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Thank you for your interest in the College of Letters & Science, the heart of a great university.

Most Letters & Science scholarship applications contain five sections: a demographic section, a recommendation section, an activities and accomplishments section, an essay questions section and the student record (transcripts).

Applications cannot be completed in a short amount of time. It is not only important to complete the questions but to take the time to do a good job. Applicants receiving scholarships demonstrate strength in at least two of the following areas:  academic achievement, force of character, creative accomplishment, leadership, community service, financial need, and diversity.

The 2017 freshmen application for Wisconsin residents (2017-2018 freshmen year) will open on November 1, 2016 and close February 1, 2017 at midnight Central Time.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Non-resident incoming freshmen are considered for Letters & Science undergraduate scholarships directly through submission of the UW-Madison admissions application. No separate college scholarships application is required for non-residents (including international and Minnesota students) intending to enroll in the College of Letters & Science. There are only a few scholarships available to non-resident Letters & Science incoming freshmen (less than 10) and most have a financial need preference. 

College scholarship opportunities for non-resident students are available in the sophomore, junior, and senior years. 

 Wisconsin residents must apply for College of Letters & Science Freshmen scholarships through the Scholarships@UW-Madison portal and complete the 2017-2018 Letters & Science Scholarship Application (for incoming freshmen residents) by the deadline of February 1, 2017.

Scholarships for incoming freshmen available through the College of Letters & Science Undergraduate Scholarships program are awarded to students intending to obtain a degree from the College of Letters & Science. Students planning to complete degrees from the schools of Business, Nursing, Pharmacy, the College of Engineering or another college will not be considered.

 Approximately 70 scholarships are available for incoming freshmen Wisconsin residents ranging from $500 - $8,000.  In addition there are 2 full cost of attendance scholarships.

To be considered for scholarships with a financial need component you must have a FAFSA completed. Please review the following site: https://www.finaid.wisc.edu/750.htm 

Multi-term scholarship payments are contingent upon continued full-time enrollment and good academic standing in the College of Letters and Science. Continuing students must already have completed two Fall/Spring semesters of work at UW-Madison to apply for L&S scholarships.

Scholarships availability and award amounts may fluctuate from the time of application through the award notification. The number of scholarships and amounts available can change without notice.

Applications remain in an active pool for a year. As off-cycle scholarships become available the active pool of applicants is reviewed for consideration.

Please email scholarships@saa.ls.wisc.edu with your questions or call (608) 262-4852.  For more specific information and instruction about applying for Letters & Science scholarships please read through the web pages on the link provided below.



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College of Letters & Science
Undergraduate Scholarships Program
420A South Hall
scholarships@saa.ls.wisc.edu
608-262-4852
http://scholarships.ls.wisc.edu

