Scholarships

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Below are some of the scholarships available to UW–Madison students to advance their sustainability-related education, research, and projects. For more information about scholarships, contact the relevant department or visit Scholarships@UW–Madison.

UW–Madison campus

  • Hilldale & Holstrom Research Fellowships: The Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowships and Holstrom Environmental Scholarships support undergraduate research done in collaboration with UW–Madison faculty or research/instructional academic staff.
  • University Bookstore Award: This award recognizes undergraduate students who have completed an outstanding independent project, such as a senior thesis, at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Projects in all academic fields are eligible.
  • Welton Summer Sophomore Research Apprenticeship Grant: The ultimate purpose of this apprenticeship is to allow talented students to learn what research is and how it is conducted within a discipline by participating in actual, cutting-edge research. You are responsible for finding a faculty member whose research interests you, but once you find a research mentor, the grant will support your summer research in the form of a $1,500-$2,000 stipend.
  • Trewartha Undergraduate Honors Research Grant: This grant enables honors students to undertake a more demanding and extensive honors senior thesis research project than might otherwise be possible. Besides recognition of an excellent thesis proposal, grant recipients receive a supplies and expense budget (averaging $700) to cover the expendable supplies, travel expenses and related costs needed to complete the research.
  • Mark Mensink Honors Research Grant: The Mark Mensink Honors Research Grant is the L&S Honors Program’s most prestigious grant, awarded in recognition of an exceptional thesis proposal. The purpose of the grant is to enable its recipient and his or her advisor to undertake more demanding and extensive honors senior thesis research than might otherwise be possible due to limited resources or time.
  • Honors Senior Thesis Summer Research Grant: These grants enable students to undertake more demanding and extensive senior thesis research projects than might otherwise be possible. Besides recognition of an excellent thesis proposal, grant recipients are awarded a cash stipend of up to $3,000 to cover research-related expenses.
  • Leadership Trust Award: The Leadership Trust Award supports students as they plan, develop and implement projects designed to improve UW-Madison, the community and/or the university student body. Each year, up to two (2) students receive awards equal to two (2) semesters of resident, full-time tuition plus project funds up to $3,000 as justified in the submitted project budget.
  • Reid Bryson Scholarship: The scholarship rewards exemplary students whose research mirrors the innovative and interdisciplinary studies of Professor Bryson, involving either fundamental climate and meteorological processes or topics that connect climate, people and the environment.
  • William R. Dahlke Fund: This campus-wide scholarship provides a one-time $1,000 award to a declared undergraduate environmental studies student with demonstrated financial need.
  • Baldwin Grant: The endowment reinforces our public mission and helps advance the campus Wisconsin Idea strategic priority by supporting the development of new and innovative projects, or new dimensions to existing translational outreach and public engagement activities.
  • Kikkoman Environmental Studies Scholarship: This campus-wide scholarship provides a one-time $2,000 award to a declared undergraduate environmental studies student with demonstrated financial need.
  • Charles G. Meyer Scholarship Endowment: This campus-wide scholarship provides a one-time $1,000 award to a declared undergraduate environmental studies student with an unpaid environmentally focused internship and demonstrated financial need.
  • Community Environmental Scholarship: This program is designed for students who want to link their passion for the environment with a commitment to the community. It trains undergraduates to work with community-based environmental organizations.
  • Wunsch Materials Handling PrizePrizes of up to $1,000 are offered for papers on any topic that relates to materials handling, including robotic transport, micro-electronics manufacturing, automated assembly and manipulation of materials in packaging. The competition is open to both graduate and undergraduate students who hold at least sophomore status.

Contact your individual department and check Scholarships@UW–Madison for more scholarship opportunities.

 

National

  • Udall Scholarship: Provides up to $5,000 for high-achieving Sophomores and Juniors who have demonstrated a commitment to careers in the environment, tribal public policy or Native American Health Care.
  • Truman Scholarship: Provides $30,000 for graduate study for college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to “making a difference” through public service in government, education, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors or elsewhere in the public service.
  • Fulbright Scholarship: Offers opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide (in more than 140 countries).
  • Boren Fellowship: Provides up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad.  Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined.
  • EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships For Undergraduate Environmental Study: Provides support for junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between. The fellowship provides up to $20,700 per academic year of support and $8,600 of support for a three-month summer internship.

 

For more information about scholarships, email us at info@sustainability.wisc.edu.

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