Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)!

Below, you will find a listing of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more. To begin applying to scholarships, please sign in with your NetID and complete the brief General Application. Based on your answers in the General Application, you will be directed to fill out more specific applications tied to scholarships for which you are eligible.

For general scholarship information, FAQs, program and contact information for your School/College, and information on external scholarships, please visit our Scholarships Page.

Incoming Undergraduate Students


As an incoming student, explore applying for scholarships as soon as you apply to the University by using your UW-Madison NetID and password. Applications for incoming undergraduate students typically open in October-November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! Many UW-Madison scholarships consider students for awards using a holistic framework that may include, but is not limited to, academic achievement, potential contributions, service and leadership, and financial need. To search for undergraduate scholarships, please use these saved searches:


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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$4,000 Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Award
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates in gaining focused, full-time research experience early in their academic...
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $4,000
Deadline01/31/2021
$0.00 Cross-Departmental Graduate Awards Application
Welcome graduate students! Completing this application will place you in a pool of candidates eligible for a few different awards from the School...
Welcome graduate students! Completing this application will place you in...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Scholarship Application
Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Scholarship Application: The C&I Student Awards Committee will decide if you are eligible for each award. This...
Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Scholarship Application: The C&I...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/31/2021
Up to $5,000 Mary Shine Peterson Undergraduate Award
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison Biochemistry undergraduate students with demonstrated excellence in and...
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline01/31/2021
$0.00 Michael W. Apple Fellowship
Michael W. Apple was the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin,...
Michael W. Apple was the John Bascom Professor of Curriculum and...
  • Deadline: 01/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline01/31/2021
Varies Abagail Catania AAE/ABM Diversity Scholarship
After much thought and reflection on her experience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a mixed, black woman in agriculture, Abagail decided...
After much thought and reflection on her experience at the University of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$10,000 renewable ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, established by Clifford and Kitty Hach in 1982, is awarded to undergraduates who are majoring in...
The ACS-Hach Land Grant Undergraduate Scholarship, established by...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $10,000 renewable
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Ada Holt Lorenz Award
Dr. William F. Lorenz, a UW professor of neuropsychiatry, was the first director of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute in Mendota State Hospital....
Dr. William F. Lorenz, a UW professor of neuropsychiatry, was the first...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Agronomy Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to CALS graduates majoring in Agronomy. Visit college program site
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to CALS graduates majoring in Agronomy....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Al Schultz Dairy Science Scholarship
Dr. Al Schultz received his college degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) in Dairy Science from UW-Madison. He spent his entire 40 year career at Vita Plus...
Dr. Al Schultz received his college degrees (BS, MS, and PhD) in Dairy...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Albert J. & Adelaide E. Riker Academic Merit Award
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs. Albert Joyce Riker and Adelaide E. (Evenson) Riker left the remainder of...
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Albert J. & Adelaide E. Riker Scholarship
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs. Albert Joyce Riker and Adelaide E. (Evenson) Riker left the remainder of...
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$0.00 Alexa Posny Award #1
Dr. Alexa Posny has spent her career as a public servant and leader in the fields of Special Education and Educational Policy. In recognition of...
Dr. Alexa Posny has spent her career as a public servant and leader in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alfred & Isabella Galpin Scholarship
Alfred was a brilliant academic in literature and musical composition in the early-mid 1900s, with his work still held by the Wisconsin Historical...
Alfred was a brilliant academic in literature and musical composition in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alfred J. and Marian A. Francour Great People Scholarship
Longtime Professor Alfred J. Francour never strayed far from his farming roots during his career. After receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree...
Longtime Professor Alfred J. Francour never strayed far from his farming...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
varies Allan & Joyce Bringe Dairy Science Scholarship
Allan is a graduate of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as well as an emeritus professor. Joyce is a member of the Demeter...
Allan is a graduate of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, as...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alpha Gamma Rho Alumni Scholarship
Through the generosity of Alpha Gamma Rho alumni, this scholarship was created. Funds will support scholarships for students who are members of...
Through the generosity of Alpha Gamma Rho alumni, this scholarship was...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Alpha Helix Scholarship
The Alpha Helix Scholarship was established by friends of Professor Perry A. Frey and his wife Carolyn, for undergraduate studies in CALS. Dr....
The Alpha Helix Scholarship was established by friends of Professor...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Anna L. Rowe Scholarship
Anna L. Rowe, who was originally from Flandreau, South Dakota, got her degree in Home Economics, and taught in the field. She met her future...
Anna L. Rowe, who was originally from Flandreau, South Dakota, got her...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Antigo Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Anton G. "Tony" Sendelbach Scholarship
After earning his doctorate, Dr. Anton Sendelbach joined the faculty, and spent his entire career in the UW Dairy Science Department. He is...
After earning his doctorate, Dr. Anton Sendelbach joined the faculty,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Association of Women in Agriculture Scholarship
The Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) was founded in the 1974 to help its members prepare for careers in agriculture and agriculture...
