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
$1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP) Award for Midwest Students
Midwest state residents are eligible to receive an additional $1,000...
$1,000 Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP) Award for Minnesota Students
Minnesota state residents are eligible to receive an additional $1,000...
$2,000 CHS New Transfer Student Scholarship
Undergraduate transfer admission to CHS and full-time status starting...
100% of Tuition (renewable) WAF Dream Spaces: Diversity + Architecture Scholarship
This scholarship is for both undergraduate and graduate students...
Varies up to $8,000 (renewable) Froedtert Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Awarded for the following academic year to freshman, sophomore, junior,...
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Spring Start
The Transfer Excellence Scholarship is for high-achieving transfer...
Varies ArtsECO MACP Scholarship
ArtsECO Fellows is a scholarship program for PSOA (Peck School of the...
$1,500.00 Breunig Preservation Award
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students...
Varies Constance A. Greiser Rural Nursing Scholarship
Undergraduate enrolled in the School of Nursing and graduated from a...
Varies Florian J. & M. Barbara Dominiak Scholarship
Provide scholarships to Undergraduate Students enrolled in the School of...
varies Frederick R. Layton Scholarship
Awarded to incoming freshmen students enrolled in a degree program in...
Varies Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cecilia A. Borenitsch Scholarship
Available to full-time pre-nursing students with a minimum GPA of 2.75...
$3,000.00 Jeff & Diane Oertel Scholarship
This scholarship is for first-year undergraduate or transfer students...
Varies Jill M. Ladwig Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to a Nursing Undergraduate Student with financial need who is a...
Varies Lubar College of Business General Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled within...
Up to $5000 Osher Re-Entry Scholarship
Undergraduate adult students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree...
Varies Simon Ontscherenki & Nurses of West Allis Memorial Hospital Scholarship
Scholarship in Memory of Simon Ontscherenki and in Honor of the Nurses...
Varies Transfer Student Opportunity Scholarship
Undergraduate student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, transferring to Lubar...
$500.00 Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin Scholarship
Awarded to select new freshmen and new transfer students.
Varies VZ Public Health Admission Scholarship for Undergraduate Degree Students
This scholarship is for new admitted, full-time (12+ Credits) new...
Varies Weinschrott Nursing Scholarship
Awarded to Nursing Students for whom dedicated scholarships do not...
Varies Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Scholarship
Available to full-time nursing students with documented rural ties &...
Varies Health Sciences Student Scholarship
Awarded to graduate or undergraduate students with a minimum 2.75 UWM...
$500 New Transfer Student Scholarship
Awarded to first-time direct transfer students from Milwaukee Area...
Varies UWM Excellence Award for New Transfer Students - Fall Start
Awarded to select undergraduate students transferring to UWM for a...
Varies Arif Naim Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to continuing Associate Degree seeking students attending UWM at...
Varies Cathy Bengtson Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to a continuing student enrolled at UWM at Waukesha and planning...
Varies John & Barbara Forrest Scholarship
Awarded to new or continuing Associate Degree seeking students attending...