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Undergraduate Student Awards

The scholarship process for all students and all scholarships and awards begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to create a general profile and upload a copy of your most recent transcript. If you previously created a general profile and uploaded a transcript, you should update your profile with any new information and upload a newer version of your transcript that has your most recent grades on it.

Many scholarships require no additional application beyond this general scholarship application and uploaded transcript; students are automatically reviewed for these types of scholarships.

You may also see scholarships on your Scholarship Portal dashboard that you can “Apply To.” These are scholarships which do require additional information beyond the general application and uploaded transcript.

Descriptions for each scholarship can be found below.

Past Student Award Recipients

Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science

Bill Carlsen, WTMJ weathercaster from 1951–1972, was one of the United States’ first television weathercasters. A scholarship in his name, administered jointly by UWM and WTMJ, has been established in his memory. UWM Atmospheric Science majors from southeastern Wisconsin (Dodge, Jefferson, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, or Waukesha counties) with an interest in professional weather forecasting are considered.

A committee consisting of the Chair of the UWM Mathematical Sciences Department, a representative from WTMJ-TV, and a UWM Atmospheric Sciences professor will review your application. The dollar value of the scholarship is dependent upon available funds. For more information, contact Professor Jon Kahl.

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open in Fall 2020. Apply for the scholarship through Academic Works. Your application must include the following

  1. Your full name, mailing address and email address, current academic standing (junior, senior, ect.), cumulative GPA to date, and the name of a faculty member willing to be contacted as a reference.
  2. Your university transcripts
  3. A statement explaining your interest in this opportunity and why you should be considered for support. The statement should be no longer than two double-spaced pages and should address the following questions:
    • Why is atmospheric science important to you?
    • In which area(s) of atmospheric science are you most interested?
    • In what area of atmospheric science do you hope to work after you complete your university studies?

Alice Siu-Fun Leung Awards in Mathematics

Alice Siu-Fun Leung earned a BS Degree with a major in Mathematics from UWM in January, 1973. In her will she donated funds to establish an award for outstanding UWM undergraduate students in Mathematical Sciences. Eligible students will have sophomore, junior or senior standing and a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a written statement;
  2. a transcript copy (an unofficial copy is sufficient); and
  3. the names of two math professors or instructors who would provide supportive information about your academic performance if contacted.

The statement should be no longer than two pages and should include answers to the following questions:

  • When did your interest in the mathematical science begin?
  • In what area(s) of the mathematical sciences do you hope to work or study after you complete your undergraduate degree?

Applicants for the 2020-21 school year will open in Spring 2021 and are due by April 15, 2021. Apply for the scholarship through Academic Works. (This award is for the Fall 2021 semester; students graduating in May or August 2021 are not eligible.) 

Morris and Miriam Marden Award in Mathematics

The Morris & Miriam Marden Undergraduate Award will be given for a well-written paper on some aspect or application of mathematics. The paper need not be written specifically for the Marden Award; papers originally written for the capstone requirement, coursework, professional reports, or other reasons are acceptable. The length of the paper is expected to be between 10 and 25 pages, but these limits are not strict.

Applicants must be UWM undergraduate students and should submit

  1. a PDF file of the paper and
  2. the names of two math professors or instructors who would provide supportive information about your academic performance if contacted.

Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open in Spring 2021 and are due by April 25, 2021. Apply for the scholarship through Academic Works.

Milliman Scholarship

Founded in 1947, Milliman US is an independent risk management, benefits and technology firm with offices in major cities around the globe, including Brookfield, Wisconsin. They serve business, financial, government, union, education, and nonprofit organizations, helping them assess risk and utilize technology to mitigate risk. They employ actuaries, technologists, clinicians, economists, climate and data scientists, benefits and compensation experts, and many others. Their mission is to serve clients to protect the health and financial well-being of people everywhere. Milliman US provides scholarship support to actuarial science students to help them develop their full potential as future actuaries.

The Milliman Scholarship is given to a sophomore or junior actuarial science major with demonstrated academic excellence and demonstrated potential for success as an actuary. Majors with a 3.2 or higher GPA will be considered.

The current application cycle is now closed. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will open in Fall 2020.

E. Paul and Jane Humke Scholarship

The E. Paul and Jane Humke Scholarship is given occasionally to a student interested in participating in the Budapest Semesters in Math study abroad program. Scholarship amounts vary up to $20,000. Interested students should contact Professor Gabriella Pinter for more information. The study abroad for Summer 2020 has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.