Merlin E. Silverthorn Scholarship
The Merlin E. Silverthorn scholarship provides one-time awards to high achieving students with financial need who are pursuing majors in the physical sciences, the biological sciences, computer sciences, or mathematics.
Completed applications are evaluated using donor criteria and College of Letters & Science criteria (academic excellence, community service, leadership, diversity, strength of character, and creative accomplishment). Successful applicants should also have strong recommendations and well written essays. In addition, scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Students who are not current recipients of Letters & Science multi-year scholarships are given priority. Students must be in and maintain good standing and full-time enrollment in the College of Letters & Science.
This fund was created by a gift from Merlin E. Silverthorn.
Apply for the College of Letters & Science Scholarships Application for Sophomores, Juniors & Seniors by using your campus NetID and password and clicking on the Sign In button on the top-right corner of this screen.
Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the financial aid office to learn about impact on current aid packages.
For more general information about Letters & Science scholarships go to: https://scholarships.ls.wisc.edu