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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
College of Letters and Science
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901-8660

Office:
Nursing Education Building
Room 101

Phone: (920) 424-1222
Email: cols@uwosh.edu

Current Students

The following resources provide important academic, financial and student life information for current COLS students.

Scholarships

Scholarships are gifts of money that do not need to be repaid, provided the enrollment period is completed. Scholarship donors determine the individual criteria of the award(s), which may include financial need, merits and talents.

Scholarships count toward students’ overall financial resources. Federal regulations require scholarships be considered when calculating student’s financial aid award and eligibility. Therefore, scholarships may potentially reduce federal loans and/or work-study amounts.

Learn more

All Scholarships, from department specific to University-wide, can be found on Academic Works

Liberal Arts Scholarship

The College of Letters and Science is pleased to announce the Annual Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition for Undergraduate Students, sponsored by the four colleges and Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

The purpose of this scholarship contest is to encourage students to think about the significance of the liberal arts. The winner of the competition will be the person who makes the best cases for his or her views about the topic, no matter what they may be. The judges will consider the following qualities of the submissions:

  • the originality of the ideas presented
  • the organizational structure of the essay
  • the quality of the writing

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may which to check the liberal education learning outcomes at http://www.aacu.org/leap/vision.cfm. Some of these outcomes may help inform your understanding of the larger framework of liberal education.

Award
  • Two local winners will receive a $1000 scholarship. One will be chosen from the COLS student entries and the other will be chosen from the College of Business, College of Education and Human Services, College of Nursing and Lifelong Learning and Community Engagement student entries.
  • Recognition at the University’s annual Honors and Awards Ceremony

To learn more about the eligibility and requirements of this Scholarship and to apply, visit Academic Works.

Click here to see the essays of the 2016-17 recipients.

Daniel W. Raaf Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Daniel W. Raaf, professor at UW Oshkosh 1967-1987. Applicant must be a full-time student with a declared major in one or more of the following areas in the College of Letters and Science: art, computer science, English, foreign languages, geography, geology, biology, microbiology, chemistry, mathematics, music, physics and astronomy. Applicant must have achieved at least sophomore standing at the time they receive the monetary award. Applicant must show eligibility of financial aid grants by filing the FAFSA. Applicant must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.9 earned on courses taken at UW Oshkosh. Recipients must meet the above criteria at the time of application and at the time they receive the monetary award. Applicant must provide a written statement supporting his or her commitment toward earning a degree from the University and describing his or her specific career goals. All or a portion of the award may be renewable. Previous recipients must reapply to be considered. Half of the award will be credited to the recipient’s student account each semester.
William Haidlinger Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of William Haidlinger ‘58. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with at least two additional semesters of undergraduate studies remaining. Applicant must have a declared major in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental health, environmental studies (environmental science emphasis only), geology, mathematics, medical technology, microbiology or physics. Applicants with financial need will be given a primary consideration in the selection process. Applicant must have a completed FAFSA on file. Academic excellence, as evidenced by review of the student’s academic record, also will be a consideration. Half of the award will be applied to the recipient’s student account each semester.

For more information about this Scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva, professor of biology at UW Oshkosh from 1968 to 1991. The scholarship is intended for a high-achieving woman student with a high grade-point average in her chosen science major. Recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with a commitment to a career in the sciences and a major in mathematics, biology, microbiology, chemistry of physics/astronomy. Students are eligible to apply in their final semester of junior standing and must have earned a minimum 3.5 grade-point average in their major. Financial need may be considered only to differentiate candidates who meet all other criteria. Applicant must submit a statement that describes her career goals. The award will be credited to the recipient’s next tuition obligation at UW Oshkosh.

For more information about this Scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Edward L. Schwartz Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Dr. Edward L. Schwartz, professor of biology at UW Oshkosh for 25 years. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with sophomore or junior standing at the time of application. Applicant must have a declared major in one of the following sciences: biology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, medical technology, radiologic science, environmental health or environmental studies. Applicant’s financial need and work history during college studies will be a primary consideration in the selection process. Applicant must have a completed FAFSA on file. Applicant must demonstrate academic achievement, as evidenced by a grade-point average of at least 3.0. Half of the award will be applied to the recipient’s student account each semester.

For more information about this Scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.

Merlin E. Silverthorn Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Merlin E. Silverthorn ‘58. Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student with at least two additional semesters of undergraduate studies remaining. Applicant must have a declared major in one of the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental health, environmental studies (environmental science emphasis only), geology, mathematics, medical technology, microbiology or physics. Applicants with financial need will be given a primary consideration in the selection process. Applicant must have a completed FAFSA on file. Academic excellence, as evidenced by review of the student’s academic record, also will be a consideration. Half of the award will be applied to the recipient’s student account each semester.

For more information about this Scholarship and how to apply, visit Academic Works.