The 2021-22 scholarship application season is closed. If you are interested in study abroad/away or out of season Foundation scholarships click the Apply Now button. See below for details on the award process. 

UW-Superior Foundation Scholarships

The UW-Superior Foundation provides numerous scholarships using money contributed by alumni and friends of the university. For new UW-Superior students, applications are accepted all year with help from Admissions, but usually have a priority deadline of mid-November. For current students, most applications are accepted only during February. Other opportunity applications, such as for study abroad/away, are accepted all year. 

Scholarships are usually awarded for the following academic year. Students will be notified if they are awarded a scholarship. Campus email is the primary method of notifying students of awards. The Foundation does not notify students if they were not selected to receive a scholarship that they applied for. Please do not apply for Foundation scholarships if you are graduating in the spring or summer of the current year or if you have a full-tuition Foundation scholarship

Prospective students and school counselors: Prospective students and school counselors seeking information about Foundation scholarships should visit the UW-Superior Admissions scholarships page.

Current UW-Superior students: Continuing students who wish to apply for UW-Superior Foundation scholarships should look at the section below titled Scholarships for Current Students. Use the links above to review the scholarships available and the criteria for each, and below to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Scholarship applications typically open at the beginning of February and close at the beginning of March. Watch your UW-Superior email for communications regarding when and how to apply for scholarships.

Faculty and staff: Visit the Scholarship Information page and follow the instructions for awarding scholarships. Use the links above to review the scholarships available and their criteria, and below to find the answers to frequently asked scholarship questions.

Scholarships for Current Students

How to apply for Foundation scholarships

1. Complete the scholarship application: When the Foundation has communicated it is time to submit your application (usually in early February), complete the application online.  Department committees will review the applications and evaluate them to determine which students shall be awarded Foundation Scholarships based on the donor-specified criteria for each scholarship. Scholarships are awarded for the following academic year and are applied directly to student accounts in equal installments for fall and spring semester. Recipients that are international students will receive their scholarship awards in the form of direct deposits. Questions about this process for international students should be directed to the Student Employment Coordinator at Please do not apply if you will be graduating in the spring or summer of the current academic year.

Some scholarships have very specific criteria, and you will be directed to a short secondary application if you may qualify for those based on information from your general application. Need help? Call 715-394-8452 during business hours or email and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

2. Watch your email for your Foundation Scholarship Award Letter: The Foundation will email award letters to students who were recommended for scholarships. This usually occurs by mid May.

3. Submit your acceptance thank you letter: Your scholarship award email will give directions on how to submit a letter of appreciation. A scholarship can be applied to your account only after your thank you letter has been received. Failure to submit the thank you letter may result in the scholarship being re-awarded to another student.

Having trouble submitting your thank you letter online? The system does not allow you to upload a document with more than one punctuation mark in the file name, so that may be the issue if you're having trouble. Rename your letter(s) and try again. You can also email your letter(s) as an attachment to

FAFSA will be used to determine whether or not a student has financial need. FAFSA paperwork must be submitted each year to the Financial Aid office in order to be considered for scholarships which include financial need as part of the criteria.

Students who receive a full-tuition Foundation scholarship are generally not eligible for additional Foundation scholarships.

Scholarship FAQs

If you are awarded a Foundation scholarship, you will receive an award letter in your UW-Superior email account. Emails are typically sent out before the end of spring semester, but some may be awarded during the summer. 

Unfortunately, not all applicants will receive scholarship awards. If you have questions about whether or not you were awarded a Foundation scholarship, please contact the department in which you applied. Additional scholarship questions can be directed to the Advancement Office at 715-394-8452 or

Once the University Advancement office receives your acceptance thank you letter(s) for your scholarship award, the Financial Aid office is notified. Funds are typically disbursed at the beginning of each semester.

If you have submitted your letter(s) of appreciation, please contact the Financial Aid office to find out when you can expect the funds to be disbursed to your account. If you are an international student scholarship recipient contact the Student Employment Coordinator at with any questions.

Possibly. Please visit the University Advancement office in Old Main 237, call (715) 394-8452 , or email for more information.

External Scholarships

DSA Community Foundation

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation offers thousands of dollars each year to students in northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. For more information and to apply, visit the DSA Community Foundation.

The Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation is now taking applications for the Darrell and Palchie Asselin Scholarship Fund and numerous other scholarships.

The Asselin scholarship was created to help pay tuition at local universities (UMD, UWS, LSC and CSS) and requires applicants to be the ‘primary caregiver to one or more children.’ Awards are traditionally $4000 and applications are due by January 15, 2021. A full list of ‘adult learner’ scholarships is available HERE.

Questions can be directed to

View additional outside scholarships.