Scholarship Overview

An endowed scholarship established by Andrew Meadows Righter '85 and Lisa Marie Righter '85 that will provide the financial resources to establish an endowment in support of a merit-based endowed scholarship. Through this Scholarship, funds will be provided annually to an outstanding undergraduate student in the sophomore, junior or senior year of study who meets the following selection criteria: First, to be considered for this scholarship, a student must demonstrate a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale). Once appointed as a Righter Scholar, a student must maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average to remain eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship may be renewed – and, therefore, a student may receive the Righter Scholarship for as many as three academic years, including the first year in which it is received. Second, to be considered for this scholarship, a student must demonstrate financial need, as determined by the university's Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, with a preference given to students who have experienced a personal challenge during their college career, such as a parent or guardian losing a job or a student losing a parent or guardian. Beyond the above criteria, the appointment of a student as a Righter Scholar shall follow the University's guidelines for the awarding of scholarships.

Need Based

Eligibility Criteria
Freshmen   Sophomore   Junior   Senior  


Special application requirements

This scholarship requires the student to complete the General Application in Madison Scholarships Hub (the Hub). If you meet the basic qualifications for this scholarship, you will be prompted to complete additional materials to be considered for this scholarship and/or determine your eligibility. For further information about how to log into the Hub and application deadlines, please see our website:

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