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UW-River Falls Scholarships

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UW-River Falls offers scholarships for which you can apply annually. The scholarships are funded by the UW-River Falls Foundation through contributions from alumni, faculty and staff, friends, parents, campus organizations, and corporations. Over 800 scholarships totaling more than $900,000 are typically awarded.

Welcome to the fast and easy way to apply for the UW-River Falls Scholarships!

With the UW-River Falls Scholarship System, you

  • Fill out one simple and secure general scholarship application in a few minutes.
  • Are automatically considered for many of the scholarships available at UW-River Falls.
  • May be eligible for additional scholarships by answering a few supplemental questions.
  • Can do a keyword search on all of the scholarships available within the system to review qualifications and other related information.

Who can apply?

New and Transfer Students who are admitted to the University and all currently enrolled Returning UW-River Falls students.

When can I apply?

The 2019-20 scholarship application is now available.  Deadline dates for certain scholarship opportunities may vary, so please refer to the UW-River Falls scholarship system for deadlines. Students will continue to be notified through their UWRF email account, through this website, and through on-campus advertisement to complete the scholarship application. 

How will I apply? 

Get started on the UW-River Falls Scholarship System today by following these easy steps:

  1. Log into the UW-River Falls Scholarship System.
  2. Select "Sign In" and then Sign In using your UWRF W# and password.
  3. Complete your simple online general scholarship application.
  4. Review all recommended scholarship opportunities and "Apply" with the click of a button!

Application Tips!

  • Complete more general application questions to make opportunity application go faster.
  • The more fields you complete, the better opportunity you'll have of receiving an award.
  • Don't wait until the last minute.

Interested in Reviewing available Scholarships?

You do not need to "Sign In" to the UW-River Falls Scholarship System to review the available scholarships. Anyone can select the UW-River Falls Scholarship System link to view all available scholarships.  You are also able to do a "Search" to narrow down the list of available scholarships to review.  For example, if you are interested in viewing only scholarships available to Freshman, you can do a Keyword Search for "Freshman".

How will I be notified if I am chosen as a recipient?

  • You will receive an email notification to your UWRF Email Account.  
  • You can track the status of scholarship applications you applied to in the UW-River Falls Scholarship System.
  • Scholarships you receive will be included in your Financial Aid Award notification.

When will I be notified if I am chosen as a recipient?

The scholarship selection process typically goes from February through April of each academic year.  An email notification to all scholarship applicants will be sent to their UWRF Email Account once all selections have been finalized, and the selection period has closed.

Are you a continuing Falcon or Chancellor's Scholarship recipient?  

You can find more information specific to this scholarship program online at the Falcon Scholars website.

Are you an incoming freshman or transfer student for 2019-20?

You can find more information specific to those scholarship opportunities at the Admissions website

UW-River Falls Scholarship Policies -

  • Enrollment Policy: To be eligible for a UW-River Falls Scholarship, you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits as an undergraduate student (or at least 4 credits as a graduate student).
  • Disbursement Policy: Scholarships are disbursed the fall and spring semester following the selection of recipients and are directly credited to the recipients' UWRF student account.  Awards up to and including $500 are credited for the full amount in the fall semester.  Awards of more than $500 are divided equally between fall and spring semester.  If a student does not attend a portion of the school year, the funds that would have been disbursed will be re-awarded.  If an alternate recipient cannot be found the funds will be returned to the scholarship account. 
  • Cancellation Policy: The University reserves the right to revoke a scholarship if the recipient is found to not meet the published criteria under which the recipient was initially selected.
  • Renewable Scholarship Policy: Renewable scholarship eligibility is verified at the end of each Fall and Spring semester.  The renewable criteria is specific to each scholarship.  If you've been awarded a renewable scholarship, you can learn the renewable criteria within the UW-River Falls Scholarship System, or by contacting 


The UW-River Falls Scholarships are managed through the UW-River Falls Financial Aid Office.  If you have questions about existing scholarships, email, or call 715-425-3141.

Scholarship endowments are managed through the UW-River Falls Foundation.  To learn more about establishing a new scholarship, please visit the University Advancement website or call 715-425-3505.