Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)!

Below, you will find a listing of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more. To begin applying to scholarships, please sign in with your NetID and complete the brief General Application. Based on your answers in the General Application, you will be directed to fill out more specific applications tied to scholarships for which you are eligible.

For general scholarship information, FAQs, program and contact information for your School/College, and information on external scholarships, please visit our Scholarships Page.

Incoming Undergraduate Students


As an incoming student, you can apply for scholarships as soon as you apply to the University by using your NetID and password. Applications for incoming undergraduate students typically open in early November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! To quickly search on merit and need-based incoming undergraduate scholarships, please use these saved searches:


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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$5,000 Planetary Health Graduate Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria All students enrolled in a graduate or professional program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are eligible to...
Eligibility Criteria All students enrolled in a graduate or professional...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship
The purpose of this fund is to support a UW-Madison graduate student by providing full-time fellowship support to a student enrolled in science,...
The purpose of this fund is to support a UW-Madison graduate student by...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies Jerome A. and Mary Straka Fellowship
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the Graduate School. This fellowship supports dissertators pursuing a course of...
The Straka Fellowship is a 12-month fellowship administered by the...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/02/2020
from $500 to full tuition The Lapinski Scholarship
Mrs. Leona Lapinski Leute has generously endowed a scholarship honoring her parents, Michael and Emily Lapinski, for students in the UW-Madison...
Mrs. Leona Lapinski Leute has generously endowed a scholarship honoring...
  • Deadline: 03/03/2020
  • Award: from $500 to full tuition
Deadline03/03/2020
Varies Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: 03/31/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2020
$300, $600, or $1200 Student Research Grants Competition - Conference Presentation
Do you need financial support to present your research at a conference? If so, apply for Conference Presentation Funds! The competition is now open...
Do you need financial support to present your research at a conference?...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: $300, $600, or $1200
Deadline05/15/2020
$300, $600, $1200, or $1500 Student Research Grants Competition - Research Travel
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel for eligible UW Madison graduate students who are traveling to conduct...
This competition includes awards for international and domestic travel...
  • Deadline: 05/15/2020
  • Award: $300, $600, $1200, or $1500
Deadline05/15/2020
Varies Consortium for Graduate Study Fund in Management
  • Deadline: 05/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/20/2020
Varies Bertha Shereshewsky Graduate Fellowship Fund in Business
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Carl Dietze Estate Fund for the Business School
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1964 Doctoral Student Award Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Class of 1964 Doctoral Student Award Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Consortium for Graduate Study Fund in Management
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Executive MBA Class of 2012 Scholarship Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies John and Anne Oros Graduate Fellowship Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Michael E. Lehman Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies OTM-Graduate Scholarship Fund-Joyce Erdman-
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Rath Foundation Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund in Business #3
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Raymond H. Malmquist Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund in Marketing
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Richard G. Jacobus Graduate Fellowship Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Robert Bruce Fellowship Fund
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  • Award: Varies
Varies Stuart Daily Seeds of Learning Fund
This scholarship supports a returning adult graduate student in a graduate degree program. Eligibility requirements include: Demonstrated...
This scholarship supports a returning adult graduate student in a...
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  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Student Research Grants Competition - Research Travel
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  • Award: $0.00
Varies Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award
The Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards recognize graduate students who exhibit stellar mentorship qualities. These graduate students are selected...
The Graduate Student Peer Mentor Awards recognize graduate students who...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies French Graduate Scholarships
The French and Italian Department strives to provide consistent and robust scholarship opportunities to support its graduate students. ...
The French and Italian Department strives to provide consistent and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Italian Graduate Scholarships
The French and Italian Department strives to provide consistent and robust scholarship opportunities to support its graduate students. ...
The French and Italian Department strives to provide consistent and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Professional French Masters Program Scholarships
Scholarships and awards available to graduate students enrolled in the Professional French Masters Program.
