Each year, the School of Education, through the generosity of private donors, awards nearly $1 million in scholarships to deserving undergraduate and graduate students. These scholarships assist students in every School of Education department and discipline.

Undergraduate ScholarshipsStudent holding thanks sign at 2011 undergraduate honors banquet.

Funded solely through private gifts, nearly 200 scholarships are given each year to deserving undergraduate students. Scholarships are established to fund a donor’s particular interest area.  Each autumn, scholars and donors come together to celebrate the accomplishments of these students and the generosity of the donors who established these scholarships at the Honors Banquet.

Graduate Scholarships

Various donor funded competitive fellowships and scholarships are available annually to graduate students at the School of Education, including the Arvil S. Barr Graduate Fellowship and the Virginia Horne Henry Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowships. Visit the graduate student funding page for a full list of graduate fellowships and scholarships.

For more information on contributing or establishing your own scholarship fund, contact Betsy Burns, School of Education Director of Development. Call Betsy at 608-712-9376 or email:

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