Phoenix Scholar

What is a Phoenix Scholar Award?

The Phoenix Scholar Awards provide a discounted tuition rate to qualified non-resident graduate students who meet the academic and residency criteria described below. This is not “financial aid” nor is it a “scholarship” in the traditional sense. Instead, it is a lower tuition rate offered to qualifying graduate students.

How do I qualify?

UW-Green Bay has set criteria for the levels of Phoenix Scholar Awards available to non-resident graduate students based on their past academic performance. Students admitted into programs that charge the same rate to all students, regardless of residency, do not qualify for a Phoenix Scholar award.

New Incoming Students
Gold Award
Students with an undergraduate GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale.
Green Award
Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.25-3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent in local grade scale.
If you are a non-resident or International Graduate student
Award Type Initial Qualifications Annual Award Amount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level) GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale 75% non-resident tuition discount
Preferred Partner Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level) Meets UW-Green Bay admission requirements. 75% non-resident tuition discount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Green Level) 3.25 – 3.74 undergraduate GPA on a 4.00 scale or equivalent on local grade scale. 50% non-resident tuition discount
If you are a Midwest Student Exchange student 
Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio
*Illinois residents: Illinois will withdraw from MSEP at the end of the 2021-22 academic year. Beginning fall 2022, students with Illinois residencies will be considered Non-residents.   
Award Type Initial Qualifications Annual Award Amount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Gold Level) GPA > 3.74 on a 4.00 scale or equivalent local grade scale 75% Midwest student exchange tuition discount
Phoenix Scholar Award (Green Level) 3.25 – 3.74 undergraduate GPA on a 4.00 scale or equivalent on local grade scale. 50% Midwest student exchange tuition discount

What do I need to do?

There is no separate application for Phoenix Scholar Awards.

Awards will be based on a student’s undergraduate degree GPA at the time of admission. Phoenix Scholar Awards are applied to your tuition until you complete your graduate degree or attempt 60 credits. Students must continue to enroll in coursework each fall and spring term and maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Phoenix Scholar Awards are automatically applied to qualified non-resident graduate students. However, if a student's residency status or academic performance changes, their eligibility for the Phoenix Scholar Awards may change as well.

Eligibility in this program requires:

  • To be eligible for the full tuition discount award, students must be enrolled as a full-time, degree seeking student (9 or more credits) in each fall and spring semester. Online, Business Administration, and First Nations Education students automatically pay in-state tuition, so the Phoenix Scholar Award does not apply to students admitted in these programs. If students are enrolled in less than 9 credits in a regular semester, the total amount of tuition discounted will be reduced proportionately.
  • You can receive this award for a maximum of 60 credits or until the completion of your first UW-Green Bay master’s degree, whichever occurs first.
  • Residency status must be non-resident or Midwest student exchange program for tuition assessment purposes.
  • Maintaining “good standing” within the program. May be appealed through the Dean of Enrollment.