Student Diversity, Engagement and Success

Lawton Grant

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant 

The LUMRG 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. 

Now Accepting 2020-2021 Applications! 

Contact the LUMRG Staff for more information and/or to receive an application.

All Lawton Grant awards have increased. Please see the Awards tab for more information. 


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. 

New Applicants: 

Complete a New Applicant application and submit the following items: 

  • Financial Literacy (Quiz or Waiver)
  • Professional Resume or Involvement Form
  • Personal Goal Statement

Renewal Applicants: 

Complete a Renewal Applicant application and submit the following items: 

  • Financial Literacy (Quiz or Waiver)
  • Professional Resume

Applicants may submit their completed applications and supporting materials in person at one of our office locations, via email, and/or online through Canvas. Contact the office to enroll in our Canvas account.

The Lawton Grant award provides funds to qualifying undergraduate minority students. Please see below for a list of qualifications: 

  1. WI Resident
  2. U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
  3. Designated ethnicity: African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American, and/or *Southeast Asian
  4. Demonstrate financial need determined by the Financial Aid Office
  5. Sophomore status or above (24+ credits earned)
  6. Attained at least a 2.0 GPA
  7. Enrolled full-time
  8. Maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  9. Has not exceeded the maximum awarding of 8 semesters
  10. Completed FAFSA

*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. 

The award provides between $2,500 and $3,500 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 applicant's cumulative GPA: 

GPA $ Award $
3.50 - 4.00 $3,500
3.00 - 3.49 $2,250
2.50 - 2.99 $2,750
2.00 - 2.49 $2,500

*Award represents total received per academic year. 

The Lawton Grant application has a rolling deadline, however, it is first come first serve. 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 2 weeks to process and distribute the funds. 

2020-2021 New and Renewal Lawton Grant Applications: Due Sept. 31, 2020

UW-Whitewater's Main Campus 

Lawton Grant Adviser: John Dominguez Jr. 

Graduate Assistant: Keith Malueg

Undergraduate Coordinators: Gabriela Barcenas & Rasheed Goodman

Office: McCutchan Hall 211

Phone: (262) 472-4656

UW-Whitewater's Rock County Campus 

Lawton Grant Adviser: Julie Janiak

Office: Andrews Hall 012

Phone: (608) 898-5051

*Rock County students may also contact the LUMRG Undergraduate Coordinators for assistance.*