Center for Students with Disabilities

Scholarships

Annual Scholarships Opportunities (Applications due February 22, 2022):

Jodie Lynn Scott Memorial Scholarship

The Jodie L Scott Foundation, Inc. annually presents a scholarship to a physically disabled student enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The purpose of the award is to honor academic achievement and school service and to encourage continued effort toward successful completion of a four year degree. Please contact Julie Lazzeroni to receive the scholarship appication form.

William J. and Helen B. Malleris Scholarship

This scholarship has been made possible by William J. Malleris. The scholarship shall be made to University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students who are considered permanently physically disabled by conventional definition, and who are very active in student organizations on the Whitewater campus. To submit your application for this scholarship please click here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Theodore and Marcella Albrecht Scholarship

This scholarship shall be made to UW-Whitewater students, preferably from Rock, Jefferson or Walworth Counties, who have sustained a spinal cord injury or other permanently disabling injury or illness.

To submit your application for this scholarship please click here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Spirit of Whitewater Energy Scholarship

These scholarships were established by an anonymous donor, whom we will call "the Spirit of Whitewater" because this person continues to be inspired by the University and its people and just wants to give back to UW-Whitewater in unique ways to support a variety of students. The application for this scholarship can be found online by clicking here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Sam Welty Scholarship

This scholarship, in memory of Professor Sam Welty, has been established by donations from family, friends, and students who benefited from his friendship, scholarship, and teaching. This award is to be made annually to a physically disabled University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student who exemplifies the high levels of scholarship and service demonstrated by Professor Sam Welty. Please contact Julie Lazzeroni to receive the scholarship appication form.

Michael Chaloupka Leadership Award

The scholarship of $250 is made possible by the Chaloupka family in memory of their son, Mike, whose wheelchair was struck by a car in a crosswalk on the edge of campus in the fall of 2008 and later passed away from his injuries.

The purpose of the scholarship is to support UWW students with disabilities who demonstrate strong leadership skills through their participation in on- and off-campus activities. The application for this scholarship can be found online by clicking here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Lisa Panici Memorial Scholarship

Lisa became a part of the Warhawk family in the Fall of 2010. She was actively involved in her area of study and athletics. During her freshman year she was diagnosed with stage four brain cancer, but continued to be a motivating force of the volleyball team and engaging community member of UW-Whitewater. Lisa's determination and attitude garnered the title "The Irresistible Force".  Although Lisa is no longer with us, the purpose of this scholarship is to recognize "The Irresistible Force" in other students, specifically a student with a disability. TTo submit your application for this scholarship please click here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Be Warhawk Scholarship

This scholarship is in memory of Elliot Spear. Elliot was committed to the Warhawk experience. He fully engaged in opportunities to be a member and leader within student groups, his fraternity and his student employment. Elliot passed away during his freshman year, but left a footprint that modeled how to "Be Warhawk".

This $500.00 scholarship is open to currently enrolled students, who have a disability. To submit your application for this scholarship please click here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

Warhawks Inspired Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Thomas Hamilton, class of 2020, after the large impact on his life and career choice the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) had.  He created the scholarship from funds earned through fundraising and donations from students, staff, instructors, and offices throughout the university as well as donations from outside the campus community.

Applicants may be a sophomore, junior or senior at the time of application, must utilize the services of CSD, and must be pursuing a career that will allow them to assist students with disabilities.  To submit your application for this scholarship please click here and complete the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater scholarship application.

External Disability-Related Scholarships and Awards

Please utilize the following website for Disability related scholarships from regional and national organizations: http://www.uww.edu/csd/apply-now/scholarships-external

Society Asset's scholarship

Society’s Assets, a home health care service in our area, is offering educational scholarships for students with disabilities. Applications are due by February 1st, 2020, and will be awarded in June of 2020. Please see their website for more details. A note on the residency requirement: One of the requirements for the scholarship is living in their service area, which are the counties of Racine, Kenosha, Walworth, Rock, and Jefferson. Living in Whitewater during the academic school year qualifies for this requirement.