With funding from Satya and Anu Nadella, 10 Milwaukee high school students receive full-ride scholarships to UWM; 8 plan to study computer science

Anu and Satya Nadella

They are proud to be heading to college and setting examples for younger siblings. They play guitar, design clothing, volunteer at food pantries and perform improv comedy. They recognize the sacrifices made by their parents.

Meet the recent graduates from Milwaukee high schools who were awarded full-ride Nadella Scholarships to UWM to study computer science, data science and information technology. Their 10 scholarships are being funded through a gift from UWM alumnus and Microsoft Chairman and CEO Satya Nadella (’90 MS Computer Science) and his wife, Anu Nadella.

Eight of the Nadella Scholarship recipients intend to major in computer science. One intends to major in information science and technology and another in information technology management.

“It feels good for someone to invest in my future and give me a chance to better my life,” wrote Latrelle Jackson, Rufus King International High School. “It lets me know that I am doing right and that I should keep working.”

About the Nadella Scholarships

This is the second cohort to receive Nadella Scholarships, which are specifically for students who graduate from Milwaukee high schools.

The scholarships provide financial and academic support, and cover tuition, fees, room and board for up to five years at UWM. Each recipient is assigned a dedicated success coach, an academic advisor, and a peer mentor, and is provided additional tutoring and support opportunities to lead to successful student outcomes.

A June 7 TMJ4 story spotlighted how Nadella Scholarships are helping UWM students from marginalized communities prepare for high-tech careers.