SOIS proudly offers funding opportunities awarded for academic achievement to students entering or enrolled in the Information Science & Technology (IST) program.

Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funding.

Dean's IST Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: Open to all new and continuing BSIST majors (part-time, full-time, onsite, online). You must be enrolled in at least one 3 credit IST course in the semester the award is granted and must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration is based on recent academic achievement and application.

Award Issued: Fall & Spring Semesters

How to Apply: Application Link

Dean's Diversity Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: Open to all new and continuing BSIST majors (part-time, full-time, onsite, online). You must be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course in the semester the award is granted and must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Consideration is based on recent academic achievement and application.

Award Issued: Fall & Spring Semesters

How to Apply: Application Link

 

No application is required for the following Scholarships

All students entering or currently enrolled in the IST program who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for these awards. Students admitted to the School of Information Studies by the early deadline of the desired term of admission (March 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring) receive first consideration for the awards listed below.

Attitude & Aptitude Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: Current IST student, must be declared major and must be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course the semester the award is granted.

Award Issued: Fall & Spring Semesters

No application necessary – consideration is based on student merit and achievement in the IST program.

Dean's Transfer Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Award, Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: New transfer students enrolling in the IST Program starting in the Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters are eligible. You must declare IST as a major and be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course each semester the award is granted. Consideration is based on recent academic achievement.

Award Issued: Fall (for Summer and Fall students) & Spring Semesters

No application necessary – consideration is based on the student’s most recent academic achievement.

SOIS New Freshman Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: High school senior enrolling full-time during the fall semester in the IST program. The student must be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course the semester the award is granted.

Award Issued: Fall Semester

No application necessary – consideration is based on outstanding ACT/SAT score, rank, and GPA.

I have been awarded a scholarship, now what?

Award recipients are notified prior to the semester the award is granted via UWM email and/or letter mailed to the address listed in PAWS. Check your PAWS account before the semester starts to ensure the funds have dispersed. Full tuition is due by the first day of classes.


 

External Funding Resources

UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid

Additional funding opportunities may be available from sources outside of the School of Information Studies. The UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid Office administers Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other educational loans and scholarship.  Please visit their website for additional financial aid resources. http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/

SMART Scholarship

The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://smart.asee.org/faq/who_should_apply

Southeastern Wisconsin Education Consortium (SEWEC) New Student Scholarship

The goal of SEWEC is to help adult students realize their options for higher education in Southeast Wisconsin at member institutions. Each year, three $1,200 SEWEC scholarships are awarded to one undergraduate, one graduate, and one associates student entering a new degree program.

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://www.sewec.org/sewec-scholarship