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Scholarships 46
1982 Adventurous Blugold Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship (2671)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student studying abroad through a program offered by the Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire. The recipient must have financial need.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by four college roommates that graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1982. Judi, Sandy, Cheryl, and Christine still travel across the world together. Their passion for traveling started at UW-Eau Claire, where the majority of them traveled abroad. They hope to give a student with financial need the opportunity to enjoy some of the wonderful fortunes they have experienced while traveling the world.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Judi, Sandy, Christine and Cheryl in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Alumni Scholarship-Leonard and Dorellen Haas (0549)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Junior or senior with characteristics of service to the university, scholarship, character, and a minimum of a 3.5 cumulative GPA. Recipient is eligible to receive this award only one time.

Donor Background:

Leonard C. Haas was the third leader to be president and first to be chancellor of the school which now is known as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1935 he earned his degree from the same institution which then was called the Eau Claire State Teachers College. While teaching history at Wausau Senior High School he met Dorellen Lambert. They were married in 1941 and moved to Eau Claire where Leonard taught history.

During the next 18 years Dr. Haas earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. He held administrative position such as registrar and dean of instruction and served in leadership roles in both the university and community.

On the death of President William R. Davies on December 10, 1959, Haas was named president of Wisconsin State College - Eau Claire with the strong support of the faculty.

Leonard and Dorellen often graciously entertained students, faculty, and community members in their home. Prospective faculty often stayed in their home overnight. Dr. Haas credited Dorellen's “uncanny memory for people” and that she liked people so much as two of the reasons she was so successful in her role as social hostess and in creating a sense of community. Leonard and Dorellen were very interested and supportive of the arts, theatre, and music. Their goal was to attend all campus concerts, recitals, plays, and art shows. They almost succeeded.

At the Golden Jubilee Year, 1965-66, President Haas received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Dorellen Haas was named an Honorary Blugold in 1980.

Haas retired as Chancellor in 1980 but continued to teach and serve as an academic advisor until 1985. Chancellor Emeritus Leonard Haas died on March 14, 1998. Dorellen died on April 20, 2007. After their deaths, the Fine Arts Building on Water Street was named the Leonard and Dorellen Haas Fine Arts Center in recognition of their strong presence on campus for more than 50 years and their love of the fine arts.

During a time of burgeoning enrollments, dynamic changes in higher education, and conflicts within the United States, Haas led with respect and empathy for the students, faculty, and community. Chancellor Haas was a highly respected educational and community leader who was very influential and received many awards and honors over his lifetime.

Leonard and Dorellen Haas enjoyed international travel and were very interested in international education and provided strong leadership for the establishment of Study Abroad Programs for students. This scholarship was established to honor their legacy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and to assist students in study abroad.

Chancellor Leonard Haas was a distinguished alum of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dorellen was named as an Honorary Blugold. This scholarship was established to honor the outstanding legacy of Leonard and Dorellen Haas who were interested in all students.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association.

Application:|Alumni Association Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Bernard and Anne Hirsch International Study Abroad Fund (1515)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Awarded to students with demonstrated financial need to allow them to participate in a study abroad experience.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to George Hirsch in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Brett Weller Memorial Scholarship (1949)

One scholarship of $415 is available.

The scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding graduate of Hudson High School accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program. If there are no students from Hudson applying for study abroad, applicants from Western Wisconsin will be given second preference, and third preference goes to any student from Wisconsin.

Financial need should be a consideration but not the highest priority.

Donor Background:

Mary Weller established this scholarship in memory of her husband, Brett, who was killed in a plane crash on January 30, 2009, in Dunn County. The scholarship honors his commitment to education and his passion for travel, reflecting his personal philosophy of living life to the fullest.

Brett, a Wausau area native, was a 1988 UW-Eau Claire graduate, and made Hudson his home after college graduation. Brett's life was enriched by his education and world travels. He encouraged his step-daughter, Maggie, to work hard in school so that she could have the opportunity to study abroad.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mary Weller and her daughter, Maggie, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Fall Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Bruce and Marlene Jannusch Global Awareness Fund (2008)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

This fund will be used to provide scholarships or study grants to majors and minors in the department of philosophy and religious studies to help them achieve a goal to travel abroad. Recipients need not be participating in the university's formal study abroad program. Rather, these funds may be awarded to students who submit proposals for travel and study.

Priority for selection shall include the fervent desire to travel and use those experiences to further academic pursuits or professional plans and academic excellence as current students. The intent of this award is for the recipient to plan their trip abroad with the determination and desire to absorb and gain the fullest benefit possible from that particular international experience.

Applicants may be allowed up to six months following graduation to submit to the Foundation their request for funds.

Donor Background:

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Bruce Jannusch, professor emeritus of philosophy and religious studies, who died February 11, 2010. Bruce retired from UW-Eau Claire in 1997 after 29 years of teaching in the department and serving as department chair for six years.

