An undergraduate degree is increasingly important to a successful future. Years ago, a student could pay for college with a part-time job. But this is no longer the case. The Motor City Alumni Scholarship Fund makes all the difference for promising students in the Southeastern Michigan area who aspire to become Badgers but could not do so without financial assistance.
During Day of the Badger, every gift to a chapter scholarship fund will be matched dollar for dollar — up to $500 per gift and $3,000 per chapter — thanks to the George and Dorothy Pellegrin Wisconsin Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund.
Founded in 1967, the Chapter Scholarship Program has awarded more than $10 million to nearly 5,000 deserving UW–Madison students around the world.
Scholarships are critical to attracting the best and brightest students to UW–Madison. A recent survey revealed that insufficient scholarships/financial aid is the deciding factor for 58 percent of high-achieving students who decide to enroll elsewhere. Your gift makes a difference in the number of local students we can support. With your generosity, these students have bright futures ahead.