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Undergraduate Scholarship Information

The School of Nursing annually awards over $400,000 in scholarships to undergraduate students. Applications will be considered for all School of Nursing scholarships as appropriate depending on some or all of the following: academic achievement, leadership ability, community involvement, personal qualifications, financial need, and career interests.


Students who are applying for admission to, or who are continuing in, either the nursing major or the BSN@Home program are eligible to apply for scholarships. BSN@Home students are eligible for scholarship support only during the semesters they are enrolled on the UW-Madison campus. Students must be in good academic standing and U.S. citizens or permanent residents

Application Process

Students apply for all School of Nursing scholarships by filling out just one application. Scholarships are awarded for one academic year, therefore students must submit a scholarship application each year. Students who wish to have financial need considered as part of their criteria are highly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available on-line at:

The on-line application for current nursing students will be available January 15, 2017 and must be completed by May 31, 2017. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. To apply for scholarships, go to Students who have submitted an application to the school of nursing and are awaiting an admissions decision will have the application added to their scholarship portal in May, once admission decisions have been made.

Award Process

Completed applications are read and evaluated using criteria designated by the donor and the values of the School. Scholarship offers are made in early June and are mailed to your mailing address. Please confirm in your MyUW that you have populated an updated mailing address.

Contact the Scholarship Office, if you have additional questions:



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