Freshman Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

Students admitted to Edgewood College are automatically considered for the following renewable academic scholarships. No additional application is required. Scholarship level is based on cumulative high school GPA.

Presidential Scholarship

Average cumulative GPA is 3.75 - 4.0. Our most prestigious academic award, the Presidential Scholarship is presented to those who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement ($21,000 per year).

Dominican Scholarship

Average cumulative GPA is 3.5 - 3.74. The Dominican Scholarship is named for Edgewood College's founders, the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa. As a Catholic college in the Dominican tradition, we are committed above all to the lifelong search for truth. We are all partners in the pursuit of a just an compassionate world ($18,000 per year).

Washburn Scholarship

Average cumulative GPA is 3.0 - 3.49 The Washburn Scholarship is named for Cadwallader C. Washburn, a successful businessman and Civil War Veteran, who served as Wisconsin's governor from 1872-1874. He enjoyed spending time on his lakeside property, Edgewood Villa. His donation of the estate to the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa led to the founding of Edgewood College ($13,000 per year).

Wingra Scholarship

Average cumulative GPA is 2.5 - 2.99. Edgewood College is nestled along the shoreline of Lake Wingra, where the College's boardwalk provides students access to the water. While it may be the smallest of Madison's three lakes, much like the Wingra Scholarship, it has a big impact ($7,000 per year).

Specialty and Program Awards

Students admitted to Edgewood College are invited to apply for these renewable awards. Students are selected for these awards based on their demonstrated interests and experiences. Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the DACA/Dreamer Student Financial Aid Application is encouraged. 

For students admitted for Spring 2022, the Edgewood College Scholarship Application priority deadline is December 15, 2021 and the final deadline is January 5, 2022.

For students admitted for Fall 2022, the Edgewood College Scholarship Application priority deadline is December 1, 2021 and the final deadline is May 1, 2022.

 

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Alumni Award ($500-$3,000)

Automatically awarded to students whose parents or grandparents attended Edgewood College. No application needed.

Community Scholars Award (full-tuition + 1st & 2nd Year Room & Board)

The Community Scholars Program seeks to prepare a community of leaders from Dane County compelled to promote the common good and advocate for justice. Historically underrepresented, BIPOC, or 1st generation students graduating from a Dane County high school are encouraged to apply for this exciting opportunity! You must be a resident of Dane County to apply.

Predolin Award ($6,000-$8,000)

Awarded to high-achieving students with financial need and an interest in studying science, engineering, medicine, nursing or business.

Social Justice Award ($500–$3,000)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to social justice, immigration rights, civil rights, and anti-harassment.

Voyager Award ($500-$3,000)

Awarded to students who live outside Wisconsin.

Aspiring Business ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our Business programs. 

Aspiring Health Sciences ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our Health Science programs.

Aspiring Social Sciences ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our Social Science and Humanities programs.

 

Aspiring Education ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our Education programs. 

Aspiring Fine Arts ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our Fine Arts programs. 

Aspiring STEM ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students interested in studying in any of our STEM programs.

 

Talent Scholarships

Awards are available for talented freshman who have a strong interest in writing, art, music, Spanish, or theatre. Scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis starting October 1, 2021. Funds are limited.

Students starting Edgewood College Spring 2022 must complete their application and audition/portfolio review by January 5, 2022.

Students starting Edgewood College Fall 2022 must complete their application and audition/portfolio review by January 4, 2022.

 

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Aspiring Writer Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students based on a review of original work. Original works may include fiction, poetry, literary analysis, research essay, digital writing, or journalism. 

Fine Arts Scholarship in Art ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students based on a review of original work. Works may include the studio arts, graphic design, and web design.

Fine Arts Scholarship in Music ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students based on an audition in one of the following areas: voice, woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, orchestral strings, or classical guitar.

Spanish Scholarship ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students who demonstrate proficiency in Spanish.

Fine Arts Scholarship in Theatre ($1,000-$3,000)

Awarded to students based on a theatre audition or technical theatre portfolio.