W. Michael Ross Scholarship

The W. Michael Ross Scholarship supports a meritorious undergraduate student majoring or minoring in African and African Diaspora Studies who has demonstrated their commitment to investigating issues related to justice and equality for African Americans. Factors such as academic study, research, advocacy, volunteerism, or community service will be considered to assess commitment to justice and equality. Demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA is also required.

Applications are typically accepted in early spring and awards given in spring are for the following school year. Students graduating that same spring or summer are not eligible. E.G. applications reviewed in Spring 2024 are for Fall 2024; students graduating in May or August 2024 are not eligible.

DA Leonard
varies up to $2,500
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
African and African Diaspora Studies Department, College of Letters and Science, Need-Based Scholarships, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Why have you chosen to major or minor in African and African Diaspora Studies?
  2. In a short essay, address how you have demonstrated a commitment to racial equity, diversity or social justice including any participation in community groups or activities with this focus.