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UWM Institute for Systems Change and Peacebuilding provides opportunities for engagement between community partners and UWM faculty and students.


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  • William Collins Kohler Chair in Systems Change and Peacebuilding
  • Associate Professor

Milwaukee Community Changemaker Scholarships

In recognition of the talented changemakers and extraordinary human potential here in Milwaukee, a limited number of Tuition Remission Scholarships for Full- and Part-time Undergraduate or Graduate students is available to support individuals nominated by community organizations or community members for the 2024-2025 academic year, beginning September 1, 2024. 

It is designed for outstanding individuals who have served as volunteers or staff members with local organizations and are likely to continue to make significant contributions to the Milwaukee region. Priority is given to individuals nominated by current community partners of ISCP, but all community nominations will be considered. Self nominations are acceptable. 

This award is primarily designed for individuals just beginning their higher education journey, or for those re-entering higher education after a leave of absence. In some instances, this award could be used to support current students to degree completion.   

Nominees do not have to be current UWM students or to have begun an application to UWM, but they must be accepted to UWM as an enrolled student before a scholarship can be awarded to them. We will accept nominations until February 29, 2024. Nominees will be notified in March, with the assumption that scholarships will be awarded by September, 2024.   

To nominate someone for a Milwaukee Community Changemaker Scholarship, please complete the nomination form.

Students and community partners work side-by-side while building critical leadership skills in community-building, systems-thinking, facilitation, strategic planning, and evaluation.
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Community partnerships at UWM take many forms and can include collaboration, graduate fellows or research partners. The Institute works to align interests for collective action on co-created programs and projects.
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