Kemper K. Knapp National Merit Undergraduate Scholarship

The Kemper K. Knapp Undergraduate Scholarships are supported through the annual generous support of the Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee to support high academic achieving freshman and transfer students from the State of Wisconsin.

Donor Information

Kemper K. Knapp graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1879. Influenced by classmates that included Charles Van Hise (creator of the Wisconsin Idea), Robert La Follette (former Wisconsin governor and US Senator) and Jean Bascom (daughter of university president John Bascom) Mr. Knapp sought to improve the lives of future generations of students “to cultivate in the student body ideals of honesty, sincerity, earnestness, tolerance, and social and political obligations.” The Kemper K. Knapp Bequest Committee has supported these undergraduate scholarships for many years.

Selection Criteria
1. Entering Freshmen from Wisconsin
2. 2023 National Merit Finalist who has selected UW-Madison as their “first choice” college
3. High academic achievement as demonstrated on their undergraduate admission application
4. Completed the 2023-2024 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and sent it to UW-Madison (School Code 003895)

How to Apply

National Merit Finalists must select UW-Madison as their “first choice” college with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. While students have until May 31, 2023 to report their “first choice” college, we recommend that you select UW-Madison before March 1, 2023.

These students are entered into a competitive process to select scholarship recipients based on their admissions and financial aid applications. Students will be contacted if selected.

Up to $8,000
Campus-Wide and National Scholarships