Scholarships are available to MHS students at the local, regional, state, and national level. Money is generally awarded on the basis of academic achievement, other achievements within school or outside of school, or by special circumstances. Financial need is sometimes a consideration.
Please note, if you need a counselor's signature on a scholarship application, confirmation of GPA or rank, or any other documentation, please bring the form to Mrs. Burkhart a minimum of 48 hours ahead of time. Also, if your scholarship application requires an official transcript, you will need to have all your documents together and placed in a postage paid envelope (do not seal the envelope). Bring that envelope to Mrs. Burkhart two weeks prior to the scholarship due date in order for it to be mailed. This includes scholarships with specific postmark dates.
For questions regarding scholarships, please contact Jeanna Carlson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (715) 387-4332 x 5.
*Many local scholarship applications are in Google Doc format. Students must be logged in with their school Google Account to access them.
We encourage all students and families to apply for financial aid through the FAFSA (Free Application for Student Aid). Many scholarships rely on the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) generated by the FAFSA to determine financial need, and will ask for that information on their applications.
LOCAL AND STATE SCHOLARSHIPS
Heisman High School Scholarship- Applying for the Heisman High School Scholarship is your chance to be rewarded and gain local, state, and even national recognition for all that you’ve put into your high school career. If you’ve maintained at least a B average, participate in at least one of the school sponsored sport. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Deadline October 17, 2023 by 3:00 p.m.
Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship- This program aims to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation's goal is to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or private two-year or four-year college or university. The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year. Deadline Tuesday, November 7 at 5:00 pm
Elks National Foundation Most Valuable Student Scholarship- The Elks National Foundation will award 500 four-year scholarships to the highest-rated applicants in the 2024 competition. Ranging from $1,000 per year to $7,500 per year, Most Valuable Student scholarships are for students pursuing a four-year degree, on a full-time basis (minimum of 12 semester hours), at a U.S. college or university. Applicants should select Marshfield Lodge #665 as their sponsoring Lodge when applying. Deadline November 13, 2023.
Fleet Reserve Association Scholarship- The Fleet Reserve Association Milwaukee Branch 14 will be sponsoring the annual Americanism essay contest. This year's theme is "What Memorial Day Means to Me". Students in grades 7-12 are eligible for this contest. Scholarships range from $100-$5,000. Deadline postmarked no later than December 1, 2023.
Elks Legacy Awards- Legacy Awards are $4,000 scholarships available to children and grandchildren of Elks members. For the 2024 contest, any child or grandchild (or step-child, step-grandchild, or legal ward) of a living Elk who joined the order on or before April 1, 2021, or a charter member of a Lodge that was instituted on or after April 1, 2021, is eligible to apply. The 2024 Legacy Awards application deadline is February 5, 2024, 11:59 a.m. Pacific Time.
Kids' Chance of WI Scholarship- For a student who had a parent with a work related serious injury or fatality. Deadline May 1st, $500-$5,000.
Student Scholarship Newsletter- Includes a list of 18 scholarship programs available to Wisconsin students with more than 850 individual scholarships.
MARSHFIELD AREA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Excellent local scholarship opportunities are found here:
There are a few good Internet search engines available for students to use to locate relevant scholarships. Google is always your friend, but below are some of the more popular scholarship searches. Remember! It should never cost you money to get free money. If you find a page that seems fishy, consult your counselor.
Prevention Magazine Scholarship- Prevention Magazine accepts essays all year. They give out two $500 scholarships with every issue published. To qualify for the Fall/Winter edition please turn in essays, transcripts and senior photo no later than October 1. To be considered for the Spring/Summer issue, please turn in essay submissions no later than April 1.
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program Scholarship - The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to students in their final year of high school. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship. Deadline Monday, October 2, by 5 pm Eastern (posted 08/01/2023).
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships- For current juniors who are pursuing post-secondary education, multiple award amounts
Fast Web - http://www.fastweb.com
SallieMae - https://www.salliemae.com/college-planning/college-scholarships/
Scholorships.com - https://www.scholarships.com/
Cappex - https://www.cappex.com/scholarships
Student Scholarships - http://www.studentscholarships.org/
BrokeScholar - https://www.brokescholar.com/
College Xpress - http://www.collegexpress.com/