John Sharpless Scholarship

The $1,000 John Sharpless Scholarship shall be awarded to a University of Wisconsin undergraduate student majoring in History. The John Sharpless Scholarship is made possible thanks to the generosity of Joshua and Jill Tarnow and the John Sharpless Scholarship Fund. Josh Tarnow earned his B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. He has had a successful career in finance and serves on the Board of Visitors for the History Department. Josh and his wife Jill wish to honor Professor Emeritus John Sharpless through this undergraduate scholarship gift. After 43 years of teaching, John Sharpless retired in 2018. He had an immeasurable effect on his students’ education and lives.

Eligibility Criteria
Recipient must be a declared History major. Students who will graduate in spring 2024, summer 2024, or who have already graduated are not eligible to receive this scholarship. The recipient will need to enroll at UW-Madison during the 2024-2025 academic year in order to receive this scholarship.

Selection Criteria
Preference will be given to students with financial need (as determined by the Office of Financial Aid).

How to Apply
Students will be considered for the John Sharpless Scholarship by completing the Department of History Undergraduate Scholarships Application in WiSH.

For questions about this award, please contact:

Department of History