Take a look at the 2014 Panther Prowl T-shirt Design!
We're celebrating 10 years of raising money for student scholarships at the Panther Prowl and we needed a great shirt!
|"Whenever I'm asked what my biggest accomplishment is or the best day of my life, it is hand down the day I received my Outstanding Scholar Award. I was so excited to tell my parents and started crying because I was overjoyed that all my hard work in high school finally paid off." -Aubree Park
||“The Alumni Scholarship gave me the support and confidence needed to begin my freshmen year at UW-Milwaukee. I participated in the 2012 Panther Prowl as the Scholarship Representative. This event also allowed me to sound the race starting horn!” -Danielle Stobb
The Need for Scholarships
A key role of the UWM Alumni Association is building and strengthening student scholarship programs to ensure that UWM's proud academic tradition will continue. These scholarship programs help to enhance educational opportunities for young people who may not otherwise be able to pursue a college education. By participating in the Panther Prowl and collecting pledges, you are helping to ensure a bright future for many deserving young people. The statistics below illustrate how much every dollar raised is helpful.
|Estimated Room & Board||$11,404|
|Data from the UW-Milwaukee Department of Financial Aid|
- Over 78 percent of enrolled UWM students have received financial aid in 2011-12.
- 42 percent of UWM students who applied for financial aid in 2011-12 are first generation college students.
- The average undergraduate resident borrower student loan debt at graduation in 2010-11 was $30,636.
- 80 percent of financial aid applicants are employed, according to 2011-12 information.
- The average income of financial aid applicants who work, according to 2011-12 figures, is $11,800.
- The average total household income of all financial aid applicants, according to 2011-12 information, is $60,657.
- Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high school diploma and a B.A. (or more advanced degree) is nearly $1,000,000.