Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)! Here, you can apply to and find specific information on scholarships at UW-Madison.

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. For general scholarship information, FAQs, program and contact information for your School/College, and information on external scholarships, please visit our Scholarships Page.

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.

Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Contact the WiSH Support Team

Looking for your old dashboard? If so, log in to Scholarships@UW-Madison. Please note that students will be unable to match to new scholarships, complete applications, or accept awards on your old dashboard – moving forward, all actions will take place in the new system, WiSH.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 Anne Minahan Affecting Change Scholarship
The purpose of the Anne Minahan Affecting Change Scholarship is to support highly qualified graduate students with: a) high or very high financial...
The purpose of the Anne Minahan Affecting Change Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship
The Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship is intended to support MSW students committed to working with clients affected by mental...
The Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship is intended to...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$2,500 Debra Beebe Scholarship
The Debra Beebe Scholarship was established to support MSW students pursuing studies in the mental health field and are interested in working with...
The Debra Beebe Scholarship was established to support MSW students...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Donald G. Benn Scholarship
The Donald G. Benn Scholarship supports BSW or MSW students in financial need.
The Donald G. Benn Scholarship supports BSW or MSW students in financial...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship
The Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student obtaining a Master of Social Work who is focusing on...
The Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$2,000 Heather Milne Southwick '53 Scholarship
The Heather Milne Southwick ’53 Scholarship is designed to support MSW students who intend to practice social work. Preference will be given to...
The Heather Milne Southwick ’53 Scholarship is designed to support MSW...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 James and Melissa Sirianni Scholarship
The James and Melissa Sirianni Scholarship was established to support MSW students with a preference to those interested in aging.
The James and Melissa Sirianni Scholarship was established to support...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$3,000 John Cordts Slack Memorial Scholarship
The John Cordts Slack Memorial Scholarship supports BSW and MSW students who are committed to working with those with alcohol and other drug abuse...
The John Cordts Slack Memorial Scholarship supports BSW and MSW students...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Joseph and Elaine Wojtowicz Scholarship
The Joseph and Elaine Wojtowicz Scholarship is open to MSW students with a preference to those interested in working with children and families and...
The Joseph and Elaine Wojtowicz Scholarship is open to MSW students with...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Joyce Carpenter Degenhart '57 Scholarship
The purpose of the Joyce Carpenter Degenhart ’57 Scholarship is to assist an undergraduate student in the School of Social Work with a preference...
The purpose of the Joyce Carpenter Degenhart ’57 Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,500 Katherine Prichard Benz Award
The Katherine Prichard Benz Award is for BSW and MSW students who are working their way through school.
The Katherine Prichard Benz Award is for BSW and MSW students who are...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Kathleen Oberbeck Van Gorden Scholarship
The Kathleen Oberbeck Van Gorden Scholarship was created to support BSW and MSW students with a preference to those who are interested child,...
The Kathleen Oberbeck Van Gorden Scholarship was created to support BSW...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,500 Kathryn Becker Norman Memorial Scholarship
The Kathryn Becker Norman Memorial Scholarship is open to MSW students pursuing studies in the mental health field.
The Kathryn Becker Norman Memorial Scholarship is open to MSW students...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline10/21/2019
$2,000 Lillian Aked Yatvin Scholarship
The Lillian Aked Yatvin Scholarship is open to BSW and MSW students who are interested in working with elders.
The Lillian Aked Yatvin Scholarship is open to BSW and MSW students who...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service
The purpose of the Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service is to support graduate students in the School of Social Work. This scholarship...
The purpose of the Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service is...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Mary Ann Mutchler-Nelson Opportunity Fund
The Mary Ann Mutchler-Nelson Opportunity Award was created to support BSW and MSW students who have demonstrated an interest in aging and geriatric...
The Mary Ann Mutchler-Nelson Opportunity Award was created to support...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$2,000 Meghan and Michael Morrissey Scholarship
The Meghan and Michael Morrissey Scholarship was created to support MSW students with a preference to those who have demonstrated an interest in...
The Meghan and Michael Morrissey Scholarship was created to support MSW...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship
The Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship is open to students interested in International Social Work and who will be undertaking...
The Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship is open to...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
~$5000, amount depends on funds available annually and number of awards. Promega International Scientific Internship Scholarship
Provided through a grant from Promega Corporation, this scholarship supports undergraduate students undertaking an international internship aimed...
Provided through a grant from Promega Corporation, this scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: ~$5000, amount depends on funds available annually and number of awards.
Deadline10/21/2019
$2,000 Richard E. Schwert Award
The Richard E. Schwert Award is open to BSW and MSW students who best exemplify Mr. Schwert’s dedication to the profession and values of social...
The Richard E. Schwert Award is open to BSW and MSW students who best...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Robert and Lila Dibble Scholarship
The Robert and Lila Dibble Social Work Scholarship is open to MSW students who have experienced unexpected financial challenges.
The Robert and Lila Dibble Social Work Scholarship is open to MSW...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 Tamara Grigsby Scholarship for Advocacy of Equity, Social Justice, and Positive Social Change
The Tamara Grigsby Scholarship was established to support MSW students who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice advocacy.
The Tamara Grigsby Scholarship was established to support MSW students...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
Up to $2,300 Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers one scholarship award of $2,300 to one student per academic year. Scholarships are...
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers one scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: Up to $2,300
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,000 University League Betsy and Bezalel Haimson Scholarship
The University League Betsy and Bezalel Haimson Scholarship was designed to support MSW students with a preference to those who are single parents.
