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3M Freshman Accounting Scholarship (0870)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming full-time resident freshman that intends to major in accounting and work in the profession upon graduation. A successful applicant for this award must have participated in school or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those high school activities. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Financial need is required.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the 3M Foundation in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|New Students|



Alden Health Care & Senior Living HCAD Freshman Scholarship (2446)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|New Students|



Alice A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship (0758)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to students demonstrating academic promise and financial need as established by the Financial Aid office. Preference will be given to incoming freshmen students. While the recipient should be a student of academic promise, the student does not have to be near the top of their high school graduating class. The award is renewable for three subsequent, sequential years if satisfactory progress is made while maintaining a full-time academic load.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Altobelli Blugold Promise Scholarship (2188)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin or Minnesota, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

This scholarship has a primary preference for an incoming freshman from St. Louis County, Minnesota and a secondary preference for a student planning to study in the College of Business. If neither criterion is met, the scholarship should be awarded to an incoming freshman with declared financial need, regardless of residence or field of study.

$750 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $750 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|Business Administration|Business Communication|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|Health Care Administration|Management|
Student Status:|New Students|



Alumni of Color Network Scholarship (2695)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $1,500 are available.

This scholarship is for students from diverse backgrounds. To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT).

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Andrew & Anna Burish Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2037)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $2,750 are available.

Recipients must have successfully participated in the Blugold beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors, or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and be enrolled as a student in good standing with the university and plans to major in nursing, accounting, or education.

It is the donors' desire to help students majoring in a degree that will lead them to successful employment after graduating. If there are no students planning to major in nursing, education, or accounting and there are other deserving students, the donors would entertain a recommendation from the university regarding other potentially strong candidates for the scholarship.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors/advisors/faculty may require some of the recipients to also complete tutoring/mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. The program directors/advisors/faculty will be responsible for monitoring the tutoring/mentoring activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

The scholarship is renewable for the second year of enrollment if the recipient is meeting satisfactory academic progress and upon the recommendation of the Blugold Beginnings program directors.

Donor Background:

This Scholarship was established in 2010 by Anna and Andrew Burish of Middleton, WI. Both Anna and Andrew are first generation college graduates who value the importance of a college education and the need to have a hand up to future students who aspire to attain a college degree and success in their careers.

Andrew Burish is a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation board and both Andrew and Anna are active volunteers in the Madison area, on behalf of UW-Eau Claire and a range of other organizations.

Thank You Letter Instructions: The scholarship recipients are required to write a thank you letter within 30 days of receiving notification of the award. Notes should be addressed to Anna and Andrew Burish in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Elementary Education|Nursing|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Ann Egeland Blugold Promise Scholarship (2800)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT. Preference will be given to students who have a well-rounded record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Recipients must also come from a hometown with a population of 2,000 or less, with preference for graduates of Iola-Scandinavia High School.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive $1,000 renewal awards for up to three additional years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Arnold "Skip" Widdes Scholarship (6047)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to a first year full-time student. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Skip Widdes in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Arthur Thorson Scholarship (0001)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to worthy students with financial need established by the Financial Aid office. These students should preferably be graduates of North High School in Eau Claire who attend UW-Eau Claire. The award will go to the candidate possessing the highest need combined with academic achievement.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Susan Tietz and Barbara Wathke, nieces of Arthur Thorson, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Barbara Ketcham-Mednick Blugold Promise Scholarship (2186)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

This scholarship has a primary preference for graduate from Green Bay Preble High School who is planning to study in Communications or Journalism. If no student meets this criteria, the scholarship will not be awarded that year and will be available for the next academic year.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|
Student Status:|New Students|



Benedictine Health System Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2449)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to 'Dear Friends' at Benedictine Health System in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|New Students|



Beryl E. Steinbring Keyboard Scholarship (0176)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

Applicants must be accepted into a music major program in keyboard studies in the Department of Music and Theatre Arts. This scholarship is to assist freshmen who show promise as performers.

Financial need may be considered.

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:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Betsy Kell Chancellor's Diversity Scholarship (2595)

Four scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is for incoming students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must have financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient meets the following criteria:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Continued financial need
  • Active participation in learning community on campus
  • Participate in a transformative learning experience
  • Meet regularly with campus mentor
  • Engage with community mentor who recipient has developed a plan of action with
  • Attend annual dinner with other Chancellor's Diversity Leaders recipients, donors, mentors, and university executive leaders

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Bill Appleyard Memorial Scholarship (6044)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students who are active or former military members or dependents of active or former military members.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Bill Appleyard in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Biology Excellence and Opportunity Award (2194)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming or transfer student who has a declared major program in biology. Preference will be given to students in groups traditionally underrepresented in biology.

Financial need is required.

This scholarship can be renewed for up to three years provided the student takes at least 24 credits per year and remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biology|
Student Status:|New Students|



BJ and Bea Farmer Scholarship (2678)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student with financial need.

Provided the recipient maintains good academic standing according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, the award will be renewed for three more years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Achievement Scholarship (UWEC)

This scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students who are first-generation college students or demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office. Candidates must have a minimum of a 21 composite on the ACT (or 1060 SAT) or rank in the top 40% of their graduating class or have a minimum 3.4 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship.

$1,000 award for freshman year. Students who maintain a 3.25 GPA and take 24 credits per year will receive the scholarship for up to three additional years.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Beginnings Learning Community Scholarship (2274)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be low income students from either Thorp High School or Cornell High School who have participated in Blugold Beginnings programming. Award amounts are variable.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship has been created through the generous donations of the Northwestern Bank.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients from Thorp and Cornell should address their thank you letter to The Northwestern Bank in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. All other recipients should address their thank you letter to the Blugold Beginnings Learning Community Scholarship Donors 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:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (1896)

Recipients must have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors may require a recipient to complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. They will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation. There is a variable number of awards.

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:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Blugold Beginnings-Domer Foundation Scholarship (1999)

Three scholarships of $5,000 are available.

Recipient must have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors, or faculty. Recipient must be an incoming freshman accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need.

The donor's preference is that highest priority shall be given to Blugold Beginnings students with disabilities and/or students from ethnic minority groups. If there are no students in the Blugold Beginnings program who meet these preferred criteria, the program should select the most deserving student who demonstrates the greatest potential for success at the University.

The Blugold Beginnings program leaders may require the recipient to also complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. The program directors/advisors/faculty will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

This scholarship is not renewable.

Donor Background:

'Arnie' Domer was a true self-made man. Through years of dedication and effort, he surmounted humble beginnings and many obstacles, eventually working his way to a position of exceptional success and esteem in the Eau Claire community. He and his wife Lois were the founders of Arnie's Ski and Garden Center. He was a hard-driving businessman with a very soft heart, especially for animals and young people. Arnie believed in loyalty, honesty and hard work, and his life was a living example of all three.

Once they achieved their hard-earned success, Arnie and Lois were committed to the goal of reaching back to help young people achieve their aspirations. This scholarship honors and celebrates the life of Arnie Domer through its support of a young person who demonstrates the attributes he so deeply valued.

Arnie died in 2004 and Lois died in 2008.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Trustees of the Arnold and Lois Domer Foundation in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Biomedical Innovator Scholarship at Mayo Clinic Health System (UWEC)

This scholarship is available to a high-achieving incoming UW-Eau Claire student who has indicated plans to pursue pre-medicine or pre-health science aligned with the mission of the Mayo Clinic Health System. Recipients will demonstrate a strong potential for academic success in their undergraduate courses as well as a sincere passion for a career in medicine or health science areas.

The scholarship also provides the recipient with access to a Mayo research experience during their UW-Eau Claire career. As part of the renewal process, the recipient will also be asked to submit a short essay explaining the impact of research on their academic success and career plans. The recipient will be recognized at various activities and programs connected to the UW-Eau Claire/Mayo Research Collaboration and be asked to speak annually about their research and academic activity. At least once during the time when the student holds the scholarship, they will be a guest of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board to present their research.

Recipients who continue to demonstrate commitment to pursuing a degree and career path in the health care or biomedical fields and a 3.5 GPA will be eligible for renewals at $8,000 each year for three more years.

Please note that COVID-19 and flu vaccinations are mandatory for any student activity on Mayo Clinic Health System grounds. Biomedical Innovator Scholars will be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate in activities in Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. A choice not to vaccinate does not affect eligibility for the scholarship, but it will limit the student’s ability to participate in Mayo hosted programming.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Excellence Scholarship (UWEC)

The Blugold Excellence Scholarship recognizes outstanding academic performance. Candidates must have a minimum of a 30 ACT Composite (or 1360 SAT Total). Scholarship renewability is based on maintaining a 3.5 GPA and 30 completed credits at the end of each year.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Fellowship Scholarship (1134)

As a Blugold Fellow you will be joining an elite group of individuals. Blugold Fellows comprise less than 1% of the incoming class and have gone on to be recognized as Goldwater Scholars and even one Rhodes Scholar. Students selected for this scholarship demonstrate a continued thirst for knowledge and are ready to begin faculty-student collaborative research freshman year.

During your freshman year you will be awarded a $1,500 scholarship and a $1,200 work stipend. These awards are renewable during your sophomore year under the stipulation that you maintain a 3.0 GPA during your freshman year and continue to conduct faculty-student research.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Freshman Geology Scholarship (2621)

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to academically talented and motivated incoming freshmen. The awards will promote educational opportunities and encourage gifted academic leaders who are interested in majoring in geology.

Students who are majoring in Geology and have a demonstrated aptitude for the physical sciences will be considered for this scholarship. Candidates must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Preference will be given to candidates who show a strong academic record, involvement in extracurricular activities, and outstanding leadership potential.

These are one-year awards, but if recipients maintain a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, successfully complete an introductory geology laboratory class (meaning one of the following: Earth Science, Physical Geology, Environmental Geology, or Societal Issues in Earth Science), and continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree in geology, they will be eligible to apply for other Geology scholarships for their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by enthusiastic UW-Eau Claire Geology alumni who wish to contribute to the next generation of Blugold geologists!

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

Application:|Geology Freshman Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Incentive Scholarship (UWEC)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $3,000 are available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

This scholarship is renewable for a second year provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.5 and completes 30 credits at the end of the first year.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Materials Scholarship (2584)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This award is offered to incoming freshmen as a special opportunity to participate in a student-faculty research collaboration, as part of a Blugold Fellowship.

Preference is given to Materials Science & Engineering majors, but Materials Science majors are also eligible. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Candidates must be co-awarded a Blugold Fellowship to be eligible for this award.

The recipient must complete a research project with a faculty member in the Materials Science & Engineering program during their first year on campus.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Materials Science|
Student Status:|New Students|



Blugold Opportunity Scholarship (2740)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first-year student from an underrepresented group. The recipient must demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire financial aid office.

The $2,500 award is renewable for a second year provided the student makes satisfactory academic progress with the university.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Bobby Stark Blugold Promise Scholarship (2086)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

The recipient must be between 18 and 22 years of age at the time the scholarship is received.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by William and Diane Stark through the Bobby Stark Foundation. Bobby was born on January 1, 1988, as the youngest son of Bill and Diane Stark. He was a senior at North Canyon High School and was going to graduate in May 2006, but tragically lost his life on February 11 of that year, at the young age of 18.

Bobby was a young man who had a talent for making everyone around him feel better. He had a quick and infectious smile that made everyone who met him feel at home, and he was comfortable speaking with anyone -- whether they were 6 or 70.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Brad and Kathy Hall Blugold Promise Scholarship (2075)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

Two $1,500 awards are available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive a $1,500 scholarship for three additional years.

Donor Background:

Brad Hall graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1998 with a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting and his wife Kathy (Heidt) Hall transferred after her sophomore year to the University of Minnesota to complete a bachelor of science degree in nutrition. Brad is currently vice president and treasurer at Carlson Companies and Kathy is a registered dietician at Hennepin County Medical Center.

Scholarships allowed Brad to focus intently on academics and participate in extracurricular activities including track and field and various academic organizations. Brad and Kathy hope this scholarship will allow others to obtain a first-rate and well-rounded educational experience.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Brady Foust Geospatial Analysis and Technology Double Major Scholarship (2791)

Two scholarships of $8,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to incoming first-year students majoring in geospatial analysis and technology. Recipients are required to have a second major with a preference for mathematics or computer science. Recipients could also have a second major in one of the following academic programs: business, English, French, German, history, economics, political science, biology, or art. Financial need is not a consideration.

The $8,000 scholarship will be renewed for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0 and continues to major in geospatial analysis and technology as well as one of the subjects above.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geospatial Analysis and Technology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Branden Atherton Memorial Music Scholarship (1669)

One scholarship of $8,900 is available.

One award per year to an outstanding music education major from any of the Waukesha or Chippewa Falls High Schools. The recipient shall be selected by the music education faculty scholarship committee. Should there be a year where there are no music education students from Waukesha or Chippewa Falls, the scholarship will not be awarded. It is the donors' intent that the music education faculty view this scholarship as a resource to attract and retain more outstanding and qualified music education majors from these high schools.

Eligible students must be planning to become music teachers, be active participants and leaders in music and teaching, serve as positive role models for their peers, and inspire those around them to higher levels of achievement.

This scholarship may be renewed for additional years, provided the recipient send a letter to the music education faculty scholarship committee requesting the scholarship be renewed and providing additional information on their activities and continued leadership as a music education major.

Donor Background:

Branden Atherton was an outstanding senior music education major and student leader when he was killed on his 24th birthday in the October 16, 2005, collision of a bus carrying Chippewa Falls High School marching band members, teachers, chaperones and family members. This scholarship was established through memorial gifts received as a tribute to Branden's life and his role as a student leader who inspired those around him to great achievement.

Thank You Letter Instructions: As a condition of acceptance, recipients are expected to write an acknowledgement letter in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Business and Estate Advisers Return-to-Learn Scholarship (6059)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to incoming or continuing students who have had a break of at least 2 years in their education. Recipients must intend to begin their education in the business area, may express interest in entrepeneuership, and plan to work in the Barron County area. There is one fall award and one spring award.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Business and Estate Advisers in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



CAK Blugold Promise Scholarship (1965)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,250 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,250 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Calvin King Quayle Theatre Scholarship (2011)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

This scholarship is to assist new or continuing theatre arts students who show promise in theatre arts. Students with financial need are given first consideration.

Donor Background:

Dr. Quayle loved to read and learn and share what he had learned. He was head of the speech and theatre department at UW-Eau Claire and had a great love for the theatre. He acted in plays in high school and designed sets for, acted in, and directed plays in college. He made many contributions to the arts in the Eau Claire community.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Theatre Arts|
Student Status:|New Students|



CARE Center Founders Scholarship (2492)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Available to new, incoming freshman math secondary education majors, with preference given to students who have prior tutoring experience and a passion for helping others be successful in math. This scholarship will be awarded in tandem with employment in the CARE Center.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Financial need is not required.

