The Department of Physics offers several scholarships and awards to Physics undergraduates each year. Most application deadlines are in spring (March & April) for the following school year (i.e. apply in March 2020 for scholarships paid beginning in September 2020).
The scholarship application process for all students and all scholarships begins with UWM’s Scholarship Portal. You will need to create a general profile and upload a copy of your transcript.
Some 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. Be sure to read the description for these to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements before submitting the additional information that is being requested.
Our available scholarships and their criteria are listed below.
James M. Martin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is given to a full-time physics major with demonstrated academic achievement in the discipline. Criteria include sophomore, junior, or senior standing and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. The James M. Martin Memorial Scholarship Fund was initially created in 1992, following the death of a beloved and outstanding professor of physics at UWM. With this gift, the family of Professor Martin seeks to create a perpetual memorial to him.
Tim Collins Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship honors the memory of physics student Tim Collins and is given to a physics major with demonstrated academic achievement and financial need. Eligible students will have completed Math 233 and Physics 220 (or 210/215). Preference will be given to a nontraditional student.
William Walters Memorial Scholarship
The William L. Walters Memorial Scholarship is given to a physics major with demonstrated academic achievement in the discipline. Criteria include sophomore, junior, or senior standing and a minimum 3.25 cumulative GPA. Darlene A. Walters has created this Fund in loving memory of her husband, William L. Walters (1932-2013), Physics Professor and Vice Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.