Scholarship season generally begins in the spring of your senior year. Cornell seniors should routinely check the office scholarship board for scholarships that you may be eligible for receiving. Scholarship Portfolios (created in Junior year) must be turned in by the assigned deadline (around April 1st) in order to be considered for certain local scholarships, which are decided by the scholarship committee.
Scroll down for a current list of available local scholarships.
Finding College Scholarships through college
Your post-secondary institution will also have scholarships available for admitted students. Please check with your selected school to see when scholarship deadlines are and if you are eligible for any scholarships within your department.
(compliments of UW Help) There is a tremendous amount of information available on scholarships. Start your search early and contact the financial aid office at the UW campus you're considering attending for help answering any questions. Start Searching Successfully locating, applying for, and receiving a scholarship will require time, energy, and patience. Begin your search early (for example, during your junior year in high school) and well in advance of any application deadlines. Start at the local level. Listings of community scholarships are often available in high school guidance offices. Students with special talent in art, music, athletics, or a particular academic area should speak with their appropriate teacher or coach about possible scholarships with professional organizations they or their family belong to or are affiliated with. Scouting organizations, labor temples, religious organizations, ethnic clubs, or civic groups may have a scholarship competition or fund. Check with employers: In some instances, employees or children of employees can apply to private companies or organizations for scholarships.
Information Resources While you’re searching for scholarships, contact the financial aid office at the campus you’re considering attending. Your campus may have a separate application that must be completed before you can be considered for a campus-based scholarship. For more information about local and national resources to help you make decisions about financial aid, taxes and more click on the link below. https://uwhelp.wisconsin.edu/pay-for-college/financial-resources/
Searches for a Fee Many companies promise to provide lists of scholarships for a fee. In some cases, you are paying for just a list of possible scholarships: some of which may be obsolete, impossible to locate, or limited to applicants who have very specific academic or personal characteristics. Or you may be paying for information that is available at no cost from your financial aid office or the Department of Education. Students and parents are encouraged to read the Federal Trade Commission's warning on scholarship scams.
Free Searches Each of the following sites allows you to search for possible scholarships based on personal information. Once a posted application is complete, you can search for scholarships using different criteria. College Express offers a searchable database that has over 200,000 available scholarships. The search is performed in two comprehensive scholarship databases. CollegeBoard enables students to match their educational goals with internships, scholarships, and loans. It offers a wide variety of facts and tips to aid students when planning for college. Fast Web (Financial Aid Search through the Web) is a database of more than 270,000 scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans. Scholarships.com The database is available to undergraduate and graduate students.
Current Scholarship List (including local)
Check here for a list of just some of the scholarships you might apply for. We will update this list regularly. Information on individual scholarships is subject to change.
Local Scholarships (only open to Cornell students)
The River Country Co-op has a scholarship available to students with parents who are members of River Country Co-op. Any area of study is accepted but Agronomy related is preferred. Applications are available down on the scholarship wall. Scholarship is due early March.
The Matt and Tracy Helgerson Family Scholarship is a $500 scholarship awarded to a Cornell High School senior pursuing a post-secondary degree in the field of education. Application information is available on the scholarship wall by the office. The scholarship is due April 15th.
If you are interested in applying for the Frank and Susan Huettner Scholarship, your first step is to send a personal request to the Foundation Office at PO Box 57, Cadott, WI, 54727. They will then send you application materials. Deadline for application request is April 22, 2022. Deadline for return of completed applications is May 2, 2022.
The American Legion Scholarship is for students who are going into the military or have a parent who is a veteran. Application information: 2022_american_legion_scholarship_letter.docx The scholarship is due April 30th.
Visionary Scholarship Program. Multiple Winners ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Non-renewable, to be used to offset first year of college costs. www.americancollegefoundation.org
The Wisconsin Towns Association, Rural Mutual Insurance and Scott Construction are offering $1000 scholarships to the winners of an essay contest. Details can be found on the scholarship wall by the office.
CVTC Scholarships. If you are enrolled at CVTC, you can log into your MyCVTC account, select "PAY FOR COLLEGE" and then select "Scholarships". There you will find a great deal of information on the scholarships they have available and details on how to apply for them how_to_apply_for_cvtc_scholarships.pd