UW-Madison has agreed to change the wording on a scholarship letter after at least one student complained that it led her to believe she would receive thousands of dollars more than she did.
The scholarship is called the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship and it was given to about 229 graduate students at UW-Madison in 2011-12. The fellowships are given to students who will increase diversity on campus.
A form letter used by some departments at the university promised a nine-month stipend worth $18,756, plus tuition and fees.
The letter also stated that the department promised “an additional year of support for your [master’s degree] work.”