Marlene was a faculty member at Mount Scenario College in Ladysmith, WI, for 28 years and chaired the department of teacher education for eight. She also sat on the MSC Board of Trustees. Marlene's original commentaries aired on Wisconsin Public Radio for 10 years. She has published two books and authored numerous professional articles and social commentaries.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter that includes information about their international travel plans to Dr. Marlene Jannusch in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Philosophy and Religious Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Philosophy|Religious Studies|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



D. Patrick Stoffers Management Scholarship (2384)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a management major in the entrepreneur emphasis program to support a study abroad, international internship, or national student exchange experience. Recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed 55 credits by the time they will receive the award.

First preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards who have been accepted into a full semester study abroad, international internship, or national student exhange program. Student seeking to participate in an immersion program would be given second preference, provided there are no qualified applicants who meet the first preference.

If there are no qualified applicants meeting one of these two preferences, the scholarship may be awarded to any major or minor in the College of Business, provided the meet the GPA and credit requirements as previously stated.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ms. Patricia Stoffers in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Entrepreneur Program|Management|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Study Abroad|



D. Patrick Stoffers Marketing Scholarship (2384)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a marketing major in the professional sales emphasis program to support a study abroad, international internship, or national student exchange experience. Recipients must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and have completed 55 credits by the time they will receive the award.

First preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards who have been accepted into a full semester study abroad, international internship, or national student exhange program. Student seeking to participate in an immersion program would be given second preference, provided there are no qualified applicants who meet the first preference.

If there are no qualified applicants meeting one of these two preferences, the scholarship may be awarded to any major or minor in the College of Business, provided the meet the GPA and credit requirements as previously stated.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ms. Patricia Stoffers in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Study Abroad|



Dan and Martha Wenzel Global Awareness Scholarship (2026)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

Students enrolling in study abroad programs offered by the Center for International Education or through the departments will be considered for scholarships based upon financial need, scholarship, letter of reason and faculty recommendations. Recipients must be traveling outside of the United States.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dan and Martha Wenzel in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Deborah K. Wagner International Service-Learning Fund (2768)

A variable number of awards up to $4,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a female student studying abroad in a low to middle income country. The student must be participating in a service project or service internship that will show a potential for long term impact. The service project or service internship must be at least two weeks or longer. Projects shorter than two weeks of service will not be eligible. This award can be for credited or non-credited experiences.

Donor Background:

Deborah K. Wagner was a 1974 Economics graduate from UW-Eau Claire. It was her hope that her gift will have a lasting impact on students who will have the opportunity to experience some of the things she experienced through her time with the Peace Corps and other international work. Her experiences in Eastern Europe and Africa confirmed what has been found in numerous studies; if women are targeted for economic development it translates into improved nutrition, health and education for children, thereby promoting sustainable development. Through this scholarship, Lea Wagner, Deborah’s daughter, will continue to see the work of female students happening in low to middle income countries that reflects the essence of her mother’s passion.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Deborah Wagner Revocable Trust in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Dolly Rounds Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship (1242)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

Students accepted to Study Abroad Programs offered by the Center for International Education or UW-Eau Claire departments will be considered for grants.

Freshman through graduate student can apply. Minimum 3.0 GPA; no geographic preference; open to all academic fields. Scholarship based on academic merit, exceptional talent, unique personal characteristics or future potential.

Financial need is not a requirement; open pool annually. Prior recipient can reapply with possible for continuity to same recipient.

Donor Background:

Mrs. Rounds was among the first delegation of US educators to tour the countries of Asia in 1969, introducing foreign students to the educational opportunities at UWEC. For 20 years, she volunteered her services as "American Mother" and adviser to foreign students.

Mrs. Rounds focused on the whole person, not merely the student, and kept in close touch with many students and their families until the time of her death. It is the intent of the sponsors to commemorate her acceptance of all people, and to perpetuate her mission of multi-cultural education.

Sponsors include: Dolly's friends and family as well as the many Chinese students she assisted during her years at UW-Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mrs. Rounds' friend, Frances Lai, as well as Mrs. Rounds' grandson, Eugene Plante, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Dr. Brian Bugella Memorial Scholarship (2036)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a deserving and promising chemistry or declared pre-med major who will be participating in a study abroad experience through UW-Eau Claire. The applicant must be accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program.

Donor Background:

Dr. Brian Bugella, from Chetek, Wisconsin, earned his bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire 1979. Brian achieved academic excellence with a double major in chemistry and business, and went on to become the first and only UW-Eau Claire student to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

He had a sense of adventure and curiosity that led him to travel around the world. He visited Europe four times, biked the west coast of the U.S., rafted the Colorado River, and skied in Utah and Vermont. While in medical school, Brian took a year-long sabbatical to sail in New Zealand and camp in Canada with his brother. All of these trips were taken on a shoestring budget, and to finance them he either worked or obtained loans.

Brian died in 1986 at the age of 29. To commemorate Brian's remarkable and all-too-short life, Paul Schlaefer and other UW-Eau Claire friends have funded a scholarship in Brian's name. This fund will help a student to study abroad and travel.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter and address it to Paul Schlaefer in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Included should be an essay describing their study abroad experiences.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|Pre-Medicine|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Study Abroad Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Recipients must be active members of the Eau Claire Student Nurses Association (ECSNA) and demonstrate active involvement in community service.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences who will be participating in an international study abroad experience the year they receives the scholarship. They must have demonstrated financial need and show promise in the nursing profession. If there are not qualified applicants who are planning a study abroad experience, this scholarship may be awarded awarded to a student meeting the ECSNA and community service criteria above.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Gail Hanson Brenner in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Frances Kirby & Family Memorial Academic Scholarship (1822)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,900 are available.

