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Give to Local Scholarships

Our main philanthropic effort is the San Diego California Alumni Scholarship Fund. Throughout the year, our events and fundraising efforts support our chapter's operating budget, which we use annually to maximize our contribution to the chapter scholarship fund.

Our Scholarship effort is two-fold:

  1. Seeking your support to grow our scholarship fund, and
  2. Awarding those funds—and the matches we earn from various sources—to those bright students from the San Diego area attending UW–Madison.

We greatly appreciate your support and promotion of both efforts.

Your Support

Scholarships are at the heart of our mission, and we can’t do it without your help. Give to the San Diego Alumni Scholarship Fund and help us send some of the area’s best and brightest to UW–Madison. All proceeds will go to deserving local students attending UW–Madison.

How to Apply

Starting with the Class of 2023, the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH) will handle all scholarship applications for WAA chapters across the country. Instead of sending in separate applications to us, entering students may complete the general application on WiSH and select the San Diego Chapter Scholarship as part of their application.

The University will transmit all the relevant information for those who apply for the scholarship from San Diego County. Students who have applied to UW–Madison and have activated their Net ID can apply from November 1–February 1 for the following academic year. We encourage all entering students from San Diego County to apply as soon as possible, even before they are admitted to the UW.

For more information about WiSH and scholarships at UW–Madison, please visit the Financial Aid office.