The application process for all scholarships at UWM begins with the UWM Scholarship Portal. Students need to fill out the UWM general scholarship application; information from the general application remains on file from year-to-year but students are strongly encouraged to add new information at least once per year to keep their file accurate.

Students must fill out the College of Letters & Science application at least once per semester. This application consists of just one item – upload a copy of your most recent transcript.

CES Scholarships

Environmental Internship Scholarship

A scholarship is available to students who successfully complete a three-credit internship at an organization with a conservation or environmental science mission.

Other criteria include:

  • Enrolled in the Conservation and Environmental Science program as a major or minor
  • Intention to pursue a career in environmental science or conservation
  • Demonstrated academic achievement (minimum 2.75 GPA)
  • Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA

Scholarships may be awarded for Fall, Spring, or Summer term and can be given either during the semester during which the internship is taking place or during the semester immediately following the completion of the internship.

Applicants will be required to submit a statement that describes their internship and its value towards your educational and professional aspirations. This is in addition to the UWM general scholarship application and the L&S scholarship application.

The Environmental Internship Scholarship was formed in 2018 by an anonymous donor.

Hutto-Erdman Conservation Scholarship

This scholarship is valued up to $2,000 and is given to a CES major (junior or senior standing) who demonstrates high academic achievement. Students apply in the spring of each year for the following school year (e.g. apply during Spring 2021 for the 2021-22 school year). There are no additional scholarship application materials required beyond the UWM general scholarship application and the L&S scholarship application.

The Hutto-Erdman Conservation Scholarship has been offered to undergraduate students in conservation and environmental studies since 1972, when the Aldo Leopold Conservation Club provided an initial endowment in memory of Neville B. Hutto and Herry W. Erdman. The fund has been augmented by additional donations over the years.