Scholarships are available to students at MHS at the local, regional, 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.
For questions regarding scholarships, please contact Jeanna Carlson, School Counselor and Scholarship Coordinator, 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) number to determine financial need, and will ask for that information on their applications. If you have any questions about FAFSA as it relates to scholarships, please contact Mrs. Carlson.
Local, State, & National Scholarships
Heisman High School Scholarship - Winning a Heisman High School Scholarship requires a weighted GPA of 3.0 or better, participation in at least one sport, and demonstrated leadership at school and in the community. $1,000-$10,000 (posted 08/16/22), deadline October 18, 2022
Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship- Graduating high school students who are residents of the State of Wisconsin may apply. Three letters of Recommendation are required. $10,000 (posted 09/15/22), deadline November 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. central time.
Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship- For current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States. Applicants do not have to be related to a member of the Elks. Students should choose Marshfield Lodge #665 as their sponsoring Lodge. $1,000-$12,500 (posted 08/11/22), deadline November 14, 2022
Fleet Reserve Association Americanism Essay Contest- For any student in grades 7-12. $100-$1,000 (posted 09/15/22), deadline postmarked by December 1, 2022
Elks Legacy Awards -Legacy Awards provide $4,000 scholarships for children and grandchildren of due-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a total of 350 national awards (posted 9/9/22), deadline February 6, 2023.
BBB Serving Wisconsin 2023 Students of Integrity Scholarship - For high school senior who is a Wisconsin state resident, has a 3.0 GPA or shows GPA improvement consistently over time, and plans to attend a Wisconsin-based Higher Education Institution. BBB offers fifteen $2500 scholarships (posted 9/30/22), deadline March 1, 2023 by 4:00 pm.
Kids' Chance of WI Scholarship - For a student who had a parent with a work related serious injury or fatality. $500-$5,000 (posted 11/13/20)
Department of Children & Families Youth Out-of-Home Care Scholarship - For a student who has been in foster care and is pursuing a degree, license or certificate program. no due date $5,000 (updated fall 2020)
The College Board Opportunity Scholarships - For current juniors who are pursuing post-secondary education. multiple award amounts (posted 12/18/18)
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.
Student Scholarship Newsletter - includes a list of 18 scholarship programs available to Wisconsin students with more than 850 individual scholarships.
Hagan Scholarship Foundation- Nationwide need-based merit scholarship, providing recipients with the opportunity to graduate debt-free. The scholarship is worth up to $6,000 each semester (posted 09/30/2022). Deadline December 1, 2022
Chegg - https://www.chegg.com/scholarships
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/