Arlene Davenport Award

The Arlene Davenport Award provides a one-time award (amount subject to variation) to a Psychology undergraduate student with a career interest in psychological research. Students are evaluated using criteria such as academic excellence, research experience, and leadership. Financial need is also considered.

How to Apply
To be considered for this opportunity, log in and complete the General Application on your WiSH dashboard at, as well as the individual Arlene Davenport Award application.

Conditions of Award
Students must be a full-time, declared psychology major. In addition, scholarships with a financial need component require a completed FAFSA form at on file with UW-Madison. International students who cannot file a FAFSA are still encouraged to apply and will be considered. Student financial aid packages can be impacted by scholarship awards. It is recommended that students contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at to learn about potential impact on current aid packages.

up to $1000
Department of Psychology
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe your short-term and long-term career goals after you graduate.
  2. Please list any additional funding sources for your thesis project or career development. If you have applied for an award and have not yet been notified of its status, please list the award and write "applied" next to the award. If none, you must write "none".
  3. Which faculty member are you currently working with and how long have you been working in their lab?
  4. Please list any additional research experience you have. (If you don't have any other research experience, enter n/a in the response box)
  5. Please include your resume, no more than 2 pages.
    If you would like resume writing assistance, please contact SuccessWorks at You are strongly encouraged to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting.
  6. A letter of recommendation is required from a Faculty member. Please provide the name and email of your recommender.
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