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Program Information

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The Department of Philosophy manages 2 undergraduate scholarship funds for philosophy majors.  Each spring majors can submit one set of application materials to be considered for both awards.  Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply.

Application Information


A call for applications will be made each year near the end of the fall term with application materials due in late January.

Winners will be honored at our department annual celebration of graduate and award winners banquet in mid-May.




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Please contact us with your questions by emailing: frontoffice@philosophy.wisc.edu.

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The scholarship award will lend financial support to one student majoring in Philosophy.
The scholarship award will lend financial support to one student majoring in Philosophy.
Eligible applicants must be Philosophy majors who have maintained at least 3.5 GPA for the past two terms. An aptitude for the study of philosophy and a desire for philosophical knowledge are of primary importance while financial need is of secondary importance. Graduating seniors are NOT eligible for this scholarship award. The following written material is required as part of the scholarship application: <ul> <li>The 1-2 page essay.</li> <li>A Philosophy Department recommendation.</li> <li>A copy of the applicant's academic transcript.</li> <li>A statement describing the applicant's financial status.</li> </ul> Further requirements are detailed in the call for applications.
This scholarship supports an undergraduate major in philosophy with academic merit and financial need, and who is a U.S. citizen. Scholarship amounts vary each year based on available funds. In the past awards have ranged from $1,000 to...
This scholarship supports an undergraduate major in philosophy with academic merit and financial need, and who is a U.S. citizen. Scholarship amounts vary each year based on available funds. In the past awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,500.
Undergraduates must be declared philosophy majors with academic merit, financial need, and have U.S. citizenship. regarding financial status are required. Other requirements are provided in detail in the call for applications.
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.