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 2018-19 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

Scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,000 are available to those who will be a freshman in the 2018-19 academic year. To apply for a first-year student scholarship, the student must be admitted for the upcoming fall semester no later than the April 2, 2018 scholarship application deadline.

Continuing Students

Scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,250 are available to those who have completed some post-secondary coursework (number of credits earned may vary depending on the scholarship) and will attend UW-BC in the 2018-19 academic year. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application form by the April 2, 2018 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.

"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.

Transferring Students

Two scholarships are available to UW-BC students who will be transferring to a 4-year campus for the 2018-19 academic year. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application form by the April 2, 2018 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.

Local (Northwestern WI) Scholarships

  • Sumner Community Foundation Scholarship: Up to $1000 to Town of Sumner resident pursuing further education. Disregard 1/15/18 deadline.  

  • 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
  • UW-Superior Scholarship for UW-Barron County Transfer Students
    • Available to three  UW-Barron County Transfer Students.
    • Must have earned an AA/AS/AAS degree or at least 60 credit hours to be eligible.
    • Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Submit an essay to Essay topic: "Why do you plan to pursue your bachelor's degree at UW-Superior?" (300 word minimum)
    • Students must be admitted to UW-Superior by April 1, 2018.
    • Open to online students, but recipients must be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours to be eligible.
    • Recipients will receive $500 during their first semester and $500 during their second semester of enrollment at UW-Superior.

National/International Scholarships

  • Kalu Yala Scholarship: $1000 scholarship for future entrepreneurs and business people.  Application includes essay on the topic: "The main benefits of studying abroad." Deadline: 12/31/2018.

  • 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