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, 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
$2,500 Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant Energy Foundation to support underrepresented minority students in the...
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline04/30/2021
Varies Application for Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to progress into the Mechanical Engineering major before the start of the...
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,500 Denice Denton Undergraduate Scholarship
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing students across all academic departments within the College of...
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/30/2021
$5,000 Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to support female students of color pursuing a degree within the College of...
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline04/30/2021
$400-$5,000 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: 05/01/2021
  • Award: $400-$5,000
Deadline05/01/2021
$1,500 - $5,000 Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund helps Communication Arts majors participate in internships with businesses and...
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund...
  • Deadline: 05/04/2021
  • Award: $1,500 - $5,000
Deadline05/04/2021
Varies SoHE Summer Internship Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and seniors who will be engaged in an unpaid and/or out-of-state internship during...
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and...
  • Deadline: 05/16/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/16/2021
Varies (up to $2,000) Department of History Summer Internship Funding
The Department of History has limited funding available for history majors who have accepted an unpaid summer 2021 internship with a historical...
The Department of History has limited funding available for history...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: Varies (up to $2,000)
Deadline06/01/2021
$2,500 Energy Analysis and Policy Student Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Students in graduate degree programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are eligible to enroll in the Energy...
Eligibility Criteria Students in graduate degree programs at the...
  • Deadline: 09/10/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline09/10/2021
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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,000 Iwanter Prize
The annual Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic...
The annual Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Varies PoliSci Wisconsin Summer Internship Scholarship
The Political Science Department is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships to support students who are participating in internships...
The Political Science Department is pleased to be able to offer a number...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stone Forestry Summer Scholarship
The donors of this scholarship are strong supporters of the forestry program at UW-Madison. Eligibility Criteria The department of Forest Science...
The donors of this scholarship are strong supporters of the forestry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lindsey T. Plank and Richard H. Putze Memorial Scholarship
Lindsey Plank and Richard Putze worked in the Chemistry Department to help create, prepare, and conduct chemistry demonstrations for lectures. They...
Lindsey Plank and Richard Putze worked in the Chemistry Department to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Lindsey Theresa Plank Memorial Scholarship
Lindsey Plank worked in the Chemistry Department to help create, prepare, and conduct chemistry demonstrations for lectures. This fund was...
Lindsey Plank worked in the Chemistry Department to help create,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Harland E. Samson and Faye Finley Samson Scholarship
The Samsons established the Harland E. and Faye Finley Samson Scholarship in 2000 to support returning adult students who are majoring in secondary...
The Samsons established the Harland E. and Faye Finley Samson...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Judith Sloan Understanding Dyslexia Scholarship
The Judith Sloan Scholarship was established in 2006 by Judith and James Sloan, both UW-Madison graduates. The award honors the career of Judith,...
The Judith Sloan Scholarship was established in 2006 by Judith and James...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Margaret Emma Williams Award for Excellence in Theatre
This fund was established in 2002 as a result of the Last Will & Testament of Margaret Emma Williams dated October 19, 1998. Margaret was a...
This fund was established in 2002 as a result of the Last Will &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Scholarship
The purpose of the RSA scholarship is to increase the supply of qualified professionals to work for state VR agencies (i.e., the Wisconsin Division...
The purpose of the RSA scholarship is to increase the supply of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship
The Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to a law student interested in practicing public interest law....
The Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship is a need-based...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
$4,000 Gerald Konz Law Scholarship
The Gerald Konz Law Scholarship assists students who work to finance their law school education while still maintaining excellent academic...
The Gerald Konz Law Scholarship assists students who work to finance...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
Up to $2,800 Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program
The University of Wisconsin – Madison Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) is an academic excellence...
The University of Wisconsin – Madison Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2,800
Ended
Full tuition Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
The Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship consists of three components: (1) full tuition for 2L Spring semester and 3L year;...
The Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship consists...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Full tuition
Ended
$4,000 Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Award
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates in gaining focused, full-time research experience early in their academic...
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
Up to $5,000 Mary Shine Peterson Undergraduate Award
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison Biochemistry undergraduate students with demonstrated excellence in and...
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Ended
Varies Robert McCabe Field Course Scholarship Award
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Wisconsin Agricultural Engineer Scholarship
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of...
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Chemistry provides summer research and academic year scholarships to undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are...
The Department of Chemistry provides summer research and academic year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$3,000 Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships
The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in...
