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


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 purchase (paper or digital). The U1.0 Textbook Scholarship is awarded on a first come-first-served basis.

Application Deadline: January 7th, 2022

First-Generation Student Scholarship

  • · Amount: Varies
  • · First-generation, underrepresented minority college student
  • · Enrolled in College of Health Sciences
  • · Demonstrated financial need
  • · Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Opportunity for Success Scholarship

  • · Amount: minimum of $1,000
  • · First-generation
  • · Undergraduate student in College of Health Sciences
  • · Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Easterling Family Scholarship

  • · Amount: Varies
  • · First-generation, undergraduate student
  • · Demonstrated financial need
  • · Must have volunteer service at UWM and the community
  • · Minimum of 30 UWM-graded credits by end of Fall 2020 semester
  • · Admitted to a College of Health Sciences major
  • · Minimum GPA of 3.2
  • · Application Deadline: February 1, 2021

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program

The McNair Scholars Program is designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities. McNair participants are either first-generation college students with financial need, or members of a group that is traditionally underrepresented in graduate education and have demonstrated strong academic potential. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase graduate degree awards for students from underrepresented segments of society. To be eligible to be a McNair Scholar, a student must meet all of the federal requirements and UWM program requirements.

Application Deadline: Now accepting applications; for more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion


Other Scholarships

InfoTracer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Current, full-time college student OR high school graduate pursuing full-time college or university placement
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Application Deadline: October 31, 2021

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.

Roberto Hernández Center Scholarship List

Undergraduate Admissions Scholarship Page

Peck School of the Arts Scholarships

Honors College Scholarships