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DCF Youth in Out-of-Home Care Scholarship

The Department of Children and Families Scholarship Program awards scholarships up to $5,000 for youth who have been in out-of-home care for and are entering a degree, license or certificate program.


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have been in out-of-home care (OHC) court ordered (Ch. 48 or 938) placement (kinship, foster home, group home or residential care center) and left OHC at age 18 or older;
  • Have been in OHC placement for at least six months after the age of 15 and went to Ch. 48 or 938 Guardianship or adoption after the age of 16.
  • Aged out of OHC placement in another state but has become a permanent resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution.
  • Be accepted into a postsecondary institution (i.e., college, vocational or technical program) at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a postsecondary program and receiving the DCF Scholarship on his / her 21st birthday, thus extending eligibility to the student’s 23rd birthday.

For more DCF Scholarship options, visit the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.


Minority Preferences: 
Foster Child/Ward of the State
Residency Requirement: 

Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship

The Nurses Foundation of Racine Offers the following scholarships to Nursing students in the Kenosha/Racine/Walworth area.

  • Nurses Foundation of Racine Scholarship
  • Beverly and Myron Schuster Memorial Scholarship
  • Suzanne G. Jones RN Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Norbert & Edith Isenberg Memorial Scholarship
  • Mary Lou Goodspeed Memorial Scholarship
  • Marian B. Bower Nursing Research/ Scholarship
  • Florence Nightingale Scholarship
  • Helen Bullamore Peterson Memorial Scholarship
  • St. Luke's School of Nursing Alumni Scholarship
  • Johnson's Wax Fund Nursing Scholarship
  • Mary Alice Petersen Memorial Scholarship
  • Karl and Elizabeth York Memorial Scholarship
  • Lewis and Marjorie McClellan Memorial Scholarship


  1. The applicant must submit three signed letters of recommendation. One each from:
    • personal
    • recent employer
    • faculty member 
  2. The applicant is responsible for contacting the references for their letters, and to assure they are postmarked by February 28, 2016.
  3. Official transcripts from college must accompany the application.
  4. The completed application form, transcripts, and letters of recommendation must be postmarked by February 28, 2016.
  5. All applicants will receive notification of scholarship status prior to May 1, 2016.

Download and complete the application

Mail completed application to:

Mary Manning
Chairperson, Scholarship Selection Committee
4001 Lighthouse Drive
Racine, Wisconsin 53402

GPA Requirement: 
Good Academic Standing
Residency Requirement: 
Kenosha County
Racine County
Walworth County
Application Due By: 
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Ortho Scholar

Ortho Scholar understands that college tuition places a significant financial burden on students, but also acknowledges that schooling is well worth the time and effort that students put into it. With this understanding, we strive to help students reach their academic goals by alleviating some of the financial burden through our scholarships.

Ortho Scholar gives out two $1,000 college scholarships annually to students of any degree program. 
Students can apply to any of the four  four scholarships offered, which are pooled into two annual awards.

Application Process

Students must submit the application form along with an essay of 500 to 1,000 words, based on the topic described in each submittal page.
Additional information may be requested in the confirmation email following the application submission.


GPA Requirement: 
3.5 or better
Application Due By: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship 2016-2017

Thumbtack is an online marketplace that connects people with experienced local professionals to help them accomplish more than 5 million projects each year.

Thumbtack is transforming local services and empowering the small businesses and independent professionals that are the economic engines of our communities. We’re dedicated to their success and to building opportunities for more individuals to become independent professionals and entrepreneurs - as well as to helping consumers hire the best professionals for things they want to accomplish.

One step we’re taking to further this commitment is offering a $5,000 scholarship to individuals enrolling in or continuing to pursue education opportunities that enable them to:

  • Develop skills relevant to running a small service business
  • Master a trade that is currently offered on Thumbtack
  • Or improve and expand their knowledge of entrepreneurship

Whether you’re enrolling in school for the first time, continuing your ongoing education, or stepping back into the classroom for the first time in years, we want to hear your stories.

Eligibility Requirements are available on the Thumbtack scholarship page.

Application Process

  •  Submit an essay in English (no more than 500 words):
    • Share a story with us about how a small business owner or independent professional had an impact on you or someone you know
    • How do you envision using your education to start a small business or enable more individuals to start their own businesses and become independent professionals?
  • Submit your application and the finished essay at the Thumbtack School-To-Skills Scholarship application page.

One scholarship winner will be notified  by email  prior to March 1, 2016.

For more information visit the Thumbtack Scholarship terms and conditions page.

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Shopko Foundation Scholarship


The Shopko Foundation recognizes that there is a well-known, large and persistent association between education and health. Because of the positive health consequences related to increased education, the Shopko Foundation supports the education of our Shopko family. Through a competitive process, the Foundation awards grants to qualified winners in amounts up to $2,500 for a given academic year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be a Shopko teammate or a dependent of a Shopko teammate
    • dependents must receive 50% of their support from Shopko teammate
    • dependent child of Shopko teammate must be under the age of 24 (as of July 1,2016)
  • Applicant or parent must be a full-time or part -time employee of Shopko for at least one year of continuous service as of January 1, 2016.
  • The Shopko teammate must be in good standing
  • Applicants must be high school seniors or graduates that have enrolled or plan to enroll in an accredited two or four year college, university, technical or vocational school for the entire 2016-2017 academic year.

