Priority Initiatives Impact Stories Filter ResultsAnnual Campaign Athletics College of Agricultural and Life Sciences College of Engineering College of Letters & Science Law School School of Education School of Human Ecology School of Medicine and Public Health School of Nursing School of Pharmacy School of Veterinary Medicine Wisconsin School of Business There’s little doubt that the UW School of Pharmacy has been the nation’s leader in the field. Established in 1883, the UW School of Pharmacy was the first school of pharmacy to offer a BS degree in pharmacy. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative A Tradition of Firsts Your gift will sustain our efforts to recruit, retain, and graduate students of color, women, and educationally disadvantaged, low-income, and first generation college students. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Building A More Diverse Tomorrow 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. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative College of Letters & Science Scholarships As an undergraduate at UW-Madison, Edward Tashjian began working with Electrical and Computer Engineering Associate Professor Azadeh Davoodi, whose research group tackles an array of problems surrounding integrated circuit design and manufacture. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Hardware Security Made Easy The Letters and Science Graduate Student Support Fund is used for graduate student recruitment and retention; support for research expenses and conference travel; and to top off funding offers. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Letters & Science Graduate Student Support Fund And, the University of Wisconsin Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is committed to offering each of its 23 sports programs the maximum number of athletic scholarships permitted by the NCAA — to recruit the nation’s best student-athletes. So future student-athletes can leave a legacy on the field or court, and on campus. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Succeeding On and Off the Field Your support for scholarships at the Wisconsin School of Business helps us attract the best students, and empowers them to follow their passions. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative The Best and the Brightest Badgers UW Law students learn how the law relates to social change and to society, then use their knowledge to create a more just world. Learn More Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Transforming Lives through Legal Education High priority. Actually, the Chancellor’s Annual Fund is one of the highest fundraising priorities for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. But keeping this fund viable and impactful will take the help and support of alumni and friends. Learn More Faculty Excellence | Student Support Bookmark this Initiative Chancellor’s Annual Fund Older posts Filter ResultsCollege of Agricultural and Life Sciences College of Letters & Science Law School School of Education School of Human Ecology School of Nursing School of Pharmacy Wisconsin Idea Wisconsin School of Business The Math Talent Search, sponsored by the Department of Mathematics, was established in 1963 to engage and encourage middle and high school students interested in math. The contest, which awards a $24,000 scholarship to UW–Madison, has identified young Wisconsin students who have gone on to become mathematicians or pursued careers in finance, computer science, and statistics. Learn More Student Support A Formula for Attracting Math Lovers The knowledge, experience, and network the Wisconsin School of Business can offer is invaluable. Your gift will help us maintain our tradition of assisting students who show financial need and academic merit. Learn More Student Support A Higher Return on Investment As the very first UW-Madison Comparative Health Systems Global Pharmacy Fellow, Laurel Legenza will be participating in a groundbreaking collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy and University of the Western Cape (UWC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn More Student Support A Holistic Prescription for Global Health Now a member of the PIH-Engage executive board, Sarah Meiners’s passion for public health is both an extracurricular focus and a career goal. Learn More Student Support A Legacy and a Future of Compassion At its heart, the Wisconsin Idea is about making the world a better place for all of the people in it, and the belief that this change can stem from what we do here every day. It is a belief that Sippl took to heart as she organized her remedy to the problem she saw. It turns out that she didn’t need to look further than her own past. Learn More Student Support Bringing the Wisconsin Idea to Africa In South Africa’s fertile rolling hills, it may be difficult to envision that issues such as hunger and sustainability run rampant. But when students and professors from the UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) visited, that is exactly what they found. Researchers at the CALS-based Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS) are working… Read more » Learn More Educational