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Scholarships 1036
1982 Adventurous Blugold Alumni Study Abroad Scholarship (2671)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



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|



3M Information Systems Fund (0111)

Two scholarships of $450 are available.

Awarded to full-time IS majors. Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, have completed at least 90 credits by the end of the receiving semester, and be returning as a full-time IS major the following semester. Other considerations include past academic record, work experience, extracurricular activities, and future plans.

Financial need is not a factor.

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:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



3M Junior Accounting Scholarship (0871)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Awarded to a full-time resident sophomore or junior accounting major. The recipient must intend to work in the profession, preferably in industry, upon graduation, and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

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:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



AAUW-Eau Claire Branch Scholarship (0316)

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

Scholarships are available each year to returning female students. Applicants must be age 23 or older, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program offered by or affiliated with UW-Eau Claire and in good academic standing, with a total GPA of 2.0 or above.

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

Application:|PEO and AAUW Nontraditional Female Students Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



ABC Pierce Environmental Public Health Scholarship (2375)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

Applicants must be a declared Environmental Public Health major and submit an essay on how they understand the essential connections between a sustainable biologically diverse environment and long-term human health. The essay should include both concepts and applications from university courses as well as personal experiences and values.

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

Application:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



Abigail Joy Stellmacher Graduate CSD Scholarship (2073)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

All applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent in communication disorders and be in the second year of the graduate degree program in CSD at UW-Eau Claire when this scholarship is received. The recipient must be composing a written thesis as part of program completion.

Financial need is not a requirement for eligibility.

Donor Background:

This fund was established by Rebecca and Jon Stellmacher in honor of their daughter Abigail, who completed undergraduate (2009) and graduate (2011) degrees in communication sciences and disorders at UW-Eau Claire. The donors understand that there are typically a limited number of CSD graduate students who complete a thesis in any given year. However, it is critical that the recipient of this scholarship be working on a thesis. The donors also understand that the fund may go un-awarded if there are no qualified thesis students.

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

Application:|Communication Sciences and Disorders 2nd Year Grad|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Access to Opportunity Internship (2395)

Recipients of this internship must meet the following criteria:

  • Must have a documented disability or present evidence of a documented disability.
  • Must present evidence of having been chosen for an internship.
  • Must be in good academic standing and admitted with full standing.

The applicant will need to speak in their application to the fit of the internship with their major and career goals and to the disability accommodations they have requested or will request at the internship. The recipient will be expected to meet with the donor of the scholarship before beginning their internship and will also be required to share a short final reflection paper or meet in person with the selection committee and donor.

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

Application:|Contact Services for Students with Disabilities for application process|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Accounting Faculty Scholarship (0867)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to a full-time resident sophomore or junior accounting major. The recipient must intend to work in the profession, preferably in industry, upon graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Financial need is required.

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:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Advanced Opportunity Program Stipend - Academic Year (AOPS)

Grant for under-represented minority students and non-minority economically disadvantaged graduate students who are U.S. citizens, or permanent residents. Student also must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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:|Contact Office of Graduate Studies|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Ailish F. Barcelo Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Memorial Scholarship (1897)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate students in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to promoting equal opportunity for women in all situations, and/or to enhancing the position of women at the University.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Christine Webster in memory of Ailish, a 2004 UW-Eau Claire graduate who died on November 25, 2006, along with her cousin as a result of a car accident while she was visiting family and friends in Egypt. Ailish was an active and engaged student leader, providing leadership to the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the women's studies program. She touched many people in her short time here.

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

Application:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|



Albert and Marie Blumenthal Sociology Scholarship (0165)

Four scholarships of $100 are available.

Applicants must be full-time Sociology majors, have a resident and cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at the time of application, have completed at least 60 credits by the beginning of the semester in which the award is made, and may not be previous recipients of the award.

There are three Blumenthal Awards for personal achievement:

1.) Blumenthal Award for Outstanding Student Academic Apprentice, which is nominated by the faculty who supervise a Student Academic Apprentice in a sociology course. It consists of up to two awards of $100 each, and is contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

2.) Blumenthal Award for the Sociological Imagination, a faculty nominated award for a sociology major who lives up to C. Wright Mill's approach to sociology. There are up to two awards of $100 each, which are contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

3.) Blumenthal Award of Post-BA Plans, a faculty nominated award for a sociology major whose post-BA plans maximize the skills and knowledge learned at UW-Eau Claire. Up to two of these awards of $100 each are available, and are contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology 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:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Sociology|



Albert J. Colianni Jr. Accounting Leadership Award (1028)

One scholarship of $3,200 is available.

Awarded to a full-time junior accounting major with financial need who has completed Accounting 301. Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and potential for leadership as displayed by significant participation in University, College, department, or community organizations, and have a desire to enter the public accounting profession, banking, or finance industry.

Preference will be given to individuals who work part-time to support their education expenses.

This scholarship must not reduce other financial aid, excluding federal work-study funding.

In the event of a tie between eligible students, the award will be given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA at the time. It shall not be divided.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Albert Rakstis Scholarship (1019)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

To be eligible, the student must be a senior education major with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and provide evidence of an outstanding potential to work with children. Indication of financial need or a nontraditional background 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:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Nontraditional 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|



Alden Health Care & Senior Living Scholarship (2408)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Students are engaged in the mentoring/coaching of younger students. Preference given to students who are involved in the ACHCA student organization mentoring program.

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:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Alex and Michele Reinders Family Scholarship (2371)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

This scholarship is for junior or senior information systems majors with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 who have financial need and have shown a true desire to excel in the information systems field.

Donor Background:

Alex and Michele Reinders have created this scholarship to help students who have a desire to achieve in the field of information technology/systems continue their education. Alex graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1980 with a degree in information management and business administration. Michele graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1985 with a degree in computer science.

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

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Alex Brown Forensics Promise Scholarship (2513)

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

The Alex Brown Forensics Promise Scholarship will be awarded to applicants with financial need. The financial need will not be restricted by limits established through FAFSA-determination, but will be established based on the financial needs statement that the students provide as a part of the scholarship application process. It will be determined by the Director of Forensics in consultation with the Assistant Director of Forensics.

This scholarship is impactful as it will provide Forensics participants who have financial need with the opportunity to direct their time to preparing for and competing in Forensics tournaments; with less time devoted to working so to afford their college tuition.

Donor Background:

Alex Brown was a student under Karen Morris and Kelly Jo Wright competing for four years and graduated in 2016. Before coming on team, Alex had an understanding that not everyone was as able or privileged as he was to be able to attend college and compete for a forensics team. During his time on team, both Karen and KJ helped grow and further imprint the importance of giving back. Alex served as the National Student Representative for the AFA-NIET were he served as the spokesperson for the student body and helped give voices to leadership that might not have been initially heard. He also worked for the team as the Director's Assistant. While on the team, and after graduation, there was always a need that presented itself by students on Eau Claire's team where taking extra jobs or out-of-state tuition, or other unforeseen circumstances took place that would put financial pressure on some of teams competitors. After graduation and realizing how great this need could be, the creation of this scholarship was formed through the idea of giving back, and alleviating some of that financial burden that students face.

This scholarship is in memory of Trenton Anthony Becker.

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:|Required|
Program/Activity:|Forensics|



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|



Alice M. Pittman Elementary Education Scholarship (2776)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

The student must be a junior elementary education major with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Financial need is considered, but not required. The scholarship is renewable for senior year.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Alice M. Pittman, a lifelong educator. She started teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in rural Pepin County when she was 18 years old. Alice earned two bachelor’s degrees in education from UW - Eau Claire in 1955 and 1969. She spent the last 18 years of her teaching career at Plum City Elementary School, first as a math teacher and then as principal. She retired from teaching in 1975.

Alice understood the importance of a good education. This scholarship aims to reward those who accept the responsibility of preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s challenges.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Alida Hurc Anderson Special Education Scholarship (2263)

One scholarship of $1,950 is available.

This scholarship is available to students who have a desire to give back through their passion in Special Education. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must be majoring in Special Education, be a sophomore, junior, or senior and have financial need. The recipient must show a true passion for Special Education as a career, as well as show a desire to help others through their work or through community service.

This scholarship offers the possibility of a renewal award for one student for up to three years, based on full time academic progress and annual approval from the Department of Special Education.

Donor Information:

Ronald Anderson has created this scholarship to help students, who help others. Ronald is a 1969 Chemistry major. Alida was a 1972 Special Education major who loved working with special needs students. Before her passing, she devoted her life to helping others even as she worked through her own physical health challenges. Ronald would like his annual gift go to someone who shares that same desire to help others in the Special Education field.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship (1850)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicant must be an undergraduate member of Alpha Lambda Delta and/or Phi Eta Sigma first year student honors society.

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:|Not Available|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Alumni of Color Social Justice & Inclusion Scholarship (2029)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior who will be enrolled for the full academic year following notification of the award. The applicant shall have demonstrated active involvement and a passion for social justice and inclusion. Students who have a demonstrated record of engagement in the Black Student Association (BSA) or the Latinx Student Association (formerly known as the Student Organization of Latinos or SOL) also should receive priority. The donors intend for the scholarship to encourage student leaders to be a voice of change on campus.

While financial need should not be a priority in selecting the best recipient, it should be a consideration if there is more than one outstanding applicant with equal qualifications.

This scholarship is not intended to be renewed for the same student from year to year.

Donor Background:

Angie Hambrick is the Director of the Diversity Center at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in communication and completed her master's degree at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Angela Pittman Taylor, also a communications graduate, received her master's from UW-Milwaukee. Angela is the vice president of public relations for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Milwaukee.

The two women were friends in college and have remained close since graduating. As students, they were active in multicultural activities on campus and were passionate and dedicated student leaders in the areas of inclusion and social justice. They are working to engage other multicultural alumni to support this collective scholarship effort as a visible testament to their desire to "pay it forward" by encouraging current and future students to find their voices and be leaders for change.

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:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Alumni Scholarship-Leonard and Dorellen Haas (0549)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Alumni Scholarship-Richard E. and Jane Hibbard (0549)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Donor Information:

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 was 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 Hibbard Hanson and Elizabeth Isaacson, daughters of the Hibbards, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Alumni Association Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Amber Star Krenz Memorial Scholarship (1434)

One scholarship of $650 is available.

Awarded to a student with a declared major in environmental public health and who plans on studying abroad for a semester. Seniors will have priority over other applicants.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Amber Star Krenz in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Included with the letter should be some information about yourself and your personal goals, as well as your reasons for electing to do international study in the country of choice.

Application:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



Ambrion, Inc. Accounting Scholarship (2189)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to a full-time junior or senior accounting major who has completed Accounting 301. Recipient must have a GPA of 3.25 or above and have plans to enter the accounting profession or related industry. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

This scholarship must not reduce other financial aid, excluding federal work-study funding. Also, financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients.

Donor Background:

Brian Carlson earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from UW-Eau Claire in 1996. He is the founder and CEO of Ambrion, a Minneapolis-based search and placement firm that specializes in the accounting and finance profession. He also serves on the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Alyssa (Buchholtz) Carlson earned her accounting degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1999, and along with Brian, initially launched her accounting career at EY in Minneapolis.

As an undergraduate, Brian was a recipient of the Cargill Accounting Scholarship, which was based on academic achievement, not financial necessity. In appreciation for students in similar situations, Brian would like this scholarship to be awarded based on factors other than financial need.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



American College of Health Care Administrators Scholarship (2325)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

The recipient must be a student who is a local member of ACHCA (with active membership status) and has shown commitment to the organization and the Health Care Administration program. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.

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:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



American Indian Alumni Scholarship (1256)

One scholarship from $750 up to $1,500 is available.

The recipient must have a minimum of 12 credits and be in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to American Indian students who have been involved in the Inter-Tribal Student Council (formerly known as the Native American Student Association, NASA).

