Application Process

All applicants to the program must first complete and submit the application for admission to the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


The CSP requires a supplemental application and materials which are listed at the bottom of this page. You may apply to the CSP before receiving official notification from UW Admissions. However, application and selection for the CSP is separate and has no effect on the admission process.


Note: Application to the CSP also ensures consideration for the Powers-Knapp Scholarship Program

Application Dates and Decisions

Applications for the CSP are accepted annually from November 1 to February 1.

All applications are carefully reviewed by a faculty/ staff selection committee and final decisions are made by the middle of April each year.


UPDATE:  The 2014 application deadline for the Chancellor's Scholarship Program has been extended to Monday, February 10.


Required Application Materials

  1. Completed application form
  2. Essays
  3. Official high school transcript
  4. Official ACT/SAT scores
  5. Three separate letters of recommendation (arrange for letters of recommendation to be sent by individuals who know  your academic achievement, co-curricular involvement, leadership skills, and service engagement) 
  6.  Any additional pages or documents


Click below to download the application:

Chancellor's Scholarship Program Application

Please send all application materials directly to the program office:

Chancellor’s Scholarship Selection Committee

University of Wisconsin-Madison

117 Bascom Hall

500 Lincoln Dr.

Madison, WI 53706


If you have questions regarding the application process and/or submission of materials, please feel free to contact the program office at or 608.262.9315.