Moon Shot for Equity Continuation Grant

Awarded to select undergraduate students to retain them and help them complete a bachelor’s degree. Incoming freshmen and transfer students and students in their first semester at UWM are not eligible for this grant.

UWM recognizes students sometimes experience unforeseen circumstances that can prevent them from paying their bills for tuition, fees, and other university charges. Students with outstanding bills of $1500 or greater are restricted from registering for classes for future terms. Awards from this fund are intended to be one-time in nature to help a student pay down a bill, thus removing a hold from the Office of Student Accounts so that they may register for classes for the coming term and be retained. Awards are not intended to be a long-term solution to funding one’s education.

Applications are currently being accepted from students who have not yet registered for Fall 2024 courses. Only students who have an outstanding PAWS balance greater than $1500 will be considered.

Students will be reviewed considering many factors, including but not limited to the following:

  • Undergraduate student pursuing their first degree
  • Enrolled in the current or most recent term
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Good Academic Standing
  • Not graduating in the current term
  • Not enrolled for the next term
  • FAFSA filing status
  • Payment history

Priority consideration will be granted to eligible students who:

  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Submit the Panther Scholarship Portal General Application.
  • Have exhausted all other aid types, such as federal direct loans.
  • Have an outstanding balance preventing course registration.

Due to limited funds available, unfortunately, not every eligible student will receive a grant.

This fund is not intended for emergency purposes such as car repairs, food, or other personal and non-university expenses. Students with emergency needs should complete the emergency grant application offered by the UWM Dean of Students Office.


Moon Shot for Equity Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
University-Wide Scholarships, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. The purpose of this grant is to reduce your PAWS balance so that you can register for classes for future terms. Please review your outstanding balance in PAWS and answer the questions below.
    • 1. Please explain the circumstances that are preventing you from being able to pay your UWM charges in PAWS.
    • 2. What is the dollar amount you are seeking, and how will it be impactful to you?
    • 3. If you receive this grant, what dollar amount can you contribute to your balance? If none, enter $0.
  2. Are you currently employed/working? If yes, how many hours per week?
  3. How many credits do you plan to take next semester?
  4. How many credits do you have left to complete in your degree program?
  5. Indicate your expected UWM graduation date (month and year).
  6. How did you learn of the Moon Shot for Equity Continuation Grant application?
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