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 Design & Visual Communication Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline03/01/2023
$7,500.00 Douglas & Jean Schwinn Opportunity Scholarship
Full-time Junior or Senior in the Lubar School of Business, preference...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer Scholarship
This award provides field research support for undergraduate or graduate...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Ed Jackamonis Community Service Award
Awarded to Associate Degree seeking students attending UWM-Waukesha as...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,000 Ellen Healy Award
Graduate students in the Department of History who have not received any...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Elsa Ulbricht Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in memory of Leah Fetter, who was a gifted...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car Scholarship
Undergraduate Junior or Senior business student that demonstrates a...
Deadline03/01/2023
Up to $1,500 Environmental Internship Scholarship
The Environmental Internship Scholarship provides funding for a...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,200 Esther Claire Waldheim Scholarship
Undergraduate student enrolled in a degree program in PSOA Art & Design...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $700 Ethel Sloane Memorial Scholarship
The Ethel Sloane Memorial Scholarship is given to a UWM senior majoring...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Evelyn Evert Huegel Scholarship
Awarded to a new or continuing student attending the UWM at Waukesha...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies F. R. Layton Graduate Fellowship
Scholarship for graduate students enrolled the MFA program in PSOA Art &...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies First-Year Admissions Scholarship
Awarded by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to qualifying...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Florence B. Folkman Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student enrolled at UWM at Waukesha planning to...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $3,000 Florence L. Healy Scholarship
The Florence Healy Scholarship is open to Milwaukee campus students with...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Foundation Board Scholarship
Awarded to new and continuing students attending the UWM at Waukesha...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Founding Faculty Scholarship
Awarded to an incoming freshman attending UWM at Waukesha with a GPA of...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $5,000 Frank P. Zeidler Graduate Student Award
The Frank P. Zeidler Graduate Student Award is given to a student in...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $5,000 Frederick I. Olson Scholarship
The Frederick I. Olson Scholarship is awarded to a graduate student who...
Deadline03/01/2023
varies Frederick R. Layton Scholarship
Scholarship for incoming freshmen students enrolled in a degree program...
Deadline03/01/2023
$500-$700 George Goundie Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies George W. & Winston A. Van Horne Prize
When funding is available, this prize is given to a second-year graduate...
Deadline03/01/2023
$500 to $2,500 Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship
The Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship is available to sophomores with a...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $1,500 Giovanni Carini Memorial Scholarship
The Giovanni Carini Memorial Scholarship supports a UWM undergraduate...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,000 Gloria Dixon Dream & Believe Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a student in the College of Letters &...
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
$2,000.00 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Carrie Ehlers Memorial Scholarship
For undergraduates with a minimum junior standing and declared major in...
Deadline03/01/2023
varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dorothy G. & Ruth M. Smith Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline03/01/2023
$9,500.00 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Weiss Family Scholarship
Business major; full-time junior or senior; academic achievement (min....
Deadline03/01/2023
$3,000.00 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Wilber & Ardie A. Halyard Scholarship
Business major; undergraduate; African American student from Milwaukee
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship
The purpose of the Helen Bader Age and Community Scholarship is to...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $1,000 Hilda Becher Modern Language Scholarship in Spanish
Spanish minors and majors who will be participating in the Madrid Summer...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,200 History Department Scholarship in memory of David Kraus '73
This scholarship was created to honor the memory and legacy of David...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $1,000 Hutto-Erdman Conservation Scholarship
When funds are available, a scholarship is given to a junior or senior...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,000 Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship
The Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship is a $1,000 award intended to...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,000 Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology Social Work
The Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology Social Work is intended to...
Deadline03/01/2023
$5,000 J. David Hoeveler Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a declared History major who has taken at...
Deadline03/01/2023
$5,000.00 Jack F Reichert Business Scholarship
For a Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business Graduate or undergraduate...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $7,000 James & Dorathea Levenson Ecology and Field Biology Fellowship
The James & Dorathea Levenson Ecology and Field Biology Fellowship is...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $3,000 James M. Martin Memorial Scholarship
The James M. Martin Memorial Scholarship is given to a physics major...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Jan & Tom Montiegel Scholarship
The Jan and Tom Montiegel Scholarship is an academic merit scholarship...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Jane K. Burgess Sociology Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student enrolled at UWM at Waukesha with a...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,000.00 Janice Tackes Betchkal Accounting & Finance Scholarship
Undergrad or graduate student enrolled in program leading to a degree in...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies JCF Jerry & Louise Stein Retention Scholarship for Master's Degree Students
This scholarship is for continuing MPH and MS (Graduate) students...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies JCF Jerry & Louise Stein Retention Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
This scholarship is for continuing BS in Public Health students enrolled...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,500 Jeffrey & Carrie Hoye Academic Scholarship
The Hoye Scholarship is funded by a generous donation from Jeffrey and...
Deadline03/01/2023
$1,500 Jeffrey & Debra Metz Family Scholarship
Scholarship for an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in the Lubar...
Deadline03/01/2023
$2,000 Jeffrey R. Anderson '79 Accounting Scholarship
Undergraduate, full-time, pursuing degree in Accounting, minimum...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Jewelry & Metalsmithing Scholarship
Scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program in...
Deadline03/01/2023