Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Chemistry provides summer research and academic year scholarships to undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are conducting research with a chemistry faculty member, and who have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Please note that applicants working with affiliated faculty members must ALSO be chemistry majors. Non chemistry majors working with an affiliate faculty member are not eligible for these scholarships.

How to Apply
To be considered for all available chemistry summer research and academic year scholarships, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH Dashboard. The Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarships application opens in late December and closes in early February. During this open period, you can find the application under “Other Recommended Opportunities” on your WiSH Dashboard. The department’s Fellowships and Scholarships Committee will review all completed applications and evaluate which scholarships are best suited to an individual student on the basis of merit and/or financial need. Award recipients are notified in mid-April.

Conditions of Award
Recipients of academic year scholarships must be enrolled full-time for the semester(s) they receive the award. Recipients of the summer research scholarships must enroll in and pay tuition for at least one credit of research for the summer term. Summer research award recipients must also commit to working at least 30 hours per week for eight weeks during the summer, or 240 hours over the entire summer. Appropriate accommodations will be made based on public health circumstances. Students cannot receive both the UW-Madison Hilldale/Holstrom Research Fellowship and a chemistry summer research scholarship for the same summer.

Scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry Scholarships, visit Chemistry Scholarships

Department of Chemistry
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you currently a chemistry major, or are you conducting undergraduate research with a chemistry faculty or staff member?
  2. Are you applying for academic year scholarships or summer research scholarships (choose either or both)?
  3. If you are applyinig for a summer research scholarship, please provide a short description (50 words maximum) of your proposed research.
  4. Please select your current year of schooling:
  5. Please identify chemistry faculty with whom you have conducted research and the corresponding semester (write "none", if you have not performed any research with chemistry faculty):
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