An Investment in Our Future

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, scholarships are more important today than ever before. For many talented and gifted young people who dream of going to college, the financial resources may not be available to help them make that dream a reality.

Scholarships provide the essential leg-up that give these promising students the chance to pursue their educational goals in the face of the rising cost of a world-class education. Scholarships maintain the value of a UW-Madison degree by attracting the best and brightest students and provide exceptional learning opportunities for deserving students. With the help of scholarships, these high achieving students will not only realize the dream of higher education, they will support academic excellence and the socioeconomic diversity of the student body that have been hallmarks of the UW-Madison.

Your gift to support a scholarship will give a student the opportunity to fulfill a dream and become a productive member of society.

The following scholarships support students across the entire campus:

  • Great People Scholarship
  • Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program

To learn about a scholarship in a particular school or college or establishing your own scholarship, please contact a development director from your area of interest. For more information on how you can support scholarships, please contact Hari Jost. For information on externally selected or high school scholarships, please contact please contact Tracey McClure. To submit scholarship recipient info on behalf of a high school, please use this form.