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Each year more than $200,000 in UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships is awarded to our talented and deserving students.

Applying is Easy

For Incoming Students

Your application for admission acts as your initial application for Parkside scholarships and grants. Be sure to indicate your intended major on your application. Once you have been admitted, we may request additional information via email. To be eligible, you must be admitted to the university by February 1st.

For Continuing Students

Each year the UW-Parkside Continuing Student Scholarship Application is made available in October and closes December 1st. The 2015-2016 application is currently closed.

Tips for submitting a successful scholarship application: 

  • Take time to write well-written responses and be sure to proof read them
  • Be sure to indicate your intended major on the Admissions application

Scholarship and Grant Opportunities:  

UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarship - $500-$7,600   

These scholarships have various criteria; some based on academic test scores and grade point average, some on leadership qualities while others look at the student's involvement in extra-curricular activities, majors and areas of interest.   

We utilize one electronic application for new, in-coming students and one electronic application for all of our continuing students for UW-Parkside Scholarships. When the scholarship application process is open, we will email students the application link. An application link can also be found on this page during the open application period.   

UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships include:   

Picken Scholarship
  • $1,500/ renewable up to four years 
  • Competition date: March 21, 2015
  • Application deadline: March 11, 2015 
Open to all newly admitted students pursuing art and humanities majors:   
  • Art
  • Communication
  • English
  • Liberal Studies
  • Spanish 
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts  

Apply for the Picken Scholarship now.

Joseph Johnson/ Snap-On Scholarship – up to $3,646 
  • Child or grandchild of current employees of Snap-on, Inc., or its subsidiaries, or of a Snap-on Tools franchisee or independent dealer         
  • Full-time UW-Parkside student         
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0         
  • Minimum ACT of 22         
  • Demonstrated leadership and participation in school/community activities  

KABA Catalyst2Careers Scholarship – half in-state tuition
  • Graduate from Kenosha County high school
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.8
  • Minimum ACT of 23
  • Math, Science, Technology, Medicine, Engineering or Business major
  • Three awarded each year 

Mary Louise and Henry Link Arts and Humanities Scholarship 


  • Must be a declared major in the College of Arts and Humanities
  • Have successfully completed at least sixty (60) credits (the equivalent to two full years of full-time) college-level work at UW-Parkside or another accredited college or university.
  • Have at least a 2.75 grade point average at the time of first application; have at least a 3.25 grade point average to reapply for a second year of funding.
  • Have resided in Kenosha County when completing high school (or the equivalent).
  • Have demonstrated financial need.   

Apply for the Link scholarship.


This is just a short list of some of the scholarships and grants Parkside offers.  For additional information about these, and other scholarship and grant opportunities, please contact Heather McGee at or (262) 595-2574.

Lots of organizations offer additional scholarship opportunities; we've compiled a list of many of them.  Good luck!

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