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Outside Scholarships

Numerous scholarships exist outside of St. Norbert. We’ve developed a partial list below that includes only those that organizations have alerted us to. While the majority of these are directed toward undergraduate students, some offer opportunities for graduate students, as well. We encourage you to check with your local church, civic organizations, employers, parent’s employers and other outlets for additional scholarships. As you read through, you’ll get a sense of just how many opportunities there may be if you do a little digging on your own. 

Just ask Nick Surprise. He worked hard by applying for dozens of independent scholarships, and it allowed him to pay for a significant amount of his college costs.

Greater Green Bay Community Foundation Scholarships
The Community Foundation manages more than 40 scholarship funds, awarding about 100 new scholarships annually. Awards range from $500 to $40,000 and are based on a variety of criteria.

To learn more and apply online, visit its website. Contact Rashad at or 920-432-0800 with any questions.

Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
Through the generosity of donors, the Community Foundation has about $1 million in scholarships available to students from 58 high schools, and for college and nontraditional students, as well as art and music camps and lessons.

Scholarships Inc.
Scholarships Inc. offers financial assistance to high school graduates in pursuit of a bachelor’s or associate degree, or general-education transfer credits. Students must attend a fully-accredited technical college, traditional college or university in the United States and carry full-time-student status with a college course load of 12 credits or more. All of their scholarships and partner scholarships are applicable to a student’s first year in college, and some awards may be renewable. Students graduating from a Brown Co. or Door Co. high school are eligible to apply for all opportunities.

Big Future by The College Board
Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships from more than 2,200 programs, totaling nearly $6 billion. Scholarship information is based on the College Board’s Annual Survey of Financial Aid Programs. 

cuLearn with Thrivent - Scholarship Drawings
cuLearn is offering $5,000 scholarships. New this year, instead of having only one drawing, they will conduct drawings throughout the spring, summer, and early fall. (April 1, June 12, Aug. 7 and Oct. 6).

Scholarship Application/Details:

  • Visit
  • No essay is required
  • Only one entry per person.
  • Students do not need to be a member, borrow a loan, etc., to qualify.

ThedaCare Family of Foundations 2018 Scholarship Opportunities  

Thanks to the generous support of donors honoring their loved ones, the ThedaCare Family of Foundations is honored to offer numerous scholarships for students in the ThedaCare service area pursuing nursing and health-related degrees. To learn more about the various scholarships offered through the ThedaCare Family of Foundations and to apply online,

2018 applications are now available! Completed applications are due by Midnight on May 23, 2018.    

Questions? Please email:

Study Abroad Scholarships

More information can be found on The Center for Global Engagement (CGE)

Military Education Scholarship Program
Information is available on their website.

Navy Scholarships
These scholarships are for pre-medical, pre-optometry and pre-dental school students only. For further information, contact LCDR Esther Morales.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholarships
Applicant requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic heritage
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card, or passport stamped I-551 (not expired)
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA required (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the FAFSA
  • Awards range from $1,000 to $2,500

More details about programs, deadlines, and applications are available on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund website.

American Chemical Society
Students must complete an application form, provide the financial-need document referred to as the SAR (Student Aid Report), submit transcripts and required letters of recommendations. Only complete application files will be considered by the selection committee.

Scholarships are for up to $2,500 for freshmen and up to $3,000 for sophomores, juniors, and seniors per academic year. Scholarships are renewable for all four or five years of an undergraduate degree as long as the student maintains a GPA of 3.0 in an approved major. Renewal forms and transcripts are required each year.

The application form is available on the American Chemical Society’s website. Deadline for submitting applications is March 1 annually.

The Wisconsin Laboratory Association
The Wisconsin Laboratory Association is offering two $1,000.00 scholarships for 2018. To be considered, students must meet the following requirements:

1. All applicants must be one of the following at an accredited college or university having completed at least 1 semester of classes:

A. Technical Student
B. Undergraduate University Student
C. Graduate Student

2. All applicants must be enrolled in a curriculum that will enable them to pursue a career in a non-medical laboratory related field and have a 3.0 or higher Grade Point Average. (ex: cannot be pre-medicine, pre-veterinary, etc.)

