Scholarship + Fellowship

SARUP announces UWM Master of Urban Planning Welford Sanders Memorial Scholarship + City of Milwaukee Department of City Development Fellowship


Full-Ride Scholarship + Paid Fellowship
The Welford Sanders Memorial Scholarship aims to promote diversity in the UW-Milwaukee Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program. It is offered in connection with a paid fellowship at the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD). This is a full-ride scholarship covering two full years of tuition for a deserving MUP student, and the scholarship recipient will also gain real-world planning experience by working up to 20 hours per week at DCD. 

The total value of the scholarship award will depend on the student’s residency status. Two years of tuition for Wisconsin residents is currently worth $24,440, and the value of the scholarship will be higher for out-of-state recipients. Two years of 20 hours per week for the DCD fellowship (2,080 hours at $15.75 per hour) would be a total payment of $32,760.

The hourly payment for work at DCD, which is provided in addition to the scholarship funding, will be administered through Community Design Solutions within the School of Architecture and Urban Planning. These financial commitments to the student assume that the student stays in good standing at UWM and at the City of Milwaukee for the full two years of the scholarship and fellowship.

Learn more about the MUP Program.

About Welford Sanders
Welford Sanders served on the faculty of the UW-Milwaukee Department of Urban Planning from 2001 to 2015, and he was instrumental in the development of areas near Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and North Avenue. His commitment to the neighborhood helped support homes, businesses, and jobs. He inspired students to commit to public service and assist communities that had been significantly impacted by segregation and disinvestment.

How to Apply

  • Visit Under “Apply Now,” choose “School of Architecture and Urban Planning,” and apply to “Urban Planning MUP.”
  • Provide your undergraduate transcript(s), reason statement, and 3 letters of recommendation.
  • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023*

*Applications accepted on rolling basis after priority deadline. It is recommended that you apply by the priority deadline for full consideration of scholarships and other opportunities.

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