Foundation Scholarships: Getting Started

Signing in

To sign in to the scholarship system, use your UW-Superior username and password. This is case sensitive, and you should sign in exactly the same way you would for the university.

General application

The General Application is very brief. You must answer all "required" questions to be considered for scholarships.

Applying to scholarship opportunities

Once the questions on the General Application are answered and you submit your application, you are automatically matched to scholarships for which you meet the criteria. No other action is needed for these scholarships.

You will then be presented with a list of Recommended scholarship opportunities on the Opportunities Tab. These scholarships require additional information that is not included in the General Application. You are encouraged to click on each scholarship name to review the criteria and see if you meet the additional requirements.

Due to the multitude of variations with Majors, Minors and Concentrations, as well as the complexity of some scholarship criteria, some scholarships may be Recommended to you for which you are not eligible. Please read the descriptions and related deadlines carefully and apply for those scholarships where you appear to meet the minimum criteria.

Essay questions

When an essay-style answer is required, you will be prompted with the essay subject and text area in which to enter your essay. You will want to spend some time on your description of why you deserve a UW-Superior Foundation Scholarship on the General Application. Department reviewers will read these carefully, and they will also take into consideration the extra-curricular activities, leadership roles, etc. you have listed. We encourage you to use word processing tools to confirm that your essay is grammatically accurate (spelling and punctuation). You may preview the content of your essay to ensure that no unusual formatting occurs after copy/paste from another program. Make sure you are answering the questions asked of you for each essay.

Providing references

Most scholarships do not require letters of reference. If a reference letter is needed, you will be prompted to enter the individual's full name and email address. It is an expectation that you respectfully request permission to use an individual as a reference PRIOR to entering their contact information. Once the contact information is entered, an email is immediately sent to the individual with instructions for completing the reference letter. Please encourage a timely response from your reference. You will not be able to view the submitted reference letter, only that it has been received. We strongly encourage you to request/receive these as early as possible. Once a reference letter has been added to the system on your behalf, you will be able to use it for multiple scholarship opportunities.

Imported information

Once your General Application is completed, some of your personal, contact and academic information is imported from PeopleSoft, the campus information system. Only information that is associated to the various scholarships is imported. This imported information is located under the "Application Record" of your General Application. Please note: you cannot update the information on this section of the application. If you have concerns about the information in the imported fields, you must contact the Registrar's Office for more information on making any necessary updates.

Need help after reading these questions and answers? Call 715-394-8452 during business hours or email scholarships@uwsuper.edu and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.