Supporting Liberal Education
The UW System supports liberal education through its essay competition, which encourages students to tell us how a liberal education has made an impact in their lives and studies.
More information on the Sixth Annual competition - going on right now - can be found on the UW System Liberal Arts Essay Competition webpage. It's open to any UW System undergraduate student with a current GPA of at least 3.4 who also meets specific enrollment criteria. Three winners will receive a $2,000 UW System scholarship.
Previous winners from UW-Madison include:
- 2010, press release - Evan Mast, for his essay, "The Importance of Cartography."
- 2009, press release - Gillian Stoddard Leatherberry, for her essay, "The Spaces Between: Liberal Arts and Citizenship."
- 2008, press release - Vidhya Raju, a student in the College of Engineering, won one of the three scholarships for her essay, "An Engineer's Advice: a Discussion about College and the Value of a Liberal Arts Education." We also congratulate Madeleine Dungy, who earned an honorable mention.
- 2007, press release - Rebecca Ford connected her experience studying abroad to liberal education in her winning essay, "Interrogating Rajasthan: Poverty in the Developing World and the Liberal Arts."