University of Wisconsin–Madison

Volunteer to host a King-Morgridge Scholar

The King-Morgridge Scholars Program, administered by the International Division, will welcome its second cohort of students to campus this August. As part of their introduction to the Madison community and to the university, we are looking for volunteer hosts to participate in a temporary home stay program for these students.

  • Five of six candidates have already confirmed acceptance of their scholarship. Once the final candidate is confirmed, we expect to be welcoming three female and three male students; the students are 17 to 19 years old and will enter the university as new freshmen.
  • The confirmed students are coming from the Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya (two), and a Tibetan via India. The final student will also be from the continent of Africa.
  • Arrival in Madison is expected to be Saturday, August 11, 2018. Students will be able to move into their UW Residence Hall on Sunday, August 26.Therefore, the length of the home stay will be approximately two weeks.
  • Host families need to be able to provide the student his/her own room and most meals. (Generally, breakfast and dinner on weekdays, and weekend meals.)
  • Unless within close walking distance, host families need to be located on/near a bus line or be able to provide daily transport to/from campus
    • Students will need to be on-campus each weekday for orientation activities organized by the International Division.
    • Weekend activities for students may also occur.

If interested in volunteering to host or to request additional information, please contact Jason Jonely, King-Morgridge Scholars Program Coordinator at

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