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
Varies Arif Naim Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to continuing Associate Degree seeking students attending UWM at...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies ArtsECO MACP Scholarship
ArtsECO Fellows is a scholarship program for PSOA (Peck School of the...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies Cathy Bengtson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student enrolled at UWM at Waukesha and planning...
Deadline03/01/2023
varies Frederick R. Layton Scholarship
Scholarship for incoming freshmen students enrolled in a degree program...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies John & Barbara Forrest Scholarship
Awarded to new or continuing Associate Degree seeking students attending...
Deadline03/01/2023
$500 New Transfer Student Scholarship
Awarded to first-time direct transfer students from Milwaukee Area...
Deadline03/01/2023
Up to $5000 Osher Re-Entry Scholarship
Undergraduate adult students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree...
Deadline04/02/2023
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Fall
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Deadline04/02/2023
Varies Transfer Student Opportunity Scholarship
Undergraduate student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, transferring to Lubar...
Deadline05/01/2023
Varies Constance A. Greiser Rural Nursing Scholarship
Undergraduate enrolled in the College of Nursing and graduated from a...
Varies Florian J. & M. Barbara Dominiak Scholarship
Provide scholarships to Undergraduate Students enrolled in the College...
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cecilia A. Borenitsch Scholarship
Available to full-time pre-nursing students with a minimum GPA of 2.75...
Varies JCF Jerry & Louise Stein Admission Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
This scholarship is for admitted, full-time new freshman and transfer...
Varies Simon Ontscherenki & Nurses of West Allis Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Scholarship in Memory of Simon Ontscherenki and in Honor of the Nurses...
Varies Vera Zilber Public Health Admission Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
This scholarship is for admitted, full-time new freshman and transfer...
Varies Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Scholarship
Available to full-time nursing students with documented rural ties &...
Varies SOE Provost Scholarship for Undergraduate Transfers
Scholarship for undergraduate transfer student enrolled in the UWM...
Ended
$1,200.00 Vera Zilber Public Health Scholarship for Transfer Students
This scholarship is for Transfer Students enrolled full-time at the...
Ended
$1000 (renewable) Peck School of the Arts Provost's Merit Award Scholarship
Scholarship for high-achieving new freshmen or new transfer students...
Ended
Varies up to $8,000 (renewable) Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Awarded for the following academic year to freshman, sophomore, junior,...
Ended
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Spring
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Ended
Varies SOIS Dean's Transfer Student Scholarship
Awarded to incoming transfer students to the Bachelor of Science in...
Ended
$2,000 CHS New Transfer Student Scholarship
Undergraduate transfer admission to CHS and full-time status starting...
Ended
100% of Tuition (renewable) WAF Dream Spaces: Diversity + Architecture Scholarship
To provide UWM architecture student scholarship support with the goal of...
Ended
$2500 Jeff & Diane Oertel Scholarship
Awarded to first-year undergraduate or transfer students wit primary...
Ended
Varies Jill M. Ladwig Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a Nursing Undergraduate Student with financial need who is a...
Ended
Varies Weinschrott Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to Nursing Students for whom dedicated scholarships do not...
Ended