Scholarships and awards available to graduate students enrolled in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Albert R. Erwin, Jr. - Casey M. Durandet Grad Student Fund
The Donor wishes to support graduate students studying experimental high energy physics. Eligibility Criteria Graduate Student in...
The Donor wishes to support graduate students studying experimental high...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Allan M. and Arline B. Paul Graduate Scholarship
For Graduate Student Scholarships in memory of Walter Max Borer, MS Physics, Class of 1937 Visit program site
For Graduate Student Scholarships in memory of Walter Max Borer, MS...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Anderson/Huber Physics Graduate Support Fund
Anderson/Huber award for entering graduate students in the Department of Physics who are supported by teaching assistantships.
Anderson/Huber award for entering graduate students in the Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Carl and Brynn Anderson Graduate Physics Fund
The Carl and Brynn Anderson Graduate Physics Fund provides support for graduate student recruitment and retention, travel for study and research,...
The Carl and Brynn Anderson Graduate Physics Fund provides support for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Charles E. Mendenhall Fellowship
Eligibility Criteria Experimental graduate student support. Students must be enrolled full-time in both semesters of the academic year and be...
Eligibility Criteria Experimental graduate student support. Students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Cornelius P. and Cynthia C. Browne Endowed Fellowship Fund
The fund supports graduate students pursuing degrees in the Department of Physics. Eligibility Criteria Graduate standing in Physics. Selection...
The fund supports graduate students pursuing degrees in the Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Elizabeth S. Hirschfelder Endowment for Physics
Eligibility Criteria Students must be enrolled full-time in both semesters of the academic year and be physics graduate students. Selection...
Eligibility Criteria Students must be enrolled full-time in both...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Joseph R. Dillinger Teaching Award
The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual award to an outstanding teaching assistant in the Department of Physics. This fund was established...
The purpose of the fund is to provide an annual award to an outstanding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Karl Guthe Jansky & Alice Knapp Jansky Fellowship
The Karl Guthe Jansky and Alice Knapp Jansky Family Graduate Fellowship Fund in Physics and Astronomy was established for the purpose of providing...
The Karl Guthe Jansky and Alice Knapp Jansky Family Graduate Fellowship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Piore Award
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robertson Leach Graduate Student Fund
The donor wishes to assist incoming first year graduate students in the Department of Physics.
The donor wishes to assist incoming first year graduate students in the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rookie of the Year
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies The Phyllis Jane Fleming Graduate Student Support Fund
Support for a female doctoral candidate in physics to support such things as equipment purchases required in research, travel expenses to...
Support for a female doctoral candidate in physics to support such...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Van Vleck Fellowship in Physics
Graduate Student support in the Department of Physics Eligibility Criteria Graduate standing in the department of physics. Students must be...
Graduate Student support in the Department of Physics Eligibility...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$600 or $1200 SRGC Campus Weather Impact Award
This competition includes awards for UW-Madison graduate students whose research was impacted during the weather-related flooding that occurred in...
This competition includes awards for UW-Madison graduate students whose...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600 or $1200
Ended
$1,000 Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship
The Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship is intended to support MSW students committed to working with clients affected by mental...
The Bernice Straub-Bolek and Jim Bolek Scholarship is intended to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship
The Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time graduate student obtaining a Master of Social Work who is focusing on...
The Gerald and Karen Bougneit Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service
The purpose of the Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service is to support graduate students in the School of Social Work. This scholarship...
The purpose of the Lynn Green Scholarship for Public Social Service is...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500 Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship
The Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship is open to students interested in International Social Work and who will be undertaking...
The Norma Berkowitz International Opportunities Scholarship is open to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Varies Dissertation Writing Camp
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your writing, consider applying for the Dissertation Writing Camp. Eligibility...
If you are working on your dissertation and need to jumpstart your...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Mellon Wisconsin Semester or Summer Fellowship Application
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin provides funding to the College of Letters and Science for this initiative. The...
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Hellen M. Linksweiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarship
The Hellen M. Linksweiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition...
The Hellen M. Linksweiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarships are awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
Varies Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
The purpose of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and...
The purpose of the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended