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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

Bucky’s Tuituion Promise

First announced in February 2018, Bucky’s Tuition Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident students.

The program guarantees scholarships and grants to pay for tuition & segregated fees for students whose household adjusted gross income (AGI) is $56,000 or less. Incoming freshmen will receive eight (8) consecutive semesters (4 years) of free tuition & segregated fees and transfer students will receive four (4) semesters (2 years).


 Algoma Area Education Foundation Inc. Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019, 3:00 p.m.
Past Recipient Enrollment Verification Deadline: September 1 & January 15
Application for High School Seniors  (Updated 9/26/18)  |  Application for Past Recipients  (Updated 9/26/18)
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



Engineers of Wisconsin Foundation Scholarships

Application Deadline:  December 17, 2018 |  Website/Application Instructions
Award Amount: Varies

Sponsored by the Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers, the EFW promotes engineering education through annual scholarships. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities and need.

The scholarships are available to graduating high school seniors who plan to study engineering at a four­year ABET-accredited program leading to a baccalaureate degree in engineering and intend to enter the profession of engineering upon graduation. Each applicant will be considered for all of the following scholarships.

  • The Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin Scholarship, 4 scholarships, each $2,000
  • The WSPE Past Presidents Scholarship, 1 scholarship, $2,000
  • The Behling Scholarship, 2 scholarships, each $2,000
  • The Louis C Geiger Scholarship, 3 scholarships, each $2,000
  • The Yu-Hwa Terry Ni FREE Program Scholarship, $2,000 will be awarded in one or two scholarships’s Wealth Wise Scholarship

Application Deadline:  December 31, 2018 |  Website/Application Instructions
Award Amount: $1000

The Wealth Wise Scholarship is open to US undergraduate and graduate students seeking a career in the finance industry.


To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Major of study must support a career in the finance industry (e.g., finance, business, accounting, mathematics, management, and other related majors)
  • Must be a US resident
  • Must send in an official transcript
  • Must be a current or future college student (e.g., high school senior)
  • Scholarship must go to tuition purposes (will be paid directly to the university/college)
  • Complete an essay for submission



2019 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: January 4, 2019 |  Website | Application
Award Amount: $10,000 annually up to four years

Honoring the legacy and character of our nation’s 40th President, the GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program rewards college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship with financial assistance to pursue higher education.


To be eligible for this award, applicants must:

  • demonstrate at school, at the workplace, and within the community the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship;
  • demonstrate strong academic performance (minimum 3.0 grade point average/4.0 scale or equivalent);
  • be citizens of the United States of America;
  • be current high school seniors attending high school in the United States (students living on U.S. Armed Forces base and homeschooled students are also eligible); and
  • plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate course of study toward a bachelor’s degree at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States for the entire upcoming academic year.



The Foundation of the WI Automobile & Truck Dealers Association Technician Scholarships & Snap-On Industrial Tool Awards

Application Deadline:  January 15, 2019 |  Website/Application Instructions
Award Amount: Amount varies up to full tuition

The Foundation of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers welcomes your application for an Automotive, Diesel, Auto Collision or motorcycle Technician Scholarship.

All applicants for any of the above scholarships must:

  • Have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2019.
  •  Plan to attend or currently be enrolled (with an anticipated graduation date no earlier than the spring of 2020) in an automotive, auto collision or diesel technician program at a Wisconsin technical college.
  • Plan to pursue a professional career in the automotive, diesel or auto collision industry.
  • High school students must submit their ACT test scores and complete two additional on-line tests.Testing should be completed by January 15, 2019.
  • Current technical college students do not need to complete the assessment tests, but they will need to send in their transcripts from their first semester as soon as it is available.



Wisconsin Education Association Council Scholarships

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019  | Website/Application
Award Amount: $1,450 per year up to four years


Only high school seniors are eligible to apply, and only if a parent qualifies in one of these membership categories: an active WEAC member, an active retired member, or a parent who died while holding a WEAC membership.

In addition, the student must rank in the top 25% of his or her class or have achieved a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (based on a non-weighted 4.0 scale) at the time of application, plan to pursue an education major or minor, and intend to teach in Wisconsin.



Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Scholarship

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019  | Website/Application
Award Amount: One (1) $750 award per WiRSA region

In recognition of the tremendous efforts put forth by Wisconsin’s rural schools to provide their students with quality education in an ever-changing environment, it is with pleasure that the Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance (WiRSA) offers an annual scholarship program.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating high school senior from each of the four membership regions of Wisconsin as specified in the organization’s bylaws. An additional at-Large scholarship will be given to the next highest scoring applicant. Each recipient will receive a one-time cash scholarship of $750 to be used by the student to help defray the costs of post-secondary education and related expenses.

A written essay is required for the application that expands on the following information:

  • the benefits of attending a rural school
  • your college and career goals
  • the value of growing up in a rural community and what personal values you have gained from your experience



Kinnard Farms Excellence in Agricultural Scholarship

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 |  Information  |  Application
Award Amount: Three scholarships of $1,500 each

The Kinnard Farms Excellence in Agriculture Scholarship aims to recognize and reward graduating high school seniors interested in pursuing a career related to agriculture. Emphasis is placed on students’ performance and humanitarian qualities.

To be considered for nomination, students must:

  • Be a graduating senior in good standing from one of the following schools: Kewaunee, Luxemburg-Casco, Algoma, Denmark or SouthernDoor high schools
  • Be accepted into a 2-year, 4-year or short course program and enrolling the following fall
  • Plan to pursue an agricultural focus such as dairy or animal science, horticulture, mechanics, agronomy, pre-veterinary, agricultural communications, or a trade
  • Write and submit an essay (250-500 words) describing how they became interested in agriculture, their experience and what they bring to the field and their professional goals
  • Submit one letter of reference
  • Demonstrate humanitarian qualities in school and community through school programs and/or community service
  • Be a Wisconsin resident



James R. Blahnik Agricultural Scholarship

Application Deadline:  April 1, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. |  Cover Letter  |  Application
Award Amount: $500

The James R. Blahnik Agricultural Scholarship offers a one-time scholarship to a worthy graduating high school senior planning on furthering their education.

The criteria include but are not limited to:

  • Graduate of Algoma High School
  • Pursuing an agriculture-related career in ag-business, crops & soils or animal science.
  • Must be enrolled in a 2-year, 4-year or short course ag program.
  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.0.
  • Displays leadership qualities.
  • Completed Scholarship Application.
  • Completed essay indicated his/her career goals (500 words or less).
  • Included a letter of recommendation which would indicate applicant’s qualifications for receiving this scholarship