Chancellor's Merit Scholarship

Awarded to incoming freshmen based on the student’s unweighted final high school grade point average (GPA) as outlined on the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship website.

All domestic new freshmen pursuing a bachelor’s degree at the Milwaukee campus are eligible. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years if students continue full-time enrollment. Qualified freshmen receive their scholarship automatically upon full-time enrollment and are notified of the award shortly after admittance. No scholarship application is required.

The award may be combined with other scholarships and grants offered by UWM, including the Black & Gold Scholarship.

While the Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship uses a student’s high school GPA at the time of application for admission to initially determine the award amount, the student’s final unweighted high school GPA as reflected on their final high school transcript will determine the official award amount. Students must submit their final high school transcript to UWM by August 1 prior to their first fall term. Changes to tiers will be processed prior to the first date of financial aid disbursement in August just before the start of the fall semester.

$500-$1500 annually
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Admissions (Undergraduate), Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Graduates, New Freshman Scholarships, University-Wide Scholarships