April 28, 2020

Wisconsin Women in Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted by the Financial Aid Office for the Wisconsin Women in Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.

Applications are now being accepted by the Financial Aid Office for the Wisconsin Women in Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.

Submission deadline to Financial Aid Office is Friday, May 22, 2020

The Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Undergraduate Scholarship program is designed to provide financial support for women who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration or governmental affairs. The scholarship is available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance. The purpose of the program is to make post-secondary education more accessible to women by relieving some of the financial burden.  

Note that students from a wide variety of majors are encouraged to apply, including, but not limited to political science, government, legal studies, criminal justice, public safety, etc. The key is that a student must demonstrate a commitment to a career in public service, public administration or government affairs.

The WWIG Undergraduate Scholarship program is funded through an annual fundraising gala in Madison, Wisconsin. Scholarships of up to $3,000 will be awarded to students who will be attending any college or university that is part of the UW System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, or any in-state private college affiliated with the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, school supplies, childcare, and to reduce loan burden.

Eligibility
Applicants must:

  • Be a female resident of Wisconsin;
  • Have a financial need as determined by the receiving school based on applicant’s FAFSA. *International students may not apply*
  • Be enrolled, at the time of the application, as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at any of the eligible institutions; and
  • Plan to be enrolled as a full-time or part-time undergraduate student at any of the above institutions for the fall semester.

Scholarships are available for current college or university students who will be enrolled during the 2020 Fall Semester. Students who will receive their degree prior to September 1, 2020 are not eligible for this scholarship. Students in the process of transferring should apply through the institution where they will be enrolled for the fall semester.

Criteria
Students must:

  • Have a C grade point average or better and maintain at least a C average throughout the academic year during which receiving the scholarship;
  • Demonstrate leadership potential, initiative, and excellent communication skills; and
  • Have an interest in public service, government, and/or the political process.

Application Requirements
Applicants must submit the following items:

  • A completed application form including answers to all questions;
  • A letter from the financial aid office at her school confirming her eligibility for financial aid as defined in the “Eligibility” section; and
  • Two letters of recommendation (plus completed recommendation form) from people who are familiar with the applicant and her skills, personality, work habits, etc. Recommendations must come from a teacher, a school counselor or advisor; or an employee or individual with whom she has worked in a business, community, or charitable effort
  • A copy of her current transcript (this need not be a certified copy).

If you are interested in this scholarship, please send an email to Donna Dahlvang and she will check if you meet the financial need, GPA and enrollment requirements. If so, you will be sent the application and full guidelines. Applications with all supporting materials need to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office no later than Friday, May 22, 2020 for consideration.

Applications are now being accepted by the Financial Aid Office for the Wisconsin Women in Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.

Applications are now being accepted by the Financial Aid Office for the Wisconsin Women in Government 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship. The deadline is Friday, May 22, 2020.

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