Our Scholarship Application Process

Scholarships, Inc. offers financial assistance to high school graduates in pursuit of a bachelor's or associate degree, or general education transfer credits. Students must attend a fully-accredited 2-year/technical college, traditional college or university in the United States and carry full-time student status with a college courseload of 12 credits or more per semester. All of our scholarships and Partner Scholarships are applicable to a student's first year in college, and some awards may be renewable.

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Students graduating from a Brown County or Door County high school are eligible to apply for all opportunities.

Brown County High Schools: Ashwaubenon, Bay Port, Denmark, De Pere, East Green Bay, N.E.W. Lutheran, Notre Dame Academy, Southwest, Preble, Pulaski, West De Pere, West Green Bay, and Wrightstown.

Door County High Schools: Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay, and Washington Island.

The Albert & Mary Rhoades Foundation and Deprey-Skyline Family Information Technology scholarships are available to students in other Wisconsin counties; see our Partner Scholarships page for specific details.

Here are the fundamentals of our scholarship application and selection process:

  1. Recipients are selected on the basis of:
    • Financial need as established by the Student Aid Report, which is generated by filing a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid: https://fafsa.ed.gov/).
    • Academic achievement based on GPA, course rigor, and standardized test scores (as reported by applicant and high school counselor).
    • Extracurricular activity, volunteer activity, and leadership, as detailed by a resume.
    • Demonstrated academic motivation, personal growth, initiative and perseverance.
    • Two creative essays (view essay questions here). Answering the optional essay question may allow you to be considered for other awards.
    • Quality of character as described by one school-related reference.
  2. The application must be 100% complete and submitted by the student through our online scholarship application. Your school reference and counselor verification must both be marked "Submitted" (see tutorial). Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered. Deadline is strictly enforced.
  3. Applicant information is kept confidential; an anonymous screening committee will evaluate the applications.

It is the policy of Scholarships, Inc. to work directly and only with the scholarship applicant.

This scholarship application must be completed by the student that is applying for awards. If Scholarships, Inc. becomes aware that the student did not complete the application, his/her application will be disqualified.

Deadlines

Traditional scholarship application for graduating high school seniors (class of 2017): Application opens December 22, 2016. Deadline is 11:59pm on April 6, 2017. The 2017 application cycle is now closed.

2017 Renewal Applications for all eligible opportunities: Eligible applicants will receive an email in early May, and can begin applying on May 16, 2017.

Visit our Application Checklist page for additional information about completing your application.

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