The funds for this award will only be released to the recipient after meeting with the Mathematics Chair. When you arrive on campus please schedule a meeting with the Mathematics Chair at mathematics@uwec.edu or 715-836-3301.

Donor Background:

Stemming from her love of mathematics and her desire to help everyone succeed in math, Dr. Susan Harrison founded the CARE Center in the Spring of 2010 - a place where one's Confidence in Algebra can be Revived and Energized as tutors and instructors take CARE to Challenge students, Affirm their efforts, Rejoice with them when they succeed, and Encourage them along the way. Dr. Harrison began the practice of hiring incoming secondary education math majors as CARE Center tutors to provide them with the opportunity to Confirm and Assess their desire to teach while Refining and Expanding their tutoring skills.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Care Providers of Minnesota Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2593)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Student Status:|New Students|



Carl and Eloise Pohlad Scholarship (1261)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming full-time freshman from Minnesota with financial need that intends to major in accounting and work in the profession upon graduation. The applicant must have participated in school or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established as a manifestation of the Pohlad's esteem for the department of accounting and finance in preparation of accountants for the profession. In addition, the Pohlad’s wished to recognize the importance of a recipient’s broad range of activities—both academic and non-academic.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Carl and Eloise Pohlad Foundation in care of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|New Students|



Carl and Rhonda Holmquist Scholarship (1934)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Available annually to incoming freshmen who are Jackson County residents and graduates of Black River Falls High School. It will provide financial assistance to full-time students who, through their pre-college academic success and extracurricular activities, have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership to school and community.

Preference will be given to Black River Falls School District applicants although students residing in other districts in Jackson County will be considered after special nomination by the scholarship committee.

Financial need is a consideration, as determined by the counselors who select the recipient. This is a one-year scholarship to be awarded for freshman year only.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Carl and Rhonda Holmquist in 2009. Carl and Rhonda both have undergraduate and graduate degrees from UW-Eau Claire. After graduation, they moved to Black River Falls in 1977 and have spent their entire careers working in the Black River Falls community. This scholarship is evidence of their shared value of higher education.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Carl J. Laurino Blugold Promise Scholarship (2458)

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Carol Krohn Scholarship (2095)

This scholarship will be automatically awarded to incoming Royall High School seniors who are accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire.

This scholarship may be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress. If there are no incoming freshmen from Royall High School and no renewals to previous recipients, the scholarship is to remain un-awarded and will be available again the following year.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Carol Krohn. Carol graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. All her life, she wanted to be an English teacher. She was teaching English and coaching drama at Royall High School when she was killed on the south of Eau Claire on Good Friday in 1972. She was 23 at the time of her death. Scholarship funds were established in her memory at UW-Eau Claire and UW-Stevens Point for Royall High School graduates.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Caroline Welch Blugold Promise Scholarship (1974)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Cassandra Ball Egdahl Music Scholarship (1459)

A variable number of scholarships from $250 up to $4,200 are available.

Recipients must be new freshmen who are accepted into the music program in the department of music and theatre arts.

Donor Background:

In 2004, the Cassandra Ball Egdahl Scholarship for exceptional music students was established with a $25,000 estate gift from Harry Egdahl in honor of his first wife, Cassandra Ball Egdahl, who died in 1957. The fund provides scholarships to students who participate in the UW-Eau Claire Holiday Concert, the university’s annual holiday gift to the community, featuring various UW-Eau Claire music ensembles.

Over his 70-year career in dentistry, Dr. Harry Egdahl was president of the Northwest District Dental Society, regularly attended local and state dental society meetings, and was a member of the “Black” club of dentists  who were skilled in the use of gold foil in dental practice. A native of the Chippewa Bottoms area in Wisconsin, he was a WWI U.S. Army veteran, a member of Eau Claire Lodge 112 F&AM, Eau Claire Scottish Rite, Eau Claire Chapter 36 Royal Arch Masons, Eau Claire Commandery 8 Knights Templar, and a member of First Lutheran Church. He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed fishing in Wisconsin lakes and Lake of the Woods in Canada.

Rebecca Cassandra Ball was born on April 19, 1895, in Harlan, Kentucky. After receiving her college degree at the University of Minnesota, she came to Eau Claire in 1921 as a school teacher where she eventually met and married Dr. Harry I Egdahl. “Cass” Egdahl was especially fond of and talented in music. She enjoyed attending concerts of the Minneapolis Symphony. Her fine voice was adept to a wide variety of music genres of which she often sang and played on the piano. Saturday afternoons found her faithfully listening on the radio to the performances of the Metropolitan Opera.

Dr. Richard H. Egdahl, son of the late Harry Egdahl and Cassandra Ball Egdahl, provided a gift $100,000 to the Cassandra Ball Egdahl Music Scholarship in 2006 as a way to extend his father’s wishes to honor Richard’s mother in this way. Richard Egdahl, a graduate from Eau Claire High School, served in the Naval Reserve during WWII, and went on to graduate with a medical degree from Harvard University Medical School and a doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota. Richard Egdahl has enjoyed a successful career as a surgeon, administrator and researcher at Boston University‘s School of Medicine. He has also served as director of the Health Care Entrepreneurship Program.

The UW-Eau Claire Music and Theatre Arts department is the largest music program in the state of Wisconsin, receiving national recognition annually. The Cassandra Ball Egdahl Music Scholarship continues to help bring exceptional music students to our university.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Richard and Cynthia Egdahl in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Richard is the son of Harry Egdahl, the original donor of this scholarship.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chancellors Academic Excellence Scholarship I (UWEC)

This scholarship will be awarded to incoming first-year students. Candidates must have a minimum of a 28 composite on the ACT (or 1300 SAT) or rank in the top 15% of their graduating class or have a minimum 3.95 GPA to be eligible for this scholarship.

$2,000 award for freshman year. Students who maintain a 3.5 GPA and take 30 credits per year will receive the scholarship for up to three additional years.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chancellor's Scholarship - Transfer (0548)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $2,000 are available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Transfer students will be considered if they meet the freshman qualifications (ACT/SAT and high school rank) and present a transfer cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chancellor's Scholarship (0548)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $1,000 are available.




Chancellor's Scholarship (UWEC)

A variable number of scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 26 composite on the ACT (or 1230 for the SAT) AND rank in the top 20% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.75) to be eligible.

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Charles & Deborah Graupner Blugold Promise Scholarship (1963)

Awarded to outstanding freshman students who have graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW- Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference given to students who are single parents or have experienced other nontraditional pathways to the university.

To be considered, students have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will have the $1,000 award renewed for three more years.

Donor Background:

Charles Graupner graduated from UW-Eau Claire with an economics major and political science minor. He is a partner with the Michael Best & Freidrich law firm in Milwaukee.

Debi Graupner attended UW-Eau Claire for two years and then transferred to UW-Madison, where she earned a business degree. She works as an interior decorator.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|Nontraditional Students|Single Parents|



Charter Bank Blugold Beginnings Learning Community Scholarship (2277)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicants must be low income/diverse population students who have participated in Blugold Beginnings in high school and who are now attending UW-Eau Claire as members of a Blugold Beginnings Learning Community. Preference will be given to students who reside in the Charter Bank service area.

Donor Background:

This scholarship has been made available by Charter Bank of Eau Claire.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Cheryl Cox DeMaio Blugold Promise Scholarship (1948)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman or freshman transfer student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to a single parent.

To be considered, students have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

The student can have a few (30 or less) transfer credits or credits from past enrollment in college.

Two $1,500 awards are available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will be eligible for renewals of $1,500 scholarship for three additional years.

Donor Background:

Cheryl De Maio graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in medical technology and went on to St. John's University, where she earned her master's degree. She works as a researcher at TIAA-CREF in Charlotte, N.C. She credits her professional success to the quality of the education she received at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|Nontraditional Students|Single Parents|



Cheryl Stratton Memorial Blugold Promise Scholarship (2314)

Awarded to a female outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin or Minnesota, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is for a female student from a rural community with a stated interest in pursuing a marketing degree. If no eligible students meet these criteria, the award should be given to a female student with high academic promise and declared financial need.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Management|Marketing|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chris Stevens Blugold Promise Scholarship (2166)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from Kohler High School in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

If no student from Kohler High School meets the criteria, secondary preference will be given to a student from Chaska High School in Chaska, MN.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. The award is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



College of Business Blugold Promise Scholarship (1975)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to a student with a major in the College of Business.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year. If the criteria continues to be met, the recipient will be renewed at $1,500 for their junior year and $2,000 for their senior year. If the criteria is met and the scholarship is renewed, the recipient is required to submit a resume to the Foundation office during their junior year. For their senior year, the recipient must complete a mock job/internship interview and send proof to the Foundation office.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|Health Care Administration|Information Systems|Management|Marketing|
Student Status:|New Students|



Communication Disorders Scholarship (0172)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

All applicants must have received a letter of acceptance into the graduate program in Communication Sciences and Disorders for the fall semester of the current year, and must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Donor Background:

Any questions about this scholarship should be directed to the chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.

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:|Communication Sciences and Disorders New Grad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|New Students|



Community Partnership Scholarship (6000)

Five scholarships of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients with a strong history of community involvement receive preference.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Community Partnership Donors in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Concert Band Scholarship (2675)

A variable number of scholarships from $100 up to $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Director of Concert Bands for student recruitment.

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:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|
Student Status:|New Students|



Connie Bakker Native American Honor Scholarship (2372)

One scholarship of $650 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards.

First preference is for students majoring in education. Priority should be given to students enrolled full-time, but if there are no eligible applicants enrolled full-time, half-time students can be considered.

To be considered, students must be of Native American heritage, rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

Provided the student maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and continues to meet the criteria, the award is renewable for sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



CP Liu and Pamela Pan Biomedical Innovator Scholarship (2804)

This scholarship is available to a high-achieving incoming UW-Eau Claire student who has indicated plans to pursue a degree and career path in the health, human well being, or biomedical field. Recipients will demonstrate a strong potential for academic success in their undergraduate courses as well as a sincere passion for a career in medicine or health science areas.

The scholarship also provides the recipient with access to a Mayo research experience during their UW-Eau Claire career. As part of the renewal process, the recipient will also be asked to submit a short essay explaining the impact of research on their academic success and career plans. The recipient will be recognized at various activities and programs connected to the UW-Eau Claire/Mayo Research Collaboration and be asked to speak annually about their research and academic activity. At least once during the time when the student holds the scholarship, they will be a guest of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board to present their research.

Recipients who continue to demonstrate commitment to pursuing a career in the health or biomedical fields, a 3.5 GPA, and continue to pursue a career path in a healthcare or biomedical field, will be eligible for renewals at $8,000 each year for three more years.

Please note that COVID-19 and flu vaccinations are mandatory for any student activity on Mayo Clinic Health System grounds. Biomedical Innovator Scholars will be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate in activities in Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. A choice not to vaccinate does not affect eligibility for the scholarship, but it will limit the student’s ability to participate in Mayo hosted programming.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to CP Liu and Pamela Pan in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dairy State Bank Scholarship (6021)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients must be from Northwestern Wisconsin and demonstrate school or community leadership and dedication to succeed.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dairy State Bank in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Daniel and Kerry Kincaid Pre-Medicine Scholarship (0328)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to a student who has indicated plans to pursue pre-medicine at UW-Eau Claire. Recipients will demonstrate a strong potential for academic success in their undergraduate courses as well as a sincere passion for a career in medicine.

Recipients who continue continue to maintain a passion for a career in medicine, a 3.5 GPA and approval by the program director will be eligible for renewals at the in-state tuition rate for three more years.

Financial need may be considered, but it is not the main criteria for selection.

Donor Background:

Dr. Daniel and Kerry Kincaid have been generous donors to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Foundation since 1974, consistently supporting their Pre-Medicine Scholarship while supporting numerous other projects at UW-Eau Claire.

The donors intend this scholarship to encourage and motivate students to attend UW-Eau Claire, focus on pre-medicine and develop the educational foundation to ensure the recipients' successful application and acceptance to medical school. They hope that recipients will complete medical school and return to the Chippewa Valley to practice medicine.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|
Student Status:|New Students|



David & Jeanette Suchla Endowed Scholarship (1635)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Made to an outstanding graduating senior with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and financial need from Lake Holcombe or Arcadia High Schools who will be attending UW-Eau Claire the following fall. In odd-numbered years the scholarship will go to a freshman from Arcadia High School. In even-numbered years the scholarship will go to a freshman from Holcombe High School. If no freshman is eligible, then the award will go to a sophomore or upperclassmen from the high school designated to have the award that year.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



David G. and Carol L. Anderson Scholarship (2781)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student who demonstrates a strong commitment to community service through their application essay and other materials.

Donor Background:

David G. Anderson has had a long career as one of Eau Claire’s leading attorneys, retiring as a senior partner of Ruder Ware in Eau Claire. A 1966 UW-Eau Claire graduate, Dave has been an impactful leader in so many areas of the University. He is a former chair of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board, leading it through staff and university leadership transitions. He was instrumental in assisting the Foundation in its early foray into real estate, providing legal counsel through the Blugold Real Estate Foundation’s acquisition of the Priory, development of Haymarket Landing and the early work with the Sonnentag Project.

Dave also has been an instructor in economics and business law at the University. A 1969 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Law School, Dave has been active in legal organizations at the university and through the Wisconsin Bar Association. A review of his service to the community shows he has served as president and/or board chair for many community and service organizations in Eau Claire. Dave received the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association in 2005.

Carol L. Anderson, a Green Bay native, met Dave at the University of Wisconsin where she graduated with a BA in Social Work. She later earned a minor in Library Science (CMED) from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and received the Ursula Emery Award. Upon completing her minor, she worked as a Library Associate at the L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library for 23 years. Carol has been active in the Eau Claire Community Foundation’s Women’s Giving Circle, as well as having been a Past President of the Eau Claire Service League and the P.E.O. Chapter CH. Carol has been involved in volunteer work most of her life. Carol and Dave have been generous supporters of many causes and projects in the Eau Claire Community.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



David Matthew Ver Hagen Memorial Scholarship (0576)

One scholarship of $1,700 is available.

