Life Impact Program Cover Letter and Application

Life Impact Program Application Checklist

2014-15 Program Flyer

Life Impact Program Commonly Asked Questions

The Life Impact Program is made possible by a generous grant from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation. The Life Impact Program provides all participants with a $5,000 renewable scholarship as well as extensive support services specifically designed to meet the unique needs of UWM students with children. All participants are expected to maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and fulfill various other program requirements meant to assist students with identifying and meeting academic, personal and professional goals. Additional program information is available on-line at www.lifeimpact.uwm.edu.

Several UWM students will be selected to join the Life Impact Program for the 2014-2015 academic year. Only complete application packets will be reviewed by the selection committee. Please read the application instructions carefully and utilize the application checklist to ensure you have a complete application packet.

Amount of Award: $5,000 when enrolled full-time ($2,500 per semester)

To be considered for and accepted to the Life Impact Program, you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Parent with a dependent child or children.
  2. Accepted for admission as a first time freshman or new undergraduate transfer student for the 2014-2015 academic year or a continuing UWM undergraduate student eligible to register for the fall 2014 term. *
  3. Demonstrated financial need. Filing of 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required if not already completed. Students eligible for the Federal Pell grant will be given priority consideration. The FAFSA application is available on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

Program preferences include:

  1. Preference for single parents.
  2. Preference to applicants with a current undergraduate GPA or high school GPA of 2.50 or better.
  3. Preference to students pursuing a first Bachelor's degree.
  4. Preference to full-time students.
*You may simultaneously apply to the Life Impact Program while you are applying for admission to UWM and filing your FAFSA. Your application to Life Impact may not be considered if you fail to complete either processes in a timely fashion.


Application Timeline

Term Priority Deadline All Applications Must be received no later than: You will be notified of your program status by: If selected, you would begin in the program by:
Fall 2014 March 3, 2014 May 16, 2014 July 1, 2014 August 22, 2014
Spring 2015 November 3, 2015 December 19, 2014 January 20, 2015 February 2, 2015

Application Deadline:

  • We accept applications year-round. Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by the priority deadline due to the selectivity of the Life Impact Program and limited number of available awards.
  • Finalists may be invited to a personal interview.
  • Form more information about the application timeline, please refer to the Commonly Asked Questions document.

Applications can be returned to the Life Impact Program Office, Mellencamp Hall Room 104. Additional contact information is listed on the bottom of the application, if you have any follow-up concerns or would like to mail in your application.

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