Donor Background:

American Indian alumni support this scholarship. It is their interest to collectively build the principal to make it endowed.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the American Indian Student Services Coordinator in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Amy and Murray Snodgrass Scholarship (2216)

One scholarship of $8,874 is available.

Recipients of this scholarship must be junior elementary education majors with an interest in teaching the first four grades of elementary school. They must have a GPA of at least 3.00. All things being equal, preference may be given to a student with financial need. If a tie-breaker is needed, a student displaying leadership qualities should get the highest consideration.

If a GPA of 3.00 is maintained, this scholarship is available to be renewed for two additional years.

Donor Background:

This fund was established to recognize Amy Snodgrass's long career in elementary education. Amy had a true passion for reading and teaching children. Amy started out her pursuits of a higher education when she received a two-year teacher's certificate at age 17 at Eau Claire State Teacher's College (now known as UW-Eau Claire). After teaching for several years, she went back to the Teacher's College to complete her 4-year degree. She also completed a degree in social work from Boston University and received a master's degree in teaching from the University of Colorado.

She taught in the American School in Germany while serving her country in the Air Force. It was after her time in the service that she moved to Berkeley, CA to teach 4th grade and focus on remedial reading. She was inspiring for children who needed remedial work on their reading skills and taught children to love to read.

When she and her husband moved to Paradise, CA in their retirement, she continued that passion by not only reading to neighborhood children, but actually teaching some of them to read. Amy spent time in Norway as an adult. She grew up in a bi-lingual home. Her husband Murray was her biggest fan. He said she not only taught children to love to read but was an inspiration for him, teaching him this same love of reading.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Andrea Cecchini Memorial Art Scholarship (1873)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be junior art majors. The award will be received during the senior year. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required along with demonstrated financial need. Preference is given to non-traditional students.

Donor Background:

Andrea Angelo Giovanni Cecchini, born in Bolzano, Italy, lived for a time in Sardinia, endured WWII in Florence, Italy, and then immigrated to the USA in 1952. He found solace from the problems of being a new émigré (few friends, a new language, and family responsibilities) in painting. During his adult life, sculpture, watercolor and his passion - life-drawing, kept him disciplined in hand and eye. He died in 2008 in Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|
Student Status:|Nontraditional 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|



Andrew and Melissa Wilhorn Student of Color Scholarship (2720)

Two scholarships of $550 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to students who are in good academic standing, have financial need, and are active in either Black Male Empowerment (BME) or the Black Student Alliance (BSA).

This scholarship is renewable for one additional year provided the student remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Andrew D & Anna M Burish Nursing Fund (1766)

One scholarship from $1,000 up to $1,200 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a first generation, undergraduate student who has been accepted into the nursing program and demonstrates financial need. Recipients must be pursuing their first undergraduate degree and should have limited means of support. Support should be determined primarily through their financial situation, with a secondary consideration being given to their personal base of support for their pursuit of a college degree. The donors want to support students who are pursuing their first undergraduate degree and do not have much support available to them, be it financial or otherwise.

Preference should be given to those students with strong academic records who show great promise to be outstanding nurses. However, if there are applicants with great promise who have encountered academic difficulties outside their control, they should be given consideration for the award.

It is the donors' intent that if the first recipient continues to make good academic progress through the nursing curriculum and continues to have demonstrated financial need, the scholarship may be renewed for the recipient until they completes their undergraduate nursing degree. Eventually, as the scholarship endowment grows, a second scholarship may be awarded.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Anna and Andrew (1987) 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 give a hand up to future student. While both are business graduates and in business, they appreciate the role nursing professionals play in our communities and want to invest in those who will be providing quality health care for our country.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter within 30 days of receiving notification of the award, addressed to Anna and Andrew Burish in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Ann Devroy Scholarship (1122)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Recipient must show exceptional promise and ability as a journalist, including demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, a reporting or editing career. Outstanding contributions to on-campus journalism, including excellence in reporting and commitment to the high journalistic standards exemplified by Ann Devroy in her career.

Scholarship Background:

Established in 1998 to recognize the outstanding journalistic work of 1970 alumna Ann Devroy (1948-1997) and stimulate and assist journalism students to emulate her professional achievements.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two separate thank you letters addressed to Tracy Grant and Mark Matthews, respectively, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Ann Gunderson Thornburg WAES (1499)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Ann Gunderson.




Anna M. Thurston Scholarship (1296)

One scholarship of $1,900 is available.

Open to a chemistry education or physical science teaching major. The applicant must be making progress towards meeting the requirements for the education degree. Preference will be given to applicants with financial need.

Donor Background:

Anna Thurston was a long-time chemistry professor at UW-Eau Claire. The late Charlotte Grinsel specified that a portion of her estate be added to the Anna M. Thurston Scholarship Fund established on the retirement of Ms. Thurston from the University.

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:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|



Anna M. White Scholarship (0051)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

This scholarship is available to assist a junior or senior level Elementary Education major with an above average GPA who has financial need. The student must have illustrated within the department that they are serious about a career in the teaching field.

The award is open to students from any geographical region

Seniors who had received the award as juniors should apply again for their senior year.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Ardis N. McAfee Scholarship Fund (2457)

A variable number of scholarships up to $4,500 are available.

Admitted undergraduate or graduate nursing students enrolled in the nursing program. Must have an overall GPA of 3.00 or higher and show promise in nursing.

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:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Aric J. Steffen Accounting & Finance Scholarship (2496)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, UW-Eau Claire junior or senior accounting or finance major. The recipient must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and have plans to enter the accounting or finance profession.

The successful recipient must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities. In addition, the recipient should aspire to boldly explore career opportunities outside their comfort zone to make a profound difference in the organizations and communities they serve. An example would be an accounting/finance student from a rural area who embraces the notion of securing professional opportunities in a large, metropolitan area.

If a tie results during the recipient selection process, the award will be given to the student with the higher overall grade point average. The award shall not be divided and given to two or more candidates. Financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients. The intent of the scholarship is to not reduce other financial aid, excluding federal work-study funding.

Donor Background:

Aric J. Steffen, who grew up working on a dairy farm near Glenwood City, WI, attended UW-Eau Claire and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and business finance in 2005. Aric aspired to making a difference in his chosen field and credits his UW-Eau Claire education for providing the confidence and inspiration to explore career opportunities beyond his dreams. As a result, Aric has forged a successful accounting and finance career in New York City, first as an auditor with Ernst & Young and now as controller for Greenlight Capital, Inc. As a UW-Eau Claire undergraduate, Aric was the recipient of the International Education Scholarship. Because of the life-changing experiences provided by UW-Eau Claire, Aric is inspired to give back to the university to provide similar opportunities to like-minded Accounting and Finance undergraduate students.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Finance|



Arlyn & Sandra Gravunder Scholarship (0175)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Senior status (fall graduates are eligible). Student must be a Kinesiology major or minor, have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and be involved in community service.

Donor Background:

Arlyn Gravunder worked as a custodian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire from 1967-1989. He was a fan of all student and sports, especially basketball. He was a charter member of the Backcourt Club for basketball and instrumental in getting bus trips for adult fans traveling to away basketball games where fans had as good of a time on the bus as at the game. Later, Arlyn became a true fan of women’s volleyball. He was always ready to show future students and families around the campus. Upon his death in 1989, his family established the Arlyn W. and Sandra L. Gravunder Scholarship to honor his love of UW-Eau Claire students and athletics. Sandra Gravunder received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW-Eau Claire and taught in the Business Education Department at Chippewa Valley Technical College from 1969-2001.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Kinesiology|



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|



Arnold & Lois Domer Scholarship (1606)

Three scholarships of $5,000 are available.

For a continuing sophomore, junior or senior whose performance exemplifies excellence. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. First preference will be given to a student who is in the first generation in their family to attend a university and who demonstrates financial need.

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 & Garden Center. He was a hard-driving businessman with a very soft heart, especially for animals and for 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 reach 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.

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:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Arnold A. & Eleanor D. Lamberg Teacher Education Scholarship (1239)

One scholarship of $1,900 is available.

The recipient should be accepted into the one of the Teacher Education programs (Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education), have good potential for a career in education, and have financial need. The Scholarship Committee may use its judgment whether to offer one or multiple scholarships per year, as long as the total funds available per fiscal year are not exceeded.

One year's award does not automatically qualify one for a subsequent award. A scholarship recipient may re-apply in a subsequent year if they still meet the award criteria.

Donor Information:

Arnold Lamberg and his late wife, Eleanor, were both UW-Eau Claire alumni who spent their careers in service of public education, teaching and administration.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to William Beckwith, nephew of Arnold Lamberg, 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:|Graduate Students|



Arthur Murray Memorial Journalism Award (0006)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,600 are available.

Students do not apply for this award. Candidates are nominated by the advisor or supervisor of the named publications below. If you wish to be considered for this award, contact your advisor.

Recipient's service may be in reporting, copy writing, layout, editing, artwork, or any related function to a University publication, including: The View, The Spectator, The Flip Side, Connections, WUEC-FM, TV-10, NOTA, and UW-Eau Claire News Bureau's news releases, as well as meritorious performance of a student for a University web publication. The recipient must be a continuing student.

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:|Journalism|
Program/Activity:|Spectator|



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|



ArtScape on Main Scholarship (6017)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student pursuing art as a career or for personal enrichment. Being a former or current ArtScape on Main contributor is a plus.

In order to be considered for this scholarship an application must be submitted by February 1. Attendance at ArtScape on Main unveiling on April 9, 2019, and participating in ArtScape on Main activities is expected of the winner.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Rice Lake Main Street Association 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:|Art & Design|



Atherton Family Scholarship (2101)

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

There are three categories for consideration. Check each one for renewal process. There is no financial need or academic major requirements for any of these categories.

First priority is for the annual scholarship to go to any descendants of Thusnelda and Walter Richards and Beverly and William Atherton. Any Richards/Atherton descendants interested in being considered will be responsible for identifying themselves in writing to the UW-Eau Claire Dean of Students office with the request they be considered for the scholarship. Individuals accepted to UW-Eau Claire who have been recommended by the Athertons also should receive consideration.

Second priority shall be given to a student accepted to UW-Eau Claire who specifically states in writing at the time of their acceptance that they would like to be considered for the Atherton Family Scholarship. If the scholarship as awarded to a student matching either of these criteria it may be renewed for three years provided the recipient remains enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, maintains satisfactory academic progress and there are no other qualified recipients.

If there are no students who qualify under the preceding two criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an outstanding UW-Eau Claire student participating in the Blugold Marching Band, who shall be selected by the band director. The student must be in at least their second year as a member, exhibit a passion for the band, and have strong leadership qualities. The scholarship in this category is not intended to be renewed.

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:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



Audrey Bryan Memorial Nursing Scholarship (1300)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

The recipient must be enrolled as a graduate student, full or part-time in nursing. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate a strong interest and enthusiasm for working with families with children.

Donor Background:

Dr. Bryan was a member of the School of Nursing faculty from 1987 until her death in 2001. Audrey was an enthusiastic pediatric nurse practitioner, a passionate educator, and a dedicated researcher. She cared deeply about families and was especially committed to assisting families to be successful and to enjoy parenting their young children. "Children will challenge us. If they didn't, we would never let them go to learn new things, to do new things....to become the person they will become," she said.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Axel and Ellen Peterson Scholarship (0017)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

Senior accepted into one of the Teacher Education programs (Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education). Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Participation in community, university, or school service.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



B.Jeffrey & Melissa Sherman WAES (1867)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by B. Jeffrey and Melissa Sherman.




Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP Scholarship (1692)

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must be a full-time students at UW-Eau Claire with an Accounting major. The recipients must show above-average academic achievement as demonstrated by a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have ability and desire to enter the public accounting profession.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Baker-Smith Musicology Fund (0194)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

The recipient must be a full-time music major with at least 90 semester hours completed at the time the award is received. The award is in recognition of excellence in the areas of Music History and Theory.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. David A. Baker and Dr. Edwin L. Smith in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Barbara David Nursing Scholarship (2550)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to nursing students, with preference given to students at the Marshfield campus.

