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UW–Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study


In summer 2018, over 900 students received $500-$1,500 scholarship offers through this award. Each summer, more than 13,000 students enroll in summer courses offered external link in a new windowon campus or online.

Summer Term is fortunate to be able to provide undergraduate scholarships for summer study. These are need-based awards given to high-achieving undergraduate students seeking financial support to attend Summer Term at UW–Madison. Scholarship availability and amounts are subject to vary.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate degree-seeking student at UW–Madison.
  • Be in good academic standing and have a cumulative GPA that reflects academic success.
  • Enroll in at least one UW-Madison summer course by April 15, 2019.

Application Information

Apply for the UW–Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study using your campus NetID and password to log into the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) scholarship application portal. Applications will open February 15, 2019 and must be submitted by 11:59pm on April 2, 2019. Some students who submit their applications by March 18, 2019 may be eligible for early notification about their scholarship decision; see below for details.

This scholarship requires a completed FAFSA form on file with UW–Madison for domestic students.

Selection Criteria

Completed applications are evaluated by a scholarship committee using the above eligibility criteria. Applicants should also have well-written responses to the application questions.

Award Notification

We expect to award several scholarships ranging from $500-$1,500. Scholarship recipients will be notified the week of April 29, 2019.

New for 2019: Early Notification Option

Students with a current FAFSA on file and demonstrated financial need who complete their Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study application by 11:59pm on Monday, March 18, 2019 may be eligible to receive their scholarship decision by Friday, March 29, before summer course enrollment opens.
Students without a current FAFSA on file, and students without financial need, can still submit their application by March 18, but they will not receive a decision until late April. In particular, international students who cannot file a FAFSA will not receive a decision until late April.

A scholarship to help you complete your degree this summer

Is graduation just a few courses away? If so, congrats! Complete your degree this summer with help from Summer Finish, a $1,000 scholarship to help students like you reach the finish line.

To apply for this scholarship, complete the following process:

  1. Before applying, talk with your advisor to make sure you’re eligible.
  2. Complete the scholarship application in the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) by April 2. Note, the Summer Finish application is the same application as the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study. However, when you apply you indicate that you are a graduating senior.
  3. Apply to graduate this summer by April 15.

For more information about scholarships and other types of financial aid, visit the Office of Student Financial Aid and WiSH.

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