Students accepted to Study Abroad Programs offered by the Center for International Education or UW-Eau Claire departments will be considered for grants. Freshmen through graduate students can apply.

Minimum 3.0 GPA; no geographic preference for where applicants will be studying abroad and recipient must be originally from the state of Wisconsin. Selection is based on academic merit, exceptional talent, unique personal characteristics and/or future potential. Financial need is a primary requirement and recipients must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards, with preference given to students with high FAFSA need.

First preference is to be given to junior or senior geography majors. If there are no students meeting this preference, it is open to all academic fields. Preference will be given to students who have never traveled outside the United States.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2007 through the generous support of Donald J. Kirby, a 1968 UW-Eau Claire graduate, who spent his career working in the library profession. Throughout his life, he traveled extensively around the world, constantly learning and appreciating the perspectives of those he met. As a native of Wisconsin, he valued the opportunity to travel and he established this scholarship to encourage other students, especially those who have not traveled abroad, to take advantage of the opportunities offered through the Study Abroad program. He especially wants to help those students whose financial situations would make it difficult for them to participate in the program. He named this scholarship after his family and in particular his mother, Frances, who was always supportive of everything he has done.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Donald Kirby in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Geography|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Gale Crouse Scholarship for Students of French (1825)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Given to a deserving French student wishing to complete a project related to a humanitarian cause in a French or francophone environment that would satisfy the 30-hour service learning requirement for graduation. The recipient will be required to give a presentation about the experience to French faculty and students upon returning to UW-Eau Claire.

Because UW-Eau Claire has a study-abroad program located Pau, France, the study abroad directors on location will assist in identifying opportunities for such a project. Possibilities could include: 1) working with Les Restos du Coeur (a soup kitchen); 2) working with Les Compagnons D'Emmaus (a charity organization); 3) working with the Red Cross; 4) helping homeless people; 5) helping minorities; 6) helping the poor and the sick; 7) working to protect or restore the environment; 8) working with "Habitat for Humanity"; or 9) working with Medecins sans frontiers (Doctors without Borders).

Students who do not study in Pau will have to make their own arrangements - subject to approval by the French section - to serve a humanitarian cause in France or in a francophone country.

Donor Background:

This fund was established in 2007 in memory of Dr. Gale Crouse, who died of Lou Gehrig's Disease in December of 2007. Dr. Crouse came to UW-Eau Claire in 1987 as a professor of French and chair of the foreign languages department. He retired in 2005.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ruth Crouse in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for French Students|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|French|
Program/Activity:|Service-Learning|Study Abroad|



Genevieve Hagen International Study Abroad Scholarship (1763)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Awarded annually to an outstanding student planning to participate in the UW-Eau Claire international study abroad program. Preference will be given to sophomores, juniors or seniors majoring in foreign languages who are planning to study in a Scandinavian country or Germany. Second preference is for a student of any major studying abroad in a European country.

Donor Background:

Established by the Hagen children in memory of their mother, Genevieve, who taught Norwegian at UW-Eau Claire in the late 1970's and 1980's.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Richard Hagen in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Languages|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



George Simpson Geography/Anthropology International Study Abroad Scholarship (2534)

A variable number of scholarships up to $500 are available.

Must be a declared geography major or minor or anthropology minor who has been accepted for an international Study Abroad program at UW-Eau Claire or through any other university. Student may request funding on a one-time basis to help pay for the cost of studying abroad. Funding will be applied directly to tuition.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Committee in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact Geography and Anthropology for details|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Anthropology|Geography|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Global Awareness International Study Abroad Scholarship (1657)

A variable number of scholarships up to $6,500 are available.

Students enrolling in Study Abroad Programs offered by the Center for International Education or UW-Eau Claire departments will be considered for scholarships based upon financial need, academic merit, and written application.

Donor Background:

Funding for these scholarships is made possible largely through collective efforts on behalf of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors, as well as gifts from other donors. These scholarships are part of UW-Eau Claire's Global Awareness Initiative whereby the university emphasizes an understanding of the larger world and cultures outside of the United States are a critical part of a well-rounded education in today's world.

Thank You Letter Instructions: This scholarship does not require a thank you letter. If you still would like to write one, address it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Harry Kaiser International Immersion Scholarship (1761)

This scholarship is available at a variable amount annually.

Students are selected to receive this award if they are Economics majors and are enrolled in Economics 390/Latin American Studies 390, the study abroad immersion course in Argentina.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Harry Kaiser in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|Latin American Studies|Social Work|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Study Abroad|



Heinrich-Dahlheimer Scholarship (0139)

Two scholarships of $2,000 are available.

Awarded during the second semester of each academic year. Applicants must have a declared major in Accounting, have a GPA of at least 3.0, have junior standing at the time the scholarship is received, and have successfully completed Accounting 301 with at least a B grade.

