Donate to our scholarships 

Our sincere thanks to the many donors who generously support these scholarships for adult and nontraditional students.  Your donations help us to make education at UW-Madison accessible for returning adult and nontraditional students who are juggling multiple responsibilities and roles as they work toward completing a degree.  Gifts of any size are welcome and deeply appreciated.

Donation Options:

Adult Student Scholarship This fund provides financial support to returning adult students working toward degree completion.  Contributions to this fund will be applied to the areas of greatest need.
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Alma Baron Second Chance for Women Scholarship Established by Alma Baron who returned to school at age 51 to earn a doctorate in adult education.  Dr. Baron's family continues to support the fund in her memory.  This scholarship supports women aged 45 or older who are returning to school.
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Nancy W. Denney Memorial Scholarship Established in memory of Nancy Denney, a single parent and devoted professor who died of cancer in 1995.  Recipients are undergraduate, single parent students.
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Bernice D. Kuney Scholarship Established by Edith Martindale to honor Bernice Kuney, a UW-Extension professor of English who supported adult students returning to school. 
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Single Parent Undergraduate Scholarship This fund is supported by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the University League to assist single parents seeking an undergraduate degree.
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PLATO Scholarship Fund Donations to the PLATO Scholarship Fund can be made by visiting the PLATO webpage.

Give by Mail

If you prefer to make your gift by check, please download and complete our donor form (pdf) selecting the fund(s) you wish to support. Mail the form and your check made payable to UW Foundation to: Judith Strand, Adult Career and Special Student Services, 21 N. Park St., Suite 7101, Madison, WI, 53715-1218.  

If you have questions about making a gift, contact Judith Strand, Associate Dean, Adult Career and Special Student Services at jstrand@dcs.wisc.edu or 608-265-9153.  

Know a returning adult student?

Encourage them to check out our financial assistance information.