We challenge our students to change the world. However, they need support to do so. The School of Education is significantly increasing its scholarship and fellowship packages, and utilizing a new strategic plan for equity, diversity, and inclusion to better attract and serve students from groups that are historically under-represented at UW–Madison. These supports, in the form of scholarships and fully funded doctoral and master of fine arts programs, make us competitive with highly ranked peers across the nation. In addition, during the COVID-19 pandemic we launched a new Bridge to Success scholarship program for students facing financial need due to the crisis. Combined, these bold efforts are an investment in our students — and in our future.
Bridge to Success scholarships supporting students in need during COVID-19 crisis
In an effort to bolster support for students experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 crisis, the UW–Madison School of Education established the Bridge to Success scholarship program. The first round of scholarships, for students taking Summer Term courses, supported 374 scholars. These scholarships were funded via a legacy gift to the School that was doubled utilizing Impact 2030 Morgridge Match funds. The program also received support from the UW–Madison Graduate School. “I am deeply appreciative of this support from School of Education alumni and friends, and especially for your empathy and dedication to help students in these challenging times,” said Trang Diem, who is pursuing her master’s degree from the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.