gradsThe Alumni Association has been awarding scholarships to prospective and current UWM students for over 20 years. Scholarships ensure that the University can recruit and retain the best and brightest students, thereby enhancing the value of every UWM degree.

Legacy Scholarship

The UWM Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship is awarded to four students annually, one in each class year, who have a parent or grandparent who is an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Students of any class year may apply for this scholarship.

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Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2018.   


Outstanding Scholar Award

The Outstanding Scholar Award provides $5,000 scholarships to incoming freshmen who are Wisconsin high school graduates in the top 5% of their class. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years with a 3.25 cumulative GPA. A separate application is not required; students who meet these criteria will be considered for this award.

A separate application is not required; students who meet these criteria will be considered for this award. 


Alumni Memorial Scholarship

The Alumni Memorial Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen who are Wisconsin high school seniors with a strong academic record, volunteer experience, and extracurricular activities. This is a one-time award of $2,000. A separate application is not required; students who meet these criteria will be considered for this award.

A separate application is not required; students who meet these criteria will be considered for this award.

View additional UWM scholarships offered through the Office of Financial Aid.