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 Linda Wernecke Marshall Graduate Award in Environmental Studies
Eligibility Criteria The purpose of this scholarship award is to provide financial support to graduate students in the Nelson Institute to work in...
Eligibility Criteria The purpose of this scholarship award is to provide...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Martha M. Lound Scholarship Fund
The Martha M. Lound Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students training to be high school teachers. Ms. Lound was a graduate of the School...
The Martha M. Lound Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to students...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Mildred Elser Ahrnsbrak Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1983 by Henry C. Ahrnsbrak in memory of his wife, Mildred Elser Ahrnsbrak. Eligibility Criteria Student in...
This scholarship was established in 1983 by Henry C. Ahrnsbrak in memory...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Myra-Jean Newlin Scholarship
The Myra-Jean Newlin Scholarship was established by Jane and Ronald Hauber, Nancy Jean and Robert Neumann, and Kristine Kay and Robert Charles...
The Myra-Jean Newlin Scholarship was established by Jane and Ronald...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
$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: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $3,000 - $5,000
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Roland W. Zinns Scholarship
The Roland W. Zinns Scholarship was established by the late Charlotte E. Zinns in memory of her husband, Roland. Roland Zinns was a principal of a...
The Roland W. Zinns Scholarship was established by the late Charlotte E....
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Schenk-Brezan Scholarship
The Schenk-Brezan Scholarship was established in 2002 by Ms. Schenk in honor of her parents, Randolph and Lucy Schenk. Carlen received her...
The Schenk-Brezan Scholarship was established in 2002 by Ms. Schenk in...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2020
$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: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline02/28/2020
$2,000 The Detering Gurfield Family Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison offers the Detering Gurfield Family...
Eligibility Criteria The Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/28/2020
$2,000 Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association Scholarship
The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association Scholarship supports Hispanic law students who best exemplify achievement and commitment to professional...
The Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association Scholarship supports Hispanic...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2020
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline02/28/2020
Varies Bernard J. Kwiatkowski Memorial Scholarship
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for one student each year in the Masters Program in the Department of Communication...
The purpose of this fund is to provide scholarship support for one...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
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: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Julie Anderson Wagner Memorial Scholarship
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Linda Ruffalo Award
This endowed fund was established in 2013 by Linda L. Ruffalo. The purpose of this endowed scholarship is to provide financial support for...
This endowed fund was established in 2013 by Linda L. Ruffalo. The...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Loon Fellowship Award
The Loon Fellowship, a group of former UW-Madison master’s program students in Communication Sciences and Disorders, has established an award to...
The Loon Fellowship, a group of former UW-Madison master’s program...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Shana Kay Memorial Scholarship
The Shana Kay Memorial Scholarship was established to remember Shana, who was a diligent and enthusiastic student at UW-Madison planning for a...
The Shana Kay Memorial Scholarship was established to remember Shana,...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Accounting Department
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as Accounting majors....
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Actuarial Science Majors
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as Actuarial Science...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Finance Department
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as Finance majors. The...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Marketing Department
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as Marketing majors. The...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Real Estate Department
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as Real Estate & Urban...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Risk Management & Insurance Majors
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled as RMI majors. The...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Program - Supply Chain Management Certificate
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part of the submission for current BBA students enrolled in the Supply Chain...
This Department-specific supplemental application is submitted as part...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies Wisconsin School of Business BBA Scholarships - Pre-Business Applicants
Direct Transfer & currently enrolled Pre-Business applicants seeking admission into the Wisconsin School of Business can apply for scholarship...
Direct Transfer & currently enrolled Pre-Business applicants seeking...
  • Deadline: 02/29/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/29/2020
Varies (minimum $2000) Alfred Reschke Scholarship
The Alfred Reschke Social Science Scholarship supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison. Up to four...
The Alfred Reschke Social Science Scholarship supports outstanding...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies (minimum $2000)
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies (minimum $500) Andrea Michelle Sperka Scholarship
This scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Michael T. and Carol L. Sperka, honors the memory of Andrea Michelle Sperka. Andrea was a...
This scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Michael T. and...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies (minimum $500)
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Lakeshore Nature Preserve Student Engagement Grants
The Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a 300-acre natural area and outdoor laboratory on the UW-Madison Campus. It is comprised of wetlands, woodlands,...
The Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a 300-acre natural area and outdoor...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$5,000 Planetary Health Graduate Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria All students enrolled in a graduate or professional program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are eligible to...
Eligibility Criteria All students enrolled in a graduate or professional...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$500 - $2,000 Political Science 2020 Scholarship Application
The department of Political Science supports students through various opportunities provided by generous donors. Students can apply for the Stanoch...
The department of Political Science supports students through various...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $500 - $2,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Renk Scholarship
The Renk Agribusiness Institute, in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics and the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS),...
The Renk Agribusiness Institute, in the Department of Agricultural &...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/01/2020
$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: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2020
up to $1000 Undergraduate Travel Award - Spring
The Undergraduate Travel Award provides a one-time award (amount subject to variation) to an undergraduate Psychology student to support student...
The Undergraduate Travel Award provides a one-time award (amount subject...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship
The purpose of this fund is to support a UW-Madison graduate student by providing full-time fellowship support to a student enrolled in science,...
The purpose of this fund is to support a UW-Madison graduate student by...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Jerome A. and Mary Straka Fellowship
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the Graduate School. This fellowship supports dissertators pursuing a course of...
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
from $500 to full tuition The Lapinski Scholarship
Mrs. Leona Lapinski Leute has generously endowed a scholarship honoring her parents, Michael and Emily Lapinski, for students in the UW-Madison...
Mrs. Leona Lapinski Leute has generously endowed a scholarship honoring...
  • Deadline: 03/03/2020
  • Award: from $500 to full tuition
Deadline03/03/2020
$1,000 Ginsberg Family Excellence Award (L&S)
This award for leadership, service and scholarship recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the...
This award for leadership, service and scholarship recognizes students...
  • Deadline: 03/06/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/06/2020
$500 - $1,000 Liberal Arts Essay Competition
This annual competition is open to all undergraduates and requires submission of an essay through the WiSH system on a different topic each year...
This annual competition is open to all undergraduates and requires...
  • Deadline: 03/09/2020
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline03/09/2020
~$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: 03/09/2020
  • Award: ~$5000, amount depends on funds available annually and number of awards.
Deadline03/09/2020
1,000 Undergraduate Writing Fellows
The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, co-sponsored by The Writing Center and the College of Letters and Science, brings talented...
The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, co-sponsored by The Writing...
  • Deadline: 03/09/2020
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline03/09/2020
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: 03/09/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/09/2020
Varies Burish Fellowship: Museum Education Internship
Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art, the UW-Madison Art Department and the Burish Fund. Summary For 2020-2021, the Chazen Museum of Art seeks two...
Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art, the UW-Madison Art Department and...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2020
$1800.00 South Asia Internship Scholarship
This award generously provided by the Center for South Asia supports up to two undergraduate students annually with summer internships in India or...
This award generously provided by the Center for South Asia supports up...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2020
  • Award: $1800.00
Deadline03/12/2020
Varies CESP application for continuing CESP students
This application is only for students already in the Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP). Students interested in applying to CESP...
This application is only for students already in the Community...
  • Deadline: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/13/2020
$0.00 Jane Hampton Ausman Mentored Teaching Fellowship
Description The Jane Hampton Ausman Award honors the lifework of Jane Marie Hampton Ausman who earned two degrees from the University of...
Description The Jane Hampton Ausman Award honors the lifework of Jane...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500 - $2,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$0.00 Robin A. Douthitt Graduate Teaching Fellowship
Description The Robin A. Douthitt Award honors the lifework of Robin Douthitt, Vaughan Bascom Professor Emerita and Dean Emerita of the School of...
Description The Robin A. Douthitt Award honors the lifework of Robin...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline03/15/2020