Scholarship Donor Information

Help us tell your story!

  • (Email for someone we can follow up with once you fill out this form, should we need clarification or more information for our donor biographies.)
  • (hometown, family information, career history, hobbies & interests)
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    You may upload it here. (Some examples include: newspaper clippings, obituaries, family history documents, etc.)
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CALS provides more than $1 million in awards in the form of scholarships, fellowships, travel awards, research experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities to our students. Those 600 grants provide support for 20% of our student body.

If you would like the opportunity to connect with your scholarship recipients, you may do so by contacting Kate Bahr at the UW Foundation: or 608.308.5120. These personal meetings between donors and recipients are scheduled upon donor request and at the donor’s and student’s convenience.

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Every Gift Counts toward Growing the Future
In 1865, it is reported that the first gift to the UW-Madison was made by James T. Lewis, Wisconsin’s 9th governor. His gift – $100.


In the 1870s, the university used $40,000 donated by Dane County to purchase a farm west of campus and established a department of agriculture.


In 2015, over $1 million dollars in scholarships were were awarded to more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and short-course students. The average award was $1,500.