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.
Donors have varying criteria for awarding funds, such as:
High academic achievement
Career interest and/or major area of study
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.
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 late February
Application for winter and spring programs opens early August with a deadline in late September