Given to a deserving, capable graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School with a good social conscience and decent grades who demonstrates financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship is offered by Mr. and Mrs. Jan K. Ver Hagen in memory of their son, David Matthew Ver Hagen.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



David Page Teaching and Education Scholarship (2520)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The primary criterion to be used to award this scholarship will be financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards. The recipient must be a declared education major if they are of junior or senior level, or if they are of freshman or sophomore level, they must have an intent to major in this area. Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Donor Background:

The donors, Dana (UW-Eau Claire alumnus) and Patrick Quinlan, have generously made this endowed scholarship possible and have chosen to name this scholarship in honor of Dana’s father, David Page. (Of note is that they also established a second endowed scholarship to honor Dana’s mother, Dian Reichel Page for her career in journalism.) Dana’s father, David Page was a life-long educator whose career spanned both teaching and school administration. Dana values the education she received at UW-Eau Claire and wishes to establish this scholarship both as a way to honor her father and thank her alma mater for the excellent education she received.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dana and Patrick Quinlan, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Denise (Derks) Macenski Blugold Promise Scholarship (2021)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is for a student who has a declared major in the College of Business.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Denise Macenski (Derks) earned her BBA degree from UW-Eau Claire as an accounting major and has an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. She is the Director of Logistics at Zimmer Spine in Minneapolis, MN, where she is primarily responsible for supply chain management. Denise decided to sponsor a Blugold Promise Scholarship to afford a student the same opportunity she was given as a student.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|
Student Status:|New Students|



Derrick Swanigan Memorial Scholarship (2462)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to African American students who have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors may require a recipient to complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. They will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was started by Betsy Kell in memory of Derrick Swanigan who died December 9, 2016. Derrick was director of football operations and player development at UW-Eau Claire from 2012-2015. During his tenure at UW-Eau Claire, Derrick focused on diversifying the UW-Eau Claire football team and providing opportunities to young men from inner cities.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Dian Reichel Page Journalism Scholarship (2521)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The primary criterion to be used to award this scholarship will be financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards. The recipient must be a declared journalism major if they are of junior or senior level, or if they are of freshman or sophomore level, they must have an intent to major in this area. Students must have a GPA of 3.00 or higher.

Donor Background:

The donors, Dana (UW-Eau Claire alumnus) and Patrick Quinlan, have generously made this endowed scholarship possible and have chosen to name this scholarship in honor of Dana’s mother, Dian Reichel Page. (Of note is that they also established a second endowed scholarship to honor Dana’s father, David Page for his career in education.) Dana has chosen to honor her mother in this way because Dian Reichel Page’s career in journalism inspired Dana. Dana also values the education she received at UW-Eau Claire and has established this scholarship to both honor her mother and thank her alma mater for the excellent education she received.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dana and Patrick Quinlan, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Student Status:|New Students|



Diane Elbin Blugold Promise Scholarship (1979)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

First preference is for a student who has served in the military, and a second preference is for a student whose parent has served in the military.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award for first year. Provided a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained, this scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years.

Donor Background:

Diane Elbin is a 1977 UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in special education. She is retired and resides in Deerfield, Ill. with her husband, Gerald, who was an option trader in Chicago and is also now retired.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|Veterans|



Diversity Achievement Scholarship (0546)

A variable number of scholarships of $2,000 are available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Awarded in conjunction with federal and state financial aid grants and/or private scholarships.

Incoming new freshmen enrolled full-time and from historically excluded racial and ethnic populations or are economically disadvantaged are eligible. Priority given to students who have successfully completed the Blugold Beginnings Program.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Diversity Scholars Award (0980)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,000 up to $6,000 are available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. It is awarded in conjunction with federal and state financial aid grants and/or private scholarships. New, entering students who are from historically excluded racial and ethnic populations or are economically disadvantaged are eligible, with priority given to students who have successfully completed the Blugold Beginnings Program. The recipient must be enrolled full-time to receive any award amount.

The award is renewable for an additional three years, for a total of up to $24,000. However, recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least three-fourths of enrolled credits. The Diversity Scholars supersedes other UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships (i.e. Freshman Honors, Diversity Achievement) you may have been previously awarded; the smaller award will be designated to an alternate.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Don and Jan Etnier Hmong Scholarship (1849)

Three scholarships of $1,100 are available.

This scholarship is available to incoming freshman Hmong students who have a strong academic record, show potential for success in college and demonstrate financial need. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the recipient continues to demonstrate academic success. Typically a freshman will be chosen in every even numbered year. For example, a freshman will be chosen in 2016, 2018, and 2020 and the scholarship will be renewed for each student for four years.

Donor Background:

Don and Jan Etnier have assisted the Hmong throughout the Chippewa Valley in numerous ways for more than 30 years. Jan was the first tutor for the first Hmong student to graduate from UW-Eau Claire, who went on to become the assistant director of Multicultural Affairs. Their church has sponsored many Hmong families and helped them resettle to the Chippewa Valley. Don was on the Board of Directors of the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association and was the campaign treasurer for the late Joe Bee Xiong, when he ran for the Assembly in 2004. Jan was on the Christmas Food Committee and persuaded the Salvation Army to provide food that is part of the Hmong diet. The Etniers are true "volunteers".

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Don Henrich & Bruce Gabriel Memorial Scholarship (6052)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students who are active in the community and/or school activities and demonstrate financial need. A high school rank in the top 50% or a GPA of at least 3.00 is desired, but these requirements can be overlooked if effort is evident and other criteria are met.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Don Henrich in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Donald and Evelyn Schwantes Memorial Blugold Promise (2150)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by Financial Aid.

Preference is for a qualified graduate of Neillsville (WI) High School. If no qualified Neillsville graduate is identified, the scholarship should be given to any deserving student from Wisconsin.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dorothea S. Bobb Blugold Promise Scholarship (1720)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

One $1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

The Dorothea Bobb Blugold Promise Scholarship fund was established with memorial gifts received following the death of Mrs. Bobb on June 3, 2006. While she never was able to attend college, she placed a high value on a college education and loved UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Douglas & Kimberlie Meyer-Weisenberger Blugold Promise Scholarship (1982)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

First preference is for a graduate from Ladysmith High School, second preference for a graduate of a high school within Rusk County. If no students are available, the scholarship will remain unawarded.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background

Doug Weisenberger is a 1979 UW-Eau Claire graduate who earned both a business degree, and master's of business administration degree. He works as a financial planner and senior partner with North Star Resource Group in Madison.

Kimberlie Meyer-Weisenberger graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1980 with an art degree.

The couple resides in Oregon, WI, and are proud parents. They see the great value of a college education and want to make sure that a degree is attainable for future Blugolds.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Douglas Weisenberger and Kimberlie Meyer-Weisenberger in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dr Ronald N Satz Memorial Fund (1697)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Preference will be given to a freshman who meets one or more of the following criteria: first generation college student, immigrant to the United States or child of an immigrant, a minority or economically disadvantaged student, or a student who shows evidence of strong commitment to social and economic justice and/or public service. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Donor Background:

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Ronald N. Satz, Provost and Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Dr. Aina Galejs Scholarship (0574)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available to a student of Latvian nationality from the Republic of Latvia who meets the following requirements:

1.) The recipient is an advanced undergraduate or post baccalaureate student with a good academic record at an institution of higher learning in the Republic of Latvia.

2.) The field of study is of importance to the economic rebirth of a democratic Latvia -- such as but not limited to: computer science, environmental protection and management, business administration, the teaching of English and other humanities.

3.) The student has a command of the American English language in order to follow lectures and converse with fellow students and teachers.

4.) The student is willing to participate in social activities with Latvian-Americans, within limits of accessibility.

5.) The student has native-speaker ability in Latvian and a commitment to assist with the instruction of UW-Eau Claire students in the semester in Latvia program before their departure and upon their return.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the family and friends of Dr. Aina Galejs in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|New Students|



Dr. Barbara F. Luebke Women in Journalism Scholarship (2732)

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student with a declared major in journalism. Recipient must demonstrate financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office. Preference will be given to a female student. Secondary preference will be given to a student of color or a first-generation college student.

This $1,500 award is renewable for three additional years provided the student continues pursuing a degree in journalism and remains in good academic standing. Involvement in journalism-related campus activities, organizations, and programming will also be considered.

Donor Background:

Barbara entered UW-Eau Claire in 1967 as a first-generation college student eager to major in journalism. Over four years of classes, cultural experiences, friends and faculty mentors, Barb's campus experience became life-changing. She never wavered from her journalism major and went on to work as a copy editor, arts and entertainment editor, news editor and finally editor-in-chief at The Spectator through 1971. She also took the university's first courses in women's literature and African American literature, and was part of an exploratory course on "minority press." It was here that Barb's academic interest in Native American journalism grew. Barb completed a master's degree at the University of Oregon, studying two Navajo newspapers, and a dissertation at the University of Missouri, writing a biography of Elias Boudinot (editor of the first Native American newspaper, The Cherokee Phoenix, in 1828). Barb later worked as a reporter in Antigo and as an editor of a newspaper in Dekalb, IL. In September 1974, she began her career as a college journalism professor (including three years at her alma mater). Barb retired in 2012 and attributes her education at UW-Eau Claire as the foundation of her professional career and her life.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Student Status:|New Students|First Generation|



Dr. Bruce C. Rhoades and Dr. Katherine A. Rhoades Chancellor's Diversity Scholarship (2754)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

This scholarship is for incoming students from diverse backgrounds. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must have financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient meets the following criteria:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Continued financial need
  • Active participation in learning community on campus
  • Participate in a transformative learning experience
  • Meet regularly with campus mentor
  • Engage with community mentor who recipient has developed a plan of action with
  • Attend annual dinner with other Chancellor's Diversity Leaders recipients, donors, mentors, and university executive leaders

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dr. Donald and Elsa Brinkman Keyboard Scholarship (0823)

A variable number of scholarships from $100 up to $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is to assist freshmen who show promise as performers. Students must be accepted into keyboard studies in the department of music and theatre arts.

Financial need may be considered.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Jane Dressel, daughter of Donald and Elsa Brinkman, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dr. F. J. Scheible Scholarship (0180)

One scholarship of $150 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a current student with a strong academic record and evidence of community service who is a graduating senior from St. Catherine's School in Racine, Wisconsin. If there is no qualified individual from St. Catherine's, a student will be selected from a high school in Eau Claire County.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or have a GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Eberth Alarcon Memorial Scholarship (1736)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Established by Eberth's wife, Dr. Asha Sen, to provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding incoming Latinx freshman interested in a major in mathematics. The recipient, to be selected by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in consultation with math faculty, will demonstrate a passion for a variety of interests in topics as diverse as politics, global affairs, reading, travel and sports.

Financial need will be a primary consideration.

Two letters of recommendation are required, at least one from a high school teacher, addressing the student's mathematical accomplishments, leadership and broad interests.

Donor Background:

Dr. Eberth Alarcon joined the UW-Eau Claire mathematics department in 1995 as a professor. He died in September 2006, after a valiant fight against acute leukemia. Eberth was known for his mathematical talents, energy and passion for teaching, love of games such as basketball and backgammon, and a strong sense for social justice. Friends and colleagues said his generosity and good spirit led him to form lifelong friendships wherever he went. His wife, Asha Sen, is an associate professor of English at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ed and Marla Thompson Scholarship (6045)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students enrolled in at least two performing music classes/ensembles on campus or in the community. To be considered for this scholarship, applicants should include a section in the essay describing their music activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ed and Marla Thompson in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Edith Werdermann Hofrichter Scholarship (1170)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Given to an incoming freshman who has demonstrated excellence as a string musician and has a desire to major in music. The award also may be given to a current student who is a full-time music major and has provided leadership and excellence as a string musician. Participation in the University Symphony Orchestra or the University Chamber Orchestra is required for both incoming and continuing students. The returning student should have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

Donor Background:

Additional contributions to this fund may be made at any time from any source. It is the donors' intent that the award amount increases over time in order to keep pace with tuition levels.

John and Carrie Tietz and Mrs. Lila Branger Tietz established this scholarship in May 1999. Mrs. Hofrichter was the godmother of John Tietz. Lila was a graduate of UW-Eau Claire and Mrs. Hofrichter's cousin-in-law. This scholarship recognizes Mrs. Hofrichter's many years of service in public school education in Wisconsin, her talent as an accomplished violinist and her years as an Eau Claire resident.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Education Blugold Promise Scholarship (2599)

The Education Blugold Promise Scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshmen student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire, demonstrates significant financial need, and is majoring in education.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, are eligible to receive a $1,500 award each year through senior year.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Special Education|Secondary Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Elden M. Amundson Family Scholarship (1156)

One scholarship of $1,900 is available.

First preference for this scholarship will be given to a student from the (former) Taylor School District part of Jackson County. Second preference given to a student from Jackson County and a third preference given to a student who is a resident of Wisconsin. Additionally, preference shall be given, but not limited to, a student majoring in education who has financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Sharon Amundson, daughter of the late Elden M. Amundson, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Eline Haukenes Blugold Promise Scholarship (2153)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is for a student majoring in Nursing.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

One new award of $1,000 and one renewal award of $500 is available annually. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ellen A. O'Neil Blugold Promise Scholarship (2062)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Eric & Rachelle Wan Blugold Promise Scholarship (2217)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Erle and Alice Porter Rounds Scholarship (1056)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Descendants of Erle and Alice Porter Rounds will be given preference for the scholarship and are encouraged to contact Admissions to self-identify by February 1.

Donor Background:

This endowed scholarship is established by Margaret Rounds Verlautz in memory of her grandparents, Erle and Alice Porter Rounds.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Eva L. Santos-Phillips and William H. Phillips Scholarship (2367)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipients must be high achieving students with financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

Applicants are given priority in this order of preference:

  1. Ethnically diverse
  2. Women
  3. First generation college students.

Applicants who align with the highest number of priority areas will receive the greatest consideration in the selection process. If all of these criteria are met and there is one of the qualified students who is in Latin American and Latinx Studies, that student would receive first preference.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Eva Santos-Phillips and William Phillips in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Frances B and Thomas C McIndoe Blugold Promise Scholarship (2019)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$750 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive a $750 scholarship for three more years.

Donor Background:

Frances and Thomas McIndoe both graduated from UW-Eau Claire and valued their studies. Fran earned a master's degree in elementary education and was an elementary school teacher for over thirty years. Tom earned a graduate degree at the University of Minnesota in Public Health and worked in the public health field for over thirty years. They believed in giving back, and that the only way to better one's self is through education.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Francis and Barbara Stauner Family Return-to-Learn Scholarship (6053)

Two scholarships of $400 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to incoming or continuing students who have had a break of at least 2 years in their education and demonstrate dedication and determination to succeed. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. There is one fall award and one spring award.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Barbara Stauner in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Frank McGinnis Scholarship (Barron)

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

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students majoring in the fine arts (theatre, music, or art) with preference given to art majors.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Frank McGinnis in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Freshman Geology Promise Scholarship (2744)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who is majoring in Geology and has a demonstrated aptitude for the physical sciences. Candidates must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Preference will be given to candidates who show a strong academic record, involvement in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership potential.

These are one-year awards, but if recipients maintain a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, successfully complete an introductory geology laboratory class, and continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree in geology, they will be eligible to apply for other Geology scholarships for their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Curt and Laura Peck established this scholarship to enable students to explore and pursue their passion for Geology. Curt (BS - Geology ’77) and Laura (BA – Special ED ’78) were the first graduates from University in their families and recognize the power that furthering one's education can have on their professional lives, personal lives and provides a worldview that benefits others. Curt fondly remembers the Geology Field Camp experience at Cottonwood Canyon, Lovell, WY under the leadership of Dr. Ron Willis in 1976 as a highlight of the application of his Geology education to the “real world” of rock formations.

