Office of Student Affairs

2015 - 2016 College of Health Sciences Scholarships


Scholarships are a great way to provide additional financial support for eligible students. As a College of Health Sciences (CHS) student, you have many scholarship opportunities available. CHS typically awards more than $32,000 per year in scholarships to our own students. These awards are in addition to scholarships available through UWM’s Financial Aid Office.

All scholarships require that you submit the application form, student statement, letter of recommendation and resume (For information on resume writing visit the Career Development Center's website at uwm.edu/cdc/documents/upload/CDC_Resume_Writing_Guide.pdf). If you are claiming financial need, you will also need to submit last year’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. Some scholarships require that you submit information in addition to these things (e.g., transcripts, essay, etc.). Please carefully read all information about the scholarship(s) for which you are applying. For more information, email or call the scholarship contact.

Students must be enrolled in UWM’s College of Health Sciences in the 2015 fall semester to be a scholarship recipient.

Applications must be postmarked or received
by Friday, January 30, 2015.

See what scholarships you may be eligible for in the Scholarship Guide
Download the 2015-2016 application now!


Undergraduate Scholarships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
CHS New Freshman Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsUndergraduate admission to CHS and full-time status starting fall 2015, 23 or higher ACT score, minimum 3.0 GPA in high school and participation in extracurricular activities. Submit official high school transcript with application.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
CHS New Transfer Student Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsUndergraduate transfer admission to CHS and full-time status starting fall 2015, minimum 3.0 GPA. Submit official transcript from each college attended with application. This scholarship will be awarded in November 2015.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Columbia/St. Mary’s Minority Student Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsFull-time minority undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Health Sciences in fall 2015 with a minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Columbia/St.Mary’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsFull-time undergraduate accepted into the submajor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with a minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Dean's Advisory Board Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsUndergraduate status, minimum 2.75 UWM GPA, demonstrated financial need and volunteer service. Undergraduates must have a minimum of 30 UWM-graded credits by the end of fall semester 2014, have Junior or Senior standing and be admitted to a CHS major (students with pre-major classifications are not eligible.)
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Froedtert Minority Scholars Award
AmountFive $1,000 Awards
Eligibility RequirementsFull-time minority undergraduate. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and participation in an experiential learning opportunity at a Froedtert facility in the 2015-2016 academic year and/or volunteer service.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Kinesiology Faculty and Alumni Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsJunior or Senior status with undergraduate enrollment in Kinesiology program and a minimum 2.5 UWM GPA. Students with pre-major classifications are not eligible.
ContactTracy Oles-Fairchild
                Email: teo@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-6694

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Lia Erin Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsFull-time first or second year student in the Occupational Therapy Professional Entry Program and a minimum 3.0 UWM GPA, career interest in occupational therapy and demonstrated financial need. (Renewable for 1 year if criteria is still met.)
ContactHeidi Plach
                Email: bertrahl@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-2687

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Sendik's Nutritional Sciences Scholarships
AmountTwo $1,000 Awards
Eligibility RequirementsStudents must be sophomores, juniors or seniors enrolled in the College of Health Sciences Nutrition-Intended or Nutrition majors here at UWM with a 2.75 GPA.  Applicants must also have volunteer service and financial need.
ContactKit Werner
                Email: wernerki@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-3121

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Victoria A. Lenichek Memorial Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsUndergraduate status, minimum 2.75 UWM GPA, demonstrated financial need and volunteer service. Undergraduates must be admitted to CHS and must have a minimum of 30 UWM-graded credits by the end of fall semester 2014.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092


Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Biomedical Sciences Alumni Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsGraduate or undergraduate enrollment in Biomedical Sciences program. Undergraduate students must have Junior or Senior standing by the end of fall 2014 and be accepted into the Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology or Medical Technology submajor.
ContactShahla Anders
                Email: sawan@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-1183

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
CHS Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsApplicants must be full-time degree seeking graduate or undergraduate CHS students enrolled in the 2015 fall semester and be in good standing with a minimum 3.0 cumulative UWM GPA.
               
