The Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award honors the outstanding scholarship and community service of undergraduate students from traditionally under-represented minority groups pursuing a degree in Business or Engineering at UW-Madison and UW-Platteville. Award recipients are nominated during the fall of the final year, and receive the award upon graduation.

These awards, funded by an endowment from the Alliant Energy Foundation, are intended to recognize and reward outstanding students at UW System institutions within Alliant Energy’s service area. Alliant Energy established the award to recognize and honor Erroll B. Davis, Jr., former CEO of Alliant Corporation and former Board of Regents member for the University of Wisconsin System.

2019 Award Recipients


Luis Balleno

Luis Balleno smiling at the camera

Industrial Engineering,
UW-Platteville

Malcolm Clark

Malcolm Clark smiling at the camera

Materials Science and Engineering, UW-Madison

Daniel Gnadt

Dan Gnadt smiling at the camera

Electrical Engineering,
UW-Platteville

Photo Gallery

2019 Award Ceremony

Award Ceremony

October 25, 2019

Pyle Center 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

By Invitation Only

Maura McDonagh

Maura McDonagh smiling at the camera

Biomedical Engineering,
UW-Madison

Julian Rodriguez

Julian Rodriguez smiling at the camera

Mechanical Engineering, UW-Platteville Engineering Partnerships Program at UW-Oshkosh Fox Valley Campus

Application Process

2019-20 Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award

Eligible institutions should select candidates by May 3, 2019.

2019 Erroll B Davis Award Eligibility Guidelines pdf