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
$3,000 L&S Honors Senior Thesis Grant
The Honors Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant enables students to undertake more demanding and extensive senior thesis research projects than...
The Honors Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant enables students to...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
DeadlineEnded
Varies Somos Undergraduate Development Award
The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program offers the Somos Undergraduate Development Award annually to students enrolled in its academic programs who...
The Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program offers the Somos Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/10/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/10/2020
Varies S. Lennart Nelson and Carmella M. Nelson Endowed Scholarship
The S. Lennart Nelson and Carmella M. Nelson Endowed Scholarship is for Communication Arts undergraduate majors who are Wisconsin residents and...
The S. Lennart Nelson and Carmella M. Nelson Endowed Scholarship is for...
  • Deadline: 04/14/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/14/2020
$1,500 - $5,000 Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund helps Communication Arts majors participate in internships with businesses and...
The Communication Arts Department and Alumni Summer Internship Fund...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500 - $5,000
Deadline04/15/2020
Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students Russian Flagship Program
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON UNDERGRADUATES. THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. The University of...
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline04/15/2020
$3,000 Erroll B. Davis Alliant Energy Award
The Alliant Energy Foundation endowed the University of Wisconsin-System with The Erroll B. Davis Academic Achievement Award to honor the...
The Alliant Energy Foundation endowed the University of Wisconsin-System...
  • Deadline: 04/17/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline04/17/2020
Varies SoHE Summer Internship Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and seniors who will be engaged in an unpaid and/or out-of-state internship during...
This scholarship is intended for School of Human Ecology juniors and...
  • Deadline: 04/20/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/20/2020
Full UW-Madison Tuition Including Segregated Fees Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship
The Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship is a full tuition scholarship for incoming students in the College of Engineering. This scholarship...
The Rockwell Automation Corporate Scholarship is a full tuition...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2020
  • Award: Full UW-Madison Tuition Including Segregated Fees
Deadline04/30/2020
$2,500 Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant Energy Foundation to support underrepresented minority students in the...
The Alliant Energy Diversity Scholarship was established by the Alliant...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Application for Scholarships in Mechanical Engineering
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to progress into the Mechanical Engineering major before the start of the...
Open to UW–Madison undergraduate students who: passed requirements to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500 Denice Denton Undergraduate Scholarship
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing students across all departments in the College of Engineering. Eligibility...
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline05/01/2020
$5,000 Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to support female students of color pursuing a degree in engineering, who are...
The mission of the Jensen Family Engineering Diversity Scholarship is to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000 Summer Finish Scholarship
Is graduation just a few courses away? If so, congrats! Complete your degree this summer with help from Summer Finish, a $1,000 scholarship to help...
Is graduation just a few courses away? If so, congrats! Complete your...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,800.00 Summer Time Academic Research (STAR) Award
The STAR Awards (Summer Time Academic Research) program is a competitive, early-career program through which Human Ecology graduate students engage...
The STAR Awards (Summer Time Academic Research) program is a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,800.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study
Need-based scholarship awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming...
Need-based scholarship awarded to high-achieving undergraduate students...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$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
Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students Russian Flagship Program
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON UNDERGRADUATES. THIS IS NOT A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION. The University of...
THIS IS AN APPLICATION TO AN ACADEMIC, NON-DEGREE PROGRAM FOR UW-MADISON...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2020
  • Award: Up to $20,000 for eligible, admitted students
Deadline11/15/2020
$0.00 Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship
The Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to a law student interested in practicing public interest law....
The Willard C. and Martha P. Schwenn Scholarship is a need-based...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $0.00
$2,000-$3,500 Scan|Design Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship for UW Transnational Experiences of African Americans in Denmark Program
This scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate...
This scholarship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000-$3,500
Ended
$2,000 Iwanter Prize
The annual Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one graduating senior who, through a senior thesis and general academic...
The annual Iwanter Prize provides an unrestricted $2,000 award to one...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Full tuition Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship
The Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship consists of three components: (1) full tuition for 2L and 3L years; (2) a paid...
The Michael Best & Friedrich Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship consists...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Full tuition
Ended
Varies Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowship
The Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW-Madison faculty or...
The Holstrom Environmental Research Fellowships support undergraduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Judith Sloan Scholarship
The Judith Sloan Scholarship was established in 2006 by Judith and James Sloan, both UW-Madison graduates. The award honors the career of Judith,...
The Judith Sloan Scholarship was established in 2006 by Judith and James...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Margaret Emma Williams Award for Excellence in Theatre
This fund was established in 2002 as a result of the Last Will & Testament of Margaret Emma Williams dated October 19, 1998. Margaret was a...
This fund was established in 2002 as a result of the Last Will &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies PoliSci Wisconsin Summer Internship Scholarship
The Political Science Department is pleased to be able to offer a number of scholarships to support students who are participating in internships...
The Political Science Department is pleased to be able to offer a number...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Scholarship
The purpose of the RSA scholarship is to increase the supply of qualified professionals to work for state VR agencies (i.e., the Wisconsin Division...
