The first time you log in, you will create your general application. This will stay on file for four years, but you should update it regularly and must, at a minimum, sign it once per year to re-activate it. You will also need to upload a copy of your transcript twice a year. We recommend you log into the Panther Portal twice a year to update your application and upload a newer transcript in November/December and in February/March every year.
You may see scholarships on your Panther Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which require additional information beyond the general application and transcript. If you do not see an “Apply To” button when you are viewing a specific scholarship in the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal, either the scholarship is not currently accepting applications or no additional materials are needed and you will be considered for those scholarships as long as your general application and transcript are up-to-date.
The Panther Scholarship Portal can also be used to find non-UWM (private) scholarships that have registered with UWM. These may be scholarships sponsored by local or national organizations, fraternal clubs or other companies outside of UWM.