The College of Letters & Science considers incoming and continuing students for scholarship opportunities created by the support of our donor friends. The undergraduate scholarships program provides support to students who are intending to receive a degree from the College of Letters & Science. With over 65 majors, special degrees in Journalism; Music, Social Work; and Applied Math Engineering and Physics; the College of Letters & Science strongly supports the role of a broad and deeply educated citizenry. Letters & Science graduates use this strong foundation to flourish in their chosen careers.
For the 2024-2025 aid year, continuing students can apply for Letters & Science scholarships beginning December 8, 2023 through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub or WiSH system by the deadline of February 11, 2024. There are also many unique award opportunities that open throughout the academic year. It is advised that students make a regular habit of logging in to the WiSH system to match to open applications.
For incoming Letters & Science freshmen, there is no separate college scholarship application. High school seniors interested in earning degrees from the College of Letters & Science are reviewed for scholarships with admissions application and FAFSA information. However, it is recommended that students check the WiSH site for other opportunities.
Those scholarships requiring applications often contain written essays, a letter of recommendation, and résumé or profile activities. Test scores, the student record, financial aid data and recommendations (high school only) are accessed directly from the academic information system.
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.
For additional scholarships and award opportunities, check in with your major department and explore the WiSH website.