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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500-$2,500
DeadlineEnded
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: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2020
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: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline10/31/2020
Varies Grad Welcome Check 233
Sociology grad student welcome checks, Fall 2020.
Sociology grad student welcome checks, Fall 2020.
  • Deadline: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2020
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: 10/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/31/2020
Minimum $400 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: 11/01/2020
  • Award: Minimum $400
Deadline11/01/2020
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: 11/06/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/06/2020
Varies David L. Young Mathematics Scholarship
The David L. Young Scholarship was established in memory of David L. Young through donations from friends and family. The scholarship is awarded to...
The David L. Young Scholarship was established in memory of David L....
  • Deadline: 11/11/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/11/2020
$1000 Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Entrepreneurship
The Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in the Creative Arts and Entrepreneurship honors its namesake who was Director of the Bolz Center for Arts...
The Sherry Wagner-Henry Scholarship in the Creative Arts and...
  • Deadline: 11/13/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline11/13/2020
$1,500 max. Ann Hoyt Award for the Study of Cooperative Associations
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: 11/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500 max.
Deadline11/15/2020
Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students Russian 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: 11/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline11/15/2020
Up to $1000 WSB Remote Global Internship Scholarship
Program Overview The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) is pleased to offer virtual global experiences which include business-focused, remote...
Program Overview The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) is pleased to...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline11/15/2020
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: 11/16/2020
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Deadline11/16/2020
Up to $1,500 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: 11/16/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,500
Deadline11/16/2020
$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: 11/16/2020
  • Award: $400
Deadline11/16/2020
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: 11/16/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/16/2020
$1,725.00 Sharon A. Stark Financial Education Scholarship Fund
The Sharon A. Stark Financial Education Scholarship is available to students in the UW Madison Online Personal Finance program. This scholarship...
The Sharon A. Stark Financial Education Scholarship is available to...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2020
  • Award: $1,725.00
Deadline11/30/2020
Varies Farm & Industry Short Course Scholarships
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/01/2020
$600 or $1,200. For the Fall 2020 application round, only dissertators and final-year MFA students are eligible to receive a Conference Presentation award. To qualify for a $1,200 award, applicants must be presenting and/or serving on a panel at a minimum of 2 virtual conferences. Student Research Grants Competition - Conference Presentation
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to present research at a conference or presenting at a virtual conference....
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to...
  • Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Award: $600 or $1,200. For the Fall 2020 application round, only dissertators and final-year MFA students are eligible to receive a Conference Presentation award. To qualify for a $1,200 award, applicants must be presenting and/or serving on a panel at a minimum of 2 virtual conferences.
Deadline12/31/2020
$600, $1200, or $1,500. For the Fall 2020 application round, only dissertators and final-year MFA students are eligible to receive a Research Travel award. The $1,500 level research travel award is reserved for a limited number of dissertators and final-year MFA students conducting international research travel. Student Research Grants Competition - Research Travel
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW- Madison graduate students who are traveling to conduct...
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel...
  • Deadline: 12/31/2020
  • Award: $600, $1200, or $1,500. For the Fall 2020 application round, only dissertators and final-year MFA students are eligible to receive a Research Travel award. The $1,500 level research travel award is reserved for a limited number of dissertators and final-year MFA students conducting international research travel.
Deadline12/31/2020
Varies Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Full-Time MSW Program
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to newly accepted MSW students who have financial need and a long-term...
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: 01/08/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline01/08/2021
$1,000 - $3,000 Engineering Freshman Awards
The Engineering Freshman Award is a one-time scholarship awarded to approximately 150 outstanding incoming freshman engineering students, in...
The Engineering Freshman Award is a one-time scholarship awarded to...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000 - $3,000
Deadline02/01/2021
Full UW-Madison tuition First Wave Scholarship Program
Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the First Wave Hip Hop & Urban Arts Learning Community is the first university...
Administered by the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI), the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Full UW-Madison tuition
Deadline02/01/2021
Full tuition (resident and non-resident) The Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program
Excellence in Scholarship Leadership, and Service The Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program was established to attract, support, and develop the...
Excellence in Scholarship Leadership, and Service The Mercile J. Lee...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Full tuition (resident and non-resident)
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies King-Morgridge Scholars Program
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative, dedicated young adults committed to applying their...
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for...
  • Deadline: 02/08/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/08/2021
Varies Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Part-Time MSW Program
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to newly accepted MSW students who have financial need and a long-term...
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/15/2021
$650 max. ($750 international travel max.) Conference Travel Scholarships
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards to graduate students who are invited to present at professional...
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $650 max. ($750 international travel max.)
