University of Wisconsin–Madison

THEODORE HERFURTH AND TEDDY KUBLY AWARDS FOR INITIATIVE AND EFFICIENCY

DEADLINES

Nomination deadline:  December 28, 2018
Student application deadline: January 28, 2019

*UW-Madison faculty and staff may nominate senior students hereAlternately, they may email awards@provost.wisc.edu with nominees’ names and email addresses. Students may not nominate themselves or other students.

DESCRIPTION

These inclusive awards recognize two senior students, historically a man and a woman, who have made the most effective use of their time at UW-Madison, demonstrating productivity in the classroom and commitment to community. Supported by the Theodore Herfurth and Teddy Kubly family, the awards are among the oldest presented at the university. The Hefurth award was introduced in 1928, at that time open only to men. The Kubly award including women followed in 1943.

AWARD

Two awards of $2,000 are given annually to graduating seniors who have made the most effective use of their time at UW-Madison. Honorable mentions may also be named and receive a cash award of $250- $500 each.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Nomination by UW-Madison faculty or staff
  • Senior standing (will graduate May/August/December of calendar year)
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to apply

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Academic achievement and recognition
  • Participation and leadership in significant extra-curricular activities (includes performance in the creative arts)
  • Financial self-support and personal initiative
  • Written and oral communication skills

APPLICATION PROCESS

Must be nominated by UW–Madison faculty or staff. Nominated students will be invited to complete an online application, which includes a resume and short essay. The Herfurth-Kubly Committee will invite 10 finalists to a dinner in late March or April. Attendance at the dinner is mandatory. At this event candidates complete the last part of the application process; two short speeches, one prepared and one impromptu.

Student Application: Nominated students apply online through Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). Log on to Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH). After logging-in and filling out a general application, you will be presented with links to applications for scholarships for which you are eligible, with open application cycles. You may want to check the site frequently to see what new opportunities are available. If you do not see the Herfurth-Kubly application in your list, even though you were nominated and plan to graduate in May, August or December of this calendar year, please contact the UAA Office (awards@provost.wisc.edu, 265-2428).

RESOURCES

Previous Herfurth-Kubly Award Recipients