A one-year award waiving out-of-state tuition and providing a stipend of each semester. Open to all graduate students who either have a B.A. or M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison or expect to receive one of these degrees before the beginning of the semester in which they will receive the award. The Graduate School holds a separate competition for five “Special” Vilas Fellowships, which do not require such degrees. All awards are based on scholarship and need.