The University League Betsy and Bezalel Haimson Scholarship was designed...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/21/2019
Varies Worldwide Internship Program Grant
The WIP Grant supports undergraduate students who participate in the Worldwide Internship Program (WIP), a credit-bearing online course taken while...
The WIP Grant supports undergraduate students who participate in the...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/21/2019
$1,500-$2,500 Trewartha Senior Honors Thesis Research Award
Student must be either Honors in the Major in Letters & Science, Honors in the Liberal Arts, or Comprehensive Honors. Student must also be enrolled...
Student must be either Honors in the Major in Letters & Science, Honors...
  • Deadline: 10/23/2019
  • Award: $1,500-$2,500
Deadline10/23/2019
Varies Dissertation Writing Camp
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your writing, consider applying for the Dissertation Writing Camp. Eligibility...
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/30/2019
Up to $1,000 Emma Allen Fellowship Award
The Emma Allen Fellowship Awards are made possible by a generous bequeathal from Emma Allen, a 1957 Ph.D. graduate of our Department and the...
The Emma Allen Fellowship Awards are made possible by a generous...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline10/31/2019
Varies Ray Kent Award
The Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship is a fund administered through the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the Department of Communication...
The Ray Kent Doctoral Scholarship is a fund administered through the...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2019
$1,500 max. Ann Hoyt Cooperative Award
Description Thanks to the dedication of Professor Emerita Ann Hoyt and her colleagues in the Department of Consumer Science, the School of Human...
Description Thanks to the dedication of Professor Emerita Ann Hoyt and...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500 max.
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Community Environmental Scholars Program application
The Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) is designed for students who want to link their passion for the environment...
The Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) is...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Minimum $500 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: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Minimum $500
Deadline11/01/2019
Up to $5,000 Deborah A. Hobbins Graduate Student Award in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award to support research and/or advocacy pertaining to reproductive health,...
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Department of Economics General Scholarship Application
Department of Economics Scholarships The Department of Economics General Scholarship Application will match students with all department awards...
Department of Economics Scholarships The Department of Economics General...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Up to $1,000 Hyde Dissertation Research Award
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award to support social science dissertation research on gender or women’s studies...
The Center for Research on Gender and Women offers a competitive award...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline11/01/2019
$400 Mary Washburn Willets Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences
This award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. student in the social sciences working in the area of gender/women’s studies. It is named in honor of...
This award recognizes an outstanding Ph.D. student in the social...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: $400
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Mellon Wisconsin Semester or Summer Fellowship Application
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin provides funding to the College of Letters and Science for this initiative. The...
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
$500 - $2,000 PhD Dissertation/MS Thesis/MFA Project Award
Description School-level competitive awards that support the research, scholarship and creative work of graduate students from all departments who...
Description School-level competitive awards that support the research,...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: $500 - $2,000
Deadline11/01/2019
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: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Varies Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Scholarship
The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award is given to a graduate student at UW-Madison, with preference to graduate students in the Department of Gender...
The Worcester/Whatley/Leavitt Award is given to a graduate student at...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students Korean Flagship Program
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON UNDERGRADUATES. THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. The University of...
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline11/15/2019
Varies Abby Marlatt Scholarship
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Abby Marlatt. Eligibility Criteria Any SoHE major. Preference will be given to applicants with good...
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Abby Marlatt. Eligibility...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Albert A. Ebling Memorial Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to students in either the School of Human Ecology or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Preference given to...
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to students in either the School of Human...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Barbara M. Hanson Brown Community Service Award
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions Eligibility Criteria Any SoHE major. Must have demonstrated outstanding dedication and achievement...
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions Eligibility Criteria Any SoHE...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Bob Richards Consumer Advocacy Internship Award
Eligibility Criteria SoHE student successfully completing a consumer protection/advocacy internship with public/nonprofit sector sponsors...
Eligibility Criteria SoHE student successfully completing a consumer...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Chris L. Christensen Scholarship
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Chris L. Christensen. Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHE major. Preference given to freshman women....
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Chris L....
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Dorothy Earleywine Sullivan Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Need-based student with preference given to female WI residents. FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions.
Eligibility Criteria: Need-based student with preference given to female...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Dr. William & Luella Mortenson Scholarship
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Dr. William & Luella Mortenson. Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHE major.
This SoHE scholarship is provided in honor of Dr. William & Luella...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Elizabeth Vandenberg Vergeront Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHE major. Preference given to students who had been a 4-H club member, and/or who served as a junior club leader.
Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHE major. Preference given to students who...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020
Varies Ellen M. Carlson Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHe major.
Eligibility Criteria: Any SoHe major.
  • Deadline: 01/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/01/2020