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 2023-2024 Scholarship Application is now open! You can apply for UWM scholarships by submitting your application through the UWM Panther Scholarship Portal. Completing the general application will also make you eligible for scholarships outside of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. Completing the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare application will make you eligible for our scholarships specifically. Please make sure to complete both applications! Students will be notified about awards in early spring. *ROTC scholarships are separate from HBSSW and have different deadlines.

  • Ann Aversa Memorial Scholarship
  • Undergraduate Student: $1,000
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Demonstrated interest in or commitment to promoting equity, inclusion or social justice for women/womyn
  • Open to all UW-Milwaukee students
  • Helen Bader Age & Community Scholarship
  • Undergraduate and Graduate: Amount varies
  • Pursuing Graduate Certificate in Applied Gerontology, Undergraduate Certificate in Healthy Aging, or Social Work Minor in Aging
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Junior or senior standing for undergraduate applicants
  • Irene Frye Scholarship for Gerontology
  • MSW student: Min. $3,000
  • Demonstrated interest in Gerontology
  • Financial need considered
  • A nontraditional student or member of an under-represented group
  • 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
  • National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
  • Undergraduate: Min. $1,000
  • Member of under-represented racial minority group with a preference for African-Americans
  • Junior or senior standing in Fall 2022
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Financial need considered
  • Interest in working in a correctional or criminal justice agency
  • 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