Parkside Scholars Program
The Parkside Scholars Program coordinates support services, provides financial assistance to students who need it most, and fosters a community and sense of belonging to help low income, and students of color thrive with the ultimate goal of graduation. Parkside 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.
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 Parkside 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
- Continued full time enrollment
- Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Participation in required Parkside Scholar activities
I got my offer communication, how do I submit my commitment form?
Will the funding cover my housing costs?
It may, but this will depend on other aid received.
What counts as a campus engagement opportunity?
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
What is the time commitment for one-on-one appointments?
Appointments will be 10-15 minutes at minimum, and will occur bi-weekly.
What counts as a ‘hands-on learning experience*’?
*Additional funding may be available if needed
- Study Abroad
- Research opportunities
- Service learning
I’m in the Parkside Promise Plus Program which has similar requirements. Will my participation count towards both program requirements?
Participation in Promise Plus activities counts towards the campus engagement opportunities. You will still be required to attend one-on-one sessions with your Parkside Scholar Success Coach.