Scholarships

Scholarships- 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.

Resources for scholarship assistance:

Local Scholarship Application- Will be available in February for the 2017/18 school year.

Kohl Excellence Scholarship Application
The 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, Inc., application pool is open now and the hard deadline to apply is Friday, November 3rd. All Seniors who are applying and are asking VAHS teachers/counselors/principals to write letters of recommendations, the letters MUST be requested by Friday, October 20th. The application and other important details can be accessed via the follow link: http://www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence/public/application_and_selection.php . If you have any questions please contact Mr. Williams or Ms. Bonaparte"


Scholarship postings that have come to our attention:

Minority Student Achievement Scholarships -  Various scholarship opportunities for minority students.

Parentinn-Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship-  
Award: $1250 for High School students with deadline of 2/28/18

ACT Student Championship Scholarship
-Applications are open for the ACT Student Champion Award! The ACT Student Champion Award recognizes one student in each state who is tenacious and persistent, no matter the challenge, and is prepared for life after high school with a goal in mind and plan in place. ACT Student Champions receive a $500 non-renewable scholarship, certificate, plaque, and state-level recognition. 

The Forest County Potawatomi Foundation Scholarship - All scholarship applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Golden Door Scholars, in collaboration with colleges and universities, is offering full, four-year scholarships to high-performing undocumented students. The application deadline is 10/25/17.  

Wisconsin School Counselor Association Scholarship - The Wisconsin School Counselor Association in partnership with Carrer Cruising and Method Test Prep is awarding four $1,000 Scholarships for Wisconsin High School students attending post-secondary school in 2018/19.









 

1. 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. 
DUE: 2-15-17

2. Edgewood College is offering their Community Scholars Award which is a four-year full tuition scholarship also including course supplies, a laptop, and books. Click on this link to access the application: http://diversity.edgewood.edu/Home/Community-Scholars-Program
DUE: 3-1-17
3. The Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship open to seniors attending either the University of Wisconsin-Madison or Madison College.Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: http://www.deltathetasigma.com/scholarship
DUE: 2-15-17
4. The Carrie Crystal Stuckert Memorial Art Scholarship eligible to students with an intended Art Major. Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: http://dreampoolfoundation.org/scholarship_app.html
DUE: 4-24-17

5. The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program offers $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school students. Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: 
DUE: 4-22-17
6. 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. DUE: 2-15-17

7. 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. DUE: 4-28-17 @ 5PM
1. 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. 
DUE: 2-15-17

2. Edgewood College is offering their Community Scholars Award which is a four-year full tuition scholarship also including course supplies, a laptop, and books. Click on this link to access the application: http://diversity.edgewood.edu/Home/Community-Scholars-Program
DUE: 3-1-17
3. The Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship open to seniors attending either the University of Wisconsin-Madison or Madison College.Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: http://www.deltathetasigma.com/scholarship
DUE: 2-15-17
4. The Carrie Crystal Stuckert Memorial Art Scholarship eligible to students with an intended Art Major. Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: http://dreampoolfoundation.org/scholarship_app.html
DUE: 4-24-17

5. The 2017 Student-View Scholarship Program offers $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school students. Click on the link to access the application or pick up an application in Student Services: 
DUE: 4-22-17
6. 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. DUE: 2-15-17

7. 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. DUE: 4-28-17 @ 5PM
This year VAHS has been selected to nominate two Wildcats for the 2017 Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program that sponsors an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June of 2018 to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. In addition, recipients will have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists, and other accomplished people.
This year VAHS has been selected to nominate two Wildcats for the 2017 Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program that sponsors an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June of 2018 to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. In addition, recipients will have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists, and other accomplished people.
This year VAHS has been selected to nominate two Wildcats for the 2017 Presidential Scholars Program. The Presidential Scholars Program is a recognition program that sponsors an all expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June of 2018 to receive the U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. In addition, recipients will have access to important national and international figures, including government officials, educators, authors, musicians, scientists, and other accomplished people.