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Undergraduate Scholarships & Aid

SOIS proudly offers funding opportunities awarded for academic achievement to students entering or enrolled in the Information Science & Technology (IST) program. Award recipients are notified prior to or during the semester the award is granted via UWM email and/or letter mailed to the address listed in PAWS.

Deadline

Deadline

Apply by February 1st
No application is necessary for:
  • Attitude & Aptitude Scholarship
  • Dean's IST Scholarship
  • Dean's Transfer Student Scholarship
  • SOIS New Freshmen Scholarship
Questions?

Questions?

For questions, please contact Angela Sadowsky (asadowsk@uwm.edu)

MLIS New Student Orientation

Watch Recorded Orientation

Welcome to the MLIS program! We invite you to attend the SOIS Orientation & Welcome Program. Please join us and meet faculty, staff and advisors. Get a personalized campus tour and learn the ins and outs of the MLIS program including degree options! 

If you have general questions after reading this page, please contact Chad Zahrt at zahrt@uwm.edu.


No Application Needed for the following Scholarships

No application is necessary for the following awards. All students entering or currently enrolled in the IST program who meet the eligibility criteria will be considered for these awards. Students admitted to the School of Information Studies by the early deadline of the desired term of admission (March 1 for Fall, December 1 for Spring) receive first consideration for the awards listed below.

Attitude & Aptitude Scholarship

Award Amount: $500 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: Current IST student, must be declared major and must be enrolled in an IST course the semester the award is granted (3 cr minimum required).

Award Issued: Fall & Spring Semesters

No application necessary - consideration is based on student achievement and merit in the IST program.

Dean's IST Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: High school senior enrolling full-time during the fall semester in IST program. The student must be enrolled in an IST course the semester the award is granted, (3cr minimum required).

Award Issued: Fall Semester

No application necessary - consideration is based on outstanding ACT/SAT score, rank, and GPA.

Dean's Transfer Student Scholarship

Award Amount: $2,000 Award, Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: New transfer students enrolling in the IST Program starting in the Fall, Spring or Summer Semesters are eligible. The student must declare IST as a major and must be enrolled in an IST course each semester the award is granted, (3cr minimum required). Consideration is based on the student’s most recent academic achievement.

Award Issued: Fall (for Summer and Fall students) & Spring Semesters

No application necessary - consideration is based on the student’s most recent academic achievement.

SOIS New Freshmen Scholarship

Award Amount: $1,000 Non-Renewable
This award is subject to availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria: High school senior enrolling full-time during the fall semester in the IST program. The student must be enrolled in IST course the semester the award is granted, (3cr minimum required).

Award Issued: Fall Semester

No application necessary - consideration is based on outstanding ACT/SAT score, rank, and GPA.

EXTERNAL FUNDING RESOURCES

UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid

Additional funding opportunities may be available from sources outside of the School of Information Studies. The UW-Milwaukee Financial Aid Office administers Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other educational loans and scholarship.  Please visit their website for additional financial aid resources. http://www4.uwm.edu/financialaid/

SMART Scholarship

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://smart.asee.org/

Southeastern Wisconsin Education Consortium (SEWEC) New Student Scholarship

See complete details and application guidelines online: http://www.sewec.org/scholarship/