The committee will also consider the following in reviewing applications: participation in university, college, department, community and/or volunteer organizations, demonstrated potential for leadership as displayed by activities while in college, performance during study abroad, desire to enter the accounting profession with a preference to public accounting, and jobs held which are applicable toward future employment within the accounting profession.

If a tie occurs in the selection of a candidate, the award will be given to the student with the highest overall GPA at that time. The award shall not be divided.

Donor Background:

The Heinrich-Dahlheimer Accounting Scholarship was created by Jane and Joe Heinrich with the support of KPMG.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Joseph and Jane Heinrich in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Herlihy Scholarships for Women of Substance (1807)

A variable number of awards up to $2,000 are available.

Recipients must be non-traditional female UW-Eau Claire students who have been accepted into a UW-Eau Claire study abroad program. The definition of non-traditional students is as follows: 25 years old or older, married, a parent, a US military veteran, or someone who has an interruption of two or more years in their education after high school.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donors" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



International Education - Study Abroad (0544)

A variable number of scholarships up to $8,000 are available.

Students enrolling in Study Abroad Programs offered by the Center for International Education or UW-Eau Claire departments will be considered for grants based upon financial need, academic merit, and written application. Preference will be given to students who have never studied abroad.

Thank You Letter Instructions: This scholarship does not require a thank you letter. If you still would like to write one, address it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



James Alexander International Study Abroad Scholarship (1860)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Awarded to enable students with great interest and potential and limited financial resources to pursue study abroad opportunities. The ultimate goal of the program is to motivate students to expand their horizons. Students who have been accepted for study abroad through the Center for International Education may apply. The staff of the Financial Aid office will provide information on financial need which will be a major requirement. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0.

Donor Background:

Before joining the geography faculty in 1966, James Alexander had a Fulbright lectureship in Sweden. Jim was the study abroad adviser at UW-Eau Claire for twelve years from 1974 to 1986 and was instrumental in the early establishment of the program by founding two sites in Japan, one in Winchester, England, and another at Harlaxton in Grantham, England. Jim led student groups to Denmark, Mexico, and Central America. He took a personal interest in students who studied abroad and was excited when they shared their experiences with him.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Karen Alexander in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



James J. Waters Endowed Scholarship (1838)

One scholarship of $5,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior accounting major with financial need who has a GPA of at least 3.25. Student must have been accepted into a UW-Eau Claire study abroad program with plans to study abroad during their junior year.

Preference will be given to students from Wisconsin, who demonstrate a global perspective in their studies and interests and who also show an interest in music by playing an instrument of some kind for pleasure or business purposes.

The scholarship is intended to be renewed for one additional year, however in special circumstances the recipient may apply for a third year if they are completing the accounting degree and the 150-hour requirement, which may require the recipient to remain for a fifth year of studies at UW-Eau Claire.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by James Waters, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1976 with a comprehensive bachelor's degree in accounting. James J. Waters is a resident of Mt. Vernon, NY. Since graduating he has worked for national accounting firms, retiring as the International Tax Manager for Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, in New York City. Throughout his career he has traveled extensively around the world and in doing so developed a great appreciation for the importance of students having a global perspective and international experience. His scholarship reflects that commitment to expanding international opportunities and global perspectives for UW-Eau Claire students, especially those majoring in accounting. Achieving a college education is of significant value to Mr. Waters. His philanthropic interests and desire for others to have the same opportunity as he had at UW-Eau Claire are the basis for establishing this scholarship. His interest in having students well prepared for careers that require international awareness and his recognition of the importance of the arts, particularly music, in shaping civility throughout the world, are the basis of the criteria for this scholarship.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to James Waters in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Jennifer Alexander Memorial Scholarship (1805)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior accepted into the College of Business. Applicants must have a demonstrated passion for their field of study (evidence of this could include participation in an internship, study abroad, student-faculty collaborative research, entrepreneur program participation, sales competitions, student investment management program participation), show potential for success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or better, and be held in high regard by peers and faculty, as demonstrated by leadership positions held in campus student organizations AND reference from one COB faculty member.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2007 in memory of Jennifer Alexander, a 2006 UW-Eau Claire graduate with a bachelor's degree in finance. Jennifer died suddenly from a heart condition while working out near her home in Minneapolis, MN. This scholarship reflects Jennifer's passion for her work, sports and friends, her determination to succeed and to do the best in any endeavor she undertook. She had a vibrant personality, and was able to talk to anyone. Her smile made you feel welcomed. Jennifer's parents, Diane and Harry, siblings Matthew and Melissa and fiancé, Curt Mayenschein (a 2007 graduate), want this scholarship to be a lasting tribute to Jennifer and her short, but meaningful life.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Diane and Harry Alexander in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Program/Activity:|Research|Study Abroad|



Jim and Sara Mellinger Information Systems Study Abroad Scholarship (2030)

One scholarship of $3,200 is available.