3. All applicants MUST submit the following three pieces of information to the Scholarship Committee to be considered:

A. A completed WLA application form.
B.  A current transcript from the school the student is presently attending.
C. Two letters of recommendation from the student's instructors.

The deadline for submitting COMPLETED applications and supporting documentation is April 30, 2018.  Please make this information accessible to any interested students (feel free to photocopy the information)

Applications are also available on the WLA website at:

Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Student Awards for Excellence

The “WBA Student Leadership Award” is given to a broadcasting or broadcast-journalism student of junior standing or above at a Wisconsin college or university who has most noticeably developed and exercised effective and creative skills in leadership.

The student must be nominated in writing by an advisor, supervisor or faculty member. The nomination letter must include specific examples when citing how the student meets certain criteria. The student must also submit a two- to three-page paper describing how their experiences in student media have shaped them as a leader or helped them develop a leadership style. WBA Student Leadership Award nominations should be sent directly to Linda Baun.

For more information on WBA Student Awards of Excellence visit the association’s website

Wisconsin Mathematics Council Scholarship
The award is $1,500. Applications are available on the Wisconsin Mathematics Council website.

The Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation, Inc. – Denise Bertucci Memorial Scholarship
For information or questions, contact the scholarship committee at Deadline is June 30 of each year. Printed applications can be mailed to:

The Jaycees of Wisconsin Foundation Inc.
ATTENTION: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 1547
Appleton, WI 54912

Great Lakes STEM Scholarships

For more information or to apply, visit the Great Lakes Stem Scholarships website.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Green Bay Area Branch Scholarships
Three scholarships will be awarded jointly to the recipient and to their educational institution in the amount of $1,000 each.

The applicant must be:

  • Female
  • 25 years or older by Sept. 1, 2018
  • Registered or intending to register for nine (9) or more credits for the fall semester beginning Sept. 2018
  • Junior or senior at UW-Green Bay, St. Norbert College or Bellin College as of fall 2017 
  • In her final semester of senior year working toward an associate degree at NWTC’s Green Bay campus or the College of Menominee Nation’s Green Bay campus
  • Registered or intending to register for nine (9) or more credits for the fall semester beginning in Sept. 2018
  • Earning first bachelor’s or associate degree at the above colleges

Additionally, applicants are expected to indicate financial need and show a good scholastic record.

Applications can be found on the AAUW-Green Bay Area Branch website or by calling 920-619-5124.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Appleton Branch Scholarship
Eligibility requirements:

  • Must be a woman who has graduated from a high school in the Greater Fox Cities area or is a current resident of the Greater Fox Cities for at least 10 years.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate program at a public or private nonprofit accredited college or university.
  • Must be entering her junior or senior year or be enrolled in a graduate-school program. If just entering graduate school, must show proof of acceptance from that school.
  • Must have maintained a high scholastic record as verified by official transcript(s) from colleges attended or attending.
Must submit a complete packet, which includes:
  1. AAUW-scholarship-application1
  2. Official transcripts
  3. A reference from at least one professor in major area of study
  4. Verification of financial need from the institution or statement of anticipated cost of graduate school student will be attending. 

Deadline: April 15, 2018

Contact Mary Grace at 920-734-6379 or Send the completed form and required documents to:

Mary C. Grace
Education Foundation Chair
AAUW-Appleton Branch
2517 S. Harmon St.
Appleton, WI 54915

Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac

Soroptimist International of Fond du Lac has offered two grants to women who need financial aid to continue their studies. Live Your Dream Award offers $1,500 and $500 awards. For more information on the awards visit their website

Questions about Live Your Dream can be directed to Denise at and the Virginia Wagner Award can be directed to Renee at

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Scholarship
The WICPA Educational Foundation’s scholarship program is focused on helping and supporting students achieve their goal of becoming a CPA. Students who excel academically and demonstrate a commitment to a career as a CPA are awarded thousands of dollars to fund their academic studies.

