- Money from various sources that the student seeks out, applies for, and/or competes for, and if awarded, does not need to be paid back. Scholarships are awarded using specific and varying criteria, which may include financial need, academic merit, membership or affiliation in an organization or business, a special talent, or outstanding community service. Scholarships may require submission of a FAFSA and usually require completion of an additional application according to specified deadlines.
Students are advised to check the websites of the colleges they wish to attend for scholarships specific to their post-secondary institution. In addition, students are encouraged to submit the VAHS Local Scholarship Application and to use a college search engines.
A new email account specifically for use during college and scholarship searches would effectively keep spam and junk out of your personal email account At the same time you will not miss any serious college recruiters, scholarship notices, and/or deadline reminders.
Local Scholarship Application-
Typed applications are due to the Student Services office by 03/03/17.
Kohl Excellence Scholarship Application
- Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2016/17 school year.
Scholarship postings that have come to our attention:
The Women In Focus, Inc., Scholarship Application is available on the VAHS Scholarship website and in Student Services. The application is open to all students who meet the requirements. Scholarships will start off at $2,000.
Madison Area Retired Educators - eligible students are pursuing a degree in education. Paperwork is available in the K-Wing office.
The Legal Personnel of South Central Wisconsin is offering a $500 scholarship to a senior interested in becoming a legal secretary, legal assistance, paralegal, or other qualifying legal services education program. Pick up an application in Student Services.
Fitchburg Optimist Club Scholarship open to residents of Fitchburg age 21 or under who will be continuing their education in 2017. The scholarship is $1,000 with a potential for an additional secondary award. Pick up an application in Student Services.
Better Business Bureau - open to Wisconsin high school studetns who have demonstrated character, leadership and ethical values. There are a total of 10 scholarships each for $2,500.
USMA/Blake Family Scholarship - All high school seniors are eligible to apply. The scholarship is for $2,500
Friends of UPH-Meriter High School Scholarship - High school student pursuing a career in healthcare.