Arun Pancholia Scholarship

This fund supports one or more undergraduate students studying Data Science within the School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences, with a preference for students who are studying entrepreneurship or mathematics and/or have experience living in India, the United Arab Emirates, Southeast Asia, or the United States. Award recipients must demonstrate financial need or have completed the FAFSA.

The Arun Pancholia Scholarship honors the memory of a remarkable individual whose passion, dedication, and commitment to excellence illuminated the University of Wisconsin-Madison community. A senior at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, Arun’s untimely departure in December 2022 left an indelible mark on all who knew him. Through this scholarship, Arun’s family continues to honor his legacy of academic excellence and his belief in the transformative power of education, inspiring future generations to pursue their dreams and make a meaningful impact on the world.

School of Computer, Data, & Information Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. (CDIS) What is your expected graduate date? (This award is for students enrolled in the 2024-2025 academic year.)
  2. (CDIS) Please upload your most up-to-date unofficial transcript (with completed most recent reported grades). For instructions on how to do this, go to: Request unofficial transcript.
  3. (CDIS) In addition to Data Science, there is a stated preference for students that are also studying Mathematics and/or Entrepreneurship. Please describe you interests in studying any of these areas. (300 word count)
  4. (CDIS) Do you have any experience living in India, Southeast Asia, the United Arab Emirates, or the United States?
  5. (CDIS) If you answered yes above, please describe the length and nature of this experience.
  6. (CDIS) Please upload a current résumé here. It is recommended that you use the resources provided by SuccessWorks linked here.
  7. (CDIS) This scholarship requires financial need. For domestic students, FAFSA information is used. International students should complete this section and describe any circumstances that illustrate current financial challenges in paying for educational expenses. (300 word count)
  8. (CDIS) Is there any other information the Awards Committee should know about you pertaining to the review and assessment of your application? This is your opportunity to tell us about any extenuating circumstances (financial or otherwise), challenges, identity and/or family experiences and history, exceptional talents or accomplishments, or other factors that are not contained in other areas of the application that may impact its review. The School of Computer, Data & Information Sciences values diversity of all kinds and we welcome you to share information about communities with which you identify. Please be specific when presenting the additional information while honoring your need for privacy and discretion.
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