We would like to extend the opportunity to join the next cohort of the MKE Scholars Program. Please continue reading the application information below for an understanding of the program benefits and expectations.  

As a member of the MKE Scholars Program, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) are pleased to provide you with the following special benefits: 

A renewable $1000 scholarship toward UWM tuition and fees for up to four years, covering fall & spring semesters ONLY  

Progress towards the completion of Cultures and Communities Certificate, a distinguishing accomplishment to complement your undergraduate degree 

Added support through academic advising and peer mentorship for advanced development opportunities within the UWM community 

Social and educational programs to build a strong peer community   

Early access and notification to some on and off campus scholarships, internships, and service opportunities 

To receive these benefits and maintain membership in the program, you must agree to: 

As an admitted, Bachelor’s degree seeking undergraduate student attending UW-Milwaukee – Main Campus you must:

Complete/submit the MKE Scholars Program Application no later than May 1st, 2024.

Complete/submit MKE Scholars Program Confirmation no later than May 22nd, 2024 (Available starting May 1, 2024).

Complete/submit required enrollment “To-Do” list items outlined in the Admissions Portal and PAWS. 

Attend a New Student Orientation (NSO) session during the summer of 2024. Please remember that you may not schedule your New Student Orientation session the same week as the MKE Scholars Summer Experience.

Actively participate in a week-long 2024 MKE Scholars Program Summer Experience (June option or August option) and attend the Fall 2024 MKE Scholars Program Kickoff (late August 2024). 

Connect with your success coach at least two times during Summer 2024 outside of the week long summer experience (these meetings can be virtual).

Meet bi-weekly with your assigned MKE Scholars Program Success Coach during the academic year. 

Maintain regular engagement with your Academic Advisor and Peer Mentor during the academic year.

Participate in offered MKE Scholars events throughout the summer and academic year.

Successfully complete cohort courses towards the completion of the Cultures & Communities certificate program throughout your academic career at UWM, starting Fall 2024.

Complete & Submit a FERPA form permitting UWM to share information about your enrollment and progress with your college readiness program staff and external funding program partners. 

Represent the University as a student leader and serve as an ambassador for the MKE Scholars Program 


Before completing the electronic application form, please review the 2024 MKE Scholars Program Application PDF Version here.

The 2024 Program Application submission date has been EXTENDED. Please submit no later than May 15th, 2024. Please use a laptop or computer that has video and audio capabilities. Please reach out to if you have any more questions!

Please click the button below to access the electronic application after you have reviewed the PDF.

Submit the 2024 Program application


If you have submitted your MKE Scholars Program Application, please complete the MKE Scholars Confirmation Form.

This form is the next step in securing your spot Cohort 9 of the MKE Scholars Scholarship Program. Please be sure to submit the program application form no later than Wednesday May 22nd, 2024. We will send out confirmations to the first 50 students no later than 5:00 pm on Thursday May 23rd. This includes all students who are on the waitlist. Please remember that this is a first-come first serve confirmation form.