2023-2024 Scholarships

The deadline for submitting a scholarship application to the School of Education has passed. Applicants will be notified in mid-late April. The application will be available again in November, for the 2024-2025 school year.

You can apply for UWM scholarships by submitting an application through the portal at UWM Scholarships. This application will also make you eligible for scholarships outside of the School of Education. Completing the School of Education Application will make you eligible for our scholarship opportunities. Please make sure to complete both applications! Students will be notified about awards in early spring.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to full tuition. For 2023-2024, about $589,750 was awarded to students in the School of Education. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

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 more information or questions about scholarships and micro-scholarships:

Michaela Kaiser
Scholarship Coordinator

Micro Scholarships for First Year Students

First year students in the School of Education have an opportunity to earn micro scholarships for the fall and spring semesters. The scholarships, which can total up to $250 per semester, reward students for accomplishing goals that will help them succeed in their education.

Here’s how it works:

For Fall

  • Earn credit in Ed Psych 279 and earn $100.
  • Meet with your academic advisor by December 16th and earn $50.
  • Enroll in 15 credits for the spring semester by January 1st and earn $50.
  • Earn a 2.5 GPA (or higher) in the fall semester and earn $50.

For Spring

  • Complete the IGNITE Leadership Program and earn $100.
  • Complete the FAFSA for the 2023-2024 academic year by March 1st and earn $50.
  • Meet with your academic advisor by May 15th and earn $50.
  • Enroll in 15 credits for the Fall 2023 semester by May 30th and earn $50.
Josefina Regalado Valdes interacts with students in her classroom as they sit around a table
Josefina Regalado Valdes interacts with students in her classroom.

Additional Aid

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 webpage.
  • 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 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.

The TEACH Grant (Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education) 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.