Bryan Davia Scholarship

This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students studying abroad on a UW Study Abroad Program. The Bryan Davia Scholarship was created in his honor to commemorate his life, and to continue to share his gift of enriching the lives of everyone around him. As someone who loved to explore the world and everything life had to offer, Bryan would want nothing more than to help others do the same. Bryan was a compassionate, outgoing, hard working alumni of UW-Madison who cherished his time studying abroad in Barcelona. During his time abroad, Bryan set out to discover everything his new home had to offer. Bryan possessed the ability to extract the energy of a city through the exploration of its music, nightlife, and food allowing him to fully integrate himself within his environment and it’s culture. Bryan understood the value of knowledge gained from experiences and social interactions, rather than just in a classroom. We hope the recipient of this scholarship shares his devotion to balancing hard work with an unrelenting desire to explore, discover, and enjoy every moment in their new city.

Eligibility Criteria
A degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate student studying abroad on a UW Study Abroad Program. All CALS, Engineering, IAP, and WSB students are eligible! Applicant must be in the process of applying, or have already applied, to a UW Study Abroad program for Summer 2024, Fall 2024, Academic Year 2024-25 (studying abroad both Fall 2024 and Spring 2025).

How to Apply
Application is open. The deadline is March 4, 2024. If your study abroad program application isn’t required to be complete until after this date, you must still submit your scholarship application by this date to be considered. However, you must already be in the process of applying to your study abroad program by March 4, 2024 in order to be eligible for this scholarship. Incomplete scholarship applications or applications submitted to the office will not be considered. To apply, please log into Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) through your student center or by logging in directly using the ‘My Applications’ button at the top of this page.

Selection Criteria
Essay required. UW Study Abroad takes into consideration other awards a student may have been offered.

Additional consideration will be given to students who possess the following characteristics and/or traits:

  • 2.75 GPA
  • First generation college student
  • First time traveling abroad
  • Financial need

Donor Information
Additional information on the scholarships and their respective donors can be found on the Scholarship Chart

Award Information
Pending annual renewal. Scholarship amounts vary depending on duration of program.

Conditions of Award
Completion of the study abroad program is a requirement of the scholarship. In addition, recipients are required to submit a thank-you letter for the donor.

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Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student at UW-Madison?
  2. Please submit an essay of up to 750 words covering the following: Discuss your background and interests and how they contributed to selecting your study abroad program. Outside of academic pursuits, please describe some of your hobbies/interests, how they connect with your program choice, and how you hope to engage in them while on your program.