Education For A Purpose | (920) 487-7001 | 1715 Division St. Algoma, WI 54201



If your organization or place of employment has a scholarship that would be of interest to the students of our school or have any questions about applying for scholarships, please contact the guidance office.

General Scholarship Resources

Scholarship Name |  Deadline  |  Link To Application/Website

DPI GEAR UP Scholarship and TIP Grants

Application:  Application
Award Amount: Varies

A message from Kevin Konkol, Education Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction


It is that time of the year again when the seniors in schools are looking forward to college and trying to navigate all that comes their way.  Once again the Department of Public Instruction has scholarship and grant money for those well deserving students.

The Gear Up scholarship will be worth up to $2,224 a year for four years and the TIP Grant will be from $1,000 – $1,800 a year for up to 5 years.  Both of these opportunities are for students in need and generally students who are first generation college students and taking advantage of Free and Reduced Lunch (EFC < 200).

The GEAR UP scholarship and the TIP Grant can be applied for by filling out the attached form and sent back in to my office.  To be eligible for the GEAR UP scholarship the students will need to visit with me before graduation, which can be either a one on one visit or can be a presentation which takes about 30 minutes.

 Algoma Area Education Foundation Inc. Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
Past Recipient Enrollment Verification Deadline: September 1 & January 15
Application for High School Seniors  |  Application for Past Recipients
Award Amount: 

The Algoma Area Education Foundation promotes and supports excellence in our students. Our intention is to be an advocate for students as they work to achieve high levels of performance in education and in life. We believe there is no better place to invest our resources. AAEF believes that no student should ever receive less of an education due to a lack of opportunities or funds.

In that spirit, the AAEF offers scholarships to worthy students planning on attending a two- or four-year institution.

The criteria include, but are not limited to:

  • student-written essay
  • teacher and/or community member recommendation
  • community service
  • extra-curricular activities
  • academic achievement

The Peck Law Firm 2017 Scholarship Essay Contest

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2017 | Website | Application
Award Amount: $2,000


This scholarship is open to any American citizen, who:

  • has graduated from high school before July 1, 2017,
  • has a minimum GPA of 3.0, and
  • will be attending college, graduate school, or law school in the fall semester of 2017.

Applying for the scholarship is straightforward. Each student must: (1) complete the scholarship application; (2) submit an essay of 1,000 words or less; and (3) attach a resume and applicable transcripts.

The 2017 scholarship essay topic is: What effects will the election of our new president have on American families?

Abbott & Fenner  Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017 |  Website
Award Amount:
Up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.

The A&F Scholarships are available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution.

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic below. The essay should be between 500 and 1000 words. Your submissions must be sent to Abbot & Fenner by email at:

Describe your educational career and life goals.  Explain your plan for achieving these goals.  Include your degree/major, why you selected it, and how this degree/major will help you achieve your goals.

The “Aspiring Animation Professional” Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017 |  Website
Award Amount:

The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing an animation related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

The OMBAR “Aspiring Business Professional” Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: June 1, 2017 |  Website
Award Amount:


The scholarship is limited to high school seniors in the US pursuing a business related degree program at an accredited post-secondary school or college.

Wisconsin District – Precision Metalforming Association Scholarship

Deadline: June 2, 2017 (postmarked), June 7, 2017 (received)  | Application | Information Sheet
Award Amount:  Four (4) $500 scholarships


  • The applicant must be a high school
  • The applicant must have had a minimum of one Manufacturing related course in High
    1. Letter of recommendation required of Technology & Engineering
  • The applicant must be a Wisconsin
  • The applicant must have fulfilled the proper requirements for acceptance of this scholarship listed
  • The applicant must be pursuing further education for a career related to manufacturing in a post-secondary educational institution located within (2-year and 4-year programs acceptable, all students are encouraged)

American Society of Civil Engineers Scholarship

Deadline: June 2, 2017  | Application | Information Sheet
Award Amount: Three (3) $1000 scholarships

The Fox River Valley Branch of the Wisconsin Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides scholarships to high school and university/technical school students who are pursuing degrees in Civil Engineering and/or a Civil Engineering related field.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must submit:

  • Completed application form.
  • Proposed curriculum of study (i.e. list of courses that have been or will be taken during the course of the pursued curriculum) and how it relates to civil engineering.
  • One page essay on educational plans and career objectives.
  • Resume that includes all schools, colleges and/or universities attended; dates attended, major/field(s) of study, grade point average, degrees received, work experience, civic work/community involvement, and/or extracurricular activities.
  • Unofficial transcripts.

 Badger Boys State

Session: June 10, 2017—June 17, 2017  | Website
Award Amount: Varies

This unique week-long educational opportunity at Ripon College teaches high school boys the workings of the government structure and the principals of our great American heritage—justice, freedom, and democracy.

Every year the Department selects two outstanding Boys State graduates to represent them at American Legion Boys Nation held in Washington, D.C. It is here that they are introduced to the structure and function of the federal government.

Samsung Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 10, 2017 (No later than arrival upon a participant’s arrival at American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State)  | Website
Award Amount: Up to $20,000

Scholarship applications are restricted to high school juniors who attend the current session of either The American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program and are a direct descendant – i.e. child, grandchild, great grandchild, etc. – or a legally adopted child of a wartime veteran who served on active duty during at least one of the periods of war officially designated as eligibility dates for American Legion membership.

Additional American Legion Contest and Scholarship Information

Aspiring Nurse Scholarship

Application Deadline: June 30, 2017, at midnight  | Website | Application
Award Amount: $1,000

This scholarship will be awarded to an aspiring nurse who best demonstrates:

+ A track record of academic excellence, particularly in science and mathematics
+ A passion for the nursing profession and the overall field of healthcare

This scholarship is open to all high school seniors who plan to pursue college education in nursing, including LPN / LVN, ADN, and BSN programs.

Paul Mitchell Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017  | Application
Award Amount: 5 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each


  1. Applicants must be accepted by Paul Mitchell the School-Green Bay and cannot be enrolled in another school that offers a similar course of study at the time of awarding or disbursement.
  2. Each applicant may receive only ONE Paul Mitchell Schools scholarship award per education program.
  3. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, at least seventeen (17) years old, with a high school diploma or upcoming high school graduation in the year prior to the chosen enrollment date.
  4. Applicants must submit a sealed copy of their high school or postsecondary school transcripts with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Transcripts must include an imprinted school seal and/or signature of an authorized school official.
  5. Scholarship recipients must maintain grades of 90 % in theory, 90 % in practical, and 90 % attendance throughout each Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) period, and maintain full compliance with Paul Mitchell Schools’ rules and regulations.
  6. Employees of the school and their family members are NOT eligible to participate.

 American Legion Baseball Scholarship

Application Deadline: July 15, 2017  | Website
Award Amount: Up to $5,000

American Legion Baseball enjoys a reputation as one of the most successful and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues. The program registers more than 200 teams in Wisconsin with over 3,000 athletes participating. Wisconsin baseball is the only state that has 5 leagues, Class AAA, AA, A, 17 and under and 16 and under; and ranks 4th highest in the Nation in the number of participating teams and ball players

Additional American Legion Contest and Scholarship Information