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, scholarship cycle timelines, 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
$0.00 E&J Net Dissertation Fellowship
The SoHE Equity and Justice Network initiative, launched summer 2020, supports the continued evolution of our school into a community wherein...
The SoHE Equity and Justice Network initiative, launched summer 2020,...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline12/15/2021
$4,000 for research, outreach, and other scholarship / $1,000 for conference travel or professional development Graduate Student Scholarships for Research, Outreach, and Training on Cooperatives
The School of Human Ecology and the UW Center for Cooperatives are offering Graduate Student Scholarships for Research, Outreach, and Training on...
The School of Human Ecology and the UW Center for Cooperatives are...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: $4,000 for research, outreach, and other scholarship / $1,000 for conference travel or professional development
Deadline12/15/2021
Varies Howie Stillman Young Leadership Fund
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2021
$500 James L. Baughman Undergraduate Excellence Fund
Professor James L. Baughman was a long-time faculty member of SJMC and our senior achievement awards were named after him to honor his service to...
Professor James L. Baughman was a long-time faculty member of SJMC and...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline12/15/2021
Varies Michael Harrington McKinney Scholarship Fund
This fund was created by Michael’s mother, Barbara H. McKinney, to honor her son who passed away in 2006. Michael strived to be a positive role...
This fund was created by Michael’s mother, Barbara H. McKinney, to honor...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2021
$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: 12/15/2021
  • Award: $500 max.
Deadline12/15/2021
Varies Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism
This scholarship fund was created by Jason Wilde ’94 in 2014 to honor the distinguished career of Thomas A. Mulhern ’80. FAFSA required prior to...
This scholarship fund was created by Jason Wilde ’94 in 2014 to honor...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2021
Varies Virginia Hill Thayer University League Endowed Scholarship
This is a “Named Endowed Scholarship” through The University League, Inc., on behalf of Virginia Hill Thayer. Named Endowed Scholarships are set up...
This is a “Named Endowed Scholarship” through The University League,...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/15/2021
Varies Catherine E. Klein Memorial Fund
The Catherine E. Klein Memorial Fund is an annual scholarship that supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Catherine E. Klein Memorial Fund is an annual scholarship that...
  • Deadline: 12/22/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/22/2021
Varies A H Widowit Trust Scholarship
The A H Widowit Trust Scholarship will be used to advance scholarship and professional excellence in the education of students in journalism and...
The A H Widowit Trust Scholarship will be used to advance scholarship...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies A. Matt Werner Journalism Scholarship Fund
The A. Matt Werner Journalism Scholarship Fund supports the financial needs of undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The A. Matt Werner Journalism Scholarship Fund supports the financial...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Aaron J. Mace Scholarship Fund
The Aaron J. Mace Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and was established through...
The Aaron J. Mace Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Alberita Richards Semrad Scholarship Fund
The Alberita Richards Semrad Scholarship Fund supports tuition assistance of worthy undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Alberita Richards Semrad Scholarship Fund supports tuition...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Ann Hengstenberg Memorial Prize Fund
The Ann Hengstenberg Memorial Prize Fund is awarded annually to an undergraduate student with financial need in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Ann Hengstenberg Memorial Prize Fund is awarded annually to an...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Berbee/Walsh Journalism Scholarship
The Berbee/Walsh Journalism Scholarship is an annual scholarship that supports an undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Berbee/Walsh Journalism Scholarship is an annual scholarship that...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Cedric & Ethel Parker Scholarship
The Cedric and Ethel Parker Scholarship Fund supports an annual scholarship for undergraduate students of merit in the School of Journalism and...
The Cedric and Ethel Parker Scholarship Fund supports an annual...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Christina Thompson Matthias Journalism Scholarship Fund
The C. T. Matthias Journalism Scholarship Fund was established in 1982 by Michael Matthias, with later gifts from his father Franklin Matthias, to...
The C. T. Matthias Journalism Scholarship Fund was established in 1982...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Craig Stanke Student Support Fund
The Donor wishes to assist undergraduates with financial need in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The purpose of the Fund is to...
The Donor wishes to assist undergraduates with financial need in the...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Don Dornbrook Scholarship Fund
The fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to students enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. FAFSA required prior...
The fund shall be used to provide scholarship support to students...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Donald H. Stoffels UW-Madison Student Advertising Club Scholarship
The Donald H. Stoffels UW-Madison Student Advertising Club Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Donald H. Stoffels UW-Madison Student Advertising Club Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Ed and Nancy Quinn Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communication
The Ed and Nancy Quinn Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communication will be awarded to 2 to 5 students. Preference in selection is given to...
The Ed and Nancy Quinn Scholarship in Journalism and Mass Communication...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Esther Rose Goodman Prize for Excellence in Journalism Fund
The Esther Rose Goodman Prize for Excellence in Journalism is awarded annually to an upper level undergraduate student of good academic standing in...
The Esther Rose Goodman Prize for Excellence in Journalism is awarded...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Frank Thayer - Virginia Hill Thayer Scholarship
The Frank Thayer and Virginia Hill Thayer Scholarship Fund provides support for undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Frank Thayer and Virginia Hill Thayer Scholarship Fund provides...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was established by George F. Hamel, Jr., and his wife Pam, to honor his father’s 85th...
The George Hamel Undergraduate Scholarship Fund was established by...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Gladys S. Imm Scholarship Fund
The Gladys S. Imm scholarship will be used to support the education of students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. About the...
