Therese Scharpf Rolfs Scholarship

The Therese Scharpf Rolfs scholarship provides a one-time award (amount subject to variation) to a high achieving incoming freshman from rural WI with financial need pursuing a degree in the College of Letters & Science.

The majority of scholarship opportunities for incoming freshman in the College of Letters & Science will be assessed per the admission application and financial aid data from the FAFSA. There is not a separate scholarship application to complete for most scholarships. Most awards prioritize excellent students with financial need. You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for institutional and federal financial aid by the December 1 priority date. Admission application essays may be reviewed as a part of the scholarship selection process. Scholarship opportunities are very limited for non-Wisconsin residents and international students are not eligible for incoming freshman scholarships. The UW-Madison admissions decision process is independent of the College of Letters & Science scholarship awarding process.

Therese Scharpf Rolfs received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1958. She established this fund to support students in the College of Letters & Science who demonstrate financial need with a preference for those who come from rural Wisconsin communities.

Students awarded an incoming freshman scholarship will receive an award offer email to their email account.

Student financial aid packages may 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:

College of Letters and Science