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
$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: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/05/2021
$22,909.00 Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship
The Dickie Fellowships supports a UW-Madison graduate student enrolled in science, mathematics, or engineering studies who lived in Sauk County, WI...
The Dickie Fellowships supports a UW-Madison graduate student enrolled...
  • Deadline: 03/07/2021
  • Award: $22,909.00
Deadline03/07/2021
$28,000.00 Jerome A. and Mary Straka Fellowship
The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports a middle-class, middle-income dissertator pursuing a course of study in engineering,...
The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports a middle-class,...
  • Deadline: 03/07/2021
  • Award: $28,000.00
Deadline03/07/2021
$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: 03/07/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/07/2021
$15,000 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) application
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) was created to ensure that the United States would maintain its leadership in science and technology by...
The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) was created to ensure that...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $15,000
Deadline03/08/2021
$2,000 History Graduate Student Summer Funding Application
This application is for graduate students in the Department of History to apply for a $2,000 stipend in summer 2021. To be eligible for this summer...
This application is for graduate students in the Department of History...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/08/2021
$1,100 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: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $1,100
Deadline03/08/2021
Varies CESP application for continuing CESP students
This application is only for students already in the Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP). Students interested in...
This application is only for students already in the Nelson Institute...
  • Deadline: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
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: 03/12/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/12/2021
$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: 03/12/2021
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Deadline03/12/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Don Brouse Memorial Scholarship
In her will, Margery Brouse (B.S. ’29, home economics) established this scholarship in memory of her late husband, Don Brouse (Ph.D. ’31, chemistry).
In her will, Margery Brouse (B.S. ’29, home economics) established this...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Mabel Duthey Reiner Scholarship
Mabel received a master’s from UW-Madison in 1928. A trust established in 1972 endows the Mabel Duthey Reiner Scholarship, which is intended to...
Mabel received a master’s from UW-Madison in 1928. A trust established...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Margaret McLean Bender Scholarship
As a scientist, Margaret Bender investigated radiocarbon dating and the mechanisms of photosynthesis. She worked at UW-Madison as director of the...
As a scientist, Margaret Bender investigated radiocarbon dating and the...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Martha Gunhild Week Scholarship
Martha Gunhild Week grew up in northern Wisconsin and graduated with a BS in natural sciences in 1884. In 1922, her will established a fund for...
Martha Gunhild Week grew up in northern Wisconsin and graduated with a...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Richard Fischer Scholarship
Richard Fischer came to Wisconsin in 1894 and joined the pharmacy program as an instructor. He joined the Chemistry Department in 1909 and later...
Richard Fischer came to Wisconsin in 1894 and joined the pharmacy...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Richard J. Boomer Student Support
The Richard J. Boomer Student Support Fund was established to support undergraduate students associated with the Department of Chemistry at the...
The Richard J. Boomer Student Support Fund was established to support...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Robert and Diane Paulick Undergraduate Scholarship
Robert Paulick received his PhD in 1976 from the Department of Chemistry at the UW-Madison. Robert and his wife Diane established this scholarship...
Robert Paulick received his PhD in 1976 from the Department of Chemistry...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Robert Franklin Taylor Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of Dr. Robert Fredrick Taylor’s father, Robert Franklin Taylor (Ph.D. 1941, chemistry) to provide scholarships...
This fund was established in memory of Dr. Robert Fredrick Taylor’s...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Saco Polymers Scholarship
Saco Polymers established this award to increase the company’s visibility on campus and encourage the next generation of chemists and...
Saco Polymers established this award to increase the company’s...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Undergraduate Student Support In Chemistry Scholarship
Harold (B.S. 1940, bacteriology; Ph.D. 1944, physiological chemistry) and Regine Deutsch established this scholarship in 1997. This scholarship is...
Harold (B.S. 1940, bacteriology; Ph.D. 1944, physiological chemistry)...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Walter W. and Young-Ja C. Toy Scholarship
Walter Toy (B.S. 1945, M.S. 1946, chemistry) worked at Rohm and Haas Co. for many years. Because he had received a departmental scholarship in the...
Walter Toy (B.S. 1945, M.S. 1946, chemistry) worked at Rohm and Haas Co....
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Wayland E. Noland Research Fellowship
Following college, Wayland Noland (B.S. 1948, chemistry) earned a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University. He retired as a chemistry faculty...
Following college, Wayland Noland (B.S. 1948, chemistry) earned a...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies William J. Maeck Scholarship
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington Daniels, in early research related to solar energy. Mr. Maeck wishes to...
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies William J. Maeck Summer Scholarship
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington Daniels, in early research related to solar energy. Mr. Maeck wishes to...
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
$1,000 Alfred Erich Senn Prize
The Department of History is pleased to offer a $1,000 writing prize named in honor of Professor Emeritus Alfred Erich Senn. The Alfred Erich Senn...
The Department of History is pleased to offer a $1,000 writing prize...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$750-$1,250 Andrew Bergman Prize
The Andrew Bergman Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate paper written for a history course, based on quality of writing and research, with...
The Andrew Bergman Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate paper...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $750-$1,250
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Baensch Prize
The Baensch Prize is awarded for the best essay on Wisconsin history. Essay submissions considered need not deal with Wisconsin exclusively, but...
The Baensch Prize is awarded for the best essay on Wisconsin history....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Burish Fellowship: Museum Education Internship
Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art, the UW-Madison Art Department and the Burish Fund. Summary For 2021-2022, the Chazen Museum of Art seeks two...
Sponsored by the Chazen Museum of Art, the UW-Madison Art Department and...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,000 Chou Kuo-ping Scholarship
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students studying abroad on a UW Study Abroad...
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to degree-seeking...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,000 CIEE Open Campus Block Program Grant
Pending annual renewal, UW Study Abroad and CIEE are offering $3,000-$4,000 for students who stay in one location for all three 6-week Open Campus...
Pending annual renewal, UW Study Abroad and CIEE are offering...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$200 Curti Prize
The Curti Prize is awarded for the best historical essay of term-paper size and scope, written by an undergraduate non-history major. Essays must...
The Curti Prize is awarded for the best historical essay of term-paper...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $200
Deadline03/15/2021
$6,000 Davis/Gerstein Undergraduate Research Award Application
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J. Gerstein, the Department of History will offer the Davis/Gerstein Undergraduate...
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies ($500 to $2,000) Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships Application
One application in the WiSH system, Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships Application, allows students to apply for up to five History...
One application in the WiSH system, Department of History Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies ($500 to $2,000)
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies ($200 to $1,250) Department of History Undergraduate Writing Prize Application
One application in the WiSH system, Department of History Undergraduate Writing Prize Application, allows students to apply for up to eight History...
One application in the WiSH system, Department of History Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies ($200 to $1,250)
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Francis G. & Edda S. Gentry and AYF Alumni & Friends Scholarships
This scholarship is open to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate UW-Madison and consortium students (University of Iowa, University of Michigan...
This scholarship is open to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021
$500 Fred Harvey Harrington Prize
The Fred Harvey Harrington Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate thesis written by a history major. Conditions of Award Applicants must be...
The Fred Harvey Harrington Prize is awarded for the best undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/15/2021