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 grades 9-12. 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.

Eligible students must attend one of the following Wisconsin Colleges to qualify for AES funding.

Technical Colleges UW System Independent Colleges Tribal Colleges
Blackhawk
Lakeshore
Moraine Park
Southwest WI
Chippewa Valley
Madison Area
Nicolet Area
Waukesha County
Fox Valley
Mid-State
Northcentral
Western
Gateway
Milwaukee Area
Northeast WI
Indianhead
Madison
Milwaukee/Waukesha/Washington Co.
Green Bay/Sheboygan/Manitowoc/Marinette
Parkside
Eau Claire/Barron Co.
La Crosse
Oshkosh/Fox Valley/Fondu Lac
Platteville/Baraboo/Sauk Co./Richland
River Falls
Steven's Point/Marathon Co./Marshfield/Wood Co.
Stout
Superior
Whitewater/Rock Co.
Alverno
Bellin College of Nursing
Beloit
Cardinal Stritch
Carroll
Carthage
Concordia
Edgewood
Herzing
Lakeland
Lawrence
Maranatha Baptist
Marian
Marquette
Milwaukee Institute of Art
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mount Mary
Northland College
Northland International
Ripon
Silver Lake
St. Norbert
Viterbo
Wisconsin Lutheran
Lac Courte Oreilles
Menominee Nation

Nominations for 2019 are now open.

For additional information about the Academic Excellence Scholarship:

For questions or concerns, please contact:

Cassie Weisensel
Phone: (608) 267-2213
Email: cassie.weisensel@wi.gov