CALS Scholarships FAQ

This document is a warehouse of answers to some of the commonly asked questions about CALS scholarships.

Apply through Scholarships@UW-Madison. Filling out one application allows you to apply for all of the scholarships that CALS awards. The scholarship application window for the following academic year generally runs from November 1 through February 1.
  1. Do departments run their own scholarship applications?
    Most scholarships in CALS run through a centralized CALS scholarship unit in the CALS Academic Affairs Office. There are times when a certain scholarship is so specific a department may choose to run an application for that specific award. It would be beneficial to contact your department to see if department specific opportunities exist.

  2. How do I get access to the CALS application if I am in a different school or college?
    At this time, you may go into your general application and update your answer to “Which School/College do you intend to graduate from?” Once you indicate CALS, you will be able to access the CALS Scholarship Application.

  3. When does the CALS Scholarship Application close?
    The CALS Scholarship Application for the 2019-2020 academic year will close at 11:59:59 pm on Friday, February 1st.

  4. If I drop below full time status, how does this affect my scholarship(s) for the semester?
    If you drop below full time status and you remain at 6 credits or above, your CALS scholarship will not be affected. It is highly recommended that you contact the Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) at 608.262.3060 if you are receiving any aid distributed by their office in the forms of grants, scholarships, or loans to determine how your part-time status may be affected.