Application Process

  • Review full application requirements
  • Register and complete the online application
  • Mail in the following materials to complete the application
    • Original official transcript
      • from post-secondary colleges and universities that have been attended; High school seniors must include an official high school transcript
      • transcripts must include grade summary and GPA
    • Two letters of recommendation
      • one academic reference or recommendation
      • one from a from a teacher, coach, or other adult (not immediate relative)

Mail completed application packet  *must be post marked before March 1, 2016.

Shopko Foundation
700 Pilgrim Way
P.O. Box 19060
Green Bay, WI 54307-9060

Recipient Notification:

Recipients will be notified by June 1. All recipients must sign and return the Scholarship Acknowledgement Form and a Publicity Release included with the award notification. Award of scholarship is subject to verification of enrollment from an accredited institution for the upcoming school year. In the event a recipient does not graduate from high school, drops out of high school, or does not enroll in an accredited institution for study during the coming school year, the scholarship will be forfeited and, where practical, awarded to an alternate recipient


Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016

2016 Racine Founders Club Rotary – Dennis Barry Strive Scholarship


The Racine Founders Club Rotary is offering one-year college scholarships to students graduating from Racine high schools. The Scholarship Committee will be awarding scholarships to students who score the highest in the categories below:

  • Academic improvement/performance through their 4 years in high school
  • Active involvement in school activities
  • Active involvement in community activities
  • Have overcome adversity in their life
  • Quality and the message of their essay
  • One letter of recommendation from a Counselor
  • One letter of recommendation from a Community Leader

High school students who apply for the scholarship must fulfill the scholarship application requirements.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the application
  • Include the required essay
    • One full-page, single-spaced TYPED essay on what personal obstacles you have overcome that made a positive change in your life.
  • Include letters of recommendation
  • Letter of acceptance from an accredited College/University
  • Year-to-Date high school transcript

Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than March 31, 2016, and submitted to:

Victor Frasher414
Augusta St
Racine, WI 53402

If high school counselors have any questions, they may contact Victor Frasher, at

Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
Racine County
Application Due By: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016

"40 ET 8" Nursing Training Program Scholarship

La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux hopes to help a qualified student, and promote the nursing profession by awarding $60 dollars a month to an outstanding applicant. To qualify for consideration, the student must be a resident of Racine, or Kenosha Counties and entering his/her second, third, or fourth year of the Nursing Program.

The scholarship recipient will be selected on the basis of scholastic achievement, initiative in helping her/himself financially, and financial need.

Application Process

  • Download and complete the application
  • Include the required essay
    • 50 to 100 words that delineate any special academic achievements,personal accomplishments, career goals, and other considerations which demonstrate why you are an ideal recipient for this award.
  • Include an official copy of your transcript

Scholarship applications must be submitted to:

Tom Turner
1143 Stratford Crt.
Racine, WI 53406

If you have any questions, contact Tom Turner, at (262)994-0592.

GPA Requirement: 
Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Residency Requirement: 
City of Kenosha
City of Racine
Kenosha County
Racine County

Transfer Times $6,000 Scholarship

 Transfer Times awards two $6000 scholarships per academic year to a two-year student who is transferring to a four-year school that advertises in Transfer Times.

Application Process

  • Complete the online application
  • Fall Contest Deadline- December 1
  • Spring Contest Deadline- May 1
  • See online entry form for complete contest rules.
  • Winners are selected at random.

Eligibility Requirements

  1. To enter, you must be enrolled at a two-year community college or technical college in Transfer Times distribution area (Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois).
  2. One entry per person is permitted. Only online entries will be accepted.
  3. The scholarship must be used within two years of the date on which the winner is announced.
  4. Enrollment as a full or part time student at a four-year college or university that advertises in the Transfer Times is required.
  5. This scholarship is non-transferable. All admissions requirements and other college or university rules must be met.
  6. This program is administered entirely by the Transfer Times and the 4 year school's financial aid office. All decisions are the sole responsibility of Transfer Times. All decisions are final.
  7. Entry in this scholarship contest indicates consent to our privacy policy.
Residency Requirement: 

Mercy Health System - Minority/Veteran Scholarship

 Mercy Health System will award a $2,000 scholarship to a minority or veteran student living in the Mercy service areas in Wisconsin or Illinois. 

Application Process

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Applicants must be pursuing a degree in a health related field from a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university. 
  2. Individuals who receive the scholarship must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average for their first semester.
  3. Student must be enrolled as a full time student and provide proof of second semester enrollment.

Mail or email completed application

Kelly M. Schmig
​Human Resources 
Generalist Assistant
PO Box 5003
Janesville, WI 53547

For more information contact Kelly Schmig at (608)314-2323  fax(608)756-6527

GPA Requirement: 
Full/Part Time: 
Full Time
Minority Preferences: 
African American
Asian American
Native American
Pacific Islander
Residency Requirement: 
Application Due By: 
Friday, March 18, 2016