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School of Education Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards Application

Application Overview

Application for Undergraduate students in the School of Education.

General Open Dates

Early February - Late March

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Scholarships Descriptions
The A. Gertrude Anthony Scholarship was established by a bequest from A. Gertrude Anthony. Ms. Anthony graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in 1899 and went on to serve as a social worker in Alameda,...
The A. Gertrude Anthony Scholarship was established by a bequest from A. Gertrude Anthony. Ms. Anthony graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a B.S. degree in 1899 and went on to serve as a social worker in Alameda, California. The scholarships are to be used to assist the University of Wisconsin in preparing better teachers.
Junior or senior women in teacher certification programs who show great promise as teachers. At least 24 credits must be on the Madison campus. Awards are based on past and current academic excellence and potential to be an outstanding teacher, as seen in a personal statement written by the applicant; special consideration will be given to women 25 and older.
The Adolph R. Thiede Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by Mr. Thiede's children, Wilson Thiede and Gretchen Reynolds. Adolph Thiede, who earned his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had a lifelong career in rural education. ...
The Adolph R. Thiede Memorial Scholarship was established in 1990 by Mr. Thiede's children, Wilson Thiede and Gretchen Reynolds. Adolph Thiede, who earned his master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, had a lifelong career in rural education. He served as the Marathon County superintendent of schools for 10 years and as president of the Manitowoc County Teachers College for 25 years.
Junior undergraduates who have demonstrated significant academic achievement in at least four semesters of which at least two shall have been on the UW-Madison campus. Financial need and additional criteria selected by the committee shall be used as secondary factors in determining the recipient.
The Alta T. and Daniel B. Straley Scholarship was provided by a trust established by Mr. Straley in memory of his wife Alta and himself. Mrs. Straley was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Mr. Straley graduated...
The Alta T. and Daniel B. Straley Scholarship was provided by a trust established by Mr. Straley in memory of his wife Alta and himself. Mrs. Straley was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and Mr. Straley graduated from Washington and Lee University. Mr. Straley died in 1957 and left a trust fund to the University of Wisconsin Foundation for the assistance of teacher preparation students at UW-Madison.
Undergraduate juniors students enrolled in teacher certification programs with the top 20 grade point averages. At least 36 credits must be taken on the Madison Campus. enrolled in teacher-certification programs who show overall academic quality and promise for educational leadership, with some consideration of financial need. The need factor determines the amount of the award but not whether or not a person receives an award.
The Anne L. March Scholarship was established in honor of Anne March. After receiving her B.A. from the University in 1930, Anne taught school in Wisconsin for some time. She spent most of her career, however, in government...
The Anne L. March Scholarship was established in honor of Anne March. After receiving her B.A. from the University in 1930, Anne taught school in Wisconsin for some time. She spent most of her career, however, in government service.
Female juniors with the top 20 grade point averages in teacher certification programs. At least 36 credits must be taken on the Madison Campus. Awards shall be based on overall academic quality, promise for educational leadership with some consideration of financial need. The need factor determines the amount of the award, but not whether or not a person receives an award.
The Beulah Miller Kosak Scholarship was established by Roger Kosak in honor of his mother.
The Beulah Miller Kosak Scholarship was established by Roger Kosak in honor of his mother.
Undergraduates in the School of Education; Preference for female students
The Carl and Hulda Eid Scholarship was created in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Eid's son, Dr. Charles Eid, and his wife, Dr. Deborah Johnson. After losing their farm in the Great Depression, Carl and Hulda moved to Sparta,...
The Carl and Hulda Eid Scholarship was created in 1997 by Mr. and Mrs. Eid's son, Dr. Charles Eid, and his wife, Dr. Deborah Johnson. After losing their farm in the Great Depression, Carl and Hulda moved to Sparta, Wisconsin, where they lived for the next 30 years. Carl worked as a carpenter and Hulda was a homemaker who raised their four sons, all of whom earned college degrees.
Full-time junior or senior undergraduate(s) in the School of Education.
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship is made possible by a gift from Virginia Tenuta and her late sister, Catherine. Both received bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin--Virginia's from the School of Education and Catherine's from...
