SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCESS
Follow these procedures when you apply for scholarships.
Get the application form from the appropriate source. Scholarship applications may be available from Student Services, on-line from the Parker Home Page, from other websites or from outside agencies.
Type the application if possible. If the application is in paper form, make it as neat as possible. Use black pen. Never fill out an application in pencil.
Request letters of recommendation at least two weeks in advance. Also give the person who is to write the letter a personal information sheet (located in Student Services) detailing information that they may not know. (Clubs, leadership roles, honors and awards, work and volunteer experience, etc.)
Request a transcript from Student Services, if it is required.
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINE DATES. Scholarship committees do not accept late applications.
Note in the newsletter or on the application if you are to return the application to Student Services or mail it yourself.
LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION
Letter of Recommendation forms can be found in the student services office. Fill out the form and include this when you request a letter of recommendation. Always allow at least two weeks to complete the letter. Your teachers will do a better job on your letter if they don’t have to rush. Also, keep a copy of the letter(s) for use later in the college application and scholarship process.
NEW STATE/LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Adams PTA High School Scholarship—Available to any senior who attended Adams Elementary School. To apply, follow this link
(https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf4iRjeo6tEU78rH5YaTAimkC7lZzuCEY Vbzw8E1jXpPBYTbw/viewform) to complete the application using Google Forms. Deadline to apply is April 16, 2021.
Franklin Middle School PTSA Alumni Scholarship—For any student who attended Franklin Middle School. Applications are available in student services and must be returned to Franklin by April 9, 2021.
Janesville Area Crimestoppers Scholarship – Available to any graduating senior planning to attend a 2- or 4-year college or technical school and pursue a career in law enforcement. Essay is required indicating your goals and how this scholarship will impact those goals. Applications are available in the student services office and are due to the address indicated by March 31, 2021.
Janesville Noon Kiwanis Scholarship – Available to any student pursuing a post secondary education. Applications are available in student services and must be returned to student services by April 15, 2021.
Janesville Youth Football Scholarship—Available to any senior who participated in JYF. Essay is required. Applications are available in student services and must be returned to student services by April 1st.
Janesville Youth Hockey Scholarship—Available to any senior who participated in Janesville Youth Hockey. Applications are due by April 1st and can be picked up in student services. Students must send in their application directly.
Janesville Youth Wrestling Scholarship—Available to any senior who participated in JYW. Applications are available in student services and must be returned to student services by April 1, 2021.
Jessica Joy Arnold Memorial Scholarship—Available to any graduating senior with at least a 3.0 GPA. Must show leadership (preference will be given to those who have been actively involved in 4-H, FFA or the Arabian Horse Association). Student must show letter of acceptance to a college or university for the fall taking at least 12 credits. Letters of recommendation and high school transcripts are required. The application is available in the student services office and must be mailed by the student to the address on the application by April 15th.
Jim “Stump” Haakinson Scholarship – Available to any student who has played hockey for the Janesville Bluebirds. Applications can be picked up in student services. The deadline to email the application is April 19.
Madison Links, Incorporated—Available to any high school seniors of African-American descent. Applications are available at https://forms.gle/STcaSjcWzg8k4PuM7. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2021, at 11:59 pm.
Ron Brown Memorial Scholarship—Applicants must be pursuing a career (education or employment) in a trades related field and must have a minimum of 3 high school credits in the area of technology education. Applications are available in the student services office and must be returned to student services by end of the day on April 20. 2021.
Van Buren Elementary School PTA Scholarship – For any student who attended Van Buren Elementary School. Applications are available in student services and must be mailed by the student to Van Buren Elementary. Deadline is April 9, 2021.
Wisconsin Bankers Foundation—this scholarship program is open to all graduating high school seniors who will be furthering their education at a Wisconsin state-accredited college, university, or state-operated technical school. For more information, application materials, and to apply online, visit https://www.wisbank.com/foundation scholarships. Completed applications are due by April 2, 2021.
Wisconsin Towns Association Scholarship – Awarded to the highest ranking boy and girl for a town or village insured by Rural Mutual Insurance Company as of May 1, 2021. For applications and more information logon to: www.wisctowns.com , choose Resources/Scholarship. Application deadline is May 28, 2021.
PREVIOUS STATE/LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS
AB Nicholas Scholarship Foundation – Available to any male or female basketball player/manager who plans to attend any of the University of Wisconsin system schools. For more information, visit www.AbNicholasScholars.org. Applications are available online and must be submitted by April 30, 2021.
American Association of University Women Scholarship—Available to any graduating senior who is planning to attend either a college or a technical school. Emphasis on STEM careers is preferred. Applications are available in student services and due by March 19, 2021 to student services.
Blackhawk Community Credit Union Scholarships – Applicant must be a primary member (first owner named on account) in good standing with BCCU and planning to attend an undergraduate program at an accredited public or private college, community college, or technical college. To apply or find out more, visit
https://www.bhccu.org/2021-scholarships. Deadline is March 15, 2021.
Elks Ladies Scholarship –Two (2) scholarships are available to males and females at Craig and Parker. Applications are available in the Student Services office and are due to Student Services by April 14, 2021.
Janesville Noon Lions Club Scholarship—Available to any student pursuing a post secondary education. Applications are available in Student Services office and must be returned to Student Services by April 1, 2021.
J.P. Cullen Foundation Scholarship—Available to any young woman or man who are interested in entering the construction field. Applications are available in the Student Services office and must be returned to J.P. Cullen by March 31, 2021.
