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Grants and Scholarships

Current and incoming Bellin College students are encouraged to apply for scholarships offered by the school and by outside entities. Please explore the options below and consider applying for one of the many opportunities. For the Bellin College Presidential, Annual and Endowed scholarships, students must fill out an application and submit it to the Development Office by the deadlines specified in the respective sections. 


BELLIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Bellin College Merit Scholarship
Bellin College offers scholarships to undergraduate students with high academic credentials at the time of admission. Eligibility criteria is reviewed regularly but is generally based upon high school GPA and composite ACT score; transfer students are evaluated on the basis of the number of transfer credits accepted and the calculated GPA on those credits. A minimum GPA of 3.50 is required (high school or transfer) and a minimum composite ACT score of 25 is required for students enrolling with less than 12 transfer credits. Awards currently range from $4,000 to $10,000 with the total award being divided equally over the student’s intended terms of enrollment at the College; renewal beyond the first 2 enrollment terms, or the equivalent is contingent upon a 3.5 Bellin College semester/term GPA. Renewal is on a semester by semester basis. Merit Scholarships are not need-based therefore, a FAFSA is not required. 
 

Bellin College Presidential Scholarship

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The Presidential Scholarship is an annual award for undergraduate students currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in the upcoming fall semester at Bellin College in either nursing or radiologic sciences. The award is not automatically renewed annually, so students must re-apply at the end of each academic year. Scholarship award amounts are based on candidate’s ability to meet the following eligibility requirements:

1. Financial need
2. Proof of academic success at Bellin College or in high school (if currently a senior)
3. Leadership abilities
4. Personal Statement

To be eligible for the Presidential Scholarship, students must also be enrolled in the nursing or radiologic sciences program at Bellin College and carrying a credit load of seven or more credits. The application deadline for the Scholarship is July 1 of each year. Candidates will be notified by the first Monday of the fall semester through email regarding the results of their application.

A FAFSA is recommended, but not required. Find the application for the Bellin College Presidential Scholarship here
 
Bellin College Annual and Endowed Scholarships*

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These are scholarships which are funded annually by generous friends of the College. Awards vary based upon academic achievement, field of interest, demographic information, financial need and availability of funds. Bellin College students receiving aid through UWGB are not considered for these scholarships at this time. A limited amount of funds may be available for graduate students as well. A FAFSA is recommended, but not required. The priority deadline to apply for scholarships is April 15, 2014 and the final deadline is May 9, 2014. Find the scholarship application here.**
 


Questions about scholarships at Bellin College? Contact Kelsey Potes, Scholarship and Donor Relations Coordinator.

 

FEDERAL GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
 
Pell Grants are awarded to qualifying undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Award amounts vary based upon annual federal appropriations, EFC, financial need, costs of education, enrollment status, and length of enrollment term. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
FSEOG is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional need; which is generally defined as being eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Award amounts vary based upon the school’s total annual allocation. However, federal regulations allow for awards between $100 and $4000 per year. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 

WISCONSIN GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
 
 
Administered by Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB), the WTG provides grants to eligible WI residents who attend private colleges or universities in WI. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time and working on their first undergraduate degree; awards are adjusted for less-than-full-time enrollment. The maximum award is set annually by HEAB; annual maximum is currently at $2900. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 
 
 
WI Talent Incentive Program Grant
The WI TIP Grant is awarded to the most financially needy and educationally disadvantaged WI residents. First-time freshmen are nominated by the financial aid office or by Wisconsin Educational Opportunity Program counselors. Initial awards range from $600 to $1800; renewal award amounts are set annually by HEAB. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 
 
Recipients must be at least 25% Native American (as certified by a Tribal Agency) and be undergraduate or graduate students. Awards are need-based and range from $250 to $1100. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 
The MRG is not available to first-year students. Recipients are nominated by the financial aid office based upon HEAB guidelines and must be enrolled at least half-time. Awards are need-based and range up to a maximum of $2500 depending upon the individual college’s approved spending level for MRG. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required.
 
 
 
AES awards are made to the graduating senior with the highest grade point average in each public and private high school in WI. Awards are $2250 per year (funded one-half by HEAB and one-half by the college or university) and are renewable provided the recipient meets program requirements. AES awards are not need-based therefore, a FAFSA is not required. 
 

PRIVATE GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
 
Free Scholarship Search Services available on the Internet.
Private Scholarships
These are scholarships received from organizations outside Bellin College such as civic organizations, high school alumni associations, church organizations, professional groups, tribal organizations, workforce development, employers, and other sources are considered private scholarships. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the College financial aid office if he/she has been awarded a private scholarship. The private scholarship will be included in the financial aid award per federal regulations and may result in the adjustment of other aid; such as a loan.

Each year the Bellin College financial aid office receives announcements of available scholarships from many organizations. When information regarding an available private scholarship is received, an e-mail is sent to all students and the announcement along with the application and instructions is posted on the Bellin College website Announcements page.
 

 

 
*Annual and Endowed Scholarships
Recipients of annual and endowed scholarships are expected to write thank you letters to the donors as well as attend the Scholarship Salute, a donor appreciation reception sponsored by the Bellin College Development Department. These scholarships will be reflected on the financial aid award notification letter as “Bellin College Scholarship”. Each recipient will receive a letter from the development department listing the individual scholarship(s) and donor(s) funding the scholarship with further instructions regarding the thank you letter and reception. Per donor restrictions, most of these scholarships are for undergraduate students.

**Only one application is required to be considered for both the annual and endowed scholarships offered by Bellin College.

About Scholarships & Grants:
Grants and scholarships are considered “free money” because they do not, under most circumstances, require repayment. Grants are need-based unless otherwise noted; scholarships can be either need-based or non-need-based as determined by the organization providing the funds. Individual award amounts vary from year to year based upon funds available and student eligibility. Eligibility may be based on grade level, financial need, expected financial contribution (EFC), academic performance, etc.