Application for Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering

Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students (not incoming first-year students) who:

  • passed requirements to progress into the Mechanical Engineering major before the start of the Fall 2021 semester;
  • will continue as a Mechanical Engineering major next academic year;
  • will be enrolled for at least one semester (fall or spring) in the upcoming 2021–2022 school year; and
  • have SUBMITTED (not just drafted) the “College of Engineering Undergraduate Enrolled” scholarship application (deadline Sunday, May 2)

This application closes at the end of the day on Sunday, May 16, 2021.

You must complete and submit this single department application to be considered for dozens of Mechanical Engineering scholarships, based on students’ academic achievement, financial need, engineering interests and experience, and many other criteria.

Please answer thoughtfully and completely. The essay questions are the most meaningful way for you to share your accomplishments and interests with the scholarship evaluation team. The team will also make use of your answers to questions on the General application and the College of Engineering Undergraduate Enrolled application.

If you receive financial aid, please contact the Office of Financial Aid to learn what impacts scholarships may have on your tuition-aid package.

Applications are evaluated and awarded in the summer.

Most scholarships will be split between fall and spring semesters; adjustments will be made for students who will be on a co-op program during the next fall or spring semester, or those graduating in December 2021. All students receiving scholarships are expected to write a thank-you note to the scholarship’s donors and attend our scholarship ceremony and dinner buffet (date TBD).

Questions about these scholarships? Please contact Meg Hamel ( in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

College of Engineering
Supplemental Questions
  1. What are your favorite UW classes, and why?
  2. What are your particular areas of interest in engineering?
  3. Describe what you like about the special interest(s) you selected above.
  4. If you have had hands-on experience in making prototypes, please describe your project(s).
  5. If you have been employed in the TEAM lab or Makerspace, please describe your role.
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