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.

Return-to-Learn Students

SPRING SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE--Deadline extended to WED, DEC 20, 2017! 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.

"The Washington Seminar" Scholarship (Summer 2018)

WIPPS' & UW-Colleges' Washington Seminar, a summer course led and taught by UW Colleges faculty, provides an up-close and personal view of the workings of government, with access to congressional and executive leaders, lobbyists and other policy-influencers. Program details and application available at:

A $500 scholarship is available to a UW-BC student enrolled in the 2018 Washington Seminar.

First-Year Student Scholarships

SORRY, First-Year Scholarship Applications are closed! Check back in February for 2018-19 Scholarships

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! Check back in February for 2018-19 Scholarships

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! Check back in February for 2018-19 Scholarships

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.

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.

  • Render 3D Quickly Scholarship offers a $1000 scholarship to new or continuing students accepted into or currently enrolled in a U.S. college, university, trade school or design school. The application requires a short (500+ word) essay answering the question "How Can the Construction Industry be Changed by Virtual Reality?" Deadline is Dec. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    • 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.
  • Officer Michael R. Baribeau Memorial Scholarship offers an award of up to $5000  to any student graduating from a Rusk or Barron County High School, currently enrolled at WITC, or any student currently enrolled at UW-Barron County Campus. Application must comply with the admission requirements for a full-time student in a Police Science or Criminal Justice program at a vocational/technical school or college. Fill out and submit the below scholarship application in its entirety.  Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than April 7, 2018 and mailed to: Officer Michael Baribeau Scholarship, Susan Plaza - Director, N349 Balsam Lake Road, Birchwood  WI 54817