Victor C. & Bessie I. Hamister Distinguished Scholarship Fund

This incoming first year student scholarship does not require completion of a separate application, rather, students are considered after submission of the admissions application and the FAFSA. College scholarships for first year students are very scarce and limited.

Please go to this website for more information: Incoming Freshman Scholarship Information

This Victor C. & Bessie I. Hamister Distinguished Scholarship provides a renewable award to a Wisconsin resident with financial need and high achievement that indicates future academic success.

This scholarship was established by Donald and Margaret (Peggy) Hamister to honor Donald’s parents, Victor C and Bessie I. Hamister, both of whom attended the UW-Madison from 1912-1916, receiving bachelor’s degrees. Both also went on to become great achievers during their lifetimes.

Up to $3,500 per year when available
College of Letters and Science