Applicants must be full time students and be in good standing with UW-Eau Claire. Students who are majoring in Information Systems and have been accepted to study abroad programs offered by the Center for International Education will be given preference. If no applicants are majoring in Information Systems, any student in the College of Business is eligible to be considered. The scholarship should go to a recipient whose benefit in receiving it would likely be transformative - i.e. for someone who hasn't had prior cultural immersion experiences.

Preference should be given to a student who has some level of financial need but the department will make the final decision on the recipient who would benefit the most from the award.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Jim and Sara Mellinger in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Business|Information Systems|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Study Abroad|



Katie Jensen Memorial Scholarship (2702)

This scholarship will be awarded to a student studying abroad through a semester or year program offered by the Center for International Education at UW-Eau Claire. Preference will be given to students majoring or minoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders and/or students studying in Africa.

Scholarship Background:

Kathryn 'Katie' Anne Jensen received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from UW-Eau Claire in 2009 during which she participated in a life-changing study abroad experience in Ghana, Africa. She was in her master’s program with UWEC while also working as a speech-language pathology assistant in the Tomah School District at the time of her death. Katie touched the lives of her family and friends, she made an immediate and authentic connection with her UWEC friends and faculty and, in particular, with her cohort for the online graduate program. Her spirit continues to be felt and will be carried with so many people as they move forward in life.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donor" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Larry and Ann Reilly Study Abroad Scholarship (2649)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to students with financial need enrolling in a study abroad program through UW-Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Larry and Ann Reilly in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Latin American Study Abroad Scholarship (2585)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is going on a UW-Eau Claire sanctioned study abroad program with a group of other UW-Eau Claire students. The student must be going to a Spanish-speaking country with the goal of learning the Spanish language for use in a future career. Preference will be given to a student who is studying in a Latin American country and who has financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donor" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Laurel and Mark Fleming Students with Disabilities Study Abroad Scholarship (1951)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

Awarded to a deserving student with disabilities, with financial need who would not otherwise be able to study abroad without financial assistance. Students applying to the Japan study abroad program will be given preference, but other locations will be considered. Recipient must be accepted into the study abroad program at UW-Eau Claire, have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher, and be a United States citizen. Students must be registered at the Services for Students with Disabilities Office.

Donor Background:

Laurel Fleming is an attorney currently serving as Regional Director, Integrity and Compliance, and Privacy Official for the Central Region of MercyOne, a healthcare system headquartered in Des Moines with facilities throughout Iowa. She is a 1982 graduate of UW-Eau Claire, majoring in business administration, with minor concentrations in far eastern studies and speech communication. As an undergraduate student, she was active in forensics and AIESEC, and she spent her junior year studying at Sophia University in Tokyo. She and her husband chose to support this scholarship because they firmly believe that study abroad experiences open doors professionally and personally, and they want to recognize the outstanding education Laurel received at UW-Eau Claire. The Flemings believe that students with disabilities should be offered the same opportunities, and they are excited to help those students experience study abroad.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mark and Laurel Fleming in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Leonard and Dorellen Haas International Study (0035)

A variable number of scholarships up to $2,600 are available.

An eligible student must be a continuing undergraduate or graduate student with a total GPA of at least 3.00 to apply. No lower GPA's will be considered. The student must have at least one semester and high academic achievement. The availability to make public presentations based on a study experience is also required.

Donor Background:

Leonard C. Haas was the third leader to be president and first to be chancellor of the school which now is known as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1935 he earned his degree from the same institution which then was called the Eau Claire State Teachers College. While teaching history at Wausau Senior High School he met Dorellen Lambert. They were married in 1941 and moved to Eau Claire where Leonard taught history.

During the next 18 years Dr. Haas earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. He held administrative position such as registrar and dean of instruction and served in leadership roles in both the university and community.

On the death of President William R. Davies on December 10, 1959, Haas was named president of Wisconsin State College - Eau Claire with the strong support of the faculty.

Leonard and Dorellen often graciously entertained students, faculty, and community members in their home. Prospective faculty often stayed in their home overnight. Dr. Haas credited Dorellen's “uncanny memory for people” and that she liked people so much as two of the reasons she was so successful in her role as social hostess and in creating a sense of community. Leonard and Dorellen were very interested and supportive of the arts, theatre, and music. Their goal was to attend all campus concerts, recitals, plays, and art shows. They almost succeeded.

At the Golden Jubilee Year, 1965-66, President Haas received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Dorellen Haas was named an Honorary Blugold in 1980.

Haas retired as Chancellor in 1980 but continued to teach and serve as an academic advisor until 1985. Chancellor Emeritus Leonard Haas died on March 14, 1998. Dorellen died on April 20, 2007. After their deaths, the Fine Arts Building on Water Street was named the Leonard and Dorellen Haas Fine Arts Center in recognition of their strong presence on campus for more than 50 years and their love of the fine arts.

During a time of burgeoning enrollments, dynamic changes in higher education, and conflicts within the United States, Haas led with respect and empathy for the students, faculty, and community. Chancellor Haas was a highly respected educational and community leader who was very influential and received many awards and honors over his lifetime.

Leonard and Dorellen Haas enjoyed international travel and were very interested in international education and provided strong leadership for the establishment of Study Abroad Programs for students. This scholarship was established to honor their legacy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and to assist students in study abroad.

