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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


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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,200 Student Research Grants Competition - Conference Presentation
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to present research at a conference or presenting at a virtual conference....
This competition includes awards for graduate students traveling to...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: $1,200
Deadline06/30/2021
$1,200 or $1,500 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: 06/30/2021
  • Award: $1,200 or $1,500
Deadline06/30/2021
$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: 09/10/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline09/10/2021
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Varies Rookie of the Year
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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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
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Varies Elsa Thomsen Demeter Academic Merit Award
Elsa Thomsen was born in Hubbell, Michigan. She was a graduate of Medford High School and Whitewater Normal School. Her husband was a professor at...
Elsa Thomsen was born in Hubbell, Michigan. She was a graduate of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Merrill G. & Emita E. Hastings Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to female Forest and Wildlife graduate students Visit college program site
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to female Forest and Wildlife graduate...
  • 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
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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
$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 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 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $0.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dr. Leonard E. Mortenson Graduate Scholarship
Leonard E. Mortenson was an internationally renowned researcher in biochemistry, a pioneering scientist and world leader in his field. Dr....
Leonard E. Mortenson was an internationally renowned researcher in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Dwayne Rohweder Forage Extension Fellowship
Dr. Dwayne A. Rohweder, for whom this award is named, is a highly respected Agronomist who was known for his effective communication ability and...
Dr. Dwayne A. Rohweder, for whom this award is named, is a highly...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Foundation Scholarship
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students majoring in agronomy or plant breeding and genetics. Howard Ream was a...
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Eunice & Howard Ream Memorial Trust Scholarship
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students majoring in agronomy or plant breeding and genetics. Howard Ream was a...
The Ream Family established this scholarship fund to support students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Gurine Gulsteen (Gjermundson) Research Fellowship
This CALS scholasrhip is provided in honor of Gurine Gulsteen. FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions Eligibility Criteria Awarded to students...
This CALS scholasrhip is provided in honor of Gurine Gulsteen. FAFSA...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ham Bruhn Biological Systems Engineering Scholarship
Hjalmar (Ham) Bruhn, during his 44-year career at UW-Madison, work extensively on machinery design work that includes a tree planting machine...
Hjalmar (Ham) Bruhn, during his 44-year career at UW-Madison, work...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Helen Miller Forestry Scholarship
The Helen H. Miller Forestry Scholarship was established through the estate of Helen Miller. Eligibility Criteria Awarded to undergraduate or...
The Helen H. Miller Forestry Scholarship was established through the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jean W. Fewster Life Sciences Communication Scholarship
Dr. Jean Fewster’s education began at the University of Saskatchewan with an undergraduate degree in home economics. She relished opportunities to...
Dr. Jean Fewster’s education began at the University of Saskatchewan...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
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