Curt graduated from Iowa State University (MS – Earth Science ’80) and began a 36-year career with Chevron Corporation where he worked in Exploration Geology, Development Geology, Research, Chemicals, Refining, Marketing and finished his career with their Environmental Management Company. The last 4 years of his career he supported Chevron’s largest asset in Atyrau, Kazakhstan (Tengiz field) as an Environmental Manager to TengizChevroil. That experience was rewarding both professionally and personally as he made life-long friends with the very gracious, dedicated and inquisitive Kazakh nationals he mentored.

Geology taught Curt critical thinking skills and coupled with developing critical listening skills, implementing problem-solving skills and experience/training at Chevron, allowed him to enjoy a diverse and rewarding career.

"Laura and I are pleased to be able to support the dreams and aspirations of future UWEC Geology students as they find their way though life, always remembering that a helping hand always helps more than the recipient understands." -Curt Peck

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

Application:|Geology Freshman Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Freshmen Honors Scholarships-Guaranteed (0543)

Candidates who rank in the top 5% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 28 composite on the ACT (1260 SAT) are guaranteed at least $1,000 scholarship for their freshman year. Students may be selected to receive a higher value award through the scholarship review process.

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Freshmen Honors Scholarships-Potential (0543)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Students are reviewed holistically for the Honors Program. Students who are invited to participate in the Honors Program are awarded a $1,000 scholarship for their freshmen year.

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Friends of Music Scholarship (1192)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship recognizes incoming freshmen for their outstanding talent and career promise in music. Financial need may be considered, but is not required.

All freshmen music majors who have completed their entrance audition are eligible for consideration. Each performance area (keyboard, strings, voice, wind and percussion) will forward their two best candidates from the annual audition pool to a scholarship sub-committee of the Friends of Music Steering Committee.

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:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Geology Opportunity Scholarship (2762)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an academically talented and motivated incoming freshman and may be renewed for three more years. The award will promote educational opportunities and encourage gifted academic leaders who are interested in majoring in geology.

Students who have declared a Geology major and have a demonstrated aptitude for the physical sciences will be considered for this scholarship. Candidates must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Preference will be given to a candidate who shows a strong academic record, involvement in extracurricular activities, and demonstrated leadership potential.

This scholarship is renewable for up to three more years if the recipient 1) maintains a minimum of a 3.2 GPA, and 2) remains on track to complete a Geology major in four years. This entails taking Geol 312 in the fall of the sophomore year and Geol 468 (or a class approved by the department chair) in the fall of the junior year. The student will be eligible to apply for other upper-division Geology scholarships as well.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by a friend of the UW-Eau Claire Geology Department who wishes to remain anonymous.

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

Application:|Geology Freshman Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|
Student Status:|New Students|



George and Ilze Stroebel Blugold Promise Scholarship (2769)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 will receive a $1,000 scholarship for up to three additional years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



George Simpson Geography Incoming Student Scholarship (2534)

Six scholarships from $1,000 up to $1,500 are available.

Six scholarships will be awarded each year. At least one award will give preference to students underrepresented in the discipline of geography (people of color, women).

This scholarship is awarded to academically talented and motivated incoming students who will major in geography and have a demonstrated aptitude for the social and physical sciences. Candidates must show solid academic potential, curiosity in and engagement with the world around them, and outstanding potential to contribute meaningfully to the communities in which they are involved. Transfer students must have complete at least one of the core geography courses (equivalent to GEOG 104, GEOG 111, GEOG 178) at the school from which they are transferring.

Scholarship recipients are expected to complete the four geography foundation classes in their first year at UWEC (GEOG 104, GEOG 111, GEOG 178, GEOG 200).

This is a one-year scholarship but recipients who maintain at least a 3.0 GPA, successfully complete the four geography foundation classes, continue to make satisfactory progress toward a degree in geography, and take at least one additional geography elective or required course in the first semester of their second year will receive a $1,500 second-year scholarship.

Scholarship Information:

These scholarships are supported by the George Simpson Geography Fund.

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:|Geography First-Year and Transfer Students Simpson Fund Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|
Student Status:|New Students|



Gerald & Karen Sundstrom Blugold Promise Scholarship (1941)

Awarded to outstanding freshman students who have graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to an incoming freshman from Durand High School that meets the definition of a nontraditional student, as well as a first generation student.

To be considered, students have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

The Sundstrom Blugold Promise Scholarship was established by Gerald and Karen Sundstrom in 2009. Gerald majored in business administration and mathematics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1964. Karen majored in elementary education and graduated in 1963. Gerald passed away unexpectedly shortly after establishing this scholarship, and memorial gifts in his memory were added to the fund in hopes of endowing the scholarship.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|Nontraditional Students|



Gerry and Kenneth Wing Scholarship (0026)

Two scholarships of $650 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to students who have shown high academic achievement and exhibit significant financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mrs. Phyllis Cornwell, sister to Geraldine Wing, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Giese Blugold Promise Scholarship (2038)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$750 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $750 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

This Blugold Promise Scholarship is given in honor of Gerald and Patricia Giese, long time supporters of UW-Eau Claire. Though not graduates themselves, Gerald and Patricia Giese encouraged their children to pursue higher education, and several of their children and grandchildren are UW-Eau Claire graduates. This scholarship extends support to other students in need.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Gladys Miller Scholarship (Barron)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients must be in the top 33% of their high school class or possess a high school GPA of at least 3.30, show solid academic preparation and have participated in extracurricular/leadership activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Gladys Miller in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Glenn & Sue Palmer Blugold Promise Scholarship (1985)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

This scholarship has a first preference for a student from the Ladysmith area, a second preference for a student from the Prairie Farm area, and a third preference for a student from a Northern Wisconsin area. If no students match these criteria, any student who has financial need and is eligible academically will be considered.

Two $1,000 awards are available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Glenn and Sue Palmer both graduated from UW-Eau Claire. Glenn earned his mathematics degree in 1961, while Sue graduated from the College of Education in 1959. The Palmers are retired and live in New Jersey. Glenn and Sue are lifelong learners and enjoy traveling internationally.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|
Student Status:|New Students|



Grace Lau Opportunity Scholarship (2615)

Three scholarships of $2,500 are available.

The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student. Preference will be given to women going into STEM fields. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and continues studying a STEM field, the recipient will receive $3,000 their sophomore year, $4,000 their junior year, and $4,500 their senior year.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Grace Walsh Scholarship (0019)

A variable number of scholarships up to $5,000 are available.

Open to outstanding student competitors of the nationally-ranked Forensics Team. Sixty percent of the annual scholarship funds are to be awarded to incoming members and forty percent of the scholarship funds are to be awarded to returning members who meet eligibility requirements.

Donor Background:

Grace Walsh joined the faculty at Eau Claire Teachers College in 1944. The first debate topic was, “Should F.D.R or Dewey be elected in November?”. By 1945 she was sponsoring both high school and college tournaments and her students were participating in national competitions. Walsh would be very proud that these high school and college tournaments continue today at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Professor Walsh and her forensics students organized annual summer institutes for high school students, the first in Wisconsin. She coached many students who won or placed among the top competitors at the Interstate Oratorical Contest, the oldest intercollegiate forensics contest in the United States.

Over the years Walsh coached many remarkable students who went on to enjoy successful careers. Walsh was a legend among forensics students and their coaches across the United States. She was one of the first women to hold a position of authority in a National Forensics Organization. Grace is also founder of one of the eleven events performed today on the college circuit. She wrote the rules and the event description of the event known as Communication Analysis.

Professor Walsh retired in 1980 and died in 2000. Until the time of her death, she enjoyed being visited by UW-Eau Claire forensics students. The Grace Walsh Scholarships continue to be supported by both alumni who worked with Grace and alumni who support the forensics program and the directors who came after Grace. The Grace Walsh Tournament held the second full weekend of February at UW-Eau Claire honors her. Today the outstanding forensics program at UW-Eau Claire continues to follow many of the traditions and success founded by Grace Walsh while accepting new challenges and creating new traditions.

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:|Forensics Scholarship Application for New Team Members|Forensics Scholarship Application for Returning Team Members|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
Program/Activity:|Forensics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Grafton School District Faculty UW-Eau Claire Alumni Scholarship (1883)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be Grafton High School seniors who are accepted to UW-Eau Claire. Financial need is not required but may be taken into consideration.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was conceived and funded by several UW-Eau Claire alumni who are now teachers and counselors at Grafton High School. This unique scholarship is the first of only two at the University created and sponsored by the teachers in the high school where it will be awarded.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Grafton High School scholarship sponsors in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Gregory and Megan Schmidt Blugold Promise Scholarship (2802)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who is underrepresented, under-served, has financial need, and is pursuing a major in the College of Business.

One $2,000 award is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive a $2,000 scholarship for three additional years.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|Accounting|Business Administration|Finance|Health Care Administration|Management|Marketing|Entrepreneur Program|Information Systems|
Student Status:|New Students|



Hable Scholarship (1754)

Two scholarships from $750 up to $900 are available.

The recipient must be an accepted student with demonstrated financial need. The preference is that the recipient be a graduate of Bloomer High School. If there is no qualified applicant, then the recipient can be selected from any school district in Wisconsin.

This scholarship is renewable for sophomore year only.

Scholarship Background:

Created by Robert Hable in honor of his mother, Anona, who received her two-year teaching certificate from Eau Claire State Teacher's College. She taught first in the Stanley school district and then got married. After her children were older, she picked up her teaching career in the Bloomer school district. Nona was a life-long educator and the Hable Scholarship is in recognition of the importance that education had to Nona. Other family members, like Robert, also have their degree from UW-Eau Claire and it is the family's desire to establish this fund to encourage Bloomer High School students to pursue their baccalaureate degree.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Hannah M. Greenhill Scholarship (1285)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman who graduated from high school in either Barron or Dunn counties and has financial need. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. If a traditional student from Barron or Dunn County is not available to receive a scholarship, consideration may be given to a transfer student from the Barron County two-year campus who has maintained a B+ GPA and has financial need.

This scholarship is renewable up to three years for the recipient selected as a freshman provided the student maintains a B+ GPA. Only one student a year will receive the scholarship, so if a student is renewed for the scholarship in the sophomore, junior and senior years, no new recipient will be selected during these years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Hazel Mc Gowan Scholarship (0042)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

The scholarship(s) shall be awarded to students possessing high academic achievement.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Helen M. Saykally Science Scholarship (0058)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Available to students attending Lakeland High School, with a preference for students from Lake Tomahawk. The student must plan to study in one of the fields of physical sciences.

Renewable for three additional years, for a total of four years.

A Faculty Scholarship Committee at Lakeland High School will select the recipient with collaboration with the UW- Eau Claire Development office.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Herbert and Eleanor Sack Memorial Scholarship (0179)

One scholarship of $850 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a worthy incoming freshman for the coming academic year who has declared a major in history. Priority will be given to those students who rank high in their graduating class and have demonstrated scholastic ability through high ACT or SAT scores.

If no appropriate freshman student is identified, the award may be offered to a continuing history major.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Student Status:|New Students|



Herlihy Nontraditional Women of Substance Scholarships (1807)

Five scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must be outstanding nontraditional women who are incoming students to UW-Eau Claire. Financial need will be considered but is not required for a recipient to be awarded this scholarship. Academic and personal qualities can both contribute in determining outstanding students.

The award is renewable for three additional years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|Nontraditional Students|



Hium Blugold Promise for The Future (2028)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by Financial Aid.

First preference for a student of color from southeastern Wisconsin and a secondary preference for a student of color from the state of Wisconsin. If no student meets the first or second preferences, the scholarship should be awarded to another student meeting the general Blugold Promise criteria.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive $1,500 awards for three additional years.

Donor Background:

Darla Hium, who obtained a BA political science in 1978, considers herself fortunate to have parents that expected her and her sisters (JoAnn - BA Psychology, 1970, and Peggy - BSW, 1974) to earn college degrees. Darla knows that her education opened many doors in her life. But most importantly, she knows that her time at UW-Eau Claire helped solidify a lifelong commitment to social justice and equality. That commitment continues in this scholarship, which helps minority and economically disadvantaged students receive a UW-Eau Claire education. If it breeds a commitment to social justice and equality as well, all the better!

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Honors Fellowship (0543)

The Honors Fellowship supports highly motivated students who are committed both to learning and to improving their communities—to putting their knowledge into action in the world. Honors Fellows demonstrate resilience, a passion for service and leadership, and dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Honors Fellows form a close community of mutual support within the larger University Honors Program and receive extensive, regular mentoring from the honors director and honors faculty. They also receive all benefits associated with the University Honors Program, including access to special discussion-focused, interdisciplinary courses reserved only for honors students, an invitation to join the Honors Living Learning Community, as well as special opportunities for research, teaching, and leadership. Each cohort of Fellows receive mentoring and funding to collaborate on a campus or community project during their first year.

Fellows are awarded a $2000 scholarship, which is renewable for a second year, if the Fellow maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA, completes 30 credit hours, and completes HNRS 100 as well as two honors courses during their first year.

All students invited to join the University Honors Program are eligible to apply. Interested students who have not received an invitation to the Honors Program may still apply for the Honors Fellowship; their applications will first be reviewed for admission to the Honors Program.

Application:|Honors Fellowship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|
Program/Activity:|Honors|



Howard and Sara Miller Blugold Promise Scholarship (2632)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School and has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, plus leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general, a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

A $2,500 award is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will be eligible for $2,500 renewals for three more years.

Donor Background:

Howard Miller was born and raised in rural Chippewa Falls and graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School in 1965. He attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for one semester before entering the United States Marine Corp in 1966. After his discharge from the Marine Corp in 1970, Howard enrolled again at UW-Eau Claire and graduated in 1973 with a BBA degree in Accounting and moved to Milwaukee to pursue his accounting career, retiring in 2012. He now serves on several Milwaukee area non-profit boards and looks back fondly on his time at UW-Eau Claire.

Howard clearly remembers the supportive environment he encountered at UW-Eau Claire after serving in the Marine Corp and believes it substantively contributed to his overall success at both UW-Eau Claire and in his career as an Accounting and Financial Executive. He hopes his Blugold Promise Scholarship will provide graduates from Chippewa Falls Senior High School with a lifelong connection to UW-Eau Claire in the same way his connection was so important to him at a very formative time is his life.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Hugh and Diane Jones D.C. Everest Blugold Promise Scholarship (2726)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from D.C. Everest High School in Schofield, Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire financial aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class, have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), and have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

First preference is for a student pursuing a major in the College of Business. If there are no candidates majoring in the College of Business, a student pursuing any other major may be awarded.

