International Student Scholarships & Grants

Nonresident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program

The University of Wisconsin-Superior seeks to promote diversity and academic excellence on its campus. Through the Nonresident Tuition Waiver (NTW) Program, the University hopes to make the cost of studying at UW-Superior affordable to a wider range of students from diverse backgrounds. In recent years, more than 90% of degree-seeking international students enrolled at University of Wisconsin-Superior qualify for and award through the NTW program.  Read below for more information.

NTW Awards

NTW Awards, which in 2021-2022 are worth $5,300 for undergraduate students, waive 70% of the non-resident portion of tuition. NTW Awards do not waive the resident portion of tuition. The majority of degree-seeking international freshmen students who qualify for admission to UW-Superior are eligible for an NTW Award. For more specific information about costs, please refer to NTW Award Estimated Costs.

NTW Scholar Awards

NTW Scholar Awards, which in 2021-2022 are worth $7,200 for undergraduate students, waive 95% of the non-resident portion of tuition. NTW Scholars Awards, which do not waive the resident portion of tuition, are competitive and generally require the equivalent of a 3.4 Grade Point Average on a U.S. 4.0 grading scale. For more information about costs, please refer to NTW Scholar Award Estimated Costs.

#YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarship

UW-Superior awards #YouAreWelcomeHere Scholarships of $7,500 per year to two qualifying students in the fall semester. To be considered, applicants must:

  • Complete the UW-Superior international freshman application for admission.
  • Have a high school GPA equivalent of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrate interest and initiative in leadership and intercultural learning by completing the #YAWH scholarship application and submitting it to

Scholarship applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Students are recommended to submit applications by May 1 for the Fall 2022 semester.

Application Process and Renewability

All degree-seeking students who qualify for admission are automatically be given consideration for either an NTW Award or NTW Scholar Award. It is not possible to receive both awards. A written personal statement is recommended but not required. Athletic ability is not a criterion for the NTW Program.

Awards through the NTW Program are renewable and may be received for a total maximum of five years (10 semesters). Awards for transfer students are adjusted according to their expected length of study. Students must meet the requirements indicated on the NTW acceptance form in order to have their NTW renewed. Awards are subject to the conditions in the NTW acceptance form and award letter.

Beecroft Grants

Beecroft Grants are loans of up to $500 per year that students repay by working an adequate number of hours in an assigned job on campus. A limited number of Beecroft Grants are awarded each semester. Athletes and social work majors are not eligible.

UW-Superior Foundation Scholarships

The UW-Superior Foundation sponsors scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. International students who have already begun their studies at UW-Superior are eligible to apply for over 100 Foundation scholarships, which are generally awarded by individual academic departments. In the most recent year, 55% of scholarship applicants were approved for an average scholarship of $2,500.

Student Employment

Many UW-Superior international students hold jobs on campus. U.S. immigration laws allow for student employment under specific conditions. In the past five years, every international student seeking work and willing to work a range of jobs, including in food service, has found work. International students in F-1 status are allowed to work on campus up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and full-time during breaks and holidays. Off-campus employment is not allowed except under limited conditions set out by U.S. immigration laws. The Intercultural Student Success (OISS) provides guidance about finding on-campus jobs during international student orientation, and students are responsible for finding their own employment.

Student Employment Other Sources of Financial Assistance

Students may wish to visit the following web sites for information on financial aid, scholarships and student loans from other (non UW-Superior) institutions.