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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 Continuing Students

The 2017-2018 UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarship application process is now closed. Thank you, to all that applied. It is our goal to notify recipients by late February.

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 1.

Tips for Submitting a Successful Scholarship Application
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

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship application, please contact Heather McGee at

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.

UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships

UW-Parkside Foundation Scholarships include:

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 

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.
For Out-of-State Students

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. See 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 on-line courses or courses taken as consortium courses. See 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. See Minnesota Reciprocity requirements.

For additional information about these, and other scholarship and grant opportunities, please contact Heather McGee at or (262) 595-2574.

Additional Scholarships

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

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