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Mary Emanuelson and Ruthanna Ringel each received a Florence L. Healy Women’s Studies Scholarship.

Each year the College of Letters & Science and its departments and programs award more than $400,000 in scholarship and prize money to more than 400 students.

The scholarships listed below are awarded by the College to sophomores, juniors and seniors. New incoming freshmen are reviewed for scholarships as part of the admissions process and will be contacted if they are eligible to apply for freshmen scholarships.

If you will be a sophomore, junior or senior during the 2015-16 academic year, please review the information below and fill out the on-line application to apply. You only need to fill out the one common application form found on this page to apply for any of our college-wide scholarships. Your application will be considered for all scholarships for which you meet the qualifications. The deadline to apply for scholarships for the 2015-16 school year is 11:59:59 pm on Sunday, March 1, 2015. Scholarship winners will be notified around April 1, 2015.

Students are also encouraged to check with the department or program where their major is housed; they may offer additional scholarships or awards. Additionally, students should inquire with the campus’ Financial Aid office for any campus-wide scholarships that may be available.

College of Letters & Science Scholarships for Continuing Students

Jared Blommel graduated in Fall 2014 with a double major in Spanish and Biology. He will attend the University of Miami Medical School in Fall 2015 and received several scholarships during his time at UWM including the Assurant Health Target MD Scholarship and the Outstanding Undergraduate Achievement Scholarship from the Department of Spanish.

Access to Excellence Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards given contingent upon available funds)

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Ethel Sloane Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Senior status (88 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, math, physics, atmospheric science, or conservation/environmental science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference for female applicants

First Generation Scholarship ($1,500)

  • Junior or senior status (56 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • In the first generation of your immediate family to attend a four-year college (Your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles did not attend college; you can have cousins or siblings who attended college.)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • A declared major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of L&S majors)

Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards given)

  • Sophomore status (24 to 55 credits earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Martine Darmon Meyer Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Graduated from a Milwaukee Public Schools high school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Natural Science Minority Academic Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, math, physics, atmospheric science, or conservation/environmental science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for racial/ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the UW System (African American, American Indian, Latino/a, Southeast Asian)

Target M.D. Scholarships ($1,000 to $1,500 – multiple awards)

  • Junior or senior status (55 or more credits earned) by May 31, 2015
  • A declared major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)
  • A declared pre-med track
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in math and science courses
  • Wisconsin resident
  • In addition to completing the online application, students interested in applying for the Target M.D. Scholarship are required to submit a resume directly to the Pre-Medical Scholarship Review Committee (Holton Hall 131). The resume may be emailed to Patty Cobb, pacobb@uwm.edu. If you need assistance with creating a resume, please visit the UWM Career Development Center’s website.

William F. Halloran Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards)

  • Sophomore status (24 to 55 credits earned) by August 31, 2015
  • Full-time student in 2015-16 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Preference given to students in the Honors College
  • Preference given to Humanities majors (foreign languages, Art History, Communication, English or Philosophy)