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. UW-Madison scholarships consider students for awards using a holistic framework that may include, but is not limited to, academic achievement, past and potential contributions, service and leadership, and financial need. 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 scholarship applications 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, it is important to activate your UW-Madison NetID and password as soon as you apply to the University. Most scholarships for incoming students are automatically offered by your School/College based on your application for admission to UW-Madison. However, there are also some program-specific scholarship applications that you may complete if you are eligible and interested. Those applications typically open in October-November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply and be sure to log in to WiSH regularly! For more information on scholarship processes, please see the Eligibility & Process section of our Scholarships Page and explore undergraduate scholarships using the saved searches below:


International Student Scholarships


International students are eligible for many scholarships at UW–Madison. Like all students, WiSH allows international students to explore the scholarships they are eligible for, be considered for those with automatic offers when their NetID is activated, and apply to any scholarships that require additional information for consideration. For more information on international student eligibility for incoming students, refer to the Eligibility and Process Status chart on our Scholarships page. For more information on international student scholarships, please see the links below:


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
Up to $6,000 per year when available Dyann Fergus and Peter K. Wirth Breakthrough Scholars Award
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Scholarship Application
Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Scholarship Application:...
Varies Ernest O. Hanson Scholarship
The Ernest O. Hanson Scholarship was established in memory of Ernest...
$2,500 Eva Stauff Schaeve and Harry H. Schaeve Family Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies F. Dohmen Company Dean's Scholarship
As part of the 150th anniversary celebration of the School of Pharmacy,...
$5,000.00 Fisher Family CAE Scholarship
This fund supports scholarships for students in the College of Letters &...
Varies Francis and Judith Croak Scholarship
The Francis and Judith Croak Scholarship is made possible by the...
$3,000 Francis E. and Catherine Lamboley Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship
The Francis J. Larkin Memorial Scholarship scholarship is awarded to...
Varies Frank and Mary Nikolay Scholarship
The Frank and Mary Nikolay Law School Scholarship was created by Mr. and...
$500.00 Frank and Shirley Groves Scholarship Fund
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Frederick C. Suhr Law Scholarship
The Frederick C. Suhr Law Scholarship was established by its namesake, a...
$500 Freshmen Scholar Award-L&S
This scholarship provides $500 to first-year outstanding students...
$1,500 Gary McGoey Wisconsin Idea Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies George A. and George R. Affeldt Memorial Scholarship
The George A. and George R. Affeldt Memorial Scholarship was created by...
Varies George and Lillian Young Scholarship
The George and Lillian Young Scholarship was established by family and...
Varies George E. Cleary Scholarship
The George E. Cleary Scholarship honors its namesake, a 1914 University...
Varies Gordon & Beverly Flynn Scholarship
This scholarship was created by Gordon (PhD ’65) and Beverly Flynn to...
Varies Gwynette E. Smalley Scholarship
The Gwynette Smalley Law School Scholarship was created in memory of...
Varies Harold Cranefield Memorial Scholarship
The Harold Cranefield Memorial Scholarship was made possible by the...
$2,000-$3,000 Harriett Louise Hughes Dallas Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Heart of Illinois Chapter Scholarship
The Wisconsin Alumni Association (WAA) has more than 100 alumni chapters...
$700 Jack V. Bown Scholarship - Freshmen
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Jacob and Rosa Beuscher Scholarship
The Jacob and Rosa Beuscher Scholarship was created in memory of its...
$1,500 James C. Melli Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Janis Apinis Memorial Great People Scholarship
Established by Rasma Chereson, R.Ph., and Dr. John Apinis in memory of...
Varies Jay Thorpe Holmes Great People Scholarship
The Jay Thorpe Holmes Scholarship is made possible by the generosity of...
$2,200 Joe and Colleen Ronan Great People Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies John A. Kidwell Great People Scholarship
The John A. Kidwell Student Support Fund honors the memory of University...
Varies John Hunter Burlingame Scholarship
The John Hunter Burlingame Scholarship was established in 2014 by a gift...
Varies John P. Andersen Scholarship
The John P. Andersen Memorial Scholarship was endowed in 2013 by Mr....
Varies John W. and Brigid G. Miller Law School Scholarship
The John W. and Brigid G. Miller Law School Scholarship is made possible...
Varies John W. Reynolds Scholarship
John W. Reynolds, Green Bay, Wisconsin native son, was born on April 4,...
Varies John Wattawa Memorial Scholarship
The John Wattawa Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Mr....
$4,500-$5,000 Jordan Family Scholarship Fund
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Joseph A. and Margaret B. Gitzen Scholarship
Established by Joseph A. Gitzen, a 1918 graduate of the School of...
Varies Joseph A. Melli Scholarship
The Joseph A. Melli Scholarship was created by the Madison firm Melli...
Varies Joseph and Helen Blatecky Memorial Scholarship
The Joseph and Helen Blatecky Memorial Scholarship was created through...
Varies Kit Award for Stage Managers Fund (Theatre & Drama)
The Kit Award for Stage Managers Fund supports undergraduate students in...
Varies Laurence C. and Isabel Feistl Gram Family Scholarship
The Laurence C. and Isabel Feistl Gram Family Scholarship was created by...
Varies Law School Class of 1961 Scholarship
The Class of 1961 Scholarship was established by the University of...
Varies Law School Class of 1982 Scholarship
The Class of 1982 Scholarship was established by the University of...
$1,000-$1,500 Leo and Ivy Nevala Scholarship Fund
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Leroy and Mary Burlingame Memorial Scholarship
The Leroy J. and Mary Burlingame Memorial Scholarship honors the memory...
$1,500 Letters & Science General Knapp Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
$1,000 per year when available Lillian H., Robert T. and Robert W. Bennie Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
Varies Lloyd Winston Pullen Scholarship
The Lloyd Winston Pullen Scholarship honors its namesake, a 1905...
Varies Mabel Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Established by Mabel Johnson, a 1921 School of Pharmacy graduate.
Up to $1,000 per year when available Mae E. Theisen Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...
$2,500-$3,000 Marie B. Gabrovic Scholarship
This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion...