Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit or some other criteria. Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Therefore, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Campus foundations, local businesses, and other sources provide scholarships for students at the University. No repayment of scholarships is required.

Scholarships (awarded in spring)

The deadline to apply for these scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year was April 1, 2015. The UW-Fond du Lac Foundation annually awards scholarships to new freshmen, returning adults, continuing and transfer students. Scholarship applications are accepted in the spring of the year for the following academic year (September through May). 

To apply for a UW-Fond du Lac Foundation scholarship:

New and incoming transfer students

  • Apply online to be a UW-Fond du Lac student. Contact the Student Affairs office at (920) 929-1122 if you need assistance.
  • Establish your UW-Fond du Lac user name, e-mail and password. You will receive instructions on how to do this after you are admitted.

All students

Applications for the majority of scholarships offered for the upcoming 2015-16 academic year are due April 1, 2015.

Scholarship awards are made on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Cumulative earned grade point average (high school or college)
  • The student's personal essay of application
  • Evidence of leadership activities
  • Evidence of involvement in community or service activities
  • Recommendations by references

General information about scholarships:

  • UW-Fond du Lac students have also received many scholarships from national, state, or local businesses and organizations.
  • Scholarships are supported by private donors and the annual fundraising event Corks & Forks.

Berger Book Bag Fund

Applications accepted for fall semester June 1-August 1.

Applications accepted for spring semester November 1-January 1.

UW-Fond du Lac students can apply for funding by completing an application formand returning it to the Student Affairs Office.

The Berger Book Bag Fund is administered by the UW-Fond du Lac Foundation for the purpose of providing financial assistance to UW-Fond du Lac students who might otherwise have difficulty in purchasing needed books and academic supplies. The funding for this program is made possible through the generous gifts made to honor the memory of Joseph S. Berger, Jr., who with his father Joseph S. Berger, Sr., was instrumental in the establishment of the UW-Fond du Lac campus.

 For more scholarship information contact your high school counselor and/or the Student Affairs Office.