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Mary E. Fitzpatrick, Ph.D.
Director of Diversity Research and Initiatives
Tel: 608/890-3349
Email: mfitzpatrick@engr.wisc.edu

Desiree D. Alva
Assistant Director for Undergraduate and Retention Programs
Tel: 608/265-9042
Email: dalva@engr.wisc.edu

Brian Núñez
Assistant Director for Outreach and Pre-College Programs
Tel: 608/263-5367
Email: bcnunez@engr.wisc.edu

Cesar Martinez
DAO Program Coordinator
Tel: 608/890-1403
Email: cdmartinez@engr.wisc.edu

Diversity Affairs Office
College of Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 1147 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Tel: 608/890-1403

 

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Diversity Affairs Office (DAO) Scholarships


Alliant Energy Foundation Scholarship
Current UW-Madison undergraduates only may apply for this scholarship. The Alliant Energy Foundation will award two undergraduate scholarships of $2,500/yr for students from ethnic groups historically underrepresented (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders) in engineering. Preference will be given to students majoring in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering; and also possibly Engineering Physics and Civil and Environmental Engineering. This is a one-time scholarship and students must be in their engineering department and have completed the general college requirements to apply.

FIRST Scholarship
Incoming freshmen and new transfer students only may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must have participated in their high school FIRST Program and will pursue a degree in engineering. This is a $1,000 scholarship renewable for up to four years. Preference given to applicants underrepresented in engineering such as women, ethnic groups historically underrepresented (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders), first-generation, and students from low-income (according to FAFSA), and/or rural backgrounds.

Jensen Scholarship
Current UW-Madison undergraduates only may apply for this scholarship awarded to a female ethnic underrepresented minority (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders) in engineering. Students must be in their engineering department and have completed the general college requirements to apply. The scholarship is $5,000/ year and renewable until graduation.

L.E.E.D. Scholarship
Incoming freshmen and new transfer students only may apply for this competitive scholarships designed to attract academically talented students who are underrepresented in engineering such as women, ethnic groups historically underrepresented in engineering (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islanders), first-generation, and students from low-income (according to FAFSA) and/or rural backgrounds. Scholarship awards range from $200-$2,000 and may be renewable up to four years.

Rockwell Automation Scholarship
Incoming freshmen only may apply for this full-tuition scholarship designed to attract academically talented students who are underrepresented in engineering such as women and ethnic groups historically underrepresented (African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/a, Southeast Asian American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander). Applicants must be a Wisconsin resident and have attended a Rockwell Automation partner school: Bradley Technology & Trade, South Division, Washington, Riverside, or Rufus King High School. Scholarship is renewable for up to five years.

Rodney Hassett Scholarship
Incoming freshmen only may apply for this scholarship. Applicants must identify as African American/Black and be attending Rufus King High School or another high school in the Milwaukee area. The scholarship award is $5000/year and is renewable for up to four years.

For more information about our DAO scholarships or to ask if you are eligible to apply - please contact Desiree Alva at dalva@engr.wisc.edu.

For more information about UW-Madison's general engineering scholarships, please visit - Scholarship Opportunities in Engineering.


Undergraduate/Graduate Research and Academic Scholarships


Campus Academic Scholarships


Private Scholarships

*Private scholarships are not affiliated with UW-Madison. For more information on those specific scholarships, please check out their individual websites


  • ExxonMobil/LNESC Scholarship - For outstanding Hispanic high school seniors pursuing engineering.
  • CollegeBoard Scholarships - Find scholarships, other financial aid and internships here.
  • Gates Millennium Scholarship (GMS) - The GMS Program selects 1,000 talented high school students each year to receive a scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. Deadline is in January.
  • GE Healthcare Diversity Scholarship Program - For high school seniors about to enter college in engineering and other majors.
  • Great Lakes National Scholarship Program - For high school seniors about to enter college and continuing students in engineering and other majors.
  • Golden Door Scholars - A nonprofit that raises scholarship funds for high-performing undocumented students.
  • HENAAC Scholarships - Hispanic scholarship for high school seniors and current college undergraduates. Deadline April 30th.
  • IEEE Power & Energy Society Scholarship - For a scholarship, internship, and Co-Op experiences. Apply as early as your freshmen year in college!
  • TheDream.US - Will award 1,000 full-tuition scholarship to help Dreamers who've received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
  • Women in Aviation - scholarship for women in all aviation career fields and interests.
  • HENAAC Scholarship - for high school, undergraduate and graduate students who identify as Hispanic