Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships Application

One application in the WiSH system, the Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships Application, allows students to apply for up to six History scholarships at once. By completing this application, you will be considered for the following scholarships from the Department of History:

  • The Willard L. Huson Scholarship ($500)
  • The Steven A. and Barbara S. Jaffe History Scholarship ($2,000)
  • The Orson S. Morse History Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The John Sharpless Scholarship ($1,000)
  • The Margaret E. Smith-Esther Butt History Scholarship ($1,500)
  • The Goldberg Scholarship in History ($1,000)

Scholarships range in the amount of $500 to $2,000. Your application will be considered for specific scholarships based on your answers to the questions in this application, eligibility factors, and the materials provided. For an overview of each scholarship, see the Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes webpage. Please note that one other History scholarship, the $5,000 William K. Fitch Scholarship, requires a separate WiSH applications for consideration.

Varies ($500 to $2,000)
Department of History
Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your expected graduation date? (month/year)
  2. Do you intend to enroll at UW-Madison during the 2023-2024 academic year?
  3. What is your History GPA? (you can find this GPA listed in the Major section of your History DARS report)
  4. Please submit a cover letter that details why you are especially qualified to receive a scholarship from the Department of History.
  5. Please request a letter of recommendation from someone that will speak to your deserving of a scholarship from the Department of History. Please enter the name and email address of the person who will be submitting a letter on your behalf here. They will receive instruction on how to submit the letter at the email address you provide. Your application will not be complete until the letter of recommendation has been submitted. The person recommending you should submit their letter through Wisconsin Scholarship Hub by the application deadline.
  6. Please upload your most up-to-date UW-Madison unofficial transcript here. For instructions on how to do this, go to:

    Request unofficial transcript

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