Bayfield Electric Scholarship Essays

Individual Scholarships  (National Scholarship links are located below this section)


Local Ashland Scholarships   This link includes the Danny Bochler Scholarship, the Julius & Ruby Scholarship, Ashland High School Class of 1961 Scholarship, American Legion #516 and the Synergy Cooperative Scholarship.  Deadline April 20, 2018

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Tribe Ed. Dept Scholarships  Includes need-based educational services for enrolled Bad River tribal members  Priority deadline July 15, 2018

Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship  expired

Jack Kent Cooke The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship Program is an undergraduate scholarship program available to high-achieving high school seniors with financial need who seek to attend the nation’s best four-year colleges and universities. College Scholars receive up to $40,000 per year. expired

Culture, Education & Success Scholarship Must be enrolled members of Bad River Band and accepted to a post secondary institution for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Deadline April 1, 2018

Coca -Cola Scholarship  This is a highly competitive program and will require that you take the time to fully and accurately portray yourself. The information you collect for this scholarship application will help you present yourself for other scholarships and for your college admissions applications.  expired

Community Foundation Scholarships  Eligibility varies- see website.  expired

Foundation of Rural Service Scholarship Applicants must be sponsored by a current NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association member, be accepted into an accredited 2- or 4- year college or tech school, have at least a 2.0 GPA and express an interest in returning to a rural community following college graduation.   Must be postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Hagen Scholarship Foundation Nationwide, need based merit scholarship for high achieving students who will require financial assistance in order to attend college.  Must graduate from a high school in a county with less than 50,000 residents.  350 available per year.  expired

Wisconsin Automobile & Truck Dealers  Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident, have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record, be a high school graduate or high school senior graduating in 2018, plan to attend an automotive, auto collision or diesel technician program at a NATEF-certified Wisconsin technical college. expired

Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship  expired

Oratorical Scholarship

2018 Multimedia Scholarship  The first four categories (art, creative writing, music, and photography) will be for high school seniors only  Deadline February 11, 2018 (Round 1)

Engineers Foundation of Wisconsin Scholarship Available to graduating high school Seniors who plan to study engineering at a four-year ABET accredited program.  expired

Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation Scholarship  2 Scholarships available- $10,000 Lois Crowe Scholarship and the $5000 Delores Pemma Scholarship.  Must live in Wisconsin; have a high school diploma by fall 2018; be accepted as a first year, full time or part time degree-seeking student at an accredited WI tech school or college; minimum 2.25 GPA; must demonstrate leadership.  All applications must be recieved by Friday, March 16, 2018.

Redfin Scholarship   Graduating high school senior;  cumulative, unweighted GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale  Deadline expired

2018 WAHA Scholarship  Need to be a participant/household member of subsidized housing (Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, etc.) and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher   expired

Delta Theta Sigma Scholarship (UW Madison)  Available to male or female high school seniors that will be attending either UW-Madison or Madison Area Technical College in the fall semester of 2018.  Deadline is February 15, 2018

Trytten Scholarship  Awarded to an outstanding high school senior entering UWSP in fall 2018. expired

Northwoods Community Credit Scholarship  Open to any graduating Senior.  You, your parent, or legal guardian must be a Prime Member for at least one year and be in good standing.  Deadline April 15, 2018

Wisconsin Rural Schools Alliance Scholarship  The scholarship will be awarded annually to one graduating high school senior.  Turn in application to Mrs. Lutz by February 2nd, 2018. 

Bayfield County Local Government Scholarship 2018 Must be a resident of Bayfield County in their senior year of high school.  Deadline April 13, 2018

Jim Oakley Scholarship  Any Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who intends to study or continue world language.  Due by February 28, 2018 to Mr. Endres

Northern Wisconsin Teacher Education Fund Eligibility: Is currently a resident of the communities served by the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund or the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund, and has been a resident for a minimum of 4 years; Have been accepted to Northland College and plan to pursue a degree in education (e.g., teacher education, outdoor education, environmental education); Intend to attend school full time; and demonstrate a financial need. The application is due by January 15, 2018

National Farmers Organization Scholarships 2018  Must be a high school senior who will major in an agricultural field at an accredited college or university.  Materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2018.

