Roy Arthur Swanson Comparative Literature Merit Scholarship

The Roy Arthur Swanson Merit Scholarship in Comparative Literature is awarded to a UWM full-time student with a declared Comparative Literature major or minor and a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher in Comparative Literature courses.

Applications are accepted yearly, typically in January/February. Applicants will need to provide a short essay on their interests in comparative literature and a copy of their UWM transcript. Awards given in spring are for the following school year so 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.

Friends and Family of the late Roy Arthur Swanson
Varies up to $5,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Comparative Literature Program, Global Studies Program, College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a comparative literature major or minor?
  2. Describe your interest in and commitment to the discipline of comparative literature. For example, is there a text, film, or other work of art that you have studied in a comparative literature course that has been particularly meaningful to you? Which learning experiences from your comparative literature coursework have been particularly significant? What have you learned, and why have you chosen to major or minor in comparative literature?
  3. Please attach a PDF of your unofficial UWM transcript documenting your academic record. Upload PDF files only and name your file with your last name and the word “transcript.” For example, doetranscript.pdf or jonestranscript.pdf.