CALS Scholarships thru the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH)

Welcome to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) scholarship page. CALS students receive approximately $1,250,000 annually in scholarship awards. CALS runs applications for CALS undergraduate/graduate students, CALS students planning to study abroad, Farm and Industry Short Course (FISC)Students, Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) students and CALS Research students.

All CALS students, including those applying to a CALS program at UW Madison, may apply for all CALS scholarships by filling out just one application annually.

In addition, admitted incoming students may be considered for CALS award offers based upon information from their UW Madison admission application.

The 2019-2020 CALS Scholarship Application will open on November 1, 2019.  The deadline for consideration will be February 3, 2020.

When the application is open, to apply for scholarships:

  • Sign in with your NetID and password
  • Click on and complete the General Application
  • Click on and Complete the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Application
  • Complete any “Other Recommended Opportunities” you match to based upon your qualifications.
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All CALS students who submit an application will be considered for all CALS scholarships as appropriate depending on some or all of the following: academic achievement, involvement level, financial need, residency, career interests, and/or major/program of interest.

To be considered for scholarships with a financial need component, you must have a FAFSA filed using the UW Madison School Code 003895. For more information on completing the FAFSA, please review the following site: financialaid.wisc.edu/applying/

To ensure consideration of your scholarship application, it must be received by midnight of the close date in February. Distribution of all CALS awards is contingent on your acceptance to UW-Madison and enrollment in a CALS program in Fall 2019.

Recipients will begin receiving emails notifications regarding their CALS scholarship awards in mid-March. We will continue creating awards and notifying recipients through mid-August as funding and new opportunities become available.

All recipients must fulfill the thank you note requirement described in their award offer prior to receiving their funding which is directly used to offset tuition and fees.

Click here to learn some FAST FACTS about CALS scholarships.

Please email scholarships@cals.wisc.edu or call us at 262-3003 for more information about CALS scholarships.