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:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Barbara F. Luebke WAES (1432)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Barbara Luebke.




Barbara J. Brenner Tremble Memorial Scholarship (0169)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

To be eligible, a student must have a health-related disability, with preference for a student who has cystic fibrosis. The student must be in good academic standing and admitted with full standing. Preference is also for given to juniors and seniors and to students who show financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 1988 following the death of Barbara Brenner Tremble, a 1984 nursing graduate who died of cystic fibrosis. Despite battling the disease her entire life, she was dedicated to learning and was a positive influence on all those around her. She valued the importance of maintaining and making the most of good health.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to John Tremble, Barbara's spouse, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact Services for Students with Disabilities for application process|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Barbara Lozar Memorial Psychology Scholarship (2078)

Two scholarships of $750 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior psychology major with a resident psychology GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to students who have English as a second language, or who are bilingual, or have demonstrated involvement with English language learners.

Special consideration will be given to students who are members of unrepresented groups or have demonstrated financial need.

Donor Background:

Dr. Barbara Ložar joined the department of psychology faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1972. She was one of the first women to chair a department in the College of Arts and Sciences and was a leader in most of the curricular initiatives that took place during her tenure at UW-Eau Claire.

Dr. Ložar was a scholar, through and through. Hers was a life of continual learning, and of promoting the learning of others. She was as committed to the success of her first year at-risk students, as she was to the success of her graduate students.

Her deep interest in learners who use English as a second language arose from her own history of entering junior high school in the United States, speaking no English. A self-taught English speaker, she developed a command of the language that few native speakers ever achieve.

Dr. Ložar dedicated her entire adult life to serving the University and its psychology department tirelessly and with unfailing dedication. Her love of learning, her passion for the University, and her contributions to the University community were unsurpassed.

Dr. Ložar passed away in 2011. After nearly four decades of continuous service, she was among the longest serving members of the faculty. Family, colleagues, alumni, and friends established the Barbara Ložar Memorial Psychology Scholarship to honor her legacy.

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

Application:|Psychology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|English as a Second Language (ESL)|Languages|Psychology|



Barron County Sunrise Rotary/Service Above Self Scholarship (6018)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student in good academic standing who has earned a minimum of 12 credits. There is a preference for students from Barron County involved in service-oriented activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Barron County Sunrise 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|



Bauer Built Family Health Nursing Fund (1767)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The recipient must be a student in the College of Nursing focusing specifically in family health nursing. The recipient must have demonstrated financial need and show promise in the nursing profession.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established with a gift from Bauer Built of Durand, WI through the efforts of Jerry Bauer, president of Bauer Built and a 1974 UW-Eau Claire graduate, to recognize the great need for and shortage of health-care professionals in our state and nation. The gift was matched by the Casper Foundation challenge grant.

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

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



Beckstrom Geology Major Scholarship (1663)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must be comprehensive geology majors with outstanding academic records and a minimum GPA in major coursework of 3.0. Applicants must have completed Geology 312 (Mineralogy-Petrology I) with a grade of at least a "B." In addition, leadership and participation in extracurricular activities will be considered.

Academic accomplishments will be the major criterion for selection, but recipients must also demonstrate financial need.

Previous recipients of the Beckstrom Geology Major Scholarship are ineligible to reapply.

Scholarship Information:

This scholarship was established in 2005 by Gregory Beckstrom (UW-EC Geology '84) of Minneapolis, MN. Gregory worked for more than 25 years in the environmental consulting industry and retired from industry in 2017.

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

Application:|Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Geology|



Belva M. Zwygart Gerontological Nursing Scholarship (1621)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Applicant(s) must be an admitted student in the BSN completion program who is presently working in a nursing home. Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and must be presently enrolled in at least one course in the nursing major (CND or NRSG prefix course) in order to be considered.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



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|



Benedictine Health System Scholarship (2179)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared pre-practicum undergraduate major in health care administration who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in the health care field. To qualify for the award, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who have had volunteer or work experience within a senior care setting and who have demonstrated the Benedictine Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice in their actions will be given preference.

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:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Bernard and Anne Hirsch International Study Abroad Fund (1515)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

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

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

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



Berniece Wagner Nursing Scholarship (1132)

A variable number of scholarships of $3,000 are available.

Awarded to outstanding nursing majors who have shown at least B+ academic competence in previous college coursework, and demonstrated good motivation and commitment to the nursing profession.

Recipients may receive the scholarship in subsequent years but they must re-apply. A recipient may receive the award for for three years plus one year of graduate study.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to John Mangels, nephew of Berniece and Gerald Hawkenson, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Bert and Lucy Mason Scholarship (0191)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Awarded annually to an employee or dependent of an employee of Mason Shoe Manufacturing Company or any of its subsidiaries. This is a need-based scholarship with certain academic requirements. The scholarship is renewable for four years dependent on satisfactory progress toward a degree.

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:||
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Bertelson Education Fund (0188)

One scholarship of $1,900 is available.

To be eligible, a student must be an undergraduate elementary education major and have completed -- or be completing -- the elementary block. The individual must be a full-time student with a resident GPA of 3.50 or higher, and have demonstrated high potential for success as an elementary teacher.

The award is to be applied to tuition/fees and other educational expenses while the recipient is student teaching.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



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|



Beta Upsilon Sigma, Inc. (BUS) Member Scholarship (2224)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

One award is made to a continuing member of the Beta Upsilon Sigma student organization.

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:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



Beta Upsilon Sigma, Inc. (BUS) New Member Scholarship (2224)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

One award is made to a new member (pledged during the current academic year) of the Beta Upsilon Sigma student organization.

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:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



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|



Beverly and Dale Dick Memorial Vocal Scholarship (2379)

Two scholarships from $950 up to $1,900 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student participating in any of the vocal music groups at UW-Eau Claire. Preference will be given to vocal music majors who are active in the department and who provide leadership through their performance and engagement.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Beverly and R. Dale Dick.

Beverly graduated from Stephen's College in Columbia, Missouri in 1952, majoring in voice. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York in 1955, where she was awarded the Performer's Certificate. She obtained her Master of Arts in Music from the University of Missouri in 1958. She began her career as a musician as director of music at the First Presbyterian Church in Hays, Kansas. She presented voice solos at Fort Hays Kansas State College and in churches in the community, while also teaching voice students privately. In 1967, she joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty as instructor and later as an assistant professor of Music. She taught voice, voice pedagogy, voice literature and performance practice. She performed soprano roles in recitals and oratorios and other programs at the university and in other venues in the Eau Claire community. She retired from the university in 1998. Known as a talented performer and voice coach, she was loved by her students as a professional mentor and role model.

Dale graduated from Northwestern University in 1952 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and obtained his Masters and PhD in Psychology from the University of Missouri in 1958. He started his teaching career as an assistant professor of psychology at Fort Hays Kansas State College in 1958. He was promoted to associate professor in 1962 and to full professor in 1964.  He and Beverly came to UW-Eau Claire in 1966 where he continued his career as the dean of the graduate school until 1981 and as a professor of psychology until his retirement in 1998. Dr. Dick was known as a tough professor, but was admired, respected and loved by students and colleagues. He enjoyed learning about any topic, teaching, woodworking and sailing.

Beverly and Dale were married in June of 1955. They had two sons, Gregory and Jeffrey, and seven grandchildren.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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|



Birdell Snudden Scholarship (1062)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The applicant must have at least junior standing and have a resident GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students with one or more of the following qualifications: a student with an internship or research experience at Beaver Creek Reserve; biology education majors who are currently enrolled in or have completed the methods course for teaching of biology; or a student who has held a position as naturalist at a park or summer youth camp. In the event that no applicants meet the desired goals, the next criteria should include fieldwork outside of the classroom in any area of biology.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Natural Resource Management|Secondary Education|
Program/Activity:|Research|



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|



Black Male Empowerment Leadership Scholarship (2712)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a member of Black Male Empowerment at UW-Eau Claire. The student should demonstrate leadership skills, hard work ethic and be active in BME and the campus community.

Donor Background:

Mark graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in Management Information Systems; he was also an active member of the UW-Eau Claire football team while serving as team captain for the Blugolds. Mark was inspired to start this scholarship after reading about the horrible racist incident at the university targeting the Black Male Empowerment (BME) group - involving certain individuals on the UW-Eau Claire football team.

“For the first time in my life, I was embarrassed to be a Blugold - especially as a former captain of the team,” said Mark. “While experiencing these thoughts and feelings of embarrassment, I decided to figure out how to be part of the solution. I am proud to be a Blugold, but racism and inequality have no place in this world. One of the principles of athletics is to develop the character of men and women to be future leaders in their communities.”

As Mark proceeded to research BME and its founder, Dennis Karl Beale, he learned that BME was focused on developing future leaders and the types of character traits that will serve the members, and their communities, their entire lives.

“It gave me a tremendous feeling of pride that a leader like Dennis along with the members of BME had cultivated this outstanding organization that included so many strong people doing amazing things. I don’t even know Dennis and BME all that well, but I was proud of their involvement at UW-Eau Claire. I thought that if I can help some of these future leaders fund a portion of their education, it would be a true honor and a privilege,” said Mark.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Blake and Lori Grams Accounting Scholarship (1919)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding accounting major who has demonstrated financial need. Preference will be given to students who are the first members of their families to attend college. The recipient must intend to work in the accounting profession upon graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities. At least one of the two awards shall be a student of color.

The scholarship is intended to be awarded to a new recipient each year.

Donor Background:

Blake and Lori Grams established this scholarship to assist people to earn a college degree to improve their lives. Blake grew up in Eau Claire working through high school and college at the local Greyhound Bus Depot to pay his way through college. Blake graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1989 with an accounting degree. Blake has had successful career working at KPMG in the Twin Cities for nine years and working the last 20+ years at the Toro Company in Bloomington. He currently is the VP, Global Operations for this $3B+ company. He believes that his experiences at UW-Eau Claire are one of the key drivers of his success. Blake and Lori are inspired to give back to the communities that supported their success with the goal of providing assistance to others so they can achieve their dreams.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Blugold Achievement Scholarship I (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 23 composite on the ACT (or 1130 SAT) or rank in the top 30% of their graduating class or have a minimum 3.5 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 Achievement Scholarship II (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.

$500 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 Athletic Training Alumni Scholarship (2673)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

This scholarship is available to students accepted into the Athletic Training program.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by enthusiastic UW-Eau Claire Athletic Training alumni who wish to contribute to the next generation of Blugold Athletic Trainers.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Greg and Kaaren Barlow and Kevan and Rachel LaPorte in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|



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.

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 Dining by Sodexo Scholarship (2644)

This scholarship is unavailable.

Recipients of this scholarship must UW-Eau Claire students in good academic standing. Preference will be given to employees of Blugold Dining.

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

Application:|Contact Sodexo Management|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Blugold Emergency Support Fund (2138)

Funding from the Blugold Emergency Support Fund is available to current UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and staff who are experiencing crisis situations and require emergency financial support. Eligible student recipients will be determined by the Dean of Students Office in coordination with Financial Aid. Eligible faculty and staff recipients will be determined by Human Resources. Examples of crisis situations would be having suffered from a house fire or severe unforeseen medical expenses (not covered by insurance).

Donor Background:

The Blugold Emergency Support Fund was established in 2013 in an effort to provide financial support for students, faculty, and staff in crisis situations. The fund is primarily supported by donations from current UW-Eau Claire faculty, staff, and students.

Thank You Letter Instructions: If comfortable doing so, recipients are encouraged to contact the UW-Eau Claire Foundation via mail or email with an explanation of how the funds from the Blugold Emergency Support Fund have impacted their financial situation.

