Scholarship Name Category Due Date Amount
Wendy's High School Heisman National - Other/Miscellaneous 10/2/2017 Varies


To achieve award eligibility for the 2018/2019 Wendy’s High School Heisman Program, students must be seniors during the 2018/2019 academic years, graduating with the class of 2019. Applicants must:

Have a cumulative high school grade point average (GPA) of a B (3.0) or better.

Participate in at least one of 47 sports recognized by the International Olympic Committee

Be a leader in school and in the community and serve as a role model for the underclassman.


See for the official listing of awards.

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Department of Children & Families (DCF) State - Other/Miscellaneous 12/31/9999 Up to $5000

To qualify for a DCF Scholarship award, the applicant must:

  • Have been in an out-of-home care (OHC) court ordered (Ch. 48 or 938) placement (kinship, foster home, group home or residential care center) and left OHC at age 18 or older; or
  • Have been in an OHC placement on their 16th birthday and gone to court ordered guardianship or adoption from an OHC placement any time after attaining the age of 16.
  • Have aged out of OHC placement in another state but become a permanent resident of Wisconsin prior to attending a Wisconsin postsecondary institution.
  • Be accepted into an accredited postsecondary institution (i.e., college, vocational or technical program) at the time the application is submitted.
  • Be age 20 or less, unless enrolled in a postsecondary program and receiving the DCF Scholarship on his / her 21st birthday, thus extending eligibility to the student’s 23rd birthday. Scholarships may be awarded up to the cost of attendance and may not
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GEAR UP State - Other/Miscellaneous 12/31/9999 TBD

The GEAR Scholarship is to assist low–income students meet their unmet financial need or replace student loan or work study awarded to college students attending a Wisconsin public or private technical college, college, or university. Each year 400 outreach students as well as all enrolled GEAR UP target school seniors who have completed the necessary paper work can be awarded the scholarship.

Eligibility: GEAR UP scholarships are available to students enrolled in a GEAR UP program as well as other seniors meeting certain eligibility criteria.

A GEAR UP student must:

  • Have graduated high school
  • Be under 22 years of age
  • Be enrolled at a public, private, or technical college/university in Wisconsin
  • Have unmet need or have loan and/or work study to be reduced or replaced.

A non-GEAR UP student must meet all of the criteria above AND:

  • Be eligible for free or reduced price meals as a senior in high school.
  • Meet one need based criteria from Group A and one criteria from Group B in section III of the application.
  • Have attended a presentation or meeting offered by the WEOP office such as a financial aid night, Wisconsin Students Go 2 College, College Goal Wisconsin or a Wisconsin Education Fair, or have received individual financial aid, academic, or career counseling from a WEOP employee.
Other Information:

Student Application and documents required:

  1. PI-1577 TIP Grant/GEAR UP Scholarship Application
  2. A Student Aid Report from the FAFSA Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  3. A copy of the student’s college financial aid award notification is required.
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Talent Incentive Program Gant State - Other/Miscellaneous 12/31/9999 $600 - $1,800/year


  • Students must be attending at least part time.
  • Students must be a first-time freshman.
  • Students must be attending a public or private Wisconsin college or university.
  • A student must meet one criteria from Group A based on financial need and one criteria from Group B based on nontraditional/ disadvantaged circumstances
  • The TIP grant can be renewed for up to ten semesters of enrollment and must be used within six years of enrollment at a public, private, or technical college or university in Wisconsin.
  • Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Funding varies from year to year depending upon the number of continuing students. The Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) determines annually the amount of funds awarded for continuing students.  HEAB then divides the remaining funds between the WEOP offices and the college financial aid community to award to new freshman.    The TIP grant ranges from $600 to $1800 per school year. 

Other Information:

Student Application Process:

  • PI-1577 TIP Grant / GEAR UP Scholarship Application
  • A processed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
  • FAFSA confirmation page or the SAR (Student Aid Report).
  • College acceptance letter or college award notification.
  • Other documents may be requested by the WEOP staff if needed to determine eligibility.
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