Office of Student Affairs

2014 - 2015 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 $35,000 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.

Applications must be postmarked or received
by Friday, January 31, 2014.

See what scholarships you may be eligible for in the Scholarship Guide
Download the 2014-2015 application now!


Undergraduate Scholarships

CHS New Freshman Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate admission to CHS and full-time status starting fall 2014, 23 or higher ACT score, minimum 3.0 GPA in high school and participation in extracurricular activities. Submit official high school transcript with application.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

CHS New Transfer Student Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate transfer admission to CHS and full-time status starting fall 2014, minimum 3.0 GPA. Submit official transcript from each college attended with application. This scholarship will be awarded in November 2014.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Columbia/St. Mary’s Minority Student Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Full-time minority undergraduate student enrolled in the College of Health Sciences in fall 2014 with a minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Columbia/St.Mary’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Full-time undergraduate accepted into the submajor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography with a minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Dean's Advisory Board Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate 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 2013, have Junior or Senior standing and be admitted to a CHS major (students with pre-major classifications are not eligible.)
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Foster G. McGaw Scholarship • NEW SCHOLARSHIP!!
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements The Foster G. McGaw Scholarship provides financial support to students in health administration who are worthy of recognition.

Students accepted into the HCA undergraduate program major with an overall GPA greater than 3.0 at the time of admission are encouraged to apply.

More than 900 scholarships have been awarded since the program was established in 1975. The scholarship was endowed by Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. McGaw recognized the importance of health administration education and AUPHA’s contribution to the field. McGaw Funds are made available only to AUPHA Full Member Programs.
Contact Kathleen Olewinski
Email: kmo@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-7110

Froedtert Minority Scholars Award
Amount Five $1,000 Awards
Eligibility Requirements Full-time minority undergraduate. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need, and participation in an experiential learning opportunity at a Froedtert facility in the 2014-2015 academic year and/or volunteer service.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

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

Lia Erin Schmidt Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Full-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.
Contact Heidi Plach
Email: bertrahl@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2687

Sendik's Nutritional Sciences Scholarship • NEW SCHOLARSHIP!!
Amount Two $1,000 Awards
Eligibility Requirements Students 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.
Contact Kit Werner
Email: wernerki@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3121

Southeastern Wisconsin Healthcare Recruiters Scholarship
Amount $500 Award
Eligibility Requirements Freshman, Sophomore or Junior enrolled in the College of Health Sciences in fall 2014, minimum 3.0 UWM GPA, financial need and volunteer service.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Victor A. Baylon, M.D. Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduates must have Junior status by the end of fall 2013 and be admitted to Biomedical Sciences program with a Medical Technology submajor, be a U.S. citizen and a Southeastern Wisconsin resident. Must submit statement of financial need and letter of recommendation from school official/instructor.
Contact Jeri-Anne Lyons
Email: jlyons@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3812

Victoria A. Lenichek Memorial Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate 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 2013.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806


Undergraduate & Graduate Scholarships

Biomedical Sciences Alumni Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Graduate or undergraduate enrollment in Biomedical Sciences program. Undergraduate students must have Junior or Senior standing by the end of fall 2013 and be accepted into the Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology or Medical Technology submajor.
Contact Jeri-Anne Lyons
Email: jlyons@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3812

CHS Alumni Chapter Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Applicants must be full-time degree seeking graduate or undergraduate CHS students enrolled in the 2014 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.
Contact Joe Maddalena
Email: maddalen@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6247

CHS Student Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Graduate or undergraduate status, minimum 2.75 UWM GPA, demonstrated financial need and volunteer service. Undergraduates must have Junior status by the end of fall 2013 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 2013.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Folk-Patrick Health Informatics Scholarship • NEW SCHOLARSHIP!!
Amount Two $500 Awards
Eligibility Requirements Students must be enrolled in the undergraduate Health Informatics Certificate Program or the Master’s level Health Informatics Program and have high academic achievement at UWM.
Contact Jasmine Harris
Email: aharris@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2971

Leslie Blide Memorial Scholarship
Amount Two $1,000 Awards
Eligibility Requirements Undergraduate acceptance into the Health Care Administration (HCA) program or graduate enrollment in Health Care Informatics (HCI) program and minimum 3.0 UWM GPA.
Contact Timothy Patrick
Email: tp5@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-6849

Molly Yeffeth Krain & Irwin Amrani Memorial Scholarship
Amount $2,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Graduate or undergraduate enrollment in Biomedical Sciences program. Undergraduate students must have Junior or Senior standing by the end of fall 2013 and be accepted into the Biomedical Sciences, Cytotechnology or Medical Technology submajor.
Contact Jeri-Anne Lyons
Email: jlyons@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-3812

Randall S. Lambrecht Honor Code Scholarship
Amount $3,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements This 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 2013-14 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.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

Taugher Family Scholarship
Amount $1,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Occupational 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 under- represented at UWM, and/or a second career or other non-traditional student.
Contact Heidi Plach
Email: bertrahl@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-2687


Graduate Scholarships

Catherine Zimmer Memorial Scholarship
Amount $2,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Graduate enrollment in Communication Sciences & Disorders program. Must be a second year graduate student in fall 2014. Selection based on academic achievement, and outstanding clinical and/or research potential. NSSLHA service preferred.
Contact Marylou Gelfer
Email: gelfer@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4565

Curative Care Network Memorial Scholarship
Amount $3,000 Award
Eligibility Requirements Full-time minority graduate student enrolled in a rehabilitation program or Health Care Informatics program. Selection is based on academic achievement, financial need and/or volunteer service. Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
Contact Kate Brondino
Email: brondino@uwm.edu
Phone: (414) 229-4806

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

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, January 31, 2014.

Scholarship award recipients will be determined by March 31, 2014. Scholarship award winners will be notified by mail. Awards will be presented at the annual CHS Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 9, 2014. 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 2014 fall semester to be a scholarship recipient.

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