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. Scholarships are critical to attracting the best and brightest students to UW–Madison, many of whom could not earn their degrees without financial assistance. In fact, a recent survey revealed that insufficient financial aid is the deciding factor for 58 percent of high-achieving students who decide not to enroll at UW–Madison. Your gift makes all the difference for these promising students who dream of becoming Badgers. And today, your gift to any chapter scholarship fund will be matched dollar for dollar — up to $1,000 per gift and $3,000 per chapter — thanks to the George and Dorothy Pellegrin Wisconsin Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund. With your generosity, our students have bright futures ahead.
The mission of the WAA: Motor City Chapter is to connect UW graduates living in Southeastern Michigan, raise funds from a variety of local events, and offer scholarships to deserving local high school seniors who plan to attend UW–Madison. We also celebrate their accomplishments while they are studying at UW–Madison and endeavor to bring them back to the area by finding them jobs with local employers when they are done with their education. Scholarships are awarded based primarily upon financial need and academic performance, but community service, extracurricular involvement, and special circumstances are also considered. We grant an average of three scholarships every year, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 each, with the top awardee receiving special recognition and funding in honor of Edward O. Adams, a longtime scholarship committee leader.