Both current and incoming students can research and explore all the scholarships they qualify for based on their program, background, and interests through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). Most of our scholarships are not awarded automatically—you will need to apply to them through WiSH. Scholarships will have varying deadlines, but most will have a deadline of February 1.
KING-MORGRIDGE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative, dedicated young adults committed to applying their talents toward poverty alleviation. Selected for their drive, academic success and commitment to addressing issues of poverty in their own countries, King-Morgridge Scholars will hail from countries in Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia.
Selected scholars will receive a full-time, four-year/eight-semester scholarship to the University of Wisconsin–Madison that includes tuition and fees, on-campus room and board, health insurance, airfare, and a stipend for miscellaneous expenses. Through the generous gifts of the King and Morgridge families, this endowed program will provide up to six scholarships each year.
Applications for this scholarship are accepted once a year and only first-time, undergraduate, degree-seeking students are eligible.
The Selection Process
To be considered for the King-Morgridge Scholars Program, candidates must submit an undergraduate first-year application to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, as well as the scholarship-specific application found on the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). Both applications are required for full consideration. Once all items are received, applicants will be reviewed by a committee.
1. Submit the UW–Madison undergraduate application by February 1.
2. Your UW–Madison campus ID number will be sent to you through email. You will need this to set up your UW–Madison NetID.
3. Log in to the WiSH portal using your NetID and password. You will answer a series of multiple choice questions which will create your opportunities list.
King-Morgridge Scholarship Application Deadline: February 8
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LATIN AMERICAN SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible through the generous gift of an anonymous donor. Recipients of this merit based scholarship will receive a one-time award of up to $14,000. Qualified applicants for this scholarship will be high-achieving citizens of a Latin American country who embody the Wisconsin Idea.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a citizen of a country in Latin America/Caribbean
- Completing high school In Latin America/Caribbean
- Seeking first undergraduate degree, applying as a first-year student
- Admitted for Fall term
How to Apply
There is no separate scholarship application. Nominated students will be selected based on the content in their admissions application and contacted through email.
Awardees will be notified of their selection by the end of March.
One time. Up to $14,000 USD.
WESTERN UNION SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship is made possible through the generous support of Western Union. Recipients of this scholarship will receive a one-time $1,000 award. Qualified applicants will be first-year international student from underrepresented countries in our current international student body.
- Require an F-1 or J-1 visa to study at the university
- Be a citizen of an underrepresented country
- Seeking first undergraduate degree, applying as a first-year
- Admitted for Fall term
This scholarship will be awarded to one international student per year. There is no separate scholarship application. Nominated students will be selected based on the content of their admissions application and contacted through email. The recipient will be selected at random.