The purpose of the RSA scholarship is to increase the supply of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$4,000 Gerald Konz Law Scholarship
The Gerald Konz Law Scholarship assists students who work to finance their law school education while still maintaining excellent academic...
The Gerald Konz Law Scholarship assists students who work to finance...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
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
up to $10,000 UW Global Gateway Fellowships
The UW Global Gateway Fellowships are designed to provide students the access to the UW Study Abroad approved semester or year-long program of...
The UW Global Gateway Fellowships are designed to provide students the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $10,000
Ended
Varies Arvil S. Barr Award (AS-GRD)
The award was established in 1984 by a bequest from the estate of Arvil S. Barr’s wife, Lillian Whittinghill Barr. A.S. Barr was a distinguished...
The award was established in 1984 by a bequest from the estate of Arvil...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$4,000 Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Award
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates in gaining focused, full-time research experience early in their academic...
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4,000
Ended
Up to $5,000 Mary Shine Peterson Undergraduate Award
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison Biochemistry undergraduate students with demonstrated excellence in and...
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $5,000
Ended
Varies Chemistry Undergraduate Scholarships
The Department of Chemistry provides summer research and academic year scholarships to undergraduate students who are chemistry majors or are...
The Department of Chemistry provides summer research and academic year...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Robert McCabe Field Course Scholarship Award
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology Department of the UW-Madison. A great teacher and administrator, McCabe is...
Robert A. McCabe is renowned for his career in the Wildlife Ecology...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Stone Forestry Summer Scholarship
The donors of this scholarship are strong supporters of the forestry program at UW-Madison. Eligibility Criteria The department of Forest Science...
The donors of this scholarship are strong supporters of the forestry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Wisconsin Agricultural Engineer Scholarship
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of...
The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers is an...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Ackerman Scholarship
Donald and Mary Jane Ackerman established the Ackerman Scholarship fund in memory of their sons, David and Donald Ackerman, who attended UW-Madison...
Donald and Mary Jane Ackerman established the Ackerman Scholarship fund...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Alfred L. Wilds Scholarship in Chemistry
Established in 1985 by inventor Chester Davis (M.S. 1945,chemistry), this scholarship honors former UW-Madison chemistry Professor Alfred...
Established in 1985 by inventor Chester Davis (M.S. 1945,chemistry),...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Andrew Dorsey Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Andrew Dorsey, who received his B.S. from UW-Madison in 2000, double-majoring in chemistry and German while...
This scholarship is in memory of Andrew Dorsey, who received his B.S....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,000 Chou Kuo-ping Scholarship
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison undergraduate students studying abroad on a UW Study Abroad...
Pending annual renewal, this scholarship is available to degree-seeking...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
Varies Dempsky Chemistry Scholarship
Kenneth E. Dempsky received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1961 from UW-Madison and appreciated the value of his degree. This scholarship was...
Kenneth E. Dempsky received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1961 from...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Department of Chemistry Scholarship
In recognition of excellence in undergraduate chemistry, the Department honors students with this prestigious award. This scholarship is one of...
In recognition of excellence in undergraduate chemistry, the Department...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edward J. Panek Memorial Scholarship
As a college student at UW-Madison, Edward (B.S. 1963, chemistry) conducted undergraduate research with Professor Howard Zimmerman, which sparked...
As a college student at UW-Madison, Edward (B.S. 1963, chemistry)...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Edwin M. and Kathryn M. Larsen Scholarship
Edwin Larsen, (B.S. 1937, chemistry) worked for the Manhattan Project, then joined UW-Madison in 1946 as an inorganic chemistry faculty member. He...
Edwin Larsen, (B.S. 1937, chemistry) worked for the Manhattan Project,...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Eugene and Patricia Kreger Herscher Scholarship
Patricia Herscher received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1955. Her husband, Eugene, established this scholarship in 2002. This scholarship...
Patricia Herscher received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1955....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George J. and Arleen D. Ziarnik Scholarship
George Ziarnik received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1957. He worked for Esso/Exxon, developing new types of polymers in New Jersey and...
George Ziarnik received a B.S. in chemistry from UW-Madison in 1957. He...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Henry and Eleanor Firminhac Chemistry Scholarship
This scholarship is in memory of Ralph Firminhac’s parents. Ralph received his degree from UW-Madison in 1941. He worked on the Oakridge Project in...
This scholarship is in memory of Ralph Firminhac’s parents. Ralph...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship
The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship is for scholarships not requiring essays that are available to students planning to attend a UW Study...
The IAP General Study Abroad Scholarship is for scholarships not...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500 IAP Graduate and Professional Student Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Graduate and Professional students studying abroad on an UW Study Abroad program,...
This scholarship is available to degree-seeking UW-Madison Graduate and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
Varies Ieva L. Reich Undergraduate Scholarship
James Berbee (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1987 mechanical engineering; MBA 1989) and Karen Walsh (B.S. 1981, M.S. 1989, journalism) created this award in honor...
James Berbee (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1987 mechanical engineering; MBA 1989) and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended