University of Wisconsin–Madison

First Wave Application

Important Dates

FIRST WAVE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION AVAILABLE: AUGUST 2018

FIRST WAVE & UW ADMISSIONS APPLICATIONS DUE: OCTOBER 2018

APPLICATIONS for the NEXT COHORT of FIRST WAVE  SCHOLARS WILL be in 

FALL 2018

The Application Process

STEP ONE: Fill out the First Wave Scholarship Information Form! You must first fill out this mandatory form in order to apply to the First Wave Scholarship Program. With this information, we are able to track and prioritize your UW-Madison admissions application. The October 2018 deadline is a PRIORITY deadline only for First Wave applicants.

STEP TWO: Apply for admission to UW-Madison! In order to move onto step three, you must first submit your UW-Madison admissions application and wait for an email within 48 hours that will give you your UW-Madison 10-digit Campus ID number (starting with 90-). This will be required to submit your First Wave application in step three. Please pay close attention to the UW-Madison Admission Application Materials ListALL mandatory materials for BOTH the UW-Madison Admissions application AND the First Wave Scholarship application are due IN THE OFFICES by October 2018.  Please start the process early to allow enough time for application materials to be received by the October 2018 deadline.

STEP THREE: Apply to First Wave! Once you have submitted your First Wave Scholarship Information Form, you will be emailed a link to the First Wave Scholarship Application.  The First Wave Application will reopen in Fall 2018.

If you have any questions, please email us at fwscholarship@cdo.wisc.edu.