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King-Morgridge Scholars Program

Program Information

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The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative dedicated young adults committed to applying their talents toward poverty alleviation.  Selected for their drive, academic success, and commitment to addressing problems of poverty in their own countries, King-Morgridge Scholars will hail from countries in:
  • Africa
  • Latin America
  • South and Southeast Asia
  • Caribbean
King-Morgridge Scholars will have access to the power of UW Madison's faculty and the breadth of 140 different undergraduate majors to choose from.  They will be connected to existing and tailored on-campus housing, academic advising, and mentoring to develop a cohesive learning experience.  Summer on-and-off campus programming and internship opportunities will also be provided over the course of the four years.  Each year, Scholars will meet with UW alumni experts in the field of global poverty and international development.   

Application Information

Please note that the application to be considered for the next cohort of Scholars is a two step process.  First, candidates must submit an undergraduate freshman application to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Then apply for the King-Morgridge Scholars Program through Scholarships@UW.  

The annual application cycle begins in August.  
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Contact Information

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Questions?  Contact kmscholars@admissions.wisc.edu

Applications Opened Yearly

King-Morgridge Scholars Program

Early September - February 8

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative, dedicated young adults committed to applying their talents toward poverty alleviation. Selected for their drive, academic success, and commitment to addressing problems of poverty in their own countries, King-Morgridge...
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative, dedicated young adults committed to applying their talents toward poverty alleviation. Selected for their drive, academic success, and commitment to addressing problems of poverty in their own countries, King-Morgridge Scholars will hail from countries in Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean.
Current applicants for undergraduate, freshman admission to the University of Wisconsin. Degree seeking, international students only with high financial need from specific geographic areas. Applicants must intend to return home upon completing their degree. Applicants must have submitted an admissions application by the regular decision deadline and should list their citizenship as being one within the regions of Africa, Latin America, South/Southeast Asia, or the Caribbean. Applicants should also address their commitment to working on issues of poverty in their home country or region.
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.