The Catherine V. and Virginia E. Tenuta Scholarship is made possible by a gift from Virginia Tenuta and her late sister, Catherine. Both received bachelor's degrees from the University of Wisconsin--Virginia's from the School of Education and Catherine's from the College of Letters and Sciences. Both later completed master's degrees. Virginia taught in the Wausau and Kenosha public schools, with much of her career spent in guidance counseling. Catherine taught at Marquette University, at the UW Extension Centers in Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee, and in the Kenosha public schools.
Full-time undergraduate students who show a high degree of promise in their chosen field of study who have demonstrated achievement in high school or at the university, and have made volunteer contributions to school, community, or church. Preference for students who do not meet requirements for federal college assistance such as Pell Grants and are below the definition of high income family. Preference for students from Kenosha County.
Selected by Minority Programs Committee
Selected by Minority Programs Committee
This scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Marjorie Bringe in honor of her father, Charles Anspach, who was president of Central Michigan University in the 1930s. Ms. Bringe received bachelor's and master's degrees in history...
This scholarship was established by a bequest from the estate of Marjorie Bringe in honor of her father, Charles Anspach, who was president of Central Michigan University in the 1930s. Ms. Bringe received bachelor's and master's degrees in history from UW-Madison.
Undergraduates enrolled in teacher education programs
The Constance K. Knop Scholarship was established in 2003 by colleagues and former students of Professor Knop, who also supports the award. Professor Knop served the university for 35 years in a joint appointment in the Departments of Curriculum...
The Constance K. Knop Scholarship was established in 2003 by colleagues and former students of Professor Knop, who also supports the award. Professor Knop served the university for 35 years in a joint appointment in the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction and French & Italian. A legendary educator, she inspired many students to pursue teaching careers in foreign languages.
Undergraduate student in the final year of the secondary education teacher preparation program who has declared French, German, or Spanish foreign-language education as a major and has demonstrated excellence in the pursuit of this degree program.
Students in the School of Education with financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services) who would be unable to afford a college education without financial assistance.
Students in the School of Education with financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services) who would be unable to afford a college education without financial assistance.
Students in the School of Education with financial need (as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services) who would be unable to afford a college education without financial assistance.
Priority should be given to underrepresented students with a specific interest in dual language certified who show interest in working in early childhood educational settings. Preference for students who do not meet requirements for federal college assistance such as Pell...
Priority should be given to underrepresented students with a specific interest in dual language certified who show interest in working in early childhood educational settings. Preference for students who do not meet requirements for federal college assistance such as Pell Grants and are below the definition of high income family.
Undergraduate in early childhood education (special education or elementary education); underrepresented students; with need. All School committee
The Edward A. and Marlowe R. Baranowski Scholarship was established in 2002 to provide assistance to undergraduates pursuing teaching careers. Mr. Baranowski, who served 19 years as president of the UW Credit Union, received a master's degree in curriculum and...
The Edward A. and Marlowe R. Baranowski Scholarship was established in 2002 to provide assistance to undergraduates pursuing teaching careers. Mr. Baranowski, who served 19 years as president of the UW Credit Union, received a master's degree in curriculum and instruction from UW-Madison and frequently taught business courses via the university's outreach program. Mr. and Mrs. Baranowski are both lifelong supporters of education. Mr. Baranowski received his MS in C&I.
Department of Curriculum & Instruction students enrolled in teacher-preparation programs
The Frances Shuter Taylor Scholarship is made possible by a gift fund established in 1999 by Mrs. Taylor and her husband, Bradley. Both are graduates of UW-Madison, Mrs. Taylor from the School of Education and Mr. Taylor from the...
The Frances Shuter Taylor Scholarship is made possible by a gift fund established in 1999 by Mrs. Taylor and her husband, Bradley. Both are graduates of UW-Madison, Mrs. Taylor from the School of Education and Mr. Taylor from the School of Business. Retired from careers in international banking, the Taylors now reside in Madison. Mrs. Taylor is an emerita member of the School's Board of Visitors.
Undergraduate students from diverse backgrounds who show academic promise and are from the greater Milwaukee area. Preference will be give to students affiliated with the School of Education Minority Students Program Office.
The Frances Z. Cumbee Scholarship was made possible by the late Frances Cumbee. Professor Cumbee established a trust fund for scholarships to be given to undergraduate students pursuing teacher certification in the School of Education. Professor Cumbee served...
