Scholarships can help reduce the financial burden of post-secondary education on students and their families. Each RUSD high school counselors' office can assist you in finding scholarship opportunities:

Case High School
Horlick High School
Park High School
Walden III High School
The R.E.A.L. School (visit your counselor in-person)

Our counselors have assembled this list of scholarship opportunities, including assistance available from local colleges and universities:

RUSD Scholarship Hub


Additionally, here is a listing of several state and national websites that provide scholarship opportunities:
(Tip: Create a new email account to organize scholarship opportunities in one location)

Federal Student Aid Scholarships Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can—it’s free money for college or career school! Start researching early, and meet deadlines, and you may be on your way to scholarship success.
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - GEAR UP GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is designed to assist low income students succeed in secondary school so that they will graduate from high school and pursue higher education.
QuestBridge This is a non-profit organization that assists outstanding low-income students with college admission, scholarships, and other educational opportunities.  Applicants must plan to attend a four-year college.  Here’s a link to eligibility requirements and the application
UW HELP Provides advice on scholarship searches, links to scholarships at UW Systems Campuses, and links to national scholarship search engines.
Wisconsin Private Colleges Provides a comprehensive list of scholarship links for each private university. Scholarships for Younger Children Don’t wait until the senior year in high school to start searching for scholarships. There are many scholarships that children can win in younger grades, even in kindergarten! offers a variety of resources that can help you plan and navigate your student journey.

MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund)

Since MALDEF's founding, the civil rights organization has supported the next generation of civil rights advocates for the Latino community. MALDEF currently offers: a Scholarship Resource Guide for high school, college, and graduate students; and a Law School Scholarship Program for law students. Here’s a link  to their 2019-2020 scholarship guide.

CollegeWeek Live

Search a college database, chat live with admissions representatives, apply for scholarships, and watch video presentations on college preparatory topics.

BigFuture by the College Board


BigFuture by the College Board provides a variety of resources to students and families. Search a database of colleges, explore careers and majors, read articles on paying for college, search for scholarships and more. Here’s a direct link to their scholarship website.



Fastweb is a national scholarship website. Access to over 1.5 millions scholarships. Additional articles and resources to support post-secondary planning.


Unigo offers monthly scholarships in the form of essay contests. Applicants may begin at the age of 13 and apply every year. The site includes a national college search engine and college database.


Cappex exists to help you reach your first day at the college that's best for you. By creating a free Cappex account, we will show you colleges that are interested in you, give you the tools you need to make informed decisions, present you with eligible scholarships, and everything in between.

Just  create your account with  some basic info and we will walk you through it.

Peterson’s Scholarships

It doesn't matter how much scholarship money is available, if you don't qualify for any of it. Peterson's scholarship search tool reaches super hero status with its ability to filter available scholarships by school type, ethnicity, gender, field of study, state of residence, award type, and more!

Sallie Mae Scholarships

Our free Scholarship Search tool gives you access to 5 million scholarships worth up to $24 billion. It helps you find scholarships that match your skills, activities, and interests. You can even set up customized alerts to notify you when a new scholarship that matches your profile becomes available.

careeronestop Scholarship Finder

Your source for career exploration, training & jobs sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) helps students move forward in their educational journeys by providing a wide range of programs and scholarship opportunities. AISES scholarships help students acquire skills and training that will help them meet the unique STEM needs of our communities. We highly encourage you to apply for all the scholarships you are eligible for! To apply, you must be an AISES member.  

American Indian College Fund

The American Indian College Fund’s purpose is to increase the number of American Indians who hold college degrees. Currently only 14% of American Indians have a college degree – less than half the national average. Every year, we empower more than 4,000 American Indian students to start and stay in school, complete their degrees and launch careers that benefit us all. We have provided more than 131,000 scholarships and $201 million to support American Indian communities. 

Imagine America Foundation

The Imagine America Foundation (IAF), formerly the Career College Foundation, was established in 1982 as the research, scholarship and training provider for the nation's career colleges. We do more than offer scholarships for trade schools and career colleges. We work with high schools and career colleges to increase student retention.


Our “Scholarship Opportunities” series features scholarships available for all students as well as those specifically for minority and under-represented students. We’ve sorted out the scams and tracked down the legitimate scholarships, internships, and fellowships, saving you months of research. Our books will help you find and win the scholarships you’re eligible for, so you can get your college degree without drowning in student-loan debt.

Registered Users will be matched with scholarships, bursaries, and grants that fit their profile. To access our Free Scholarship Database, simply create your own profile.

Enter to win! Sign up for emails to get helpful tips and resources, and enter for the chance to win a scholarship. Throughout the year, 12 eligible students or parents will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 scholarship award to help cover college expenses.

Our massive scholarship database provides you with access to $41 billion in funding, and grows at a rate of 5,000 new awards per month.  The best part is most of these opportunities come directly from colleges and universities - not just from competitive, national tools. That increases your odds of finding free money, and finding the right scholarships for you.

Scholarships, Inc.

Scholarships, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships last year to area students. Do not miss out on this great opportunity!

AFSCME Scholarships

AFSCME is the nation’s largest and fastest growing public services employees union. AFSCME’s members provide the vital services that make America happen. We are nurses, corrections officers, child care providers, EMTs, sanitation workers and more. With working members in hundreds of different occupations and retirees across the country, AFSCME advocates for fairness in the workplace, excellence in public services and prosperity and opportunity for all working families.

The American Physical Society (APS)

The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world.

Elks National Foundation Scholarship Programs

Graduating seniors based on financial need, leadership, and scholarship; also merit-based scholarships for children/grandchildren of Elks who are members in good standing; and grants available to children of deceased or totally disabled Elks. Multiple opportunities with varying deadlines.  


Intertribal Timber Council

Numerous scholarships are available with varying deadlines.

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Scholarships

Junior Achievement is here to help finance your college education. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin offers nearly $30,000 in scholarships for students in the state of Wisconsin. These scholarships are awarded to students every year to help them achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. Scholarships may be renewable but must be applied for each year. The list below provides details on each scholarship and application information.

National Multiple Sclerosis Society College Scholarship Resources

Numerous scholarships are available with varying deadlines.

Indigenous Student College Guide Indigenous college students balance many priorities while pursuing their degrees. Learn about the resources and programs that help Native students apply for college and succeed on campus.

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