Scholarship Opportunity

Wisconsin Association for Identification Scholarship for Dependents

The Wisconsin Association for Identification is pleased to announce the establishment of a scholarship program to support and encourage the post-secondary education of WAI member dependents. These awards will be made for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Basis of Award – Scholarship awards shall be granted based on the following considerations:

  • Award committee evaluation of the candidate’s written essay outlining the candidate’s intended academic path, reasons for this path including future plans and goals.
  • Acceptance to an accredited college or university;
  • Demonstrated achievement in previous academic pursuits;
  • Candidate shall be of good moral character.

Scholarship Award Amount – Scholarship awards may vary. The total award distribution for each academic year will be determined by the WAI Board of Directors in consideration of funds available. Individual awards will be based on Scholarship Committee reviewers' evaluation of submitted applications and their determination of the number of qualified applicants for that year. All awards and amounts are subject to  WAI Board of Directors's final authorization.

Use of Scholarships – Scholarship awards may be applied toward tuition, fees, or other costs directly related to undergraduate or graduate studies in degree seeking (including technical certifications) programs.

Eligibility Requirements

  •  Applicants must be a child or dependent of active WAI member in good standing.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded to graduating high school seniors and/or matriculated students pursuing degrees and enrolled, or planning to enroll, in an accredited two or four year college or university for the next academic year.
  • Applicants will be required to provide proof of enrollment as a “full time student” in a degree, or certificate seeking program.
  • Applicants will be required to provide “non-certified” transcripts from high school or previous academic year of university or college which includes the cumulative GPA through the fall semester of the recently completed academic year.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded without regard to age, sex, race or national origin.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded without regard to financial need.
  • The fund committee will determine scholarship amounts each year, based upon financial ability of the fund and the number of qualified applicants.
  • The scholarship(s) will be awarded at the recommendations of the scholarship award ad-hoc committee to the full board of directors with final approval by majority vote of the board. All decisions are final.


Completed applications, including essay and transcripts attached, must be received electronically by

February 21, 2021 at 2400 CST

Applications will be reviewed and the recipients will be selected and announced at the Annual WAI Training Conference in March 2021.
All applicants will be notified by email as to the status of their application​​ and need not be present at the training conference.

Download the WAI Scholarship Application in Fillable Microsoft Word format

WAI Scholarship Application FINAL.docx

Email Completed Application, Transcripts and Essay to  
WAI Scholarship Program

Please direct all questions to:

Wisconsin Association for Identification
1578 S 11th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204

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