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
Full-ride Anu and Satya Nadella Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen pursuing computer science, data science, or...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000.00 Chancellor Mark A. Mone Scholarship
The primary purpose is to provide scholarships to undergraduate students...
Deadline12/01/2022
$0.00 Don, Mark, Eleanor and Paul Gia Russo Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Edward and Diane Zore Honors College Scholarship
Edward and Diane Zore Honors College Scholarship is awarded to...
Deadline12/01/2022
$0.00 Fred Kauwertz Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Fred Miller/Milwaukee Braves Scholarship
The Fred Miller/Milwaukee Braves Memorial Scholarship is offered every...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies up to $8,000 (renewable) Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Awarded to freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transfer, master’s, and...
Deadline12/01/2022
$0.00 George P. Ettenheim Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen.
Deadline12/01/2022
varies Gina Rosko Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduating seniors from Tremper High School in Kenosha, WI,...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation David C. Scott Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate students who have...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dr. John H. and Cynthia A. Jackson Scholarship
Awarded to African-American undergraduates pursuing bachelor’s degrees...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Journal Foundation/JAMS Scholarship
Generously funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Journal...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Hawkins Honors Scholarship
The Hawkins Honors Scholarship provides funding to incoming freshman...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000.00 Honors College Equity & Inclusion Scholarship
The Honors College Equity & Inclusion Scholarship is awarded to...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000 Honors College Florian J. and M. Barbara Dominiak Scholarship
The Honors College Florian J. and M. Barbara Dominiak Scholarship is...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Honors College Scholarship
This scholarship provides financial support to outstanding students in...
Deadline12/01/2022
$0.00 Honors College Study Abroad Scholarship
The Honors College offers scholarships to support students studying...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,000 Human Ecology Scholarship in Geography
This scholarship is given to a junior or senior, full-time declared...
Deadline12/01/2022
$5,000 Jack F. and Corrine V. Reichert Scholarship
This scholarship will provide an award for one entering freshman who is...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,000 Jane Sekulski Scholarship for Graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools
For new incoming freshmen admitted by February 1st who are graduates of...
Deadline12/01/2022
$0.00 Judith G. Scott '81 Honors Scholarship
This fund provides scholarships for students enrolled in the UWM Honors...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies KleinOsowski Honors College Scholarship
Through a donation from Honors College Alumna AJ KleinOsowski and her...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Lawrence Baldassaro Honors College Scholarship
This scholarship honors Emeritus Professor Lawrence Baldassaro, who...
Deadline12/01/2022
$551.72 Lewandowski Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000.00 Mary Elyn Bahlert Scholarship
Awarded to incoming African-American freshmen students who are the first...
Deadline12/01/2022
$500 MENSA of Wisconsin Foundation Book Scholarship
UWM Book scholarship for Wisconsin Resident students with academic...
Deadline12/01/2022
Up to $1,000 Meta Steinfort Scholarship
The Meta Steinfort Scholarship is given to one or more students who are...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000.00 Milwaukee Scholars Scholarship
Milwaukee Scholars Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,031.91 Minority Academic Achievement Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. The criteria for this award...
Deadline12/01/2022
Full-Tuition Morgridge Foster Care Scholarship
Renewable up to four academic years after initial academic year, Covers...
Deadline12/01/2022
$1,000 MPS Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen who are a racial/ethnic minority and have...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Opportunity Scholarship
For Hispanic students with demonstrated financial need and in good...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Professor Debra Majeed Honors Scholarship
The Professor Debra Majeed Scholarship is awarded to BIPOC undergraduate...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Provost's Honors College Merit Scholarship
Provost’s Honors College Merit Award is a four-year undergraduate...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,000 Randal & Polly Wilson Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for UWM students meeting the following...
Deadline12/01/2022
2,000 Robert W. Baird Honors College Scholarship
The Robert W. Baird Corporation Scholarship is a one-year $2,000...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Ron Perez Legacy Scholarship
To honor the legacy of former Dean Ron Perez by providing scholarship...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Royal and Myra Taxman Scholarship
Intended for students in good academic standing.
Deadline12/01/2022
$500.00 Ruth I. Walker Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Unrestricted.
Deadline12/01/2022
Two awards at $2500 each Sentry Insurance Foundation Leadership Scholarship
Open to incoming freshmen from a Wisconsin high school with a minimum...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies up to $4,000 Study Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship supports undergraduate students from any major leading...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies Tabak Law Excellence Scholarship
The Tabak Law Excellence Scholarship provides funding to students in the...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,300 Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers scholarships to...
Deadline12/01/2022
$547.30 UW Credit Union Scholarship
Awarded to new incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need and...
Deadline12/01/2022
$10,00 over four years, starting with $1,000 and increasing each year. UW Credit Union Scholarship (Dept)
Awarded to new incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need and...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies UWM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Primary purpose is to provide scholarships to UWM students who are...
Deadline12/01/2022
$2,000.00 Walter and Mary Hampel Scholarship
Undergraduate, first generation college student, academic merit 3.0 GPA...
Deadline12/01/2022
$5,000 Ziegler Family Scholarship
The Ziegler Family Scholarship is a one-year $5,000 undergraduate award...
Deadline12/01/2022
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Spring
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Deadline12/04/2022
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...
Deadline12/08/2022