Scholarships are awarded to qualified accounting students who are working toward the 150-hour requirement to apply for a Wisconsin CPA license. Scholarships are based on academic achievement, a written personal statement and letters of recommendation. Scholarship award recipients will be announced in April 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Application deadline: Feb. 23, 2018.

For specific scholarship category eligibility requirements and applications, visit

Contact Jessica Murphy at or 800-772-6939 ext. 4502.

Wisconsin Medical Society Scholarship
The purpose of the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation Scholarship Program is to provide assistance to outstanding students who will fill Wisconsin’s health care workforce needs in the future. A majority of the funds are available to students enrolled in medical school in Wisconsin with preference to those considered Wisconsin residents and those who demonstrate a desire to practice in Wisconsin upon completing their training. Limited funds are also available for students pursuing other health careers.

The Scholarship Program includes several named-scholarship and award funds that are administered according to the wishes of the individual or organization that established the fund. A brief description of each fund and application materials are provided on the Wisconsin Medical Society website. Application deadline for all scholarships is Feb. 1.

Aceable Scholarship
Aceable is looking to provide two students with $500 scholarships to help with the cost of continuing education. Applicants are asked to write an essay about what inspires them to make safe driving choices. The current deadline for submissions is Sept. 1 annually. More information can be found on their website

Thomas Jones and Grace Stevenson Jones Scholarship

Students residing in the Wisconsin counties of Grant, Iowa and Lafayette are eligible. Scholarships range from $1,500 to $3,000 for students enrolled or accepted in a duly accredited four-year college or university in Wisconsin.

All application materials, including a letter of recommendation, must be postmarked no later than March 1 prior to the academic year for which aid is being requested. For more information, visit the First Midwest Banking website and click on the Thomas Jones and Grace Stevenson Jones Scholarship.

CM CARES Religious Scholarship Program
CM CARES will award up to $250,000 in scholarships to deserving graduate-level religious scholars. Each scholarship winner will receive a $5,000 award that may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books or other costs of attending school full-time during the 2018-19 academic year. We encourage students of all faiths to apply.

To be eligible for this scholarship, a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time in a graduate or doctorate degree program in theology, ministry, or other religious fields of study at an accredited theological seminary, college, or university for the 2018-19 academic year.
  • Maintain a GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).
  • Be committed to entering the practice of full-time ministry in the United States.
  • Demonstrate personal impact through education, work experience, and volunteerism.
  • Each scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable award. 
  • Previous winners are not eligible.

The Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA) Scholarship
The Wisconsin Counties Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA) is a non-profit organization with a mission focused on environmental education, solid waste management, recycling, environmental engineering and the environmental sciences. In order to achieve its mission, WCSWMA has developed a scholarship program for university students majoring in fields related to the noted fields. Scholarships are open to junior, senior and post-graduate level students, with declared majors and enrolled at accredited Wisconsin universities or colleges.

Annually WCSWMA provides up to two (2) scholarships of $2,000 each. Scholarships may be used to offset the cost of credit courses, books, laboratory supplies, computer supplies, electronic devices and living expenses.

Scholarship Submission Deadline: May 18, 2018

Applications and more information can be found here

The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship
We are pleased to announce that Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) is once again providing scholarships.  The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to inspire women considering careers in public service, public administration, and governmental affairs and to retain those students who have begun such studies, but who would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance. The application notes that students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, and so forth.

The scholarship program provides up to $3,000 for the 2018-19 academic year at any campus among the UW System, Wisconsin Technical College System, or in WAICU. Scholarship recipients will be determined by August 3rd. 

Completed applications and accompanying documents should be forwarded to the financial aid office no later than June 11. 

Scholarship Submission Deadline: June 11, 2018


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