Scholarships

Through the Center for International Education and the College of Letters and Science, students have access to scholarships to support their study abroad and area studies, foreign language study, and overseas internships. Additional scholarship opportunities are gathered and shared by CIE’s Study Abroad Office, UWM’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the College of Letters & Science, and the Financial Aid Office.

Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship

The Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship supports a small number of awards up $1,000 a piece to help cover overseas internship and study abroad related expenses, (i.e. airfare, room and board, transportation). Students must be enrolled as a UWM student and a declared student (at the time of application) in the Global Studies degree program or the International Studies major with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Application Form

Klotsche Scholarship

The College of Letters & Science awards the Roberta and J. Martin Klotsche Scholarship to a small number of outstanding students majoring in International Studies or Global Studies. Scholarships are in the $1000-$1500 range. Students who are eligible for this scholarship receive an invitation to apply around December 1st.

Scholarship Recipients

The Center for International Education, the College of Letters & Science, and Global Studies are proud of the recipients of these scholarships, listed below for recent award cycles:

Roberta and J. Marin Klotsche Scholarship
  • 2019/20: Emily Crain-Castle, Cassidy Welch
  • 2018/19: Savannah Elmore, Lauren Kuske, Jasmine Viges, Ananda Walker
  • 2017/18: Carly Phelps, Violeta Ramirez, Caitlin Sanfelippo
  • 2016/17: Lydia Albrecht
  • 2015/16: Madeline Brancel, Wendy Dunaway, Patrick McCue
  • 2014/15: Eriberto Gonzalez-Cibrian, Stephanie Davidson, Anna Jeffries
  • 2013/14: Matthew Beil, Paul Nessman, Kelly Ostrenga
  • 2012/13: Kayla Maule, Emily Outcalt, Walter Wenzel
  • 2011/12: James Peranteau, Nhi Duong, Bryce Bray
Global Studies Summer Internship Award

2019-2020 Awardee – Kayla Kozlowski
My name is Kayla Kozlowski and I am a junior at University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. I am completing a double major in Global Studies- Management and Chinese with a certificate in Asian Studies. This summer, I have the amazing opportunity to explore a new part of the world through an internship with the NGO Saha Global. I will be spending three weeks in the northern regions of Ghana empowering women through education and resources to start up clean water businesses that will provide clean water to their communities and a stable income for female business owners. This internship is helping me discover a new path on which I can use my nonprofit management skills on a global scale. Through this scholarship I am not only able to complete my internship requirement, but it will also directly impact an entire community.

  • 2019/20: Kayla Kozlowski
  • 2018/19: Matthew Vogt
  • 2017/18: Violeta Ramirez
  • 2016/17: Amanda Johnson
  • 2015/16: Alexandria Sedar, Jacqueline Sirovina
  • 2014/15: Meaghan Kulas, Mary Sherman
  • 2013/14: Elisabeth Matthews
Ian J. Elliott Memorial Scholarship

Ian J. Elliot studied Economics with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies during his time at UWM. UWM is very grateful for his family’s contribution to support students interning abroad.
2019-20 Awardee- Alphia Korpela
My name is Alphia Korpela and I am a freshman at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I am a Global Studies and Russian double major, and I have a passion for traveling and learning about new cultures. I have been fortunate enough to travel to around 14 different countries, and I look forward to traveling to many more places. My passion for travel began because I was adopted from Russia, and at a young age I have always wanted to learn more about my culture and cultures around the world. This summer I am grateful to have the opportunity to teach English to children in Russia. When I am not traveling the world, in my free time you can find me anywhere outdoors, whether it is sailing around the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, hiking, skiing, or golfing. I have grown to appreciate life in a small town after I moved to Milwaukee for college, but the city life also excites me. I am a hardworking and dedicated student, at the end of this summer after my freshman year of college, I will have completed around 70 credits putting me half way through my junior year in credit standing. I am thankful for this scholarship and the opportunities it will present me.

  • 2019/20: Emily Crain-Castle
  • 2018/19: Marissa Paulson
  • 2017/18: Alaina Gedemer, Itzel Nunez
  • 2016/17: Anna Jeffries
  • 2015/16: Goldie Gibbs, Maryssa Schlough