The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
Varies Phi Kappa Phi Zillman Summer Research Award
These awards are designed to encourage Undergraduate PKP Honor Society members to enrich their educational programs through summer projects...
These awards are designed to encourage Undergraduate PKP Honor Society...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowship
The Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or...
The Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$7,635.00 Mellon Wisconsin and Chancellor's Fellowships
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin has provided funding for 8 summer fellowships for PhD candidates with dissertator...
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,635.00
Ended
$3,000 - $5,000 Nelson Institute Undergraduate Study Abroad Scholarships
Eligibility Criteria The purpose of these scholarships is to provide support to undergraduate students in the Nelson Institute who are...
Eligibility Criteria The purpose of these scholarships is to provide...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000 - $5,000
Ended
$2,500 Sophomore Research Fellowship
The Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or research/instructional academic...
The Sophomore Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
$2,000.00 Stanoch Student Research Support Program
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an undergraduate student and a graduate student to engage in research during...
The Stanoch Student Research Support Program provides a stipend for an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000 Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to encourage undergraduate women at UW-Madison to pursue careers in the natural...
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Ackerman Scholarship
Donald and Mary Jane Ackerman established the Ackerman Scholarship fund in memory of their sons, David and Donald Ackerman, who attended UW-Madison...
Donald and Mary Jane Ackerman established the Ackerman Scholarship fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alfred L. Wilds Scholarship in Chemistry
Established in 1985 by inventor Chester Davis (M.S. 1945,chemistry), this scholarship honors former UW-Madison chemistry Professor Alfred...
Established in 1985 by inventor Chester Davis (M.S. 1945,chemistry),...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Andrew Dorsey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Andrew Dorsey, who received his B.S. from UW-Madison in 2000, double-majoring in chemistry and German while...
This scholarship is in memory of Andrew Dorsey, who received his B.S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dempsky Chemistry Scholarship
Kenneth E. Dempsky received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1961 from UW-Madison and appreciated the value of his degree. This scholarship was...
Kenneth E. Dempsky received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1961 from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Department of Chemistry Scholarship
In recognition of excellence in undergraduate chemistry, the Department honors students with this prestigious award. This scholarship is one of...
In recognition of excellence in undergraduate chemistry, the Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward J. Panek Memorial Scholarship
As a college student at UW-Madison, Edward (B.S. 1963, chemistry) conducted undergraduate research with Professor Howard Zimmerman, which sparked...
As a college student at UW-Madison, Edward (B.S. 1963, chemistry)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edwin M. and Kathryn M. Larsen Scholarship
Edwin Larsen, (B.S. 1937, chemistry) worked for the Manhattan Project, then joined UW-Madison in 1946 as an inorganic chemistry faculty member. He...
Edwin Larsen, (B.S. 1937, chemistry) worked for the Manhattan Project,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eugene and Patricia Kreger Herscher Scholarship
Patricia Herscher received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1955. Her husband, Eugene, established this scholarship in 2002. This scholarship...
Patricia Herscher received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1955....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George J. and Arleen D. Ziarnik Scholarship
George Ziarnik received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1957. He worked for Esso/Exxon, developing new types of polymers in New Jersey and...
George Ziarnik received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1957. He...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Henry and Eleanor Firminhac Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Ralph Firminhac’s parents. Ralph received his degree from UW-Madison in 1941. He worked on the Oakridge Project in...
This scholarship is in memory of Ralph Firminhac’s parents. Ralph...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ieva L. Reich Undergraduate Scholarship
James Berbee (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1987 mechanical engineering; MBA 1989) and Karen Walsh (B.S. 1981, M.S. 1989, journalism) created this award in honor...
James Berbee (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1987 mechanical engineering; MBA 1989) and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies James J. Leddy Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 2008, honors James J. Leddy (Ph.D. 1955), who studied with Professor Edwin Larsen and worked as a research chemist...
This scholarship, established in 2008, honors James J. Leddy (Ph.D....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry
The James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry was created to support undergraduate students majoring in chemistry. The scholarship is...
The James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry was created to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Karen M. Telander Undergraduate Research Award
Marc Muskavitch (B.S. 1975, biochemistry) established this fund in honor of his late wife, Karen (B.S. 1975, chemistry, biochemistry), an adjunct...
Marc Muskavitch (B.S. 1975, biochemistry) established this fund in honor...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended