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 Universities 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
Baraboo
Barron County
Fond du Lac
Fox Valley
Manitowoc
Marathon County
Marinette
Marshfield
Richland
Rock County
Sheboygan
Washington County
Waukesha
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
Eau Claire
Green Bay
La Crosse
Madison
Milwaukee
Oshkosh
Parkside
Platteville
River Falls
Stevens Point
Stout
Superior
Whitewater
Lac Courte Oreilles
Menominee Nation

Nomination Form Instructions

Deadline: April 19th, 2018. Trimester school forms are due at the earliest possible date after March 26th

Log in information has been e-mailed to our highschool contacts. If you have not received the log in information for your school, please first check your spam/junk e-mail folders before contacting us.

  1. Go to https://scholarships.wisconsin.gov and sign in with your username and your password (case sensitive)
  2. Under Scholarship Nominations, find your school name and enter your grades 9-12 enrollment number from the first Friday in September
  3. Click SUBMIT to verify
  4. Select Academic Excellence Scholarship
  5. Click on + ADD STUDENT
  6. Fill in the required fields. Be sure to enter all recipients in numerical order by GPA followed by all alternates in numerical order by GPA. Do not use high school e-mail addresses, only current e-mail addresses will be accepted.
  7. Click SUBMIT when finished. If you wish to save and return to the form at a later date, click SAVE instead.
    Please note: the form will not be submitted until you click SUBMIT. To verify that your form has been successfully submitted, look for a check mark next to Academic Excellence Scholarship.
  8. For schools that are not under 80, skip this step. For Under 80 schools: Print out a copy of the submitted form and include with school transcript, ACT scores and a brief essay giving the reasons the student feels qualified for the Academic Excellence Scholarship and expressing intent to attend a participating post-secondary institution. Send to: HEAB Under 80, PO Box 7885, Madison, WI 53707.

For additional information about the Academic Excellence Scholarship:

For questions or concerns, please contact:
Nancy Wilkison-Grant Specialist
Phone: 608-267-2213
Email: