Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship

The Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for incoming students in the College of Engineering. This scholarship is part of the Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity Scholars Program (LEED). It was formed to broaden participation in engineering. The Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship is renewable through graduation provided annual continuation criteria are met.

To be considered for the Rockwell Scholarship, you MUST 1) complete a UW-Madison admissions application and 2) submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) to UW-Madison.

We strongly encourage applicants to submit their FAFSA no later than the UW-Madison priority deadline of December 1, 2019, to avoid delays in evaluating your scholarship eligibility. Please note, however, that Early Action and Regular Decision applicants who submit a FAFSA after the priority deadline can still be considered for a Rockwell Scholarship. For more information on the FAFSA submission process and deadlines, refer to the Office of Student Financial Aid website.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be/have:

  • Incoming freshman, enrolled full-time in the College of Engineering, applying to one of the following majors: Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum high school cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0
  • Wisconsin resident
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

How to Apply
Selection is based on students’ UW admissions application, including academic merit, extracurricular activities, application essays and letters of recommendation. No additional Rockwell Scholarship application is required.

The FAFSA must be submitted to the Office of Student Financial Aid prior to awarding decisions and must be verified by OSFA prior to scholarship payment. Rockwell awards will be communicated to admitted students by mid-February and/or early-April, depending on whether students’ admissions application was received by the Early Action or Regular Decision deadline.

Selection Criteria
Selection is based on academic merit and quality of application materials. Preference is given to students who:

  • Meet Eligibility Criteria
  • Attended a Rockwell Automation partner school: Bradley Technology & Trade, Riverside, or Rufus King High School
  • Participated in Project Lead the Way, FIRST Robotics, or an equivalent STEM-based curriculum and/or the UW-Madison Engineering Summer Program or PEOPLE program
  • Are historically underrepresented in engineering, including women, students from racial/ethnic backgrounds underrepresented in engineering, students whose parents/guardians did not attend college, low-income students, and educationally disadvantaged students

Award Information
One new incoming student is selected each year for a full tuition and segregated fees award. The award is paid annually provided continuation criteria are met. Students awarded the Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship become part of the Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity (LEED) Scholars. LEED Scholars receive academic resources and advising from the Diversity Affairs Office and participate in monthly student development meetings.

Donor Information
Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, their flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

Conditions of Award

  • Make continued progress toward an engineering degree
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative and term grade point average
  • Participate in LEED Scholars

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Full UW-Madison Tuition Including Segregated Fees
College of Engineering, College of Engineering - Diversity Affairs Office