At UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing, we understand that financial support is important to every student.

UW-Milwaukee Scholarships

The UWM Panther Scholarship Portal is the one stop shop for scholarship applications.  No more time spent filling out multiple applications asking the same questions. Now you can just fill out one General Application and the College of Nursing’s supplemental application. Visit the portal and begin your applications today.

College of Nursing Scholarships

There are several annual scholarship awards and opportunities for students to apply to within the College of Nursing. Please note that many scholarship amounts vary annually as available funds fluctuate, but typically range from $500 to $6,000 and applications are due in Spring.

ScholarshipsRequirementsStudent Level
Harriet E. Lazinski Scholarship*Graduate from Milwaukee County High School
*High School GPA of 3.0
*Demonstrated financial need
Incoming Freshman
Greater Milwaukee Foundation Cecilia A. Borenitsch Fund Scholarship*Minimum GPA of 2.75
*Resident of Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, or Ozaukee county
*Preference given to underrepresented minority students
Scholarship in Memory of Simon Ontscherenki and in Honor of the Nurses at West Allis Memorial Hospital *Minimum GPA of 2.75
*Full-time enrollment
*Demonstrated financial need
All Nursing Students
Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation Scholarships*Full-time student
*Documented rural ties and activities to a Wisconsin farm background, substantial farm-related experience, or former residence in a rural community (population of 20,000 or less)
*Documented financial need
Undergraduate Student
Milton and Joan Morris Scholarship in memory of Samuel Morris*Fall enrollment as student in nursing clinical level final three semesters
*Minimum GPA of 2.75
*Demonstrated financial need
Nursing Major (CP 2, 3 or 4)
Frances H. Cunningham Scholarship*Fall enrollment as nursing senior in clinical level 4A or 4B)
*Service to community or school
*Financial need
Nursing Major Senior (CP 3 or 4)
Charlotte S. Gellerman Memorial Scholarship*Preference to underrepresented minority students
*Admitted to the Nursing Major
*Minimum GPA of 2.75
*Demonstrated financial need
Nursing Major
Croegaert Scholarship*Preference given to full time studentsMN Student
Maria T. McFarland Memorial Fellowship*Preference given to full time students
*Proven academic excellence
Graduate Student
Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship*Proven academic excellence
*Preference given to full time students
MN Student
Harriet Werley Doctoral Fellowship*Commitment to nursing research
*Preference given to full-time students
*Proven academic excellence
Doctoral Student
Nancy A. Wright Doctoral Fellowship*Focus of study on community nursing centers and/or nursing of children and families
*Preference given to full-time students
First Year Doctoral Student
Carol Porth's Nurse Physiologist Scholarship*Career trajectory in pathophysiology Doctoral Student
Rita Mae Conway Scholarship (Winter 2021)*Accepted to a study abroad program
*Preference given to students with personal or work experience in community service and/or care for family, friends or the elderly
All Nursing Students
Adel B Korkor MD Scholarship*Pursuing mental health degree or certificate
*Resident of Wisconsin
*Intent to pursue career in Wisconsin after degree completion
Doctoral Student
Dr. Alice Kuramoto Scholarship*Awarded to student in the DNP or PhD Program
*Preference to students of Hmong descent
Doctoral Student
Patty Severson Nursing Scholarship*Good academic standingNursing Major
Florian J. and M. Barbara Dominiak Scholarship*Good academic standingUndergraduate Student
Constance A. Greiser Rural Nursing Scholarship*Academic merit
*Interest in serving rural communities
*Graduated from a Wisconsin High School
Undergraduate Student
Merkow Family Scholarship*Preference given to students in the Nursing Scholars ProgramUndergraduate Student
Nursing Legacy Fund Scholarship *Preference given to students in the Nursing Scholars ProgramUndergraduate Student
Scholarship in Honor of Dr. Mary Pat Kunert*Preference given to students in the Nursing Scholars ProgramUndergraduate Student
Astor Vatland Memorial Scholarship*Minimum GPA of 3.0
*Preference given to non-traditional students with child-care obligations
Undergraduate Student
Stowell Associates' Scholarship for Care Management*Academic merit
*Financial need
Nursing Major
Masliah Scholarship*Annual scholarship given to students entering the Nursing Major in Spring SemesterNursing Major
Rogers Behavioral Health Scholarship
*Enrolled in a program in one of the following UWM schools/colleges (do not need to be current student at time of applying for scholarship):
-College of Health Sciences
-College of Nursing
-Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
-Helen Bader School of Social Welfare
Employment at Rogers Behavioral Health

For more information on scholarships, contact Mike Walk in Student Affairs.

UW-Milwaukee Graduate Fellowships

UW-Milwaukee College of Nursing educates nurse scientists, practitioners and educators prepared to contribute at the cutting edge of the discipline. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows work collaboratively with community partners and faculty focused on the discovery of knowledge in areas including geriatric health, global health, health information/technology, community-based participatory research, and self-management science.  The UW-Milwaukee Graduate School offers annual Fellowships, please see details on additional financial support.

External Nursing Scholarships


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