Application:|Contact Dean of Students|
Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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 Multicultural Internship Scholarship (2741)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is participating in an internship in the community. The award will go to a student who is learning and networking in a professional area they are interested in, making connections, and networking in the community. The recipient must be actively involved with the Office of Multicultural Affairs and demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
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|



Blugold Opportunity Sophomore Scholarship (2740)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

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

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Brad Patrick Olson Memorial (0876)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The applicant must have sophmore standing or above, and a major in IS, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business administration, or computer science. Eligible applicants must have overcome past academic difficulties through extra effort and academic accomplishment.

Need may be considered as a tiebreaker between equally qualified applicants.

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

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business Administration|Computer Science|Finance|Information Systems|Management|Marketing|



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|



Brett and Nick Erickson Family Scholarship (2284)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is available for students who have financial need and have a sibiling with special needs. If no applicants meet these criteria, students who demonstrate that they have made an impact on individuals with special needs will be considered.

This scholarship is renewable based on continued annual application for the scholarship and maintaining financial need.

Donor Background:

Families who have individuals with special needs encounter unique circumstances, including expenses. It also gives them countless opportunities for growth. Siblings who have a brother or sister with a disability have a rare opportunity to rise to the occasion and become compassionate and thoughtful young adults, with great potential to make a positive impact on their family and on society.

Paul and Mary Erickson ('86) created this scholarship in honor of Brett and Nick (Class of 2015) Erickson; two such siblings. One with autism and the other who embraced the challenges and opportunities; the two are best friends. This Blugold couple has created a legacy of giving back because of a true passion to help others. Both Paul and Mary majored in Journalism and their son Nick will soon graduate from UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Brett Weller Memorial Scholarship (1949)

One scholarship of $415 is available.

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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



Brian R. Schoeneck Health Care Administration Scholarship (2303)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be a declared pre-practicum undergraduate major in Health Care Administration who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in the health care field. Applicants must be sophomore level or higher and have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.

Students must have graduated from a high school in Wisconsin and have volunteer or work experience within a not-for-profit senior organization in order to be eligible to receive this scholarship.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Bruce A. Larson Noble Statesmen Scholarship (1779)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

Recipients must be returning members to The Singing Statesmen in the year following the receipt of this scholarship. One recipient must be a non-music major in the ensemble and one recipient must be a music major. With these two recipients, efforts will be made to include a veteran member with multiple years in the ensemble, and a young member with one or two years in the ensemble. The recipients must bring musical leadership and character both in the ensemble and on campus.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Bruce Larson, a great friend of the University from St. Paul, MN. Mr. Larson, who was known to legions of Viennese Ball attendees as "Der Kaiser," was one of the most popular of Viennese Ball patrons because of his passion for the event and his steady attendance at the ball dressed as Kaiser Wilhelm. Mr. Larson also was well known as the gentleman with the roses - many lovely ladies attending the Viennese Ball have been greeted by "Der Kaiser" and received a red rose. Mr. Larson created the Noble Statesmen Scholarship in 2007 because of his great respect for the Singing Statesmen and their outstanding music. He hosted the Singing Statesmen and other groups in concert in St. Paul and was a long-time friend of the choral music program. Mr. Larson passed away in 2017.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Bruce A. Larson Noble Statesmen Viennese Ball Scholarship (1779)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

Recipients must be returning members to The Singing Statesmen in the year following the receipt of this scholarship. One recipient must be a non-music major in the ensemble and one recipient must be a music major. With these two recipients, efforts will be made to include a veteran member with multiple years in the ensemble, and a young member with one or two years in the ensemble. The recipients must bring musical leadership and character both in the ensemble and on campus.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is made possible through the generosity of Bruce Larson, a great friend of the University from St. Paul, MN. Mr. Larson, who was known to legions of Viennese Ball attendees as "Der Kaiser," was one of the most popular of Viennese Ball patrons because of his passion for the event and his steady attendance at the ball dressed as Kaiser Wilhelm. Mr. Larson also was well known as the gentleman with the roses - many lovely ladies attending the Viennese Ball have been greeted by "Der Kaiser" and received a red rose. Mr. Larson created the Noble Statesmen Scholarship in 2007 because of his great respect for the Singing Statesmen and their outstanding music. He hosted the Singing Statesmen and other groups in concert in St. Paul and was a long-time friend of the choral music program. Mr. Larson passed away in 2017.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Music - Vocal|



Bruce and Marlene Jannusch Global Awareness Fund (2008)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

This fund will be used to provide scholarships or study grants to students in the department of philosophy and religious studies to help them achieve a goal to travel abroad. Preference will be given to students pursuing a major or minor in the department, however students pursuing a certificate are also eligible. Recipients need not be participating in the university's formal study abroad program. Rather, these funds may be awarded to students who submit proposals for travel and study.

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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



Bruce Galde Memorial WAES (0390)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Bruce Galde and endowed through his estate.




Bruce Gelvin Anthropology and Conservation Scholarship (2729)

This scholarship will be awarded to a student pursuing an anthropology certificate who has taken a course in conservation or sustainability. The recipient must be in good academic standing.

The scholarship is renewable for one additional year if the student remains in good academic standing and continues toward the completion of an anthropology certificate.

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

Application:|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Anthropology|



BUS Stock Pitch Competition Scholarship (2224)

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

This scholarship is awarded to the winners of the FIN339/439 stock pitch competition.

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:|Business|



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|



Cabaret Choral Fund Scholarship (Cabaret)

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 - Vocal|



Cabaret Choral Scholarship (0280)

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

This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students who have participated in Cabaret.

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 Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



Cabaret Jazz Scholarship (Cabaret)

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|



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|



Caldwell and Georgia Johnson Scholarship (0102)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The recipient must be a music major with at least junior standing at the time of the award. Preference is given those music majors with a music education-choral emphasis.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Calvin & Suzanne Schmidt WAES (0830)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Calvin and Suzanne Schmidt.




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|



Care Providers of Minnesota Scholarship (2178)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared pre-practicum undergraduate major in health care administration who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in the health care field. To qualify for the award, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who have had volunteer or work experience within a senior care setting in Minnesota will be given preference.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Cargill, Inc., Information Systems Scholarship (0213)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

Eligible students must be full-time IS majors, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25, have completed at least 90 credits by the end of the receiving semester, and be planning to return as a full-time IS major the following semester. Other considerations include past academic record, work experience, extracurricular activities, and future plans.

Financial need is not a factor.

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

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Carl and Ebba Schildt Memorial Scholarship (0031)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

This scholarship is open to students who will have junior or senior standing at the start of the upcoming fall semester, are within the top 10% of Biology majors, and have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement.

Financial need does not necessarily need to be a factor in the selection of the recipient.

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:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|



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|



Carson W. Proctor and Kathryn Proctor Duax Music Scholarship (0621)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

In order to be considered for this award, applicants must be full-time voice music majors. Applicants also must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all course work, 2.75 in music courses, and register for a major choral ensemble and for applied voice.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Casey Watters Return-to-Learn Scholarship (6043)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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 two years in their education and are enrolled in at least six credits.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Casey Watters 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:|Nontraditional 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|



Cathy Harvey Scholarship (2666)

One scholarship of $6,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a female finance or health care administration major with a GPA of at least 3.3.

Donor Background:

Cathy Harvey was graduated Cum Laude from UW-Eau Claire in 1985, with majors in Marketing and Finance. She later went on to earn an MBA in Health Care Management from University of St. Thomas. While at UW-Eau Claire, she was active in Beta Upsilon Sigma and the Financial Management Society. She credits the education she gained here as giving her the foundation for her professional success, while forming life-long friendships.

Cathy has spent over 30 years in health care leadership roles, and is currently the CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare and Retirement in Wisconsin and Michigan. She is also on the alumni board of UW-Eau Claire, and you may see her bartending at Homecoming! Cathy wants this scholarship to help support other young women prepare for a professional career and advance women in leadership positions.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should a thank you letter to Cathy Harvey, in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|Health Care Administration|



Cathy Sultan Single Parent Endowment (1060)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Awarded to a returning female student who needs significant financial assistance and who has demonstrated potential for success in academics and career. Preference is given to a single parent with custodial responsibility and dependent children. Scholarship recipients must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards.

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

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



Champions of the Environment Scholarship (2672)

This scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who is a sophomore or above who is in good academic standing. The recipient should be passionate about creating a positive environmental impact and working in a career focused on environmental studies. The recipient can be from any major on campus. The scholarship should not always be awarded to a student studying in the sciences.

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




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|



Chandra Talpade Mohanty Scholarship (2657)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program will award an undergraduate WGSS major whose scholarship and/or activism uses transnational feminism as a tool of analysis and/or organizing. The recipient's scholarship and/or activism will reflect Chandra Talpade Mohanty's work on transnational feminism and social justice, especially women, gender, and sexuality issues among communities of color in the U.S. or in the global south.

In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will receive a book authored by Mohanty.

Applicants should submit a 400-500 word essay describing how their scholarship or activism reflects Chandra Talpade Mohanty’s work on transnational feminism and social justice, focusing on issues related to women, gender, and sexuality in communities of color in the U.S. or in the global south.

Scholarship Background:

Chandra Talpade Mohanty is a Distinguished Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Dean’s Professor of the Humanities at Syracuse University. Her pioneering work in the field of transnational feminism focuses on transnational feminist theory, anti-capitalist feminist praxis, anti-racist education, and the politics of knowledge. She is the author of Feminism Without Borders: Decolonizing Theory, Practicing Solidarity and Feminist Genealogies, Colonial Legacies, Democratic Futures, among others.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Dr. Rose-Marie Avin during the academic year 2018-2019. Dr. Avin believes that it was important to honor the work of Professor Chandra Mohanty who has amplified the voices of the marginalized, especially the voices of women from the Global South. Like Professor Mohanty, Dr. Avin has also tried to amplify the voices of women in the Global South by developing a course entitled “Women and Economic Development,” and an international immersion program in Nicaragua entitled “Lives and Experiences of Women in Nicaragua.”

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

Application:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|



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|



Charles and Ann Campbell Art Scholarship (1250)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

Applicants must be sophomore or junior art majors (BFA, BA, 36-credit liberal arts BA, art education majors) who demonstrate by performance and commitment a desire to excel both in art courses and in overall academic course work. A 3.0 GPA in all coursework is required.

Donor Background:

Charles and Ann Campbell have had a long association with UW-Eau Claire. Charles came to the university as a member of the art department faculty in 1968 and taught until his retirement in 1990. He served as chair of the department for 15 years.

His wife, Ann, was a long-time kindergarten teacher in Eau Claire, most notably at the old Park School on campus. She also retired from teaching in 1990.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Charles and Rochelle Szews Graduate Scholarship (1924)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding graduate student in communication sciences and disorders. Preference will be given to a second-year graduate student interested in clinical applications in a designated area focusing on cleft palate/maxilla facial imbalance and/or pragmatic communication difficulties, including autism spectrum disorders.

Donor Background:

Charles and Rochelle Szews are both 1978 graduates of UW-Eau Claire. Charles obtained a degree in accounting and is now the President/CEO of Oshkosh Corporation.

Rochelle Szews graduated with an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders and holds a graduate degree in CSD from Western Michigan University.

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

Application:|Communication Sciences and Disorders 2nd Year Grad|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Charles B. Brown Math Education Scholarship (1252)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Applicants must be of a sophomore or junior standing and have a declared a math major. They must be full-time students (12 or more credits) and have a minimum of a 3.0 overall GPA.

Students in secondary education will be given preference.

Financial need is a consideration for the award.

Donor Background:

Charles E. Brown is a 1939 graduate of Eau Claire State Teachers College. He was a math major and built a career in engineering as a commander with the Navy, and for Rockwell International where he worked with the Apollo and Shuttle programs.

