CALS Study Abroad Scholarships

Thanks to generous donations from CALS faculty and alumni, many students are able to study abroad, which is often a highlight of a student’s UW experience. Award amounts vary, with the average scholarship being approximately $1000.

Funding Criteria

Donors have varying criteria for awarding funds, such as:

  • High academic achievement
  • Career interest and/or major area of study
  • Rural communities
  • Financial need*

Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) each year for consideration.

*Awards based on financial need will require ALL interested students to complete the FAFSA.

Eligibility Requirements

The following requirements must be met:

  • Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences at UW-Madison
  • Must be applying to study abroad on a CALS, WSB, CoE, International Academic Programs (IAP), or International Internship Program (IIP) experience

Scholarship Cycle and Application

There are two application cycles for CALS Study Abroad Scholarships:

  • Application for summer and fall programs opens early January with a deadline in early February
  • Application for winter and spring programs opens early August with a deadline in late September

All CALS study abroad scholarships use one application through Scholarships@UW-Madison.

For additional scholarships and resources on funding a study abroad experience, visit the UW Study Abroad website.