Applications Opened Yearly

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This scholarship awards a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior majoring in Political Science or Economics. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving student with need. The number of awards and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior with a concentration in the Humanities. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in mathematics, the physical sciences, or the natural sciences. Students must maintain full-time enrollment with in the College of Letters and Science. Award amounts...
Not available at this time. This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman, who is a Wisconsin resident with financial need. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship awards a one-time award to a Junior or Senior who is a Wisconsin resident.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior who has published writing pieces or editorials in student newspapers or other publications. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
The Biochemistry Undergraduate Summer Research Awards aid undergraduates in gaining focused, full-time research experience early in their academic career. Awards support students working full-time in a research lab during the summer.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman who has participated in varsity level High School athletics and has a history of community involvement. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a four-year award to a high achieving non-Wisconsin resident incoming freshman, involved in extra-curricular activities, and with financial need.
Not available at this time. This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman who must have graduated in the top five percent of either a public or a private Wisconsin high school and who intends to...
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior majoring in Natural Sciences or the Humanities. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving female who is a Junior or Senior majoring in Math or Physics. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Number of awards and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This is a ground-floor look inside a television network that very few ever get to see. This internship will be based in the Program Planning and Scheduling Department at CBS Television in Los Angeles. This department decides time periods for...
The donor, Charline M. Wackman, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1918 with a major in Speech.
The Charline M. Wackman Awards for Summer Session are available to Communication Arts majors who are enrolled in at least one, three credit Communication Arts course through the UW-Madison campus during the 2017 summer session. To be eligible to apply,...
The Heinlein Family established this fund in honor of their son who was pursuing communication arts as a major at the time of his tragic death. Their hope is that "another young man or a young woman from the...
Keith Harris Wyche was a 1989 graduate of the Communication Arts Department. This scholarship was set up in his honor by his parents, James H. and Karen F. Wyche, and his brothers, Gregory W. and Jonathan M. Wyche.
Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) Scholarships support undergraduate students who are committed to community engagement around environmental issues. The awards are for students who plan to complete an undergraduate program in the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies or who are...
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman, who is a Wisconsin resident with some financial need. Additionally, the student must be from a small town and must not have abused drugs or alcohol. Award availability...
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior pursuing a degree in the physical sciences or mathematics. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman with demonstrated need. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
These scholarships are funded through a trust that was established in 1963 by Vivian Mowry, who graduated with a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1910.
This scholarship provides a one-year scholarship to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Must be a Wisconsin resident. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving female Junior or Senior majoring in math and/or science. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to an incoming freshman with a preference for students from Green County, WI. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a graduating Senior from Lodi High School. Interested students can contact the Lodi High School counseling staff for further information. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to an incoming freshmen from Prairie Du Chien High School and/or Crawford County, WI, who is pursuing a degree in Science, Math, Engineering, or Business. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at...
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides an award to a female high-achieving Junior or Senior majoring in Physics, Astronomy, Atmospheric and Oceanic Studies, or Mathematics. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-year award to a high achieving incoming female freshman with financial need, who is unable to attend college without financial assistance. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman from an under-represented ethnic minority background with financial need. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This fund was established by the donor, Penelope G. Sticha, in honor of her mother. The fund was established in 1994.
Established by Ineva Baldwin, this award is presented to senior women majoring in the humanities who exemplify the sterling character of Helen C. White, a great teacher and scholar in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin.
Not available at this time. This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman, who is a Wisconsin resident. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This merit based scholarship provide a one-time award to high achieving incoming freshmen who are highly ranked Wisconsin residents and involved in extra-curricular activities and community service. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior with a concentration in the Humanities. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Senior with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior either returning to school after being out of academics for at least five years or one who is entering college directly from the workforce or military...
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman with financial need. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
The Ronan Scholarship provides a one-time award to a high-achieving sophomore with financial need. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-year award to high achieving incoming freshmen. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving sophomore, who is a self-reliant, currently employed, sophomore resident of Wisconsin. Preference is given to students involved in community service. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshmen who is a Wisconsin resident from the northern-most third of the state of Wisconsin. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This annual competition requires submission of an essay through Scholarships@UWMadison on a different topic each year related to the liberal arts. There is a $1,000 prize to the winning entry and $500 prize to a runner-up.
These scholarships were established in 1995 by Lila Hicks Fruber who graduated with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in 1926. After graduation, Lila became a teacher.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior woman.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a sophomore with need. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore who is a Wisconsin resident. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
Not available at this time. This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides awards to English majors who are "bonafide Wisconsin residents specializing in literature".
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This prestigious undergraduate award is designed to recognize UW-Madison Biochemistry undergraduate students with demonstrated excellence in and commitment to research by providing financial assistance to foster and support their experience in biochemistry-relevant activities during the summer session before their senior...
This scholarship provides a $9,000 scholarship to a Letters & Science junior or senior with financial need pursuing medical school or graduate study.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior majoring in the physical or biological sciences, computer science, or mathematics. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This award for leadership, service and scholarship recognizes students who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving first generation college student preferably from Kenosha County, WI. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman with demonstrated need. Number of awards and amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to an incoming freshman with financial need who is committed to pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM).
The Neha Suri Scholarship Fund was established by the Departments of Political Science and School of Journalism and Mass Communication to honor the memory of their dedicated student, Neha Suri. Neha was a beloved 22-year-old journalism and political science major....
This $5,000 scholarship supports a junior or senior Wisconsin high school graduate planning to attend the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving woman who is a Junior or Senior in the biological or physical sciences. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Senior. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This merit based scholarship provides a four-year full cost of attendance award to a Wisconsin resident who is an incoming freshmen, graduates from a Wisconsin high school, and who demonstrates the very highest of academic achievement, leadership, community service, and...
This merit based scholarship provides multi-year awards to a Wisconsin resident incoming freshmen. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship rewards humanitarian achievement and service, encourages excellence and commitment in the application of humanitarian ideals, and affirms the moral obligation to provide for human welfare.
This scholarship is not available at this time. This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This $10,000 scholarship is designated for Hispanic/Latino students attending UW-Madison. There is a strong preference to award this scholarship to transfer students who have completed two years at a two year college system. There is also a preference for Sánchez...
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a non-resident incoming freshman with a leadership and service background. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Wisconsin resident incoming freshman with financial need. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman who must be graduating from a Wisconsin High School with a rank of number one in his/her graduating class, a score of at least 30 on the ACT,...
This need-based scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
The scholarship award will lend financial support to one student majoring in Philosophy.
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 need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior with financial need, who is majoring in History and/or any foreign language. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
This need-based scholarship provides a four-year award to a high-achieving incoming freshman with high financial need. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshmen from a rural Wisconsin community. Award availability and amounts are subject to vary.
Thermo Fisher Scientific provides multi-year awards to high achieving incoming freshmen with financial need, who are pursuing degrees in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Geophysics, Geology, and/or Mathematics.
This scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving Junior or Senior majoring in the Social Sciences or the Humanities. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This scholarship provides an award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This award is for an outstanding upperclass woman whose qualifications include intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship, appreciation of the world outside herself and interest in participating in its affairs.
The Undergraduate Writing Fellows Program, co-sponsored by The Writing Center and the College of Letters and Science, brings talented undergraduates and committed faculty together in a cooperative effort to improve student writing.
Not available at this time. This need-based scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshman who is a first generation college student with financial need and from under-served or underprivileged communities or populations.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to high achieving incoming freshmen with financial need who are U.S. citizens. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore who is a U.S. citizen. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman with financial need who is a U.S. citizen. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore who is a U.S. resident with need. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving U.S. resident sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to high achieving incoming freshmen with financial need who are U.S. citizens. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving sophomore. Award amounts are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a multi-year award to a high achieving incoming freshmen who is a Wisconsin resident with financial need. Award amounts and availability are subject to vary at any time.
This need-based scholarship provides a four-year scholarship to a high achieving incoming freshman preferably from Kenosha County, WI who has been strongly involved in community service. Students must not be eligible for financial aid but have need.
This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a non-resident high achieving incoming freshmen with financial need. Preference is given to Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas students. This is a one year award.
This scholarship is currently unavailable. This need-based scholarship provides a one-time award to a high achieving incoming freshman resident or non-residents who are pursuing a degree with in the College of Letters and Science. Award amounts are subject to vary...
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.