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

Application:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|Secondary Education|



Charles F. White Memorial Scholarship (0040)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

The scholarship is to be awarded to a student of junior standing with a major in Business Administration, Marketing, or Management. Strong academic standing and participation in extracurricular activities are also required.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|Management|Marketing|



Charles L. Szews Business Scholarship (2369)

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

The scholarship is awarded to the president of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business Student Advisory Council (SAC). The recipient must be an active leader in college or department organizations. The College of Business SAC is composed of the leaders of all the College's student organizations. The group meets monthly during the academic year to provide feedback to the dean and the college's administrative team, engages in various activities that support the College, and organizes different activities to promote interest in the College. The president is responsible for working with the group to set their annual goals, plan the meeting agendas, and run the monthly meetings.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two separate thank you letters; one addressed to Mr. Wilson Jones and one addressed to Mr. Charles Szews, both in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



Charles L. Wnukowski Scholarship (0893)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Available to a student majoring in accounting with a minimum GPA of 3.25. Special consideration shall be given to those students who have demonstrated success both in the classroom and in a range of extracurricular activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Heather Marie Hunt, daughter of Charles Wnukowski, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Charlie & Juanita Peterson InFaith Community Foundation Scholarship (6019)

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

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to continuing students in good academic standing who will have completed at least 24 credits by the end of the academic year. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Family of Charlie & Juanita Peterson 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|



Charlotte L Grinsel Scholarship (1599)

One scholarship of $4,800 is available.

First priority is given to students who are U.S. service veterans with a science education major in biology, chemistry or physics and planning to teach after graduation. If no veteran in need of financial assistance is available, a direct family member with financial need (spouse, child or grandchild) of a veteran shall be considered to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. If no science education majors with the veteran connections qualify, any major in biology, chemistry or physics who is a veteran or direct family member of a veteran with financial need should be considered. Students should have a major GPA of at least 3.0 or above.

Donor Background:

The late Charlotte Grinsel had to interrupt her education. After serving in the Armed Forces during WWII, she was able to complete her education under the GI Bill. Upon completion of her degree, she served as a science teacher in several local schools. She created this scholarship to encourage students to follow a career in science teaching.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|Veterans|



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|



Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Challenge Scholarship (2543)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.




Chemistry and Biochemistry Diversity Fellowship (2737)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming student who has a declared major in Chemistry or Biochemistry (including Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Chemistry with Business Emphasis). Preference will be given to students in groups traditionally underrepresented in the chemical sciences, who will increase the diversity of the program, and who have a documented financial need.

All Chemistry and Biochemistry Diversity Scholars are expected to maintain enrollment in a chemistry or Biochemistry major, make satisfactory progress toward completion of that degree each year, and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. Provided those requirements are met, the $2,500 award is renewable for three additional years.

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

Application:|Admissions Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chemistry Department Scholarship (2064)

This scholarship is available at the discretion of the chemistry department to recognize deserving 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:|Contact Chemistry department for more details|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Chemistry|



Chemistry Mentoring Scholarship (2057)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

The award is open to female Chemistry or Chemical Education majors to assist with expenses for their junior or senior year. Applicants should show good character and integrity. Award is based on GPA, leadership ability, and service to others. If a student receives these funds for their junior year, they are still eligible to apply for the scholarship for their senior year as well.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is sponsored by Joyce Breitweiser Hall '79 and her husband Tim. It is a tribute to the many professors who encouraged Joyce to consider an undergraduate chemistry major and then pursue a Ph.D. in chemistry. She would like to thank them, especially Dr. Richard Duerst, Dr. Philip Chenier, and Dr. Ralph Marking, for mentoring and encouraging her. Her life would not be the same without them.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Chemistry|



Chemistry Student Award Fund (2068)

Two scholarships of $100 are available.

One award is available for an outstanding student in organic chemistry and one award is available for an outstanding student in inorganic chemistry.

Donor Background:

These awards are made available by an anonymous donor.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Chemistry|



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|



Chippewa Herald Scholarship (1410)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Available to a full-time, continuing student pursuing a career in print, online, radio, television, or other news media. All other criteria being met, preference should be given to those students who have a current relationship with a University news organization (i.e. WUEC, The Spectator, Inside Eau Claire, SRI, etc.) or professional media organization. Although there is no specific grade requirement, the recipient should show scholastic ability based on college transcripts as a measure of academic performance and ability to succeed.

Scholarship Background:

The Chippewa Herald has been the daily news source for Chippewa County residents since 1870 - and Chippewa.com has been the up-to-the-minute source since the 1990s. Through the years The Herald has continued to concentrate on what's going on in our communities. Since 2000, the paper's been a part of Lee Enterprises, one of the largest newspaper groups in the country, and in 2011 the newspaper group, which includes the La Crosse Tribune and Winona Daily News, was named Lee's Enterprise of the Year. The Herald is an ideal training ground for young journalists, providing opportunities to learn the craft and gain valuable experience in all facets of the profession.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Rusty Cunningham, Chippewa Herald, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Choral Music Scholarship Endowment (1191)

A variable number of scholarships from $100 up to $7,000 are available.

Established to support choral activities, funds are to be used to support European travel, as well as appearances at conventions/festivals by division ensemble(s). In addition, funds may be allocated by the choral division to support scholarship activity as need is determined by the choral faculty.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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|



Chris Winkler Scholarship (0687)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Must be a current student with senior status who is an athletics trainer. GPA should be 3.10 or higher.

Donor Background: The department chair of kinesiology will appoint a member of the faculty.

Kristine Crowninshield is the current family contact person and should be notified of the recipient selected.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|



Christopher A. Wenner WAES (0116)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250. This scholarship has a preference for a student pursuing a major in the College of Business.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Christopher Wenner by his wife, Delores Wenner.




Chuck Tomkovick American Marketing Association (AMA) Emerging Leadership Award (2396)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient of this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current national and local American Marketing Association (AMA) member
  • Be a full-time student
  • Have demonstrated potential for leadership with the local AMA chapter
  • Be committed to developing their marketing skills on and off campus

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Charles "Chuck" Tomkovick, an outstanding UW-Eau Claire marketing educator who taught undergraduate and graduate marketing courses for the Department of Management and Marketing, advised the American Marketing Association, and led marketing seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners through UW-Eau Claire Office of Continuing Education. An active researcher, Tomkovick engaged dozens of students in collaborative research, instilling in them a love for scholarly inquiry. He also used his talents to help others become better teachers. He was a charter member of the UW-Eau Claire Network for Excellence in Teaching Council and was a mentor to new faculty members in the Department of Management and Marketing. Tomkovick received many awards throughout his academic career, including the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Teaching award, which he received twice. He was nominated three times by the university for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year award. With this scholarship, and a faculty award that were created in his honor, Chuck’s dedication to and impact on the faculty and students of UW-Eau Claire continues today.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Management|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Chuck Tomkovick American Marketing Association (AMA) Established Leadership Award (2396)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient of this award must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a current national and local American Marketing Association (AMA) member
  • Be a full-time student
  • Have demonstrated leadership with the local AMA chapter
  • Be passionate about developing marketing skills on and off campus
  • Be interested in a career in marketing
  • Have at least one semester of enrollment remaining after the current semester

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Dr. Charles "Chuck" Tomkovick, an outstanding UW-Eau Claire marketing educator who taught undergraduate and graduate marketing courses for the Department of Management and Marketing, advised the American Marketing Association, and led marketing seminars for entrepreneurs and small business owners through UW-Eau Claire Office of Continuing Education. An active researcher, Tomkovick engaged dozens of students in collaborative research, instilling in them a love for scholarly inquiry. He also used his talents to help others become better teachers. He was a charter member of the UW-Eau Claire Network for Excellence in Teaching Council and was a mentor to new faculty members in the Department of Management and Marketing. Tomkovick received many awards throughout his academic career, including the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Teaching award, which he received twice. He was nominated three times by the university for the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year award. With this scholarship, and a faculty award that were created in his honor, Chuck’s dedication to and impact on the faculty and students of UW-Eau Claire continues today.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Management|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Chuckie Graves Scholarship (0166)

One scholarship of $150 is available.

The purpose of the scholarship will be to provide financial incentives to student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown substantial leadership ability and involvement at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities as well as involvement in multicultural activities and programs. Applicants must be undergraduates in good academic standing.

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:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Cindy Schott Humanitarian Award (0601)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

For a continuing junior or senior journalism major whose performance has exemplified excellence and compassion. This memorial award is to encourage and recognize the qualities of responsibility, honesty and the exercise of personal conscience in journalism.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Cindy's Nursing Scholarship (2701)

One scholarship of $780 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student accepted into the nursing program. The recipient must be a junior with demonstrated financial need.

Preference will be given to a first-generation college student, a single parent, or a student from a diverse background, in that order.

This award is not renewable.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by Cindy Sesolak, a 1976 UW-Eau Claire nursing graduate. She also earned her Masters in Nursing from UW-Eau Claire in 1993. After 23 consecutive years of giving to UW-Eau Claire, Cindy was inspired to start her own scholarship for a nursing student. Knowing how demanding the nursing curriculum can be and how finances can pose challenges for many students, Cindy started Cindy's Nursing Scholarship to support a junior nursing student who has financial need and shows promise in the field.

Cindy spent much of her nursing career working at Jennie-O Turkey Store, a division of Hormel Foods, as a nurse consultant for injured employees and a risk manager. She has a strong background and interest in public health. She is retired, lives in Chetek, WI and volunteers on the Ice Age Trail.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|First Generation|Single Parent|



Citizens Community Federal Scholarship (2112)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available to UW-Eau Claire juniors or seniors who have been admitted to the College of Business. The recipient must have full-time student status, good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75, and demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

The recipient must have graduated from a high school in a community serviced by Citizens Community Federal. These communities are as follows: in Michigan (Rochester Hills); in Minnesota (Albert Lea, Blue Earth, Fairmont, Faribault, Mankato, Minnesota Lake, Oakdale, Red Wing, St. James, St. Peter, Wells) and in Wisconsin (Altoona, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Eleva, Ellsworth, Ettrick, Ladysmith, Lake Hallie, Mondovi, Osseo, Rice Lake, Spooner, or Strum).

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2011 by CCF Bank, to help academically qualified students achieve their dream of obtaining a college education.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Stephen Bianchi in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|



Civic Engagement Scholarship (1775)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration. To qualify for the award, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 is required.

Priority will be given to students who demonstrate significant involvement in civic activities.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Clara B. Small Memorial Scholarship - English (0032)

One scholarship of $1,650 is available.

This award is available to a nontraditional student majoring in English in either the College of Arts and Sciences or College of Education and Human Sciences, graduate or undergraduate, who is enrolled at least half time and whose GPA is 3.5 or above. The award may be renewed up to seven subsequent years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.5 and remains enrolled at least half-time.

Scholarship Background:

Clara B. Small was born Clara Lucie Boie in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, in 1898, the second of five daughters of French-Canadian descent. Clara and her family moved west, following her father’s lumbering and construction jobs, moving from Sand Point and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; LaGrande and finally Portland, Oregon. She left high school after her sophomore year to help support the family as a milliner’s apprentice at the beginning of World War 1; in 1916 she married John Small and moved to his farm in Willamette Valley near Silverton, Oregon, where she lived for the rest of her life.

Although she never went back to school, she studied voice privately for some years (she liked sad songs best) and read voraciously - old and new classics (her favorites remained Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Scott’s “Lady of the Lake”), history, theology, popular literature, current event - and eventually she read nearly every high school and college text her daughter brought home.

The Clara B. Small memorial scholarships for nontraditional students were established shortly after her death in 1980 by her daughter and son-in-law, UW-Eau Claire emeriti professors Nadine S. and Robert V. St Louis, to stand as fitting tribute to this woman who, in all her 82 years, never stopped learning.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|Nontraditional Students|



Clara B. Small Memorial Scholarship (0032)

One scholarship of $1,650 is available.

Available to a nontraditional student in the College of Arts and Sciences -- graduate or undergraduate -- who is enrolled at least half time, and whose cumulative GPA is 3.5 or above. The award may be renewed up to seven subsequent years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.5 and remains enrolled at least half-time.

