The MKE Scholars Program is designed to support holistic student success and retention for first-time incoming students to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This scholarship effort affords students from the city of Milwaukee and Dane County the opportunity to access wrap-around services to transition from high school to college and persist through graduation. Students participate in a for credit summer bridge program, leadership and service development programming, cohort-based coursework, and 1:1 success coaching throughout their time in the program.
First-Year Forward (FYF) is dedicated to supporting the first-year student transition through success coaching, academic skill building, and referrals to campus resources. Learn More About First Year Forward Program
Funds for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS)
The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars Program (FFWS) was designed by a private foundation established in 2007 by John & Tashia Morgridge to provide need based grants to graduates of Wisconsin public high schools attending a public university in Wisconsin. Randomly selected awardees are first-year students who demonstrate a financial gap in funding to cover tuition costs determined by their Expected Family Contribution through FAFSA. In addition to scholarship support, students are supported by a team of peer mentors and a success coach to help them navigate their college experience.