UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study

Need and merit based scholarship awarded to continuing undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming summer session at UW-Madison. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary. Typically awards range from $500-1,000. Please note that if you apply for both the Summer Finish and the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study you are not able to receive both awards. If selected, you will only receive one of the awards.

Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be currently enrolled at UW-Madison pursuing an undergraduate degree
- Be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA which reflects academic success
- Enroll in at least one UW-Madison summer course by April 7th
- FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions for domestic students. Students that are unable to file the FAFSA are eligible to apply and should utilize the open responses financial need question on the application to explain their level of need. (Note: students without a FAFSA on file are not eligible for the early notification option.)

How to Apply
Apply for the UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study through the WiSH portal. Applications are due April 7, 2024. Some students may be eligible to receive their scholarship decision by the end of March if they submit their application by March 17, 2024 (but must have a FAFSA on file for this option).

Selection Criteria
Completed applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee using the above eligibility criteria. Successful applicants will have well written responses to the application questions.

Award Information
Award recipients will be notified by end of April.

This scholarship requires a completed FAFSA form on file with UW-Madison for domestic students.

Conditions of Award
Award availability and amounts are subject to vary (typically $500-1,000). Award can only be applied to UW-Madison summer tuition & fees and may not be used at another institution or for study abroad programs that do not bill program tuition through UW-Madison.

Find out more on the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study webpage

UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarships for Summer Study
Supplemental Questions
  1. Since entering college, have you previously taken courses for credit in the summer at UW-Madison or elsewhere?
  2. If you have previously taken summer courses as indicated by the above question, please indicate the semester date, classes taken, number of credits, and institution (e.g. Summer 2023, Gen&WS 103, 3 credits, UW-Madison).
  3. Please select your intended graduation term:
  4. Is participating in summer coursework at UW-Madison necessary for you to complete your undergraduate degree in four years?
  5. What courses do you intend to take at UW-Madison this summer? Please indicate the courses as well as the number of credits. For example: “Psych 202, 3 credits”.
  6. Please confirm you intend to enroll in summer courses at UW-Madison as this scholarship is only applicable to UW-Madison summer tuition and fees:
  7. Please describe your goals for this summer. What are you hoping to accomplish academically, personally, or professionally with your summer coursework and, if applicable, other summer activities?
  8. French novelist Anatole France wrote: “An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you do know and what you don’t.” What don’t you know? And how will your Summer 2024 coursework help you to identify or expand your knowledge of what you don’t currently know?
  9. One of the criteria for award consideration is financial need. In most cases, your FAFSA will provide this information. However, if you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, or if you have significant financial circumstances that are not reflected in your FAFSA (such as a change in income not evident in your new FAFSA for next year), or if you have a significant or unusual debt (such as medical expenses), please list or describe that here. Students who are not eligible to complete the FAFSA are especially encouraged to share information about their financial need in this section.
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