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. And if you apply to UWM by Oct. 31, 2020, we’ll cover your application fee!
Merit Scholarship Eligibility
|High School GPA
||Annual Scholarship Amount
||4-Year Award Amount
|4.0 or greater
Need-Based Grants and Scholarships
UWM offers a wide array of need-based grants and scholarships. To qualify, students must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). International and undocumented students must complete the Non-FAFSA Need Based Worksheet.
Need-based grants can be paired with other awards, such as Chancellor’s Merit Scholarships, the Milwaukee Advantage Program and scholarships listed in the Panther Scholarship Portal, to further reduce students’ costs.
Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP)
Students from Illinois and Minnesota receive an additional $1,000 award each year through the Milwaukee Advantage Program (MAP). There is no application to fill out for a MAP award. Eligibility is determined based on information in students’ applications.
- MAP awards are offered for students entering in fall or spring. Spring term admits are eligible for $500.
- Students must be enrolled full-time in order to be eligible for a MAP award. Falling below full-time status will result in cancellation of the award.
- Undergraduate students must be pursuing a bachelor’s degree and maintain good academic standing. Associate degree programs at UWM branch campuses do not participate in MAP.
Panther Scholarship Portal
Many other scholarships are available to UWM students based on such things as test scores, class rank, GPA, major, hometown, transfer status and life experiences. Some are worth up to $5,000. Earning these scholarships can help you reduce the cost of college and the amount you’ll owe after graduation.
To find out which scholarships you qualify for, visit the Panther Scholarship Portal. This website lets you search for scholarships that you qualify for and apply for them online. It’s the single best way to find and get scholarships at UWM with opportunities for students at the Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington County campuses.
For more information, please contact the UWM’s scholarship coordinator at 414-229-4541 or firstname.lastname@example.org.