Boren Awards

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. (Full list of preferred countries) Additionally, all programs must include formal study of an appropriate foreign language. (Full list of preferred languages). Click here for more information about the program and application process.

Drop in Fulbright US Student Program Open House

The drop-in open house for those interested in the Fulbright US Student Program (FUSP) is on Friday, May 5th at 10:00 AM in 336 Ingraham Hall. If you have specific questions about FUSP, the application process, or your particular interests, stop by to talk with the campus Fulbright Program Advisor. The FUSP 2018-19 competition opened on April 3; campus deadline for applications is 11:59 AM Monday, September 11, 2017.

Steve Brenton Health Policy Scholar Award

The Steve Brenton Health Policy Scholar Award provides support to an undergraduate student majoring in Political Science. Eligible candidates must be a declared Wisconsin resident, Political Science major with sophomore or higher status, with at least a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to students interested in health policy. Applicants will be encouraged in their application letter to discuss any coursework, internships, employment, or research they have done related to health care policy. Applicants will also write a short essay (1000-3000 words) responding to a question/topic on a health care policy issue. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Stanoch Family Scholarship

The Stanoch Family Scholarship is established by UW political science alumnus John Stanoch. The scholarship will support a student with financial need, preferably from Minnesota. The scholarship amount is $500. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Judith Hicks Stiehm Award

The Judith Hicks Stiehm Award is to provide support to an undergraduate studying studying political science (not necessarily a major), to be used for tuition or to provide funding for an opportunity that will enhance learning (e.g., internship, travel, or research); preference to Wisconsin resident; award based on significant financial need; awardee must have at least a C+ average. The application must include evidence of financial need. Including your financial aid award statement is helpful, but only an explanation of financial need is necessary.  If you wish to use the award for funding research or some other opportunity, you must provide a brief (no more than one page) description of your project/opportunity with your application. If you are working with a faculty sponsor or university program, please include that information as well. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Philip J. Schemel Award

The Philip J. Schemel Award is awarded to a non-resident student with financial need. The application must include evidence of financial need.  The financial aid award statement or an explanation of financial need is acceptable evidence.  Preference is for a student from New York or Connecticut, but all non-resident students will be considered. If a qualifying non-resident student can NOT be found, then the award will go to a student from Wisconsin. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.

Elaine C. Davis Prize

The Elaine C. Davis Prize is an annual award of varying amount (approximately $1,000.00). It is awarded by the UW-Madison Political Science Department to a senior political science major in recognition of outstanding academic achievement and leadership in campus and/or community affairs. The awardee must have a record of demonstrating intellectual ability and curiosity, good citizenship, and an appreciation of the world outside her or himself. The application is now available through Scholarships@UW-Madison for political science students. To access the application, log in to My UW and go to the Finance tab. Please log on and complete the questions presented to you.