The Frances Z. Cumbee Scholarship was made possible by the late Frances Cumbee. Professor Cumbee established a trust fund for scholarships to be given to undergraduate students pursuing teacher certification in the School of Education. Professor Cumbee served on the faculty of the School of Education for 42 years, retiring as an emeritus professor from the Department of Kinesiology in 1987.
Undergraduate students pursuing teacher certification, Students selected for these awards should be outstanding in scholarship, leadership, dedication, perception and decorum. Although the scholarships shall be available to all students in the School of Education who best meet these criteria, priority shall be given to those students studying to become certified to teach physical education.
The Frank O. and Grace R. Holt Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Frank O. Holt, who served UW-Madison in many capacities, including registrar and dean of the Extension Division. He was named the first director of...
The Frank O. and Grace R. Holt Memorial Scholarship was established by the family of Frank O. Holt, who served UW-Madison in many capacities, including registrar and dean of the Extension Division. He was named the first director of the University's newly created Public Service Department. His wife, Grace, was an active supporter of the University for more than 50 years. Family members established this scholarship in their honor in 1952.
Awarded to outstanding undergraduates who have been accepted into teacher-certification programs and who have exemplary academic records
Selected by Minority Programs Committee
Selected by Minority Programs Committee
The Samsons established the Harland E. and Faye Finley Samson Scholarship in 2000 to support returning adult undergraduate students who are majoring in secondary or post-secondary science education. Harland Samson is an emeritus professor in the School of Education...
The Samsons established the Harland E. and Faye Finley Samson Scholarship in 2000 to support returning adult undergraduate students who are majoring in secondary or post-secondary science education. Harland Samson is an emeritus professor in the School of Education and an emeritus member of its Board of Visitors. He joined the School in 1963 and retired in 1993, after having served for nine years as dean of the University's Division of Summer Sessions and Inter-College Programs. Mrs. Samson returned to school after raising a family and completed a degree in conservation biology at UW-Madison.
Returning adult student(s) (full-time or part-time) majoring in the area of secondary-school or middle-school Science Education.
The Harriet Fischer Gorski and Jack Gorski Scholarship was established by Harriet Gorski and her late husband, Jack. Mrs. Gorski, a retired elementary teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District, received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's...
The Harriet Fischer Gorski and Jack Gorski Scholarship was established by Harriet Gorski and her late husband, Jack. Mrs. Gorski, a retired elementary teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District, received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's degree in educational psychology from the School of Education. Mr. Gorski was a professor in the UW College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Their scholarship supports undergraduates who are committed to teaching underserved populations.
Undergraduates who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to teaching minority and economically disadvantaged students.
The Jae Miske Scholarship was established in 2006 by Jae and Tom Miske. Both graduated from the UW-Madison, Jae from the School of Education and Tom from the College of Engineering.
The Jae Miske Scholarship was established in 2006 by Jae and Tom Miske. Both graduated from the UW-Madison, Jae from the School of Education and Tom from the College of Engineering.
Undergraduate students in teacher-preparation programs
The James and Joan Horsfall Scholarship was first awarded in 2006. The Horsfalls both graduated from UW-Madison, Mr. Horsfall in Physical Education and Mrs. Horsfall in Home Economics and Library Science. They have been actively involved in education...
The James and Joan Horsfall Scholarship was first awarded in 2006. The Horsfalls both graduated from UW-Madison, Mr. Horsfall in Physical Education and Mrs. Horsfall in Home Economics and Library Science. They have been actively involved in education through Mr. Horsfall's teaching, coaching and engineering career and Mrs. Horsfall's teaching and library science career.
Undergraduate student enrolled in the School of Education, raised in rural Wisconsin, who has demonstrated academic success for at least one year as a student at Madison. Must be enrolled full-time and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and show evidence of academic excellence.
John and Tashia Morgridge are longtime supporters of the University and the School of Education. A retired special education teacher, Mrs. Morgridge is a graduate of the School of Education and a member of its Board of Visitors. ...
John and Tashia Morgridge are longtime supporters of the University and the School of Education. A retired special education teacher, Mrs. Morgridge is a graduate of the School of Education and a member of its Board of Visitors. Mr. Morgridge is emeritus chairman of the board of Cisco Systems, an internet networking company based in California.
Underrepresented undergraduate or graduate students preparing to become teachers, preferably at the elementary level who have proven success in academic achievement and who have demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students graduating from Wisconsin high schools.
