Multi-Cultural Student Information

Scholarships can be found in multiple locations on the VU website.  We've curated some of those here for you, and added some of our own that might be of particular interest to students. This page is updated frequently, but we do leave information available so students can see past scholarships and timelines in order to prepare for new application windows. Please reach out to any DEI staff, your advisor, or other faculty or staff member for support.  We are here to help make your VU experience an exceptional one. 

Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant

Higher Educational Aids Board provides a need-based grant available to Wisconsin residents who are attending a Wisconsin school of higher education. Students must have one-quarter degree of Native American blood or be an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. The grant has a maximum of 10 semester awards.  The application form for new students or first-time applicants. can be found here: Indian Student Assistance Grant: New Student ( 

Returning or continuing Native American students should complete this form. Indian Student Assistance Grant: Continuing Student (

For more information about this grant and other financial assistance, please go to the Higher Educational Aids Board website WI Higher Educational Aids Board - Financial Aid Programs (


Hispanic Scholarship Fund: Scholarship Main (

Every year, HSF selects 10,000 outstanding students as HSF Scholars from a broad and talented pool of applicants. HSF awards more than $30 million in Scholarships annually and, depending upon available funds, HSF Scholars may also be eligible to receive a scholarship, which range from $500-$5,000 and are awarded directly to students. Scholarships open in January, with a February 15 deadline.  Selections occur in March with other deadlines to follow. See the HSF website for more information about the upcoming scholarship for 2025. 

The Dream.US 

This full tuition scholarship for Dreamers/undocumented students is available for you or anyone you know who is a Dreamer or undocumented and meets scholarship eligibility requirements. The Opportunity Scholarship covers full tuition, fees, on-campus housing and meals up to $80,000 for a Bachelor's degree for students in Lock Out States (Wisconsin). The Opportunity Scholarship opens in November 2024. The National Scholarship is open to undocumented immigrant students with or without DACA or TPS who came to the US before the age of 16 and before November 1, 2018.  The maximum award is $33,000 for a Bachelor's degree.  Viterbo is a partner college with The Dream.US, and we are thrilled to support students applying and to provide wrap around support while studying at Viterbo. Please check The Dream.US website for information and updated application windows each year. 

AAUW La Crosse Branch offers local Scholarships! Some of the scholarships are exclusively designated for Viterbo students, so please apply!  Please click here: the AAUW site or copy and paste the following into your browser: www.

Scholarships from other VU Departments and Divisions

Business Scholarships

Alumni Children's Scholarship

Internships and Job Opportunities

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