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Welcome to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) scholarship page. CALS students receive approximately $600,000 annually in scholarship awards. Students apply for all CALS scholarships by filling out just one application.

The 2014-2015 CALS Scholarship Application will open on November 4, 2013.  The deadline for consideration is midnight, February 5, 2014. 

To apply for scholarships, go to MyUW and click the Student Services tab at the top of the page.  Select Scholarships@UW-Madison, and then click Enter Scholarships@UW-Madison.  You may also access the application directly using: https://scholarships.wisc.edu/ScholarshipApp/

All CALS students who submit an application will be considered for all CALS scholarships as appropriate depending on some or all of the following: academic achievement, personal qualifications, financial need, career interests, and/or major/program of interest.

To be considered for scholarships with a financial need component you must have a FAFSA filed.  Please review the following site: http://www.finaid.wisc.edu/index.php

To ensure consideration of your scholarship application, it must be received by midnight, February 5, 2014. Distribution of all CALS awards is contingent on your acceptance to UW-Madison and enrollment in a CALS program in Fall 2014.

Please email scholarships@cals.wisc.edu or call 608/262-3003 for more information about CALS scholarships.


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Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Owen Fennema.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ada Holt Lorenz.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Albert A. Ebling.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Albert J and Adelaide Riker.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Albert J. and Adelaide E. Riker.
Scholarship awarded on behalf of the Green Tree Garden Club in honor of Aldo Leopold.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Alfred & Isabella Galpin.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Alpha-Helix.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Anna L Rowe.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Tony Sendelbach.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Arthur M. Carmody.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Association of Women in Agriculture.
The August M. Gorenz Scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students in the Department of Plant Pathology to support undergraduate scholarships or graduate research projects and travel.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Babcock House.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Badger Flyers.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Beulah Dahle.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Bill Reese.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Bradford Richmond.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Brian R. Fluno.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Burdean Struckmeyer.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the CALS Board of Visitors.
This CALS scholarship fund was established in 1990 in honor of the College Centennial.
This CALS scholarship is provided by CALS International Programs.
Scholarships presented to sophomores, juniors or seniors working towards an ag-related degree and interested in pursuing careers in production ag or agribusiness. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate an interest in cooperatives through a wide-range of activities,...
This CALS scholarship is provided by Cargill.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Carl Krieger.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Carleton A. Friday.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Carole Walsh Demeter.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Carolyn A. Craig.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Charles L. Ream.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Chiquita Brands.
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 CALS scholarship is provided by Comstock.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Cora I. Jayne.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Dairy Science Department.
This CALS Scholarship is provided in honor of Daryl B. Lund.
For students who are members of the Association of Women in Agriculture Organization. This scholarship is provided by the Daughters of Demeter Organization.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Daughters of Demeter.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Daughters of Demeter.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Daughters of Demeter.
Given by Daughters of Demeter to outstanding sophomores based on academic achievement.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of David Curwen.
This CALS scholarship is provided by John DeGrand and Mary Ellen Coryell.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dennis R. Buege.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dick J. and Grace B. Stith.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dick Weigle.
This CALS scholarship is awarded on behalf of the Diercks Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Don S. Montgomery.
This CALS scholarship is awarded on behalf of the Field family.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dorothea Kroncke.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dorothy Strong.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Douglas D. Sorenson.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dowaine Giraud.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dr. Keizaburo Mogi.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dwayne Rohweder.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Earle D. Lyon.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Edna F. and Walter E. Schmidt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Edna F. and Walter E. Schmidt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Elizabeth Vergeront.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ellward H. Wolff.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Elmer Ebling.
This scholarship was provided through a bequest from Elsa Thomsen.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Endowment for Undergraduate Excellence.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ervin W. Schroeder.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Esther I. Ihlenfeldt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Eunice and Howard Ream.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Eunice and Howard Ream.
This CALS scholarship is awarded in honor of Evelyn T. Crowe.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Farm Credit Services.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ferdinand Plaenert.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Fest Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Forestry Club.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Forestry and Wildlife Ecology Department.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Frank Barron Morrison.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Frank Barron Morrison.
This scholarship recognizes a Life Sciences Communication student who is actively pursuing a career in agricultural news media.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Franz & Mabel Aust.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fred Helgren.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Fred Pabst.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Gail Edwin & Janice Faye Janssen.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Garden Center Symposium.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Gavin and Mary Weis.
This CALS scholarship is provided by General Mills.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of George W. and Dorothy D Sledge.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of George W. and Dorothy D Sledge.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Georgia M. Hellberg.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Gerhard B. and Mildred E. Lee.
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS who demonstrate financial need.
This CALS scholasrhip is provided in honor of Gurine Gulsteen.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Gus Bohstedt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of H.C. Jackson.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Dr. Donald and Eloise Hagedorn.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ham Bruhn.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Hans F. Dresel.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Harry Sharff.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Hattie B.Goessling.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Helen Browne Hobart
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Helen MacDonald.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Helen Miller.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of the Helgren Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of The Hendricks Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Henry Steenbock.
Scholarships given in honor of Dr. Henry Steenbock.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Herbert J. Hopen.
