Continuing Student Scholarships

Students on Campus

We are now accepting applications for the scholarships listed below for the 2017-18 school year (September 2017 through May 2018). The deadline is March 1, 2017.

Please note that all scholarships will be awarded between March and April 2017 for the entire 2017-18 school year; we award only once a year to cover the entire following school year. If you miss this deadline, your next opportunity to apply will be January of 2018.

Students are also encouraged to View All Scholarships and check with the department or program where their major is housed for more information about major-specific scholarships. Additionally, students should inquire with the campus’ Financial Aid office for any campus-wide scholarships that may be available.

College of Letters & Science College-Wide Scholarships for Continuing Students

Access to Excellence Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards given contingent upon available funds)

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Ethel Sloane Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Senior status (88 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, math, physics, atmospheric science, or conservation/environmental science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Preference for female applicants

First Generation Scholarship ($1,500)

  • Junior or senior status (56 credits or more earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • In the first generation of your immediate family to attend a four-year college (Your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles did not attend college; you can have cousins or siblings who attended college.)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • A declared major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of L&S majors)

Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards given)

  • Sophomore status (24 to 55 credits earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Victor Vega Scholarship ($1,000 – $5,000)

  • International student from South America, with a preference for students from Peru
  • Full-time student in 2017-18
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Good academic standing

Jeffrey K. Kunkel Scholarship ($500)

  • A declared or intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of L&S majors)
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Preference for racial/ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the UW System (African American, American Indian, Latino/a, Southeast Asian)
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher

Martine Darmon Meyer Scholarship ($1,000)

  • Junior or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Graduated from a Milwaukee Public Schools high school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)

Meadows Fund Scholarship ($1,000 to $2,500)

  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year)
  • Currently or formerly in foster care or kinship
  • Academic good standing
  • Demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA

Natural Science Minority Academic Achievement Scholarship ($2,000)

  • Sophomore, junior, or senior status (24 or more credits earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in biological sciences, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry, geosciences, math, physics, atmospheric science, or conservation/environmental science
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference for racial/ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the UW System (African American, American Indian, Latino/a, Southeast Asian)

Target M.D. Scholarships ($1,000 to $1,500 – multiple awards)

  • Junior or senior status (55 or more credits earned) by May 31, 2017
  • Preference for a declared major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)
  • Full-time student in 2017-18
  • A declared pre-med track
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Minimum GPA of 3.5 in all math and science courses
  • Wisconsin resident

William F. Halloran Scholarship ($1,000 – multiple awards)

  • Sophomore status (24 to 55 credits earned) by August 31, 2017
  • Full-time student in 2017-18 (24 credits or more for the year; 21 of those must be in the College of Letters & Science)
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher
  • Preference given to students in the Honors College
  • A declared major or a declared intended major in the College of Letters & Science (verify this by reviewing our list of majors)
  • Preference given to Humanities majors (foreign languages, Art History, Communication, English or Philosophy)

Application Process

To apply for continuing students scholarships:

Fill out the Application Form. Be ready to submit all of the information listed below.

    • A personal statement of no more than 3 pages on how a UWM education will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. (Word or PDF file)
    • One letter of recommendation from a UWM professor, teacher or teaching assistant
    • A list of five honors, awards, work or volunteer experiences that best represent your accomplishments.

The deadline to apply is 11:59:59 pm March 1, 2017.

Awards will be made between April 1 and May 15, 2017.

Please send any questions to Assistant Dean Deanna Alba, dsalba@uwm.edu, or call (414) 229-2923.