American Indian Student Services' vision is to assist and support UWM American Indian students and to help make our communities stronger. The program provides potential and currently enrolled students with personalized support services which will help them realize their educational goals and make their UWM experience a fulfilling one.

Support services include:

  • Recruitment and pre-college advising
  • Academic advising and personal counseling
  • Help with the admission and financial aid process
  • Cultural enrichment programming
  • Peer mentoring

All American Indian students are strongly encouraged to use our services and to take advantage of the opportunities provided. We invite you to visit the AISS office in Bolton Hall 195.


2016-2017 Scholarships

Wisconsin Indian Education Association Scholarship (WIEA)
Application deadline: May 1, 2016
Four $1000 ($500/semester) Scholarships will be awarded. Download scholarship application and more information (pdf).

Julie's Spirit Memorial Scholarship
Application deadline: July 15, 2016
$1000 Scholarship for full time students only. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Celeste Clark, (414) 229-5880 or n1lumbee@uwm.edu. Download scholarship application and information (doc).

Milwaukee Indian Education Committee Scholarship (MIEC)
Application deadline: July 15, 2016
Three $500 Scholarships will be awarded. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Celeste Clark, (414) 229-5880 or n1lumbee@uwm.edu. Download scholarship application and information (doc).


American Indian Teacher Certification

Completion of the Early Education Teacher Certification undergraduate or post baccalaureate program will lead to a bachelor's degree and/or certification in Early Childhood Education (Birth-Grade 3). Visit the Electa Quinney American Indian Teacher Certification program webpage and the UWM School of Education for more information.


American Indian Studies

The AIS Program offers a major and a certificate in American Indian Studies. Please visit the AIS website.

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