Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship
William F. Halloran Scholarship
Walrus Club Memorial Scholarship
All three of these scholarships are $1000 one-time (non-renewable) scholarships. Half of the payment is made for Fall 2013 and the other half for Spring 2014 as long as the students continues to meet the criteria. Students who will have sophomore status (24 completed degree credits) by Fall 2013 should apply as a freshman in order to receive the financial award for your second year.
These scholarships are available only to students who will be sophomores, are attending UWM full-time, and have a declared major or declared intended major in a program within the College of Letters & Science. A common application (PDF) is used to apply for all three scholarships, though a successful applicant will recieve only one of the scholarships..
- 3.5 GPA or higher
- Sophomore status by Fall 2013
- Demonstrated progress towards an L&S degree
- Relevant outside activities
- Quality of written statement
- Preference for a Humanities major (art history, communication, English, any foreign language, philosophy) (Halloran Scholarship only)
- Preference for Honors College students (Halloran Scholarship only)
- Declared or intended major in literature (English or a foreign language) or journalism (Walrus Club only)
The deadline to apply is 4 p.m. April 26, 2013, though the final decision/offer will be made in late June after review of applicants' second semester grades.
The Gertrude Eichstaedt Scholarship was created through the generosity of a former Assistant Dean in the College to recognize academic excellence. Traditionally 8-10 scholarships are awarded each year.
The William F. Halloran Scholarship was created in honor of, and primarily funded by, a former Dean of the College. Historically, two scholarships are awarded each year.
The Walrus Club Memorial Scholarship was created in 1921 by local business leaders to promote performing arts, literature and journalism. When the club folded, they gave their remaining assets to UWM for scholarships. The club name was inspired by Alice in Wonderland: "The time has come," the Walrus said, "to talk of many things..." Generally, two scholarships are awarded each year.
For more information:Julie Carlson, Scholarship Coordinator
UWM College of Letters and Science