                Applicants must also write an essay on the following topic. What does the UWM College of Health Sciences motto "Where science enriches lives" mean to you? 500 word limit.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
CHS Student Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsGraduate or undergraduate status, minimum 2.75 UWM GPA, demonstrated financial need and volunteer service. Undergraduates must have Junior status by the end of fall 2014 and be admitted to CHS major (students with pre-major classifications are not eligible) and must have a minimum of 30 UWM-graded credits by the end of fall semester 2014.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Leadership Healthcare Forum Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsNew freshmen, new transfer student, or new graduate student admission to CHS and full-time status starting fall 2015, minimum 2.75 GPA, and demonstrated financial need. Submit transcripts with application.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Leslie Blide Memorial Scholarship
AmountTwo $1,000 Awards
Eligibility RequirementsUndergraduate acceptance into the Health Care Administration (HCA) program or graduate enrollment in Health Care Informatics (HCI) program and minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
ContactKathleen Olewinski
                Email: kmo@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-7110

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Molly Yeffeth Krain & Irwin Amrani Memorial Scholarship
Amount$2,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsGraduate or undergraduate enrollment in Biomedical Sciences program. Undergraduate students must have Junior or Senior standing by the end of fall 2014 and be accepted into the Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology or Medical Technology submajor.
ContactShahla Anders
                Email: sawan@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-1183

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Randall S. Lambrecht Honor Code Scholarship
Amount$3,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsThis award will honor the College of Health Sciences student whose essay best exemplifies the significance of our Honor Code to the preparation of healthcare professionals. Applicants must be part-time or full-time degree seeking CHS students enrolled in 2014-15 academic year and be in good standing with a minimum 2.5 cumulative UWM GPA.
               
                To submit an application for this scholarship:
               
1. Please select an honor code-related topic, or personal experience/observation in your field of study and provide a 1 to 2 page written response or reaction. The topic may be along the lines of an opinion to a moral or ethical controversial debate or a comment on an experience/observation to a specific issue surrounding plagiarism, scientific misconduct, conflict of Interest, etc.
               
                NOTE: Your essay can be up to 2 pages, double-spaced, 12-point font and 1-inch margins.
                2. Complete and sign the cover sheet.
                3. Submit your essay and cover sheet along with your completed scholarship application.
                4. Student must agree to allow CHS to use and modify the submitted summary and/or essay for the purposes of education of students and outreach to the community.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Taugher Family Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsOccupational Science and Technology undergraduate or graduate student with financial need who also meets one or more of the following criteria: single parent, member of a group underrepresented at UWM, and/or a second career or other non-traditional student.
ContactHeidi Plach
                Email: bertrahl@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-2687


Graduate Scholarships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Catherine Zimmer Memorial Scholarship
Amount$2,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsGraduate enrollment in Communication Sciences & Disorders program. Must be a second year graduate student in fall 2015. Selection based on academic achievement, and outstanding clinical and/or research potential. NSSLHA service preferred.
ContactMarylou Gelfer
                Email: gelfer@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-4565

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Curative Care Network Memorial Scholarship
Amount$3,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsFull-time minority graduate student enrolled in a rehabilitation program, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech/language pathology. Preference is given to candidates whose career aspirations include pediatric rehabilitation.

Selection is based on academic achievement and financial need.
ContactMichelle Janowiak
                Email: mmlsna@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-5092

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Giorgio Sanna Memorial Scholarship
Amount$1,000 Award
Eligibility RequirementsGraduate enrollment in Kinesiology program and minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
ContactTracy Oles-Fairchild
                Email: teo@uwm.edu
                Phone: (414) 229-6694

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, January 30, 2015.

Scholarship award recipients will be determined by March 31, 2015. Scholarship award winners will be notified by mail. Awards will be presented at the annual CHS Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 8, 2015. Attendance is required to receive an award.

All scholarships require that you submit the application form, student statement, letter of recommendation and resume. If you are claiming financial need you will also need to submit last year’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA. Some scholarships require that you submit information in addition to these things (e.g., transcripts, essay, etc.) Please read all information about the scholarship(s) for which you are applying and follow the requirements accordingly. All materials must be submitted by the deadline. Only fully-completed application packages will be considered by the Scholarship Selection Committees.

All information provided in this application will be treated confidentially and used only for consideration by the Scholarship Selection Committees. Students who have been found guilty of academic misconduct are not eligible for scholarships. Students must be enrolled in UWM’s College of Health Sciences in the 2015 fall semester to be a scholarship recipient.

Availability of some scholarships may be subject to change without notice.