Scholarships

The School of Human Ecology has two scholarship award processes: 1) our annual scholarship cycle that takes place each fall; and 2) a summer scholarship cycle that is specifically for students doing unpaid and/or out-of-state summer internships for credit.

Fall Scholarship Cycle

The School of Human Ecology awards up to 50 scholarships each fall for SoHE students. On average, students receive $2,000 per scholarship. Visit the Scholarships@UW-Madison website and filter by “School of Human Ecology” for a complete listing of SoHE’s undergraduate scholarships. Please note that not all scholarships are offered each year.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Student(s) must be enrolled in one of the six School of Human Ecology majors
  • Student(s) must be in good academic standing
  • Student(s) must have full-time student status (12-18 credits) during the fall semester when payments are distributed
  • Incoming freshman at UW-Madison are NOT eligible to apply for SoHE scholarships

Scholarship Application Process

SoHE uses Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) to promote available scholarships and collect applications. Students will answer a variety of questions and then are matched behind the scenes with scholarships for which they meet the criteria.

The Fall 2018 SoHE scholarship application process will open in October 2018 and close in December 2018. All current SoHE students will receive an email with more information when the Fall 2018 application opens.

The application itself includes:

  • Answers to a variety of matching questions
  • 1 recommendation – you will solicit one person (preferably a faculty member) to serve as a recommender; this person will answer some questions related to your candidacy for SoHE scholarships
  • 2 short essays
  • Online profile (found in online application)

Selection Process and Notification

The SoHE Awards Committee reviews applications annually. The committee typically meets during the months of February and March to make decisions. Students are notified regarding the outcome of their application by April. Selection of recipients is based on set scholarship criteria and can include academic achievement, qualifications, financial need, community involvement, leadership experience, career aspirations, and applicable extenuating circumstances.

Payment Distribution

Scholarship recipients receive their financial award during the following fall semester. The scholarship amount is deposited into Student Center 2-3 weeks into the semester. Please note that awards to international students must be paid via the payroll system; therefore, those payments may be delayed. International student awards are also taxed per US law.

Application Assistance

If you have questions on the SoHE scholarship application, please contact the SoHE Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@sohe.wisc.edu.

Summer Scholarship Cycle

SoHE offers up to eight $2500 scholarships each summer to students engaging in unpaid and/or out-of-state internships for credit in the summer.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Student(s) must be enrolled in one of the six School of Human Ecology majors
  • Student(s) must have an offer for an unpaid and/or out-of-state summer internship prior to applying for the scholarship
  • Student(s) must have at least junior standing (54+ credits completed) at the time the internship begins
  • Student(s) must enroll in and complete the internship course within their major while engaged in the internship once they are given approval to do so
  • The internship must occur primarily in the months of June-August and provide a minimum of 150 on-site hours
  • The internship must reflect and enhance academic knowledge related to student’s major and discipline and meet the minimum criteria to be considered for credit
  • Student must not have already completed an internship-for-credit or otherwise satisfied the internship requirement within SoHE

Scholarship Application Process

Once open, SoHE students can access the application via the “Visit My Scholarships” link on www.scholarships.wisc.eduThe scholarship application for Summer 2019 will open in March 2019.   

The application itself includes:

  • Questions pertaining to students’ internship placement
  • 3 short-answer essays
  • Position description for the internship
  • Estimated budget of expenses incurred as a result of the internship (budget guidance is provided in the application)

Selection Process and Notification

Members of the School of Human Ecology Student Academic Affairs & Career Development Office review all applications. Selection of recipients is based on set scholarship criteria and includes factors such as internship location, payment status of internship (paid vs.  unpaid), overall expenses, federal need, etc.

Once award decisions are made, students are notified regarding the outcome of their application by early- to mid-May.

Payment Distribution

Scholarship recipients receive scholarship awards during the summer term. The scholarship amount is deposited into the Student Center 2-3 weeks into the term. Please note that awards to international students must be paid via the payroll system; therefore, those payments may be delayed. International student awards are also taxed per US law.

Application Assistance

If you have questions on the SoHE scholarship application, please contact the SoHE Scholarship Coordinator at scholarships@sohe.wisc.edu.