Northern Wisconsin Teacher Education Scholarship Fund

Northern Wisconsin Teacher Education Scholarship Fund

The Northern Wisconsin Teacher Education Scholarship Fund helps students from the communities around Chequamegon Bay pursuing an education degree at Northland College in Ashland. Anonymous donors who embraced education and the northern Wisconsin communities around the Chequamegon Bay created the scholarship to help young people in the region.


  • Graduate of: Ashland High School, Bayfield High School, or Washburn High School or residents for at least four years of the communities served by the Apostle Islands Area Community Fund or the Chequamegon Bay Area Community Fund. 
  • Must attend: Northland College
  • Demonstrate Financial Need
  • Field of Study: Education 
  • GPA: 3.0 or higher 


Scholarship Grant Range

$1,000 per year up to 1 year


Application timeline

  • This scholarship is part of the Universal Application: December 1 – February 15
  • ONE Universal Application: Create a profile in the scholarship portal. Fill out the first page of the universal application to filter through all of the scholarships you qualify for. 


Award Details

  • This scholarship may be used for expenses of post-secondary education at any accredited college, university or technical/ vocational school
  • Award Payments will be mailed directly to the school/ university 
    • Fall Payments are mailed July 15-30
    • Spring Payments are mailed December 15-30
  • Transferring Schools: Please contact DSACF if you plan on transferring schools. Transferring schools does not automatically transfer your scholarship. If a transfer occurs after scholarship money has been disbursed it may take up to 90 days to reprocess the scholarship payment. 


Tax information

DSACF encourages scholarship recipients to seek tax advice regarding scholarships. According to the IRS: Scholarships, fellowship grants, and other grants are tax-free if you meet the following conditions:

  • You’re a candidate for a degree at an educational institution that maintains a regular faculty and curriculum and normally has a regularly enrolled body of students in attendance at the place where it carries on its educational activities; and
  • The amounts you receive are used to pay for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance at the educational institution, or for fees, books, supplies, and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.

Bayfield High School, Washburn High School, Ashland High School – GED