Students interested in American Indian Studies as a submajor or certificate have a number of resources they can utilize for advising assistance:
- The Office of Student Academic Services in the College of Letters and Science assigns each student a professional advisor to work with students in completing general L&S degree requirements.
- The director of the American Indian Studies Program, Associate Professor Michael Wilson, assists students in AIS programs in selecting appropriate courses that integrate well with students’ interests.
- The Electa Quinney Institute
Along with the external scholarships listed below, students are eligible to apply for scholarships open to all College Letters & Science majors. The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal.
Applications are typically collected in January, February and March for scholarships for the following school year. For example, applications are collected January, February, March of 2022 for scholarships to be paid in the 2022-23 school year so you must plan ahead about 6 to 9 months, and students graduating in Spring of 2022 would not be eligible.
You will need to complete the UWM general scholarship application first. If you previously created a general profile, your responses remain on file and you just need to update it once or twice per year. It is to your advantage to fill out the general application completely and thoroughly and keep it up-to-date. The information you provide is used to auto-match you with various scholarships. If you do not have complete information, you will not match to very many opportunities.
Once you complete the general application, the College of Letters & Science application will open up for you to complete. This consists of just one item – upload a copy of your most recent UWM transcript. Be sure to upload a newer transcript each semester.
Many scholarships require no additional application beyond this general scholarship application and uploaded transcript; students are automatically reviewed for these types of scholarships.
You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which do require additional information beyond the general application and uploaded transcript. Read the description and if you believe
you qualify, apply to these opportunities too.
Scholarship opportunities are available for American Indian students through:
- Udall Scholarship for Undergraduates (Juniors and Seniors)
- American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin (AICCW)
- The Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin Scholarship
- Julie’s Spirit Memorial Scholarship
- Milwaukee Indian Education Committee Scholarship (MIEC)
- Stockbridge Munsee Community Scholarship
- Wisconsin Indian Education Association (WIEA)
- Wisconsin Indian Student Assistance Grant