Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Panther Scholarship Portal!

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.

How to Apply for Scholarships


To apply for scholarships, you must be admitted to UWM. 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 enhance your profile and make you eligible for even more scholarships. Based on your answers in the General Application and your student record, you will be matched with scholarship opportunities as follows:

  • You may be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria, and your profile will be available to the awarding department for consideration. When you’re signed in, these auto-match scholarships will be listed as “None” under the Actions column, meaning no further action is required on your part. Qualifying does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.
  • You may be a good candidate for a scholarship, and more information is required from you to be considered. When you’re signed in, "Apply” will appear under the Actions column, and you must complete a scholarship-specific application. Read each scholarship’s description to determine if you would be a good candidate. Qualifying and applying do not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.

New applications become available throughout the year, so check the Panther Scholarship Portal regularly for new opportunities.

How to Search for Scholarships


You can search for scholarship opportunities 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 area of study (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 based on your student record, admitted and current students may sign in and click Recommended under the Opportunities drop-down menu.

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

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$750 - $1,500 African Diaspora Council Scholarship
African American/Black student with demonstrated financial need as...
Deadline01/31/2023
$1,000 Ann Aversa Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and...
Deadline01/31/2023
$5,000.00 Dr. Jane Mahoney Scholarship
The primary purpose is to provide scholarships to UWM students...
Deadline01/31/2023
Varies Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduating Wisconsin high school seniors.
Deadline02/01/2023
$2,000 (Renewable) Andrew P. Potos Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate sophomore, junior, senior, or transfer students...
Deadline02/01/2023
$1,000 Black Cat Ultimate Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate members of the Black Cat Ultimate Frisbee Club...
Deadline02/01/2023
$500 Casa Abierta Scholarship
Awarded to select individuals who attend UWM’s Casa Abierta event and...
Deadline02/01/2023
$2,300 and renewable up to an additional year Greater Milwaukee Foundation American Association of University Women-Milwaukee Branch Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for: Graduate or undergraduate returning...
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Jackie Mussfeldt Scholarship
Intended for Native American undergraduates from Wisconsin or the Upper...
Deadline02/01/2023
$8,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Patricia Smith Wilmeth Scholarship
Open to Degree Seeking Students in a course of study leading to a career...
Deadline02/01/2023
Up to $5,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Robert G. & Evarista Hammond Scholarship
Open to graduates of a Waukesha county high school studying engineering,...
Deadline02/01/2023
$5,000 or more Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarship
The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarship is designed to...
Deadline02/01/2023
$2000 Illinois Panthers Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students from Illinois with academic achievement.
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies Kathy Munson Scholarship
Awarded to one undergraduate student at JR or SR status, who is also a...
Deadline02/01/2023
$2,000.00 Linda Rupp Memorial Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled returning adult students (25 years or older)...
Deadline02/01/2023
50% of tuition Marian Drake Breskvar Scholarship
Awarded to Wisconsin resident juniors, seniors, or master’s students...
Deadline02/01/2023
Full Tuition, Renewable up to 5 yrs Morgridge Scholarship
This full-tuition scholarship is for upcoming graduates of Lynde & Harry...
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies Pamela Clark Memorial Scholarship
The primary purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships to...
Deadline02/01/2023
VARIES Ross Leonard Scholarship
Providing support for undergraduate students demonstrating a commitment...
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies Shorewood Woman's Club Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled returning adult students (25 years or older)...
Deadline02/01/2023
$8,000 (Renewable) Sullivan-Spaights Scholarship
Awarded to full-time, undergraduate, underrepresented minority students...
Deadline02/01/2023
VARIES UWM Alumni Association LGBT+ Chapter Scholarship
Providing support for undergraduate students demonstrating a commitment...
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies UWM Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen.
Deadline02/01/2023
$1,000 Vivent Equity Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, and...
Deadline02/01/2023
$5,000 Wisconsin Merit Scholarship
The 2017 Wisconsin Act 314 established a Wisconsin Merit Scholarship...
Deadline02/01/2023
Varies, $2,500 up to $10,000 Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship for Incoming First-Year Students
The Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship is intended to recognize...
Deadline02/01/2023
$4,000 to $5,000 OCA Wisconsin Scholarship
For undergraduates with academic merit, who are graduates of a WI high...
Deadline02/19/2023
$500-$1000 Black & Gold Scholarship
Awarded to Wisconsin residents with a high school GPA above 2.0 and...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies First-Year Admissions Scholarship
Awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to qualifying...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2500 to $5000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Alice C. Helland Scholarship
Intended for full-time students at junior, senior or Master’s level...
Deadline03/01/2023
$500 New Transfer Student Scholarship
Awarded to first-time direct transfer students from Milwaukee Area...
Deadline03/01/2023
$500.00 Panther Academic Scholarship
Awarded to select rising sophomore students identified by the Student...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Panther Pride Scholarship
Awarded to select individuals who attend events organized by the Office...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,500 UWM College Possible Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen College Possible scholars attending UWM with...
Deadline03/01/2023
Up to $5000 Osher Re-Entry Scholarship
Undergraduate adult students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree...
Deadline04/02/2023
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Fall
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Deadline04/02/2023
$500 and up (Varies) Electa Quinney Institute’s First Nation Scholarship
This scholarship is to provide financial support for First Nation...
Deadline05/01/2023
$500 I Am UWM 1 Scholarship
A one-time $500 UWM scholarship for new incoming freshman students...
Deadline05/01/2023
$1,500 annually Chancellor's Merit Scholarship - Tier 1
Awarded based on an unweighted high school GPA of 4.00 to incoming...
Deadline08/31/2023
$1,000 annually Chancellor's Merit Scholarship - Tier 2
Awarded based on an unweighted high school GPA of 3.75-3.99 to incoming...
Deadline08/31/2023
$500 annually Chancellor's Merit Scholarship - Tier 3
Awarded based on an unweighted high school GPA of 3.40-3.74 to incoming...
Deadline08/31/2023
Varies I Am UWM 2 Scholarship
Awarded to select UWM students with demonstrated academic achievement.
Deadline08/31/2023
Varies I Am UWM 3 Scholarship
Awarded to eligible Undergraduate students.
Deadline08/31/2023
Varies Mi Futuro Scholarship
Awarded to incoming, bachelor degree-seeking, freshmen students with a...
Varies UWM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Primary purpose is to provide scholarships to UWM students who are...
Ended
$500 - $1,000 African American Faculty Staff Council Scholarship
African American/Black student with demonstrated financial need and a...
Ended
Varies Outstanding Scholars Scholarship
Renewal only for previous year recipients of this scholarship who are...
Ended
$0.00 Chancellor's Diversity and Leadership Scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Chancellor's Walker's Point Scholarship
Ended
$0.00 Sylvia Bell White Scholarship Fund
Ended