Being a CAE Scholar

Benefits for CAE Scholars

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

  • Two courses 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.

CAE Scholar expectations

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:

Please read CAE Scholar expectations for more detailed information on requirements/expectations.

“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