2019-2020 Scholarships

Scholarship applications to the School of Education are currently being accepted. The priority deadline for applications is February 9, 2019.

To apply, visit the UWM Scholarships webpage.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to full tuition. For 2018-2019, over $400,000 was awarded to students in the School of Education. The average award was $2,077.

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 Assistantships

The School of Education has several graduate assistantship positions available each year. Project assistantships are positions working with faculty and departments on projects; teaching assistantships include conducting and supporting classroom instruction; research assistantships include supporting and conducting research.

Graduate assistant (GA) positions carry a stipend and typically also tuition remission. Please see the Graduate School’s Graduate Assistant Policies and Procedures webpage for information on the benefits included with graduate assistantships.


The School of Education fills graduate assistant positions on an as-needed basis. When a position opens and candidates are sought, we will solicit applications via email from among our current and in-coming students. If you have any questions, please contact Kerry Korinek in the Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at

Stipends & Benefits
All graduate assistantships provide a stipend. Appointments of 33% (12-15 hours per week) or higher include tuition remission and some benefits. For information on stipend rates, please see the Graduate School’s Assistantship Stipend Schedules webpage.

Information on health insurance eligibility and other fringe benefits can be found in the Graduate Assistant section of the Human Resources web site. Any questions about fringe benefits should be directed to the Benefits Office,

Graduate Assistant Policies

Complete information on the policies related to graduate assistantships can be found by visiting the Graduate School’s Graduate Assistant Policies and Procedures webpage.

Below are some common policies:

  • Minimum enrollment requirements must be met each semester in order for GAs to receive tuition remission. Enrollment requirements are based on student status. Follow the link above for specific information.
  • The School of Education does NOT give free-standing tuition remission. Only GAs with at least a 33% appointment receive remission.
  • The State of Wisconsin requires a criminal background check for all new employees or for those who have had more than one year away from state employment.
  • Graduate assistants at UWM are represented by the Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association.

Contact Information

For more information or additional questions

Kerry Korinek
Office of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
(414) 229-5253


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