A $1,000 award is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 will receive $1,000 renewals for three more years.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Huls Hope Scholarship (2541)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman student who has come out of the foster care system or is part of the LGBTQ community. Preference will be given to students from the Chippewa Valley. Preference will also be given to students majoring in a field related to health and human services.

Financial need is required. The scholarship is renewable for three more years.

Donor Information:

This scholarship is funded by the Huls Endowment Fund at the Community Foundation of Chippewa County.

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

Application:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



International Scholarship/Remission (Waiver)

The range of awards is from $2,000 to $6,000 and is available for international students (excluding students in Minnesota who qualify for reciprocity) who are admitted as degree-seeking students.

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:| Admissions - International Students Only Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|New Students|



James & Jeanne Erickson Quigg Blugold Promise Scholarship (1978)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

James Quigg graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1968 with a business administration degree. He is the owner and managing director of The Tax Reduction Group. Jim and his wife Jeanne reside in Costa Mesa, CA.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



James Larson & Vicki Lord Larson Blugold Promise Scholarship (1661)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

This scholarship has a preference for a student graduating from a high school in Northern Wisconsin, especially in the Tomahawk or Prentice areas.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general, a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

One $1,250 award is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will have the $1,250 scholarship renewed three more years.

Donor Background:

Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, was a Chancellor Emerita. She received her bachelor's, masters, and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She met her husband Jim while they were both students at UW-Madison. Both were strong supporters of higher education and the advancement of research in a chosen discipline. Jim, who passed away in 2004, was her source of support and encouragement throughout her career. Vicki passed away in 2019.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Local Blugold Scholarship (2466)

Two scholarships of $1,250 are available.

Incoming freshman students must have an ACT of 25 or greater (or SAT equivalent), and be in the top 25% of their high school class (or a 3.5 GPA if class is unranked) at point of admission. Eligible students must graduate from one of the high schools located within a 30 mile radius of UW-Eau Claire. Home-schooled students who live within a 30 mile radius of campus should contact the Admissions office to discuss eligibility.

The scholarship will be renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.25.

Donor Background:

Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, was a Chancellor Emerita. She received her bachelor's, masters, and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She met her husband Jim while they were both students at UW-Madison. Both were strong supporters of higher education and the advancement of research in a chosen discipline. Jim, who passed away in 2004, was her source of support and encouragement throughout her career. Vicki passed away in 2019.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jan Stoll and Mike Stoll Scholarship (6028)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to and incoming or continuing student who is a graduate of Rice Lake High School with an average to good academic record. School and/or community involvement is preferred. Financial need is required.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is sponsored by the family of the late Jan Stoll and Mike Stoll.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the family of Jan and Mike Stoll in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jane and Robert Salinger Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2013)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

The recipient of this scholarship must have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisers or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors or advisers may require the recipient to complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. They will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

This scholarship is renewable for the second year of enrollment if the recipient is meeting satisfactory academic progress and has the recommendation of the Blugold Beginnings program directors.

Donor Background:

Jane Salinger graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in communication sciences and disorders. She currently is very involved in a variety of philanthropic and volunteer opportunities including travelling to Haiti twice per year to help provide eye glasses to children and adults. Jane's husband Bob is a psychiatrist at UW-Madison.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Janet Voeks Blugold Promise Scholarship (2323)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 20% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 28 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain a GPA of 3.3 by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jerry & Sharon Ehrmeyer Scholarship (1752)

Two scholarships from $1,000 up to $1,500 are available.

At least $1,000 shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduate of Beaver Dam High School who is planning on attending the UW-Eau Claire. The successful applicant shall demonstrate solid academic achievement as well as a wide range of interests, characteristics and behaviors that, in all probability, will lead to a successful collegiate career. Candidates must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class to be eligible.

If there are two students of equal merit, financial need will be the determining factor.

Two awards of $1,000 are available. One award is given to an incoming freshman, and the second is used for a renewal for sophomore year, if good academic standing is obtained by the end of freshman year.

Donor Background:

Jerry Ehrmeyer graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1960 and 1962, then served as an assistant professor of psychology from 1971-78 and was an assistant director of Career Services from 1978 until his retirement in 1996. He died on December 15, 2005, from pancreatic cancer.

Jerry's life focused on his family and friends and his many diverse and changing interests. He exemplified a Renaissance Man, with a voracious appetite for reading and an insatiable curiosity to learn about and explore new places, concepts and ideas. He had the unique ability to touch a wide variety of people, from young to old, in a very special way. He was known for his humor and for the guidance he provided for liberal arts undergraduate students.

Dr. Sharon Ehrmeyer is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the clinical laboratory science/medical technology program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The Ehrmeyers' deep love of and respect for higher education will live on through their sponsorship of students from their hometown. Dr. Ehrmeyer honors Jerry's memory by creating and funding this scholarship. The scholarships are endowed, meaning they are funded to exist in perpetuity.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jerry Longridge Blugold Biomedical Innovator Scholarship (2747)

This scholarship is available to a high-achieving incoming UW-Eau Claire student who has indicated plans to pursue a degree and career path in the health, human well being, or biomedical field and will be majoring in biology or nursing. Recipients will demonstrate a strong potential for academic success in their undergraduate courses as well as a sincere passion for a career in medicine or health science areas.

The scholarship also provides the recipient with access to a Mayo research experience during their UW-Eau Claire career. As part of the renewal process, the recipient will also be asked to submit a short essay explaining the impact of research on their academic success and career plans. The recipient will be recognized at various activities and programs connected to the UW-Eau Claire/Mayo Research Collaboration and be asked to speak annually about their research and academic activity. At least once during the time when the student holds the scholarship, they will be a guest of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board to present their research.

Recipients who continue to demonstrate commitment to pursuing a degree in biology or nursing, a 3.5 GPA, and continue to pursue a career path in a healthcare or biomedical field, will be eligible for renewals at $8,000 each year for three more years.

Please note that COVID-19 and flu vaccinations are mandatory for any student activity on Mayo Clinic Health System grounds. Biomedical Innovator Scholars will be required to provide proof of vaccination to participate in activities in Mayo Clinic Health System facilities. A choice not to vaccinate does not affect eligibility for the scholarship, but it will limit the student’s ability to participate in Mayo hosted programming.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Biology|Nursing|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jerry Longridge Blugold Promise Scholarship (2749)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire, is majoring in biology, and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$2,500 award available for freshman year. Students will receive a $2,500 award for three more years provided they remain in good academic standing and continue to pursue a major in biology.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jerry Longridge Chancellor's Diversity Scholarship (2748)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is for incoming students from diverse backgrounds who are majoring in nursing or biology. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must have financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient meets the following criteria:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Continued financial need
  • Active participation in learning community on campus
  • Participate in a transformative learning experience
  • Meet regularly with campus mentor
  • Engage with community mentor who recipient has developed a plan of action with
  • Attend annual dinner with other Chancellor's Diversity Leaders recipients, donors, mentors, and university executive leaders

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Nursing|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jerry Young Tuba and Euphonium Scholarship (2386)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Will be awarded to an incoming freshman music major, specifically a tuba or euphomium player, who has auditioned for and been accepted to UW-Eau Claire and the Department of Music and Theatre Arts.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jim and Holly Trester Scholarship (2760)

One scholarship of $2,275 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman that is pursuing a major within the College of Business. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Preference will be given to students with a well-rounded record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. Financial need is required.

The $2,275 award is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and continues to pursue a major in the College of Business.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jim Zimmermann Blugold Promise Scholarship (2245)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



John & Diann Honadel Blugold Promise Scholarship (2214)

The Honadel Blugold Promise Scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin or Minnesota, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the Act (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background

John Honadel graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1990 with a degree in Accounting. Diann (Dommel) Honadel also graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1990 with a degree in Organizational Communications. They met as juniors at Eau Claire and married two years after graduating. Diann used her Spanish minor working for two large companies before they started a family. John is a partner with Wipfli, LLP, a Top-25 accounting firm. Diann and John treasure their college experiences at UW-Eau Claire and welcome the opportunity to help others create their own UW-Eau Claire memories.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



John “Blackie” & Dolores O’Brien Memorial Scholarship (6054)

Two scholarships from $500 to $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students who has participated in athletics or extra-curricular activities and is pursuing a degree in English, Physical Education or Education and demonstrates financial need. A high school rank in the top 60% or a GPA of at least 2.50 is required.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to O'Brien Donors in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Student Status:|New Students|



John D. Lassek Scholarship (1190)

Two scholarships of $1,100 are available.

This scholarship is to provide support and encouragement to a student with demonstrated financial need who is working hard to meet their potential. It is the donors' wish that students with average grades be considered. Financial need is the key factor in awarding the scholarship, NOT academic standing. Recipients must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards. It is to be awarded to applicants who are not receiving any other form of scholarship support.

First preference will be given to a student entering UW-Eau Claire through the Student Success Center (formerly known as Collegiate Bridge), and second preference to a student who is a member of Delta Sigma Phi.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by David and Patricia Lassek, in memory of their son John Lassek, who died in a car accident in 1999.

Thank You Letter Instructions: The recipient is asked to send an acknowledgement to David and Patricia Lassek in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Student Success Program Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



John Kell Memorial Blugold Promise Scholarship (1648)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

The John Kell Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in memory of John Kell, a 1973 UW-Eau Claire graduate and community leader, following his death in a motorcycle accident on August 5, 2005.

John was an exemplary Blugold and leader. He and his family have provided generous support for many campus projects including the Kell Container Corporation Undergraduate Research Award, the John Kell Football Endowment Fund and the Carson Park Turf Project. John led by example, believing that because his family had been so fortunate, giving back to others was simply the right thing to do. John excelled at figuring out what was important in life and then living in a way that reflected those values. This fund is a tribute to his leadership and his memory.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Johnson Bank Scholarship (6029)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients must be from Northwestern Wisconsin and demonstrate school or community leadership and dedication to succeed.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Johnson Bank in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jon S. and Kathleen M. Ballou Blugold Promise Scholarship (2723)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. Preference for this award will be given to an underrepresented, first-generation college student with high financial need.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. The award is renewable for up to three more years provided the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Jon Ballou graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1989 with a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing. His wife, Kathy Ballou, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1991 with a bachelor of liberal arts degree, majoring in international relations and a minoring in Russian studies, and from the University of St. Thomas in 1994 with a master's degree in international management.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|First Generation|



Joseph and Anne Romano Blugold Promise Scholarship (2233)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients will be awarded an additional $1,000 renewal scholarship for their sophomore year if they maintain good academic progress.

Three awards of $1,500 each available for freshman year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Josh and Barbara Meeks Scholarship (2654)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to an incoming freshman student at UW-Eau Claire from a diverse background.

The scholarship is renewable for three additional years.

Donor Background:

Josh and Barbara Meeks are glad they can give a student attending UW-Eau Claire a little financial help to attend such a wonderful university. Josh is originally from Park Falls, WI and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1993 with a degree in Business Communications. Barbara grew up in the Los Angeles, CA area. She earned her undergraduate degree in 1992 from Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, NC) and received her J.D. from Wake Forest University Law School in 1995. They live in the Charlotte, NC area. Both currently work at the same law firm in Charlotte. Josh has worked at Moore & Van Allen PLLC for over 17 years as the firm’s Benefits Manager. Barbara joined the firm in early 2019 as a Partner. Prior to that she worked at Wells Fargo for 19 years as legal counsel achieving the title of Assistant General Counsel.

Josh and Barbara hope the recipient of this scholarship loves the college experience as much as they did and wish the student the best in their life pursuits!

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Karl and Judith Schmid Scholarship (6030)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students majoring in mathematics, natural science, or engineering (with preference given to mathematics). Recipients must have completed beginning calculus course (MAT 221 or equivalent) with a minimum grade of B- or have completed the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam with a minimum score of 3.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Karl and Judith Schmid in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Karlgaard Computer Science Scholarship (1353)

15 scholarships of $5,000 are available.

This scholarship is open to individuals pursuing baccalaureate degrees at UW-Eau Claire in computer science. Preference shall also be given to graduates of Rice Lake and Viroqua high schools, if qualified applicants are available from those areas.

All Karlgaard scholars are expected to make satisfactory progress toward a degree in computer science and maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Recipients must be U.S. citizens. They must also collaborate with a UW-Eau Claire computer science faculty member to produce at least one scholarly publication and/or formal presentation external to UW-Eau Claire in each of the junior and senior years, giving proper recognition to UW-Eau Claire Computer Science Department. Provided these conditions are met, the award is renewable for up to three additional years.

Donor Background:

David and Marilyn Karlgaard have fond memories of UW-Eau Claire because they met here. David Karlgaard, a Rice Lake native, graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1967 with degrees in math and physics. He was co-founder, CEO and president of PEC Solutions Inc., an internet technology-consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA, which was acquired by Nortel Networks in 2005. Dave is retired, but continues to serve on boards of directors of several companies in the Washington area, and has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. Marilyn, a Viroqua native, attended UW-Eau Claire from 1965-1968. She is a retired human resource manager.

From 2002-2007, the Karlgaards served as the national campaign chairs of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign. Their total outright and planned gifts of more than $5 million have been transformational. In addition to the Karlgaard Physics Scholarship, they established the Karlgaard Math Scholarship, which together were recognized as the first Centennial Campaign scholarships endowed at the $100,000 level in honor of UW-Eau Claire's Centennial.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to David and Marilyn Karlgaard and deliver it to or send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|Computer Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kasper Family Political Science & Law Scholarship (6031)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students currently enrolled in or having successfully completed at least one political science course. Recipients must have plans to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Legal Studies, Pre-Law, or Criminal Justice within the UW System. Academic success will be considered.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Eric Kasper Family in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Katherine (Chick) Stauffer Scholarship (6055)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients must be in the top 33% of their high school class or possess a high school GPA of at least 3.30, show solid academic preparation and have participated in extracurricular/leadership activities. There is a preference is for science, math, or social science majors.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Katherine Stauffer in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kathy Pilcher & C.B. 'Jerry' Pilcher Blugold Promise (1751)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from Unity High School in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin and has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire.

To be considered, students must have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities. Students should rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), however primary consideration will be given to students with significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

The Pilcher Blugold Promise was established by Ken Pilcher '72 to honor the memories of his father, C.B. "Jerry" Pilcher, and his sister, alumna Kathy Pilcher.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Keith & Charlotte Donnermeyer Blugold Promise Scholarship (1961)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference given to a student with a major in the College of Business.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

The Donnermeyers are 1975 graduates of UW-Eau Claire who now reside in Sacramento and San Francisco, CA. Keith Donnermeyer, an accounting graduate, is a partner with Deloitte & Touche, an international provider of financial services, and Charlotte, a biology graduate, works in family services in Sacramento.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ken & Mary Smith Blugold Promise Endowment (2103)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive a $1,000 award for three more years.

