Wolff Fellowship for Graduating L&S Seniors 

Wolff Fellows Award


Now accepting nominations from faculty and staff for new Wolff fellowship of $45,000 for L&S graduating seniors until February 8, 2022.



UW-Madison graduates will be empowered to take on a year of travel and service as part of a new fellowship opportunity, made possible by a generous gift from Paul Martin Wolff and Rhea S. Schwartz to the College of Letters & Science. The Wolff Fellows program will allow graduating seniors in the College of Letters & Science, who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement as well as a commitment to community service, an award to pursue their passions without limits.

Nominations by faculty and staff are open until February 8, 2022 here.

Eligibility for this award includes Letters & Science undergraduate degree candidates with a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA who have distinguished themselves by demonstrated academic achievement, service to the University and service to the greater community.

The Wolff Fellows program will provide an award of approximately $45,000 to an outstanding graduating senior for a year-long travel, service, or study-abroad experience. Eligible seniors must demonstrate not only a proven record of service to the University and community but also outstanding academic performance. They then will be asked to report back to the UW on their work and experiences.

“A fellowship of this caliber recognizes the contributions L&S students undertake to not only be excellent scholars, but it also honors the deep commitment to the service of others and advancing humanity,” said Eric Wilcots, Dean of the College of Letters & Science.

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Students can self-nominate by completing an application in the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub, better known as WiSH. The deadline for student submissions for the first award is March 1, 2022.

An informational workshop for interested students will be held on Thursday, February 3rd from 5-6pm. Students can register to attend using this link: Register for Wolff Fellowship Info Session

The selected recipient will be announced by April 29, 2022.

For more information email: scholarships@saa.ls.wisc.edu