High School Scholarships
The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin holds more than 240 scholarships awarded annually to graduating seniors at 46 local high schools.
Not a high school student? See our Additional Opportunities page for scholarships available to a wider audience.
Most scholarship funds have specific eligibility requirements established by the donor, such as enrollment at a particular high school or specialization in a particular field of study. Also, most scholarship funds base selection on financial need, academic performance, extracurricular activities, volunteer/community service, or other talents.
Applicants should keep these issues in mind as they search for scholarships for which they may be eligible.
The application deadline for most scholarships is March 1.
If you are a current scholarship recipient and have questions about your award, please see our FAQ section.
Current Recipient FAQ
If you cannot find the answer to your question below, email Jackie Ommodt, Director of Grants & Scholarships, or call her at (608) 758-0883.
In order to receive your scholarship you must send in the appropriate paperwork which includes either your fall class schedule or your fall semester grades and your spring semester class schedule. (See “When will it be paid” for which information you must send.) You must also include the name and address of your school, your student account I.D. number, and your school e-mail address.
Class schedules must print with your first and last name on them. For UW schools do not use the “grid view” class schedule option.
Some scholarships are paid upon proof of enrollment at your school, some are paid after receipt of your first semester grades and second semester class schedule, and some are paid half upon proof of enrollment and half upon receipt of first semester grades and second semester class schedule. Please refer to your award letter for your scholarship’s payment date details.
Yes, you can email them to [email protected]. The documents you send can be obtained online through your student account and must include your first and last name and the school’s name in order to be eligible. You will receive an email in return if the information is incorrect or unreadable. If you prefer to mail your information, please send to:
Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.
121 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545-3838
You will receive an email informing you that the check has been sent to your school.
You will receive an e-mail in May detailing what information you need to send in order to have your scholarship renewed. This information usually includes an official transcript and a letter describing highlights of your previous year and goals that you have set for your next school year.