We are in the process of creating our 2015 Panther Prowl T-shirts!Check back soon to see the 11th Annual Panther Prowl t-shirt design for 2015.
2014 Panther Prowl T-shirt
Last year, the Prowl celebrated 10 years of raising money for student scholarships! Here was our 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||$10,030|
|Data from the UW-Milwaukee Department of Financial Aid|
- Over 80 percent of enrolled UWM students have received financial aid in 2014-15.
- About 40 percent of UWM students who applied for financial aid in 2014-15 are first generation college students.
- Roughly 33% of undergraduate students received a Federal Pell Grant in 2014-15. The Federal Pell Grant is an entitlement and awarded to the neediest students as determined by the U.S. Department of Education.
- The average total household income of all financial aid applicants, according to 2014-15 information, is about $64,500.
- The average undergraduate borrower student loan debt at graduation in 2013-14 was $33,234.
- 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.