The University of Wisconsin-Platteville wants you to find rewards for your achievements, whether you are a freshman, continuing, or branch campus student. Incoming freshmen should first apply and be admitted to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Then, investigate all of the opportunities here.

Scholarships are always preferable to loans because they are:

  • Do not need to be repaid.
  • Help pay a portion of your tuition, or in some cases pay your full tuition and fees

If you are a continuing or branch campus student, follow these links to find specific scholarships for:

Contact our Financial Aid Office with any questions at 608.342.1836 or 800.616.0412 or email us at finaid@uwplatt.edu. Information on private scholarships is also available from our office.

New Freshman Scholarships

We want to help as many students as we can be able to afford a high-quality education at UW-Platteville. Read on for the possibilities that can help you attend UW-Platteville very economically.

Freshman Scholarships: No Application Required

Pioneer Pledge

The Pioneer Pledge program will automatically cover the cost of tuition and fees (not including room and board) for all new freshmen from Wisconsin are eligible for a Pell Grant. 

Requirements:

  • You must be a new freshman admitted to UW-Platteville; branch campuses are not eligible. Deadline is May 1.
  • You must submit a FAFSA and be eligible for a Pell Grant. 
  • You must be a resident of Wisconsin for tuition purposes.
  • You must enroll as a full-time student in the fall.

The scholarship is renewable each year. General renewal criteria will include:

  • Remaining in good academic standing
  • Successfully completing 30 credits per academic year
  • Remaining eligible for a Pell Grant

Students who meet the renewal criteria will remain eligible for the program for up to eight consecutive semesters.

Merit Scholarship

(Deadline: Ongoing)

Students with a minimum composite score of 23 ACT or 1130 SAT will automatically be awarded a merit scholarship upon admission to the university.

  • ACT 23-31 or SAT 1130-1410: $1,000 merit scholarship
  • ACT 32+ or SAT 1420+: $2,000 merit scholarship

Non-Resident Scholarship

(Deadline: Ongoing)

Students classified as non-resident for tuition purposes with a minimum composite score of 22 ACT or 1110 SAT will automatically be awarded a nonresident scholarship upon admission to the university.

  • ACT 22-25 or SAT 1110-1220: $2,500 non-resident scholarship
  • ACT 26+ or SAT 1230+: $3,500 non-resident scholarship

Non-resident includes states other than Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Residents of Illinois and Iowa are reviewed for Tri-State Initiative eligibility, and residents of Minnesota are eligible to receive the reciprocity tuition rate.

Freshman Scholarships: Application Required

The following scholarships have a deadline of February 1 at 5 p.m. CST unless otherwise noted. Please complete the New Freshman Scholarship Application. Many more scholarships are also listed here, sponsored by generous donors who want to honor a connection to UW-Platteville.

Chancellor’s Scholarship 

(Deadline: Dec. 31)

The Chancellor’s Scholarship is a highly competitive scholarship for students with a demonstrated commitment to education and leadership. Limited to 10 awards annually, this scholarship funds up to full tuition and fees. Applications accepted starting Oct. 1.

New Freshman Scholarships 

(Deadline: Feb. 1)

New Freshman Scholarships are a series of general university and specific college/major scholarships. Students must apply and be admitted to UW-Platteville by Jan. 15 to receive details and application instructions. 

New Freshman Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Scholarships

(Deadline: Feb. 1)

The New Freshman Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity (URSCA) Scholarship is awarded to students interested in exploring an area of academic interest in greater depth outside of their regular classes. 

Alumni Legacy Award Scholarship 

(Deadline: Feb. 1)

The Alumni Legacy Award Scholarship is offered to new freshmen who have had a member of their immediate family (parent, step-parent, legal guardian, sibling, or grandparent) graduate from UW-Platteville.