UWM recently launched the Panther Scholarship Portal, which encompasses all 2019-2020 school year university wide scholarship opportunities and most Schools/Colleges scholarship opportunities.  This include three LGBTQIA Scholarship Opportunities, details below.  You are encouraged to fill out a General Scholarship Application via the UWM Scholarship Portal, which will match you with scholarships you may qualify for. If further questions are required, you would be prompted to answer specifics within each opportunity.  Students should sign in using your ePanther ID and password to access the Panther Scholarship Portal.

The three LGBTQIA scholarships are:

UWM Alumni Association LGBT+ Chapter Scholarship
& Ross Leonard Scholarship
Providing support for undergraduate students demonstrating a commitment to promoting and securing equal rights for members of the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or allies) community. Criteria: sophomore, junior, or senior standing, academic merit, financial need

Helmut W Hampel Scholarship
To support undergraduate students demonstrating commitment to promoting and securing equal rights for members of LGBTQIA community or pursuing academic study promoting equal rights. Open to current UWM undergraduate students including new freshmen; 3.0 GPA or higher (3.5+ for new freshmen). Students are eligible to apply each year.

These scholarship opportunities are open now, with a closing (deadline) date of April 10, 2019. For questions related to these opportunities, please contact


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