Types of Financial Aid


Bellin College Admissions Scholarship

Eligibility: Incoming Undergraduate
Application Information: No Separate Application (Admission Application Only)
Award: Up to $50,000

Other Information:
An incoming undergraduate student may receive an Admission Scholarship up to $50,000.  Awards will be distributed over a student’s entire enrollment at Bellin College. Eligibility is based on information collected as part of the admission application process; no additional application is required. The Admission Scholarship is not based on financial need; a FAFSA is not required for consideration. For further information on award distribution, renewal or scholarship, please visit the Student Guide.

Bellin College Donor Scholarships

Application timeframe: January and February
Open to incoming students: No (Exception January 15-month start)
These scholarships 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. All students who are currently enrolled at the time the application is submitted will be considered for awards in the following academic year. A limited number of funds may be available for graduate students as well. A FAFSA is recommended, but not required.

For more information, including application deadline, please login to your BC Portal.

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Tim Wilmet Memorial Scholarship

Tim Wilmet, a Bellin MRI department employee, passed away on November 22, 2016. This scholarship has been established at the Bellin Health Foundation by his wife Jody, his daughter Lauren, and his son Christopher; along with family and friends. Its goal is to support educational scholarships for Bellin College Radiologic Sciences students.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled, full-time, in the Bellin College Radiologic Sciences program.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Preference will be given to applicants living with a chronic health condition. However, those who have experienced the struggles of a friend or family member who has lived with a chronic health condition will also be considered.

For more information and to apply
Julie Whitman Dream Scholarship

Julie Whitman is the founding program director of the Bellin College Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Program and oversaw the program’s growth for more than 10 years and has contributed to many PTs reaching their dreams throughout her professional career. This scholarship is intended to empower those who are working to complete the Bellin College OMPT fellowship program who have demonstrated professional leadership and community involvement.


Applicants must:

  • Be a Fellow-in-training (FiT) in first 2 years of scholarship
  • Demonstrated Professional Leadership
  • Demonstrated Leadership in Clinical Practice
  • Community Involvement

Preference will be given to applicants who are underrepresented minorities. However, applicants who are not an underrepresented minority who have significant professional and clinical leadership experience and community involvement are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply
Barb Stevens Trailblazer Scholarship

Barb Stevens has played a significant role within the Bellin College Orthopaedic and Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) Program over the past decade as primary faculty, bringing her 40+ years of clinical experience and advanced training to the program. Barb has spent countless hours mentoring hundreds of fellows-in-training in developing clinical reasoning skills.  This scholarship is intended to empower those who have demonstrated educational and clinical leadership and research involvement.


Applicants must have:

  • Demonstrated Leadership in Education
  • Demonstrated Leadership in Clinical Practice
  • Evidence of research Involvement

Preference will be given to applicants who are underrepresented minorities. However, applicants who are not an underrepresented minority who have significant educational and clinical leadership experience and research involvement are encouraged to apply.

For more information and to apply
External Scholarships

Application timeframe: Throughout the year
Open to incoming students: Yes
External scholarships are those given out by outside organizations. These organizations could include health systems, community organizations, etc. External scholarships are posted to www.bellincollege.edu as we learn about them.

To navigate to the external scholarship page, choose “Admissions” from the home page, then choose “Financial Aid and Scholarships,” and then choose “External Scholarships” from the right-hand navigation.

There are millions of dollars of external scholarship monies available to students of all qualifications, abilities, and interests. These external scholarships may be provided by private donors, foundations, businesses and many other sources outside of Bellin College. Here are a few helpful tips for finding scholarships that are right for you:

  1. If you are a first-time freshman, talk to your High School Guidance Counselor. Counselors usually have up to date information that may be specific to your interests or your intended major. 
  2. Check into scholarships that may be offered by your parents’ employers or civic clubs. Corporations may offer scholarships to children of their employees. Elks Club, Lions Club, and The Girl and Boy Scouts of America are among the many organizations that offer scholarships.
External Scholarships


Federal Grants


Federal Pell Grant

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, financial need, costs of education, enrollment status, and length of enrollment term.  FAFSA required.



Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants are awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional need (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.  FAFSA required.
Wisconsin Grants


WI Grant

Administered by HEAB, the WG provides grants to eligible WI residents who attend private colleges or universities in WI.  Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time and awards are adjusted for less-than-full-time enrollment.  The maximum award is set annually by HEAB.   FAFSA required. 


WI TIP Grant

The WI Talent Incentive Grant Program 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.  Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time.  FAFSA required.

WI Indian Student Assistance Grant

Recipients must be at least 25% Native American (as certified by a Tribal Agency) and be undergraduate or graduate students.   FAFSA and separate WI Indian Student Assistance Grant Application required.

WI Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant

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.  FAFSA required.

WI Academic Excellence Scholarship

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. 


Federal Loans
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Parents of Undergraduate Students
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan for Graduate Students

(Please Note: all federal student loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN). Before borrowing your first loan, you must complete an entrance counseling session and upon graduation, you will be required to complete an exit counseling session. All sessions and MPN must be completed at www.studentaid.gov.)

  • Need-based
  • Undergraduate students
  • Interest free while enrolled
  • Must be enrolled at least half time
  • Fixed interest rate set each year by Congress
  • Repayment begins six months after graduation
  • FAFSA required
More about Federal Loans
Wisconsin Loan
  • Wisconsin Nursing Student Loan: This is a need-based low-interest loan program for WI residents enrolled at least half-time in a RN or LPN program.  Awards may range from $250 to $3000 per academic year.  Funding for this program is very limited with each eligible nursing college being able to award approximately $15,000 per academic year.  For each of the first two years the borrower works as a full-time nurse in the State of Wisconsin, up to 25% of the loan is forgiven; the balance of the loan must be repaid with an interest rate of 5%.   FAFSA required. 
More about Wisconsin Student Nursing Loan
Private Loans

These are education loans offered by individual lenders which allow a student (with or without a credit-worthy cosigner) to borrow loan funds in addition to the student’s federal student loans to help with expenses. Interest rates and terms vary by lender. A student may borrow up to the difference between his/her total cost of education (as determined by the financial aid office) and all other aid the student is expected to receive. Private loans are not need-based. For more information regarding private education loans, please refer to the Bellin College Fastchoice page. 

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