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, 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 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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$1,500.00 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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Mary Heisdorf Scholarship
The Mary G. Heisdorf Memorial Scholarship established by Arthur J. Heisdorf in memory of his first wife Mary G. Heisdorf. Mary was co-founder of...
The Mary G. Heisdorf Memorial Scholarship established by Arthur J....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Maurice & Grace White Life Sciences Communication Scholarship
Maurice “Maury” White was born on Dec. 14, 1918, on his family farm near Clam Falls, WI. He attended UW-Madison and majored in Agricultural...
Maurice “Maury” White was born on Dec. 14, 1918, on his family farm near...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Mitsuko Inano Kellam Scholarship
Mitsuko Inano Kellam was born in Japan and left her village not long after WWII was over. She originally settled in the San Francisco area, but...
Mitsuko Inano Kellam was born in Japan and left her village not long...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Neal & Darlyne Jorgensen Dairy Science Award
Emeritus Dean Neal Jorgensen has a long history with the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. He grew up on a dairy farm in Luck, Wisconsin...
Emeritus Dean Neal Jorgensen has a long history with the College of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Nellie McCannon Life Sciences Communication Scholarship
Nellie attended Iowa State College, where, in 1939, she earned a BS in Home Economics with a major in household equipment. After working for...
Nellie attended Iowa State College, where, in 1939, she earned a BS in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Norman F. Olson Cheese Research Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 1996 by The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association in honor of Dr. Norman F. Olson. Norman was born in 1931 in...
This scholarship was established in 1996 by The Wisconsin Cheese Makers...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Norman F. Olson Family Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the family of Dr. Norman F. Olson. Norman was born in 1931 in Edmund, Wisconsin. He received his B.S....
This scholarship was established in 2006 by the family of Dr. Norman F....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies O.N. Allen Agronomy Graduate Scholarship
Eligibility Criteria Graduate students in Agronomy. Visit college program site
Eligibility Criteria Graduate students in Agronomy. Visit college...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Richard D. Powell Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Richard D. Powell. His family, Betty Dauck (wife), Janice Powell ’91 (daughter), and Pamela...
This scholarship was established in honor of Professor Richard D....
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Robert B. Hendricks Memorial/Hardwood Manufacturers Assoc. Scholarship
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association is the only national trade organization with membership limited to hardwood sawmills and lumber...
The Hardwood Manufacturers Association is the only national trade...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Royce Bringhurst Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship memorializes Royce Bringhurst’s distinguished career as a fruit researcher and Professor of Pomology at the University of...
This scholarship memorializes Royce Bringhurst’s distinguished career as...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Ruffed Grouse Society - John Michael Dew Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Thomas Dew of Elgin, Illinois and the Ruffled Grouse Society in memory of Tom’s son, John Michael Dew. ...
This scholarship was established in 2000 by Thomas Dew of Elgin,...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Ruth & Carl Miller Academic Merit Award
This Fund was established with gifts from Mrs. Ruth Miller in memory of her late husband, Carl J. Miller. Mr. Miller graduated from the College of...
This Fund was established with gifts from Mrs. Ruth Miller in memory of...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Terry Amundson Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Terry E. Amundson, Wisconsin Wildlife Disease Specialist, died in 1987 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. His premature death is...
Dr. Terry E. Amundson, Wisconsin Wildlife Disease Specialist, died in...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies Vera and Donald Wallach Scholarship
Out of passion for the environment, with a special emphasis upon the protection and preservation of wildlife, Vera and Dr. Donald Wallach created...
Out of passion for the environment, with a special emphasis upon the...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies W.D. Hoard Memorial Graduate Scholarship
Widely considered the father of the Wisconsin dairy industry, William Dempster Hoard played a prominent role in the development of the School of...
Widely considered the father of the Wisconsin dairy industry, William...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
Varies William T. Dible Terra International, Inc. Scholarship
After receiving his master’s and doctorate in soil chemistry and plant physiology from UW-Madison, William T. Dible began his career working for...
After receiving his master’s and doctorate in soil chemistry and plant...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
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...
  • Deadline: 02/10/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/10/2021
$0.00 Occupational Therapy Scholarship Application
Occupational Therapy Scholarship Application
Occupational Therapy Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: 02/14/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline02/14/2021
Varies Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
Rehabilitation Psychology Graduate Scholarship Application
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
$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
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