How to Apply for Awards and Scholarships

Funding Deadlines
Funding Application Application Opens Application Deadline
Fall Scholarship Competition Application
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Full-Time MSW Program)
Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Application (Part-Time MSW Program)
Title IV-E Application

Current Students

Fall Scholarship Competition Application

Current BSW, Full-Time MSW, and Part-Time MSW students are eligible to apply for the annual Fall Scholarship Competition. The School will announce the call to apply in September. Scholarship applicants will be notified of an award offer via email the week after Thanksgiving.

For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Fall Competition category filter.

How to Apply for a Fall Scholarship

  1. Sign into WiSH using your Net ID and password
  2. Submit the General Application (this is a very short application every student is required to complete using the WiSH system)
    1. Note: When it asks which School/College you intend to graduate from, select College of Letters & Science which includes the School of Social Work.
  3. Submit the School of Social Work Application (this application is for all of the SSW Fall Scholarships and you will be considered for all awards for which you are eligible based on the answers you provide)

For questions, please contact scholarships@socwork.wisc.edu.

Spring Doctoral Awards

Current PhD students are eligible for these awards through faculty nominations except the Doctoral Student Research Paper Award. This award will recognize a student who submits a paper that exemplifies high qualify research relevant to social work. The PhD Program Office will announce the call for faculty nominations and paper submissions in the spring semester. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Doctoral Support category filter.

For questions, please contact phdprogram@socwork.wisc.edu.

Prospective Students

MSW Applicants

Full-Time MSW and Part-Time MSW applicants are eligible to apply for the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. See further instructions below. Additionally, Full-Time MSW and Part-Time MSW applicants are automatically considered for all other admissions awards after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Admissions category filter.

How to Apply for the Rosenbaum Scholarship

You MUST first apply to an MSW Program through the UW-Madison Graduate School BEFORE starting the Rosenbaum application process.

Don’t wait to hear about your admission status before applying for this scholarship. If you’re applying to the Full-Time MSW Program, you’ll be notified of your admission status and if you received the Rosenbaum at the same time in early March. If you’re applying to the Part-Time MSW Program, you’ll likely be notified of your admissions status first, and then be notified if you received the Rosenbaum later in May.

  1. Submit an MSW application
  2. Sign into WiSH using your Net ID and password
  3. Submit the General Application (this is a very short application every student is required to complete using the WiSH system)
    1. Note: When it asks which School/College you intend to graduate from, select College of Letters & Science which includes the School of Social Work.
  4. Submit the application for the Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Full-Time MSW Program or Harriet & Sandra Rosenbaum Scholarship Part-Time MSW Program. Be sure to select the correct one according to which MSW Program you applied for through the Graduate School application.

If you encounter technical difficulties with the online application, please contact: scholarships@socwork.wisc.edu.

PhD Applicants

PhD applicants are eligible for a small number of awards through the admissions process and are automatically considered after submitting their UW-Madison Graduate School application. For information about these awards, please visit Awards List and use the Admissions category filter.