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UWM is committed to students who attend a public or private high school in the city of Milwaukee.

Students from Milwaukee are eligible for numerous signature scholarship programs offered by UWM, and stacking applications and support from these programs and those offered by our partners can often help students assemble their own “full ride” that can pay all direct costs charged by the university.

Scholarships

UWM Signature Scholarships

1 in 3 UWM students receives scholarships annually. UWM offers several signature scholarships that students who attend Milwaukee high schools may be eligible for.

UWM ProgramAmountDescription
Black & Gold Scholarship$500-$1000 annuallyAwarded at the time of admission to UWM and renewable for up to four years. No application is required.
Chancellor’s Merit ScholarshipUp to $1500 annuallyAwarded at the time of admission to UWM based on high school GPA and renewable for up to four years. No application is required.
MKE Scholars ProgramUp to $1000 annuallyAwarded to participants of the summer experience and year-round coaching program. Students are invited to participate during their senior year of high school.
Smart StartUp to $500 for the first fall semesterAwarded upon completion of program requirements (math prep and coaching). Students are invited to apply by the UWM Admissions team or their MPS College and Career Center (CACC) during their senior year of high school.
Anu & Satya Nadella ScholarshipFull-ride (tuition + on-campus housing) for up to five yearsAwarded to select students pursuing technology majors. Students apply by December 1 of their senior year of high school via the Panther Scholarship Portal.
Froedtert Memorial Hospital ScholarshipUp to $8000 annuallyAwarded to students in health-related academic programs to help increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the health professions and to grow the health care workforce. Students apply by December 1 of their senior year of high school via the Panther Scholarship Portal.

Additional information may be found on UWM’s Scholarships page.

UWM Scholarships for MPS Graduates

Numerous donors affiliated with UWM have the desire to support graduates of Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS). Use the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) Graduates filter in the Panther Scholarship Portal to view the list.

Additional information may be found on UWM’s Scholarships page.

Supporting Partners & Programs

UWM is fortunate to have great partners in the community that are dedicated to getting students from Milwaukee to and through college. Milwaukee high school students are encouraged to get involved in one or more of the following organizations to bolster their preparation for college and assist in their search for scholarships and other funding sources.

ProgramFunding SupportDescription
All-In Milwaukee (AIM)$2000 annually from UWM
Up to $3000 annually from AIM
First-year housing + dining
Awarded to Milwaukee students with high financial need and strong academics, leadership, and service who are selected by AIM to be an AIM Scholar. Students apply to AIM by February of their senior year of high school.
College Possible (CP)$1500 from UWM for the first yearServing students from limited-income backgrounds who are primarily first-generation college students of color using an individualized model of coaching and support. Students are assigned a near-peer coach who is a recent college graduate to help scholars persist and earn their degree, including support in applying for scholarships and financial aid.
Boys & Girls Club (BGC)
Graduation Plus Program
VariesMaking college accessible and affordable to hard-working, low-income, first-generation students. Must be a member of BGC to participate.
M3 (M-cubed) College Connections Program$2000 from UWM over the first and second year*Allows eligible Milwaukee Public Schools students to complete their high school graduation requirements while earning college credits from both MATC and UWM at no expense to the student.
*Students must satisfy eligibility requirements outlined by UWM each year

Additional information may be found on UWM’s Scholarships page.

Grants

Many students are automatically eligible for certain types of need-based grants when they submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These include:

Eligibility for these grants is determined by a student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated when the student submits the FAFSA. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA early to have the clearest picture of what other types of financial aid can be combined with scholarships to help them pay for college.

Read more about grants for UWM students. Additional information may be found on UWM’s Scholarships page.

Additional information may be found on UWM’s Scholarships page.

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