Letters & Science Scholarships Announcement: Spring Term 2021
Students are invited to apply for College of Letters & Science scholarships listed below by logging into the Wisconsin Scholarships Hub (WiSH).
Annual Applications for College of Letters & Science Scholarships
(L&S students only, award range:$500 – $5,000)
Over 150 scholarships are awarded each cycle. Currently enrolled first year students and currently enrolled sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 who plan to enroll for the 2021-2022 year can apply for a variety of scholarships by completing one application.
Applicants must demonstrate strength in 2-3 of the following areas: academic excellence, service, leadership, diversity, creative accomplishment, or strength of character. Many scholarships also require financial need as determined by a completed FAFSA on file with UW-Madison. Essays, activity/involvement records, transcripts are required. Awarded scholarships are paid out in Fall 2021/Spring 2022.
Application Period: December 4, 2020 – February 15, 2021
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Other Opportunities Available Spring 2021
Richard Ralph Winter Phoenix Rising Humanitarian Scholarship
(L&S only, up to $5,000)
This scholarship rewards humanitarian achievement and service, encourages excellence and commitment in the application of humanitarian ideals, and affirms the moral obligation to provide for human welfare.
Eligible students must be second or third year students and have a strong record of community/humanitarian service. Recommendations are required. Finalists are required to participate in an individual interview. Awards are paid out in Fall 2021/Spring 2022.
This scholarship is made available by the generosity of Charles Manthey Winter and the Richard Ralph Winter Rising Phoenix Humanitarian Scholarship.
Application Period: November 24, 2020 – January 20, 2021
Mathea Helen and Lawless Louis Mollere Pre-Medicine Scholarship
(L&S only, up to $10,000)
This scholarship supports an aspiring physician junior or senior from the College of Letters & Science with financial need pursuing medical school. Applicants must be 2nd or 3rd year students at the time of application, have excellent academic records with evidence of progress in pre-med course work and service to the campus and/or Madison community. There is a preference for students who demonstrate breadth in the liberal arts outside of the biological sciences. The donor prefers that the recipients do not smoke or use alcohol or drugs. The scholarship is paid out in Fall 2021/Spring 2022. Recommendations are required.
Application Period: January 11, 2021-March 22, 2021
Ginsburg Family Undergraduate Excellence Award
(L&S only, $1,000)
This award (formerly known as the Meyerhoff award) for leadership, service and scholarship recognizes juniors or seniors who have made outstanding leadership and service contributions to the University and/or the surrounding communities while maintaining a record of academic excellence (minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA). Essays, transcripts, and recommendations are required. Awards are paid out in Spring 2021. Only candidates with an exemplary record of leadership and service are considered.
Application Period: January 6, 2021-March 5, 2021
(any school or college, varies from $200 – $1,500)
This scholarship recognizes extraordinary junior or senior women whose qualifications include exceptional intellectual ability, curiosity, citizenry and engagement in global society. Candidates are invited to submit application materials after nomination by UW faculty and staff. Finalists are required to participate in an interview. Awards are paid out in Spring 2021. See: http://ls.wisc.edu/news/10-undergraduates-earn-troxell-glicksman-awards
Nomination Timeline: January 18, 2021-February 5, 2021
Application Period: February 12, 2021-March 15, 2021
Paul R. Ebling Pre-Medicine Scholarship
(any school or college, up to $5,000)
This scholarship supports an aspiring physician committed to attend the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Recipients must be Wisconsin high school graduates, current UW graduating seniors, have excellent academic records with evidence of progress in pre-med course work and service to the campus and/or Madison community. Demonstration of reasonable progress towards admission at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health for the next academic year is required. Recommendations are required. Awards are paid out in Spring 2021.
Application Period: January 11, 2021-February 22, 2021
2021 Liberal Arts Essay Competition
(any school or college, up to $1,500)
This annual competition requires submission of an essay on a different topic each year related to the liberal arts. A prize payment is awarded to the winning entry and runner-up. Eligible applicants must be enrolled undergraduates from any school or college who have a minimum cumulative 3.0 grade point average. Awards are paid out in Spring 2021.
Application Period: December 4, 2020-March 12, 2021
If you do not plan to enroll for the Spring 2021 term you are ineligible to apply for scholarships.
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