Chancellor Leonard Haas was a distinguished alum of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dorellen was named as an Honorary Blugold. This scholarship was established to honor the outstanding legacy of Leonard and Dorellen Haas who were interested in all students.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Karen Alexander, daughter of Leonard and Dorellen Haas, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - International Students Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Leonard and Dorellen Haas Study Abroad (0035)

A variable number of scholarships up to $2,600 are available.

Applicants must have participated in a UW-Eau Claire study abroad program. Preference will be given to students who have studied abroad for at least one academic semester. The student must have high academic achievement with full-time student status and be available to make public presentations of their study abroad experience.

Donor Background:

Leonard C. Haas was the third leader to be president and first to be chancellor of the school which now is known as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1935 he earned his degree from the same institution which then was called the Eau Claire State Teachers College. While teaching history at Wausau Senior High School he met Dorellen Lambert. They were married in 1941 and moved to Eau Claire where Leonard taught history.

During the next 18 years Dr. Haas earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. He held administrative position such as registrar and dean of instruction and served in leadership roles in both the university and community.

On the death of President William R. Davies on December 10, 1959, Haas was named president of Wisconsin State College - Eau Claire with the strong support of the faculty.

Leonard and Dorellen often graciously entertained students, faculty, and community members in their home. Prospective faculty often stayed in their home overnight. Dr. Haas credited Dorellen's “uncanny memory for people” and that she liked people so much as two of the reasons she was so successful in her role as social hostess and in creating a sense of community. Leonard and Dorellen were very interested and supportive of the arts, theatre, and music. Their goal was to attend all campus concerts, recitals, plays, and art shows. They almost succeeded.

At the Golden Jubilee Year, 1965-66, President Haas received the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. Dorellen Haas was named an Honorary Blugold in 1980.

Haas retired as Chancellor in 1980 but continued to teach and serve as an academic advisor until 1985. Chancellor Emeritus Leonard Haas died on March 14, 1998. Dorellen died on April 20, 2007. After their deaths, the Fine Arts Building on Water Street was named the Leonard and Dorellen Haas Fine Arts Center in recognition of their strong presence on campus for more than 50 years and their love of the fine arts.

During a time of burgeoning enrollments, dynamic changes in higher education, and conflicts within the United States, Haas led with respect and empathy for the students, faculty, and community. Chancellor Haas was a highly respected educational and community leader who was very influential and received many awards and honors over his lifetime.

Leonard and Dorellen Haas enjoyed international travel and were very interested in international education and provided strong leadership for the establishment of Study Abroad Programs for students. This scholarship was established to honor their legacy at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and to assist students in study abroad.

Chancellor Leonard Haas was a distinguished alum of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Dorellen was named as an Honorary Blugold. This scholarship was established to honor the outstanding legacy of Leonard and Dorellen Haas who were interested in all students.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Karen Alexander, daughter of Leonard and Dorellen Haas, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Leslie A. and Mary E. Wiberg Study Abroad/Immersion Scholarship (2658)

A variable number of scholarships from $100 up to $1,700 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to UW-Eau Claire students who have been accepted into an international study abroad program or who are participating in an immersion experience through UW-Eau Claire. Recipients must demonstrate financial need and have a GPA of at least 3.75.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Leslie and Mary Wiberg in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|Immersion Experience|



Marian Kragness Johnston Spanish Scholarship (2758)

Four scholarships from $2,500 to $5,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Spanish or French major, with preference for students studying Spanish. Recipients must be a sophomore, junior or senior and committed to the study of Spanish or French. Financial need is required.

Preference will be given to students who will be studying abroad during the year the scholarship will be received.

Donor Background:

Marian Kragness Johnston was in the first graduating class from Eau Claire Memorial High School. After graduating from high school, she attended UW-Eau Claire and in three years completed a major in both French and Spanish. Her ability to graduate in three years with a double major was made possible by three summers studying abroad at Laval University in Quebec City, Canada, the University of Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico and the University of Mexico in Mexico City, in 1962, 1963, and 1964. The studies abroad were arranged by faculty member, Dr. Ernesto Stowell. After graduating from UWEC, Marian received her Master's degree from the University of Illinois and pursued her Ph.D. Her career was spent teaching at wonderful universities: University of Hartford, Macalester College, and the University of Minnesota. Marian hopes the Marian Kragness Johnston Scholarship will help other students have access to the wonderful opportunities she did as an undergraduate student.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Marian and Manley Johnston in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for Spanish Students|Languages Scholarship Application for French Students
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|French|



Physics Beyond The Classroom Scholarship (1920)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded annually to an outstanding physics major recognized for their efforts to promote a positive social atmosphere in the department. Preference is given to students that have completed or have been accepted for a study abroad experience. Selection will be based on quality of the academic program and progress towards a degree, and the potential for future contributions through a scientific or professional career.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Ben Sykora, a 2006 UW-Eau Claire physics graduate who used his employer's corporate matching gift program to double the value of his personal gift. Ben was an active student researcher while on campus, and participated in a study abroad experience.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ben Sykora in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Richard deGrood Scholarship (1504)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

