2020-2021 Scholarships

The scholarship deadline for the School of Education has passed. We are not currently accepting scholarships.

You can still apply for UWM scholarships by submitting an application through the portal at UWM Scholarships. These scholarships are NOT administered through the School of Education.

The School of Education scholarship application will be available in November, for the fall of 2021. Scholarship amounts range from $500 to full tuition. For 2019-2020, over $350,000 was awarded to students in the School of Education. The average award was $1,400.

Scholarship Eligibility

  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (including transfer credits).
  • If able to, submission of Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • All students who have applied and been accepted into UWM, and are in the School of Education are welcome to apply.
  • All graduate and post bac students are eligible to apply but must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the semester they are receiving the scholarship.
  • In addition, the Scholarship Committee bases its decision on the strength of academic career, the information listed on the submitted resume, and any unique or unusual circumstances in relation to the scholarship eligibility requirements.

Note that additional eligibility requirements specific to each scholarship and an explanation of the criteria used in making the awards are indicated with the description of individual scholarships.

For Questions Regarding Scholarships

Rob Longwell-Grice
Enderis 215
(414) 229-3059


Graduate students and applicants are also eligible to apply for Graduate School Fellowships. These university-wide fellowships provide recipients with a monthly stipend for the academic year, coverage of in-state tuition and remission of out-of-state tuition. For more information on the kinds of fellowships available, please visit the Graduate School Types of Funding page. Departments set internal deadlines for reviewing fellowship applications, generally in late January. Contact the Graduate Representative from the program you are applying to for information on internal application deadlines.

SPARK Early Literacy Program

SPARK is a partnership involving UWM, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee Public Schools, and AmeriCorps. The program hires 50-60 students to provide reading instruction to students in grades K-3. Hours are flexible but require a minimum of 13 hours per week. It is a paid position where tutors receive a bi-weekly living stipend.

SPARK Brochure (PDF)

For additional questions and an application form

Jeremy Page
Enderis 213
(414) 229-4153


Teacher Education Assistance for College & Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

The TEACH Grant is available to students who are enrolled full-time in a teaching certificate program. Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and sign an agreement to serve in high-need field areas and teach in schools designated as serving low-income students.

For more information

Rob Longwell-Grice
Enderis 247
(414) 229-3059