Our Opportunities

Welcome! Below, you will find a listing of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more. Additional scholarship information may be found at scholarships.uwm.edu, including our frequently asked questions.

How to Apply for Scholarships


Admitted and current students have a Panther Scholarship Portal profile created based on their UWM student record. Sign in using your ePantherID and complete the General Application to match with scholarships in one of two ways:

  • Auto-Match Scholarships do not have any additional questions beyond the General Application, and you are matched automatically if you satisfy the qualifications. No further action is required! You will not be able to see these matches in your Recommended Opportunities, but your profile information will be forwarded to the committee(s) administering each scholarship. About 85% of UWM’s scholarships are auto-match opportunities based on the General Application and/or a school/college secondary application.
  • Apply-To Scholarships require additional questions or items (like a resume or reference) for you to be considered. When you’re signed in, apply-to scholarships will appear in your list of Recommended Opportunities, and an "Apply” button will be available under the Actions column. You must submit a scholarship-specific application to be considered. About 15% of UWM’s scholarships are apply-to opportunities.

Qualifying and/or applying does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.

How to Search for Scholarships


Search for scholarships in a variety of ways:

  • To browse all available scholarships, click Ours under the Opportunities drop-down menu above.
  • To filter by school, college, department, or academic program/major, select the Show Filters icon above and select one or more options.
  • To search by keyword, enter your keyword in the text field below. Common keyword searches include your year in school (e.g., sophomore) and major.
  • To view scholarships recommended for you, sign in and click Recommended under the Opportunities drop-down menu.

Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Contact the Office of Student Scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in African & African Diaspora Studies
Chancellor’s Award for graduate students in the Department of African...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Communication
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in Communication as chosen by...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Mathematical Sciences
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in math as chosen by the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Nonprofit Management
Chancellor’s Award for graduate students in Nonprofit Management as...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Psychology
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in psychology as chosen by the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Spanish
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in Spanish as chosen by the...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Urban Studies
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in Urban Studies as chosen by...
Deadline06/30/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Anthropology
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in Anthropology as chosen by...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Art History
Chancellor’s Award for graduate students in Art History as chosen by the...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Chemistry
Chancellor’s Awards for graduate students in chemistry as chosen by the...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Geosciences
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in geosciences as selected by...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in History
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in history as chosen by the...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Language, Literature & Translation (FICL)
Chancellor’s award for MALLT students as chosen by the faculty. Students...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Linguistics
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in linguistics as chosen by...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Physics
Chancellor’s Award for graduate students in physics as chosen by the...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Political Science
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in political science as chosen...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Public Administration
Chancellor’s Award for graduate students in Public Administration as...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Translation & Interpreting
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in translation and...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Women's & Gender Studies
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in Women’s and Gender Studies...
Deadline07/01/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Economics
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in economics as chosen by the...
Deadline07/02/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in English
Chancellor’s awards for graduate students in English as chosen by the...
Deadline07/02/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Geography
Chancellor’s award for graduate student in geography as chosen by the...
Deadline07/08/2024
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Sociology
Chancellor’s award for graduate students in sociology as chosen by the...
Deadline07/08/2024
Varies School of Education Emergency Grant
School of Education students may apply for the SOE Emergency Grant to...
Deadline07/31/2024
Varies Avi Shaked & Babs Waldman Engineering Scholarship
Awarded to academically qualified undergraduate students as determined...
Deadline08/01/2024
$500-$1000 Black & Gold Scholarship
Awarded to Wisconsin residents with a high school GPA above 2.0 and...
Deadline08/01/2024
$500-$1500 annually Chancellor's Merit Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshmen based on the student’s unweighted final...
Deadline08/01/2024
$3500 (renewable) College of Engineering & Applied Science Dean's Merit Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming, first-time freshmen who enroll full-time in...
Deadline08/01/2024
$4,000 Dean's International Student Scholarship - Fall Start
To provide scholarships to Incoming graduate students in the Lubar...
Deadline08/01/2024
$2,500 Dean's Non-Resident Student Scholarship - Fall Start
To provide scholarships to incoming Graduate students that are...
Deadline08/01/2024
Varies up to $2,000 Doris Katherine Derse Scholarship
One or more scholarships are given annually to bachelor’s degree...
Deadline08/01/2024
Up to $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester) International Student Scholarship - Fall Start
Awarded to select newly admitted undergraduate international freshmen...
Deadline08/01/2024
$1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP) Award for Midwest Students
Midwest state residents are eligible to receive an additional $1,000...
Deadline08/01/2024
$1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP) Award for Minnesota Students
Minnesota state residents are eligible to receive an additional $1,000...
Deadline08/01/2024
$250-$500 Pounce Back Re-Entry Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate re-entry students. Re-entry students were once...
Deadline08/01/2024
$5,000.00 per semester, for two semesters. Youth-Oriented Substance Abuse and Trauma Counseling (YOSAT) Fellowship Stipend
Funds are available to those accepted as YOSAT fellowship program....
Deadline08/17/2024
Varies Moon Shot for Equity Re-Entry Grant
To support select students re-entering undergraduate programs after an...
Deadline08/31/2024
Students receive a stipend of $2,800 for participating in a 10-week summer program. Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program (McNair Scholars Program) Student Application
We are now accepting for the 2025 academic school year to go into Summer...
Deadline09/30/2024
$500 Racial Justice Community Project Grant
The UWM Urban Studies Program has developed a grant program for Urban...
Deadline12/21/2024
Varies Mellon Internship Stipend
Students engaged in an approved internship in the Women’s & Gender...
Deadline02/01/2025
Varies up to $5,000 David Lichtman Research Fellowship
This award recognizes graduate students in the Department of Physics who...
Deadline03/01/2025
Varies Nicholas J. Papastamatiou Scholarship
The Nicolas J. Papastamatiou Scholarship is given to an outstanding...
Deadline05/01/2025
$0.00 RHC Emergency Spring Award
The Roberto Hernández Center (RHC) awards emergency grants to students...
Varies Freshwater Sciences Student Scholarship
Provide scholarships, fellowship, research assistantship, teaching...
Ended
$9,000 to $18,000 Tom & Marilyn Gales Scholarship
For incoming freshmen with a High School GPA of 3.0 or better, who...
Ended
$800.00 Friends of Water Scholarship
We are pleased to introduce the Friends of Water Scholarship for new...
Ended
Varies Francis & Barbara Stauner Scholarship
Intended for a full-time undergraduate student in good academic standing.
Ended
Varies Education Graduate Student Scholarship
For first-year Master’s degree students enrolled in the School of...
Ended
Varies Froedtert Health Career Pathway Mentor Scholarship
Awarded to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in one of the...
Ended
$5,000.00 Brookby Foundation Scholarship in Water Science Literacy
The Brookby Foundation Scholarship in Water Science Literacy is...
Ended