Wisconsin Cattlemen's/Cattlewomen's Scholarship  Available to any high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll in any university, technical college, community college in the United States, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural Short Course Program.  Must be postmarked no later than February 19, 2018.

Rover Scholarship   You need to be a resident of the United States,  must be a graduating high school senior in pursuit of a associates degree or bachelor’s degree, your GPA must be 3.0 or above.  Deadline May 1, 2018

Compeer Financial High School Senior Scholarship  Graduating High School Senior with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale). Designated agricultural major, interest in an agriculture-related field, or have an agriculture or rural background. Special consideration will be given to students of parents who do business with Compeer Financial.  Deadline March 16, 2018

Bayfield Electric Lineman Scholarship For high school seniors who will be attending a Lineman School  Deadline March 19, 2018

Bayfield Electric General Scholarship  For high school seniors who will be going to to college or technical school and their parents are a member of Bayfield Electric.  Deadline March 19, 2018

National Honor Society Scholarship   Not yet open

Tobi Cares Scholarship  Applicant must be a woman enrolled or enrolling as an undergraduate student in a four year college or community college in the United States.   Applicant must submit their application by December 31, 2017.

Future Caregivers Scholarship   For graduating high school seniors from Northern Wisconsin who are planning on a degree in a healthcare field    Deadline April 1, 2018

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarship   Not yet open

Elks Teenager of the Month  This is an award/recognition for Seniors.  Mail completed application to:  Elks Lodge, Attn: George Stolarzyk, P.O. Box 364, 3000 Golf Course Rd., Ashland, WI 54806

Elks Jr Teenager of the Month  This is an award/recognition for 7th-11th graders.  Mail completed application to:  Elks Lodge, Attn: George Stolarzyk, P.O. Box 364, 3000 Golf Course Rd., Ashland, WI 54806

Chewning Legal, LLC Scholarship   This $500 scholarship will be awarded to a graduating high school senior in Wisconsin, who plans on attending a 4-year college or university and whose parent(s) are currently receiving Social Security Disability or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits    Not yet open

WSTA Scholarship   Students in graduating classes of high schools in Wisconsin are eligible for a Foundation scholarship.  Each applicant must be endorsed by a participating local exchange telephone company. AT&T, CenturyLink, Spring Valley Telephone Company and West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative do not participate in the WSTF Scholarship process.   February 6, 2018

Saturn Systems Scholarship   Not yet open

Wisconisin Professional Police Association Scholarship Any Wisconsin resident enrolling in a college or vocational/technical school in a course of study leading to a two- or four-year degree in police science, criminal justice, or a law enforcement-related field – which does not include law school – is eligible  February 1, 2018

Ab Nicholas Scholarship  Scholarships based on need, academic achievement and character for high school senior basketball players and managers, both boys and girls, who plan to attend the University of Wisconsin school system.  Scholarships applications are available on line starting February 1 and must be submitted by April 30.

National Farmers Organization  High School seniors interested in pursuing an education in agriculture.  Deadline March 1, 2018

Senior Caregiver Scholarship  A $2,000 scholarship available to an eligible student who has been a caregiver for a senior friend or relative. One student, who will be attending college or university in the Fall of 2018, will receive $2,000 for tuition and/or books.  Deadline July 15, 2018

Wisconsin Restaurant Assoc. Education Foundation Scholarship  For students pursuing post-secondary education in fields related to the restaurant and hospitality industries, such as Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management, and Food Science.  Deadline April 1, 2018

LWZ Ryberg  Family Education Scholarship - Any 2018 Graduate who will attend a accredited 2 or 4 year college to study elementary education  Deadline April 27, 2018

