Expanding the number of Wisconsin college graduates. Improving Wisconsin’s quality of life. Benefiting society as a whole.
The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars provides grants that open the door to a better world, helping ensure that higher education is accessible and affordable, and that degree completion is achieved. The intellectual capacity of every person is of more value than ever in our global, knowledge-based economy. We hope to expand this capacity for the enrichment of all. Increasing the number of students who complete post-secondary education will improve the quality of life for Wisconsin citizens by benefiting both the individual and society.

Ensuring the opportunity for generations of young people to further their education. The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars is here to help reduce the financial barriers to college and to lighten the debt that most Wisconsin students incur during their college years. Our founding gift of over $165 million from John P. and Tashia F. Morgridge created a permanent endowment to provide need-based grants for eligible, talented graduates.

Opening Wisconsin’s door to a brighter tomorrow for many more. As we help expand the door to opportunity for students going from high school to higher learning, we aim to shrink the financial stress of going to college. Our grants are gifts and do not need to be repaid. These grants are in addition to the state and federal grants that many students already receive. Students do not apply for funding to the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars. Funding is given to the University of Wisconsin system universities and is distributed through financial aid offices as part of financial aid packages.