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, 2020. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2021. (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:

  Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships
We are pleased to introduce Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships, which are new scholarships for freshmen starting in Fall 2021. Awarded based on GPA, Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships are renewable for up to four years, as long as students remain in good academic standing at UWM.
Students who qualify for a Chancellor’s Merit Scholarship will receive their scholarships automatically upon full-time enrollment at UWM. They will be notified of the award after they are admitted. No scholarship application is required.

  • 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 need 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
  • Deadline: June 1, 2020
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Amount varies
  • Pursuing Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology or Undergraduate Certificate in Healthy Aging
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Junior or senior standing for undergraduate applicants
  • 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
  • Carole Stewart and Family Scholarship
  • MSW student: $1,000
  • MSW student with concentration in Behavioral and Mental Health or Children and Family Services
  • Academic merit considered
  • Deadline to apply: April 26, 2020
  • The Pitman Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Min. $1,000
  • Social Work or Criminal Justice student
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Financial need considered