What is the general application process and timeline?

Submit the online application, two letters of recommendation and additional scholarship application (if applicable).

    • July - August: candidates notified of acceptance
    • By August 15: financial assistance/scholarship selection and notification
    • September orientation session

What is the time commitment?

The class typically meets two times each month on Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sessions begin in September and run through early May. In addition to class sessions, participants may have some additional meetings with their project group. The average amount of time spent working on group projects outside of class is 20 hours over 9 months. Participants also have the option of two one-on-one leadership coaching sessions with the program instructor - each sessions is approximately 1.5 hours.

What if I am unable to make a session?

Participants should not plan to miss any sessions. However, life happens and consideration will be made for absences that cannot be helped. Please notify the executive director as soon as possible. Remember: As leaders, when you commit to the program up front, you commit not only to yourself, but to your fellow students, group members and leaders of the program.

Will food be available?

Snacks and beverages may be available at some of the sessions, but they are NOT a standard part of the program. Participants are encouraged to eat before they arrive or bring something with them to the session.

What does graduation from Future Milwaukee mean?

Graduation means that you have participated in the program, challenged yourself, and taken every opportunity to learn about the community and grow as a leader. Regular attendance is required in order to receive a certificate of completion.

How much does the program cost?

The cost is $2,100 for the entire nine-month program.

What does the cost include?

  • Twenty-two program sessions (half of the sessions are focused on learning about the community and half of the sessions are focused on leadership development)
  • Two team coaching sessions
  • Two one-on-one leadership coaching sessions
  • The opportunity to build relationships with other incredible students - to connect with Future Milwaukee alumni - to meet "community leaders" who contribute greatly to the health and well-being of our community, and to be part of a growing community of over 1,500 alumni.

How do I pay for the program?

There are typically three ways participants pay for the program: Organization sponsorship, individually funded and financial assistance.

  1. Organization sponsorship. Your organization may be willing to sponsor you. Check with your supervisor or human resource department. If your organization would like more information, please contact our office at 414-288-3153.
  2. Individually funded. If you do not work for an organization that provides sponsorships, participants can choose to apply for the program and pay the $2,100 on their own.
  3. Financial assistance via scholarship. you can apply for financial assistance if covering the cost of the program is a concern. Financial assistance is competitive and there are limited funds available. Acceptance in the program is handled separately from awarding financial assistance.

How do I apply for a scholarship (financial assistance)?

The Future Milwaukee program offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified applicants for up to one-half of the total cost of tuition. The scholarship deadline is July 15. To be considered for a Future Milwaukee scholarship, please submit your resume and responses to the three questions listed on the Financial Assistance web page.

When will I be notified if I receive a scholarship (financial assistance)?

Decisions regarding financial assistance will be finalized in early August. Candidates will be notified by August 15 regarding their status.

When will I get an invoice?

Invoices will be generated for full tuition ($2,100) minus any scholarships, applicable discounts, and/or bursar payments and emailed to you following your acceptance. If you notice an error on your invoice, please contact: Taylor Rose Pamperin, Administrative Assistant, Marquette University College of Professional Studies, at 414-288-3407 or TaylorRose.Pamperin@marquette.edu.

What are my payment options?

Payment in full is due by October 7. We accept MasterCard and Visa credit cards as well as checks. Please make checks payable to Marquette University. We also accept purchase orders from businesses. The purchase order on company letterhead must be received prior to the start of the program. Purchase orders can be faxed to 414-288-3298, Attn: Taylor Pamperin.

If your company doesn't use purchase orders and is going to pay your tuition, please have an authorized company representative fax a letter on company letterhead stating the company agrees to pay the tuition. If the company agrees to pay a portion of the tuition, please note that in the letter as well. Students are responsible for paying all tuition charges that their company will not cover by the due date.

  • Payment can be mailed to: Marquette University, College of Professional Studies, Attn: Taylor Rose Pamperin, P.O. Box 1881, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
  • Credit card payments can be made via telephone to Taylor Rose Pamperin at 414-288-3407.

Will I get a receipt for my payment?

Yes. Receipts are generated and sent to you after your payment has been processed.

What happens if I don't pay on time?

Students who do not pay the amount on time will be dropped from the program. We don't want to lose you as a student, but unfortunately we are not a lending institution and cannot make exceptions.

Who should I contact for further information about the program?

Contact Lori Kazaks, Recruitment Coordinator, at 414-288-7118 or lori.kazaks@marquette.edu







Contact Future Milwaukee

Email Future Milwaukee

Marquette University College of Professional Studies
707 Building, Room 403
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Phone: (414) 288-3153 or (800) 793-6450, extension 2
(FAX):(414) 288-3298