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Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant

The Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant (Lawton Grant) is available to eligible underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students at the University.  Eligible students may receive up to $4,000 per academic year for four years with a maximum of $16,000 per student.  To be considered (new or returning applicants) for the Lawton Grant, students must meet all eligibility requirements, complete their FAFSA by March 15th, and complete a financial literacy activity on D2L. For more information, contact Byron Adams at (920) 424-1873 or (920) 424-3081.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • First time recipients must have completed at least 24 credits to receive Lawton Grant. Consideration will also be given to students who will have at least 24 credits by the end of the Summer of that year.
  • Continuing recipients must be enrolled in and complete at least 24 credits during the pervious academic school year to be considered for the following academic school year.
  • Must be a full-time student at UW Oshkosh (special students and students working towards a second undergraduate degree are not eligible).
  • Must be enrolled in and complete at least 24 credits per academic year.
  • Must be African American, Hispanic/Latino/a, Native American, or Southeast Asian (Cambodian, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong decent specifically).
  • Must be in good academic standing (earned minimum of a 2.000 official UW Oshkosh cumulative grade point average).  To be eligible for renewal, student must be in good academic standing and making satisfactory academic progress (must show progression towards degree and improvement in GPA).
  • Must be a United States citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Must be a Wisconsin resident (Minnesota/Illinois reciprocity students are not eligible).
  • Must demonstrate financial need via FAFSA application.




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