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 up to $2,000 Kristin Ruggiero and Howard Handelman Latin American or Caribbean Field Research Award
The Ruggiero-Handelman Field Research Award is for field research in...