Types of Aid

Outside Scholarships

Scholarship Resources

UW-River Falls provides the following outside sites and sources of information for use in your scholarship search and application process. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information, nor are we responsible for the content in any of these outside sites or sources of information. Use good judgment and common sense when researching potential scholarships. Make sure scholarship information and offers you receive are legitimate and remember you don't have to pay to find scholarships or other financial aid. Check out the StudentAid.Gov resource on Avoiding Scams. We update this link to include any new sites we are made aware of. Please check back regularly to view the most current listing.

UWRF provides this list of external scholarships as a courtesy when we are notified. These opportunities are not directly offered through UWRF; these listings are provided as a courtesy and are not affiliated with UWRF in any way. Please check with the organization for specific details and updates on deadlines/application periods.

External Scholarships

Browse a list of scholarships offered by organizations outside of UW-River Falls.

  • AES Engineering Scholarship
    Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post-secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

  • Allied Van Lines Scholarship
    This opportunity is aimed at students whose area of study focuses on logistics and moving-related fields. Three individual scholarships will be awarded at $1000 each. You will be required to supply a transcript and verification of enrollment when applying online, which can be accessed through your eSIS student portal (please connect with the Registrar's Office for questions on obtaining these documents, or view the instructions for each found on the eSIS Student Tutorials page).

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) River Falls branch
    The AAUW-RF branch invites River Falls area college women to apply for a scholarship to attend NCCWSL (National Conference for College Women Student Leaders).

  • Association of WI Snowmobile Clubs Scholarship
    For high school seniors who are actively involved in snowmobiling. There are six Wisconsin scholarships ranging in size from $500 to $2,000. Applicants must be a member or the child of a member of a snowmobile club recognized by the AWSC.

  • Brule River Sportsman's Club Scholarship
    For students pursuing a career in natural resources.

  • Buckfire & Buckfire Disability Scholarship
    The scholarship is available to students of any age, with any type of disability, including but not limited to physical disabilities, medical conditions, mental or psychiatric conditions, speech and language, learning disabilities, behavioral conditions, and all other conditions.

  • CBQ Method Scholarship
    Those applying must demonstrate an interest in smoking cessation, the psychology of habits or the cessation of other addictions.

  • CJ Pony Parts Scholarship Video Contest
    Any U.S. resident who will be enrolling in post-secondary education in the next semester is eligible for this scholarship. This is open to all fields of study and is not exclusive to automotive or related degrees. See Rules and Regulations for more.

  • Dave Obey Young Adult Civic Engagement Award
    Technical or university college student, aged 18-25, either residing in or attending an educational institution within one of the following WI counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Iron, Langlade, Lincon, Marathon, Oneida, Polk, Portage, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Washburn, Wood. Application deadline is April 12, 2024. Please visit website for further details and eligibility criteria.

  • Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association College Scholarship
    Any student who has not previously received an Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association Scholarship and has completed two or more semesters at an accredited college or university. The student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or above, on a 4.0 scale. Either the student, their parent(s), or grandparent(s) must be an active shipping member or employee of Equity Cooperative Livestock Sales Association.

  • Gil Gabanski Student Scholarship
    For undergraduate or graduate students in good academic standing in groundwater science or advocacy, with significant coursework in the geosciences at an accredited college or university in Minnesota or an adjacent state or province including Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Manitoba, or Ontario.

  • ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship
    For current high school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota, or Wisconsin who attend college in fall 2023. Sponsored by Iowa Student Loan Liquidity Corporation. The scholarship application period typically begins in January and ends in April.

  • Koenig's Conservation Scholarship
    Each year a scholarship is awarded to a college student from Sheboygan County. Please see their website for qualifications and application details.

  • The Miller Law Group Scholarship
    This scholarship acknolwedges the unique financial and emotional challenges college students whose parents are divorced are separated may face.

  • Nancy Larson Foundation Scholarship
    Juniors, seniors, and graduate students who have declared an elementary education major are invited to apply.

