Scholarship Donor Information

Help us tell your story!
CALS provides more than $1 million in awards in the form of scholarships, fellowships, travel awards, research experiences, internships and study abroad opportunities to our students. Those 600 grants provide support for 20% of our student body.

If you would like the opportunity to connect with your scholarship recipients, you may do so by contacting Kate Bahr at the UW Foundation: or 608.308.5120. These personal meetings between donors and recipients are scheduled upon donor request and at the donor’s and student’s convenience.

Every Gift Counts toward
Growing the Future

In 1865, it is reported that the first gift to the UW-Madison was made by James T. Lewis, Wisconsin’s 9th governor.
His gift – $100.

oldcampus1In the 1870s, the university used $40,000 donated by Dane County to purchase a farm west of campus and established a department of agriculture.

cals_awardeesIn 2015, over $1 million dollars in scholarships were were awarded to more than 800 undergraduate, graduate and short-course students. The average award was $1,500.