The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to create a general profile and upload a copy of your most recent transcript. If you previously created a general profile and uploaded a transcript, you should update your profile with any new information and upload a newer version of your transcript that has your Fall 2021 grades on it.
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.
Roy Arthur Swanson Merit Scholarship
The Comparative Literature program has established a Merit Scholarship in honor of Professor Emeritus Roy Arthur Swanson, whose scholarship and teaching excellence has constituted an example for students whose love of literature leads them to the discipline that he has fostered and promoted.
The Roy Arthur Swanson Merit Scholarship in Comparative Literature may be awarded to a UWM student with a declared Comparative Literature major or minor, and a grade point average of 3.4 or higher in Comparative Literature courses. In addition, applicants must submit a short essay, describing their interest in and commitment to Comparative Literature. For example, is there a text, film, or other work of art that you have studied in a Comparative Literature course that has been particularly meaningful to you? Which learning experiences from your Comparative Literature coursework have been particularly significant? What have you learned from Comparative Literature, and why have you chosen to major or minor in the field?
The application deadline for 2022-2023 awards is March 1, 2022.
Other sources of funding at UWM
The UWM Scholarship Portal is an excellent resource to find other sources of support. All UWM scholarship opportunities from all departments and programs will be listed there along with outside scholarships that we know about that are open to UWM students.