Alma Baron Second Chance for Women

The Alma Baron Second Chance for Women Scholarship was established by Alma Baron in 2001 to support a female returning adult student over 45 years of age. This award was inspired in large part by her own personal experience of returning to college at age 51 to earn a doctorate in adult education. Following her death in 2006 friends and family continue to support the fund in her memory.

Eligibility Criteria
The Alma Baron Scholarship criteria include the following: 1) Female who is 45 years or older; 2) Recently admitted or continuing UW-Madison degree candidate in good academic standing; 3) Demonstrating financial need; 4) U.S. citizen, permanent resident, asylee, or other eligible non-citizen; and 5) With potential for academic success based on career or non-career experience in the past five years. (FAFSA submission is required prior to awarding decisions.)

Conditions of Award
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in at least six credits over the two semesters of the scholarship award year (e.g., 3 credits/semester).

The application for this award is to be submitted through the ‘Scholarships for Nontraditional, Adult, & Single Parent Students’ opportunity. There are up to 15 individual scholarships associated with this one application, administered by the Division of Continuing Studies.

Visit the Adult Career and Special Student Services website to learn more!

Division of Continuing Studies