Kid’s Chance of Wisconsin—Provides educational scholarships to the children of Wisconsin workers who have been seriously injured or killed due to work-related accidents. Apply by May 1, 2021, by using the application form available at http://kidschanceofwi.org/.
James F. Swart ROTC Scholarship – Available to any student enrolled in an ROTC program at your college. Applications are available in the Student Services office and must be returned to Student Services by March 15, 2021.
Parker Viking Athletic Booster Club Scholarship – Students must graduate from Parker, have completed SIX athletic seasons during high school, which includes athletics, Pom
Pons, Cheerleaders and managers. Must be of good character who is dedicated and exemplifies team sportsmanship. Applications can be picked up in student services and returned to student services by NOON ON APRIL 9th . There will be no exceptions.
Parker High School PTSA Scholarship – Must be a current PTSA member and have attended two Parker PTSA meetings prior to the scholarship application due date. Must provide transcripts showing a GPA of 2.5 or higher your first semester of college and provide proof of full-time enrollment for spring semester of your first year of college. Applications are available in the student services office and must be returned to student services by March 31, 2021.
Premier Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Scholarship – Applicant must be a graduating high school student interested in in the medical or dental field. Applications are available in student services. Submissions must be delivered or mailed with a post mark dated between February 1 and April 23, 2021.
Riverside Mens Golf Association Scholarships - George Clatworthy Memorial Scholarship and Gene Thorp, Fred Parkinson, Don Kazda Memorial Scholarship available to any senior going to a 4 year, 2 year, vocational-technical, beauty school, business school, etc., who is a member of high school golf team or a son/daughter of a RMGA member. Application forms can be downloaded at:
http://www.golfrmga.org/scholarships.html. Download the application, fill out and email back to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application deadline is April 15.
Rock County Genealogical Society Scholarship - Available to high school seniors who are a Rock county resident and must be enrolled in a two or four year college for the fall of 2021. Applicants will present qualified references, complete the genealogical chart to the best of their ability, list community service, and write an essay which reflects the impact of a family event or person on their life. Applications are available in student services. Deadline is March 31, 2021.
South Central Wisconsin Builders Association (SCWBA)- In order to qualify, students must demonstrate the following: interest in pursuing a career in a building industry related field, be enrolled as a full-time student and have a GPA of at least 2.5. Applications are available in student services and must be returned to the SCWBA office by March 29, 2021.
St. William Catholic School Scholarship—Available to any student who attended St. William School for at least three years. Applications are in the Student Services office and must be returned to St. William School by April 3rd.
WISH Rising Stars Scholarship—Scholarship is open to Wisconsin and Illinois high school students and WISH employees. Although not required, students with an interest in health care, long term care or post-acute care are encouraged to apply. For more information and a link to the scholarship application, visit
https://www.wisconsinillinoisseniorhousing.org/scholarship. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.
Vietnam Veterans of American Rock River Chapter #236 Scholarship– Available to students whose parents, grandparents, step-grandparent or sponsor must be a Vietnam Era Veteran as defined on the back of the application. Application must be accompanied by proof of service dates. Scholarship applications are available in student services. Deadline is March 17, 2021.
NEW NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants – Awarding up to $1000 each year. Log on to: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm for more information. Scholarship Deadline is June 12.
Carrie Crystal Stuckert Memorial Art Scholarship – Available to any student enrolled as an Art major at an accredited institution of higher learning in the United States (includes Art Therapy). All applicants must be US citizens. Applications can be obtained online at https://www.collegexpress.com/scholarships/carrie-crystal-stuckert memorial-art-scholarship/2023839/. Deadline for applying is April 24, 2021.
Foremost Media, Inc. Annual Scholarship – Available to a graduating senior who is entering the Marketing or Web Development field. Must be a resident of the US, enrolled in a two or four-year college or trade school. Essay parents. You may easily browse scholarships; no login information is required.
MOLIS - The Minority on-Line Information Service provides information about scholarship and fellowship opportunities for qualified minority applicants. Wired Scholar - Wired Scholar allows students to complete an online profile to see for which scholarships they are eligible. Gain access to over 600,000 scholarships, grants, fellowships and internships. This database is available to undergraduate and graduate students.
VIRTUAL COLLEGE VISITS
This year looks a little different for college visits. College representatives are offering virtual college tours for seniors. Updates will be posted to Google classroom.
If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services office at 608-743-5651.
BTC Virtual High School Visits
Every Tuesday and Thursday from 4—6 pm
To sign up:
UW-Oshkosh Virtual Preview Day
Learn about life on campus from the comfort of their home by joining the virtual platform, Collaborate Ultra, to learn about what it’s like to be a part of the campus community, the admissions process, financial aid and scholarship opportunities and more. Visit this link to learn more (https://uwosh.edu/admissions/visit-uw oshkosh/preview-days/).
UW-Whitewater at Rock County
Virtual Preview Events
March 18th at 6 pm
April 14th at 6 pm
May 13 at 6 pm
For more information and to register, visit
EMS Expo at UW-Platteville
The Engineering, Mathematics and Science (EMS) Expo at UW-Platteville will be hosted virtually on Thursday, April 8. Participants will experience engineering, mathematics and science up close through more than 50 hands-on activities, all designed to provide a glimpse into the exciting world of STEM!
Registration is required for participation and is due by March 19. Please register using the following link:
http://uwplatteville.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9vpRzwwWI4lpT4G. WISCONSIN EDUCATION FAIR
Spring 2021 will offer a virtual college fair series with access to over 100 post secondary options to explore. The fair will run from 3 p.m - 5 p.m. followed by an interactive financial aid and scholarships presentation along with a variety of other info sessions to choose from 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Check dates and register at www.wefs.org