Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Jo Read Undergraduate Scholarship

The Mary Jo Read Geography Fund, with estimated assets of more than $1 million, will benefit students in the Department of Geography by providing scholarships, fellowships, and merit awards to students who demonstrate academic excellence in the field. Specifically, the fund earmarks this scholarship for juniors and seniors with a declared major in Geography at UWM. This scholarship is for the 2021-22 school year so students graduating in December 2020 or May 2021 are not eligible.

Criteria for this scholarship include:

  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Junior or Senior standing by August 31, 2021
  • Full-time enrollment
  • Strong letter of recommendation from a geography professor or teacher
  • Financial need may be considered but is not required.

For optimal consideration, students should fill out these parts of the general scholarship application:

  • Co-curricular Activities
  • Community Service and Volunteer Work
  • Work Experience
  • Academic and Career Goals
    You may edit your general application at any time prior to the deadline for the Mary Jo Read Undergraduate Scholarship.

*Please note that you must leave enough time for the person writing your letter of recommendation to upload it before the deadline. You need to input their name and email address as part of your application well before the deadline so that the recommender receives notification and access to upload the letter. *

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Jo Read Fund
Varies up to $2,500
School/Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Geography, College of Letters & Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your academic interests and goals as they relate to Geography, and how the Mary Jo Read Scholarship will enhance your studies.
  2. Letter of Recommendation: Please provide the name and email address of a former or current professor who can provide a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Ideally, this individual should be from your area of study.