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 up to $3,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Jo Read Undergraduate Scholarship
The Mary Jo Read Geography Fund, with estimated assets of more than $1...
Deadline02/28/2024
Varies Roberto Hernandez Center Exito Scholarship
The Exito Scholarship is designed to support student success for...
Deadline02/28/2024
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...
Deadline02/29/2024
Varies up to $1,000 A.T. Brown Award for History Graduate Students
This award is given to a history graduate student with demonstrated...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies African Diaspora Council Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students who clearly demonstrate significant...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Art & Design Department Scholarship Application for Sophomores & Juniors
The Sophomore and Junior Art & Design Department Scholarship Application...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,500 Berquist Study Abroad Scholarship
The Berquist Study Abroad Scholarship supports undergraduate students...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $5,000 Department of Geosciences Award
The Department of Geosciences, benefiting from many generous donations...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,000 Department of Geosciences Scholarship/Award
The Department of Geosciences recognizes students’ academic and research...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,000 Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer Scholarship
This award provides field research support for undergraduate or graduate...
Deadline03/01/2024
$2,100 Ellen Healy Award
Graduate students in the Department of History who have not received any...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,250 Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Leah Fetter, who was a gifted...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $5,000 Frederick I. Olson Scholarship
The Frederick I. Olson Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000 Giovanni Carini Memorial Scholarship
The Giovanni Carini Memorial Scholarship supports a UWM undergraduate...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000 Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
The Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award intended to...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies from $500 to $2,000 James A. Sappenfield Fellowship
The Sappenfield Fellowship is given to outstanding graduate students in...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 Joseph G. Baier Memorial Scholarship
When funds are available, one scholarship is given to a biology or...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 Katherine Greacon Nelson Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to an undergraduate for...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 L. Joseph Lukowicz Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial aid to master’s students in...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 Leah Fetter Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in the name of Leah Fetter, a bright and...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000 Mariele Schirmer Scholarship in French
The scholarship is open to declared French majors enrolled at least 9...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000 Mariele Schirmer Scholarship in German
The scholarship is open to declared German majors enrolled with a...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,500 Martha Best / Martine Meyer Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in the names of two highly esteemed former...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 Mary H. Mursky Scholarship
The Mary H. Mursky Scholarship is given to an outstanding Geosciences...
Deadline03/01/2024
Full Tuition, Renewable up to 5 yrs Morgridge Scholarship
This full-tuition scholarship is for upcoming graduates of Lynde & Harry...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $5,000 Nelson Cherkauer Lasca Legacy Scholarship
The Nelson Cherkauer Lasca Legacy Scholarship provides support for...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500 New Transfer Student Scholarship
Awarded to first-time direct transfer students from Milwaukee Area...
Deadline03/01/2024
$500 Planetarium Service Award
Awards are periodically given to students who provide exemplary service...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,500 Raymond E. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
The Raymond E. Hatcher Scholarship is given to juniors, seniors and...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $1,000 Robert E. Gernant Memorial Scholarship
The Robert E. Gernant Memorial Scholarship provides support for an...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $3,000 Roy Arthur Swanson Comparative Literature Merit Scholarship
The Roy Arthur Swanson Merit Scholarship in Comparative Literature is...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies from $1,000 to $5,000 Schwertfeger Scholarship
Fred and Ruth Schwertfeger support scholarships for bachelor’s degree...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,500 Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship supports undergraduate students from any major leading...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,000 Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American History
The Theodore Saloutos Award for PhD Dissertation Research in American...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies Vera Zilber Public Health Retention Scholarship for Undergraduate Degree Students
This scholarship is for continuing Kinesiology and Nutritional Sciences...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $2,000 Wilder Crane Memorial Scholarship
The Wilder Crane Memorial Scholarship is given to a political science...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies up to $3,000 Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a student in geosciences who meets these...
Deadline03/01/2024
Varies - up to $6,000 which covers tuition and a portion of the out-of-pocket expenses E. Paul & Jane Humke International Mathematics Scholarship
The E. Paul and Jane Humke International Mathematics Scholarship is...
Deadline03/02/2024
$3,500 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Juney Foundation Scholarship
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation Juney Foundation Scholarship is given...
Deadline03/02/2024
Varies Architecture Scholarship Application for Incoming Graduate Students
Applying for School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)...
Deadline03/03/2024
Varies Urban Planning Scholarship Application for Incoming Students
Applying for School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP)...
Deadline03/03/2024
Varies Art & Design Department Outstanding First-Year Student Scholarship Application
A limited number of scholarships are awarded each year. Scholarship...
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