Scholarship Background:

Clara B. Small was born Clara Lucie Boie in Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, in 1898, the second of five daughters of French-Canadian descent. Clara and her family moved west, following her father’s lumbering and construction jobs, moving from Sand Point and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; LaGrande and finally Portland, Oregon. She left high school after her sophomore year to help support the family as a milliner’s apprentice at the beginning of World War 1; in 1916 she married John Small and moved to his farm in Willamette Valley near Silverton, Oregon, where she lived for the rest of her life.

Although she never went back to school, she studied voice privately for some years (she liked sad songs best) and read voraciously - old and new classics (her favorites remained Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina and Scott’s “Lady of the Lake”), history, theology, popular literature, current event - and eventually she read nearly every high school and college text her daughter brought home.

The Clara B. Small memorial scholarships for nontraditional students were established shortly after her death in 1980 by her daughter and son-in-law, UW-Eau Claire emeriti professors Nadine S. and Robert V. St Louis, to stand as fitting tribute to this woman who, in all her 82 years, never stopped learning.

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

Application:|Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Arts and Sciences|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|Nontraditional Students|



Clarice Chase Dunn Endowed Scholarship (1316)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Available to a UW-Eau Claire student from an ethnically diverse background who has a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to an ethnically diverse student who also has a disability.

Donor Background:

Established in 2011 with an estate gift from Clarice Chase Dunn, a 1937 UW-Eau Claire graduate originally from Madison. Claire taught in many locations, including a Japanese relocation camp during World War II. An accomplished writer, she had articles and short stories published in local papers and national magazines. In Madison, she developed classes for intellectually challenged adults and initiated a program to encourage senior citizens to write their reminiscences.

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:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



CliftonLarsonAllen Scholarship (0057)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Awarded during the spring semester to a junior accounting major with financial need. The student must have completed 60-90 credits by the end of the current academic year, and must: show above-average academic achievement with a 3.0 or above GPA, have participated in University, department, or community organizations, have potential for leadership as displayed by activities while in college, and be an individual with the desire to enter the accounting profession.

The recipient must also come from the CliftonLarsonAllen service area and have a desire to remain in that area.

In the event of a tie, the award will be given to the student with the highest overall GPA at that time.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established through contributions made by UW-Eau Claire alumni and other associates employed by CliftonLarsonAllen as a manifestation of their esteem for the excellent job done in preparing accountants for the profession. The purpose of this fund is to recognize the contributors' high regard for broad participation in activities -- academic and non-academic -- and their desire to enhance educational opportunities for young people.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



CliftonLarsonAllen WAES (0659)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250. This scholarship has a preference for a student who is majoring in Accounting.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by CliftonLarsonAllen.




Collaboration in Information Services Scholarship (2316)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time at UW-Eau Claire, be of junior or senior status and majoring in Information Systems. The recipients must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and demonstrate an appreciation for UW-Eau Claire's collaborative relationships between faculty and students. Successful applicants should have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities. If a tie appears in the selection of a candidate, the award will be given to the student with the highest GPA at that time. The award shall not be divided or given to two or more candidates. Financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating candidates.

Donor Background:

Tyler Patterson earned a bachelor degree from UW-Eau Claire in 2009. Tyler credits the strong educational foundation he received as a key component in the building of his successful professional career. As an undergraduate, Tyler was the recipient of the Cargill Information Services Scholarship. Tyler now serves in an information technology position with C.H. Robinson.

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

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Colleen J. Ferg Memorial Scholarship (1298)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding vocal music degree candidate. Applicants shall be active in the vocal and choral music programs. The scholarship may be reawarded for a maximum of four academic years, if a 3.25 GPA is maintained.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Colleen J. Ferg, a former voice student under the direction of Dr. Kathryn Proctor Duax.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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|



College of Business Scholarship (1709)

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

Awarded to outstanding and active majors in the College of Business.

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:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



College of Business Xcel Diversity Scholarship (0930)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Open to full-time College of Business (COB) majors who are economically disadvantaged as determined by FAFSA) and/or members of any of the following American ethnic minority groups: African-American, American Indian, Southeast Asian or Hispanic American. Students should have good academic standing, and a GPA of at least 2.75.

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

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



College of Education and Human Sciences Community Engagement Award (2539)

The College of Education and Human Sciences Excellence in Community Engagement Awards recognize current students who have maintained academic excellence while committing their time and energy to making a difference within and/or outside the UW-Eau Claire community. Recipients should demonstrate a passion to serve others. All majors within the College of Education and Human Sciences are considered. One student is selected from each department within the College.

Open to seniors who:

  • Have at least one semester of enrollment remaining after the current semester
  • Demonstrate active and meaningful campus and/or community involvement
    • Quality of involvement (impact on campus/community)
    • Scope of involvement (variety)
    • Level of involvement (executive leadership beyond general membership)

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:|Athletic Training|Communication Sciences and Disorders|Elementary Education|Exercise Science|Kinesiology|Rehabilitation Science|Secondary Education|Social Work|Special Education|



College of Education and Human Sciences Student Leadership Award (2539)

The College of Education and Human Sciences Excellence in Student Leadership Awards recognize outstanding student leaders who have demonstrated leadership through campus and community involvement while maintaining evidence of academic quality. All majors within the College of Education and Human Sciences are considered. One student is selected from each department within the College.

Open to seniors who:

  • Have at least one semester of enrollment remaining after the current semester
  • Demonstrate active and meaningful campus and/or community involvement
    • Quality of involvement (impact on campus/community)
    • Scope of involvement (variety)
    • Level of involvement (executive leadership beyond general membership)
  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or better
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership ability
    • Mentors fellow students
    • Creates opportunities for engagement and involvement of others

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:|Athletic Training|Communication Sciences and Disorders|Elementary Education|Exercise Science|Kinesiology|Rehabilitation Science|Secondary Education|Social Work|Special Education|



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 Health Clinic Scholarship (6051)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student majoring in a health services area.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Community Health Clinic 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:|Health Careers|



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|



Computer Science Outstanding Senior Award (1790)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available at the discretion of the chair of the computer science department to a deserving student.

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:|Computer Science|



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 & Gene Bussewitz WAES (0727)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Connie and Gene Bussewitz.




Connie Bakker Native American Honor Scholarship (2372)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Renewal awards of $500 are available for a total of up to four years, provided the student maintains an overall GPA of 3.0 or better and continues to meet the criteria.

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|



Conrow Family Memorial Fund (0095)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding drama major or minor of sophomore standing or higher.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to James Conrow, son of Joyce Conrow the creator of the fund, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Theatre Arts|



Cora and Louis Slock Scholarship (0104)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Candidates for this scholarship must have been accepted into one of the Teacher Education programs (Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education) and possess outstanding academic credentials. Financial need, as determined by the Financial Aid office, may be considered but is not a requirement.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Rachel Anderson, Cora and Louis Slock's daughter, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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



Corinne Buckley Liegel Music Scholarship (2535)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a member of a UW-Eau Claire choral ensemble. The recipient can be of any major, but preference will be given to students who are non-music majors with a passion for choral music and aim for a career in a helping profession. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Donor Background:

Corinne Liegel graduated from UW-Eau Claire and started her professional career as a social worker in Eau Claire County in 1979. She spent the next 39 years passionately advocating for the children of Eau Claire County in Child Protective Services and working with adults with disabilities in Adult Protective Services. Corinne’s compassion, diligence, and spunk made permanent impressions on thousands of children and adults in the Eau Claire area. In addition to her work in the community, Corinne was a long-time member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ church choir and the Master Singers of Eau Claire with an intense love of music and travel. Corinne passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2017 at her home in Eau Claire, WI at the age of 61. She always put others before herself, as her presence in the greater Eau Claire community would reflect.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Corinne Buckley Liegel Social Work Scholarship (2536)

Three scholarships of $1,500 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior social work major. Preference will be given to a student who has financial need and is interested in a career in the public sector.

Donor Background:

Corinne Liegel graduated from UW-Eau Claire and started her professional career as a social worker in Eau Claire County in 1979. She spent the next 39 years passionately advocating for the children of Eau Claire County in Child Protective Services and working with adults with disabilities in Adult Protective Services. Corinne’s compassion, diligence, and spunk made permanent impressions on thousands of children and adults in the Eau Claire area. In addition to her work in the community, Corinne was a long-time member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ church choir and the Master Singers of Eau Claire with an intense love of music and travel. Corinne passed away unexpectedly on November 30, 2017 at her home in Eau Claire, WI at the age of 61. She always put others before herself, as her presence in the greater Eau Claire community would reflect.

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

Application:|Social Work Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Cornell Torgeson WAES (1557)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Cornell Torgeson.




Craig A. Johnson Scholarship (1318)

One scholarship of $1,400 is available.

Awarded to a nontraditional (25 or older) College of Business student with junior or senior standing, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, enrolled in at least nine credits a semester, and has financial need as proven by the FAFSA. Applicants may be returning for a second baccalaureate degree in business.

Preference will be given to individuals who work part-time to support their educational expenses.

Donor Background:

Created by Mrs. Mary Ann Johnson Ogan in memory of her husband, Craig. The scholarship is a demonstration of their commitment to improving educational opportunities for adult business students.

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

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Cumberland Federal Bank Scholarship (6020)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student in good academic standing from the Cumberland area.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Cumberland Federal 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|



Cyndi Zach Nursing Scholarship (2651)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a nontraditional student or student parent accepted into the undergraduate nursing program. Financial need is considered, but not required.

Donor Background:

Cyndi Zach, UW-Eau Claire class of 2002, was a first-time college student in her 40s and graduated with a nursing degree at age 45. She went on to earn a master's degree and to serve her community in public health. Her courage and commitment to bettering herself and her family was an inspiration to her family. This scholarship has been set up to help and inspire others who have that same grit and determination.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|Parents|



D. Patrick Stoffers Management Scholarship (2384)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

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

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

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

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

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



D. Patrick Stoffers Marketing Scholarship (2384)

One scholarship of $1,750 is available.

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

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

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

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

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



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|



Daisy Longren Scholarship (0029)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

This scholarship is open to students with Special Education majors who some day will teach persons who have intellectual disabilities and are disadvantaged. The financial need of the applicant is to be a consideration for selection of the scholarship recipient, as well as scholastic ability. Applicants should be full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Preference to state applicants may also be considered, particularly those who plan to teach in Wisconsin after graduation.

Awards are renewable for recipients, upon a recommendation of the Scholarship Committee.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Phyllis Wall and Marnee Grefe, granddaughters of Daisy Longren, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Dan & Martha Wenzel WAES (1535)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Daniel and Martha Wenzel.




Dan and Martha Wenzel Global Awareness Scholarship (2026)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

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

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

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



Dan and Shelly Johnson Business Scholarship (2463)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

The recipient must be a College of Business major with an emphasis or minor in Marketing or Economics. Preference is to be given to junior and seniors. They must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher and show financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards. Preference for this scholarship will also be given to students from Washington County, Wisconsin.

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

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Economics|Marketing|



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 & Diane Pietenpol Emergency Grant Award (1448)

Provides funds, based on available resources, to students who have emergency financial need. The student's need should not be the result of a problem they have created for themselves. This is not intended to provide long-range financial aid, but rather funds to meet critical personal needs.

Donor Background:

The Financial Aid office will keep the creators of this fund, David and Diane Pietenpol, informed of the progress of the fund and grant circumstances.

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:|Contact Dean of Students|
Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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 and Alice Katz Pre-Medicine Scholarship (0195)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must have earned at least 15 credits at UW-Eau Claire and be currently enrolled as pre-med students. Second semester freshmen, sophomores or juniors may apply. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and a GPA of 3.5 or better in their science and mathematics courses.

Applicants from various classes must have completed the following minimums at the time they apply:

  • Freshmen--a minimum of 15 credits including any two of the following courses; Biology 110 or 111, Chemistry 103 or 115, Mathematics 112, 113 or 114.
  • Sophomores--a minimum of 45 credits including at least 8 in biology, 10 in chemistry and a combination of 9 in physics and/or mathematics.
  • Juniors--a minimum of 75 credits including at least 12 in biology, 15 in chemistry, 4 in mathematics and 5 in physics.

Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered.

Students may re-apply for this scholarship even if they had previously applied, successfully or unsuccessfully.

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

Application:|Health Careers Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|



David and Lynne Leuthe Scholarship (2662)

One scholarship of $4,400 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to Wisconsin residents who have financial need, especially those who who find themselves in such financial hardship that it may impede their successful academic progress and plans to graduate.

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

Donor Background:

The David and Lynne Leuthe Scholarship Fund was established in 2019. David and Lynne both attended UW-Eau Claire and met there. David graduated in 1962 with a BS degree in Geography and Social Studies. He returned a few years later to study for his teaching certificate, and subsequently taught Economics and History for 30 years at Central High School in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Lynne worked as a Medical Technologist at St. Francis Hospital and at Skemp Clinic (now Mayo Clinic Health System) in La Crosse and managed their rental property there.

David and Lynne fished commercially for salmon every summer for 30 years in Cook Inlet, Alaska, out of Kenai, Alaska. After selling their fish boat in 1999 they returned to Alaska as tourists in the summer, eventually totaling 50 summers in Alaska. David published a book about their experiences in Alaska called The 50-Year Summer.

David passed away in 2015. He and Lynne had often talked about funding a scholarship at UW-Eau Claire, and she went ahead with it after he passed. They both felt that a good liberal arts education is the best gift we can give children. It broadens and enriches their lives and gives them the means to care for themselves and their families throughout their lifetimes. Lynne gives her best wishes to the young people who are awarded this scholarship.

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



David Austin WAES (1610)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by David Austin.




David B. Harris WAES (1572)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by David Harris.




David Estervig Memorial Award (0886)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Available to a nominated senior student majoring in biochemistry/molecular biology who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement with a GPA of at least 3.0 cumulative, as well as in biochemistry/molecular biology courses.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|



David L. Risch Geology Research Scholarship (2552)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Applicants must be comprehensive geology majors with outstanding academic records, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major coursework, and be enrolled in (or have completed) Geology 320 (Sed/Strat). Applicants also must have an established Geology research track record with plans to continue their engagement in research at UW-Eau Claire in the coming academic year.

The scholarship is merit-based, with academic accomplishments and research as the major criteria. Financial need will be considered as a secondary criterion.

Previous recipients of the David L. Risch Geology Research Scholarship are ineligible to reapply.

Donor Background:

This endowed scholarship was established in 2018 by David L. Risch (UW-Eau Claire Geology '78) of Katy, Texas, to be first awarded in the 2019-2020 academic year.

After receiving a BS in Geology and Physics at UW-Eau Claire in 1978, David earned an MS in Oceanography at Texas A&M in 1982. He began his 31-year career in the energy industry as an exploration geophysicist initially with Phillips Petroleum Co, then Schlumberger, and retired from BHP Petroleum in 2013.

David’s motivation to establish the scholarship was based in part on his academic experiences at UWEC and Texas A&M. Though David appreciated his UW-Eau Claire education, he would have benefited greatly from student-faculty collaborative research, which would have provided a strong base for pursuit of his graduate degree in Oceanography at Texas A&M.

With this scholarship, David wanted to encourage the excellent research being done at UW-Eau Claire because our understanding of the earth through research is fundamental to resource discovery and proper management. In addition, the skills developed doing research and presenting it will serve the student well during the student's career.

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

Application:|Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered|
Course of Study:|Geology|
Program/Activity:|Research|



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|



Davis Education Scholarship (2731)

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who has declared a major in education and is planning to pursue a career in teaching. Recipients must demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

The $1,000 award is renewable for up to three additional years provided the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0 and continues to pursue a degree in education. The award will not be renewed if the recipient changes majors or is not admitted into the School of Education.

Donor Background:

Sandra Lucas David graduated with a degree in education in 1981. She was fortunate enough to have parents who understood the value of education and worked hard to save money so she could attend college. Sandy worked and was lucky to receive a few scholarships to help defer the cost of tuition. She went on to live in Oak Ridge Hall and participated in hall and recreational campus activities. Eventually, the Special Education program required that students participate in community service and involvement with individuals with special needs. Volunteering and philanthropy have been a critical part of Sandy's life since.

Sandy is retired from teaching middle and high school special education for students with learning disabilities. Over the years, she always believed the education she received at UW-Eau Claire best prepared her to help her students meet their full potential. In retirement, Sandy makes supporting education her life's focus: volunteering in schools, mentoring students, running a mentor program, and serving on an education foundation in her Arizona community.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Sandra Davis 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|



Dean Yohnk First-Generation Scholarship (6022)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to continuing first-generation (no parent has completed a college degree) students who will have completed at least 12 credits by the end of the academic year. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 is required. Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Dean Yohnk 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:|First Generation|



Dean's List Music Scholarship (6023)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to a continuing student who is a music major or minor or an instrumentalist who was in band both semesters of freshman year and will continue for both semesters of sophomore year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is sponsored by and named for big band musicians whose roots are at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Members of the Dean's List Big Band 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|



Deborah Ann Boldon O'Brien Music Fund (1112)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

This award is to be given to voice students. It may be awarded for tutoring or special expenses.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Deborah Bolden O'Brien, a former voice student under the direction of Ms. Beverly Dick.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Deloitte & Touche Accounting Scholarship (0137)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, resident junior accounting major. The recipient must intend to work in the accounting profession upon graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

Financial need is required.

Donor Background:

The Deloitte & Touche Scholarship was established through contributions by UW-Eau Claire alumni and other associates employed by Deloitte & Touche, in recognition of the excellent job done in preparation of accountants for the profession.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Deloitte & Touche-Twin Cities in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



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|



Denise (Derks) Macenski WAES (2022)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Denise Macenski.




Dennis & Alice Young Endowed WAES (1630)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Dennis and Alice Young.




Dennis & Roxanne Lamb WAES (0669)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Dennis and Roxanne Lamb.




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|



Diana Hancock Nursing Scholarship (2664)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to a junior or senior nursing major at the Eau Claire campus. Preference will be given to single parent students.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Single Parents|



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|



Diane Moira Duncan Philosophy Award (2167)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

The intent of the award is to recognize an outstanding essay each year written by a Philosophy major enrolled in Philosophy 485 - "Seminar in Problems of Philosophy."

Donor Background:

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Diane Moira Duncan, a UW-Eau Claire faculty member who taught from 1999-2003 and died on December 10, 2009. The fund recognizes the recipient's outstanding quality research and writing. It was established on the initiative of professor emeritus Dr. Edward A. Beach, who taught at UW-Eau Claire for sixteen years. Dr. Beach cited spirited teaching and ability to instill philosophical enthusiasm in her students as reasons for creating this award in her memory.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Philosophy|



Diane Moira Duncan Religious Studies Award (2167)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

The intent of the award is to recognize an outstanding essay each year written by a Religious Studies major enrolled in Religious Studies 470 – “The Problem of Evil” or Religious Studies 490 – “Seminar in Religious Studies.”

Donor Background:

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Diane Moira Duncan, a UW-Eau Claire faculty member who taught from 1999-2003 and died on December 10, 2009. The fund recognizes the recipient's outstanding quality research and writing. It was established on the initiative of professor emeritus Dr. Edward A. Beach, who taught at UW-Eau Claire for sixteen years. Dr. Beach cited spirited teaching and ability to instill philosophical enthusiasm in her students as reasons for creating this award in her memory.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Religious Studies|



Distinguished Alumni Scholarship (6061)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student in good academic standing who has earned a minimum of 12 credits. There is a preference for students involved in campus or community activities.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed 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|



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 in Information Systems Scholarship (2467)

Two scholarships of $750 is available.

Recipient must be a declared Information Systems major and be either a student of color or a member of the LGBTQ community or a female.

Preference will be given to first-generation college students and students with a GPA of 2.5 or better.

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:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Diversity Incentive New Student Award (0546)

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

The Diversity Incentive Scholarship is intended to recruit and retain students from historically excluded racial and ethnic populations enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, as well as encourage student involvement in furthering equity, diversity and inclusivity at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This scholarship is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Students must be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement and/or leadership in furthering equity, diversity and inclusivity. Financial need is considered but is not required to receive the scholarship. Recipients must maintain full-time status through-out the academic year in order to keep the award.

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:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



Diversity Incentive Scholarship (0546)

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

The Diversity Incentive Scholarship is intended to retain students from historically excluded racial and ethnic populations enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, as well as encourage student involvement in furthering equity, diversity and inclusivity at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This scholarship is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Students must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement and/or leadership in furthering equity, diversity and inclusivity. Financial need is considered but is not required to receive the scholarship. Recipients must maintain full-time status through-out the academic year in order to keep the award.

The funds for these awards will only be released to the recipients after meeting with an advisor in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

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:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Dolly Rounds Memorial International Student Scholarship (1242)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

Degree-seeking International students accepted to UW-Eau Claire will be considered for grants.

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

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

Donor Background:

Mrs. Rounds was among the first delegation of US educators to tour the countries of Asia in 1969, introducing foreign students to the educational opportunities at UWEC.

For 20 years, she volunteered her services as "American Mother" and adviser to foreign students. Mrs. Rounds focused on the whole person, not merely the student, and kept in close touch with many students and their families until the time of her death. It is the intent of the sponsors to commemorate her acceptance of all people, and to perpetuate her mission of multi-cultural education.

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

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

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



Dolly Rounds Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship (1242)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

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



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 & Leatrice Mathison Nurse Practitioner Graduate Student Scholarship (1757)

Two scholarships of $4,300 are available.

The recipient must be a graduate student studying to be a Nurse Practitioner in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with demonstrated financial need and show promise in the nursing profession. Academic achievement also will be a factor in the selection. It is the donors' intent to motivate and encourage nursing majors in any of the programs offered through the College to remain motivated to complete their degree and enter the nursing profession.

Donor Background:

The Mathisons were Eau Claire natives and life-long residents. Donald Mathison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1949 with a teaching degree in math and taught for many years in the Eau Claire area, completing his career as the first principal of South Middle School. He passed away in June of 2020. Leatrice was an administrative secretary in the district office of the Eau Claire Area School District for 45 years. She passed away in December of 2016.

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

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



Donald & Leatrice Mathison Nursing Scholarship (1757)

Seven scholarships of $4,300 are available.

The recipient must be at least a junior nursing major in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with demonstrated financial need and show promise in the nursing profession. Academic achievement also will be a factor in the selection. It is the donors' intent to motivate and encourage nursing majors in any of the programs offered through the College to remain motivated to complete their BSN degree and enter the nursing profession.

Donor Background:

The Mathisons were Eau Claire natives and life-long residents. Donald Mathison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1949 with a teaching degree in math and taught for many years in the Eau Claire area, completing his career as the first principal of South Middle School. He passed away in June of 2020. Leatrice was an administrative secretary in the district office of the Eau Claire Area School District for 45 years. She passed away in December of 2016.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Donald and Elfreida Franzmann WAES (1306)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Donald and Elfreida Franzmann and endowed through their estate gifts.




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|



Donald and Joann Clemens Scholarship (6024)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to continuing students in good academic standing who will have completed at least 12 credits by the end of the academic year. Recipients must demonstrate financial need which is a primary criteria. Recipients may be pursuing any field of study.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Donald and Joann Clemens 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|



Donald and Leatrice Mathison Mathematics Scholarship (2454)

Two scholarships of $4,300 are available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior math education major and have at least a 3.0 GPA in all mathematics courses.

Donor Background:

The Mathisons were Eau Claire natives and life-long residents. Donald Mathison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1949 with a teaching degree in math and taught for many years in the Eau Claire area, completing his career as the first principal of South Middle School. He passed away in June of 2020. Leatrice was an administrative secretary in the district office of the Eau Claire Area School District for 45 years. She passed away in December of 2016.

