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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
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 deadline for students that have not completed their application or...
Deadline02/09/2023
Varies Dance Scholarship Application
This scholarship application will be used to award all of the Dance...
Deadline02/11/2023
Varies PSOA Theatre Scholarship Application
This is the main application to award all PSOA Theatre scholarships for...
Deadline02/11/2023
$500 Melvin H. Miller Award
Awards are given for achievements in teaching, research or service by...
Deadline02/12/2023
Varies up to $5,000 Clifford H. Mortimer Scholarship
Multiple awards and scholarships are given to juniors, seniors, and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies from $500 to $1,500 Department of Biological Sciences Graduate Student Awards
The Department of Biological Sciences offers several different...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies from $500 to $1,500 Department of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Student Awards
The Department of Biological Sciences offers several different...
Deadline02/15/2023
Up to $5,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Robert G. & Evarista Hammond Scholarship
Open to graduates of a Waukesha county high school studying engineering,...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $1,500 James D. Anthony Memorial Scholarship
Multiple scholarships are given to juniors, seniors and graduate...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $1,000 James J. Magnino M.D. Scholarship
When funds are available, one scholarship is given to a junior or senior...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $1,000 Joseph G. Baier Memorial Scholarship
When funds are available, one scholarship is given to a biology or...
Deadline02/15/2023
50% of tuition Marian Drake Breskvar Scholarship
Awarded to Wisconsin resident juniors, seniors, or master’s students...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Peter J Salamun Scholarship
Multiple awards and scholarships are given to juniors, seniors, and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $1,500 Raymond E. Hatcher Memorial Scholarship
The Raymond E. Hatcher Scholarship is given to juniors, seniors and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Robert Costello Botany Scholarship
Multiple Robert Costello Botany Scholarships are given to juniors and...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies from $500 to $1,500 Ruth I. Walker Graduating Senior Award
The Ruth Walker Graduating Senior Awards are given in recognition of...
Deadline02/15/2023
Varies up to $1,500 Ruth I. Walker Memorial Scholarship or Award
Multiple awards and scholarships are given to juniors, seniors, and...
Deadline02/15/2023
up to $15,000 Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) - Fall/Spring (Grant 2)
This federally-funded fellowship is awarded to undergraduate students of...
Deadline02/17/2023
Up to $7,500 Ctr. for International Education Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Summer
This fellowship is intended for undergraduate students of any major...
Deadline02/17/2023
up to $7,500 total Ctr. for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Summer (Grant 2)
This fellowship is for graduate students in any program who wish to...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,000 Hoque Scholarship for Innovation
Scholarships for freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and transfer...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,000 LEC Innovation Scholarships Application
This is the application undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior,...
Deadline02/17/2023
$2,000 Patricia H. Weisberg Innovation Scholarship
Awarded to UWM undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and...
Deadline02/17/2023
$4,000 to $5,000 OCA Wisconsin Scholarship
For undergraduates with academic merit, who are graduates of a WI high...
Deadline02/19/2023
$1,000 Irvin & Ruth Spoerri Scholarship
Scholarship to provide support to students enrolled in a degree program...
Deadline02/24/2023
Varies from $500 and up Casey O'Brien Outstanding Activist Award
The award is given in recognition of student activism (on or off-campus)...
Deadline02/26/2023
Varies from $500 Women's & Gender Studies Paper and Project Award
In anticipation of Women’s History Month (March), during February each...
Deadline02/26/2023
Varies Alfred Cahn Music Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Anita Hankwitz Kastner Music Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Arthur W. Hayek Instrumental Music Education Scholarship
Scholarship for PSOA Music students with a major in instrumental Music...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Bernadine Sherman Music Education Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Beth Giacobassi Bassoon Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music whose...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Brittany Musumeci-Canizares Violin Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students who are majoring in Music and...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Cello Studio Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Dr. Henry & Julia Freund Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Ermenc Slovenian Arts Scholarship
Scholarship for juniors, seniors or graduate students enrolled in a...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Excelencia en la Musica Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music with...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Fingerstyle Guitar Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Franklyn & Barbara Esenberg Clarinet Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Friends of Music Scholarship
Undergraduate enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music. Peck School of...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Gerald Grose Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Gertrude Stillman Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Gilbert H. Meisel Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Adelaide F. Banaszynski Memorial Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music....
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Music Scholarship
Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music....
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Nancy McClellan Music Scholarship
Undergraduate or Graduate student studying piano and enrolled in a...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Gregoria Karides Suchy Music Scholarship
Undergraduate senior or graduate student enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Guitar Scholarship
Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in classical guitar with...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies H. Burke Gilbert Scholarship
Undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Music with a...
Deadline02/28/2023
Varies Hagemeister Scholarship
To provide scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students...
Deadline02/28/2023