The Association of Women in Agriculture (AWA) was founded in the 1974 to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Atlanta Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Austin Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Babcock House Alumni & Friends Scholarship
Dr. Stephen M. Babcock came to the UW in 1887 and spent his entire career on campus as an agricultural chemistry professor and chief chemist of the...
Dr. Stephen M. Babcock came to the UW in 1887 and spent his entire...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Babcock House Les and Ellen Huber Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Stephen M. Babcock came to the UW in 1887 and spent his entire career on campus as an agricultural chemistry professor and chief chemist of the...
Dr. Stephen M. Babcock came to the UW in 1887 and spent his entire...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Badger Flyers Scholarship
Badger Flyers, Inc. was an organization made up of companies that sold supplies to the dairy and ice cream manufacturers – including Wisconsin...
Badger Flyers, Inc. was an organization made up of companies that sold...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Bay Area Badgers Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Beulah Dahle Scholarship
In her day, Beulah Dahle was known on campus as the “dean” of food service in the UW residence halls. Working closely with UW chef, Carson Gulley,...
In her day, Beulah Dahle was known on campus as the “dean” of food...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Big Apple Badgers / WEASF Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Bill Reese Dairy, Deli & Bakery Study Grant
For nearly 20 years, Bill Reese served as Director of Market Development in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection....
For nearly 20 years, Bill Reese served as Director of Market Development...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Boston Area Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Bradford Richmond Award
Bradford Richmond was a prominent third generation farmer in the town of York in the late 1800s. The family operated 273 acres that devotes...
Bradford Richmond was a prominent third generation farmer in the town of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Brown County Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters throughout the United States and around the world.  Many chapters have active...
The Wisconsin Alumni Association has more than 100 alumni chapters...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Bruce and Ruth Marion Scholarship
Bruce W. Marion is an emeritus professor in the Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) department in the College of Agricultural and Life...
Bruce W. Marion is an emeritus professor in the Agricultural and Applied...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Burdean Struckmeyer Scholarship
A Madison area native, who obtained her PhD. in Botany-Horticulture, Burdean Struckmeyer, spent her entire career in the UW Department of...
A Madison area native, who obtained her PhD. in Botany-Horticulture,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies CALS Board of Visitors Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship
The Board of Visitors for the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is an outside advisory group to the Dean of the College....
The Board of Visitors for the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies CALS Centennial Academic Merit Award
This CALS scholarship fund was established in 1990 in honor of the College Centennial. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to CALS undergraduate students....
This CALS scholarship fund was established in 1990 in honor of the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Cargill Diversity Scholarship
Started in 1865 by W.W. Cargill’s first grain storage facility, Cargill has grown into a leader in providing food, agricultural, risk management,...
Started in 1865 by W.W. Cargill’s first grain storage facility, Cargill...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carl W. Schaefer Scholarship
This CALS Scholarship was provided in honor of C. W. Schaefer. Eligibility Criteria Students majoring in Entomology. Visit college program site
This CALS Scholarship was provided in honor of C. W....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carleton A. Friday Scholarship
The scholarship was initiated by the Friday Foundation to honor the memory of Carleton A. Friday, former President of the Friday Canning...
The scholarship was initiated by the Friday Foundation to honor the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carol Hendricks Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship
Carol J. Hendricks (MS Education 1953, BS Mathematics 1950) was inspired to establish a fund in Dairy Science after a visit to UW-Madison and...
Carol J. Hendricks (MS Education 1953, BS Mathematics 1950) was inspired...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carole Walsh Demeter Scholarship
Carole J. Walsh was a long-time member of the Daughters of Demeter, an organization that provides scholarships and sponsors events in support of...
Carole J. Walsh was a long-time member of the Daughters of Demeter, an...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carolyn A. Craig Scholarship
Carolyn A. Craig ’60 majored in Public Health Nursing and is a very active garden club member on the local, district and state levels. As a...
Carolyn A. Craig ’60 majored in Public Health Nursing and is a very...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Carrie Aberle Demeter Scholarship
Carrie Aberle is the spouse of Elton “Abe” Aberle who served as Dean of CALS from 1998 to 2005. She was an enthusiastic supporter and ambassador of...
Carrie Aberle is the spouse of Elton “Abe” Aberle who served as Dean of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$1,000-$3,000 Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta scholarship provides a 4 year renewable award (amount subject to variation) to a high achieving incoming...
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta scholarship provides a 4 year...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline02/01/2021
$0.00 Chamberlin Rock Scholarship
John and Wendy Damm met on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in the late 60s and early 70s. John is an alumnus of CALS and a member of...
John and Wendy Damm met on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Charles Eckburg Memorial Freshman Award
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing for careers in the dairy Industry. Eligibility Criteria Students preparing...
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports UW students preparing...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Charles Eckburg Memorial Junior Award
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports junior preparing for careers in the dairy Industry. Eligibility Criteria Students preparing for...
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports junior preparing for...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Charles Eckburg Memorial Senior Award
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports senior preparing for careers in the dairy Industry. Eligibility Criteria Students preparing for...
The Charles Eckburg Memorial Scholarship supports senior preparing for...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021