The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to create a general profile and upload a copy of your transcript.
Many scholarships require no additional application beyond this general scholarship application and uploaded transcript; students are automatically reviewed for these types of scholarships.
You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which do require additional information beyond the general application and uploaded transcript. Be sure to read the description for these to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting the additional information that is being requested.
In the French program, the following scholarships and awards are generally available on a yearly basis. When they are open and accepting applications and you meet the qualifying criteria, you will see them in your Scholarship Portal dashboard.
We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year, including scholarships for study abroad in summer 2022; the deadline to have your application completed is March 15, 2022.
The Emmanuelle Leah Fetter Merit Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded in the name of Leah Fetter, a bright and dedicated former French student at UWM. The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and demonstrated financial need to a UWM student who is going to participate in one of UWM’s study-abroad or exchange programs in French-speaking countries. Applicants must be French majors and have current FAFSA scores to be eligible. Additional materials are required beyond the UWM scholarship general application and the Letters & Science application. See the portal for the additional questions.
The Mariele Schirmer Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded annually in the memory of Professor Mariele Schirmer, who taught both French and German at Wisconsin State College, one of UWM’s predecessor institutions. It is awarded to one French major and one German major every year. No additional materials are required beyond the UWM scholarship general application and the Letters & Science application which consists of your most recent transcript.
The Martha Best / Martine Meyer Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in the names of two highly esteemed former professors in the UWM French program. Their excellence and dedication set a high standard that our program strives to maintain. The prize is awarded based on achievement and demonstrated financial need to an undergraduate who is studying French. Applicants must have current FAFSA scores to be eligible. Priority will be given to students planning to become French teachers. Additional materials are required beyond the UWM scholarship general application and the Letters & Science application. See the portal for the additional questions.