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, you can apply for scholarships as soon as you apply to the University by using your NetID and password. Applications for incoming undergraduate students typically open in early November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! To quickly search on merit and need-based incoming undergraduate scholarships, please use these saved searches:


Common Searches


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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,500 max. Schurch Thomson Graduate Research Excellence Award
The Schurch Thomson Graduate Research Excellence Award Fund was established in October 2001 by a gift from Velma Reich Schurch. This is a...
The Schurch Thomson Graduate Research Excellence Award Fund was...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500 max.
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 The Outstanding Paper in Educational Studies Award
This award recognizes excellence in a course paper written by a declared Education Studies major. This is an annual award given for a paper written...
This award recognizes excellence in a course paper written by a declared...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 The Outstanding Research in Education Studies Award
This award recognizes excellence in original education research by a declared Education Studies major. Students may self-nominate or be nominated...
This award recognizes excellence in original education research by a...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000 Alfred Erich Senn Prize
The Department of History is pleased to offer a $1,000 writing prize named in honor of Professor Emeritus Alfred Erich Senn. The Alfred Erich Senn...
The Department of History is pleased to offer a $1,000 writing prize...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/16/2020
$750-$1,250 Andrew Bergman Prize
The Andrew Bergman Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate paper written for a history course, based on quality of writing and research, with...
The Andrew Bergman Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate paper...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $750-$1,250
Deadline03/16/2020
$500 Baensch Prize
The Baensch Prize is awarded for the best essay on Wisconsin history. Projects considered need not deal with Wisconsin exclusively, but the...
The Baensch Prize is awarded for the best essay on Wisconsin history....
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/16/2020
$200 Curti Prize
The Curti Prize is awarded for the best historical essay of term-paper size and scope, written by an undergraduate non-history major. Essays must...
The Curti Prize is awarded for the best historical essay of term-paper...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/16/2020
$2,500 Davis/Gerstein Undergraduate Research Award Application
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J. Gerstein, the Department of History offers undergraduate awards to students who...
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J....
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships
By completing this application, you will be considered for the following scholarships from the Department of History: The Willard L. Huson...
By completing this application, you will be considered for the following...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies Department of History Undergraduate Writing Prize Application
By completing this application, you will be considered for the following writing prizes from the Department of History: William F. Allen...
By completing this application, you will be considered for the following...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
$500 Fred Harvey Harrington Prize
The Fred Harvey Harrington Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate thesis written by a history major. Conditions of Award Applicants must be...
The Fred Harvey Harrington Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/16/2020
$1,000 Goldberg Scholarship in History
The Department of History is pleased to offer the Goldberg Scholarship in History. This award is named in honor of historian, political activist,...
The Department of History is pleased to offer the Goldberg Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/16/2020
$1,500 Margaret E. Smith-Esther Butt History Scholarship
The Department of History awards one Margaret E. Smith-Esther Butt History Scholarship annually. This award is designed for outstanding history...
The Department of History awards one Margaret E. Smith-Esther Butt...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline03/16/2020
$1,000 Orson S. Morse History Scholarship
The Orson S. Morse History Scholarship is given annually to an outstanding history major. Mr. Morse received his degree in History from the...
The Orson S. Morse History Scholarship is given annually to an...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/16/2020
$500 Paul Glad Prize
The Paul Glad Prize is awarded to the student with the best use of film or video as primary source material in a history essay. How to Apply Visit...
The Paul Glad Prize is awarded to the student with the best use of film...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/16/2020
$200 Paul J. Schrag Prize
The Paul J. Schrag Prize is awarded to the student with the best essay in German-Jewish history. Conditions of Award Applicants will need to submit...
The Paul J. Schrag Prize is awarded to the student with the best essay...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/16/2020
$2,000 Steven A. and Barbara S. Jaffe History Scholarship
Beginning in 2016, the History Department will award one Steven A. and Barbara S. Jaffe Scholarship annually. This award is designed for...
Beginning in 2016, the History Department will award one Steven A. and...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/16/2020
$2,500.00 Welton L&S Honors Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship
The Welton Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship Grant is intended to provide students with an introductory research experience in one of their areas of...
The Welton Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship Grant is intended to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$500 Willard L. Huson Scholarship
The Willard L. Huson Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving student majoring in history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eligibility...
The Willard L. Huson Scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/16/2020
$200 William F. Allen Prize
The William F. Allen Prize is awarded for the best historical essays of term-paper size and scope. Eligibility Criteria Open to all undergraduate...
