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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


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
$2,000 History Graduate Student Summer Funding Application
This application is for graduate students in the Department of History to apply for a $2,000 stipend in summer 2021. To be eligible for this summer...
This application is for graduate students in the Department of History...
  • Deadline: 03/08/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/08/2021
$1,000 Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to encourage undergraduate women at UW-Madison to pursue careers in the natural...
The Ruth Bleier Scholarship in the Natural Sciences was established to...
  • Deadline: 03/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/10/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
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: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies James J. Leddy Scholarship
This scholarship, established in 2008, honors James J. Leddy (Ph.D. 1955), who studied with Professor Edwin Larsen and worked as a research chemist...
This scholarship, established in 2008, honors James J. Leddy (Ph.D....
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry
The James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry was created to support undergraduate students majoring in chemistry. The scholarship is...
The James Y. and Harriet P. Tong Scholarship in Chemistry was created to...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Karen M. Telander Undergraduate Research Award
Marc Muskavitch (B.S. 1975, biochemistry) established this fund in honor of his late wife, Karen (B.S. 1975, chemistry, biochemistry), an adjunct...
Marc Muskavitch (B.S. 1975, biochemistry) established this fund in honor...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Mabel Duthey Reiner Scholarship
Mabel received a master’s from UW-Madison in 1928. A trust established in 1972 endows the Mabel Duthey Reiner Scholarship, which is intended to...
Mabel received a master’s from UW-Madison in 1928. A trust established...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Margaret McLean Bender Scholarship
As a scientist, Margaret Bender investigated radiocarbon dating and the mechanisms of photosynthesis. She worked at UW-Madison as director of the...
As a scientist, Margaret Bender investigated radiocarbon dating and the...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Martha Gunhild Week Scholarship
Martha Gunhild Week grew up in northern Wisconsin and graduated with a BS in natural sciences in 1884. In 1922, her will established a fund for...
Martha Gunhild Week grew up in northern Wisconsin and graduated with a...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Richard Fischer Scholarship
Richard Fischer came to Wisconsin in 1894 and joined the pharmacy program as an instructor. He joined the Chemistry Department in 1909 and later...
Richard Fischer came to Wisconsin in 1894 and joined the pharmacy...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Richard J. Boomer Student Support
The Richard J. Boomer Student Support Fund was established to support undergraduate students associated with the Department of Chemistry at the...
The Richard J. Boomer Student Support Fund was established to support...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Robert and Diane Paulick Undergraduate Scholarship
Robert Paulick received his PhD in 1976 from the Department of Chemistry at the UW-Madison. Robert and his wife Diane established this scholarship...
Robert Paulick received his PhD in 1976 from the Department of Chemistry...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Robert Franklin Taylor Scholarship
This fund was established in memory of Dr. Robert Fredrick Taylor’s father, Robert Franklin Taylor (Ph.D. 1941, chemistry) to provide scholarships...
This fund was established in memory of Dr. Robert Fredrick Taylor’s...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Saco Polymers Scholarship
Saco Polymers established this award to increase the company’s visibility on campus and encourage the next generation of chemists and...
Saco Polymers established this award to increase the company’s...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Undergraduate Student Support In Chemistry Scholarship
Harold (B.S. 1940, bacteriology; Ph.D. 1944, physiological chemistry) and Regine Deutsch established this scholarship in 1997. This scholarship is...
Harold (B.S. 1940, bacteriology; Ph.D. 1944, physiological chemistry)...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Walter W. and Young-Ja C. Toy Scholarship
Walter Toy (B.S. 1945, M.S. 1946, chemistry) worked at Rohm and Haas Co. for many years. Because he had received a departmental scholarship in the...
Walter Toy (B.S. 1945, M.S. 1946, chemistry) worked at Rohm and Haas Co....
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies Wayland E. Noland Research Fellowship
Following college, Wayland Noland (B.S. 1948, chemistry) earned a doctorate in chemistry from Harvard University. He retired as a chemistry faculty...
Following college, Wayland Noland (B.S. 1948, chemistry) earned a...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies William J. Maeck Scholarship
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington Daniels, in early research related to solar energy. Mr. Maeck wishes to...
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
Varies William J. Maeck Summer Scholarship
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington Daniels, in early research related to solar energy. Mr. Maeck wishes to...
William J. Maeck worked with eminent UW Chemistry Professor, Farrington...
  • Deadline: 03/14/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/14/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$6,000 Davis/Gerstein Undergraduate Research Award Application
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J. Gerstein, the Department of History will offer the Davis/Gerstein Undergraduate...
Thanks to generous funding provided by Susan E. Davis and Miles J....
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline03/15/2021
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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$6,000-$12,000 Scan|Design Foundation Study Abroad Scholarship
Pending annual review, this fellowship is designed to foster Danish-American relations by providing generous financial support to degree-seeking...
Pending annual review, this fellowship is designed to foster...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $6,000-$12,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000-$3,000 SoE Study Abroad Scholarships
Pending anual renewal, the SoE Study Abroad Scholarships are available to UW-Madison undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the School of...
Pending anual renewal, the SoE Study Abroad Scholarships are available...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Up to $2,500 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Up to $2,500
Deadline03/15/2021
$2,500.00 L&S Honors Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship
The Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship Grant is intended to provide students with an introductory research experience in one of their areas of interest.
The Sophomore Summer Apprenticeship Grant is intended to provide...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/17/2021
Varies Charline M. Wackman Summer Award
Charline M. Wackman, a Wisconsin native who lived in Dane county, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech. Ms....
Charline M. Wackman, a Wisconsin native who lived in Dane county,...
  • Deadline: 03/18/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/18/2021
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: 03/18/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/18/2021
Varies Worldwide Internship Program Grant
The WIP Grant supports undergraduate students who participate in the Worldwide Internship Program (WIP), a credit-bearing online course taken while...
The WIP Grant supports undergraduate students who participate in the...
  • Deadline: 03/22/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/22/2021
Varies CALS Study Abroad Scholarships for Summer/Fall
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  • Deadline: 03/28/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/28/2021
Varies School of Journalism & Mass Communication Summer Internship Support
About the Scholarships: The Ben and Karen Deutsch Internship Fund and the School of Journalism and Mass Communication Board of Visitors Support...
About the Scholarships: The Ben and Karen Deutsch Internship Fund and...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/31/2021
$1,500-$3,000 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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500-$3,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$3,000 Erroll B. Davis Alliant Energy Award
Award Overview The Alliant Energy Foundation endowed the University of Wisconsin System Administration with The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis...
Award Overview The Alliant Energy Foundation endowed the University of...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline04/05/2021
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: 04/05/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/05/2021
$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: 04/07/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline04/07/2021
$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: 04/11/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/11/2021
$500-1,000 UW-Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study
Need-based scholarship awarded to continuing undergraduate students (of any major) seeking financial support to take courses in the upcoming summer...
Need-based scholarship awarded to continuing undergraduate students (of...
  • Deadline: 04/11/2021
  • Award: $500-1,000
Deadline04/11/2021
$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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $2,500
Deadline04/30/2021
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: 04/30/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,500 Denice Denton Undergraduate Scholarship
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing students across all academic departments within the College of...
The Denice Denton Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship for continuing...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/30/2021