Callahan Scholars Program

The Callahan Scholars program coordinates support services, provides financial assistance to students who need it most, and fosters a community and sense of belonging to help students with high financial need and students of color thrive with the ultimate goal of graduation. Callahan Scholar students will receive $5000 in scholarship annually for up to Four years, a value of $20,000 per student.

40 scholarships are available, with 10 specifically designated for new freshman.

The details

To be eligible, you need to:

  • 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

Preference given to:

  • Underrepresented student populations
  • Graduates of a Kenosha County High School
  • Students living on campus, though not required

Parkside Scholar Students will:

  • Have one-on-one appointments/check in’s with a Callahan Scholars Success Coach each semester, typically bi-weekly for 10-15 minutes
  • Participate in one or more campus engagement opportunity each semester
  • Complete 10 or more hours of community service each semester in Kenosha, Racine, or at UW-Parkside
  • Be eligible for additional funding for hands-on learning experiences



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.

It may, but this will depend on other aid received.


Options include (but are not limited to):

  • Joining and participation in a student organization
  • Parkside Student Government
  • Participating in Parkside Leadership $ Personal Development Series
  • Being a peer mentor/advisor
  • MOSAIC educator
  • Peer health educator
  • On campus student employment

Appointments will be 10-15 minutes at minimum, and will occur bi-weekly.

*Additional funding may be available if needed

  • Study Abroad
  • Research opportunities
  • Service learning
  • Internship

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.

Got more questions?


Kim White 
262-595-3415  |  kim.white@uwp.edu
The Commons, Wyllie Hall D1

Schedule an appointment with Kim on Navigate.

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