The College of Letters & Science (L&S) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison celebrates and rewards the diverse talents and achievements undergraduate students bring to enhance the university's mission to "discover, examine, critically preserve and transmit knowledge, wisdom, and values that will help insure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all."
The college seeks to expand the Wisconsin Idea beyond our state and nation by providing an education that prepares students to contribute to and flourish in the multicultural, multinational world of the 21st century.
To recruit and retain quality students, the College of Letters & Science awards undergraduate scholarships on the basis of a combination of criteria, including: academic merit, creative accomplishment, financial need, diversity of background, unusual force of character, community service, and leadership.
The College of Letters & Science strongly supports the university’s commitment to increasing need-based aid and scholarships to provide increased affordability and access to undergraduate students and to improve the undergraduate experience at UW-Madison.
Whenever possible (and in-line with donor criteria and college values) scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students with financial need to attract and retain our brightest and most promising students.
To be eligible for a Letters & Science undergraduate scholarship, students must be pursuing a degree in the College of Letters & Science. Continuing undergraduate students must have completed at least two full-time semesters at UW-Madison and generally have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average, although a few specific scholarships may allow for a slightly lower GPA.
If a Letters & Science scholarship recipient transfers to another school or college on the UW-Madison campus or graduates, s/he will no longer be eligible to receive L&S scholarship funds, unless explicitly noted in the scholarship's description.
Scholarship applications are only available to students during the application periods. Although Letters & Science has standard application periods, students are always welcome to check periodically for any other miscellaneous scholarship applications that may be open.
The College of Letters & Science annual cycle for incoming freshmen students starts with the opening of the application on November 2, 2015 with a deadline of February 1, 2016 at midnight Central Time. Payments are issued in late August for the beginning of the Fall 2016 term. Applicants are stongly encouraged to apply for scholarships prior to the admissions decision to ensure the timely submition of the scholarships application. No exceptions to late submissions are made.
This year the College of Letters & Science annual cycle for Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors starts with the opening of the applications on September 1, 2015 with a deadline of October 15, 2015 at midnight Central Time. No exceptions to late submissions are made. Selected recipients are notified in early December with payments posted to the student account in January for the beginning of the Spring term.
There is a campus website that makes it easy to identify UW-Madison scholarships. Scholarships@UW-Madison is designed to help prospective, new and continuing students and their parents find undergraduate scholarship details within one site. Instead of navigating individual schools and colleges for information, students can turn to this comprehensive online resource to determine application periods and to find UW-Madison scholarships for which they are eligible.
Interested in applying for scholarships? Check for scholarships applications periodically by using your campus NetID and password to log into the Scholarships@UW-Madison application portal and answer all the questions in the 'Match Scholarships' section to find currently available applications.
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