2024-2025 Scholarships

The School of Education Conditional Application for the 2024-2025 academic year is now closed. The application period was from Nov. 1, 2023, to Feb. 1, 2024. Award notifications will be sent to students by March 1, 2024. 

To stay informed, please regularly check your UWM Panther Scholarship Portal. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out to Michaela Kaiser at kaisermr@uwm.edu

Be Prepared for the Future

Mark your calendars! The next Scholarship Awarding Cycle for the 2025-2026 school year will begin on Nov. 1, 2024, and conclude on Feb. 1, 2025. Stay tuned for this exciting opportunity! 

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).
  • Most (but not all) scholarships through the School of Education are offered based on financial need. To be considered for need-based scholarships, you must have a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on file for the 2024-2025 academic year. Students who are not eligible to complete a FAFSA may contact scholarship coordinator, Michaela Kaiser at kaisermr@uwm.edu, to talk about alternative options.
  • 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, made up of faculty and staff from the School of Education, bases its decision on the strength of your academic career, the information listed in the job/volunteer experiences, 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

  • Enroll in and complete Ed Psych 123 and earn $100
  • Attend one advising appointment with your SOE Academic Advisor between the months of October and December and earn $50
  • Enroll in 15 credits for the Spring semester by Dec. 31 and earn $50
  • Earn at or above a 2.5 Cumulative GPA and earn $50

For Spring

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 Financial Support 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.