The Callahan Scholars program coordinates support services, provides financial assistance, and fosters community and a sense of belonging to help students with high financial needs with the ultimate goal of graduation. Callahan Scholar students will receive $5000 in scholarships annually for up to four years, a value of $20,000 per student.

Forty scholarships are available, with ten specifically designated for new freshmen.

What makes this program unique?

As part of the program, you will have your own personal Success Coach throughout your time at Parkside. Your Success Coach is your “go-to” person to help you navigate high school to college all the way through until graduation.

“Being chosen as a Callahan Scholar has really enhanced my college experience. Not only am I able to pursue higher education more easily because of it, but I am also inspired to engage in all that Parkside has to offer.”
 

Shawna Vermilyer (Class of 2025)

BENEFITS

SUCCESS COACH SERVICES

Your Success Coach provides resources and coaching from your first-year transition up to your graduation.

  • Overcoming procrastination 
  • Increasing your motivation
  • Developing effective study strategies 
  • Managing your time 
  • Navigate campus and community resources
  • Setting academic and personal goals
  • Finding a healthy school and life balance
  • Managing stress

BEING PART OF A COMMUNITY

Gain valuable leadership and teamwork skills by getting involved on campus and serving in the community.

Participate in local clean-ups and volunteer service.

You are encouraged to live on campus where you will continue to get involved in the campus community through the benefits Housing and Residence Life provides.

Participate in hands-on learning experiences. (Additional funding is available.)

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ELIGIBILITY AND PREFERENCES

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Be a full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate student
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant, or otherwise demonstrate high levels of financial need.

For full consideration, file your FAFSA by going to studentaid.gov.

PREFERENCES

  • Graduates of a Kenosha County High School
  • Underrepresented student populations
  • Students living on campus (Please note the benefits listed above!)

CALLAHAN SCHOLARS

Once you are a Callahan Scholar the fun begins!

  • One-on-one meetings every other week with your success coach
  • Participate in campus engagement opportunities each semester
  • Volunteer ten hours each semester with other scholars or on your own. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Eligibility

Living on campus isn’t required, but is strongly encouraged. The scholarship would likely make on-campus living affordable for you. You can discuss costs and eligibility with Scholarships and Financial Aid by emailing finaid@uwp.edu.

Families, please consider the Housing and Residence life benefits.

HOUSING AND RESIDENCE LIFE TOP REASONS

It may, but this will depend on other aid received. If you have further questions, contact the Scholarships and Financial Aid office.

Scholarship and Financial Aid
Office: 262-595-2574
finaid@uwp.edu

Participation

Options include (but are not limited to):

  • Joining and participating in a student organization
  • Participating in Parkside Leadership and Personal Development Series
  • Being a peer mentor or MOSAIC educator
  • On-campus student employment

Participation in Promise Plus activities counts towards the campus engagement opportunities. You will still be required to attend one-on-one sessions with your Callahan Scholar Success Coach.

Have more questions?

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CONTACT

Cassy Villegas
262-595-2300  | villegac@uwp.edu
The Commons, Wyllie Hall D1

Schedule an appointment with Cassy on Navigate.

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