Thanks to strong community support, over $160,000 in scholarships are available to new, returning and transferring University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee at Washington County students each year.  

What is a Scholarship?

Scholarships are monetary gifts from community, private, and campus sources and are usually based on academic merit or some other criteria. Campus foundations, local businesses as well as community members provide scholarships for students who attend UWM at Washington County. No repayment of scholarships is required.

Some scholarships require verification of financial need. To show this vertification, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For spring and summer 2019, use school code 003897 (UW Colleges). For fall 2019, use UWM school code: 003896


How Do I Find Out More?

To learn more about scholarships, contact your high school counselor and/or an advisor in UWM at Washington County's Solution Center at 262-335-5201. To obtain specific information about the Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarships, phone 262-335-5204 or email The Foundation offices are located on campus in Rooms 105 and 106.

The Washington County Campus Foundation distributes over $160,000 in scholarships from over 50 funds and makes over 75 awards each year. Scholarships are awarded to any UWM at Washington County students based on their:

  • achievement in school or
  • financial need or
  • interest in certain fields such as
    • education,
    • nursing,
    • theater,
    • science,
    • business or
  • involvement in extracurricular activity or
  • community involvement

Scholarships for new and current UWM at Washington County students range from $300 to $5,000 (each year). Additional transfer scholarships are available for students who complete their two years at UWM at Washington County and then transfer to a four year school to finish their degree.  Scholarships address a wide range of interests and needs.  Please apply if you plan to attend UWM at WC!  

How to Apply for a Washington County Campus Foundation Scholarship

The Washington County Campus Foundation has a scholarship for you - whether you are a new, returning or transferring student at UWM at Washington County!

Students who begin their higher education journey at UWM at Washington County are welcomed and encouraged to apply for a scholarship at 
For deadlines and more information, visit the Foundation website or contact the Foundation office at 262-335-5204 or email

Additional Scholarship Information

Awards are announced by early May. 

Scholarships will be awarded at a special scholarship ceremony. Attendance at this event is mandatory for all scholarship recipients.