King/Chavez Scholars

Our Program

The King/Chávez Scholars program was initiated at UW-Whitewater in the fall of 1997. It was designed to complement the array of multicultural or disadvantaged programs at UW-Whitewater that serve the interests and needs of first generation or low income students. The King/Chávez Scholars Program is designed to attract and to retain exceptional undergraduate scholars at UW-Whitewater. It also reflects the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's commitment to upholding the ideals and expectations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chávez.

Our Services
  • Financial Support
  • Transition Assistance
  • Develop Relationships with Faculty and Staff
  • Specialized Advising
  • Networking Opportunities
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK
"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."

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Cezar Chavez
Chavez
"Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours."

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Student Diversity, Engagement and Success
UW-Whitewater 226 McCutchan Hall
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790
Phone: (262) 472-4985           
Fax: (262) 472-2794                           
Email: SDES@uww.edu