Experience | Student Support Building a Brighter Tomorrow for South Africa Phoenix Rice-Johnson remembers growing up in Hawaii without some of the everyday amenities many of us take for granted. “My dad raised me on a mechanic’s income,” she says. “I was accustomed to poverty and unemployment in my household, because it existed throughout my community. I began thinking about a career in public service to help overcome these kinds of inequalities.” Rice-Johnson,… Read more » Learn More Student Support Empowering the world UW fully funds student veterans during their first year of law school, and also creates opportunities for both veteran and non-veteran students to give back locally by working at the Veteran’s Law Center, a free walk-in legal clinic serving low-income veterans and their families. Learn More Educational Experience | Student Support For the Public Good: A Call to Serve With her small-town roots and big-campus dreams, McKenzie Capouch ’17 is not unlike many UW–Madison students. For her, home is Ettrick, Wisconsin: population 1,300. That is roughly a hundred more people than students in Witte Hall, the residence hall where Capouch spent her freshman year. “I moved in on my own, and I was a… Read more » Learn More Student Support From Here to Opportunity Growing up, Desire Smith’s closest connection to the land was shopping for produce at Wal-Mart. Born and raised in a food desert in inner city Milwaukee, she became interested in agriculture as a high school student on a visit to the school’s greenhouse and was able to get an after-school job working there. Learn More Student Support Growing a Greener Future for Cities A human ecology perspective can shape the world. When Elizabeth Doyle ’15 was an undergraduate in UW–Madison’s School of Human Ecology (SoHE), she studied community and nonprofit leadership. She showed such a passion for organizing people to improve housing, transportation, and education that she earned a Truman Scholarship — one of the nation’s most prestigious… Read more » Learn More Student Support Help a Student; Change the World Scholarships lessen the financial burden on students and their families so that they can take full advantage of educational opportunities, and help the entire campus population by ensuring a diverse student body. As Dawn says, “[scholarships] allow us to ultimately make our communities, our university, and ourselves better. In some cases, they can even change the whole course of a life.” Learn More Student Support Keeping the Window of Opportunity Open Like a lot of graduate students in the School of Human Ecology’s (SoHE) human development and family studies program, Dave Smallen PhDx’18 wants to find a deeper understanding of how human minds and emotions work. Unlike a lot of grad students, however, he almost didn’t finish his undergraduate studies because in 2006, when he was… Read more » Learn More Student Support Life after Rock ‘n’ Roll Sophie Crispin could have gone to any of a number of law schools. The Ohio native looked at several in the Big Ten, but the UW offered her a scholarship. That clinched the deal. Now in her third year, Crispin has benefited from the Stearns-Shaw Scholarship, which was made possible by Denis Stearns JD’92 and… Read more » Learn More Student Support Making the dream of law school a reality UW–Madison students do great things, even when the cards are stack against them. Pablo Montes, a first-generation, working-class student, was dependent on aid when he transferred to UW–Madison. Once here, he was blindsided by the university’s steeper cost of living. Montes became homeless, couch-surfing among friends and unable even to get help from Wisconsin’s FoodShare… Read more » Learn More Student Support Once Homeless and Hungry, Grad Forges Forward for Change The Wisconsin School of Business attracts a diverse student body, some with remarkable stories of struggle and accomplishment. Many of these exceptional students come to the business school not only to create a better life for themselves but also to give back. Noe Vital, Jr. BBA’15 was just such a student. He graduated with a… Read more » Learn More Student Support Remarkable Students, Outstanding Opportunities Law school confirmed Cory Brewer’s desire to serve others. It may also have saved her life. As a law student, Brewer JDx’17 enrolled in the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP), where she not only became a health-care advocate for her clients, but for herself as well. CPP is a national resource for building more effective… Read more » Learn More Student Support Serving Others, Saving Lives Blind from birth, Yeaji Kim has considered music to be her guiding light since the age of five. Her experiences inspired Kim to pursue a career in music education and travel from South Korea to UW-Madison to earn her doctorate. Learn More Student Support Tonight’s Performance: Beethoven’s Concerto in 3-D “Busy as a bee” seems like just another phrase—until you spend time tracking each tiny insect’s flight pattern. UW-Madison graduate student Jeremy Hemberger is doing just that, and he’s hoping his work will help farmers optimize crop production. Learn More Student Support What’s All The Buzz About?