Chancellor's Scholarship and Powers-Knapp Scholarship Program

Art of Living Scholarship  SDS Architects is offering a $1,000 first place scholarship and a $500 runner-up scholarship to two outstanding, graduating, high school seniors looking to continue their education in the fine arts (especially visual/digital arts) or architecture.  Not yet open

Superior Shores Farm Bureau Scholarship  High school senior in Ashland, Bayfield, Douglas or Iron County who will be pursuing a degree in the agriculture industry and attending a 2 or 4 year college.  April 1, 2018

2018 Student-View Scholarship Program    For high school seniors who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college.    April 22, 2018

Whitetails Unlimited Scholarship   Graduating Senior of Ashland High school, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  Must be an avid hunter or outdoorsman/woman.     Deadline March 2, 2018

Carrie Crystal Stuckert Art Scholarship  For students enrolling as an Art Major at an accredited insitituion of higher education.  Deadline is April 24, 2018

Wisconsin Towns Association   High School Seniors graduating in 2017 from a Wisconsin high school that plan to attend a Wisconsin public or private college or vocational college   Must be postmarked by  Deadline April 22, 2018

Manufacturing Works Scholarship   High School Seniors attending WITC, CVTC, or UW-Stout in a Manufacturing program as a full time student for 2017-2018    Not yet open

WITC Promise Scholarship   Deadline April 13, 2018

SFM Foundation Scholarships are awarded to students whose parents were killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents.  Deadline March 31, 2018

Wisconsin Cattlemen Scholarship  The Wisconsin Cattlemen’s scholarship is available to any high school senior enrolled or planning to enroll in any university, technical college, community college in the United States, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison Agricultural Short Course Program

Christensen and Hymas Scholarship You must be accepted and planning to attend a University or College in the US and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher  Deadline August 1, 2018

Superior Choice Credit Union Scholarships  Recipients must be members in good standing of Superior Choice Credit Union (SCCU). The recipient must be a high school senior about to enter a post-secondary education program as a full-time student as determined by their respective schools  Deadline April 27, 2018

Ashland, Iron River, Poplar Building Products Scholarship For students graduating from Maple Northwestern, Solon Springs, South Shore or Ashland High School who plan to attend a Vocational/Technical College.  Applications must be recieved on or before April 20, 2018.

AFT Wisconsin Scholarships Applicant's parent, grandparent or guardian must be a current AFT-Wisconsin member or a retiree in good standing of AFT-Wisconsin for more than one year.  The individual must be accepted into an accredited college, university, or technical college at the time the award is issued  March 15, 2018

Isabel Conway Lamal Scholarship   Senior graduating from Ashland High School who has been admitted to Northland College to pursue a Bachelor's degree.  Not yet open

WITC Foundation Scholarships   Deadline Monday, April 2, 2018

Chequamegon Bay Arts Council Scholarship  Must be a Senior graduating from a high school in Ashland or Bayfield County who it planning to enroll in a degree program leading to a career in the visual, literary, or performing arts.  Not yet open

American Federation of Teachers Scholarship   Must be a Senior graduating from Ashland High School pursuing a degree in education.  Not yet open

Otto and Dorothy Rusch Family Scholarship  Must be a senior graduating from Ashland, Bayfield or Washburn High school who is a child or legal dependent of a Washburn Iron Works (WIW) employee.  Your parent/guardian (employee) must be currently employed at the time of your application and have been employed for the full calendar year prior to the year of your graduating.  Must be continuing education at a technical or four year college in the fall after high school graduation. Deadline April 13, 2018

Cobell Scholarship  Both Merit-based and Need-based, the competitive scholarship is annual, non-renewable, and available to any post-secondary student who is; an enrolled member of a US Federally-Recognized Tribe, enrolled in full-time study and is degree-seeking. Applicants must plan to attend or be attending any nationally, regionally and industry accredited non-profit, public and private, institution.   Applicants must be pursuing a vocational certificate or diploma, associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degree, or certificate.  Deadlines vary- check site

