University of Wisconsin Madison College of Engineering

 

Current undergraduate students

 

Scholarships

 

 

For engineering students

 

Scholarships@UW-Madison

 

A new website makes it easy to find UW-Madison scholarships:

scholarships.wisc.edu

Scholarships@UW-Madison is designed to help prospective, new and continuing students who have been admitted to the College of Engineering for the upcoming academic year and their parents find undergraduate scholarship details within one site. Instead of navigating individual schools and colleges, students can turn to this comprehensive resource to find UW scholarships for which they are eligible.

 

Freshman Academic Achievement Award

 

Class level: Freshman
Major: Any in engineering
Number of awards: 120
Amount of award: $3,000 (non-renewable); $2,000 (non-renewable); $1000 (non-renewable)
Application deadline: February 1
Eligibility: Outstanding high school seniors who have been admitted to the College of Engineering for the upcoming fall semester.

 

After your application for admission has been filed, you can apply for scholarships by following the instructions below. Do not wait to hear from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in regard to your acceptance to UW-Madison to apply for the Freshman Achievement Award. Your admission will be verified prior to making an offer.

 

1. Visit My UW-Madison.
2. Click the Finances tab.
3. Click the “Enter Scholarships@UW-Madison” link in the box.

 

New Freshman LEED (Leaders in Engineering Excellence and Diversity) Scholarship (formerly the Diversity Affairs Scholarship)

 

Class level: Freshman students
Major: Any in engineering
Number of awards: Varies.
Amount of award: Varies.
Application deadline: April 1
Applications will be available starting January 1st, 2014!
Eligibility: Underrepresented minority students and women of all ethnic backgrounds
Contact: Diversity Affairs Office

 

 

Department scholarships

 

Class level: Sophomore, junior, senior. For currently enrolled engineering students only.
Major: Any in engineering
Number of awards: Varies.
Amount of award: Varies.
Application deadline: Usually March 15, but can vary by department.
Eligibility: Scholarships generally go to students admitted into a degree-granting department. Pre-engineers may apply for a scholarship if they have also applied for departmental admission.
Contact: The specific department office.
Ask about the application process and other scholarship opportunities.

 

Biomedical Engineering. BME scholarships are listed as Biomedical Engineering Scholarship and Ferraro Family Scholarship on the Scholarships@UW-Madison website. Applications for BME scholarships are available online from mid-April through May 30. Please complete ONLY ONE application for all BME scholarships. Current BME Students only. Students must be have been admitted into BME to be eligible to apply.

 

Chemical and Biological Engineering. To apply: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/che/current/. The application form is available online or outside of 2035 Engineering Hall. Deadline is early May.

 

Civil and Environmental Engineering. The Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department awards scholarships on an annual basis to undergraduate students. Some scholarships are also available to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the CEE department for the term of the scholarship. Many awards are based on academic merit and not on financial need. Students can view all CEE department scholarships at the Scholarships@UW-Madison website.

 

Electrical and Computer Engineering.
The Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) department awards scholarships on an annual basis to undergraduate students majoring in Computer Engineering (CMPE) or Electrical Engineering (EE). Scholarships are also available to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the ECE department for the term of the scholarship. Many awards are based on academic merit and not on financial need. Students can view all ECE department scholarships at the Scholarships@UW-Madison website and learn more about applying at the ECE website for current undergraduate students.

 

Engineering Physics. An application form is not necessary; all students are automatically considered for the departmental scholarships after they enter the Nuclear Engineering, Engineering Mechanics or Engineering Physics major.

 

Geological Engineering. The Geological Engineering (GLE) program awards scholarships on an annual basis to undergraduate students. Some scholarships are also available to Engineering General Resources (EGR) undergraduate students expecting to be admitted to the CEE department for the term of the scholarship. Many awards are based on academic merit and not on financial need. Students can view all GLE program scholarships at the Scholarships@UW-Madison website.

 

Industrial and Systems Engineering. ISyE scholarships are listed as Industrial & Systems Engineering Scholarship on the Scholarships@UW-Madison website. Applications for ISyE scholarships are available online January 20th through April 30th for the following academic year. Current ISyE Students only (Students must be have been admitted into ISyE to be eligible to apply.)

 

Materials Science and Engineering. Visit 276 Materials Science & Engineering Building for the application form and more information.

 

Mechanical Engineering. Further information: http://www.engr.wisc.edu/me/me-getting-started.html#scholarships. The application must be completed electronically; it will be available online mid-April.

 

Grainger Outstanding Power Engineering Student Awards

 

Class level: All undergraduate and graduate
Major: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Number of awards: Varies
Amount of award: Range from $5,000
Application deadline: March 15
Eligibility: These awards are intended to reward highly qualified and motivated students following programs of study in electric machines and drive systems, industrial motion control, power electronics and electric power systems.
Contact: Wisconsin Power Electronics Research Center, mlybeck@engr.wisc.edu, 608/262-3934.

 

Astronaut Scholarship Program

 

Class level: Sophomore, junior, senior
Major: Any in engineering or science
Number of awards: 2
Amount of award: $10,000
Application deadline: February 20, 2012
Eligibility: Sophomores, juniors, or seniors studying mathematics, science, or technology in the College of Engineering or College of Letters and Science. This is a highly competitive program, so students with cumulative grade point averages higher than 3.6 are strongly encouraged to participate.

Application files and a description of the program are provided at: Astronaut Scholarship, specifically including:

 

1. A description of the program
2. Instructions for nomination packages
3. A checklist of all items needed for a complete nomination package
4. A nomination form (ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE NOMINATED BY A FACULTY MEMBER)
5. A financial status form

 

Nomination packages are due internal to UW no later than February 24, 2012. From the nomination packages, two will be selected to be sent to the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation as part of the final national competition for the awards.

 

Please send complete application packages as PDF files to:

  Astronaut.Scholarship@engr.wisc.edu

 

Polygon Awards

 

Class level: Sophomore, junior, senior
Major: Any in engineering
Number of awards: Varies
Amount of award: Varies between $300 and $5,000.
Application deadline: Varies; usually in early March
Eligibility: Outstanding student.
Contact: Polygon Engineering Council, 608/265-2212.

 

Professional engineering organizations

 

Some engineering student organizations and their national affiliates, such as the Society of Women Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Consult individual student organizations registered with the COE Student Leadership Center for more information.

 

Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship

 

Contact your high school guidance counselor or one of the three military training programs at UW-Madison.

 

Air Force ROTC/Aerospace Studies: 1433 Monroe Street, 608/262-3440.
Army ROTC/Military Science: 1910 Linden Drive, 608/262-3411.
Navy ROTC/Naval Sciences and Marine Corps: 1610 University Avenue, 608/262-3794.  

 

For all students

Undergraduate Academic Awards Office

 

The UAA Office is a resource center for UW undergraduates and recent graduates interested in applying for campus-wide and nationally competitive scholarships.

 

The UW-Madison Office of Student Financial Aid is another source of information.