Our Opportunities

Welcome to the Panther Scholarship Portal!

Below, you will find a listing of scholarship opportunities available to students with information about the applications, deadlines, eligibility criteria, award amounts, donors, and more. Additional scholarship information may be found at scholarships.uwm.edu.

How to Apply for Scholarships

To apply for scholarships, you must be admitted to UWM. Admitted and current students have a Panther Scholarship Portal profile created for them based on their UWM student record. Sign in using your ePantherID and complete the General Application to enhance your profile and make you eligible for even more scholarships. Based on your answers in the General Application and your student record, you will be matched with scholarship opportunities as follows:

  • You may be automatically matched with scholarships for which you meet the criteria, and your profile will be available to the awarding department for consideration. When you’re signed in, these auto-match scholarships will be listed as “None” under the Actions column, meaning no further action is required on your part. Qualifying does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.
  • You may be a good candidate for a scholarship, and more information is required from you to be considered. When you’re signed in, "Apply” will appear under the Actions column, and you must complete a scholarship-specific application. Read each scholarship’s description to determine if you would be a good candidate. Qualifying and applying do not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.

New applications become available throughout the year, so check the Panther Scholarship Portal regularly for new opportunities.

How to Search for Scholarships

You can search for scholarship opportunities in a variety of ways.

  • To browse all available scholarships, click Ours under the Opportunities drop-down menu above.
  • To filter by school, college, department, or area of study (major), select the Show Filters icon above and select one or more options.
  • To search by keyword, enter your keyword in the text field below. Common keyword searches include your year in school (e.g., sophomore) and major.
  • To view scholarships recommended for you based on your student record, admitted and current students may sign in and click Recommended under the Opportunities drop-down menu.

Questions? Concerns? Feedback? Contact the Office of Student Scholarships.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Full-ride Anu and Satya Nadella Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen pursuing computer science, data science, or...
$1,000.00 Chancellor Mark A. Mone Scholarship
The primary purpose is to provide scholarships to undergraduate students...
$0.00 Don, Mark, Eleanor and Paul Gia Russo Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
$0.00 Fred Kauwertz Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
Varies up to $8,000 (renewable) Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Awarded to freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, transfer, master’s, and...
$0.00 George P. Ettenheim Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen.
varies Gina Rosko Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduating seniors from Tremper High School in Kenosha, WI,...
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation David C. Scott Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to assist undergraduate students who have...
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dr. John H. and Cynthia A. Jackson Scholarship
Awarded to African-American undergraduates pursuing bachelor’s degrees...
$5,000 Jack F. and Corrine V. Reichert Scholarship
This scholarship will provide an award for one entering freshman who is...
$2,000 Jane Sekulski Scholarship for Graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools
For new incoming freshmen admitted by February 1st who are graduates of...
$551.72 Lewandowski Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Awardees must have a high school cumulative GPA...
$1,000.00 Mary Elyn Bahlert Scholarship
Awarded to incoming African-American freshmen students who are the first...
$500 MENSA of Wisconsin Foundation Book Scholarship
UWM Book scholarship for Wisconsin Resident students with academic...
$1,000.00 Milwaukee Scholars Scholarship
Milwaukee Scholars Scholarships are awarded to undergraduate students...
$1,031.91 Minority Academic Achievement Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. The criteria for this award...
Full-Tuition Morgridge Foster Care Scholarship
Renewable up to four academic years after initial academic year, Covers...
$1,000 MPS Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen who are a racial/ethnic minority and have...
Varies Opportunity Scholarship
For Hispanic students with demonstrated financial need and in good...
$2,000 Randal & Polly Wilson Scholarship
To provide scholarship support for UWM students meeting the following...
Varies Royal and Myra Taxman Scholarship
Intended for students in good academic standing.
$500.00 Ruth I. Walker Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to new freshmen. Unrestricted.
Two awards at $2500 each Sentry Insurance Foundation Leadership Scholarship
Open to incoming freshmen from a Wisconsin high school with a minimum...
$2,300 Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship
The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership offers scholarships to...
$547.30 UW Credit Union Scholarship
Awarded to new incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need and...
$10,00 over four years, starting with $1,000 and increasing each year. UW Credit Union Scholarship (Dept)
Awarded to new incoming freshmen with demonstrated financial need and...
Varies UWM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
Primary purpose is to provide scholarships to UWM students who are...
$2,000.00 Walter and Mary Hampel Scholarship
Undergraduate, first generation college student, academic merit 3.0 GPA...
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Spring
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Varies Barbara R. Sieger Memorial Scholarship
Scholarships for students with disabilities who are registered with the...
$1000 minimum Frederick P. and Joan F. Kessler Student Leadership Scholarship
For graduates of a Milwaukee Public High School who is either an...
VARIES Greater Milwaukee Foundation Journal Foundation/General Scholarship
Open to full-time undergraduate or graduate students with demonstrated...
$1,000.00 Helmut W. Hampel Scholarship
Intended to provide support for undergraduate or graduate students...
Varies Marvin Weber Scholarship
Intended for undergraduates in a STEM major (science, technology,...
Varies Electa Quinney Institute’s First Nation Scholarship
This scholarship is to provide financial support for First Nation...
Varies Panther Pathways Scholarship
Scholarship to award undergraduate students
Varies up to $5,000 ADC Principal Scholarship
The Principal Financial Group is a global financial investment...
$1,000 Ann Aversa Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, and...
Varies Alumni Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to graduating Wisconsin high school seniors.
$2,000 (Renewable) Andrew P. Potos Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate sophomore, junior, senior, or transfer students...
$500 Casa Abierta Scholarship
Awarded to select individuals who attend UWM’s Casa Abierta event and...
$2,300 and renewable up to an additional year Greater Milwaukee Foundation American Association of University Women-Milwaukee Branch Scholarship
This scholarship is intended for: Graduate or undergraduate returning...
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Jackie Mussfeldt Scholarship
Intended for Native American undergraduates from Wisconsin or the Upper...
$8,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Patricia Smith Wilmeth Scholarship
Open to Degree Seeking Students in a course of study leading to a career...
Up to $5,000 Greater Milwaukee Foundation Robert G. and Evarista Hammond Scholarship
Open to graduates of a Waukesha county high school studying engineering,...
$5,000 or more Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarship
The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation Scholarship is designed to...
$2000 Illinois Panthers Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students from Illinois with academic achievement.
Varies Kathy Munson Scholarship
Awarded to one undergraduate student at JR or SR status, who is also a...
$2,000.00 Linda Rupp Memorial Scholarship
Open to currently enrolled returning adult students (25 years or older)...
50% of tuition Marian Drake Breskvar Scholarship
Awarded to Wisconsin resident juniors, seniors, or master’s students...