Scholarships for New Students

Following are all scholarships for NEW STUDENTS. View all offered scholarships

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Area of StudyScholarshipDescription


Carl and Marian O'Connell Wurtz Scholarship

Based on scholarship and financial need, this scholarship is awarded to students from a rural area (defined as towns with populations of 5,000 or less) whose class rank is in the top third.


Earl and Marie Clausen Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Polk County, Wisconsin who is an incoming freshman.


H. Gaylon Greenhill Scholarship

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to a UW-River Falls freshman student who graduated high school from either Barron or Dunn counties, was in the top quartile of his/her high school graduating class, and has financial need. The scholarship is renewable for the student's sophomore year providing he/she maintains a 3.3 grade average.


Ben Hawkinson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership ability in school and/or community activities. Students in the upper 20% of their high school class with an ACT composite score of 28 or higher are eligible to apply.


Dennis G. Dahlka Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming freshman. Student must have graduated from a Wisconsin high school; must be in the top third of their graduating class and must be a resident of the state of Wisconsin. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA at UWRF (allowing for a one semester probation period with a GPA no lower than 2.75) to remain eligible.


The Brother Royce Keehr Theta Chi Fraternity Freshman Welcome Scholarship

Awarded to a high school senior who will be attending UWRF as a freshman student. Applicants must submit a short one-page essay on why they should be the recipient of the scholarship. All majors are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to a male student.


Willis H. Miller Memorial Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshman with preference given to applicants from the general Hudson - North Hudson, Wisconsin area, which area includes the towns of Hudson, St. Joseph and Troy. Preference will be also be given to students with strong academic achievement and extracurricular involvement.


Falcon Scholars Scholarship

Based on academic performance and leadership qualities, select students will be invited to apply to become a Falcon Scholar. Scholarships are $1,000.00 for the freshman year and available for an additional three years. These scholarships include a $2,000.00 stipend that may be used for undergraduate research or to study abroad during your junior or senior year. Please contact the Admissions Office for further details.


Marcel K. and Edith H. Lynum Scholarship

Granted to graduates of Baldwin-Woodville and Glenwood City, Wisconsin high schools who will be enrolled at UWRF. Selection will be based on leadership and scholarship; however, financial need shall also be considered where several otherwise substantially equal applicants are involved. Applications available through Baldwin Woodville and Glenwood City High Schools. Selections made by respective high schools.


Bernice A. "Bunny" Smith Woodman Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership ability in school and/or community activities.


Grace Robinson Horman Scholarship

Awarded to a graduating senior of one or more of the Barron County, Wisconsin High Schools who plan to matriculate at UW-River Falls. Preference given to graduates with an Almena, Wisconsin connection. Academic achievement, leadership, and economic need should be considered.


Neal H. Stoddard Leadership Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshman from any of the following Wisconsin areas: Hometown of Downing, WI; Graduate of Glenwood City High School; Graduate of a high school within the Badger Conference including Oregon, Edgewood, Monona Grove, Monroe, Stoughton, Fort Atkinson, Milton, Baraboo, DeForest, Mt. Horeb, Barneveld, Portage, Reedsburg, Sauk Prairie, Waunakee.


Lawrence and Bernice "Bunny" Dawson RFHS Scholarship

Granted to a senior from River Falls High School who plans to continue his or her education at UWRF and aspires to become a teacher. Academic achievement and leadership exhibited in school, church, or community shall be the selection criteria.


Gotham - Banks Scholarship

This scholarship is granted to an entering freshman who will graduate from Chetek High School in the top third of the class. This award is based on demonstrated financial need and active participation in extra-curricular activities, which may include school, church, community, or 4-H. The student should indicate an interest in pursuing a teaching career; however, this does not exclude other candidates.


Marcel K. Lynum Scholarship

To be applied annually by the University to provide scholarships for students who, in the judgment of the governing body of the University, exhibit outstanding leadership qualities.


Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation Scholarship

These scholarships are granted to outstanding incoming freshmen who reside in any of the following counties: Polk, Pierce, St. Croix, Dunn and Barron Wisconsin counties and Washington, Dakota, Ramsey, and Hennepin Minnesota counties.


Charles E. and Ruth Anne White Scholarship

Awarded to an incoming student who is a graduate of River Falls High School and will be attending UW-River Falls. Student will be chosen based on demonstrated financial need.


Diversity Scholarship

Awarded to a first year (incoming freshman) African American, Native American, Asian, Mexican, or Latino/Hispanic American student who has demonstrated leadership ability and financial need.

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