Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit or some other criteria. Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Therefore, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Campus foundations, local businesses, and other sources provide scholarships for students at the University. No repayment of scholarships is required.
Contact your high school counselor and/or the UW-Waukesha Student Affairs Office for scholarship information.
Requirements for Scholarships
- New students must have a minimum ACT score of 19 or higher or a 2.5 GPA.
- Continuing students must have earned at least 12 credits, which may include up to 3 non-degree credits, and have the minimum of a 2.25 GPA.
- All applicants must demonstrate leadership, initiative, critical thinking, maturity, and potential to contribute to society.
- Please note that financial need is not a requirement to be considered for scholarships.
How to Apply
Complete the application, submit two letters of recommendation (forms included in application), and download the scholarship brochure for more information. The application deadline is Thursday, March 27, 2014 by 4:00 p.m.
Cathy Bengtson Memorial Scholarship
For a continuing student or a student transferring to a four-year university intending to major in education, preferably math education. Preference will be given to students who have participated in the UW-Waukesha Study Center programs. Recommendation from Academic Success Center staff is required.
Jane K. Burgess Sociology Scholarship
For a continuing student with a minimum of 6 earned credits in sociology and/or anthropology. Must enroll for at least 6 credits.
Florence B. Folkman Memorial Scholarship
For a continuing student majoring in art. When possible, a portfolio is suggested.
John and Barbara Forrest Scholarship
For new or continuing students majoring in business or engineering, who expect it to transfer to a UW System institution.
Founding Faculty Scholarship
For a senior graduating in the top 15 percent of his/her high school class. Available to full and part-time students.
Foundation Board Scholarship
For new and continuing students in any area of study. Available to full and part-time students.
Vincent Gleason Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing student who participated in any pre-college program, such as College Bound, University Camp, Upward Bound, Gear Up, or Talent Search. A high-school GPA of 2.5 or higher and recommendation from his/her pre-college advisor is required.
Reverend James E. Groppi Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing student who has demonstrated community service and has financial need.
Joyce Hatteberg-Connor Scholarship
For a continuing student majoring in education with a minimum of 6 earned credits and a 2.5 GPA first semester and 2.75 or higher GPA in following semesters. May be renewed for up to 3 semesters.
Evelyn Evert Huegel Scholarship
For a new or continuing student in any area of study. Available to full or part-time students.
Ed Jackamonis Community Service Award
For a full or part-time continuing student who takes an active role in serving the community at large or the UW-Waukesha community, has earned a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and plans to earn a bachelor's degree.
Mary S. Knudten Scholarship
For a high school senior graduating in the top 10 percent of his/her class.
Paul F. Kopshinsky Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing student with intended major in history, art, or astronomy who has financial need. Available to full or part-time students.
Karl F. and James A. Lange Memorial Scholarship
For a high-school senior who graduated in the upper 20 percent of his/her high school class and is pursuing a degree in any of the sciences.
Joseph and Maria Lubitz Memorial Scholarship
For a continuing student planning to enter graduate school in a health field other than a chiropractic field. Must have a 3.0 average and enroll for at least 12 credits.
Murnan-Smith Scholarship for Single Parents
For a new or continuing student in any field of study who is a single parent. Must have a 3.0 high-school GPA or a 2.33 college GPA, whichever is more recent. Must enroll for at least 6 credits.
Arif Naim Memorial Scholarship
For a continuing student majoring in engineering.
Sandie Naumann Memorial Scholarship
For new and continuing students majoring in a course of study related to health care, including social work, counseling, and teaching disabled students. Must have a 2.7 GPA and enroll for at least 6 credits.
John and Carolyn Peterson Scholarship
For students in the performing arts.
John W. Rabby Scholarship
For students majoring in English who have financial need.
Mary Ryan Scholarship
For a continuing student majoring in education. First priority given to those majoring in physical education/athletics. Minimum GPA of 2.6 is required.
Waukesha Service Club Scholarship
For new freshmen from Waukesha County in any area of study. May be renewed up to four semesters with stipulated GPA: 2.5 first semester, 2.75 in the following semesters.
Waukesha State Bank Scholarship
For low/moderate income or minority students in any area of study. Full or part-time.
UW-Waukesha AAU Organization Scholarship
For a new or continuing minority student who demonstrates leadership and shows a commitment to the African-American community. 2.5 GPA required.
UW-Waukesha OLLA Club Scholarship
For a new or continuing student who demonstrates a commitment to the Latino community and has a minimum GPA of 2.0.
UW-Waukesha Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
For a continuing Phi Theta Kappa member with at least 12 earned credits, a 3.5 GPA, and demonstrated service to UW-Waukesha. Contributions to PTK-supported programs and activities preferred. Must enroll for at least 6 credits.
Wilcox Textbook Award
For a new or continuing student in any area of study. Award is a line of credit at campus bookstore for textbook purchase.
Women's Philanthropy Club Scholarship
For a new or continuing female student over 21 who is returning to college to improve her career. Must have a 3.0 GPA and enroll for at least 6 credits.
Aubrey Wood Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing student majoring or minoring in chemistry or nursing or preparing for a career that requires college chemistry. Must enroll for at least 12 credits.
Virginia Wrigley Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing female student who is planning to major in one of the natural sciences, mathematics, psychology or a health science. Must enroll for at least 12 credits.
Deborah Zweifel Memorial Scholarship
For a continuing student who has earned a minimum of 12 credits at UW-Waukesha and whose academic record at UW-Waukesha demonstrates significant improvement over a previous academic record.
Phil Zweifel Memorial Scholarship
For a new or continuing student interested in pursuing interdisciplinary studies. Preferably focused in, but not limited to poetry, creative writing, literature, music, and/or sports.