Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarship

The Thermo Fisher Scientific STEM Scholarship provides a renewable award (amount subject to variation) to a high achieving incoming freshman with financial need pursuing a degree in the College of Letters & Science. Only students intending to major in particular STEM areas are eligible to apply. Only students intending to pursue degrees in Letters & Science are considered.

Completed applications are evaluated using donor criteria with special attention paid to math and science performance as well as career interests. 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.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has a mission to enable customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. They are a world leader in science and aim to financially assist students majoring in biochemistry, biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, geophysics, molecular biology, or mathematics. This award is intended for students interested in pursuing non-medical STEM careers.

How to Apply
Apply for Letters & Science scholarships 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:

$5,000 per year
College of Letters and Science
Supplemental Questions
  1. Background:The Thermo Fisher Scientific Corporation established this scholarship fund to support exceptional students with financial need (as determined by the FAFSA) studying in STEM areas with particular majors. Students who are interested in careers in scientific research are encouraged to apply. Applicants without financial need are not eligible for this scholarship. Only applicants with a FAFSA on file will be considered. Financial aid data will be confirmed in early March.
  2. I have applied for financial aid using the FAFSA?
  3. To be considered for this scholarship the applicant must intend to major in one of these areas of study and earn a degree from the College of Letters & Science. Please check any that you intend to pursue as a declared major.
  4. Please list the courses you are taking your senior year by semester with reported grades. Otherwise note the course as IP (In Progress). For example: Fall Semester: Trigonometry-A; Spring Semester: World Literature-IP.
  5. Provide the name and correct email address for a science or math instructor who can best speak to your academic and other accomplishments in STEM areas.
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