UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to investing in your success. So much so, we are known among other universities in the UW System as one of the greatest providers of student scholarships. Take a look at some of our top incoming student scholarships:

Scholarship Guarantee (Automatic Scholarship)

New freshman will be awarded the following scholarships automatically when they are admitted to the university, based on the eligibility criteria below:

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award - $2,000
Eligibility: 25 ACT and rank in the top 25% (or 3.25 GPA if high school does not rank)
This award is renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA and progress toward a degree.

Academic Achievement Award - $1,000
Eligibility: 22 ACT and rank in the top 40% (or 3.00 GPA if high school does not rank)
This is a one-time award.


Additional Scholarships (Application Required)

Once you have been admitted to the university, you will be given a W# and password allowing you to sign in and apply for scholarships that you are eligible for with a single application. The following are just a few select scholarships that are available in our scholarship database:

Chancellor's Scholarship -  Full-tuition or Half-tuition + $2,000 Stipend
Eligibility: 28 ACT and rank in the top 10% (or 3.75 GPA if high school does not rank)
This award is renewable for up to four years. Stipends can be used for undergraduate research or to study abroad during your junior or senior year. The Chancellor's Scholarship cannot be combined with one of the Academic Achievement Awards. 

Falcon Scholars Scholarship - $1,000 + $2,000 Stipend
Eligibility: 25 ACT or rank in the top 25% (or 3.25 GPA if high school does not rank)
This award is renewable for up to four years. Stipends can be used for undergraduate research or to study abroad during your junior or senior year.

Opportunity Scholarship - $2,000
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, ethnically diverse or economically disadvantaged, demonstrated leadership ability through community service, employment, extracurricular or other activities. This award is renewable for up to four years. 

Study in Wisconsin Scholarship - $2,000
This scholarship is awarded to non-resident students. This award excludes Minnesota (due to reciprocity), Midwest Student Exchange (MSEP), and Return to Wisconsin participants. Students will be automatically awarded after admission. This scholarship can be combined with other merit-based scholarships.

Falcon Transfer Scholarship - $2,000
Eligibility: Transfer student with a 3.25 GPA from the institution previously attended
This is a one-time award.

Check out the complete list of incoming student scholarships and visit the financial aid scholarship page to learn about the application process.


Contact Us

Admissions Office
715-425-3500
admissions@uwrf.edu
112 South Hall
M-F, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.