Lawton Grant

Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (UMRG)

Awards under this program are made to full-time, WI resident, minority students seeking their first undergraduate degree. UW Green Bay awards up to $3000 per student per year, for up to four years. However, awards are not guaranteed from year to year. According to State statutes, a minority student is defined as a student who is African American, American Indian, Hispanic (person of any race whose ancestors originated in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Central or South America, or whose culture of origin is Spanish); or Southeast Asian from Laos, Cambodia, or Vietnam, admitted to the U. S. after December 31, 1975.

Consideration for an award includes meeting the above criteria as well as:

  1. Be sophomore standing or higher (completed at least 24 credits), and
  2. Have a minimum cumulative gpa of 2.0 and meet all other Satisfactory Academic Progress measurements, and
  3. Show financial need, as measured by an annual FAFSA application. With limited funding in this program, not all qualifying students will receive an award. Early filing of the FAFSA application is encouraged each year. Changes in financial resources may affect student eligibility.
  4. Once awarded, students will need to successfully complete a minimum of 24 credits each year.

No additional application is required. Priority for initial awards will be given to students based on cumulative UW-Green Bay gpa. Once awarded, students will be notified by the Financial Aid office via email. You will be informed of additional required activities to be completed prior to receipt of funds and/or prior to future consideration. Those may include online Financial Awareness Counseling, participation in financial programs/activities developed by the American Intercultural Center (AIC) and individual meetings with AIC staff to develop a plan for academic success.