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
Varies Barbara R. Sieger Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for students with disabilities who are registered with the...
Deadline12/15/2022
$1000 minimum Frederick P. and Joan F. Kessler Student Leadership Scholarship
For graduates of a Milwaukee Public High School who is either an...
Deadline12/15/2022
VARIES Greater Milwaukee Foundation Journal Foundation/General Scholarship
Open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated...
Deadline12/15/2022
$1,000.00 Helmut W. Hampel Scholarship
Intended to provide support for undergraduate or graduate students...
Deadline12/15/2022
Varies Marvin Weber Scholarship
Intended for undergraduates in a STEM major (science, technology,...
Deadline12/15/2022
Varies Electa Quinney Institute’s First Nation Scholarship
This scholarship is to provide financial support for First Nation...
Deadline12/30/2022
$1000 Asian Faculty/Staff Association (AFSA) Scholarship Application
Students interested in applying to both the Dr. Swarnjit Award and the...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,000 Asian Faculty/Staff Association Award
Open to enrolled full-time UWM students who self-identify as having...
Deadline12/31/2022
$1,000 Dr. Swarnjit Arora Award
For undergraduate and graduate students of Asian origin; enrolled...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Panther Pathways Scholarship
Scholarship to award undergraduate students
Deadline01/01/2023
up to $2,000 Victor F. Podlaski Scholarship
The Victor F. Podlaski Scholarship is given to one or more UWM students...
Deadline01/09/2023
Varies up to $5,000 ADC Principal Scholarship
The Principal Financial Group is a global financial investment...
Deadline01/15/2023
$4,000 Dean's International Student Scholarship - Spring
To provide scholarships to Incoming Graduate students in the Lubar...
Deadline01/20/2023
$2,500 Dean's Non-Resident Student Scholarship - Spring
To provide scholarships to incoming Graduate students that are...
Deadline01/20/2023
Up to $6,000 per year ($3,000 per Semester) Undergraduate International Student Incentive- SPRING
This scholarship is available to newly admitted undergraduate...
Deadline01/23/2023
Varies up to $2,500 per year renewable for four years New Directions Scholarship
New Directions is a four-year renewable scholarship for incoming new...
Deadline01/24/2023
$1,000 minimum Aileen Rockjordan Scholarship
The Aileen Rockjordan Scholarship is awarded to Social Work graduate...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Alyce M. Kraemer Scholarship
The Alyce M. Kraemer Scholarship is available to junior or senior...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Amy Tessmer Boening Scholarship
The primary purpose is to support an area of greatest need at UWM in the...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Ann Raskin Scholarship
The Ann Raskin Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the...
Deadline01/27/2023
$2000 Arthur and Irene Burckel Scholarship
Eligibility: Available for new and continuing, full or part-time SOIS...
Deadline01/27/2023
$2,000 Barbara Atchison Community and Orgainzation Leadership Scholarship
The Barbara Atchison Community and Organization Leadership Scholarship...
Deadline01/27/2023
$2000 Barbara G. Bartley Scholarship
Available for new and continuing, full or part-time MLIS students...
Deadline01/27/2023
$1000 Carol M. Reinagle Memorial Scholarship
Named in honor of Carol M. Reinagle, who dedicated 24+ years of service...
Deadline01/27/2023
$1,000 Carole Stewart and Family Scholarship
The Carole Stewart and Family Scholarship is awarded to students...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Casper and Mary Ondrejka Scholarship
The Casper and Mary Ondrejka Scholarship is available to students...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Educational Policy & Communication Studies
The Chancellor’s Awards recipients are selected by the department heads...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Urban Education: Administrative Leaders
The Chancellor’s Awards recipients are selected by the department heads...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Urban Education: Curriculum & Instruction
The Chancellor’s Awards recipients are selected by the department heads...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Urban Education: Educational Psychology
The Chancellor’s Awards recipients are selected by the department heads...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chester A. and Mildred H. Raasch '45 Scholarship
The Chester A. Raasch and Mildred H. Raasch ’45 Scholarship is available...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Chris and Sven Dikander Memorial Scholarship
The Chris and Sven Dikander Memorial Scholarship is available to...
Deadline01/27/2023
$2000 City Year Scholarship
The City Year Scholarship is available to School of Education students...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Clara Hertel Slaymaker Scholarship
The Clara Hertel Slaymaker Scholarship is available for undergraduate...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Cora and Lucy Waechter Scholarship
The Cora and Lucy Waechter Scholarship is available to undergraduate...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Cozette (Krueger) Scholarship
The Cozette (Krueger) Scholarship is available to full-time junior or...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Day/Finch Memorial Scholarship
The Day/ Finch Memorial Scholarship is available to graduate students...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing Education Conference/Scholarship
The Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Educational Conference/Scholarship is...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Dean Alfonzo Thurman & U.S. Bank Education Scholarship
The Dean Alfonzo Thurman and US Bank Education Scholarship is available...
Deadline01/27/2023
$1,000 Dean's New Freshman Scholarship
The Dean’s New Freshman Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshman in...
Deadline01/27/2023
$500 Dimitroff/Walker Scholarship
The Dimitroff/Walker Scholarship is intended for full or part time MLIS...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Doralyn J. Hickey Scholarship
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Dorothy B. Maksimowicz Scholarship
The Dorothy B. Maksimowicz Scholarship is available to undergraduate...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Dorothy Emilie Shankwitz '63 Scholarship
The Dorothy Emily Shankwitz ’63 Scholarship is available to full-time...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Dr. Roberta T. Anderson '55 Scholarship
The Dr. Roberta T. Anderson ’55 Scholarship is available to...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Earl and Kathryn Henry Scholarship
The Earl and Kathryn Henry Scholarship is available to students in...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Education Graduate Student Scholarship
For first year Master degree students enrolled in the School of Education
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Education Undergraduate Scholarship
For first year undergraduates enrolled in the School of Education
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Elsie Egan Scholarship
The Elsie Egan Scholarship is available to graduate students enrolled in...
Deadline01/27/2023
Varies Emily Kachel Robertson '80 Scholarship
The Emily Kachel Robertson ’80 Scholarship is available to a full-time...
Deadline01/27/2023