Scholarships

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 Application

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 text book purchase (paper or digital).

Application Deadline: All funds have run out for this term. We will be opening applications again in January for the Spring 2020 semester.

  The First Generation Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Full time student with junior or senior status
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters and Science
  • Application Deadline: TBD

Walter and Mary Hampel Scholarship

  • Amount: $3,000
  • Undergraduate, first-generation college student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference for immigrants to the United States or their children
  • Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

The McNair Scholars Program

  • Amount: $2,800 (Summer Research Stipend)
  • Junior or senior standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Low-income background
  • First generation college student and/or from a TRO-defined “group underrepresented in graduate education” (Black or African American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander)
  • Application Deadline: TBD

Other Scholarships:

Access to Excellence Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Full time student with sophomore standing or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters and Science
  • Application Deadline: TBD

Whitefish Bay Woman’s Club App 2019-20

  • Amount: $1,200
  • Full time student with sophomore standing or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • Evidence of financial need (determined through FAFSA)
  • Application Deadline:  April 2, 2019

Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation

  • Amount: $250 – $2,000
  • Full time student
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Wisconsin resident
  • Must have applied to or be enrolled in a Wisconsin college/university
  • Application Deadline: TBD

Marian Drake Breskvar Scholarship

  • Amount:  50% of annual full-time tuition
  • Full time student
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Resident of Wisconsin
  • Application Deadline:  TBD

High School Student Scholarships:

Cameron Impact Scholarship (high school students)

  • Amount: Full tuition and ‘qualified educational expenses’ at the recipient’s chosen college institutions (Estimated between $20,000-$50,000 per annum).
  • U.S. citizen
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.7 or higher
  • HIGH SCHOOL graduating class of 2020
  • Early Application Deadline: May 24, 2019 at 12:00PM PT (NOON)
  • Regular Application Deadline: September 13, 2019 12:00PM PT (NOON)

Additional Searches:

Panther Scholarship Portal

  • This portal provides information on institutional scholarships available to UWM students. Now you can fill out one General Application and your School/College’s application (if applicable) to be matches with scholarships! Use your ePanther ID credentials to login.