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Stewardship Question Library — WiSH Post-Acceptance Section

Stewarding Donors
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Last Updated: 08-27-2021


This outlines questions to include in the WiSH post-acceptance section. Asking the scholarship recipient to answer these questions will help the donor get to know the recipient.

Feel free to use any combination of these questions as you collect post-acceptance/stewardship materials from scholarship recipients. Consider rotating questions periodically, especially for scholarship recipients who receive multiyear awards. Other items you may want to include in the post-acceptance section include media releases/permissions, grade point average, etc.

Also use the ability to collect thank-you notes or other uploaded documentation for donor stewardship. A thank-you letter template tool is located in our WiSH Engage toolkit.

  • Why did you choose to attend UW–Madison?
  • Why is receiving scholarship assistance important to you?
  • What inspired you to choose your area of study?
  • What achievement in your life are you most proud of?
  • What are your career plans or aspirations?
  • What makes your journey to UW–Madison unique?
  • Who/what inspires you?
  • What is your major?
  • What are your academic interests and why?
  • What activities or groups are you a part of outside of your time in the classroom?
  • Why is this scholarship important to you?
  • What additional thoughts would you like to share with your donors?
  • Describe your path to your major. Please highlight your other educational experience (undergraduate or graduate degrees) and any relevant personal/professional experiences.
  • Where is your favorite spot on campus and why?
  • What is the greatest learning experience you’ve had at UW–Madison?
  • Share about your research or publications.
  • Share about an academic achievement you’re proud of at UW–Madison.
  • What is your favorite thing about UW–Madison?
  • Who is your favorite professor or what is your favorite class at UW–Madison?
  • What is something you’d like to know about your donor?