Deadline05/15/2021
$650 max. ($750 international travel max.) Conference Travel Scholarships
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards to graduate students who are invited to present at professional...
The School of Human Ecology Graduate Program is offering travel awards...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: $650 max. ($750 international travel max.)
Deadline05/15/2021
Varies William R. and Charlotte S. Johnson Internship Fund in Arts Administration
  • Deadline: 05/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/15/2021
Varies Career Clothing Fund Sponsor by Kohl's
The Career Clothing Fund is a partnership between Kohl’s and the Wisconsin School of Business Undergraduate Program to provide professional...
The Career Clothing Fund is a partnership between Kohl’s and the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/31/2021
Varies Apple/Karabensh Scholarship
Established by Jerold K. Karabensh, a 1957 (bachelors) and 1960 (masters) graduate of the School of Pharmacy who created the scholarship to honor...
Established by Jerold K. Karabensh, a 1957 (bachelors) and 1960...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Beth Weber Pawlak Scholarship
The Beth Weber Pawlak Scholarship was established by the family, relatives and friends of Beth Weber Pawlak, a 1975 graduate of the School of...
The Beth Weber Pawlak Scholarship was established by the family,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Carl & Val Dutton Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Carl and Val Dutton to provide support for nursing students. Carl was a geologist and Val a registered...
This scholarship was established by Carl and Val Dutton to provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Carol Jo Drives Great People Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Catherine Ashe Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to students entering the nursing major, with a preference for residents of either Oneida or Iron County,...
This scholarship is awarded to students entering the nursing major, with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Charline Z. Larson Fund
Ms. Charline Z. Larson established this scholarship to provide support to nursing students. She was a 1935 graduate of the School of Nursing and...
Ms. Charline Z. Larson established this scholarship to provide support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Typically $4,000 per semester Community Environmental Scholars Program Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
The Community Environmental Scholars Program Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math provide a renewable award (typically $4,000...
The Community Environmental Scholars Program Scholarships in Science,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Typically $4,000 per semester
Varies CVS Pharmacy Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to a PharmD student who is interested in a career in community pharmacy practice. FAFSA...
This scholarship was established in 2006 and is awarded to a PharmD...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies David and Leta Williams Scholarship
Leta Williams was a graduate of the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota in 1925. She married Dr. David Williams, a graduate...
Leta Williams was a graduate of the Methodist Kahler School of Nursing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Elizabeth Andrew Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established by friends and relatives of Elizabeth Andrew who was a Madison West High School student at the time of her death...
This scholarship was established by friends and relatives of Elizabeth...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Ellen M. Walton Memorial Nursing Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Mr. Thomas J. Walton in memory of his wife, Ellen, who passed away from ovarian cancer. Preference is given to...
This scholarship was established by Mr. Thomas J. Walton in memory of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Florence A. & Albert E. Koch Nursing Scholarship
The Florence A. and Albert E. Koch Scholarship was established with a bequest from the estate of Albert E. Koch of Lone Rock, Wisconsin. Mr. Koch...
The Florence A. and Albert E. Koch Scholarship was established with a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jeanette Vroom Community Health Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Jeanette Vroom in support of undergraduate and graduate students in nursing expressing an interest in the field...
This scholarship was established by Jeanette Vroom in support of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jill J. Niemczyk Memorial Volunteerism Scholarship
Ignatius J. Niemczyk established this scholarship in memory of his wife, Jill J. Niemczyk, a 1971 graduate of the UW-Madison School of Nursing. The...
Ignatius J. Niemczyk established this scholarship in memory of his wife,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Jon G. and Susan S. Udell Scholarship in Entrepreneurship Fund
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international applicants in the form of scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships....
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Laird Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Melvin R. Laird, who was a member of the Board of Regents from 1951-1959. It is awarded to...
This scholarship was established in honor of Mrs. Melvin R. Laird, who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Leonard Loeb Award
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Margery MacLachlan Scholarship
This scholarship was created by the Nurses Alumni Organization to honor Margery MacLachlan, the first graduate and third Director of the University...
This scholarship was created by the Nurses Alumni Organization to honor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Orrin W. Nuthem Nursing Scholarships and Fellowships
This scholarship was established by Orrin W. Nuthem to provide support to students in the UW-Madison School of Nursing. Eligibility...
This scholarship was established by Orrin W. Nuthem to provide support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies School of Nursing Great People Scholarship
The Great People Great Place Scholarship Initiative- Nursing Fund was established by the UW Foundation to house those gifts given during the...
The Great People Great Place Scholarship Initiative- Nursing Fund was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies