The Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship

Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are awarded to Wisconsin high school seniors who have the highest grade point average in each public and private high school throughout the State of Wisconsin.

The number of scholarships each high school is eligible for is based on total student enrollment. In order to receive a scholarship, a student must be enrolled on a full-time basis by September 30th of the academic year following the academic year in which he or she was designated as a scholar, at a participating University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Technical College, or independent institution in the state. The value of the scholarship is $2,250 per year, to be applied towards tuition. Half of the scholarship is funded by the state, while the other half is matched by the institution. Eligibility must not exceed 8 semesters.

Nominations for 2015 are now closed

Students who have been awarded the AES Scholarship should complete and return the following form no later than September 30, 2015.
This is not an online form, please fill out the form using Adobe Reader and then print and mail to AES, P.O. Box 7885, Madison WI 53707 or e-mail it to

Adobe Reader is required to complete this form, it can be downloaded for free from Adobe's website: Get Adobe Reader

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