UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Scholarship Opportunities

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is dedicated to investing in your success. So much so, that 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:

Admissions

Scholarship Guarantee (Automatic Scholarships)

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

Outstanding Academic Achievement Award - $4,000
Eligibility: 25 ACT (1200 SAT) or higher, and rank in the top 25% of high school class (or 3.5 GPA or higher if high school does not rank)
A $2,000 annual award that is renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA and progress toward a degree.

Academic Achievement Award - $2,000
Eligibility: 22 ACT (1100 SAT) or higher, and rank in the top 40% of high school class (or 3.25 GPA or higher if high school does not rank)
Beginning with awards for Spring Semester 2020 and beyond, this $1,000 annual award is renewable for a second year with a 3.0 GPA and progress toward a degree.

Selective Scholarships (Application Required)

Once you have been admitted, you will be able to sign in and apply for additional scholarships. The 2020-2021 academic year scholarship application is available now. We have a single application for all available scholarship awards so you only need to complete one application to be considered for numerous scholarships. Here 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 (1310 SAT) or higher, and rank in the top 10% of high school class (or 3.8 GPA or higher if high school does not rank)
Deadline: Jan. 3, 2020
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 either of the Academic Achievement Awards. 

Falcon Scholars Scholarship - $6,000
Eligibility: 25 ACT (1200 SAT) or higher, or rank in the top 25% of high school class (or 3.5 GPA if high school does not rank)
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
A $1,000 annual award that is renewable for up to four years plus a $2,000 stipend which can be used for undergraduate research or to study abroad during your junior or senior year. 

Diversity Success Scholarship - $1,000-$3,500
Eligibility: 3.0 GPA, ethnically diverse or economically disadvantaged incoming freshman, with demonstrated leadership ability through community service, employment, extracurricular or other activities.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
This is a one-time award and preference will be given (but not limited to) participants from college access programs. 

Falcon Transfer Scholarship - $2,000
Eligibility: Transfer student with a 3.5 GPA or higher from their transfer institution.
Deadline: Feb. 1, 2020
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.

Additional Scholarships

Study in Wisconsin Scholarship - $3,000 per year
This scholarship is awarded to non-resident students and is renewable for up to four years. 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.

Contact Us

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