Undergraduate scholarship support for students in teacher-preparation programs.
Undergraduate scholarship support for students in teacher-preparation programs.
The Liebenberg Family Scholarship was established by family members in 1997 for students who plan to teach science or mathematics. The Liebenbergs have longstanding connections to UW-Madison, dating back at least 100 years. Many members of the family...
The Liebenberg Family Scholarship was established by family members in 1997 for students who plan to teach science or mathematics. The Liebenbergs have longstanding connections to UW-Madison, dating back at least 100 years. Many members of the family have worked in the field of education, including an 1897 UW graduate who was superintendent of the Buffalo County Normal School, as well as many others who have served as teachers, counselors, and school administrators.
Those who plan to teach science or math.
The Manuel Gomez Scholarship was established by Professor Mary Louise Gomez, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and her husband, Dr. Frank J. Sasse, in honor of Professor Gomez's father. According to Professor Gomez, who received her PhD from the...
The Manuel Gomez Scholarship was established by Professor Mary Louise Gomez, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and her husband, Dr. Frank J. Sasse, in honor of Professor Gomez's father. According to Professor Gomez, who received her PhD from the UW-Madison School of Education, her father provided endless encouragement to his daughters: "Manuel Gomez, whose faith in education as a vehicle for self-improvement, and social and economic mobility, was a beacon for his daughters, who hope that this scholarship may help others achieve his dream."
Undergraduate students intending to become teachers, including students not formally admitted to a certification program but enrolled at UW-Madison as pre-elementary or pre-secondary students. Preference to students who are the first generation of their family to attend college. Preference also given to Latino and Latina students given the importance of Latino role models in the public schools. Preference also to male applicants.
The Martha Jean and Jerome Pepperman Scholarship was established by Joan Pepperman Dehnel and William Jay Dehnel in honor of Mrs. Dehnel's parents. This is a need-based scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Education.
The Martha Jean and Jerome Pepperman Scholarship was established by Joan Pepperman Dehnel and William Jay Dehnel in honor of Mrs. Dehnel's parents. This is a need-based scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Education.
Undergraduate students in the School of Education with financial need
The Marvin and Beatrice Fruth Great People Scholarship is to commemorate the distinguished career of Professor Emeritus Marvin J. Furth and a to recognize the significant influence he has had on his students, his colleagues, and in his field. It...
The Marvin and Beatrice Fruth Great People Scholarship is to commemorate the distinguished career of Professor Emeritus Marvin J. Furth and a to recognize the significant influence he has had on his students, his colleagues, and in his field. It is established to assist students enrolled in the School of Education whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW-Madison.
It is the intent of the Donor to assist students enrolled in the School of Education whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW-Madison. For undergraduate students who have financial need, as...
It is the intent of the Donor to assist students enrolled in the School of Education whose personal and family resources are not adequate to cover the costs involved in attending UW-Madison. For undergraduate students who have financial need, as determined by the Unit in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid, and who would be unable to afford a college education without financial assistance.
The fund's annual distributable amounts shall be used to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Education who have financial need, as determined by the Unit in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid, and...
The fund's annual distributable amounts shall be used to provide scholarship support to undergraduate students enrolled in the School of Education who have financial need, as determined by the Unit in cooperation with the Office of Student Financial Aid, and who would be unable to afford a college education without financial assistance.
Established in 1991 by her family and friends, this scholarship honors Patricia Buchanan, an unusually gifted teacher at Sennett Middle School in Madison, whose untimely death robbed many children of a chance to work with her. Ms. Buchanan earned...
Established in 1991 by her family and friends, this scholarship honors Patricia Buchanan, an unusually gifted teacher at Sennett Middle School in Madison, whose untimely death robbed many children of a chance to work with her. Ms. Buchanan earned three degrees from the University of Wisconsin, including two from the School of Education--bachelor's degrees in elementary and secondary education. She was an avid supporter of the Upham Woods 4-H Environmental Education Center and the International Crane Foundation. It was Ms. Buchanan's wish that the Madison teacher population become more diverse in gender, race, ethnicity, and life perspective.
Undergraduate students in underrepresented groups from Madison Metropolitan School District high schools who are preparing to become teachers. Awards are based on academic record, need, evidence of community service, and the recommendation of the student's academic department.
The Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship is made available by the University of Wisconsin Alpha Beta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta. Pi Lambda Theta is a national honor association originally established for women in education, now serving men and women,...
The Pi Lambda Theta Scholarship is made available by the University of Wisconsin Alpha Beta Chapter of Pi Lambda Theta. Pi Lambda Theta is a national honor association originally established for women in education, now serving men and women, working to foster professional spirit and to seek and maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional preparation.
Undergraduates (one majority and one minority) with the highest GPA. Both recipients must have completed at least one full semester (12 credits) at the UW-Madison.
The Robert and Carroll Heideman Minority Teacher Preparation Scholarship was started for the purpose of providing a scholarship for an African American student in the teacher preparatory program in the School of Education.
The Robert and Carroll Heideman Minority Teacher Preparation Scholarship was started for the purpose of providing a scholarship for an African American student in the teacher preparatory program in the School of Education.
African American male student who is a junior. If a qualified applicant is not available, it may be used for a student who is either a senior or a graduate student or who is an African American female. Based on need and merit.
The Robert and Vernice Nye Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 by Robert Nye.
The Robert and Vernice Nye Scholarship Fund was created in 2009 by Robert Nye.
Undergraduates interested in elementary education and/or music education
Candidates selected by Minority Programs Committee
Candidates selected by Minority Programs Committee
The School of Education Minority Scholarship is funded by contributions from alumni who wish to support minority scholarships.
The School of Education Minority Scholarship is funded by contributions from alumni who wish to support minority scholarships.
Undergraduate students from underrepresented groups pursuing degrees in the School of Education.
Undergraduates admitted to the School of Education
Undergraduates admitted to the School of Education
The Steven A. and Barbara S. Jaffe Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Jaffes to show their gratitude for the excellent education they received as students at UW-Madison. Mr. Jaffe received a degree from the College of Letters...
The Steven A. and Barbara S. Jaffe Scholarship was established in 2005 by the Jaffes to show their gratitude for the excellent education they received as students at UW-Madison. Mr. Jaffe received a degree from the College of Letters and Science and Mrs. Jaffe graduated from the School of Education.
Non-resident students in the School of Education
Selection is based on need, with a preference for rural Wisconsin kids.
Selection is based on need, with a preference for rural Wisconsin kids.
The University League - Dorothy Searles Scholarship was established in her memory by her husband, John R. Searles, a professor of English and Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison. Dorothy Searles, who was president of the University League during 1968-69,...
The University League - Dorothy Searles Scholarship was established in her memory by her husband, John R. Searles, a professor of English and Curriculum & Instruction at UW-Madison. Dorothy Searles, who was president of the University League during 1968-69, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in the School of Family Resources and Consumer Science.
Undergraduates enrolled in the School of Education
The University League - Grace Loeffler Thiede Scholarship was made possible in 1985 by gifts from Emeritus Professor Wilson Thiede in memory of his wife, Grace, and from Grace's friends in the League. Mrs. Thiede was active in the...
The University League - Grace Loeffler Thiede Scholarship was made possible in 1985 by gifts from Emeritus Professor Wilson Thiede in memory of his wife, Grace, and from Grace's friends in the League. Mrs. Thiede was active in the University League and helped to establish its undergraduate scholarship program.
Outstanding undergraduate education majors showing significant academic achievement in at least four semesters of which at least two shall have been on the UW-Madison campus. Financial need is a consideration.
The University League Scholarship supports undergraduates in the School of Education with exemplary academic records. The University League is an organization of University and community women who support UW-Madison and who promote charitable and educational activities. The League...
The University League Scholarship supports undergraduates in the School of Education with exemplary academic records. The University League is an organization of University and community women who support UW-Madison and who promote charitable and educational activities. The League has provided student scholarships since 1940 and over the years it has been very generous to students in the School of Education.
Juniors with the highest GPA.
Willie Mae Butler was an African American scholar who was a teacher of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Alabama A & M University and in the Madison County, Alabama, School System for 52 years.
Willie Mae Butler was an African American scholar who was a teacher of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Alabama A & M University and in the Madison County, Alabama, School System for 52 years.
African American student who is a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in physical education. Based upon financial need and student's maintenance of at least a B average. Preference is given to students born in the southern half of the US or who graduated from a high school in the south.
Scholarships marked with FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions in the list above require a completed Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for awarding decisions. To learn more about applying for financial aid, please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid website.