PPG Fellowship Wisconsin

$12,500Award Amount
4Number of Awards
9/5/2023Submission Deadline

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The PPG Fellowship Wisconsin was created to support chemical and biological engineering or materials science and engineering research and service and underrepresented M.S. or Ph.D. students within the field. The fellowship was formed through a partnership between PPG Industries, Inc and the College of Engineering at UW-Madison.

University of Wisconsin – Madison is a public university founded when Wisconsin achieved statehood in 1848. The school is organized into 20 schools and colleges and remains the oldest and largest public university in the state. PPG is a Fortune 500 company that manufactures paints, coatings, and other materials.

Up to four applicants will emerge as recipients of the College of Engineering’s PPG Graduate Fellowship with a $12,500- award. This will help support the student’s research and other responsibilities. Applicants must provide their resumes, project description, and personal statement along with their applications.

Key Information of PPG Fellowship Wisconsin

Study Details

Area of Study


Country of Study

United States

Specific Schools

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Scholarship Details

Intended Level of Study

  • Postgraduate
  • Doctorate

Award Amount


Number of Awards


PPG Fellowship Wisconsin Timeline

August 2023

Application Opening Date

Applications open on August 22.

September 2023

Submission Deadline

The submission deadline is on September 5.

Scholarship Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet the following criteria.

  • Eligible Grade: Graduate – Doctorate
  • Maximum Age: Any
  • Required GPA: Any
  • Geographic Eligibility: Wisconsin
  • Gender: Any
  • Race/Ethnicity: Any

Application Requirements

Here’s what you need to submits besides your application.

  • Essay
  • Portfolio
  • Present Work Experiences

How to ace the PPG Fellowship Wisconsin


Log in to the scholarship hub

Students of the institution can access the fellowship through the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). All you need to access the PPG Fellowship Wisconsin program is your NetID and password.


Submit an updated résumé

Update your CV with all the relevant data, including your experience, research, academic details, and qualifications. Save the CV as a PDF before uploading.


Attach your statement of research and engagement

This is where you need to demonstrate how your research contributes to society and end-users. Write for a generalist audience but clearly define the nature and scope of the project and the broader relevance/impact. This statement should be written on just a page.


Show yourself as an active community member

Within the same statement above, describe how, as a graduate student, you have engaged in the College of Engineering at UW-Madison or any other broader community. You can list activities such as organization membership/leadership, outreach events, serving on committees, mentorship programs, etc.

How the PPG Fellowship Wisconsin is Judged

The selection committee will look at an applicant's academic record, ability to demonstrate an interest in scholarly research, interest in community service, and evidence of strong leadership qualities.

Why We Love the PPG Fellowship Wisconsin


All funds are not directed towards research

The scholarship is disbursed so that $7,500 goes towards the recipient's research while $5000 can be used to sort personal needs.


The funds support professionals from underrepresented groups

The fellowship provides support to underrepresented (gender, race, or ethnicity) in Chemical & Biological Engineering (CBE) or Materials Science and Engineering (MSE).


Up to four awardees are selected

The selection committee sometimes awards up to four candidates with the $12,500 award.

5 Facts about the PPG Fellowship Wisconsin


First winners

Jing Yao Chen and Wei Wei were the first recipients of the University of Wisconsin – Madison's College of Engineering's PPG Graduate Fellowship.


Membership requirement

Applicants for the College of Engineering's PPG Graduate Fellowship must be members of the Graduate Engineering Research Scholars (GERS) Program.


Applicants must be residents of the country

Intending applicants for the PPG fellowship are expected to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


When award decisions are communicated

Winners of the award are usually contacted within the second week of September. This is typically right after the deadline ends.


Late submissions may not be considered

Interested fellows should submit their applications on or before the deadline. Late entries by fellows may not be considered for the award.

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