The Herbert R. Bird scholarship is a memorial to Dr. Bird's lifetime contributions and leadership in the field of poultry science.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Howard P. Gutgesell.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Hugh A. Dega.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Irving W. Gerhardt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of J. Frank Wilkinson.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of J.W. Watt.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Jack Gorski.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Jean W. Fewster.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of the Krofta Family.
Scholarship given alternately to a student showing outstanding ability in Wildlife Ecology or Animal Science.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John E. and Elizabeth B. Ross.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John W. Renk.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Joseph and Sharon Darcey.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Karen Spector.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Kathleen E. McCarthy.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Kellogg's.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Kenneth G. Weckel.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Kenneth Royer.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Kirk and Adele Hatch.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Kitty Clark Cole.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Kraft Foods.
Scholarship support to deserving members of the Association of Women in Agriculture.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Larry D. Satter.
The Laurence F. Graber Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring in Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need, scholarship, and leadership.
The Laurence F. Graber Foundation Scholarship is awarded to senior students majoring Agronomy. The recipient is selected based upon financial need, scholarship and leadership.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Laurence N. and Anella W. Dexter.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Lawrence M. Weyker.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Lenore Landry.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Leo M Walsh.
This annual UW System competition requires submission of an essay through Scholarships@UWMadison on a different topic each year related to the liberal arts. Up to 3 Madison finalists are chosen and awarded $500. Finalists are forwarded to UW System...
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Lloyd and Genevieve Bostian.
This CALS scholarship is provided on behalf of the Lommen Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Lynndon and Norma Brooks.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of M.L. Sunde.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Martin A. Abrahamsen.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Martin Lowe.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Mary Heisdorf.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Maurice and Grace White
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Michael C. Spitzbarth.
This CALS scholarship is provided on behalf of the Mid America CropLife Association.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Neal and Darlyne Jorgensen.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Neil and Audrey Barrows.
Scholarships given to Life Science Communications students with a preference given to those students with a science writing emphasis.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Henry Nathan Netzer and Bernard Netzer Brouchoud.
Scholarship given to Food Science student interested in cheese research.
Scholarships given to deserving students in the Departments of Entomology and Food Science in CALS and also in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling Psychology in the School of Education. When distribution begins, Food Science will have it the first year,...
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Soil Science who are interested in soil and water conservation.
To be eligible for a scholarship the student must have attended a rural Wisconsin High School as defined by the United States Census Bureau and demonstrate financial need. Preference shall be given to incoming freshmen.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Orrin I. Berge.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of August Hanke who was a pioneer in the field of poultry journalism.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Otto and Gaylord Hill Family.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Patrick Cudahy, Inc.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Paul McShane.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Paul N. Drolsom.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Peter Young.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Phillip Lautenbach and Wilma Lautenbach Vollendorf.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Pork Producers of Wisconsin.
This CALS scholarship is provided by The Port Washington Garden Club.
Ray W and Frances Johnson wish to establish this fund with a preference to support women with demonstrated financial need, in their sophomore or junior year, studying in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences. Preference should be given to...
This CALS scholarship is provided by Rho Chapter of Pi Alpha Xi.
This scholarship is provided in honor of Richard D. Powell.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert B. Hendricks by the Hardwood Manufacturers Association
Scholarship given in memory of Robert Bjorklund.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert H. & Willa Meier.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert J. Spitzer.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert Niedermeier.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Robert and Janice Walton.
Awarded to students majoring in Dairy Science with a GPA of 2.8 or greater.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Roger D. Biddick.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Roger W. Ambrose Scholarship.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ross Charles Pech.
This scholarship memorializes Royce Bringhurst's distinguished career as a fruit researcher and Professor of Pomology at the University of California-Davis.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of John Michael Dew by the Ruffed Grouse Society.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Russell J. Schuler.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Ruth and Carl Miller.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Sadie & Richard Delwiche.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Sheboygan County Farm Progress/Farm Technology Days.
This CALS scholarship is provided by SouthEast Wisconsin Master Gardeners, Inc.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Harry Steenbock.
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Forest Science Major. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Students must demonstrate financial need.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Tanya Rand.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Terry Admundson.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Glenn Webb by The GROWMARK Foundation.
The Renk Agribusiness Institute in the Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences selects outstanding undergraduates who have demonstrated excellence in academics and leadership with a desire to pursue advanced agricultural and business...
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Truman and Sylvia Graf.
Scholarship provided in memory of Louise DeFoliart, former President of the University League.
The Vic Burcalow scholarship is in memory of Professor Vic Burcalow, Department of Agronomy.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Vicky Lee Hirsh.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Vicky Lee Hirsh.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of W. D. Hoard.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of W.D. Hoard.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of W.H. McGibbon.
This CALS Scholarship is provided by the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association (WABA).
This CALS scholarship is provided by WALSAA.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Walter C. and Mabel J. Topel.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Walter H. Ebling.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Wes Hansche.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of Willard Fritz Mueller.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of William & Janice Ward.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of William F. Connell.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of William F. Renk.
This CALS scholarship is provided in honor of William Rothermel.
Awarded to undergraduate students in CALS majoring in Soils
This CALS scholarship is provided on behalf of William T. Dible-Terra International, Inc.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Ag-Lime Association.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Agricultural Engineers.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering.
This CALS scholarship is provided by the Wisconsin Cattlewomen's Association.
Scholarship given to a top sophomore or junior. Students must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be a Wisconsin resident.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Livestock and Meat Council.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin Rural Youth.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Wisconsin State Cranberry Growers Association.
This CALS scholarship is provided by Women In Science and Engineering.
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.