College of Letters & Science Scholarships Thirty-eight percent of undergraduates in the College of Letters & Science (L&S) need financial help to attend our university. While state support diminishes, tuition at public universities is rising faster than family incomes. The affordability of higher education has become a challenge, and attracting the most talented and most deserving students has become more important than ever. It is crucial for UW-Madison’s College of Letters & Science to provide financial aid to students who may not otherwise have access to a college degree. Your donations to the L&S Scholarship Fund support deserving and motivated students by affording them the necessary tools to attend our great university.