Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship

The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers scholarships to undergraduate students at each of the University of Wisconsin System’s four-year campuses. Scholarships are intended for undergraduates who have shown public leadership in their lives in a way that reflects the general legacy of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Governor Thompson was a broad thinker who offered common-sense solutions to tackle big problems through teamwork and an unending zeal to make our state a better place. We seek high-quality applicants who reflect Tommy’s spirit, have demonstrated leadership during their time in college and will continue to lead in the future.

UWM will do an initial review of candidate applications and will nominate three applicants as finalists to a Thompson Center Review Board. That Review Board will be composed of the full Faculty Advisory Committee or its designated subcommittee. The Review Board will forward its recommendations to the Center’s Public Leadership Board for final approval. The Center will select one scholarship recipient from each of the thirteen four-year University of Wisconsin System campuses.

One scholarship award of $2,300 to one student at each of the thirteen University of Wisconsin System campuses per academic year.
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
University Wide Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a personal statement/biographical sketch that is no more than 450 words. The biographical sketch must include: Your definition or understanding of leadership; A discussion of how you have demonstrated leadership during your time on campus; Your aspirations; and an explanation of the ways in which your leadership reflects Governor Thompson’s spirit and legacy of bringing people together to develop common sense solutions.
  2. Please upload a copy of your transcript, unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  3. Do you agree to attend one Thompson Center event during the year of scholarship