Donor Background:

The Smiths both graduated from UW-Eau Claire in the early 1970's. Ken Smith majored in accounting and is a financial consultant for Shell Oil Co. Mary Smith majored in English.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ken and Mary Smith Durand Opportunity Scholarship (2624)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to an outstanding graduate of Durand High School who demonstrates financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for three more years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA and takes 30 credits per year, ensuring they are on track to graduate in four years.

Donor Background:

The Smiths both graduated from UW-Eau Claire in the early 1970s. Ken Smith majored in accounting and is a financial consultant for Shell Oil Co. Mary Smith majored in English.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kevin & Christine Keane Blugold Promise Scholarship (1992)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$2,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $2,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Kevin Keane graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1987 and his wife, Christine (Smith) Keane, graduated in 1988. Kevin is the senior vice president of American Beverage Association in Washington, D.C. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Journalism Award and the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kevin and Linda Steiner Scholarship (1888)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is available to an incoming freshman from West or East High School in West Bend, Wisconsin. If no eligible freshman exists, the scholarship may be awarded to an upperclassman originally from West or East High School. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

The $1,000 award is renewable for sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship has been established by Kevin and Linda Steiner. Kevin Steiner completed his master's of business administration and Linda received her BS in Medical Technology at UW-Eau Claire. Kevin is the President and CEO of West Bend Mutual Insurance Company.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kevin F. and Kristin M. Smith Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2381)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipients must have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors may require a recipient to complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. They will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

One award of $1,000. This award is renewable in the second year if the recipient meets satisfactory academic progress and has been recommended by the Blugold Beginnings program director.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Kevin F. and Kristin M. Smith Blugold Promise Scholarship (2210)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the Act (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Kimberly & Bruce Underwood Blugold Promise Scholarship (1976)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from Altoona High School or Augusta High School, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), and have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

This scholarship has a preference for a student planning to study in the College of Business. If there are no qualified students planning to study in the College of Business, the scholarship can be awarded to a qualified student of any major.

$1,250 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain a GPA of at least 3.0 will received the award for up to three additional years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Knight Foundation Journalist of Promise Scholarship (1696)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is intended for the top five multicultural high school students who have attended the Journalism and Beyond summer camps, have been accepted at UW-Eau Claire, and are enrolled in the prescribed journalism course curriculum.

Recipient would receive an initial scholarship for the freshman year and then be eligible to receive larger scholarships in subsequent years if they meet certain eligibility criteria.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship is intended to support career mentoring and professional activities for the recipients while they attend UW-Eau Claire as undergraduates. Increasing the scholarship after the freshman year provides an incentive for the students to remain focused and set goals. The Knight Foundation believes that if the recipients come to UW-Eau Claire, immediately become involved, participate in special activities designed for them, and continue to receive special mentoring from the journalism professionals who were their mentors at camp, they will graduate well-prepared for careers in journalism.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Student Status:|New Students|



Larry Ozzello Freshman Accounting Scholarship (0263)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming full-time, resident freshman who intends to major in accounting and work in the profession upon graduation. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in school or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

Financial need is required.

This scholarship is nonrenewable.

Candidates must have a minimum composite ACT of 25 (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class, or a GPA of 3.5, to be eligible.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the family of Dr. Larry Ozzello in care of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|New Students|



Larry Solberg CSD Graduate Student Scholarship (1956)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

All applicants must have received a letter of acceptance into the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders, and must have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Preference will be given to a graduate student who is from an underrepresented group in the field of speech-language pathology. These groups include ethnic/racial minorities, LGBTQ students, students with disabilities, or male students.

Donor Background:

This fund was established by alumnus Dr. Larry Solberg, a former UW-Eau Claire CSD faculty member and department chairperson.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Larry Solberg in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Forward the letter to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.

Application:|Communication Sciences and Disorders New Grad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|New Students|



Launch Scholarship (UWEC)

Five scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who were nominated by their high school counselor to help launch their educational journey.

High school counselors will be sent a call for nominations in September via email. Counselors must submit nomination letters by February 1 for primary consideration and April 1 for secondary consideration.

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 - Barron County Foundation, in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|No application required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Life Care Services Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2498)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Life Care Services LLC, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Student Status:|New Students|



Lisa Stark and Thomas Misfeldt Blugold Promise Scholarship (2711)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office. Preference will be given to a Native American or African American student.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. The award is renewable for up to three more years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Lisa Stark and Thomas Misfeldt in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Local UW-Eau Claire Barron County Scholarship (UWEC)

Five scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who graduated from one of the high schools located within a 40-mile radius of UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. (Home-schooled students who live within a 40-mile radius of campus are also eligible.) Eligible students must have a composite ACT of at least 21 or rank in the top 50% of their graduating class (or have a 3.0 high school GPA if class rank percentile is unavailable).

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 - Barron County Foundation, in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Lois M. Pelekoudas Blugold Promise Scholarship (2320)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing will receive $1,000 renewals for three additional years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Lorraine Missling Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA) Scholarship (0120)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is awarded by a selection committee composed of: Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state advisor or a representative as selected by the PBL Executive Board. FBLA state advisor or a representative as selected by the FBLA Executive Board. Eligible recipients must currently be members of Wisconsin Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA). Must be of senior standing at the secondary level. Preference may be given to a business education major, but it is not required.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Alvera Peterson, the sister of the late Dr. Missling, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:||
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Louise Pederson Gillette Memorial Scholarship (1647)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office. To be considered, students must be female, rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration. Preference is for students from a Wisconsin farm or a rural community. If there are no applicants who meet these criteria, the highest priority shall be for female students from anywhere in Wisconsin with significant financial need. This scholarship is intended to be renewed as long as the recipients continue to maintain financial need and maintain good academic standing.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Carol Davids, Mrs. Gillette's niece, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|
Student Status:|New Students|



Lunda Charitable Trust Scholarship (1866)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

Available to two incoming freshmen each year who are Jackson County residents and graduates of Black River Falls High School. Recipients are full-time students who, through their pre-college academic success and extracurricular activities, have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership to school and community. Applicants must rank in the upper 25 percent of their high school senior class following completion of the seventh high school semester.

Preference will be given to Black River Falls School District applicants although students residing in other districts in Jackson County will be considered after special nomination by the scholarship committee.

Need is not a determining factor but will be a factor in calculating the level of support.

This scholarship is a one-year scholarship to be awarded for the freshman year only.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mark Cosby & Kathleen Corsi Bioinformatics Scholarship (2790)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student accepted to UW-Eau Claire who will be majoring in bioinformatics.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Bioinformatics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mark Cosby & Kathleen Corsi Blugold Biomedical Innovator Scholarship (2790)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student accepted to UW-Eau Claire who will be participating in the Blugold Biomedical Innovator program through the Health Careers Center and is not already receiving an Innovator Scholarship through the program.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mark Cosby & Kathleen Corsi College of Business Scholarship (2790)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student accepted to UW-Eau Claire who will be pursuing a major in the College of Business.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|Accounting|Business Administration|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|Health Care Administration|Information Systems|Management|Marketing
Student Status:|New Students|



Mark Cosby & Kathleen Corsi Neuroscience Scholarship (2790)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming first-year student accepted to UW-Eau Claire who will be majoring in neuroscience.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Neuroscience|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mark of Excellence Scholarship (0548)

The Mark of Excellence Scholarship is intended to recruit and retain students enrolled at UW-Eau Claire. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) or rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible for this award. This scholarship recognizes students who have challenged themselves academically and achieved excellence.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mary Jane and William M. Quinn Memorial Nursing Scholarship (2642)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student studying nursing. The student must be a Nurse Scholar in the University Honors program.

The scholarship is renewable for three more years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing according to the standards of the University and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is admitted to the nursing program at the end of their first year, and continues to pursue a degree in nursing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2019 by Nancy Quinn in memory of her parents who valued higher education. It was established to support nursing students at UW-Eau Claire in achieving educational goals. Nancy grew up in Wisconsin Rapids. She chose UW-Eau Claire for her gift due to its impressive nursing program and also because of her strong family ties to Central Wisconsin.

Nancy received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1972 from the College of Saint Teresa, Winona, Minnesota which is now closed. She initially worked as a staff nurse on a medical-surgical unit. She then worked as a staff nurse at Visiting Nurse's Association in San Francisco. She received a Master of Science in Nursing and Adult Nurse Practitioner Certificate from University of California, San Francisco in 1982. She began work as an NP in 1982 in Primary Care Clinics in San Francisco. Between 1992-2019 she worked as an NP at Stanford Health Care in outpatient Oncology Clinics. Stanford Health Care is the Hospital and Clinics associated with Stanford University. She retired from her role as an Oncology NP from Stanford in December 2019. She and her husband live in Mountain View, CA.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mary Jo Quinn Endowed Blugold Promise Scholarship (2374)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

Preference is for a student who wants to be a Special Education teacher.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$2,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $2,000 scholarship renewal for the sophomore year.

Donor Background:

From a very early age, Mary Jo Quinn wanted to be a special education teacher. When she was 13, she became a volunteer at the State Institution in Madison. After graduating from UW-Eau Claire, Mary Jo was a special education teacher for seven years in Loyal, Wisconsin and Littleton, Colorado. She is now an Investment Attorney for Allstate Insurance Company.

Mary Jo Quinn was raised in a large family in Madison, Wisconsin. With six children in her family, everyone who wanted a college education or an advanced degree had to work to pay for it, so she understands how stressful it can be to work and study at the same time. She chose to support this scholarship in order to provide the opportunity for a student to spend more time participating in his or her college experience, studying, and having fun!

Thank You Letter Instructions: Thank you letters should be addressed to Mary Jo Quinn in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Mary Laschinger Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2507)

10 scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must be low income incoming high school or sophomore students who are participating in Blugold Beginnings learning communities. Financial need must be demonstrated. This scholarship is intended to provide support for the recipients' academic goals, participation in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage and mentoring activities.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship has been created through the generous donations of Mary Laschinger.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|Immersion Experience|
Student Status:|New Students|



Materials Science and Engineering Excellence Scholarship (1345)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming or transfer student who has declared a major or expressed an interest in materials science and engineering or materials science. Preference will be given to students in groups traditionally underrepresented in engineering.

This scholarship will be renewed for a second year provided the student completes 24 credits their first year, including MSE 221, Chem 109, and Phys 231, and maintains a resident GPA of at least 3.0.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Materials Science|
Student Status:|New Students|



Matt and Lori Rowe Blugold Promise Scholarship (2761)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

One $1,000 award is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will have the $1,000 scholarship renewed three more years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Matthew and Lisa Lilla Blugold Promise Scholarship (2719)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. Recipients must be pursuing a major in the College of Business.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. The award is renewable for up to three more years provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA.

Donor Background:

Matt Lilla graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2003 with a bachelor of business administration degree with a minor in marketing. His wife, Lisa (Wopat) Lilla, graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. Matt is currently vice president at ALDI Food Market and Lisa is a part-time substitute elementary school teacher and a full-time mom of three. Matt and Lisa met at UW-Eau Claire and were engaged on the bridge overlooking the Chippewa River at sunset. Eau Claire will always be a special place in their hearts.

UW-Eau Claire provided Matt and Lisa a chance to attend college without taking on huge debt and they hope these scholarships will allow others to enjoy the same excellent academic experience with less financial burden.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Matthew Beasley Blugold Inclusion Scholarship (2775)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman accepted to UW-Eau Claire. Preference will be given to students who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Financial need is not required, but may be considered.

Donor Background:

Matthew Beasley '04 established this scholarship in 2021 to provide support and inclusion of underrepresented students specifically from the LGBTQ+ community. UW-Eau Claire was the catalyst in preparing Matthew for a successful career in international business both in the U.S. and Europe.

Matthew received his BA in organizational communication from UW-Eau Claire and an MA in communication from Fairfield University. Initially told, due to a learning difference, that he wouldn't make it in college, UW-Eau Claire took a chance on him and gave him the opportunity, as well as the building blocks, for his career focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. His scholarly research has focused on organizational development, specifically diversity and inclusion in the workplace. He was the recipient of the UW-Eau Claire Outstanding Recent Alumnus Award in 2010. Matthew is committed to creating access and opportunity for diversity through equity and inclusion.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considred, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



McCain Foods Scholarship (6042)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to a first year full-time student in good academic standing who is actively involved in extracurricular and/or community activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to McCain Foods in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Melissa & Emily Schmeisser Blugold Promise Scholarship (1968)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire, and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will be eligible to receive a $1,500 award for three more years.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established by 1977 graduates Steven and Mickey Schmeisser in memory of their daughters Melissa and Emily, who lost their lives in an automobile accident in May 2005. Melissa had planned to attend UW-Eau Claire for Pre-Med studies.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Pre-Medicine|
Student Status:|New Students|



Michael A. and Michelle L. Johnson Blugold Promise Scholarship (2423)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Mike and Michelle Johnson met as undergraduate students at UW-Eau Claire, where they received degrees in eduation: Mike in English and Michelle in Elementary Education. Both also earned Master of Education Professional Development degrees as well. They have gone on to dedicate their careers to education.

Mike has taught and coached at several schools, including Fall Creek, Rice Lake and Eau Claire Memorial High Schools. He went on to become a principal at River Falls Middle and High Schools. Michelle is an instructor at Lake Middle School in Woodbury, MN.

Mike earned All-American honors at UW-Eau Claire, helping lead the Blugolds to a runner-up finish at the NAIA National Tournament in 1990. He was inducted into the Blugold Hall of Fame in 2008.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Michael and Vera Jansen Scholarship (1990)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Available to incoming freshmen students who are accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire or UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. One scholarship is to go toward a graduate of Lake Holcombe High School, and the other to a graduate of Flambeau High School. Applicants must have financial need. The recipients will be selected by the scholarship committees of each high school based on academic achievement and greatest need.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship fund was established by seven children of Michael and Vera Jansen, four of whom attended UW-Eau Claire, in honor of Michael and Vera's 60th wedding anniversary.

Michael joined the Navy when he was 17 and served in the Philippines during World War II. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in industrial arts education. After again serving stateside in the Navy during the Korean conflict, he taught industrial arts and driver's education at Holcombe and Flambeau High Schools. Vera attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, majoring in nutrition. She was a homemaker, managed the family farm and worked and volunteered at Willard Elementary School in Holcombe.

This scholarship was established to honor Michael and Vera Jansen's efforts in helping their children obtain a college education.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



MJOS Blugold Promise Scholarship (2380)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. $1,000 renewal available for up to three additional years provided recipient maintains good academic standing.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Nancy B. and Anthony G. Schuster Blugold Promise Scholarship (2799)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

Preference will be given to students from western Wisconsin.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$2,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will have the $2,000 award renewed for up to three additional years.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Nancy Hedlund Phillips Scholarship (2643)

One scholarship of $4,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who is a graduate of Luck High School. The recipient must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to a student with financial need.

