Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship

The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship is set up by the Alliant Energy Foundation to support minority students in the College of Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Undergraduate students who are majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA based on 24 or more annual credits (full-time status)
  • Plan to continue full-time status in upcoming Fall semester
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

Selection Criteria
Recipients will be selected based on their scholarly and extracurricular record and their responses to application essay questions. Preference shall be given to students:

  • Who are underrepresented in engineering by race or ethnicity
  • Have unmet financial need
  • Students who themselves or their immediate family are a customers of Alliant Energy

Donor Information
The Alliant Energy Foundation partners with customers and communities to solve problems, create opportunities and help make life better through community grant and scholarship programs. The Foundation’s community grant and scholarship programs reflect a commitment to play an active role in Iowa and Wisconsin and give back to future generations in the communities they serve. Grant and scholarship recipients are critical in helping Alliant Energy achieve a vision where everyone has the opportunity to live a life that’s healthy, safe and productive. For more information on Alliant Energy and Alliant Energy Foundation, please see the Alliant Energy Website.

Award Information
Two applicants are selected to receive $2,500 one-time awards. Awards are disbursed at beginning of Fall Semester through the Bursar’s Office, and can be applied to tuition or other college expenses.

Employees of Alliant Energy Corporation, Scholarship America, their subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies and their immediate family (spouses, parents, children or siblings and their spouses) and persons living in the same household of such employees who are employed at the time of application are ineligible to receive a scholarship through any of the above-mentioned programs unless otherwise noted.

College of Engineering, College of Engineering - Diversity Affairs Office
Supplemental Questions
  1. The eligibility criteria for the Alliant Energy Engineering Diversity Scholarship are: (1) student majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics, (2) student must have completed their first year, have a minimum 3.0 GPA based on 24 or more annual credits and be enrolled as a full-time student, (3) plan to continue full-time status in upcoming Fall semester, and (4) must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident. The scholarship seeks to honor students who are underrepresented in engineering based on race or ethnicity. I understand these eligibility requirements:
  2. The following are essay questions. Students should take great care in preparing essays as they are a major factor in scholarship selection. You have a limited number of words so it is important to carefully select what to include. You may wish to write your essays in Word for grammar and spell checking, and to ensure your ability to edit, then cut/paste to this application. While you are working in the online application, be sure to save your work frequently.

    Please describe your educational and career plans in engineering. What are your goals, and what do you hope to accomplish?
  3. Please describe a personal or educational challenge you have experienced. How did you navigate it and what did you learn for the future?
  4. What extracurricular, volunteering or work activities have you participated in during your college experience? Please provide the title of the activity or organization, a short description of your role, the dates you were involved and the approximate time commitment (e.g. hours/week or hours/semester).
  5. The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship considers financial need. Please state any special circumstances regarding you or your family's financial status that may not be reflected in your FAFSA.