WSCA High School Scholarship

  • Description:

    The Wisconsin School Counselor Association (WSCA), in partnership with Xello & Method Test Prep, has established the WSCA High School Scholarship Program to assist students with their post-secondary education.

    Unless otherwise specified, you must:

    • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen in the United States for other than a temporary purpose.
    • Be a Wisconsin resident. Residency is defined by WSCA when:
      • An independent student or the parents of a dependent student have continuously resided in Wisconsin for the previous 12 months.
      • A student has continuously enrolled a minimum of one academic year within the past 12-month period at a Wisconsin high school.
      • Be a graduating Wisconsin high school student during the current academic year.
    • Are attending a public or private high school in Wisconsin
    • Will be attending a post-secondary education program during the 2019-2020 school year.

    Award Amount: (4) $1,000.00 Scholarships Will Be Awarded
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: 2020-2021 Date to be determined

WI Elks National Foundation

  • Description/Requirements:

    • The ELKS National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2021 competition.
    • Male and Female students compete separately.
    • Ranging from $1,000 per year to $12,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), in the U.S. college or university. All scholarships are in the form of certificates of award conditional upon the full-time enrollment of the winner in an accredited U.S. college or university.
    • The Chicago office of the Elks National Foundation will announce the 2021 500 national winners in late April, 2021. (Many local Lodges, districts and state Elks associations award their own scholarships through this program. These scholarships are not to be confused with 500 Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarships.)

    Awards Amount: 

    The 20 top finalists will participate in an all expenses paid Leadership Weekend in Chicago during which they'll interview with the national judges. These 20 finalists will be vying for two first-place awards of $50,000; two second-place awards of $40,000; and two third-place awards of $30,000. The remaining 14 finalists will receive awards of $20,000. The 480 runners-up will receive fifth-place scholarships of $4,000

    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: November 15, 2020

Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship

  • Description:

    The purpose of the Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Their goal is to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or nonpublic university, college or vocational/technical college. The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year. This is a competitive scholarship. Applications must be typed. Students will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate goals in each of four areas: future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals.

    Each student must submit three letters of recommendation, one from each of the following categories: 

    • Current teacher or Previous year's teacher
    • Counselor or Principal
    • Letters of recommendation will be evaluated on how well they describe the student's improvements, contributions, and successes.

    Award Amount: $10,000
    Application: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: November 17, 2020

Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association

  • Description:

    The Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association is pleased to sponsor our 11th Annual Scholarship competition for high school seniors.  All Waukesha County, Wisconsin public & private high school seniors graduating in 2020 are invited to participate.

    Scholarships of $500 each will be awarded to a minimum of two top-qualifying entries based on the quality of an essay written on one of the following topics:

    • HISTORY & PRESERVATION OF OUR MATERIAL CULTURE: “Why is it important to understand and preserve your family’s heirlooms?”  Include the history of your family heirloom(s) & attach a photo of the object(s) discussed.  If additional help is needed, student can interview select dealers at the Oct. 5-6, 2018 antiques show at Waukesha Expo to obtain more information about the object(s).  (See for show information.)

    • FOR HISTORICAL SITE VOLUNTEERS:  “Explain the important role of volunteers at historic sites or museums and their positive impact in preserving our local heritage.” (Documentation of volunteer hours at historic sites or museums must accompany this essay.)  


    • 2019-2020 Competition is open to all Waukesha County, Wisconsin public & private high school seniors.
    • Student must have plans to apply for admission to a university, community college or technical school located in Wisconsin.
    • Entries may be computer generated or hand written in English, on one side of 8-1/2” x 11” paper, 500 words or less.  Student may use as many pages as necessary.
    • Student must compose the essay without assistance from others, but may use reference materials.
    • If reference materials are used, a bibliography should be included.
    • Essay title, student’s name, mailing address, email address, telephone number and school should appear on page 1.
    • Sentence construction, punctuation usage, spelling, organization and neatness will be part of the judging process.
    • All entries must be authenticated by the student’s Guidance Office or by the Director of the museum or historical society for which they volunteer. Authentication would include a note on official school, museum or historical society letterhead or a seal embossed with the name of the school, museum or historical society.
    • All entries must be postmarked no later than November 30, 2019 and should be mailed to:

    Wisconsin Antiques Dealers Association
    c/o Debbie McArdle, Secretary
    6705 Connecticut Trail
    Crystal Lake, IL  60012-3125

    Application Information: CLICK HERE
    Application Deadline: NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR