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


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 Edna F. & Walter E. Schmidt New Freshman Academic Merit Award
Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1917, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the beloved daughter of Edna Elizabeth Frautschi and Walter Emil Schmidt. She was a...
Betty was born on Dec. 6, 1917, in Madison, Wisconsin. She was the...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Elizabeth Vergeront 4-H Scholarship
This scholarship was at the bequest of the late Glen W. Vergeront, Arcadia, California, to the University of Wisconsin. Mr. Vergeront received a...
This scholarship was at the bequest of the late Glen W. Vergeront,...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Foundation Scholarship
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students majoring in agronomy or plant breeding and genetics. Howard Ream was a...
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Fond du Lac 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Frank Barron Morrison Scholarship
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fran and Elsie Morrison. Dr. Morrison was recognized as an authority on animal nutrition and feeding...
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fran and Elsie Morrison....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Grateful Badgers Scholarship
Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge are a married couple that is vitally linked to the agricultural identity of the state of Wisconsin. Corey recieved...
Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge are a married couple that is vitally...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Gus Bohstedt Award - Kiwanis Club of Downtown Madison
Dr. Gustav Bohstedt was a distinguished Professor of Animal Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He led the development of animal...
Dr. Gustav Bohstedt was a distinguished Professor of Animal Science at...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Hans F. Dresel Memorial Scholarship
Hans F. Dresel served as the conference chairman for the inaugural Pennsylvania Manufacturing Confectioners’ Association conference in 1947, and...
Hans F. Dresel served as the conference chairman for the inaugural...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Henry H. Hagedorn Scholarship
Magdalene Hagedorn established the Henry H. Hagedorn Scholarship Fund to honor her husband because UW-Madison had a great influence in his life. ...
Magdalene Hagedorn established the Henry H. Hagedorn Scholarship Fund to...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Henry Steenbock Academic Merit Award
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Henry Steenbock. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to students in CALS with a minimum GPA of 3.5. Visit...
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Henry...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Herbert J. Hopen Scholarship
This CALS scholarship is provided by Herbert J. Hopen. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Horticulture....
This CALS scholarship is provided by Herbert J. Hopen. Eligibility...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Herbert R. Bird Scholarship
The Herbert R. Bird scholarship is a memorial to Dr. Bird’s lifetime contributions and leadership in the field of poultry science. Eligibility...
The Herbert R. Bird scholarship is a memorial to Dr. Bird’s lifetime...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Irving W. Gerhardt Scholarship
The Irving W. Gerhardt Scholarship was established through the estate of Iriving Gerhardt. Mr. Gerhardt earned his master’s degree in Agricultural...
The Irving W. Gerhardt Scholarship was established through the estate of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Jack Gorski Scholarship
This fund was established with gifts from many donors by the Department of Biochemistry to recognize the contributions of Professor Jack Gorski ’53...
This fund was established with gifts from many donors by the Department...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Jerome & Susan Krofta Wisconsin Rural Youth Scholarship
Jerry and Susan Krofta met in Madison while he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and she worked at the UW hospital. He graduated...
Jerry and Susan Krofta met in Madison while he was a student at the...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies John A. Spurrell Scholarship
The John A. Spurrell Scholarship was established by Joy and Francis Spurrell in memory of Francis’ father, John A. Spurrell. The scholarship given...
The John A. Spurrell Scholarship was established by Joy and Francis...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies John E. & Elizabeth B. Ross Science Writing Scholarship
Dr. John Ross completed his MS degree in 1949 in Agricultural Journalism and his PhD in Mass Communications in 1954 at UW-Madison. John was one of...
Dr. John Ross completed his MS degree in 1949 in Agricultural Journalism...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Joseph and Sharon Darcey Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship
Joseph BS ’49 and Sharon Darcey are invested in Wisconsin and their local community in Watertown. Mr. Darcey graduated with a Dairy Science degree...
Joseph BS ’49 and Sharon Darcey are invested in Wisconsin and their...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Karl and Ruth Drye Family Scholarship
Karl Drye graduated with a BS in Meat & Animal Science in 1966, and then earned a MS in Food Science in 1966. His wife, Ruth, graduated with BS in...
Karl Drye graduated with a BS in Meat & Animal Science in 1966, and then...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Kopplin Vaughn Memorial Scholarship
About the Donor Laura Kopplin earned a BS in Biochemistry and Genetics in 2004 from UW-Madison and then earned a medical degree and doctorate in...
About the Donor Laura Kopplin earned a BS in Biochemistry and Genetics...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies L.H. "Bud" and Elmira Schultz Scholarship
This scholarship was established in memory of Loris H. “Bud” Schultz. Bud was a member of the faculty in the Department of Dairy Sciences for...
This scholarship was established in memory of Loris H. “Bud” Schultz....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Lakeland 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Larry D. Satter Dairy Science Scholarship
Larry D. Satter joined the UW-Madison in 1960 as a graduate student in dairy science. He received PhDs biochemistry and dairy science, and joined...
Larry D. Satter joined the UW-Madison in 1960 as a graduate student in...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship
The Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need,...
The Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship is awarded to senior...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Laurence F. Graber Trust Scholarship
The Laurence F. Graber Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring in Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need,...
