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Welcome to the UW-Madison Department of Sociology. The scholarships listed on this page are for declared undergraduate majors only. For information on graduate funding, please go to http://ssc.wisc.edu/soc/grad/funding.php.

For more information, contact the Sociology Undergraduate Coordinator, Ted Babcock, SocScholar@ssc.wisc.edu, 608-262-3261.


Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
The Alfred Reschke Social Science Scholarship supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison. Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually. The Reschke Scholarship honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in...
The Alfred Reschke Social Science Scholarship supports outstanding undergraduate students in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison. Up to four scholarships will be awarded annually. The Reschke Scholarship honors the late Alfred Reschke, a former student and assistant in the Sociology Department at UW-Madison. It was endowed by a generous bequest from his wife, Luvella K. Reschke.
Open to Sociology majors who have one, two, or three semesters of course work remaining before graduation from UW-Madison. Students must demonstrate outstanding academic performance at UW-Madison and financial need. According to the terms of the bequest, preference is given to students whose future plans include teaching or working in the social sciences, social services, or the ministry.
This scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Michael T. and Carol L. Sperka, honors the memory of Andrea Michelle Sperka. Andrea was a senior in 2007 when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Botswana after completing...
This scholarship, made possible by the generosity of Michael T. and Carol L. Sperka, honors the memory of Andrea Michelle Sperka. Andrea was a senior in 2007 when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Botswana after completing her studies abroad at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Throughout her undergraduate years, Andrea carried a demanding academic schedule while working to help meet her educational costs. In addition, Andrea often served as a volunteer, working with homeless children in Madison and in a township in South Africa. Andrea said, "Studying sociology helped me better understand the impact of a person's conditions on their life chances..." She also acknowledged, "My sociology degree has challenged my pre-existing ideas about society and individuals, and made me confident in my ability to question the world around me and realize the possibility for change."
Open to Juniors and Seniors majoring in Sociology. Applicants should show a commitment to working on behalf of others (through paid employment or volunteer service), academic merit, and financial need.
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.