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 for them 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 your application is forwarded to the committee(s) overseeing each scholarship if you satisfy the qualifications. About 85% of UWM’s scholarships are auto-match opportunities based on the General 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” will appear under the Actions column, and you must submit a scholarship-specific application. 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 Art & Design Department Outstanding First-Year Student Scholarship Application
A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarship...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Art & Design Department Scholarship Application for Sophomores & Juniors
The Sophomore and Junior Art & Design Department Scholarship Application...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies up to $7,500 James & Dorathea Levenson Ecology and Field Biology Fellowship
The James & Dorathea Levenson Ecology and Field Biology Fellowship is...
Deadline03/04/2024
Varies Dance Scholarship Application
This scholarship application will be used to award all of the Dance...
Deadline03/06/2024
varies - typically $1,000 to $1,500 Kristin Ruggiero and Howard Handelman Latin American or Caribbean Field Research Award
The Ruggiero-Handelman Field Research Award is for field research in...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000 Lorenzo Henderson Scholarship
The Lorenzo Henderson Scholarship supports an African and African...
Deadline03/15/2024
$500 Racial Justice Community Project Grant
The UWM Urban Studies Program has developed a grant program for Urban...
Deadline03/15/2024
$3,000 Rafi And Zohreh Scholarship
This $3,000 scholarship is given to a journalism student with senior...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Fall Start
Awarded to select undergraduate students transferring to UWM for a...
Deadline03/15/2024
varies up to $2,500 W. Michael Ross Scholarship
The W. Michael Ross Scholarship supports a meritorious undergraduate...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies Alan Kulwicki Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to select engineering students enrolled in the College of...
Deadline03/31/2024
Varies Kohler Foundation Internship Award
The Kohler Foundation periodically provides funding for an Art History...
Deadline03/31/2024
Varies up to $5,000 Meadows Scholarship
The Meadows Scholarship supports a full-time bachelor’s degree student...
Deadline03/31/2024
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
The McNair Scholars Program is a federal TRIO grant funded by the United...
Deadline03/31/2024
$2,000 (Renewable) All-In Milwaukee Scholarship
Awarded to All-In Milwaukee scholars attending UWM with full-time...
Deadline04/01/2024
Varies up to $500 Donald R. Shea Scholarship in Latin American Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of...
Deadline04/01/2024
Limited scholarships available up to $5,000, Renewable Electa Quinney Institute’s Indigenous Kinship and Responsibility Scholarship
Awarded to select students as identified by the awarding unit according...
Deadline04/01/2024
$1,000 Dr. Alice Gillam Scholarship
For a graduate student in English whose work exemplifies the...
Deadline04/02/2024
Varies up to $17,000 Tinsley Helton Dissertation Fellowship
The Tinsley Helton Dissertation Fellowship is given to a student in the...
Deadline04/02/2024
$1,000.00 Kamm Family Scholarship
Awarded to students in the MKE Scholars Program.
Deadline04/15/2024
$1,000.00 MKE Scholars Scholarship
Awarded to students in the MKE Scholars Program.
Deadline04/15/2024
Varies up to $5,000 Rudolf & Helga Kaden Internship Award
A generous gift from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Kaden Fund...
Deadline04/15/2024
$1,000 (Renewable) We Energies Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students in the MKE Scholars program that...
Deadline04/15/2024
$2,000.00 Blinka Family Tax/Accounting Scholarship
Undergraduate and graduate business students in good standing with...
Deadline04/30/2024
$1,000 Deloitte Foundation Scholarship
Junior or senior Accounting major that has successfully completed the...
Deadline04/30/2024
$3,000 Edward L. Vander Grinten '66, '70 Scholarship
Scholarship for junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in...
Deadline04/30/2024
Varies Fischer & Leer Accounting Excellence Scholarship
Awarded to Lubar College of Business students enrolled in an Accounting...
Deadline04/30/2024
$5,000 Harlan & Sandra Ten Pas Tax Accounting Scholarship
Lubar School of Business full-time student MSPA – Taxation Track,...
Deadline04/30/2024
$4,000 James H. March Scholarship
Accounting major or graduate student in Accounting program
Deadline04/30/2024
$2,000 Jeffrey R. Anderson '79 Accounting Scholarship
Undergraduate, full-time, pursuing degree in Accounting, minimum...
Deadline04/30/2024
$1,500.00 Jerry Leer Advanced Accounting Scholarship
Accounting major/program; full-time junior, senior, or graduate student;...
Deadline04/30/2024
$2,000 Jim Tucker '89 & Lee Steinke Accounting Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student accounting major, academic...
Deadline04/30/2024
$2,500 Kirsten & John Schilling '89 Accounting Integrity Scholar
Lubar School of Business full-time Junior or Senior, Accounting major,...
Deadline04/30/2024
Varies Leer/Tellier Scholarship
Accounting major/program; full-time junior, senior, or graduate student;...
Deadline04/30/2024
$3,000 MultiState Corporation Tax Guide Scholarship
Students in the Lubar School of Business tax program, must be enrolled...
Deadline04/30/2024
Varies up to $2,000 NRC Study Abroad Scholar '24
The CIE-National Resource Center Title VI Grant offers a limited number...
Deadline04/30/2024
$1,000 Ramzi Doany Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to select students as identified by the awarding unit according...
Deadline04/30/2024
$3,500 Ronald & Marjorie Krizek Scholarship in Accounting
Accounting major; junior or senior; current resident of Waukesha County;...
Deadline04/30/2024
$2,250 TEI Wisconsin Tax Accounting Scholarship
Graduate student award for student enrolled in the Lubar School of...
Deadline04/30/2024
$4,000 Thomas Perz Accounting Scholarship
Graduate student in good standing in the MS Accounting or MS...
Deadline04/30/2024
$3,000 UWM Tax Alumni Scholarship
For undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Accounting and not...
Deadline04/30/2024
$1,500 Wipfli Accounting Scholarship
Accounting major; junior or senior; academic achievement (min. 3.2...
Deadline04/30/2024
$5,000 Wolters Kluwer Scholarship in Accounting & Taxation
Award for graduate student enrolled in the MS-Accounting or...
Deadline04/30/2024
$1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program Award for Midwest Students
Midwest state residents are eligible to receive an additional $1,000...
Deadline05/01/2024
Varies Frederick J. Hoffman Award
The Hoffman award is given to the best essay by a currently enrolled...
Deadline05/15/2024
Varies Lubar Graduate Scholarship Application
This is a general scholarship application for all Lubar College of...
Deadline06/15/2024
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