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Lawton Scholars Grant

  • Minority Wisconsin residents (African-American, American Indian, Latino, and South-East Asian i.e. Hmong, citizens or descendent of Laos, Cambodia or Viet Nam admitted to U.S. after December 31, 1975) who have completed 24 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 at UWM for the initial award.
  • Award based on need.
  • Not be delinquent in payments of court-ordered child support and/or maintenance
  • Requires full-time enrollment per semester and completion of 24 credits per academic year.
  • Lawton Qualtrics Survey must be completed in which you agree to additional program requirements:
  • Take Econ 110 personal finance
  • Complete 2 MAP Works surveys per semester
  • Meet with academic advisor as well as Student Success mentor
  • Participate in various programs/activities using UW Milwaukee PRIDE message as a guide.  Points assigned for suggested activities but students also encouraged to seek other options in interest areas
  • Submit electronic Portfolio at end of each semester documenting points earned each semester
  •  Eligible students will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office.
  •  Award will changed to an actual Lawton Award and accepted for you once the online survey is completed.
  •  Eligibility limited to 8 semesters.
  •  Initial award is $2,000 per academic year, with possible increase up to $4,000 based on GPA
  •  Must maintain cumulative GPA of 2.25 to be considered for continuing award.