Scholarship List

Updated: 12/23/22

2021 Scholarships

The Student’s Guide to College Scholarships and Grants

Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee/UW-Milwaukee Matching Scholarship

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Mexican Fiesta Scholarship Foundation                      (March deadline)

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Check back for updates! Note: These are scholarships from external sources not the RHC. If you have questions about any of the scholarships please contact the organization or institution providing the scholarship. We do not take any applications for the scholarships listed below, these are here for informational purposes.
NameAward AmountDeadlineStatusAdditional Info
Society of Hispanic Professional EngineersVariesOpen: March 1
Close: July 31
Our primary goal in scholarships is to fill the gap in the Hispanic education pipeline from K-12 education to successful career placement in STEM fields.
Scholarship for Young Hispanic Leaders$500 - $1,000December 29, 2017A full scholarship to attend USHLI's 36th National Conference in Chicago and a one time non-renewable $1,000 scholarship (4-year university) or $500 scholarship (2-year college)
Legacy Scholarship UWM Alumni Association$2,000January 12, 2018The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to four students annually, one for each incoming class year who have a parent or grandparent who is an alum of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA of any class year may apply for this scholarship- class year is your class standing in Fall 2018, so incoming freshman may also apply. Applications must be postmarked by January 12, 2018.
McNair Scholars$2,800February 2017 (check back in in 2018)U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident• Graduate Program
• Be a first-generation college student (neither parent has received a four-year bachelor’s degree).
• Come from a low-income family as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
• The remaining participants may be from a minority population that is underrepresented in graduate education (African American, Hispanic, or Native American).
• See website for additional requirements
CHS First Generation Student Scholarship$1,000Deadline for 2020-2021 school year has passed.U.S. Citizen or legal permanent residentFull-time underrepresented first generation undergraduate student in the College of Health Sciences with financial need. → Contact: Angela Rintelman, (414) 229-2758
Lawton ScholarContact: 414-229-7234The Lawton Scholarship at UWM is an invitation only award. Before the start of the semester, Financial Aid will run a list of eligible students and send an invitation to them to join the program. To be eligible, students must:

Identify as African-American, American Indian, Latino/a, and/or Southeast Asian American
Have earned at least sophomore standing by completing 24 credits
Have earned a minimum 2.25 cumulative GPA
Enroll in at least 12 credits per semester
Demonstrate financial need via the FAFSA

• Lawton is awarded on a first come, first serve basis.
If offered the scholarship, students are strongly encouraged to accept the award.
UWM Emergency Grant$1,000VariesComplete a FAFSA and have an EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of 7000 or less. Provide documentation of the financial emergency
Geraldine "Polly" Bednash Scholarship$5,000April 30, July 31, October 31• 3.2 GPA This scholarship program provides $5,000 in support to outstanding nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member institutions.
• Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school affiliated with CastleBranch or have submitted an application through nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS.
Acturial Scholarships for Minority Students$1,000-$9,000May 1, 2017 (check back next yr)Does not require immigration status or social security numberIntent on pursuing a career in the actuarial profession, high school or undergraduate college, GPA requirement: 3.0
AICPA for Minority Accounting Students$1,500-$5,000VariesApplicants must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents (green-card holders)GPA Requirement: 3.3
Alliance$500-$50,000VariesSee link for detailsMultiple scholarships listed. Please see link for each scholarship for more details.
Davis-Putter Scholarship FundUp to $8,000April 1Does not inquire about immigration status or social security to redeem awardScholarship primarily for need-based students
Dreamers Road Map$500-$25,000VariesOpen to DACA/undocumented studentsFor years undocumented students have struggled more than permanent residents or citizen students in everyday situations. Our tool will equip DREAMers to realize their full potential and path to college.
First Generation ScholarshipsVariesCheck website for deadlineCheck website for individual scholarships listed. Note: Some scholarships are college specific so make sure to check before applying.
HACUVariesCheck back in Spring 2018Check website for detailsScholarships are ONLY for enrolled college students. All students must have completed their first semester of freshman year at the time of applying. High School students are not eligible to apply.
HPGM Scholarship Resources:VariesVariesVariesSee link for full list of scholarship resources.
Wisconsin Hispanic ScholarshipVariesApril 30, 2020
(Scholarship applications can be sent by mail to 2997 S. 20th St. Milwaukee, WI 53215)
Not stated on website (Please contact organization) • Must be a Wisconsin resident.
• Must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA
• Must have applied to or be enrolled in a Wisconsin college/university.
• Must be a full-time student. (12 credits or more)
• Must complete a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer service for the WHSF/Mexican Fiesta. (Dates and times to be determined by the Committee)
Must be a minimum of 25 % of Hispanic descent.
College/University applicant must submit current official or unofficial transcripts.
High school seniors applicant must submit current official or unofficial transcripts, acceptance letter and copy of ACT or SAT score report.
Attend the Student Informational Forum Decisions of Today, Impact of Tomorrow (Not mandatory)
Western Reserve Herb Society Scholarships$12,500April 1The programs are open to undergraduate students who are studying horticulture or related fields such as landscape architecture or horticultural therapy. The purpose of the program is to help those students whose career goals involve teaching/research, sustainable agriculture or work in the public or nonprofit sector and sustainable agriculture.
UWM Financial AidVariesContact the Department for further information about application processes and deadlines.U.S. Citizen or legal permanent resident
Hispanic Scholarship Fund
$500-$5,000March 30U.S. Citizen, legal permanent resident (DACA Students are eligible as well) Must be of Hispanic Heritage/Minimum of 3.0 GPA for High School Students/Minimum of 2.5 GPA for College and Graduate Students/Plan to enroll Full-Time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university, or graduate school, during the FALL of a scholarship cycle (year).
Donald R. Shea Undergraduate Scholarship
$500April 7*Study abroad*The scholarship may be used for UWM sponsored semester-long or short-term study abroad in the Latin American/Caribbean region, and for other academic opportunities in the region that can be accepted for UWM credit.
UWM ScholarshipsVariesVariesMany of our scholarships and awards are for sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students. More limited scholarship money is also available to new incoming freshman and new incoming transfer students.