The Laurence F. Graber Scholarship is awarded to senior students...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Laverne and Betty Forest Scholarship
Laverne Forest was a member of the CALS faculty for 24 years; prior to that appointment, he served as a county extension agent in Washington and...
Laverne Forest was a member of the CALS faculty for 24 years; prior to...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Louise Roeck Holz Scholarship
The son of German immigrants, Earl K. Holz (1930-2011) was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After graduating in 1952 from the University...
The son of German immigrants, Earl K. Holz (1930-2011) was born and...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Lynndon & Norma Brooks Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the late Lynndon Brooks ’48, ’49, ’58 MS and Norma Brooks ‘49. Both Dr. and Mrs. Brooks are graduates of...
This scholarship was created by the late Lynndon Brooks ’48, ’49, ’58 MS...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Martin A. Abrahamsen Undergraduate Scholarship
Mary Shimabukuro created the Martin Abrahamsen Scholarship in honor of her late father. Martin received his MA in 1933 and a Ph.D. in 1940, both in...
Mary Shimabukuro created the Martin Abrahamsen Scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Maurice & Grace White Life Sciences Communication Scholarship
Maurice “Maury” White was born on Dec. 14, 1918, on his family farm near Clam Falls, WI. He attended UW-Madison and majored in Agricultural...
Maurice “Maury” White was born on Dec. 14, 1918, on his family farm near...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to female Forest and Wildlife graduate students Visit college program site
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to female Forest and Wildlife graduate...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Michael C. Spitzbarth Memorial Scholarship
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Michael C. Spitzbarth. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to junior or senior students in CALS. Preference...
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Michael C....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Neal & Darlyne Jorgensen Dairy Science Award
Emeritus Dean Neal Jorgensen has a long history with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He grew up on a dairy farm in Luck, Wisconsin...
Emeritus Dean Neal Jorgensen has a long history with the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Nellie McCannon Life Sciences Communication Scholarship
Nellie attended Iowa State College, where, in 1939, she earned a BS in Home Economics with a major in household equipment. After working for...
Nellie attended Iowa State College, where, in 1939, she earned a BS in...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Netzer-Brouchoud Scholarship
The Netzer-Brouchoud scholarship was established with gifts from Lanore A. Netzer ‘51 and her husband Glen G. Eye in honor of Lanore’s father,...
The Netzer-Brouchoud scholarship was established with gifts from Lanore...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Norman F. Olson Cheese Research Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1996 by The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in honor of Dr. Norman F. Olson. Norman was born in 1931 in...
This scholarship was established in 1996 by The Wisconsin Cheese Makers...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Norman F. Olson Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the family of Dr. Norman F. Olson. Norman was born in 1931 in Edmund, Wisconsin. He received his B.S....
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the family of Dr. Norman F....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies O.R. Zeasman Memorial Award
The O. R. and Gladys Zeasman Soil Sciences Fund was established by Gladys Zeasman (BS Home Economics 1916) in memory of her husband Otto Zeasman...
The O. R. and Gladys Zeasman Soil Sciences Fund was established by...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Orrin I. Berge Scholarship
The Orrin Berge Scholarship Fund was established by the Wisconsin Power Equipment Retailers Association (renamed as Midwest Equipment Dealers...
The Orrin Berge Scholarship Fund was established by the Wisconsin Power...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Otto & Gaylord Hill Family Dairy Science Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Gail Hill and her husband, Jim Brown, in memory of Otto and Gaylord Hill, Gail’s grandfather and father...
This scholarship was established in 2013 by Gail Hill and her husband,...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Paul McShane Memorial Scholarship
This memorial scholarship was established in 2013 by Mary, Tim and Kathryn McShane, wife and children of the late Paul McShane. Paul was committed...
This memorial scholarship was established in 2013 by Mary, Tim and...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Paul N. Drolsom Award for Undergraduates
Marian Drolsom and children established this scholarship in honor of Emeritus Professor, Paul N. Drolsom. He enrolled at UW-Madison in 1943 but...
Marian Drolsom and children established this scholarship in honor of...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Pork Producers of Wisconsin Industry Scholarship
The Pork Producers of Wisconsin Industry Scholarship was developed for animal science majors that demonstrate a desire to pursue a field closely...
The Pork Producers of Wisconsin Industry Scholarship was developed for...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Portland 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: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi Scholarship
This CALS scholarship is provided by Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to junior or senior students majoring in Horticulture...
This CALS scholarship is provided by Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Richard D. Powell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Richard D. Powell. His family, Betty Dauck (wife), Janice Powell ’91 (daughter), and Pamela...
This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Richard D....
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Robert A. McCabe Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology Department of the UW-Madison. A great teacher and administrator, McCabe is...
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Robert Bjorklund LSC Scholarship
Jane Bjorklund established the scholarship in memory of her brother, Robert Bjorklund. Bob was a 1949 graduate of the College of Agricultural and...
Jane Bjorklund established the scholarship in memory of her brother,...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
Varies Robert H. Grummer Swine Education Scholarship
Dr. Robert H. Grummer is emeritus professor of the the Meat and Animal Sciences Department of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Dr....
Dr. Robert H. Grummer is emeritus professor of the the Meat and Animal...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/03/2020
varies Robert H. Miller Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/03/2020