AIGC Scholarships  Seniors pursuing an undergraduate degree at an accredited school who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in a federally recognized American Indian tribe. May 1, 2018

Ashland Firefighters Scholarship  Seniors from Ashland High School who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are attending a 4 year college or Technical College and pursuing a degree in a medical field, fire or EMS. Not yet open


Northwoods Community Credit Union Scholarship   Awarded to 2 high school Seniors who are planning to attend a 2 or 4 year college.  Must be the prime member on an NCCU account.   Deadline April 15, 2018

Ashland Business Alliance Scholarship   Any Senior of AHS who will be attending Northland College or WITC and majoring in a business related field (ex: Accounting, Business, Management, Human Resoures, Economics)  Deadline April 27, 2018

Northland Area Builders Association Scholarship  Any Senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who is pursuing a career and vocational training in one of the building trades.  Deadline March 31, 2018

Ashland Bayfield County Sportsmen Scholarship  Graduating Seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.7 who are pursuing a degree at a 2 or 4 year college.  Must support conservation ethics.  Deadline April 28, 2018

Ashland Snowmobile Club Scholarship  Graduating Senior from Ashland High School planning to pursue further education in an accredited 2 or 4 year insitution of higher learning in the following fields:  Medical, Law Enforcement, Fire/Rescue, Business Management, Mechanical/Internal combustion or Forestry.  Must have passed the snowmobile safery course.  April 6, 2018

$10,000 Lois Crow Scholarship  Graduating Senior who will begin college in Fall of 2017 as a full time undergraduate student at an accredited Wisconsin University/College. Minimum GPA of 2.5.  March 16, 2018

$5000 Deloras Pemma Scholarship  Awarded to a State of Wisconsin resident who is currently accepted as a 2017-2018 first year, Full-time or Part-time, 2 year degree seeking student in an accredited Wisconsin University/College/Technical College.  March 16, 2018

Sanborn Community Club Scholarship Senior graduating from Ashland High School who plans on furthering their education at a 2 or 4 year postsecondary institution.  Applicant must live in the area of the Village of Sanborn, or in the townships of White River, Marengo or Kelly.  Application must be recieved no later than April 15, 2018

Wisconsin Indianhead Foundation Scholarships   Applicants must have applied to WITC and have obtained a WITC Student ID.  Student must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits in the semester the scholarship will be applied to their account.  Deadline April 2, 2018

Superior Choice Credit Union Scholarship  Must be graduating in 2018 and plan on continueing their education after graduation.  Deadline April 27, 2018.  

Dan Hagen Memorial Scholarship For students who will be attending Northland College.  Deadline March 31, 2018.

Midland Services Scholarship Application All members of the Midland Services Cooperative and their children are eligible to receive a $500.00 Scholarship, including employees and directors.  Deadline March 31, 2018.

PFLAG Scholarship Students in Ashland or Bayfield Counties who are pursuing postsecondary education.  The recipients of these awards are those who have contributed to the equality in their community though initiatives related, but not limited, to lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or other underrepresented groups.    Not yet open

Bayfield County Public Service Scholarship  Must be a high school senior who resides in Bayfield County. Must attend on County Board meeting between October 1, 2016 and April 15, 2017 applicants must attend one County Board meeting and one municipal (City, Town, Village, Tribal) meeting. The applicant will speak briefly during public comment informing the board/council of their intent to apply for this program, their name, school and why they are interested in public office. Submit an application and a one-page essay on “Why I Would Consider Running for Public Office”.  Not yet open

GIPAW Scholarship  The GIPAW Scholarship Program is offered to both member agencies as well as IT students within member agencies’ jurisdictions.  Not yet open

UW-Madison Alumni Scholarship   For any students accepted and attending UW-Madison.  Deadline May 1, 2018  (This is a mail in application, so recommend sending in early than May 5th).  