The Gladys S. Imm scholarship will be used to support the education of...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Harold P. Kurtz Journalism Scholarship Fund
The Harold P. Kurtz Journalism Scholarship was established by Harold P. Kurtz, M.S. ’61, in appreciation for the education he received at the...
The Harold P. Kurtz Journalism Scholarship was established by Harold P....
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Helen Patternson Hyde Journalism Fund
The Helen Patternson Hyde Journalism Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Ms. Hyde was a...
The Helen Patternson Hyde Journalism Fund supports undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Herbert H. Rozoff Scholarship in Journalism & Mass Communication
The Herbert H. Rozoff Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. FAFSA required prior to...
The Herbert H. Rozoff Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Howie Stillman Young Leadership Scholarship
Howie Stillman Young Leadership Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The student must...
Howie Stillman Young Leadership Scholarship supports undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Irwin Simms Scholarship Fund
The Irwin Simms Scholarship Fund supports one undergraduate student in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. FAFSA required prior to...
The Irwin Simms Scholarship Fund supports one undergraduate student in...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies James E. & Ethel H. Ostrum Scholarship
The James E. and Ethel H. Ostrum Scholarship Fund comes from a bequest made by Ethel as a memorial to herself and her husband, James. FAFSA...
The James E. and Ethel H. Ostrum Scholarship Fund comes from a bequest...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Jerome David Ambelang Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
The Jerome David Ambelang Undergrad Scholarship Fund provides an undergraduate scholarship to a School of Journalism and Mass Communication...
The Jerome David Ambelang Undergrad Scholarship Fund provides an...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Joan Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund
The Joan Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund supports the financial needs of undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Joan Kirkpatrick Scholarship Fund supports the financial needs of...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Jon Wolman Journalism Scholarship Fund
The Donors wish to honor their husband, father, and friend Jon Wolman BA ’72 by providing support to undergraduate students in the School of...
The Donors wish to honor their husband, father, and friend Jon Wolman BA...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Joseph Sicherman Award Fund
The Joseph Sicherman Award Fund was created in memory of Joseph H. Sicherman in 1990 by Alan K.Sicherman with a matching donation from Cowles Media...
The Joseph Sicherman Award Fund was created in memory of Joseph H....
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Journal Foundation Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Scholarship
Since 1992, the Journal Foundation/Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Fund has carried on Walter’s legacy by providing scholarships to students...
Since 1992, the Journal Foundation/Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Joy A. Amundson Undergraduate Scholarship Fund
This fund provides support to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a concentration in strategic...
This fund provides support to undergraduate students enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Ken W. Purdy Scholarship
The Ken W. Purdy Journalism Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Mr. Purdy (‘35)...
The Ken W. Purdy Journalism Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies M.G. Winston Journalism Scholarship
The M.G. Winston Journalism Scholarship will be awarded each year, in the fall, to a woman in their senior year who has been elected to Association...
The M.G. Winston Journalism Scholarship will be awarded each year, in...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Mary Conway Pursue Your Passion Scholarship Fund
Mary Conway and her husband, Kenneth Baldwin Jr., created this scholarship fund for the purpose of supporting undergraduate students pursuing the...
Mary Conway and her husband, Kenneth Baldwin Jr., created this...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Miles McMillin Memorial Scholarship
The Miles McMillin Memorial Fund was established December 31, 1982, with gifts from friends, colleagues, corporations and foundations in memory of...
The Miles McMillin Memorial Fund was established December 31, 1982, with...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Milwaukee Press Club Endowment in Honor of Whitney Gould
The Milwaukee Press Club (MPC) is the oldest continuously operating press club in North America. Its mission is to promote journalistic excellence...
The Milwaukee Press Club (MPC) is the oldest continuously operating...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Mollie E. Buckley Scholarship Fund - Journalism
The Mollie E. Buckley Scholarship Fund in Journalism was established in 2002 with gifts from co-workers, colleagues and friends to recognize and...
The Mollie E. Buckley Scholarship Fund in Journalism was established in...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Peter Rogot Scholarship Fund
The Peter Rogot Scholarship Fund was established on January 8, 1993, by a gift from Mary Stevens Rogot in memory of her late husband, Peter...
The Peter Rogot Scholarship Fund was established on January 8, 1993, by...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Petrick, Dr. Michael J. Journalism Scholarship
The Dr. Michael J. Petrick Journalism Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. About the...
The Dr. Michael J. Petrick Journalism Scholarship supports undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Ragsdale Fund for Journalism Education
This fund was established by the School of Journalism and Mass Communications in December 1997 to honor Professor Emeritus Wilmott Ragsdale. About...
This fund was established by the School of Journalism and Mass...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Rhona B. Pillersdorf Memorial Fund
The Rhona B. Pillersdorf Memorial Fund supports the financial needs of undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Rhona B. Pillersdorf Memorial Fund supports the financial needs of...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Scott and Jessica Cohn Journalism Education Fund
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Scott Cutlip Scholarship Fund
The Scott Cutlip Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students studying public relations in the School of Journalism and Mass...
The Scott Cutlip Scholarship Fund supports undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021
Varies Sigrid Schultz Scholarship
The Sigrid Schultz Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. FAFSA required prior to awarding...
The Sigrid Schultz Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the...
  • Deadline: 12/23/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/23/2021