If there is no student from Luck High School who meets this criteria, the award will be given to a student graduating from another high school in Polk County.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient remain in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Nancy Hedlund Phillips is a 1966 graduate of Luck High School. From there she went to Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. She graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance. Upon graduation she took a position with First National Bank of St. Paul starting in the Audit department and moving on to several other positions. In 1988 she took a position with Mercantile Bank in St. Louis, MO in the Systems department. She retired in 1998.

Nancy and her husband Tim were married in 1972. They want to give back to their respective high schools and colleges by providing scholarships to students that might otherwise not be able to attend a college without the assistance of some financial support. They hope that this aid enables someone to pursue a career they will enjoy.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Student Status:|New Students|



Nancy McKinley Scholarship (1994)

Four scholarships from $500 up to $1,000 are available.

All applicants must have received a letter of acceptance into the graduate program in communication sciences and disorders for the fall semester of the current year, and have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy McKinley, who was a 1974 graduate of UW-Eau Claire. She was founding owner of Thinking Publications, one of the largest publishing houses in the country specializing in books and materials for speech-language pathologists and other related professionals. She received the UW-Eau Claire President's Award in 2001 as well as numerous state and national awards.

This fund was originally established with the primary support of SpeechPathology.com.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Stacy Williams, President of SpeechPathology.com, with a copy to Linda Schreiber in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Forward the letter to the CSD Graduate Coordinator.

Application:|Communication Sciences and Disorders New Grad Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|New Students|



Natalie Mosey Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2696)

Five scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is available to incoming freshman students accepted into the Blugold Beginnings program. The recipient must demonstrate financial need.

The scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and remains involved with Blugold Beginnings.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Nell Dawson Gough Memorial (0037)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The scholarship shall be awarded to students possessing high academic achievement.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Patricia Rooney, granddaughter of Nell Dawson Gough, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Norman Danielson Scholarship (1034)

Two scholarships of $900 are available.

Awarded to a graduate of Boyceville High School who can exhibit evidence of involvement in school or community activities, employment, or familial responsibilities. Although not precluded as recipients, the scholarship is not designed to reward the top academic achievers but rather students who are accepted at UW-Eau Claire, who have led active lives, worked hard, and have the potential for success in a university setting. Preference is given to students who may be directing their studies toward the hard sciences or business. Students should be able to demonstrate an ability to pursue goals with a singular purpose, despite distractions or adversity.

Renewal of the scholarship is automatic for one additional year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Norman C. Danielson is a graduate of Boyceville High School and UW-Eau Claire. He has created and funded this scholarship to encourage and support students who are graduates of Boyceville High School.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Oak Park Place HCAD Freshman Scholarship (2455)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Student Status:|New Students|



Out-of-State Scholarship/Remission - Transfer (Waiver)

Candidates for the Out-of-State Scholarship/Remission - Transfer must have a transferable college GPA of 3.5. Students must reside in states other than Wisconsin or Minnesota and be considered non-residents for tuition purposes.

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Out-of-State Scholarship/Remission (Waiver)

Guaranteed award of at least $2,000 to out-of-state students (excluding residents of Minnesota due to reciprocity) who meet the basic scholarship eligibility criteria (ACT of 25+ and top 25% of graduation class or GPA of 3.5 if class is unranked).

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Pablo Foundation Chancellor's Diversity Scholarship (2594)

Eight scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is for incoming students from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and must have financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient meets the following criteria:

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Continued financial need
  • Active participation in learning community on campus
  • Participate in a transformative learning experience
  • Meet regularly with campus mentor
  • Engage with community mentor who recipient has developed a plan of action with
  • Attend annual dinner with other Chancellor's Diversity Leaders recipients, donors, mentors, and university executive leaders

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Panzigrau Opportunity Scholarship (2622)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student. First preference is for a student from Stratford High School. If there are no qualified candidates from Stratford High School, the scholarship will be awarded to a student from Edgar High School. If there are no qualified candidates from either of these schools, the scholarship should be awarded to a student from a school with a graduating class of less than 100.

Preference will be given to students with financial need.

The scholarship will be renewed for $1,000 for a second year provided the student remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Paul & Magdalena Reith Blugold Promise Scholarship (1984)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is for a student from Stanley-Boyd High School.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Paul Reith majored in economics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2002. He is a senior consultant with Blend Labs, Inc. of San Francisco and lives in Madison with his wife, Magdalena, who is a nurse.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Paul and Francine Crownhart Blugold Promise Scholarship (2131)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

Preference is for students pursuing a math or science teaching degree.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$750 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $750 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background

"When I entered UW-Eau Claire as a freshman in the fall of 1970, it was my intent to be a high school math teacher. When I graduated in May 1974, the only slight change was that I had picked up a minor in computer science, and felt that teaching both math and computer science would be a great combination. My back-up plan was to pursue a job in Information Technology if it didn't work out to be a teacher. As it turned out, there were virtually no teaching jobs available in 1974, and I ended up following my back-up plan by pursuing a career in Information Technology in Bloomington, Illinois. However, during my 38 year IT career, I did get a chance to use the teaching degree, both by spending two years teaching new IT employees at my company in a three month training program, and also by teaching a couple of computer science classes at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Based on my life-long love of teaching and the need during this time in our country's history for an increased focus on math and sciences in our children's education, my wife Fran and I are providing this scholarship for a student pursuing a math or science teaching degree." -- Paul Crownhart

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|Secondary Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Peg Dewane (Holloway) Scholarship (2600)

Three scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship is for incoming students from diverse populations with financial need.

Recipients must be a graduate of a high school in Milwaukee County, with preference given to students who graduated from Divine Savior High School, Dominican High School, Marquette High School, Messmer high School, Pius High School, St. Joan Antida High School, St. Thomas More High School, or a high school in the Milwaukee Public Schools system.

The scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Michael D. Holloway studied Journalism, among other subjects, at UW- Eau Claire from 1970-74. Michael’s father Gordon Holloway was a factory worker and his mother Peg Dewane Holloway clerked at a local Milwaukee publishing house. Michael grew up in Milwaukee in a three-family home in the then Irish community of Merrill Park.

Early in her life Michael’s mother purchased savings bonds to help pay for a small portion of college for Michael. Like many students, Michael had little financial or family help and graduated with student debt.

In 1985 Michael started a small real estate company. Life went well. To honor his mother Peg Dewane Holloway, Michael has established this scholarship. The goal is to help make it easier for a student from the Milwaukee area to become successful.

The most important lesson Peg taught her son Michael was to be truthful and to be fair. It has served him well in life and in business.

Michael’s preference is that you work hard, have fun and stay curious.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Peter & Julieanne Fremstad Blugold Promise Scholarship (1716)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will be eligible for renewals for three more years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Peter Sirianni Sr. Memorial Scholarship (0098)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a UW-Eau Claire student from Barron County, Wisconsin, with satisfactory academic work and good moral character.

Persons receiving this award are encouraged within five years after graduation to restore to the fund the amount of the award they received, in order that others may have the same benefit.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Peterson Family Blugold Promise Scholarship (1939)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

First preference would be an incoming freshman from Altoona High School, second preference would be for an incoming freshman from Strum, and third preference would be an incoming freshman from Mondovi. If there are no qualified incoming freshman from these schools, the scholarship will go to an incoming freshman from the Chippewa Valley.

To be considered, student must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$5,000 award available for freshman year. Award is renewable for up to three additional years provided the recipient maintains good academic standing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by James and Pamela Peterson in 2010. Jim is a 1985 graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a degree in business administration. Jim also has a Ph.D. in finance and economics from Louisiana State University and is currently retired after a career in academia and as an executive in the financial services industry. Jim and Pam want to provide support to students through this scholarship so that money becomes less of an obstacle to receiving a high quality education.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Philip and Marilyn Knuf-Frederic H.S. Scholarship (1304)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

Awards will be made to two graduating seniors from Frederic High School who will be attending UW-Eau Claire or UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. If there are not seniors from Frederic High School attending UW-Eau Claire or UW-Eau Claire - Barron County, one or both awards may be renewed to a current recipient. In order to be considered for renewal, current recipient must make re-application with the Frederic High School scholarship committee by April 1st of the prior academic year. If two Frederic High School seniors receive the scholarship awards, the renewal application(s) will not be considered.

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:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Power of AND Scholarship (System)

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT).

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:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ralph E. Duxbury Biological Sciences New Student Scholarship (0952)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $8,830 are available.

Awarded to an incoming biology or bioinformatics major who is an exceptional academic student. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 15% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.85) to be eligible. Because Mr. Duxbury's lifetime was spent in biology research, a slight preference is given to a top student who may be leaning toward a career in research or headed toward graduate studies in biology.

In the event of a tie, financial need will be considered, but it is not required.

Donor Information:

Ralph Duxbury was a retired educator, a World War II veteran, an avid traveler and a longtime supporter of his alma mater. He grew up in Eleva, WI as the son of a drugstore owner. While attending UW-Eau Claire, he was the editor of The Spectator, a member of the Science Club and president of the Lutheran Student Organization.

In 1943 Ralph graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a teaching degree, with plans to become a science teacher. Instead, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a bombardier. Upon his discharge, Duxbury became a parasitologist, conducting research on the role of parasites in malaria. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research outside Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years.

Ralph held the belief that science is a fundamental ingredient in sustaining an exceptional university. Towards the end of his life he made a $1 million gift to the University, along with a $1 million estate gift which will largely benefit the department of biology. Ralph's generosity will create transformational opportunities for the immediate and long-term future.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Bioinformatics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Randee and Michael Carney Mayo Research Fellowship (2623)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a high-achieving incoming UW­ Eau Claire student who is interested in pursuing a health-related career aligned with the mission of the Mayo Clinic Health System. The recipient must have a strong academic record and must meet eligibility criteria consistent with automatic admission to the University Honors program.

The $2,000 award is renewable for three additional years, provided the recipient maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA, demonstrates interest in pursuing a post­ baccalaureate credential (e.g., MD, DNP, PhD, etc) in a health-related discipline, and is actively involved in the UW-Eau Claire-Mayo Research Collaboration. As part of the research expectation, the scholarship also provides the recipient with access to a Mayo research experience during their UW-Eau Claire career. The research opportunity could be fulfilled through the Mayo Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) or Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) programs, or through a collaborative research project between UW-Eau Claire faculty and Mayo staff. As part of the renewal process, the recipient will also be asked to submit a short essay explaining the impact of research on their academic success and career plans.

The recipient will be recognized at various activities and programs connected to the UW-Eau Claire/Mayo Research Collaboration and be asked to speak annually about their research and academic activity. At least once during the time when the student holds the scholarship, they will be a guest of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board to present their research.

Donor Background:

Dr. Michael Carney, UW-Eau Claire's associate vice chancellor of academic affairs and professor of chemistry, and his wife Randee, have been generous benefactors to the University for more than 30 years. Professor Carney, a 1983 UW-Eau Claire graduate, enjoyed a successful career in industry before returning to his alma mater to teach and provide academic leadership. He and Randee have established a scholarship and supported many initiatives on campus. Professor Carney also is a member of the UW­-Eau Claire Alumni Association and Foundation boards and will serve as president of the Alumni Association from 2019-21. They are members of the Foundation's 1916 Society in the Circle of Excellence.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Rath Foundation Academic Scholarships (1282)

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract and retain highly academically qualified students to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

To be eligible for this award, students should have maintained an overall minimum GPA of 3.8 in high school, finished in the top 5% nationally on the composite ACT; applied to UW-Eau Claire within two years of high school graduation; and be a college freshman (or sophomore or junior in the case of Wisconsin college transferees) intending to seek admission to the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.

Preference shall be given to Wisconsin residents, though non-residents are eligible if no Wisconsin residents of equivalent quality are available.

The award is renewable for $17,445 for up to four years contingent upon satisfactory grades of a cumulative GPA and major/minor GPA of 3.0.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Arts and Sciences|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ray and Valeria Moullet Scholarship (1852)

Two scholarships from $6,000 up to $7,300 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding graduate of Bloomer High School who shows great potential for success and a passion for learning. The applicant must be accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and determined eligible through the Financial Aid office.

The applicant must write an essay explaining their academic and career aspirations and how this scholarship makes their education possible from a financial perspective.

A student must demonstrate financial need but not qualify for financial assistance through grant eligibility.

This scholarship is renewable for the sophomore year, provided the student performs well academically during the freshman year. Financial Aid will confirm eligibility of the sophomore student.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Barry and Christine Moullet, originally from Bloomer, in honor of Barry's deceased parents, Ray and Valeria Moullet. Valeria grew up in Bloomer and graduated Salutatorian from Bloomer High School. Ray and Valeria ran the local bakery for 40 years.

Barry Moullet is a 1983 UW-Eau Claire graduate and an executive with Darden Restaurants.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Raymond & Tamara Skwierczynski Blugold Promise Scholarship (1972)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to a first generation college student.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

One $1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Ray and Tamara Skwierczynski are both 1984 graduates of UW- Eau Claire. Ray was a chemistry and math major, and Tamara earned her degree in Business Finance.

The Skwierczynskis have been donors to their alma mater for 25 years and are members of the Blue and Gold Society in the Circle of Excellence. They live in Massachusetts with their two daughters.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Rebecca L Johnson Blugold Promise Scholarship (2058)

Scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Rebecca Johnson majored in mathematics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1968. She is a senior financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial in Tucson, AZ.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Red Cedar Scholarship (UWEC)

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to incoming first-year students. To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) and have demonstrated academic strength and leadership.

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 - Barron County Foundation, in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Rice Lake Rotary Club Scholarship (6037)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year full-time students. Recipients must be in the top 33% of their high school class or possess a high school GPA of at least 3.30, show solid academic preparation and have participated in extracurricular/leadership activities. Recipients must be from Rice Lake or surrounding communities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Rice Lake Rotary Club Members in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Rice Lake Utilities Scholarship (6041)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for full-time first year or continuing students in good academic standing. Recipients must reside in the Rice Lake Utilities service area. Academic achievement, extracurricular activities and community service may be considered.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Rice Lake Utilities in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Richard & Carol Fulwiler Blugold Promise Scholarship (1962)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background:

Dr. Richard Fulwiler graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in chemistry in 1961. He is president of Technology Leadership Associates of Cincinnati, a consulting firm specializing in increasing individual effectiveness and building organizational capability in the health, safety and environmental arena. After 28 years with Proctor & Gamble, he retired as director of Health & Safety-Worldwide. Fulwiler is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Richard and Jane Hibbard Memorial Scholarship (0014)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating scholastic achievement and/or financial need established by the Financial Aid office, although need is not necessarily a factor.

