Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship

Awarded for the following academic year to freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transfer, master’s, and clinical doctorate students in health-related academic programs to help increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health professions and to grow the health care workforce. View the Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship webpage for additional information.

Eligibility Requirements:

  1. High school graduate. Students from all high schools are encouraged to apply. Approximately 25% of scholarship recipients will be graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools.
  2. Admitted to UWM as a freshman, transfer, continuing, master’s, or clinical doctorate student and enrolled in a health-related academic program that offers immediate employability in direct patient services, listed below.
  3. Demonstrated academic merit or potential.
  4. Demonstrated financial need as determined by the FAFSA or UWM’s Non-FAFSA Need Worksheet (PDF).

Health-Related Programs

Degree Programs (Majors)

  • Athletic Training (MS)
  • Biomedical Sciences (BS, MS)
  • Communication Sciences & Disorders (BS, MS)
  • Educational Psychology (PhD): Counseling Psychology
  • Health Care Administration (BS, MHA)
  • Health Informatics (MS)
  • Kinesiology (BS, MS)
  • Nursing (BS, MS, DNP)
  • Nutritional Sciences (BS)
  • Occupational Science & Technology (BS)
  • Occupational Therapy (MS, OTD)
  • Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Psychology (PhD): Clinical Psychology
  • Public Health (BS, MPH)
  • Social Work (BS, MSW)
  • Sustainable Peacebuilding in Nursing (MSP)

Health Sciences Minors

  • Health Care Administration
  • Kinesiology
  • Nutritional Sciences

Health Sciences Certificates

  • Assistive Technology & Accessible Design
  • Blood Banking/Immunohematology
  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant
  • Complementary & Integrative Health Approaches
  • Death Investigation
  • Forensic Science
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Healthcare Compliance
  • Health Care Informatics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Value-Based Health Care

Nursing Graduate Certificates

  • Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Professional Education
  • Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Public Health Graduate Certificates
  • Interprofessional Public & Population Health
  • Maternal & Child Health

Public Health Certificates

  • Interprofessional Public & Population Health
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Public Health

Social Work Graduate Certificates

  • Applied Gerontology

UW Flexible Option programs

  • Biomedical Sciences: Diagnostic Imaging degree
  • Biomedical Sciences: Health Sciences degree
  • Health Informatics certificate
  • Nursing (RN to BSN)

The average award per recipient will be $5000 per year. The award includes renewable 4-year awards to incoming freshmen, renewable 2-year awards to continuing and transfer students, and several awards for graduate degree students. Awards for incoming new freshmen will be structured to increase in value each year to provide incentives to achieve academically.

The application becomes available for submission on October 1.

Froedtert Hospital
Varies up to $8,000 (renewable)
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Admissions (Undergraduate), Graduate Student Scholarships, Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Graduates, Need-Based Scholarships, New Freshman Scholarships, Transfer Student Scholarships, University-Wide Scholarships, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Discuss your interest in pursuing a health-related academic program.
  2. This scholarship is provided to increase diversity in health care. UWM values diversity and embraces and respects the innumerable different perspectives found in its increasingly integrated and diverse community. UWM also recognizes that there are many different types of diversity – including, for example, socioeconomic status, first-generation college students, languages spoken, and prior work or volunteer experience. Discuss how your life experiences will enrich UWM’s campus community and the field of health care. Consider the experiences you have had in high school, with your family, or in your community. Specific examples and how they will shape your future are encouraged.
  3. As part of the evaluation and selection process, the application review committee will review your responses to the following questions on the Panther Scholarship Portal General Application:
    A) Please discuss why UWM is the right school for you.
    B) Describe your academic and career goals.
    C) Please explain why you are seeking financial assistance and how a scholarship will assist you with your educational expenses.