Undergraduate Scholarships

The Department of Philosophy has received generous support in order to fund two scholarships each academic year.

The Charles Manthey Winter Philosophy Scholarship is given to a major in philosophy who will graduate within the next four terms of the award and who has at least a 3.5 grade point average over the past two terms, and who can demonstrate financial need.

The Colonel Jerome Ellis Goodrich, USMC (retired), Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate major in philosophy with academic merit and financial need, and who is a U.S. citizen.  

  • Applications for these scholarships are typically due in early April and winners are honored at our annual Awards Banquet in May. You may submit one application and be considered for both scholarships. However, an applicant can only receive one of these scholarships per year.  Click HERE for the application form.

We also have an annual paper prize called the Temkin Undergraduate Essay Prize in Value Theory. This prize recognizes an outstanding essay in value theory, where this is construed quite broadly to include topics in political philosophy, philosophy of law, metaethics, applied ethics, etc. Essays are typically submitted in early April and the winner is also honored at our Awards Banquet.

  • The paper essay should be between 10-15 pages (double-spaced) in length. The essay file name should be: Lastname, Firstname, Larry Temkin Prize 2024 paper. Please include your UW email address on the paper then Upload your essay HERE.

If you have any questions about these scholarships or the essay prize, you may send an email to frontoffice@philosophy.wisc.edu.