Donor Background:

Richard Edwards Hibbard and Jane Mooney Hibbard were both graduates of Eau Claire State Teachers College (1932 and 1934 respectively). They met during their student days. Upon leaving Eau Claire, Dr. Hibbard went on to earn Master's Degrees from Northwestern University (Political Science) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Diplomatic History) and a Ph.D. from Northwestern (Political Science). He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He taught at Anatolia College, Salonika Greece, and Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. During World War II he served with the Office of Strategic Services and the US Department of State, Washington D.C. Jane went on from Eau Claire to teach High School English and Chorus for five years before her marriage to Richard in 1939.

The Hibbards returned to Eau Claire in 1947 when Dr. Hibbard was hired at the College as a veteran's counselor and instructor in political science. He returned to government service from 1953-1955 in Washington D.C. At the end of that time he again returned to Eau Claire to become the Director of Admissions followed by Dean of Instruction, Vice-president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. He led many committees and worked closely with other administrators, students, and the community as the university grew and changed rapidly.

Dr Hibbard also had a deep sense of civic responsibility. He was elected to the Eau Claire City Council in 1957 serving four terms including president in 1963-65. He was active in his church, in the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Trustees and in Rotary International. In October, 1971, Dr. Hibbard became the acting President and later the Interim Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1972 as Dr. Hibbard and Jane prepared to leave the Homecoming Dance, he had a heart attack. He died on October 17, 1972, and the campus went into mourning. A service "In Remembrance and Recognition of the Life and Person of Richard Hibbard" was held on October 19 in the Zorn Arena. The humanities building which was under construction was named the "Richard E. Hibbard Humanities Hall." Jane continued her active interest in and support of the students and faculty at UW-Eau Claire. She died in Eau Claire in 2004.

The Alumni Scholarship- Richard and Jane Hibbard and the Richard and Jane Hibbard Memorial Funds were established to honor the lives of two remarkable alumni who provided outstanding, selfless service to the University.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Sarah Hanson and Elizabeth Isaacson, daughters of the Hibbards, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Robert L. Brown Blugold Promise Scholarship (2130)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Robert Lipert and Nivedita Pandit Sciences Blugold Promise Scholarship (2646)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office. To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class, have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), and have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

Primary consideration will be given to an underrepresented minority and/or female student who plans to major in chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, computer science, materials science, or pre-professional health.

This $1,000 scholarship will be renewable for three additional years provided the recipient maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Robert Lipert and Nivedita Pandit in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Health Careers|Materials Science|Mathematics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Roger Groenewold Scholarship (0050)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer student approved for admission and show great potential for contribution to theatre performance or technical theatre. Recipient must be a theatre major or minor.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

Donor Background

This scholarship is made possible by Roger Groenewold, retired Director of Admissions at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Audition Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Theatre Arts|
Student Status:|New Students|



Rose Pribil Scholarship (1762)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

This scholarship is open to an outstanding student from Wisconsin with good potential for success. Financial need is the primary consideration.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Sally Fischer Scholarship for Minority Women (2533)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for minority students, including LGBTQ students, with first preference for a student from Wisconsin.

The scholarship is renewable for up to three more years provided the student maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Donor Background:

Sally Fischer was a 1976 graduate of UW-Eau Claire who majored in English and minored in Speech. She established this scholarship to help deserving minority women successfully complete their degree at UW-Eau Claire.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Scott & Jody MacDougal Blugold Promise Scholarship (1967)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will be eligible to receive the $1,000 award for three more years.

Donor Background

Scott MacDougal and his wife, Jody Schuhart, own and manage Cornerstone Billing, a niche billing and software company located in Lincolnshire, IL. Scott is a 1980 UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in journalism, with minors in Business and Speech. He was president of the journalism society SDX, and active with several other student organizations, as well as The Spectator.

Scott and Jody have two daughters, both of whom received scholarship support from their chosen schools. They decided to provide support for the Blugold Promise Scholarship to help students get needed support to attain a college degree - which will be critical to achieving their life's goals and aspirations.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Scott MacDougal and Jody Schuhart in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Sentry Insurance Foundation Scholarship (0656)

Eight awards of $2,500 each are available annually for this scholarship.

The Sentry Insurance Foundation will award two scholarships to incoming freshmen to promote educational opportunities and encourage gifted academic leaders who have chosen to major in any of the following disciplines: business administration, business economics, computer sciences or IS, accounting, finance, management, marketing, mathematics (actuarial science) or health care administration.

Candidates must rank in the top 15% of their graduating class and show a record of involvement in extracurricular activities, community activities, charitable organizations and other endeavors that indicate significant leadership and outstanding leadership potential.

Financial need will be considered on an informal basis, especially in a tie-breaking situation.

The scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.3 or above, and continues to pursue a degree in one of the areas listed above. Students who will not be attending for the full academic year in their final senior year are not eligible to receive the full amount of the award.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Actuarial Science|Business Administration|Computer Science|Finance|Health Care Administration|Information Systems|Management|Marketing|Mathematics|
Student Status:|New Students|



Stephen Thomas Blugold Promise Scholarship (2717)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. The award is renewable for up to three more years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Steve Olson Blugold Promise Scholarship (2789)

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the student and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office. To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes, have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), and have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

One scholarship of $1,000 is available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, will receive a $1,000 scholarship for up to three additional years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ted and Valeria Lipinski Blugold Promise Scholarship (1783)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

This Blugold Promise has the preference for a student that grew up on a Wisconsin farm. If this preference cannot be met, the second preference is a student from a rural part of Clark County.

A first generation student is also preferred but not required.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,000 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

This endowed scholarship was established by Neil Lipinski and Joanne Pappas in memory of Neil's parents and the values they instilled in their children on the importance of receiving an education.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Neil Lipinski and Joanne Pappas in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Thomas & Mavis J Gunderson Blugold Promise Scholarship (1715)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire, and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

Preference is given to an applicant who is a first generation college student.

Three $2,000 awards are available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



Thomas & Susan Shannon Blugold Promise Scholarships (2106)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$1,200 award available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,200 scholarship their sophomore year.

Donor Background

Thomas and Susan have very fond memories of Eau Claire and their time spent learning and experiencing college life.

Thomas Shannon graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1982 with a major in business administration-accounting. He worked for a CPA firm in Eau Claire for over four years and then became a CPA himself. He then began his career with John Deere Financial in Madison where he is now a compliance officer.

Susan (Kuhl) Shannon graduated in 1984 with a dual degree in regular education Kindergarten through 8th grade, and special education K-12. After graduation, Susan taught in Catholic schools in the Eau Claire area for two years before starting to teach in the public schools in the Madison area. She is currently a Special Education teacher at De Forest High School.

Thomas and Susan want to provide support through this scholarship, so students can worry a little less about money as they start their college careers.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Thomas and Susan Parks Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2410)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

Recipients must have successfully participated in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program and be recommended by one of the program directors, advisors or faculty. Recipients must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and have financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

The Blugold Beginnings program directors may require a recipient to complete tutoring or mentoring activities during the year in which the award is made. They will be responsible for monitoring this activity and determining if the recipient has fulfilled their obligation.

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

Application:|Not Available|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|New Students|



Tom and Karen Lansing Scholarship (2165)

Two scholarships from $500 up to $1,000 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

First preference for each award is for students who are descendants of Tom and Karen's parents, Richard and Ann Lansing and Francs Markotic. Descendants must contact Admissions to self-identify by February 1st.

One award has a second preference for a student from West Allis Central High School, and the other award has a second preference for a student from Prentice or Phillips, WI, or Price County, WI.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

Two $1,000 awards are available for freshman year. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year, if they continue to demonstrate financial need.

Donor Background:

Dr. Thomas Lansing graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1978 with a degree in general science in education. He then completed his dentistry degree at Marquette University in 1982. Dr. Lansing is a retired dentist, inventor, and successful entrepreneur.

Karen Lansing graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in design and communications in 1978 and completed her MBA in 1987 at St. Thomas.

The Lansings enjoy spending time traveling and at their cabin.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Tom and Susan Touchett Blugold Promise Scholarship (1998)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of their college education will receive primary consideration.

$2,500 award available for freshman year. Recipients who maintain good academic standing according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire will receive a $2,500 scholarship for three more years.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Tom and Susan Touchett Hmong Scholarship (2427)

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

Shall be awarded to an undergraduate Hmong student with limited financial means as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards. Preference is given to first-generation college students and students with high FAFSA verified financial need. The scholarship is available for freshmen through senior level students.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|New Students|



UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Promise Scholarship (UWEC)

Eight scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who have graduated from a Wisconsin high school and demonstrate financial need.

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 - Barron County Foundation, in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



UWEC-BC Faculty Diversity Scholarship (6039)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to first year or continuing full-time students. In order to be considered for this scholarship applicants should include a section in the essay explaining how they will enhance the campus' diversity. Financial need will be taken into consideration.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Faculty in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



UWEC-BC Foundation Board Return-to-Learn Scholarship (6061)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to incoming or continuing students who have had a break of at least 2 years in their education and demonstrate initiative. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. There is one fall award and one spring award.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Members of UWEC-BC Foundation in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



UWECBC Proud Scholarship (UWEC)

Four scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to incoming first-year students who were enrolled in and completed college coursework from UW-Eau Claire - Barron County while in high school with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Eligible students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class or have a 3.5 high school GPA if class rank percentile is unavailable.

Proud to continue the tradition of commitment to education!

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 - Barron County Foundation, in care of Barbara Ritzinger, UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Foundation.

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Viennese Ball Keyboard Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

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:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Viennese Ball Strings Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

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:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Viennese Ball Theatre Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

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:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Viennese Ball Voice Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

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:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Viennese Ball Winds Scholarship (Viennese)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

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:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Virginia Allen James & Paul L. James Scholarship (1824)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student from Wisconsin who shows great potential and financial need. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. This scholarship is renewable for sophomore year if the student remains enrolled and maintains good academic progress.

Scholarship Background:

The scholarship was established through the estate of Virginia Allen James, a 1938 UW-Eau Claire graduate who enjoyed a long career as a teacher.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Rick Colby, Virginia's nephew in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Walsingham-Hawke Family Scholarship (2751)

One scholarship of $3,500 is available.

This scholarship is intended to recruit and retain incoming first-year students accepted at UW-Eau Claire. This scholarship recognizes the best and brightest students.

The $3,500 is renewable for up to three additional years provided the student remains in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Dennis Walsingham is a 1978 business administration UW-Eau Claire alum, who graduated magna cum laude. Dennis lives in Mount Laurel, NJ, with his wife Susan (Hawke) Walsingham. Dennis works as a Portfolio Manager in the Glenmede Corporation's Princeton office. Dennis and Sue have been long-standing, loyal donors to UW-Eau Claire and have supported students at the university for over 30 years. The Walsingham-Hawke Family Scholarship is intended to honor the legacy of both Dennis' and Susan's families at UW-Eau Claire while supporting future generations of Blugolds.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Walter M. Reid First Year Research Fellowship Award (2403)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This award is offered to incoming freshmen as a special opportunity to serve as a research or project assistant to faculty. If no incoming freshmen are deemed eligible in a given year, second year math majors will be given consideration.

First preference is given to liberal arts math majors. Math Education or Actuarial Science majors may be given consideration if no liberal arts math majors are eligible. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

The intention is that this award will be given to students who are entering Calculus III or equivalent. The recipient must complete a research project with a faculty member in the mathematics department during their first year on campus.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Actuarial Science|Mathematics|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|New Students|



Wausau West UW-Eau Claire Alumni Scholarship (2015)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

One fall award of $500 and one spring award of $500 is available annually. Received during the spring semester of freshman year and, provided the scholarship is renewed, the following fall semester of sophomore year.

Applicants must be Wausau West High School seniors who are accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire. Financial need is not required. Funding permitting, it is renewable for the fall semester of sophomore year.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was conceived by several UW-Eau Claire alumni who are now staff members at Wausau West High School. This unique scholarship is one of only two at the University created by the teachers in the high school where it will be awarded.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Wausau West High School scholarship creators in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Welcome to Physics Scholarship (2549)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who has declared a major in physics. Preference will be given to students in groups traditionally underrepresented in physics.

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:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|New Students|



William and Kathryn Bergman Scholarship (1204)

One full tuition scholarship is available to an entering freshman who is a graduate of Eau Claire Memorial or North High Schools, and is a deserving, capable student enrolled full-time with good academic promise who demonstrates a high level of financial need. The scholarship may be renewed for up to three additional years, provided the student maintains good academic standing and continues to demonstrate financial need. Academic and financial information will be verified before renewal.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



William Bartlett Native American Nursing Scholarship (1147)

A variable number of scholarships from $4,000 up to $8,000 are available.

The recipient must be a Native American student enrolled in the nursing program who demonstrates potential for success in nursing coursework. Both full-time and part-time students are eligible. Applicant must demonstrate the qualities of professional commitment and personal integrity.

A student may apply annually, but preference will be given to students who have not previously received the scholarship, and to those students nearing the completion of the BSN degree.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|New Students|



William Elstran Memorial Scholarship (1524)

One scholarship of $3,500 is available.

Given to a deserving, capable student with a good social conscience and decent grades who demonstrates financial need and a zest for life. The recipient must have graduated from Chippewa Falls High School and be a new freshman attending UW-Eau Claire when they receive the scholarship.

Scholarship Background:

Created by Mrs. Sydney Elstran in memory of her husband, William Elstran.

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

Application:|Contact high school for application process|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Wipfli Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2440)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5 or higher) and be a declared major in Health Care Administration to be eligible.

Preference will be given to candidates who in addition to a strong academic record, have been involved in extracurricular activities and has demonstrated leadership abilities.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|New Students|



Wisconsin Academic Decathlon Scholarship (1456)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Upon notification by the Wisconsin Academic Decathlon that a freshman has been formally accepted to attend UW-Eau Claire by the Admissions office, the student will receive this scholarship award if they rank in top 25% of their class and have an ACT of 25 or greater (1140 V+M on SAT). Or, if they are from an unranked class, student will need to have their counselor verify a rank in the top 25% and have the required ACT/SAT score. Renewable for up to four years if minimum GPA of 3.25 is maintained.

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|
Student Status:|New Students|



Yurkovich Family Scholarship (1654)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded annually to one student from Sawyer County who has an outstanding academic record and financial need by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established to honor Mary Yurkovich Nastali, who grew up in Sawyer County. One of nine children, she didn't get to go on to high school, but she valued education and saw her own three children through advanced college degrees. Though she didn't live out her life in Wisconsin, before passing away she was delighted to know that this scholarship would be offered to young Sawyer County people who need a helping hand to achieve their educational goals. Her family is proud to have established this fund in her honor.

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

Application:| Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Zelda and Lloyd Longridge Blugold Promise Scholarship (2749)

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire, is majoring in nursing, and demonstrates significant financial need as initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities.

$2,500 award available for freshman year. Students will receive a $2,500 award for three more years provided they remain in good academic standing and continue to pursue a major in nursing.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|New Students|







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