Continuing Student Scholarships

Students on Campus

We are accepting scholarship applications now for the 2018-19 school year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018.

Please note that all scholarships for the entire 2018-19 school year will be awarded between March and April; we award only once a year to cover the entire following school year. Complete the universal application form, and you will be considered for any of the scholarships below for which you meet the criteria.

Students are also encouraged to View All Scholarships and check with the department or program where their major is housed for more information about major-specific scholarships. Additionally, students should inquire with the campus’ Financial Aid office for any campus-wide scholarships that may be available.

College of Letters & Science College-Wide Scholarships for Continuing Students

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, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Dr. Donna Decker Scholarship (two $1,000 scholarships available)

  • Junior or Senior status (56 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • A declared major in English or JAMS (Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

Ethel Sloane Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Senior status (88 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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)

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Adele O’Shaughnessy Peace Education Scholarship ($1,000 – $3,500 value, multiple awards given)

  • Student enrolled in the undergraduate Peace Studies certificate program at UWM
  • Full-time student in 2018-19
  • Good academic standing, with a preference for a student with a 3.2 GPA or higher
  • U.S. citizen
  • Preference for a student from Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington or Ozaukee County

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Victor Vega Scholarship ($1,000 – $5,000)

  • International student from South America, with a preference for students from Peru
  • Full-time student in 2018-19
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing

Hoye Scholarship (multiple awards available, $2,000-$2,500)

  • Junior or Senior standing (56 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Declared major in one of the following STEM areas: math, geosciences, conversation and environmental science (bachelor of science only), physics, chemistry, biology, engineering (any specialty), computer science, applied math and computer science, atmospheric science, or actuarial science
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (24 credits or more for the year)

Jeffrey K. Kunkel Scholarship ($500)

  • A declared or intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of L&S majors)
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Preference for racial/ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the UW System (African American, American Indian, Latino/a, Southeast Asian)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

Martine Darmon Meyer Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Junior or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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 3.00 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Meadows Fund Scholarship ($1,000 to $2,500)

  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (24 credits or more for the year)
  • Currently or formerly in foster care or kinship
  • Academic good standing
  • Demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA

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

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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, 2018
  • Preference for a declared major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)
  • Full-time student in 2018-19
  • A declared pre-med track
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all math and science courses
  • Wisconsin resident

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

  • Sophomore status (24 to 55 credits earned) by August 31, 2018
  • Full-time student in 2018-19 (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
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)
  • Preference given to Humanities majors (foreign languages, Art History, Communication, English or Philosophy)