King-Morgridge scholars meet with Chancellor Rebecca Blank.

The King-Morgridge Scholars Program is an exceptional opportunity for enterprising, creative, dedicated young adults committed to applying their talents toward poverty alleviation. Selected for their drive, academic success, and commitment to addressing problems of poverty in their own countries, King-Morgridge Scholars will hail from countries in Africa, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. They will receive a full time, four-year/eight-semester scholarship to the University of Wisconsin–Madison that includes tuition and fees, on campus room and board, health insurance, airfare, and a stipend for miscellaneous expenses. Made possible through generous gifts by the King and Morgridge families, this endowed program will provide six scholarships each year.

King-Morgridge Scholars will have access to the power of UW–Madison’s faculty and the breadth of 140 different undergraduate majors to choose from. They will be connected to existing and tailored on-campus housing, academic advising, and mentoring to develop a cohesive learning experience. Summer on- and off-campus programming and internship opportunities will also be provided over the course of the four years. Each year, the Scholars will meet with UW alumni experts in the field of global poverty and international development.