Available to a philosophy or religious studies major or minor who has been accepted into the study abroad program. The student must be a continuing sophomore, junior or senior in whose performance exemplifies excellence. Applicants must have a minimum resident GPA and major GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship Background:

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Richard DeGrood, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UW-Eau Claire. Richard retired from UW-Eau Claire in 2001 after 27 years of teaching in the department and serving as department chair for over nine years. While a member of the university community he helped found Communiversity and volunteered at The Community Table, Sacred Heart Hospital Medical Ethics Committee, Elderhostel, the library, and other community programs, and was a member of the Newman Community. He spent three semesters teaching at Harlaxton University in England.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Deirdre deGrood in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Philosophy and Religious Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Philosophy|Religious Studies|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Richard E. Olson Spanish Study Abroad Scholarship (2655)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a Spanish major who will be studying abroad for a semester or full academic year in a Spanish-speaking country through UW-Eau Claire. The student should be studying abroad when the funds are received. The recipient must be a junior or senior with financial need and a Spanish major GPA of at least 3.0.

Donor Background:

As a sophomore at UW-Eau Claire, Richard took Spanish 101 to fulfill general requirements. By the end of the semester, he was hooked. Two years later he traveled to Spain for the first of many study abroad experiences. Richard taught high school Spanish for thirty years in Stevens Point. He then taught Spanish for four years at Northcentral Technical College in Wausau.

With this scholarship, Richard celebrates the dedicated instructors at UW-Eau Claire who prepared him for a very rewarding career, and he is pleased to give back by assisting students with this scholarship.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Richard Olson in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for Spanish Students|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Robert & Jane Fraser Study Abroad Scholarship (2076)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a deserving student who will study abroad in Scotland. Recipient must be accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.

Donor Background:

Dr. Robert Fraser obtained a BA and MA from the University of Rochester, New York, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University. He joined the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire faculty in 1967 as an assistant professor, with a specialty in British history. Dr. Fraser became associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in 1975 and twice served as acting dean. He was president of the University Senate and received the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Award. He retired as a professor in 1995. Dr. Fraser died in 2020.

Jane Coyne Fraser had a BS in home economics from Buffalo State Teachers College. She died in 2010.

Together Bob and Jane traveled to Scotland on nine different occasions. The first time was when, as a graduate student, Bob spent 1958-59 studying at the University of Glasgow under renowned Scottish historian George S. Pryde. Bob and Jane's first child, Anne, was born in Glasgow midway through that year abroad. Dr. Fraser is of Scottish heritage and has spent innumerable hours researching his family history, tracing the Walkers, who emigrated from Perthshire to Colonial America in 1775, and the Frasers, who departed from Inverness-shire for the United States in 1807. Dr. Fraser treasures the nine trips he has made to Scotland, all with Jane, and many with his children and grandchildren, which allowed them to locate the Highland farms and burial places of their ancestors, to visit with and form friendships with Scots, and to experience many of the wonders of Scottish culture.

Having relished their study and time in Scotland along with their Scottish heritage, the Frasers want to help students have the chance to study, travel, and enjoy the history and culture of Scotland as well.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Fraser Family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Roland Frederick Moy International Affairs Study Abroad Scholarship (2566)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is awarded to a political science major or minor who will be studying abroad. Recipients must demonstrate current or past involvement with international affairs in the classroom and/or through extracurricular activities. Preference will be given to students from rural areas.

Financial need is required as determined through the financial need statement completed by the applicant as part of the scholarship application process.

Donor Background:

Roland F. Moy was the sixth child of seven siblings who thrived though the 1930s depression on a dairy farm near Mondovi, Wisconsin. They all graduated from the small high school in nearby Gilmanton and all but one pursued a college education thereafter.

After working for a time and completing a two-year tour in the U.S. Army, Roland finished studies at UW-Eau Claire with a B.S. in Political Science in 1963. While there he was active in the International Relations Club, the Cultural and Social Commission, and carried on a family musical tradition by singing in the Choir, as the lead in two musical stage productions, and with the Notable Four Quartet that entertained on campus and in the community.

After finishing studies for an M.A. and Ph.D. at The Ohio State University with a concentration in Comparative Politics he pursued a 30 year career teaching a variety of international studies courses and sponsoring an International Relations Association student group that both attended Model UN events and hosted several annual events for local high school and middle school students.

In setting up this endowed scholarship at UW-Eau Claire he stated: “In my academic life, as a student, as a classroom leader, as an academic conference participant, and as sponsor of international studies student organizations and events, I have tried to better my own understanding of world affairs, while making an effort to assist others in gaining a broader perspective about current issues that can perhaps make life more interesting as well as promote better active citizenship. It is my hope to perpetuate these goals into the future as best I can.”

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Roland Moy in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Political Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Sally A Webb International Service Fellowship (1758)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

One award is given to an outstanding student seeking to complete a service project in an international setting - either through one of the university's approved international study abroad sites or in a specific international setting. The service component must be articulated through a plan of action in terms of the activity, arrangements that have been made, the target audience of the service and the anticipated outcome. A portion of the award may be used to cover routine expenses associated with the international study abroad experience or international travel, and a portion of the award also must be used to fulfill the service learning aspect. This may include -- but not be limited to -- supplies, materials and resources directly used in providing service to the target population.

