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The Department of Economics is among the largest departments in the College of Letters and Science and among the most respected programs of economics in the world.  We are happy to be able to present our undergraduate students with an array of scholarships, many of them funded by our generous and dedicated alumni, to reward and assist them with the ever-increasing cost of a solid liberal arts education.

We present scholarships that serve meritorious students from all sectors of our diverse student body in the Department. Some target residents of Wisconsin or other home states of our alumni. Some encourage women in the field of undergraduate economics. Some hope to bolster students aiming for post-graduate work in the private sector, others look for those extremely driven academicians who are likely to be heading on to specialized study in graduate programs.

We hope our majors check for available scholarships and use the convenient online applications designed by Scholarships@UW and take full advantage of the resources we are happy to offer each academic year.

Application Information

We encourage you to fill out the application, which will best-fit you to any of the many scholarships we have to offer. The requirements of our summaries are firm. You must complete the application and it submit by the deadline for consideration. Some scholarships may be renewed for a second year, which will require a new application. Questions should be addressed to the Economics Undergraduate Office via email at econadvise@ssc.wisc.edu well in advance of the application deadline.

Please be aware that Study Abroad terms done in UW-affiliated programs do count as terms of full enrollment for the purposes of ascertaining continuing enrollment status. Wisconsin residency status does not include residential reciprocity here. Your DARS is the document of record for all your enrollment and GPA inquiries.



Applications Opened Yearly

Degenhart Family Scholarship in Economcis

Early February - Early March

Draminski Economics Scholarship

Early February - Early March

Everett Smith Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Gerald Konz Scholarship

Early February - Early March

Juli Plant Grainger Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Mary Claire Phipps Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Meek Bishop Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Stone Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Susan M. Meyers Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Veldor Kopitzke Scholarship in Economics

Early February - Early March

Scholarships for this Program

Scholarships Descriptions
Merit based scholarship given to a declared economics major.
Merit based scholarship given to a declared economics major.
This scholarship was donated for awards to economics majors with Wisconsin residency.
This scholarship was donated for awards to economics majors with Wisconsin residency.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Wisconsin residency, as determined by UW. 2. Be a declared Economics major. 3. Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. 4. Will be enrolled on a full-time basis for spring semester following application. Consideration shall be given to both financial need and academic merit.
This $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a meritorious student of Economics.
This $1000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a meritorious student of Economics.
Student must have a GPA of at least 3.0 in all completed coursework of the degree and the Econ major and be a full-time continuing student for at least two semesters following the award. Must have a declared Economics major within the College of Letters and Science.
This $2,000 scholarship in economics will be awarded to a declared major in Economics, including all Colleges, who is a resident of Wisconsin, not including reciprocity students. A GPA of 3.0 in all degree credits completed at the time of...
This $2,000 scholarship in economics will be awarded to a declared major in Economics, including all Colleges, who is a resident of Wisconsin, not including reciprocity students. A GPA of 3.0 in all degree credits completed at the time of application as well as in completed requirements of the Economics major. Student must be continuing at the UW-Madison on a full-time basis for the Fall term following application. Financial need considered heavily in this award, and students verifying ongoing employment while attending the university. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year if merit and need are verified by a new application.
Declared Economics major, continuing student status, enrolled full-time with verified financial need and ongoing employment. Academic merit, financial need and demonstrated work ethic are all considered. Community service is not considered work for the purposes of this application.
Merit based scholarship given to a declared economics major.
Merit based scholarship given to a declared economics major.
The Lorraine A. and W. Dwight Stone Scholarship is funded by the very generous donations of Lorraine A. and W. Dwight Stone. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students with residency in either MN or IA, and awards may be...
The Lorraine A. and W. Dwight Stone Scholarship is funded by the very generous donations of Lorraine A. and W. Dwight Stone. Scholarships will be awarded annually to students with residency in either MN or IA, and awards may be renewed for a second year.
Applicants must meet the following criteria: Declared Economics majors in the College of Letters and Science with official home residency in the states of Minnesota or Iowa. Students should have at lest two full-time terms of study remaining at the time of initial application. The scholarship may be renewed for a second year with continued proof of academic merit. Requires a GPA of 3.0 in all UW-Madison work as well as a 3.0 GPA in all work required of the Economics major, including required calculus and statistics.
This annual scholarship was generously donated by alumnus Margery Amundsen to provide a one-time scholarship to an outstanding female student with financial need who is majoring in Economics. This scholarship is open to all female declared Economics majors from all...
This annual scholarship was generously donated by alumnus Margery Amundsen to provide a one-time scholarship to an outstanding female student with financial need who is majoring in Economics. This scholarship is open to all female declared Economics majors from all schools and colleges. The recipient must be enrolled full-time for the Spring semester.
To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be female and a declared Economics major and enrolled full-time in the Spring semester following the scholarship award. Preference will be given to students demonstrating financial need and academic excellence. Transcripts and FAFSAs will be checked.
This generous $5,000 scholarship is renewable for a second year to deserving students with Wisconsin residency. It is one of the few that students of excellence in the department can be awarded prior to declaring the Econ major.
This generous $5,000 scholarship is renewable for a second year to deserving students with Wisconsin residency. It is one of the few that students of excellence in the department can be awarded prior to declaring the Econ major.
This scholarship is open to students with Wisconsin residency who have declared an Economics major or who have not yet been able to declare an Economics major, but who firmly intend to do so and who manifest this intention by having completed at least one of the two Intermediate Theory courses required to complete the Economics major. Must be a student enrolled in the College of Letters and Science. Must have a GPA of 3.5 in both degree credits and all completed requirements of an economics major. Must plan on continuing full-time for two full academic years beyond the semester of initial application. (Study Abroad terms can be considered among these four terms.)
One to four scholarships with ranging amounts awarded annually to students of economics.
One to four scholarships with ranging amounts awarded annually to students of economics.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria: 1. Be an undergraduate with at least 24 credits earned from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a declared major in Economics. 2. Have at least two full-time semesters of academic study remaining before graduation. 3. Have an overall GPA of at least 3.5 at the time of application as well as a GPA of 3.5 or higher in all economics coursework completed, including any calculus or statistics completed. Above criteria and discretion of the Department as to whether it is awarded as one,two, three, or four scholarships each year.
$1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a student of high academic merit who is a declared Economics major in any College of the UW-Madison.
$1,000 scholarship awarded annually to a student of high academic merit who is a declared Economics major in any College of the UW-Madison.
Declared Econ major, any College. Must be continuing on a full-time basis for the Fall term following application. Must have completed both the Intermediate Theory courses of the Economics major by the time of application and have a GPA of at least 3.5 in all completed coursework and a GPA of at least 3.7 in all completed coursework of the Economics major, including any calculus or statistics required of the chosen major's option. Must attest to financial need. High academic requirements, as well as financial need. Does not require FAFSA filing.
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.