cae scholar students

Being a CAE Scholar

Benefits of CAE Scholars

As a CAE Scholar, you will have access to these academic opportunities and experiences:

  • Six college credits towards your degree if you participate in the Summer Collegiate Experience (SCE) including tuition, housing, books, and meals at no cost
  • Opportunities to earn scholarships and grants
  • Priority enrollment so you can get in the classes you need before they fill up
  • Academic support for most courses
  • Direct access to advisors and assistant deans committed to your academic success
  • Coordinated reflective experiences which better position you for post-graduation career or graduate school opportunities

“Being a Badger means being a part of a litany of high-achieving, community-oriented, and committed individuals who all work toward a goal of bettering Wisconsin, this country, and the world at large.”

– CAE Scholar and Class of 2016 Graduate

Journalism & Political Science Certificate in African Studies

CAE Scholar Requirements

In CAE, we want you to not only be successful, but excel in all you do at UW-Madison. Therefore, CAE uses an individualized plan to promote your academic excellence which includes the following expectations:

  • Engage in individualized advising sessions to plan your academics and customize your Wisconsin Experience
  • Participate in high impact opportunities such as Undergraduate Research Scholars (, Residential Learning Communities (, First-Year Interest Groups (, and/or internships
  • Create a portfolio and reflective Capstone Presentation
  • Connect with CAE Student Leaders in a mentoring relationship
  • Join CAE programming and community building events

Please read the CAE Scholar FAQs under the Engagement section for more detailed information on requirements/expectations.