Scholarships provide additional financial support for eligible students. Through the UWM Foundation and the generosity and vision of friends, alumni and faculty, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare has established scholarships for the benefit of its students.

  The next opportunity to apply for a scholarship will be December 1, 2019. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2020. (ROTC scholarships are separate from HBSSW and have different deadlines.) Most scholarships require supplemental information to the application form (e.g., transcripts, etc.). To apply for a scholarship, click on the link in the title of each box. You can find a listing of all UWM scholarships on this page:

Scholarship Brochure
(Coming soon)

All UWM Scholarships:

  • Aileen Rockjordan Scholarship
  • MSW student: Min. $1,000
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting cultural diversity in delivery of social services
  • Members of under-represented racial minority groups
  • Financial aid considered
  • Dean’s New Freshman Scholarship
  • Undergraduate: Min. $1,000
  • Newly admitted freshman
  • Full-time enrollment for fall
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Social Work or Criminal Justice major
  • Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship
  • Undergraduate & Graduate: Amount varies
  • Pursuing Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology or undergraduate certificate in Healthy Aging
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Renewable
  • Junior or senior standing for undergraduate applicants
  • Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology
  • MSW or PhD student: Min. $3,000
  • Concentration in Gerontology
  • Financial aid considered
  • A non-traditional student or member of an under-represented minority
  • Judy Kramer Scholarship for Bilingual Students
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1,000
  • Social Work major
  • Fluent in more than one language
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in the U.S. in a setting needing bilingual social workers
  • The Pitman Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1,000
  • Student enrolled in Social Work or Criminal Justice program
  • 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Financial aid considered