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UW–Madison Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study

Application opens Friday, February 12, and closes April 11, 2021

In summer 2020, over 1,000 students received $500-$1,000 scholarship offers through this award. Each summer, more than 13,000 students enroll in summer courses offered on 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, though typically awards range from $500-1,000. Please note that if you apply for both the Summer Finish and the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study you are not able to receive both awards. If selected, you will only receive one of the awards.

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 May, 2021.
  • FAFSA required prior to awarding decisions for domestic students.
    • Students that are unable to file the FAFSA are eligible to apply and should utilize the open responses financial need question on the application to explain their level of need. (Note: students without a FAFSA on file are not eligible for the early notification option.) 

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. Application opens Friday, February 12, and closes April 11, 2021.

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.

Please note, Spring 2021 Transfer students should not apply for this award and should review the Transfer Scholars Summer Award Information.

Award Notification

We expect to award scholarships ranging from $500-$1,000. Scholarship recipients will be notified by the end of April 2021.

Early Notification Option

Students with a current FAFSA on file and demonstrated financial need who complete their Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study application before midnight March 14, 2021, may be eligible to receive their scholarship decision by the end of March, before summer course enrollment opens.

Students without a current FAFSA on file, and students without financial need, can still submit their application by March 14, 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 11, 2021. Applications are open Feb 12, 2021.
    3. Apply to graduate this summer by April 11, 2021.

Please note that if you apply for both the Summer Finish and the Undergraduate Scholarship for Summer Study you are not able to receive both awards. If selected, you will only receive one of the awards.

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

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