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, scholarship cycle timelines, 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, explore applying for scholarships as soon as you apply to the University by using your UW-Madison NetID and password. Applications for incoming undergraduate students typically open in October-November and have deadlines in early February, so don’t wait until you know your admission status to apply! Many UW-Madison scholarships consider students for awards using a holistic framework that may include, but is not limited to, academic achievement, potential contributions, service and leadership, and financial need. To search for undergraduate scholarships, please use these saved searches:


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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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: 11/05/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/05/2021
Varies Carl Dietze Estate Fund for the Business School
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international applicants in the form of scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships....
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international...
  • Deadline: 05/20/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/20/2022
Varies Michael E. Lehman Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international applicants in the form of scholarships, fellowships and teaching assistantships....
Full-Time MBA Merit aid is available to domestic and international...
  • Deadline: 05/20/2022
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/20/2022
$600 or $1200 Student Research Grants Competition - Conference Presentation
This competition includes awards for graduate students travelling to present research at a conference. Conference Presentation travel occurring...
This competition includes awards for graduate students travelling to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2022
  • Award: $600 or $1200
Deadline06/30/2022
$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: 06/30/2022
  • Award: $1500
Deadline06/30/2022
Varies Wisconsin Act 262 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Scholarship
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions
FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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
Ended
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
Varies Executive MBA Class of 2012 Scholarship Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rath Foundation Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Fund in Business #3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Catalyzing Advocacy in Science and Engineering (CASE) Workshop
Each year the Graduate School sends two University of Wisconsin–Madison graduate students to learn about science policy and advocacy at the...
Each year the Graduate School sends two University of Wisconsin–Madison...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: from $500 to full tuition
Ended
Varies Class of 1964 Doctoral Student Award Fund
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to recognize outstanding scholarly achievement and promote diversity and excellence...
The purpose of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kinesiology Graduate Scholarship Application
Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship Application
Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$7,635.00 Mellon Wisconsin and Chancellor's Fellowships
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin has provided funding for 8 summer fellowships for PhD candidates with dissertator...
The Mellon Foundation in partnership with the State of Wisconsin has...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,635.00
Ended
$3,500 Planetary Health Graduate Scholarship
The global environment is changing rapidly—as evidenced by warming temperatures, pollinator collapse, extreme weather events, and accelerating food...
The global environment is changing rapidly—as evidenced by warming...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
Ended
$28,000.00 Jerome A. and Mary Straka Fellowship
The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports a middle-class, middle-income dissertator pursuing a course of study in engineering,...
The Jerome A. and Mary Jane Straka Fellowship supports a middle-class,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $28,000.00
Ended
$500 - $1,000 Hellen M. Linksweiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarship
The Hellen M. Linkswiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarships are awarded to students enrolled in the online Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition...
The Hellen M. Linkswiler MS-Clinical Nutrition Scholarships are awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 - $1,000
Ended
$22,909.00 Dickie Family Sauk County Educational Fellowship
The Dickie Fellowships supports a UW-Madison graduate student enrolled in science, mathematics, or engineering studies who lived in Sauk County, WI...
The Dickie Fellowships supports a UW-Madison graduate student enrolled...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $22,909.00
Ended
$2,500 Energy Analysis and Policy Student Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Students in graduate degree programs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who are eligible to enroll in the Energy...
Eligibility Criteria Students in graduate degree programs at the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
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 Agronomy Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to CALS graduates majoring in Agronomy. Visit college program site
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to CALS graduates majoring in Agronomy....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert J. & Adelaide E. Riker Academic Merit Award
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs. Albert Joyce Riker and Adelaide E. (Evenson) Riker left the remainder of...
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Albert J. & Adelaide E. Riker Scholarship
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs. Albert Joyce Riker and Adelaide E. (Evenson) Riker left the remainder of...
Both distiguished research professors in their respective fields, Drs....
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Aldo Leopold (Green Tree Garden Club) Scholarship
The Green Tree Garden Club awards this scholarship to grad students who have demonstrated talent, ability, and interest in natural resources. It is...
The Green Tree Garden Club awards this scholarship to grad students who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Alfred & Isabella Galpin Scholarship
Alfred was a brilliant academic in literature and musical composition in the early-mid 1900s, with his work still held by the Wisconsin Historical...
Alfred was a brilliant academic in literature and musical composition in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Chiquita Brands Fritz Friday Food Science Scholarship
In 1998 Chiquita Brands established this scholarship for the purpose of paying tribute to the life, work, and contributions of Fritz Friday – a...
In 1998 Chiquita Brands established this scholarship for the purpose of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$0.00 Daryl B. Lund Graduate Fellowship Award
After earning his Ph.D in food science and chemical engineering 1968, Daryl B. Lund rose through the ranks at Wisconsin’s Department of Food...
After earning his Ph.D in food science and chemical engineering 1968,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
Varies Dennis R. Buege Meat Science Endowed Student Assistance Scholarship
To recognize Dr. Dennis Buege’s long and distinguished career in Meat Science at the UW and as an advisor to the Wisconsin Association of Meat...
To recognize Dr. Dennis Buege’s long and distinguished career in Meat...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies