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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.