Horatio Alger Career & Technical Scholarship  For Seniors graduating in Spring of 2018 who are enrolled in a post-secondary institutue in the Fall of 2018.  Must be seeking to pursue career or technical education and be Pell-grant eligible.  Application window opens March 15, 2018

49's Legacy Scholarship 2 scholarships available for graduating Seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 who will be attending Northland College in the Fall of 2017.   Not yet open

Chequamegon Veteran's Scholarship  High school seniors who have been accepted to a state university, private or technical college, who are a direct descendant, i.e. child, grandchild, or a legally adopted child, of a U.S. veteran who served or is serving in the U.S. Military.  Deadline May 4, 2018

Chequamegon Area Retired Educators   To be awarded to a graduating Senior who is attending a 2 or 4 year college for the 2017-2018 school year and will major in education.  Not yet open

Ashland Lions Foundation Scholarship   To be awarded to a graduating Senior who is attending a 2 or 4 year college for the 2017-2018 school year.  Deadline May 4, 2018

PFLAG National Scholarship Program   To be awarded to a graduating senior entering higher education for the first time; Self identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer...or anywhere within the LGBTQ "family," or as an ally; Demonstrate an interest in service to the LGBTQ community, Have applied to an accredited U.S. higher education institution. Cannot be receiving full tuition remission from other sources to fund the education.  Deadline March 26, 2018

 National Scholarship Links


Questbridge   We are looking for high school seniors who have shown outstanding academic ability despite financial challenges.

Raise Me  Microscholarship program, includes Northland College, UM-Duluth, UM-Twin Cities, Michigan State University, Western Michigna University, Carroll Univesity, University of Iowa, Lawrence University & more!


FinAid Scholarship


School Soup



Do Something


Brandon Copp, Chad Livingston Memorial scholarship.

Brittany Copp, Bayfield Electric Cooperative, and Jim Weinandt “Don’t Ever Give Up” scholarships.

Zachary Davis, Colorado Christian University Trustees, Colorado Christian University Choir, FCA Partnership, and Buster and Elvie Maki Memorial scholarships.

Marissa Delvas, Maple Telephone Cooperative Second Year, and Memorial Blood Centers scholarships.

Kelly Erkkila, the Perkins, and Superior Water, Light & Power Company scholarships.

Brianne Freeman, Amnicon Farmers Union, and East Central Energy scholarships, and the Arizona State University Dean’s Award.

Sara Garland, Amnicon Farmers Union, Killoren Memorial, Larson Family, and Cooperative Services Inc. scholarships.

Micah Goetsch, Bayfield County 4-H Leaders Association, Cooperative Services Inc., Gitchee Gummi 4-H Club, and Iron River Area Foundations Inc. scholarships.

Lyndi Graff, Cooperative Services Inc., Dahlberg Light & Power Company, Iron River Lions Club, Danielle St. Onge Memorial, and St. Scholastica Alumni Referral, Benedictine and Summit scholarships.

Karaline Green, Amnicon Farmers Union, Bethel University Royal Merit, Future Business Leaders of America, Northwestern Activities Club and Heidi L. Zosel Memorial scholarships.

Olivia Hanrahan, Maple Federation Of Teachers scholarship.

Luke Jarman, Cooperative Services Inc., and Northwestern Wrestling Booster Club scholarships.

Katherine Johnson, Future Farmers of America scholarship.

Nick Learn, Northwestern Activities Club-Art scholarship, and full appointment to the United States Air Force Academy.

Kaddie Levine, Cooperative Services Inc., DECA Scholarship-Maple Northwestern, and Chippewa Valley Bank scholarships.

Emily Lind, Acacia-Itasca Lodge 329, College for Kids, and Susie John and Ken Magnuson Family Memorial scholarships.

Lucas Masterson, Benedictine, Sister Monica Laughlin Music, Catholic Referral, and Iron River Knights of Columbus scholarships.

Heather Montavon, Caroline Erickson, Iron River Lions Club, Duane Lindgren Northwestern Award, Ryan Michael Stowers “Eye Of The Tiger,” and Virginia Tarter Memorial scholarships.

