Theodore Herfurth and Teddy Kubly Awards for Comprehensive Undergraduate Excellence

A generous grant from the Herfurth and Kubly family allows for awards to seniors who made the maximum use of their time at UW-Madison, demonstrating productivity in the classroom and the community.

Eligibility Criteria
A $2,000 cash prize for seniors judged outstanding in the areas of academic achievement, leadership in constructive extracurricular activities, financial self-support, and effective communication skills.
Students must have senior standing, and plan to graduate the May/August/December following application.

How to Apply
Applicants must be nominated by UW-Madison faculty or staff, and submit an application, resume/CV, and transcript.

Selection Criteria
Selection criteria: academic achievement, service, leadership, financial self-support, effective communication skills.

Award Information
Two awards of $2,000 are given annually to graduating seniors. Occasionally honorable mentions are named, and receive $500 each.

Conditions of Award
Ten finalists are selected to attend a banquet in April with selection committee members and a representative from the Herfurth and Kubly family. At the event, finalists will be asked to give a 5 minute prepared speech on the topic of their choice, and a 2 minute impromptu speech responding to a question posed by a member of the selection committee. The award recipients are selected from among the finalists.

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Undergraduate Academic Awards
Supplemental Questions
  1. To apply for this award you must be nominated by faculty or staff, and plan to graduate in May, August or December of 2022.

    I understand these eligiblity criteria and verify both are true.
  2. The Herfurth-Kubly Committee will invite 8-10 finalists to an in-person reception and dinner on April 4, 2022 from 4:30-9:00p.m. Attendance is mandatory. (If COVID-19 protocols require that we hold a virtual reception instead, we will let you know as soon as possible.) At this event candidates complete the last part of the application process; two short speeches, one prepared and one impromptu.

    I have read and understand this statement (Y/N).
    Please complete and upload the required Herfurth-Kubly résumé template linked below. Please save and upload this résumé template in pdf format, and name the file like this: last name+first name (EX: Badger+Bucky). Herfurth Kubly Résumé Template 2021-2022

    Please upload your most up-to-date unofficial transcript. For instructions on how to do this, go to: Request unofficial transcript
    • a.Total hours of Service, Leadership, and other Activities (NOT FOR CREDIT) (total from Part II (A) on the Herfurth-Kubly résumé template).
    • b.Total hours of Service, Leadership, and other Activities (FOR CREDIT) (total from Part II (B) on the Herfurth-Kubly résumé template).
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