Joan and C. Michael Spero Scholarship

The Joan and C. Michael Spero Scholarship provides a one-time award to first year students with financial need.

Completed applications are evaluated using donor criteria and College of Letters & Science criteria (academic excellence, community service, leadership, diversity, strength of character, and creative accomplishment) and require well written essays. In addition, scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison. Students who are not current recipients of Letters & Science multi-year scholarships are given priority. Students must maintain good standing and full-time enrollment in the College of Letters & Science.

This fund was established by Joan and C. Michael Spero. Joan E. Spero graduated from UW-Madison in 1966 with a degree in International Studies. She received her MS and Ph.D in International Affairs from Columbia University and later served as an appointee of President Bill Clinton and Ambassador to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Apply for the College of Letters & Science Scholarships Application for Current First Year Students 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:

$2500 - $5000
College of Letters and Science