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:


Common Searches


Below are some saved searches of some of the most commonly searched terms. For other common searches and helpful filters, please click the Show Filters button in the upper right corner of this page.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) Application
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the recruitment and retention of highly qualified underrepresented students in...
Advanced Opportunity Program support is intended to support the...
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
Varies Crankstart Reentry Scholarship
The Crankstart Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization established by husband and wife, Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman. These funds...
The Crankstart Foundation is a charitable nonprofit organization...
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
Varies Frank D. Cady Scholarship
The Frank D. Cady Scholarship is a needs-based annual scholarship for outstanding students majoring in mathematics and whose life work will be...
The Frank D. Cady Scholarship is a needs-based annual scholarship for...
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
300€ per month Freiburg Madison Sister City Scholarship
Madison, Wisconsin and Freiburg, Germany have a sister city relationship which fosters cultural exchanges and activities between the two...
Madison, Wisconsin and Freiburg, Germany have a sister city relationship...
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: 300€ per month
Deadline04/19/2021
Varies Mark H. Ingraham Math Scholarship Fund
The fund was established September 25, 1986 with a gift from Vernon Lawrence. Mark Ingraham received his MA in 1922 in the College of Letters and...
The fund was established September 25, 1986 with a gift from Vernon...
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
Varies R. Creighton Buck Prize Fund
The R. Creighton Buck Prize was established with a gift from Ellen F. Buck in November 1996 to honor her husband, R. Creighton Buck and to reward...
The R. Creighton Buck Prize was established with a gift from Ellen F....
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
Varies School of Pharmacy Pharmacology & Toxicology Program Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: 04/19/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/19/2021
$1,000.00 Dr. Don Gray Leadership Award
Each Spring semester, the faculty of the Civil Society & Community Studies Department are invited to nominate qualifying graduating seniors for the...
Each Spring semester, the faculty of the Civil Society & Community...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
Varies Curriculum and Instruction Secondary Education Scholarship Application
Secondary Education Master’s in Teaching Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Secondary Education...
Secondary Education Master’s in Teaching Scholarship Application:...
  • Deadline: 04/25/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/25/2021
$500- $3,000 Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (L&S)
The Lawton Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant is an incentive-based, retention grant awarded to Wisconsin resident students from four targeted...
The Lawton Minority Undergraduate Retention Grant is an incentive-based,...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: $500- $3,000
Deadline04/26/2021
Varies Wisconsin in Washington - Poli Sci
The Department of Political Science has limited scholarship funding available for Political Science declared majors who are participating in the...
The Department of Political Science has limited scholarship funding...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/26/2021
$0.00 (Pool) Ginzl
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 (Pool) Mildred Schaffer
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$2,500 Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant Energy Foundation to support underrepresented minority students in the...
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline04/30/2021
Varies Application for Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to progress into the Mechanical Engineering major before the start of the...
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Campbell-Cunningham (Piano)
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Campbell-Cunningham (Strings)
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,500 Denice Denton Undergraduate Scholarship
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing students across all academic departments within the College of...
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Gertrude Meyne-Bates
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$5,000 Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to support female students of color pursuing a degree within the College of...
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Joanne Brown Krause
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Leland Coon Musicology Scholarship
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 McGrath Jazz
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$0.00 Rentmeester
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline04/30/2021
$400-$5,000 Continuing Education (CE) Grant
The Continuing Education tuition grant supports adult students who have experienced a significant break in their formal education and are attending...
The Continuing Education tuition grant supports adult students who have...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $400-$5,000
Deadline05/01/2021
$2,250.00 Qualcomm Engineering STAR Scholarship
The Qualcomm Engineering STAR Scholarship supports the College of Engineering’s efforts to attract the top students, both in-state and...
The Qualcomm Engineering STAR Scholarship supports the College of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $2,250.00
Deadline05/01/2021
$1,500 - $5,000 Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund helps Communication Arts majors participate in internships with businesses and...
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund...
  • Deadline: 05/04/2021
  • Award: $1,500 - $5,000
Deadline05/04/2021
$2,500-$5,000 Phil and Kit Blake WI Idea Scholarship for Computer Sciences
The Blake Wisconsin Idea Scholarship provides a renewable (multi-year) award (amount subject to variation) to an exceptional continuing student...
The Blake Wisconsin Idea Scholarship provides a renewable (multi-year)...
  • Deadline: 05/07/2021
  • Award: $2,500-$5,000
Deadline05/07/2021
$0.00 Andy Stolper Memorial Award
For details on the Andy Stolper Memorial Award, including eligibility criteria, application information, and Andy’s story, please visit the link...
