In addition to hosting events for first-generation students, we also provide connections to scholarships, some of which are offered at UWM.

UW – Milwaukee First Generation Student Scholarships

U1.0 Textbook Scholarship

This scholarship is intended for first-generation college students who are identified as need-based students in pursuit of their first undergraduate degree. The purpose of the scholarship is to lessen the financial burden and improve student retention and graduation rates among first-generation college students. Students can request up to $300 per academic year for textbook purchases (paper or digital). The U1.0 Textbook Scholarship is awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

First-Generation Student Scholarship

  • Amount: Varies
  • First-generation, underrepresented minority college student
  • Enrolled in College of Health Sciences
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • The 2023-24 application deadline has passed
  • First-Generation Student Scholarship

Other Scholarships

UWM Panther Scholarship Portal

UWM’s scholarship platform provides you with information on institutional scholarships available to Milwaukee and Waukesha students. UWM-Washington student may find scholarship opportunities by visiting Washington Campus Foundation. Please sign in using your PAWS ePantherID and password. Once logged in, you will start the General Application, please complete as much as possible as this will be the main source used to select recipients. In addition, you may be asked to complete a school/college/department application. After completing these applications, a list of open opportunities that you potentially match will be provided for you to apply to. if you need help logging in, please contact the UWM Help Desk by calling (414) 229-4040 or visit UWM Help Desk. HBCU Scholarship

The HBCU Scholarship is offering a $1,000 academic award to any student pursuing their undergraduate college degree from an HBCU school. It is the mission of to make education accessible, so we hope to provide students access to a quality education with this scholarship.

  • The 2023-24 application deadline has passed. Scholarship for Indigenous Students

Any Indigenous student pursuing a college degree can apply to the Scholarship for Indigenous Students and be offered a $1,000 academic award.’s mission is to make education accessible, and we hope to bring this historically underrepresented group of students access to a quality education with this scholarship.

  • The 2023-24 application deadline has passed

Roberto Hernández Center Scholarship List

Undergraduate Admissions Scholarship Page

Peck School of the Arts Scholarships

Honors College Scholarships