The Barron County Campus Foundation, Inc. provides scholarship opportunities through the generosity of area businesses and individuals, community organizations, alumni and campus faculty and staff interested in the educational progress of UW-BC students. Each year the UW-Barron County Foundation, Inc. provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to first year, continuing, and transferring UW-BC students and Return-to-Learn Scholarships for new returning adult students.

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.

Contact your high school counselor and/or the UW-Barron County Solution Center for more scholarship information.

Barron County Campus Foundation Scholarships

Scholarships available for the 2017-18 academic year are listed below. Scholarship applications and essays can be submitted electronically to

NOTE: The applications are PDF fillable forms. If you are unable to type information into the form, try downloading to your computer and opening using PDF-supportive software (there are multiple free and paid versions available online) OR open the form using Google CHROME. Once completed, SAVE as a PDF or using your PRINT function, change your printer to SAVE AS PDF and save it to your computer, cloud-based storage or a flash drive! If your computer will not support PDF fillable forms, PRINT the blank form and neatly hand-write your responses, or type the questions and your responses into a Word document.

First-Year Student Scholarships

SORRY, First-Year Scholarship Applications are closed!

Scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,000 are available to those who will be a freshman in the 2017-18 academic year. To apply for a first-year student scholarship, the student must have been admitted for the upcoming fall semester no later than the April 3, 2017 scholarship application deadline.

Continuing Students

SORRY, Continuing Student Scholarship Applications are closed!

Scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,250 are available to continuing students. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application form by the April 3, 2017 deadline.

Transferring Students

SORRY, Transferring Student Scholarship Applications are closed!

Two scholarships are available to UW-BC students who will be transferring to a 4-year campus for the 2017-18 academic year. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application form by the April 3, 2017 deadline.

Return-to-Learn Students

Scholarships are available to non-traditional adult students who are starting their college career or are resuming their college education. A student is considered "Return-to-Learn" scholarship eligible if he/she is 1) beginning college 2+ years post high school or 2) resuming college after a 2+ year absence. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application and the appropriate attachments.

External Scholarship

The scholarships listed below are NOT offered through UW-BC Foundation and may or may not be exclusively available to UW-BC students. These are listed simply as a service to students who may wish to explore additional scholarship resources. UW-Barron County and UW-BC Foundation cannot guarantee the validity of these scholarship offerings. Please use caution if requested to pay an application fee or provide personally-identifying information that seems unnecessary for applying.

  • The Groza Learning Center Education Scholarship was created to help students interested in higher education reach their goal of attending college or university.  High school students who graduate in 2017 and have been accepted into a college or university and students currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply for a $1000 scholarship by Nov. 30, 2017.

  • Women are underrepresented in some of the highest paying jobs in America. Specifically jobs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. Because of this, we’re again launching our annual Women in STEM scholarship competition to help current or college-bound women perusing STEM degrees. We’re offering two scholarship awards of $2,500 which will be given to two deserving women to put towards their college education. 12/31/2017 deadline.
  • offers one (1) $1000 scholarship--open to any students in any major, although this scholarship is ideal for students enrolled in any health care major including but not limited to: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Health Care Administration, Health Sciences, Pre-Med, Speech Language Pathology, etc. Also open to high school students with an acceptance letter to a college or university. 10/24/2017 deadline.

  • Outdoor Ninjas "Outdoor Enthusiast" offers one (1) $1000 scholarship to a University of Wisconsin student who is an outdoor enthusiasts. 11/30/2017 deadline. You can see more information about the scholarship here:

  • SurveysSay Marketing Scholarship: $1000 scholarship to any currently enrolled students with a major or minor in Marketing, Business, Economics, IT, Communications, Advertising. Also open to  high school students with acceptance letter to a college or university with intentions to study in an aforementioned field. Guildelines and application information is available at
  • Alert1 is offering a $250 scholarship to a student attending an accredited U.S. college or university who wants to help seniors. Deadline is 1/5/2018.

  • At Music Instrument Center, we strongly believe in education since we are fully aware of its importance. As part giving back to the community, we are happy to announce the forthcoming Music Instrument Center Scholarship 2018. With this scholarship, we aim to create a bridge between College and our Company to help students to continue their education with ease and achieve their career goals while relieving them of the financial burden of higher education. Deadline is 3/1/2018.

  • The purpose of the ShoesTracker scholarship is to draw attention to an often-ignored issue: foot pain and foot health. By encouraging students to write about their personal experiences or the experiences of the individuals that they know and think of methods to raise awareness, this scholarship opens up the conversation about foot pain and foot health. Apply for their $2000 scholarship by 9/9/2018 at
  • Norda Scholarship for Adult Returning Students: Deadline June 1
    • 22 years of age or older at the time they begin their degree, certification or certificate program.
    • Be a Rusk County resident.
    • Must complete the Rusk County Community Foundation’s scholarship application form.
    • Money can be used to defray education-related expenses of low income, adult students.
    • Grant funds could be used for tuition and fees, child care expenses and the purchase of books or equipment (such as computers related to the educational program.)
    • The funds cannot be used for an advanced degree (masters, specialist or doctorate) except in the case of a certification program that partially fulfills requirements for such a degree.
    • Community Foundations cannot make grants to individuals.