The William F. Allen Prize is awarded for the best historical essays of...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/16/2020
$5,000 William K. Fitch Scholarship
The William K. Fitch Scholarship provides a one-time grant award of $5,000 towards tuition ($2,500 per semester) for an undergraduate History...
The William K. Fitch Scholarship provides a one-time grant award of...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/16/2020
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: 03/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/16/2020
Varies CALS Research Award
  • Deadline: 03/22/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/22/2020
Varies All School Undergraduate and Teacher Education Scholarships
This application is for scholarships for which ANY School of Education undergraduate student is eligible. It is also the portal for general...
This application is for scholarships for which ANY School of Education...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Art Department Undergraduate Scholarships
This application is for students currently declared in the following art programs: BS-Art, BFA, Pre-Art Education, or BS-Art Education. Art...
This application is for students currently declared in the following art...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Curriculum and Instruction Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Curriculum and Instruction Undergraduate Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Curriculum and...
Curriculum and Instruction Undergraduate Scholarship Application:...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Dance Department Scholarships
Dance Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Dance scholarships the student is eligible for. For...
Dance Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Department of Physics General Scholarship Application
Please answer the questions listed below. Be sure to note the required questions (indicated by red asterisks) and the maximum word count. Responses...
Please answer the questions listed below. Be sure to note the required...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Kinesiology Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Kinesiology Undergraduate Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Kinesiology department...
Kinesiology Undergraduate Scholarship Application: Completion of this...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Rehabilitation Psychology Undergraduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Undergraduate Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Rehabilitation...
Rehabilitation Psychology Undergraduate Scholarship Application:...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Special Education Scholarship Application
Special Education Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Special Education scholarships the student...
Special Education Scholarship Application: Completion of this...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies SuccessWorks at the College of Letters & Science Internship Fund
Awards up to $5,000 are given to enable L&S undergraduates to take advantage of internships—paid or unpaid—during their undergraduate careers. The...
Awards up to $5,000 are given to enable L&S undergraduates to take...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Varies Theatre and Drama Scholarship Application
Theatre and Drama Scholarship Application: Completion of this application will qualify a student for all Theatre and Drama scholarships that the...
Theatre and Drama Scholarship Application: Completion of this...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
Funds resident tuition and mandatory fees Arndt Family Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for incoming freshmen with visual impairments established by John D. Arndt. FAFSA must be completed by the December 1...
A campus-wide scholarship for incoming freshmen with visual impairments...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Funds resident tuition and mandatory fees
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Delta Gamma Memorial Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. The Delta Gamma Alumnae Association established this annual scholarship...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. The Delta...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Edward D. Morris Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by David W. Adams in memory of his step-father, a 1924 graduate of the School...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Edward Morris Scholarship 2
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by David W. Adams in memory of his step-father, a 1924 graduate of the School...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Ethelmae S. Merriam Academic Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by the late Ethelmae S. Merriam. Eligibility Criteria Students may be...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Ginsberg Family Awards
The Ginsberg Family Awards recognize students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the university and/or surrounding...
The Ginsberg Family Awards recognize students who have made outstanding...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Harold W. Kirchen Endowment Fund Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established through the Harold W. Kirchen Endowment Fund. Eligibility Criteria Students...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies James Graaskamp Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established through the James Graaskamp Trust. Eligibility Criteria Students must be...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Jessie Ridley Foundation, Inc. Academic Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by the Jessie Ridley Foundation, Inc. FAFSA must be completed by the...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities, established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$500.00 Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship
The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program awards the Jesus Salas Academic Activist Scholarship each year to a student enrolled in the Chican@ & Latin@...
The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program awards the Jesus Salas Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies John Lyman Cooper Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. Eligibility Criteria Students may be undergraduate, graduate or professional school...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. Eligibility...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Lillian Graaskamp Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established through Lillian Graaskamp Trust. Eligibility Criteria Students must be...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies McBurney Disability Resource Center Application
McBurney scholarships are open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students with verified disabilities. See scholarship instructions.
McBurney scholarships are open to undergraduate, graduate and...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies Newlin Student Support Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established by Kristine and Robert Newlin. Eligibility Criteria Students may be...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities established by...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000 Summer Finish Scholarship
Is graduation just a few courses away? If so, congrats! Complete your degree this summer with help from Summer Finish, a $1,000 scholarship to help...
Is graduation just a few courses away? If so, congrats! Complete your...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2020
Varies The John and Sally Wolozyn Memorial Scholarship
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. This scholarships is available through the generosity of Gregory C. Piazza and family and...
A campus-wide scholarship for students with disabilities. This...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2020