  • Northern Seed Trade Association Scholarship
    The NSTA scholarship is designed to support students interested in pursuing careers in the Seed Trade Industry.

  • Prevounce Preventative Health Scholarship
    Two scholarship opportunities in the healthcare field - one for undergraduates and one for graduates.

  • Space for Everyone Scholarship
    A total of eight $3000 scholarships (five to any student attending an accredited college or university in the U.S., and three to employees or immediate family members of Extra Space Storage) will be awarded. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university for Fall 2024, at least 16 years old at time of application, and legal resident of the U.S.

  • Spolin Law P.C. Civil Rights & Criminal Law Scholarship
    The purpose of the scholarship is to raise awareness of criminal and civil rights issues and support students who can articulate the importance of these principles.

  • Sterbenz-Ryan Scholarship Program
    Established in 2016 by local businessmen Richard Sterbenz and Martin Ryan who wanted to "give kids like them a shot at life they never had.” Approximately 100 scholarships at $2000 are offered each year to eligible, traditional and non-traditional students who otherwise may not have the opportunity to attend a public post-secondary school in MN or WI due to challenging life circumstances and financial constraints.

  • The Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship
    All applicants must graduate from a Wisconsin public or private high school (they must currently be a high school student in the year they submit their application) planning to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or university the following academic year.

  • VFW Student Veteran of the Year Scholarship
    Wisconsin VFW offers many scholarships through the foundation, department, districts, and posts.

  • VMH Foundation and Friends of VHM Scholarship Program
    The purpose of the VMH Scholarship Program is to financially assist students pursuing medical, nursing, and other health-care related careers.

  • Waseda Farms Scholarship
    The Thomas H. Lutsey-Waseda Farms Scholarship is a four-year $10,000 scholarship for students pursuing an agriculture career that will benefit our rural WI communities).

  • West Wisconsin Telcom Scholarships
    For current high school seniors planning to further their education at a Technical College or University.

  • Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Foundation Scholarship
    For students enrolled in media related educational programs at public or private colleges/universities, broadcast/media schools and Wisconsin Technical Colleges.

  • Wisconsin County Solid Waste Management Association (WCSWMA)
    For a student who demonstrates exceptionalism in their studies, extra-curricular involvement, and passion for environmental issues. Open to Junior, Senior, and Post-Graduate level students with a declared major related to WCSWMA's mission, enrolled full-time at accredited WI universities or colleges.

  • Wisconsin Outdoor Communicators Association
    Scholarship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students with the goal to encourage and support student interest in communicating information about outdoor recreational activities through print, radio, social media, and television. To learn more about the association, please see

  • Wisconsin Trappers Association (District 10) Scholarship
    This scholarship is for any graduate, post-graduate, or undergraduate student who will have a sophomore status in the fall and supports students entering the field of wildlife management, fisheries, or ecology whose career goals and/or research are in direct or indirect support of sound furbearer management. Scroll to bottom of page and click on "Dist 10 Scholarship Application" for a PDF of criteria and application.

  • Wisconsin Women in Government
    Undergraduate Scholarship Program designed to provide financial support for female-identifying students who wish to pursue careers in public service, public administration, or governmental affairs. Available to current college or university students who likely would have difficulty continuing their education without financial assistance, the purpose of this program is to make post-secondary education more accessible to individuals by relieving some of the financial burden. Please download the application materials for eligibility criteria and instructions.

Outside Resource Notification

Report your external scholarship (grant, DVR assistance, or other outside aid) using the Outside Resource Notification Form.

External Scholarships will be applied to your billing account and listed on your financial aid in eSIS as an "external scholarship" after they have been turned into the Student Billing Office (226 Rodli Hall). You do NOT need to fill this form out if your external scholarship has already been submitted. You can view your billing details under "Billing Statement" and financial aid under "View Financial Aid".

*Please note you will be required to log in with your Falcon ID (w# and password) to complete this form.