Scholarships & Grants

At UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing we understand that financial support are important to every student.

Scholarships

There are several annual scholarship awards and opportunities for students to apply to within the College of Nursing. Please note that many scholarship amounts vary annually as available funds fluctuate, but typically range from $500 to $5,000 and applications are due in Spring.

ScholarshipsRequirementsStudent Level
Harriet E. Lazinski ScholarshipGraduate from a high school in Milwaukee County
Has a minimum GPA of 3.0
Scored a minimum of 21 on the ACT
Completes a written statement of interest in nursing
Documents need of financial assistance
Incoming Freshman
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Cecilia A. Borenitsch Fund ScholarshipFull-time pre-nursing student
Minimum GPA of 2.75
Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, or Ozaukee county
Preference given to underrepresented minority students
Available to Pre-Nursing Students
Scholarships in Honor of the Nurses at West Allis Memorial HospitalMinimum GPA of 2.75
Full-time enrollment
Demonstrated financial need
Available to Pre-Nursing AND Nursing Major students
Scholarship in Memory of Simon Ontscherenki
Minimum GPA of 2.75
Full-time enrollment
Demonstrated financial need
Available to Pre-Nursing AND Nursing Major students
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities ScholarshipsFull-time student
Document rural ties and activities to a Wisconsin farm background, substantial farm-related experience, or former residence in a rural community (population of 20,000 or less)
Documented financial need
Available to Pre-Nursing AND Nursing Major students
Milton and Joan Morris Scholarship-Traditional ProgramFall enrollment for full-time students in the professional major
Minimum GPA of 2.75
Demonstrated financial need
Available to students currently enrolled/accepted in the Nursing Major
Frances H. Cunningham ScholarshipFall enrollment as nursing senior in the professional major
Service to community or school
Financial need
Available to students currently enrolled/accepted in the Nursing Major
Charlotte S. Gellerman Memorial ScholarshipPreference to underrepresented minority students
Admitted to the professional major
Minimum GPA of 2.75
Demonstrated financial need
Available to students currently enrolled/accepted in the Nursing Major
Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Normary Fund ScholarshipResident of greater Milwaukee area and Wisconsin
Preference given to those of African American or Native American heritage
Minimum GPA of 2.75
Demonstrated financial need
Available to students currently enrolled/accepted in the Nursing Major
Cecelia A. Borenitsch ScholarshipMinimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, or Ozaukee county
Full-time student beginning in the MN Program
Maria T. McFarland Memorial FellowshipAcademic excellenceCurrent MN Students
Preference to full-time students
Milton and Joan Morris MN ScholarshipMinimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
Priority given to those with financial need
Full-time student beginning in the MN program
Helene Fuld FellowshipAcademic excellenceDirect Entry MN student
Harriet Werley Doctoral FellowshipCommitment to nursing research
Preference to full-time students
Academic excellence
First-year or continuing Doctoral student
Nancy A. Wright Doctoral FellowshipFocus of study on community nursing centers and/or nursing of children and families
Preference to full-time students
First-year Doctoral student
Milton and Joan Morris DNP FellowshipPriority will be given to students with background and experience in serving older adults and chronically ill persons
Admission in good standing
Registration for at least 6 credits in each semester of the academic year
First-year or continuing Doctoral DNP Student
Milton and Joan Morris PhD FellowshipPriority will be given to students with background and experience in serving older adults and chronically ill persons
Admission in good standing
Registration for at least 6 credits in each semester of the academic year
First-year or continuing Doctoral PhD Student
Carol Porth's Nurse Physiologist ScholarshipCareer trajectory in pathophysiology Doctoral Student

UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing educates nurse scientists, practitioners and educators prepared to contribute at the cutting edge of the discipline. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows work collaboratively with community partners and faculty focused on the discovery of knowledge in areas including geriatric health, global health, health information/technology, community-based participatory research and self-management science.  The UW-Milwaukee Graduate School offers annual Fellowships, please see details on additional financial support.

Nursing Grants

Nursing GrantsCampusRN has $15,000 in Scholarships Available to Nursing & Allied Health Students.