Scholarship Information:

Upon completion of the international service activity, the recipient shall be expected to make a presentation or write a summary reflecting on the experience, the impact on the community served and the impact on the participant.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Sally Webb in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Service-Learning Scholarship and Fellowship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Service-Learning|Study Abroad|



Sally A. Webb Study Abroad Tuition/Organizational Communication (0666)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicant must be a junior or senior student majoring in communication with an organizational communication emphasis. Applicant must have a minimum resident and major GPA of 3.0, and must have made serious application to the Study Abroad Program. Applicant must have earned at least 18 credits by the time of application and completed at least 30 credits before leaving for study abroad.

The scholarship award is contingent upon acceptance to the study abroad for the summer, fall, winterim, or spring semester for the academic year following the spring semester the scholarship is awarded.

Donor Background:

Dr. Sally Webb began her teaching career at the Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire on September 1, 1965. She was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching Award in 1992 and the first Student Senate Advisor of the Year Award in 1998, as well as other awards.

Dr. Webb officially retired from teaching in 2002, but not from her commitment to faculty and students. Her fundraising work, which began in 2005 for the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, helps to create new -- and enhance existing scholarships -- for deserving students.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Sally Webb in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Thomas & Barbara Lilly Memorial Scholarship (2524)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student with a minimum of sophomore standing who is planning to study abroad in Europe and is majoring in art history, history, art, music, education, or nursing. The applicant needs to be enrolled the semester the scholarship is awarded and must be participating in an international study experience at some point during the academic year the scholarship is awarded.  Applicants need to include an essay explaining their study abroad plans and how they will use the travel experience to enhance their academic studies. A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required.

The funding will be made available at the start of the semester of the study abroad experience.

Financial need is a consideration but not a requirement.

Donor Background:

This fund was established with memorial contributions received at the passing of Tom Lilly on January 27, 2018. His wife of 53 years, Barbara, died November 2, 2013.

Tom was a professor emeritus of art history at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he taught from 1967-1996. He was best known for the many international art tours he took with hundreds of students, giving students an amazing breadth of perspective on art around the world. Barbara worked as an LPN and a pharmacy technician at Sacred Heart Hospital for many years. Together Barb and Tom were loving parents to their wonderful children, Catherine, Michael and Timothy. They also had three grandchildren they adored.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Lilly Family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Vernon J. Gingerich Foreign Language Scholarship (1381)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Recipient must be accepted to the UW-Eau Claire, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be approved for a study abroad program in a native French-speaking environment.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donor" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for French Students|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|French|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Viennese Ball International Study Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded for international study.

Thank You Letter Instructions: This scholarship does not require a thank you letter. If you still would like to write one, address it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Viennese Ball Wilhelm & Ingrid Brauner Award (Viennese)

Awarded for international study preferably in Austria or another German-speaking country for outstanding academic achievement and service to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This award is named in recognition of Wilhelm and Ingrid Brauner of the Austrian government, whose efforts were significant in the development of the Viennese Ball.

Thank You Letter Instructions: This scholarship does not require a thank you letter. If you still would like to write one, address it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board of Directors, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Warloski-Taminiau Study Abroad and Immersion Experience Scholarship (2772)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This fund provides scholarships for students majoring in history, art, music, or political science who have been accepted to participate in a study abroad or unpaid immersion experience through UW-Eau Claire. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated a record of community service or activism. In selecting the recipient, emphasis is to be placed on the qualities of character and commitment to the humanities, rather than on GPA or other criteria.

Donor Background:

Dr. Ronald Warloski taught in the history department from 1964-1998 and was chair from 1991-97. Not satisfied with using the classroom merely to impart knowledge, he continually explored ways to prod his students to think critically and assume responsibility for the moral implications of their judgments. He was especially known for his popular class on Nazi Germany.

Johanna Warloski is the daughter of Jan and Maria Taminiau, for whom the scholarship was originally established. Jan and Maria lived in the Netherlands, where Jan was a well-known businessman. Jan had a life-long interest in history, read across a broad area of interests, and visited many historical and archeological sites while traveling. Maria studied art as a young woman and continued to be interested in art and music her entire life.

Johanna is passionate about ensuring that all students have a chance to take advantage of opportunities like study abroad programs or immersion experiences. She hopes that this scholarship will offset the cost of wages lost due to a study abroad or immersion experience.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter that includes information about their travel or immersion plans to Johanna Warloski in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|History|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|Political Science|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|Immersion Experience|



William Underwood Study Abroad Scholarship (1989)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to a deserving and promising student who will be participating in a study abroad experience. Applicant must be accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program.

Donor Background:

Bill Underwood graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1993 with a degree in political science. He participated in a study abroad program to Honduras as part of an art history grant, and was a swimmer. Bill has a law degree from the University of Oregon and currently works as senior corporate counsel for Target.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter and a letter reflecting on their study abroad experience addressed to Mr. William Underwood in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|International Education - Study Abroad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|







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