Our Opportunities

Welcome! 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, including our frequently asked questions.

How to Apply for Scholarships


Admitted and current students have a Panther Scholarship Portal profile created based on their UWM student record. Sign in using your ePantherID and complete the General Application to match with scholarships in one of two ways:

  • Auto-Match Scholarships do not have any additional questions beyond the General Application, and you are matched automatically if you satisfy the qualifications. No further action is required! You will not be able to see these matches in your Recommended Opportunities, but your profile information will be forwarded to the committee(s) administering each scholarship. About 85% of UWM’s scholarships are auto-match opportunities based on the General Application and/or a school/college secondary application.
  • Apply-To Scholarships require additional questions or items (like a resume or reference) for you to be considered. When you’re signed in, apply-to scholarships will appear in your list of Recommended Opportunities, and an "Apply” button will be available under the Actions column. You must submit a scholarship-specific application to be considered. About 15% of UWM’s scholarships are apply-to opportunities.

Qualifying and/or applying does not guarantee that you will be offered a scholarship.

How to Search for Scholarships


Search for scholarships 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 academic program/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, 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
Varies Arthur & Irene Burckel Scholarship
Awarded to new and continuing MLIS students in the School of Information...
$2000 Barbara G. Bartley Scholarship
Awarded to new and continuing MLIS + School Librarianship students in...
$1000 Carol M. Reinagle Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students pursuing School Library Media certification in the...
Varies Chancellor's Graduate Student Award in Information Studies
Awarded to continuing MSIST students in the School of Information...
Varies College of Community Engagement & Professions Scholarship
Awarded to select students as identified by the College of Community...
Varies College of Community Engagement & Professions Segregated Fees Scholarship
Awarded to select students as identified by the College of Community...
$500 Dimitroff/Walker Scholarship
Awarded to a full- or part-time Master of Library & Information Science...
Varies Doralyn J. Hickey Scholarship
Awarded to students as determined by the School of Information Studies...
$2500 H. W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to new and continuing, full- or part-time Master of...
Varies Marlene Thompson Atkielski & Donald Atkielski Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to students enrolled in the School of Information Studies (SOIS)...
Varies Mary McAndrews Scholarship
Awarded to continuing MLIS students in the School of Information Studies...
$1000 Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Scholarship
Awarded to full-time junior and senior-level students enrolled in the...
$1000 SOIS Dean's Information Science & Technology (IST) Scholarship
Awarded to new and continuing BSIST students in the School of...
Varies SOIS Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) Scholarship
Awarded to select students as determined by the School of Information...
Varies SOIS PhD Scholarship
Awarded to select Doctoral students as determined by the School of...
$1000 SOIS Undergraduate Diversity Scholarship
The UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) acknowledges and...
Varies SOIS Undergraduate General Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate students in the School of Information Studies...
Varies SOIS Undergraduate Scholarship
Awarded to select Undergraduate students as determined by the School of...
Varies Ted Samore Scholarship
Named in honor of Professor Theodore (Ted) Samore, who retired at the...
Varies Timothy L. Ericson Archival Studies Scholarship
Awarded to continuing MLIS Archives students in the School of...