SOIS proudly offers funding opportunities awarded for academic achievement to students entering or enrolled in the Information Science & Technology (IST) program.

Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funding.

Application Based Scholarships

Application Deadline: March 15
Awards are issued in the Fall.

How to Apply:
Please apply for all application based scholarship opportunities through UWM’s Panther Scholarship Portal. https://uwm.academicworks.com/ 

Scholarships


Dean’s IST Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable


Dean’s Diversity Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable


Lorenzo Henderson Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable

Description: Available for students in the BSIST program. This scholarship is awarded based on academic merit and financial need. Intended for members of racial or ethnic minority groups underrepresented in higher education within the UW System, with a preference in the following order: Native American, Latina, and African-American students. Preference for female students. Scholarship recipients will also be offered the opportunity for a paid internship with SOIS Tech for the spring semester.

Nomination Based Scholarships

Attitude & Aptitude Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 Non-Renewable
Consideration is based on student merit and achievement in the IST program and issued in the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility Criteria: Current IST student, must be declared major and must be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course the semester the award is granted.

New Student Funding Scholarships

All students entering in the IST program who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for these awards. Students admitted to the School of Information Studies by the March 1 priority deadline receive first consideration for the awards listed below.

Dean’s Transfer Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Non-Renewable
Consideration is based on the student’s most recent academic achievement and awarded in the fall and spring semesters.

Eligibility Criteria: New transfer students enrolling in the IST Program starting in the Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters are eligible. You must declare IST as a major and be enrolled in a 3 credit IST course each semester the award is granted. Consideration is based on recent academic achievement.


SOIS New Freshman Scholarship

Award Amount: $10,000 Over four years, pending continued eligibility
Consideration is based on outstanding ACT/SAT score, rank, and GPA.

Eligibility Criteria: High school senior enrolling full-time during the fall semester in the IST program. The student must be enrolled in 6 credits of INFOST coursework each semester the award is granted.

Nonprof-IT Scholarship

Application Deadline: October 2nd, 2019

Award Amount: $500

Description: Available for current students in the Nonprof-IT program (fall 2019).

Eligibility Criteria: Students currently in the program in Fall 2019 must re-apply for the program in the Spring of 2020 to be eligible. Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress in the BSIST program with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

How to Apply:
Fill out the application for the Spring 2020 Nonprof-IT program and submit a letter of intent to Angie Sadowsky, asadowsk@uwm.edu, by Wednesday October 2nd.

I have been awarded a scholarship, now what?

Award recipients are notified prior to the semester the award is granted via UWM email and/or letter mailed to the address listed in PAWS. Check your PAWS account before the semester starts to ensure the funds have dispersed. Full tuition is due by the first day of classes.


 

External Funding Resources

Kate Kaiser Scholarships

Society for Information Management (SIM) Kate Kaiser Scholarships

The Society for Information Management (SIM) is the leading national professional network that connects senior-level Information Technology (IT) leaders with peers providing valuable opportunities for knowledge sharing, professional development, collaboration, and career advancement. The Wisconsin chapter of SIM has a long history of supporting the education of the next generation of IT leaders.

Deadline: Monday, March 16 (Noon)
Award Amount: $1000

UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid

Additional funding opportunities may be available from sources outside of the School of Information Studies. The UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid Office administers Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other educational loans and scholarship.  Please visit their website for additional financial aid resources. http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/

SMART Scholarship

The SMART Program aims to increase the number of scientists and engineers in the DoD. The program is particularly interested in supporting individuals that demonstrate an aptitude and interest in conducting theoretical and applied research.

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://smart.asee.org/faq/who_should_apply

Southeastern Wisconsin Education Consortium (SEWEC) New Student Scholarship

The goal of SEWEC is to help adult students realize their options for higher education in Southeast Wisconsin at member institutions. Each year, three $1,200 SEWEC scholarships are awarded to one undergraduate, one graduate, and one associates student entering a new degree program.

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://www.sewec.org/sewec-scholarship