Mariah Nelson, Kauther Memorial Cross-Country, Larson Family and UW-Stevens Point Freshman, Wisconsin State Telecommunications Foundation scholarships.

Nicole Nelson, Gitchee Gummi 4-H Club, Northwestern Activities Club-Art, and Superior Noon Optimist Club scholarships.

Taryn Neubauer, Ascena Cares, North Dakota State University Academic, North Dakota State University Freshman, Mike Schmitt Memorial VFW Post 10490 scholarships.

Sean O’Brien, Cooperative Services Inc., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, University of Minnesota-Duluth, Merv Lindelof, and Jason Zunker Memorial scholarships.

Amanda Ogren, Willard and Jeri Ogren Family Scholar/Athlete Scholarship From Security State Bank Athletic.

Andrew Ogren, Willard and Jeri Ogren Family Scholar/Athlete Scholarship From Security State Bank; Jordan Orme, Azusa Pacific University Presidential Merit, Larry and Pat Luostari Arts, Sally Richards Memorial, and Seth Stariha Memorial scholarships.

Carmen Ormston, DECA Scholarship-Maple Northwestern, Kids In Nebagamon, and Jim Weinandt “Don’t Ever Give Up!” scholarships.

Ryan Peterson, Superior Water, Light & Power Company scholarship.

Ryan Pufall, Larson Family scholarship.

David Rautio, Brule River Lions Club and George & Elphie Carlson Business, DECA Scholarship-Maple Northwestern, Iron River Cooperatives Inc., Duane Lindgren Northwestern Award, J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation DECA, Northwestern Activities Club, Seth Stariha Memorial, Ryan Michael Stowers “Eye Of The Tiger,” Jim Weinandt “Don’t Ever Give Up!” Wisconsin DECA Marie Burbach scholarships.

Michaela Ruhman, Killoren Memorial and Northwestern High School Student Council scholarships.

Nikolaus Sauer, Larson Family scholarship.

Casey Schiff, Amnicon Farmers Union, Future Farmers of America, Henry and Pat Abrahamson Memorial Agricultural, Buster and Elvie Maki Memorial, Tractor Central Grant, and Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council scholarships.

Abby Schulz, Art Club and Northwestern Activities Club-Art scholarships.

Brooklyn Smith, George E. Conley Memorial, Cooperative Services Inc. Connor Smith, Charles and Ellora Alliss, Chippewa Valley Bank, George E. Conley Memorial and UMD scholarships.

Dustin Soyring, AgStar Fund for Rural America, Albert A. Ebling Short Course, Amnicon Farmers Union, Douglas County Fish and Game League, Bruce L. Erickson Memorial, Gitchee Gumme Chapter National Wild Turkey Federation Academic; Madeline Spangenberg, Chippewa Valley Bank, Knights of Columbus and Gordon L. Nelson Memorial scholarships.

Ellen Stoll, No. 1 in class, Gustavus Adolphus Jussi Bjorling Music, Gustavus Adolphus President’s, Nancy Homan Memorial, Northwestern Activities Club, Optimist International Essay Contest, Danielle St. Onge Memorial and Rozz Wilcox scholarships.

Tiia Sznaider, Dr. Leonard G. Kavajecz Memorial and Northwestern High School Student Council scholarships.

Hannah Trzynka, Ryan Michael Stowers “Eye Of The Tiger,” Hayley VanTil, and Family, Career & Community Leaders Of America Club scholarships.

Hailea Weiss, No. 2 in class, Cooperative Services Inc., Dahlberg Light & Power Company, Gitchee Gummi 4-H Club, Iron River Cooperatives Inc., National Excellence, Robert M. & Virginia M. Anderson, Virginia Tarter Memorial, and Wisconsin Masonic Foundation-Ancient Landmark Lodge 210 Scholarship In Memory of Kingman D. Lumis scholarships.

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