Students enrolling at the UWM School of Freshwater Sciences have a wide range of opportunities available to help support their studies.

The Panther Scholarship Portal is your hub for scholarship applications.

No more time spent filling out multiple applications that ask the same questions. Now you can fill out one general application and the Panther Scholarship Portal will do the rest, assuring that your application is reviewed for all scholarships and you will be contacted for those of which you are eligible. Scholarship applications open in October for the following academic year.

You’ll also find an external link to even more scholarships available outside of UWM.

The School of Freshwater Sciences has a number of scholarship opportunities available specifically for students enrolled in one of our programs.

Here is a complete list of scholarships available within the School of Freshwater Sciences.

Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

The School of Freshwater Sciences participates in the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP), a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. Through the MSEP, students from Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Dakota pay no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition.

Other Financial Support

Additional External Scholarships for Atmospheric Science Majors

See Professor Evans’s Scholarships and Fellowships webpage to learn more about external scholarships available to Atmospheric Science majors.

UWM Graduate School Fellowships

Graduate students in the School of Freshwater Sciences may qualify to receive financial support in the form of Fellowships and Research Assistantships through the Graduate School or individual faculty research funds. Learn more.

Student Travel Awards

The School of Freshwater Sciences Student Travel Awards offer partial funding to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in Freshwater Sciences or Atmospheric Science to attend and/or present at academic and professional events, such as conferences, workshops, and meetings. Awards are provided as reimbursement of expenses after the travel has been completed.

Undergraduates must be junior standing or above, attending based on work related to thesis or other SFS-advised project, have a role in the conference, and submit a faculty advisor letter of support. Students must seek funding from the Office of Undergraduate Research and from their faculty mentor prior to applying for SFS Student Travel Award.

Graduate students presenting at an event are required to seek travel support through the Graduate Student Travel Award process before applying for the SFS Student Travel Award. 

Apply for the School of Freshwater Sciences Student Travel Awards 

UWM Financial Aid
UWM Office of Research

The UWM Office of Research provides resources for external funding.

  • Finding Funding – Links to a variety of comprehensive search engines and funding alert services for federal and non-federal opportunities.
  • PIVOT Funding Database – A comprehensive database of funding opportunities available to all members of the UWM community.