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The program is currently closed.

 

Wisconsin Public Service Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of employees who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or national origin.

Potential applicants may be eligible for the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Daughters & Sons Scholarship Program OR the We Energies Daughters & Sons Scholarship Program.

Dependent children of part-time or full-time active or retired employees of We Energies or WEC Business Services employees domiciled in the We Energies service area are NOT eligible for the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Daughters & Sons Scholarship Program.  Instead, access the We Energies Daughters & Sons Scholarship Program to review eligibility requirements.

 

 

Applicants to the Wisconsin Public Service Foundation Daughters and Sons Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be dependent* children, age 24 and under, of part-time or full-time active or retired employees of Wisconsin Public Service Corporation, WEC Business Services employees domiciled in WPS service area, Minnesota Energy Resources, Michigan Gas Utilities or Bluewater Gas Storage who have a minimum of one (1) year of employment with the company as of the application deadline date.
    *Dependent children are defined as natural and legally adopted children or stepchildren living in the employee’s household or primarily supported by the active or retired employee.
  • Be high school seniors or graduates or current postsecondary undergraduates.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year. (Students graduating mid-year may apply; however, the award will be one-half of the full-time award amount.)

Awards

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive award ranging from $1,000 to $4,000.  Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award.  Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount of $1,000.

Awards for four-year degree programs may be renewed for up to three (3) additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Awards for two-year degree programs or vocational-technical degrees may be renewed for one (1) additional year or until the degree or certificate is earned, whichever occurs first. Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Wisconsin Public Service Foundation.

Renewal students may not decline their award and reapply to the program for a larger award amount.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic performance, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances, and an outside appraisal.

Financial need will be considered in determining the amount of each award.  Potential recipients who demonstrate no need will be eligible to receive an honorarium at the minimum amount.

Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of Wisconsin Public Service Foundation play a part in the selection. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

Notification

All applicants will be notified in April.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Wisconsin Public Service Foundation. Payment is made in August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course, and term in which each course was taken

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf.

Your application is not considered complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically.

Wisconsin Public Service Foundation has partnered with Scholarship America. Selecting the button below will redirect you the Scholarship America Student Hub!