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Heather McGee | Scholarship Coordinator
mcgeeh@uwp.edu | 262-595-2574

Scholarships

Each year more than $250,000 in UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships is awarded to our talented and deserving students. Full list of UW-Parkside scholarships awarded in 2017-2018

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For Continuing Students

The 2018-2019 UW-Parkside General Scholarship Application process is closed. Scholarship applications will be reviewed and recipients announced in the Spring of 2018. These scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year.

For Incoming Students

Your application for admission serves as your initial application for Parkside scholarships. Including your intended major on your application is important for many scholarships. To be eligible for university scholarships, you must be admitted to the university by February 1. Students who may be eligible for scholarships will receive email notification from the university with steps to complete the next phase for scholarship consideration.

International Student Scholarships

Distinguished Scholarship    

Annual Value   $6,000

Undergraduate Criteria
High School (Secondary School) or College
GPA (4.0 scale) = 3.50 or greater  |  GPA (100 scale) = 85 or greater
TOEFL =  80 or greater
IELTS   = 6.0 or greater

Graduate Criteria
College GPA = 3.7 or greater
TOEFL =  80 or greater
IELTS   = 6.0 or greater


University Scholarship       

Annual Value  $4,000

Undergraduate Criteria
High School (Secondary School) or College
GPA (4.0 scale) = 3.0-3.49  |  GPA (100 scale) = 80-84
TOEFL = 74-79
IELTS   = 6.0 or greater

Graduate Criteria
College GPA = 3.2-3.7
TOEFL = 74-79
IELTS   = 6.0 or greater


Ranger Scholarship          

Annual Value $2,000

Undergraduate Criteria
High School (Secondary School) or College
GPA (4.0 scale) = 2.5-2.99   |   GPA (100 scale) = 70-79
TOEFL = 71-73
IELTS   = 5.5 or greater

Graduate Criteria
College GPA = 3.0-3.2
TOEFL = 71-73
IELTS   = 5.5 or greater


Note: The criteria above is the minimum criteria to be considered for an international scholarship.

  • Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Students must be full-time, degree-seeking to be eligible for the scholarships.
  • Scholarship criteria for graduate students vary for individual program admissions requirements.
  • Students sponsored by their home countries are not eligible for international scholarships.
For Out-of-State Students
Midwest Student Exchange Scholarship (MSEP) Program

All undergraduate students from Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota in an eligible degree seeking program qualify for the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) tuition rate which is equivalent to 150% of the resident rate. The MSEP tuition rate does not pertain to all online courses or courses taken as consortium courses. Note: Beginning fall 2018, students from Ohio qualify for the MSEP program.

View MSEP requirements. 


Nonresident Scholarship Program

Students from states other than Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Minnesota are charged the non-resident tuition rate. Each scholarship is prorated, based on the number of credits the student is enrolled in. Amounts listed represent full-time enrollment. These scholarships do not pertain to online courses or courses taken as consortium courses.

View Nonresident Scholarship requirements.


Minnesota Reciprocity

Minnesota students are charged tuition fees based on the MN/WI reciprocity agreement. Each scholarship is prorated, based on the number of credits the student is enrolled in. This scholarship does not pertain to on-line courses or courses taken as consortium courses.

View Minnesota Reciprocity requirements. 

 

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 use 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.

More About UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships
Picken Scholarship  |  $1,500/ renewable up to four years
Open to all newly admitted students pursuing art and humanities majors:  
  • Art
  • Communication
  • English
  • Graphic Design
  • Liberal Studies
  • Spanish
  • Music
  • Theatre Arts 

More information about the Picken Scholarship.


Joseph Johnson/ Snap-on Scholarship  |   Up to $3,646
Criteria:         
  • 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
Criteria:
  • 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  |  $2,500

Criteria:

  • 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.  

More information about the Link Scholarship. 


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

There are many organizations that offer student scholarships.  Parkside students have received scholarships from these particular organizations in the past. We encourage you to take a look because you could be one of them!

View the list of additional scholarship opportunities.

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