For details on the Andy Stolper Memorial Award, including eligibility...
  • Deadline: 05/10/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/10/2021
$0.00 Dr. Mildred H. Evans Scholarship
The Dr. Mildred H. Evans Scholarship Award is awarded to a Physician Assistant student who meets the following criteria: A Distance Education...
The Dr. Mildred H. Evans Scholarship Award is awarded to a Physician...
  • Deadline: 05/10/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/10/2021
$1,500.00 Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Scholarships 2021
Scholarships are available in order to invest in future health care professionals who plan to practice in rural Wisconsin upon graduation.
Scholarships are available in order to invest in future health care...
  • Deadline: 05/10/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/10/2021
$650 max. ($750 international travel max.) Conference Travel Scholarships
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards to graduate students who are invited to present at professional...
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $650 max. ($750 international travel max.)
Deadline05/15/2021
$650 max. ($750 international travel max.) Conference Travel Scholarships
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards to graduate students who are invited to present at professional...
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $650 max. ($750 international travel max.)
Deadline05/15/2021
$0.00 Letters & Science Honors Program Honors in the Liberal Arts Application
This application does not involve a scholarship or monetary award. It is only to let you apply for admission to the Honors in the Liberal Arts...
This application does not involve a scholarship or monetary award. It is...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/15/2021
$500 max. PhD/MFA First Conference Travel Scholarship
Description The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards to first-year MFA and PhD graduate students. The purpose of the...
Description The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $500 max.
Deadline05/15/2021
Varies SoHE Summer Internship Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and seniors who will be engaged in an unpaid and/or out-of-state internship during...
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and...
  • Deadline: 05/16/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/16/2021
$0.00 Journal of Risk and Insurance
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
$0.00 Justin Sydnor Discretionary Account
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline05/31/2021
Up to $8,000 Kemper K. Knapp National Merit Undergraduate Scholarship
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the annual generous support of the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee to...
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $8,000
Deadline05/31/2021
Up to $8,000 Kemper K. Knapp Rural Undergraduate Scholarship
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the annual generous support of the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee to...
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $8,000
Deadline05/31/2021
Up to $8,000 Kemper K. Knapp Transfer Undergraduate Scholarship
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the annual generous support of the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee to...
The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $8,000
Deadline05/31/2021
Up to $3,000 National Merit Scholarship Award
The University of Wisconsin-Madison partners with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to offer college-sponsored Merit scholarships awards...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison partners with the National Merit...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $3,000
Deadline05/31/2021
Up to $1,600 William F. Vilas Merit Scholarship
The William F. Vilas Merit Scholarship are supported through the annual generous support of the William F. Vilas Trust Estate. The Vilas...
The William F. Vilas Merit Scholarship are supported through the annual...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Up to $1,600
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies (up to $2,000) Department of History Summer Internship Funding
The Department of History has limited funding available for history majors who have accepted an unpaid summer 2021 internship with a historical...
The Department of History has limited funding available for history...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies (up to $2,000)
Deadline06/01/2021
up to $10,000 Roberto G. Sánchez Scholarship
The Roberto G. Sánchez Scholarship provides up to $10,000 scholarship for Hispanic/Latino students attending UW-Madison. There is a strong...
The Roberto G. Sánchez Scholarship provides up to $10,000 scholarship...
  • Deadline: 06/06/2021
  • Award: up to $10,000
Deadline06/06/2021
$1,200 Student Research Grants Competition - Conference Presentation
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to present research at a conference or presenting at a virtual conference....
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline06/30/2021
$1,200 or $1,500 Student Research Grants Competition - Research Travel
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW- Madison graduate students who are traveling to conduct...
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: $1,200 or $1,500
Deadline06/30/2021
$0.00 Grad School Travel Award
  • Deadline: 07/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline07/01/2021
Varies AgSource Farm and Industry Short Course Scholarship
AgSource is a farmer-owned and client focused cooperative. AgSource is dedicated to providing comprehensive laboratory analysis, record...
AgSource is a farmer-owned and client focused cooperative. AgSource is...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2021
Varies Albert A. Ebling Memorial Scholarship (FISC)
Walter H. Ebling began a 33 year career at the Wisconsin crop and livestock reporting service and went on to be named agricultural statistician in...
Walter H. Ebling began a 33 year career at the Wisconsin crop and...
  • Deadline: 08/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline08/01/2021