The Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant aims to increase the retention rate of underrepresented students by providing them with a series of higher education opportunities while reducing the burden of student debt. The award is renewable, applicants must reapply every year to receive the aid.
2023-2024 applications are currently open. Contact the Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant Staff for more information and/or to receive access to Lawton Canvas to complete Qualtrics online application.
The LUMRG is an incentive-based award. In order to receive the grant, qualifying applicants must complete an application and meet all 10 qualifications listed under the Lawton Grant Qualifications tab.
Complete a New Applicant application and submit the following items:
Complete a Renewal Applicant application and submit the following items:
Lawton Grant now will only accept online applications through Qualtrics. Students will still need to request access to Canvas.
The Lawton Grant award provides funds to qualifying undergraduate minority students. Please see below for a list of qualifications:
*Southeast Asian applicants must be of Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian, and/or Vietnamese heritage.
The LUMRG award is available for qualifying students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, including students at our Rock County Campus. Transfer students with 24 credits and/or more will be evaluated on grades received at their previous institution.
New Applicant (typically freshman, sophomore or transfer student)
Renewal Applicant (typically sophomore, junior or senior student)
The award provides between $4,000 and $3,000 per academic year to qualifying students. Please note that all awards represent the total financial aid granted per academic year to a qualifying applicant. The award amount may change in accordance to an applicant's Financial Need status.
The Lawton Grant is awarded based off the applicant's cumulative GPA.
|3.50 - 4.00||$4,000|
|3.00 - 3.49||$3,750|
|2.50 - 2.99||$3,250|
|2.00 - 2.49||$3,000|
*Award represents total received per academic year.
No official deadline, but applications will be processed by submission dates and will be awarded until all funding is disbursed.
The Lawton Grant application is distributing funds on a first come, first served basis. We will continue to deliver the grant until all funding has been disbursed. We encourage students to complete their application as soon as possible, as funds are limited. Students only need to submit one application per academic year. Once a student completes their Lawton Grant application, please allow the Lawton Grant and Financial Aid Office about two weeks to process and distribute the funds.
Lawton Grant Adviser: John Dominguez Jr., domingueJR03@uww.edu
Undergraduate Coordinators: Pazao Thao and Madison Larsen, email@example.com
Office: McCutchan Hall 107 | 262-472-4656
Rock County Campus
Lawton Grant Adviser: Dave Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Andrews Hall 06 | 608-898-5052
*Rock County students may also contact the LUMRG Undergraduate Coordinators for assistance.*