Our undergraduate scholarships are broken down into two categories: college-wide scholarships which are available to a range of majors, and major-specific scholarships.
First Generation Scholarship - UWM$1,500Contact the Department for further information about application processes and deadlines.• 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).
Acturial Scholarships for Minority Students$1,000-$4,000May 5• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Emphasis on math or actuarial courses.
• Entering college freshmen must have a minimum ACT math score of 28 or SAT math score of 600.
Broke Scholar1,000 +Check in July (varies)
College BoardVariesVariesVariesCreate account to view specifics of scholarships.

More than 2,300 national, state, public, and private sources of scholarships and other aid.
2018 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest$500-$1,500July 31, 2018Does not require immigration status or social security number• Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.
• Essays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31, 2018) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight July 31, 2018).
• The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required.
• There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application.
• Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper.

Check website for more details
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Varies Open: February 1, 2020
Close: April 30, 2020
Not stated on website (Please contact organization) Change existing info to the one below:

Active Member of SHPE.

Pursuing a STEM degree or professional certificate at a qualifying institution.

All degree programs must be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
Minimum 2.75 GPA

Some sponsored scholarships may have additional requirements; these requirements will be listed on the ScholarSHPE application page.
UWM Scholarship PortalVaries Varies Varies Using the UWM Scholarship Portal, admitted students can fill out one general application and any available supplemental applications to then be automatically matched with potential UWM scholarships.
CollegeNetVaries Varies Varies Includes an online community that invites students to share and vote on scholarship winners.
ChCI Next Opp Varies Varies Varies Scholarships and directory for Latinx youth.
International ScholarshipsVaries Varies Varies Resources for international students.
UWM Welcome Scholarship$500Must pay deposit by June 1st, 2020Does not require immigration status A $500 scholarship given to any newly admitted student to UWM for Fall 2020. Eligible student MUST pay their enrollment deposit by June 1st, 2020 to claim their $500
Dean of Students: CARES Act GrantVariesAll applications submitted by May 12, 2020 will be considered. Applications submitted after that will be considered on a rolling basis until funds run out.Varies - see Dean of Students website for more informationThe federal government has provided emergency aid for college students nationwide who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. UWM has received nearly $8.5 million through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help students who are struggling with expenses such as food, housing, course materials and child care after campus operations were disrupted by the virus.

Eligible students must complete a short application. The application asks how much money you need based on your expenses. Grant amounts will be determined, in part, by how many applications are received. We want to help as many students as possible.
Essay Contest for Undocumented & DACA Essential Workers$1000The application period ends on August 1, 2020.Eligibility Requirements:

• Applicant must be undocumented4 • Must be working, or have recently worked, as an essential worker in the healthcare industry, food supply chain, or other essential industries5
How to Apply:

People who wish to participate should send their essay as an attachment in an email to by August 1, 2020.

In the body of the email, applicants should include the following information:

• Your name, address, and phone number • If you are under 18, contact information for your parents • The nature of your job and length of employment

• The best way to contact you

Once the application period has ended, our essay committee will review the essays and choose a winner by September 1, 2020. The winner will receive $1,000.

The winner will be chosen considering the following factors:

• Originality • Responsiveness to the question asked • The quality of the writing • The substantive content of the response

By applying, all applicants consent to the reproduction and publishing of their essays. Name and other contact information shall always remain confidential. Follow this link for more information on the “What Do YOU Think of When You Hear the Word ‘IMMIGRANT’?” Essay Contest.