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The scholarship process for all undergraduates and all scholarships (both major specific ones and all general scholarships) begins with UWM’s Panther Scholarship Portal. Graduate students can also follow this process, though most of the available scholarship funding is for undergraduates. See the graduate student funding page for more information.

How and when to apply:

  1. Log into the portal and your general application. If you previously filled this out, your answers carry over from year-to-year so that you just need to update it. This must be done a minimum of once per school year but we recommend doing this twice a year at the start of each semester (September and January).
  2. In the portal, complete the Letters & Science scholarship application which consists of just one question - upload a copy of your transcript (also recommended to be done in September and January).

    Completing steps 1 and 2 will match you to most scholarships based on the information you enter.
  3. You may see scholarships on your Panther Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which require additional information beyond steps 1 and 2. Complete any of these you wish to apply for.

The Panther Scholarship Portal can also be used to find non-UWM (private) scholarships that have registered with UWM. These may be scholarships sponsored by local or national organizations, fraternal clubs or other companies outside of UWM.


In the portal, the Math Department and Actuarial Science program offers these scholarships and awards just for their students.

Alice Siu-Fun Leung Award

Alice Siu-Fun Leung earned a BS Degree with a major in Mathematics from UWM in January, 1973. In her will she donated funds to establish an award for outstanding UWM undergraduate students in Mathematical Sciences. Applicants must be UWM math majors or intended majors (includes Actuarial Science, Data Science, and Applied Math and Computer Science) enrolled full time with demonstrated academic merit (minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA) and the support of a math professors.

Students who have an up-to-date Panther Scholarship Portal General Application and the College of Letters & Science Scholarships and Awards Application will be considered, typically in spring each year between January and March. No additional or separate application is required; students should thoroughly fill out the Panther Scholarship Portal General Application and the College of Letters & Science Scholarships and Awards Application. Awards given in spring are for the following school year so students graduating that same spring or summer are not eligible. E.G. applications reviewed in Spring 2024 are for Fall 2024; students graduating in May or August 2024 are not eligible.

Award: Varies $500 to $1,500

Donor: The Estate of Alice Siu-Fun Leung

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Milliman Scholarship

The Milliman Scholarship is given to a sophomore or junior actuarial science major with demonstrated academic excellence and demonstrated potential for success as an actuary. Majors with a 3.2 or higher GPA will be considered.

Students who have an up-to-date Panther Scholarship Portal General Application and the College of Letters & Science Scholarships and Awards Application will be considered, typically in spring each year between January and March. No additional or separate application is required; students should thoroughly fill out the Panther Scholarship Portal General Application and the College of Letters & Science Scholarships and Awards Application. Awards given in spring are for the following school year so students graduating that same spring or summer are not eligible. E.G. applications reviewed in Spring 2024 are for Fall 2024; students graduating in May or August 2024 are not eligible.

Award: $1,000

Donor: Milliman US

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Morris & Miriam Marden Undergraduate Award in Mathematics

The Morris and Miriam Marden Undergraduate Award in Mathematics is given to one or more outstanding majors in the Department of Mathematical Sciences: math, data science, actuarial science, & applied math and computer science. Priority in the selection process will be given to students who submit an outstanding research paper on a mathematical topic. Both quality of exposition and mathematical content will be evaluated. The paper need not be written specifically for the Marden Award; papers originally written for coursework, independent study, or other reasons are acceptable. Students who choose to not submit a paper may also be considered based on their academic record at the discretion of the faculty review committee.

Applications are typically accepted in April each year.

Award: Varies from $500 to $3,000

Donor: The Late Morris and Miriam Marden and family

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