Scholarship recipient Katrina Hightower ’17, a School of Information Studies graduate in information science and technology, nearly didn’t finish college. She was working as a mail carrier, taking night classes on the side. A UWM adviser helped her get a three-month internship at ManpowerGroup, which turned into a yearlong internship. Her work with Destination Innovation led to a workshop in New York for Kohl’s, which led to her getting a full-time job with the company as a software engineer.
Thousands have lost jobs due to COVID-19, making it difficult if not impossible for them to pay rent, buy food and stay in school. The Chancellor’s Student Success Fund will provide a wide range of emergency financial assistance, including scholarships to keep students on the path to success. Please consider a gift to help UWM’s students in crisis