Lawton Grant

The Lawton Undergraduate Minority Retention Grant program was established back in 1986 to provide financial assistance to statutorily designated minority Wisconsin undergraduate students (African-American, Latino, Native American (American Indian/Eskimo) and Southeast Asians of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Hmong descent who entered the United States after December 31, 1975) to improve their opportunities for retention and graduation and lessen the burden of student debt.

Students interested in receiving the Lawton Grant must reach out to their School/College’s Coordinator for nomination – a listing of Lawton Grant Coordinators and their contact information is below.

Eligibility

Students must:

  • be a Wisconsin resident.
  • identify as African-American, Latino, Native American (American Indian/Eskimo), Southeast Asian of Vietnamese, Cambodian, Laotian, or Hmong decent.
  • have reached sophomore standing or higher, but not yet received their first bachelor’s degree.
  • submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year and it must show an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below 15,000 as well as financial need
  • maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • maintain full-time enrollment and complete at least 24 credits in the preceding academic year.
  • meet any other criteria as established by your school or college.

Academic Year Award – minimum $1,000, maximum $3,000.

Students can receive the Lawton Grant for a maximum of 8 semesters or up to $16,000, whichever happens first.

Lawton Coordinators

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Tom Browne
Email:  thomas.browne@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.262.3288

College of Engineering

Jeff Scholl
Email:  jvscholl@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.263.5367

College of Letters & Science

DeVon Wilson
Email:  devon.wilson@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.262.1728

School of Education

Jerry Jordan
Email:  jjordan@education.wisc.edu
Phone:  608.890.3403

School of Human Ecology

Amy Bertrand
Email:  albertrand@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.265.2365

School of Nursing

Mel Freitag
Email:  mbfreitag@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.263.5273

School of Pharmacy

Kenneth Niemeyer
Email: kenneth.niemeyer@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.262.4257

Student Financial Aid

Clyde Gaines
Email:  clyde.gaines@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.262.3060

Wisconsin School of Business

Ariel Sorenson
Email: ariel.sorenson@wisc.edu
Phone:  608.262.0471