Scholarship + Fellowship

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

The Welford Sanders Memorial Scholarship aims to promote diversity in the UW-Milwaukee Master of Urban Planning (MUP) program. 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.

The Welford Sanders Memorial Scholarship is offered in connection with a paid fellowship at the City of Milwaukee’s Department of City Development (DCD). The scholarship covers 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 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.

How to Apply

  • Visit https://graduateschool-apply.uwm.edu/. 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.
  • Deadline: January 15, 2023.