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

Application:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|



Donald and Sarah Bredle Kinesiology Scholarship (2206)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The recipient must be a kinesiology major with an emphasis in rehabilitation science and must demonstrate financial need.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was started by Don and Sarah Bredle in order to help out kinesiology students who are hardworking but low on funds.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Kinesiology|



Donald Birr Scholarship (0108)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Candidates must possess a strong academic record, be admitted to the one of the teacher education programs (Elementary Education, Special Education, etc.), and have a concentration in the area of junior high or middle school preparation.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Special Education|



Donald G. and Dorothy Wing Pratt Scholarship (0039)

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

Candidates must be of senior standing at the time of receipt of the award, be in high academic standing and graduates of North High School of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Donald L. and Geraldine T. Wolfarth Fund (0738)

A variable number of scholarships up to $3,300 are available.

Applicant must be a continuing sophomore, junior, or senior student with a major in Communication and an emphasis in organizational communication or communication studies. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.25, and has actively participated in programs, activities and/or work related to the communication field. Demonstrated excellence in public speaking is also expected.

Donor Background:

Donald L. Wolfarth held a teaching position in the speech department at UW-Eau Claire from 1967 until his retirement in 1988. He was active as a judge in the various high school and college debate and forensics events held on campus. Before working the speech department, he studied with the American Institute of Parliamentarian. In 1969, he created the parliamentary procedure course. Professor Wolfarth's department chair said of him: "Don was outstanding as a scholar, teacher and colleague. But he was extraordinary as a friend."

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



Donald L. Ellickson Memorial Scholarship (2555)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to full-time economics majors and minors. Students must be junior or senior status and have completed nine credits of economics courses. An overall GPA and economics GPA of 3.0 is required.

Preference will be given to students who demonstrate involvement in student activities, community service and government, and the arts.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2018 through contributions from Dr. Ellickson's family, friends, and colleagues.

Dr. Ellickson taught in the UW-Eau Claire Economics Department from 1958 until his retirement in 1994. He was appointed chair of the department in 1967 and served in that capacity until 1990. He was an adviser for the Economics Honor Society and the Young Republicans.

Dr. Ellickson was involved in service to his community through civics and strong advocacy in the areas of human services and eldercare. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Foundation Board of Directors, the City of Eau Claire Bus Transportation Committee, and the Zoning Appeals Board.

In retirement, he was a member of the Eau Claire County Board from 1994 until 2008 and enjoyed volunteering for the Community Table.

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

Application:|Economics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|



Donna & J. Roger Selin Scholarship (2147)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding accounting major who has achieved at least a B- grade in Accounting 301 and 302. Preference will be given to students who participate in a music ensemble on campus.

Financial need is not required.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Donna E. Selin, a former first grade teacher who taught for 35 years in the Eau Claire area. Donna, who died November 12, 2012, was the beloved wife of long-time accounting professor J. Roger Selin. They were married for 46 years.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Donna C. and Susan C. Turell Award (1522)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Nominees of the women's studies awards competition are eligible. Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student who has completed an outstanding paper or project that illustrates the application of feminism to their lives.

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:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|



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. Alan Zimmerman Endowed Christian Career Scholarship (1548)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding student of any major, who is planning on a career in Christian ministry, Christian outreach and/or Christian media work. The recipient must be enrolled full-time for at least one semester during the academic year the scholarship is received. Preference will be given to a student actively involved in Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), InterVarsity, the Navigators, Athletes in Action, Chi Alpha Ministries or In Christ Alone. Recipient must have an earned GPA of at least 3.0.

Donor Background:

In 1970 Alan Zimmerman graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a B.A. in speech, communication, and political science. From there he went on to earn a master's and Ph.D. in speech communication, taught at the university level for 15 years, and was awarded the 'Outstanding Faculty Member' award by two different universities.

In 1985, Dr. Zimmerman opened his own training, speaking, and consulting company, delivering more than 3,000 programs in 49 states and 22 countries. His programs focus on such topics as self-esteem, motivation, leadership, and teamwork as he shows people how to bring out the best in themselves or others. As a Certified Speaking Professional and an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame, he is ranked among the top 5% of all speakers worldwide. He has authored multiple books including: Pivot: How One Turn in Attitude Can Lead to Success, The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work, and Brave Questions: Building Stronger Relationships By Asking All The Right Questions.

Dr. Zimmerman established this scholarship fund to give back to his alma mater as he helps future students reach their greatest potential.

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

Application:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Dr. Alan Zimmerman Endowed Communication Scholarship (1548)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding student majoring in communication, with a specific emphasis on communication studies or organizational communication. The recipient must be enrolled full-time for at least one semester during the academic year the scholarship is received and have 12 credits of CJ courses completed at the time of application. The recipient must have an earned GPA of at least 3.2 in the CJ department. Preference will be given to a student who plans on a career in public communication, interpersonal communication, communication studies, organizational communication, or who plans to pursue a career as a public speaker.

This scholarship is not available for students majoring in mass communication or journalism.

Donor Background:

In 1970 Alan Zimmerman graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a B.A. in speech, communication, and political science. From there he went on to earn a master's and Ph.D. in speech communication, taught at the university level for 15 years, and was awarded the 'Outstanding Faculty Member' award by two different universities.

In 1985, Dr. Zimmerman opened his own training, speaking, and consulting company, delivering more than 3,000 programs in 49 states and 22 countries. His programs focus on such topics as self-esteem, motivation, leadership, and teamwork as he shows people how to bring out the best in themselves or others. As a Certified Speaking Professional and an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame, he is ranked among the top 5% of all speakers worldwide. He is the author of three books: Pivot: How One Turn in Attitude Can Lead to Success, The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work, and Brave Questions: Building Stronger Relationships By Asking All The Right Questions.

Dr. Zimmerman established this scholarship fund to give back to his alma mater as he helps future students reach their greatest potential.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



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. Brian Bugella Memorial Scholarship (2036)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

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



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|



Dr. Gabriel Kojoian Memorial Scholarship (1902)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must be majoring in physics and astronomy and show great promise for a career in research or teaching. Preference is given to a student who is preparing for graduate school. This scholarship will be awarded to the most worthy and qualified 'student of promise' as determined by the selection committee.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established to honor Dr. Gabriel Kojoian, professor of physics and astronomy. The first son of Armenian immigrants, Gabe received his BS degree from Brown University and Ph.D. from University of California-Berkeley. He was widely recognized for his research in the fields of particle physics and radio astronomy.

Gabe joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1976. In addition to teaching physics, astrophysics and astronomy courses at for over two decades, he mentored students on their research projects. That research was often published in respected scientific journals in articles authored by Gabe and his students, many of whom continued their studies in physics and astronomy at leading graduate schools. Gabe was a devoted friend and mentor, and the opportunities that he provided to students will be long remembered.

Gabe died in 1998. This scholarship was established by alumnus Doug Pearson in his memory.

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

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



Dr. Harold & Helena Ray Huston Nursing Scholarship (0041)

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

The recipient(s) must be of proven scholastic ability, of at least sophomore standing and be enrolled in Nursing at the time of award.

Financial need may be considered but is not necessarily a factor.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Dr. Helen Dale Excellence in Education Scholarship (2792)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior English major, with preference for a student majoring in English Education.

Preference will be given to a student who comes from a background underrepresented in English Education and has demonstrated financial need.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Dr. Ida Hinz Physical Education Scholarship (0678)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipient must have senior status and be majoring in kinesiology with a physical education teaching emphasis and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient must have demonstrated leadership and service related to the major and/or profession.

Donor Background:

Dr. Ida Hinz was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1921. She earned her BS in Education at Illinois State Normal University. After teaching physical education for two years, she attended Colorado State College of Education in Greeley, Colorado. She joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 1949. She retired in 1983 as the Chair of the Physical Education Department.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Kinesiology|



Dr. Jack A. Kavanagh Memorial Math Scholarship (2162)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman student majoring in mathematics. 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.

First preference will be given to a student from Flambeau High School. If there are no incoming students from Flambeau High School who meet the criteria, second preference will be given to a student from any high school in Rusk or Taylor County. If there are no qualified students from these counties, the award can be given to any incoming math major.

Demonstrated financial need is not a requirement for this scholarship, but preference will be given to the student with the highest need if there is a tie between two candidates based on the geographic and academic criteria.

This scholarship is renewable for three additional years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 3.0.

Donor Background:

Dr. Jack Kavanagh graduated from Flambeau High School and attended the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1966. Without much financial support from his family, Jack went on to get a PhD at the University of Minnesota and eventually became a faculty member at Loyola University in Chicago in 1971. Through outstanding scholarly contributions in teaching, research, and service, Jack was promoted to Associate Professor in 1977 and Professor in 1984. His teaching and research interests were in educational foundations in statistics and research methods. His tremendous ethic of care for his students and colleagues throughout his career helped many students overcome both personal and academic hurdles. Jack encouraged his students by making math understandable, relatable, and enjoyable.

After 35 years in Loyola's School of Education, Jack retired in 2006 as Professor Emeritus. Jack attributed much of his success to the personal impact his UW-Eau Claire professors had in helping him determine his career path. Jack was appreciative of the guidance he received from UW-Eau Claire faculty. An avid fisherman and outdoorsman, Jack passed away in 2013 at the age of 68. Because of his connection with UW-Eau Claire and the need to support a Wisconsin public university, Jack's family felt compelled to start this scholarship in his memory.

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

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



Dr. Jack Pladziewicz Research Scholarship (2043)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who shows exceptional promise and has excelled in a collaborative research project with a chemistry department faculty member. All applicants must submit a one-page summary that details the type of research in which they are engaged and how they will use their research experiences to further their careers.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Chemistry|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Dr. Jane L. Frankson & Dr. Edward H. Groshan WAES (0340)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Edward Groshan and Jane Frankson.




Dr. Milton M. & Jean G. Schimke Endowed Music Student Teaching (1186)

Two scholarships of $2,000 are available.  One scholarship will be awarded each semester.

Available to BME students meeting all requirements for admission to the student-teaching semester, with membership and active participation in student NAfME for a minimum of three successive semesters, including their music student teaching semester.

Donor Background:

Dr. Schimke joined the music faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 1969 as coordinator of the Division of Music Education. Concurrently, he served as chair of the Department of Music for twelve years (1973-1985), followed by a part-time appointment as special assistant to the dean of the School of Arts and Sciences as coordinator of arts enhancement from 1985-1989. He retired in 1996. Before coming to UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Schimke was a faculty member in the Department of Music at UW-Oshkosh. Throughout his university career, including his doctoral studies, he was involved in the supervision of music student teachers. Prior to that he taught choral and instrumental music in the public schools of Oregon, North Dakota and Colorado. Dr. Schimke earned Ed.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO and a B.S. degree, with majors in choral and instrumental music along with a minor in business education, from Minot State University in Minot, ND.

Jean Schimke retired from the Eau Claire Area School District where she served as a speech and language pathologist for 19 years (1978-1997). She was a part-time supervisor of student speech clinicians at the UW-Oshkosh Speech Clinic. Jean served as a supervising teacher in special education at the University of Northern Colorado Laboratory School and as an elementary classroom teacher in the public school systems in Evans and Greeley. She began her professional career as a speech and hearing therapist for Burke County in North Dakota where she established a speech and hearing program. Jean earned a M.S. degree in communication disorders from UW-Eau Claire, a M.A. degree in special education at the University of Northern Colorado and a B.S. degree with majors in speech and hearing therapy and elementary education from Minot State University.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients could write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Milton M. and Jean G. Schimke in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Dr. Oliver S. Owen Scholarship (1815)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Awarded to a deserving biology student who has a demonstrated interest in and passion for wildlife biology -- particularly ornithology -- or limnology. To apply, students must have completed the biology core courses and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall and 3.2 in biology courses.

Donor Information:

This scholarship was established in 2007 by Dr. Thomas and Karen Lansing, from Dellwood, MN. Dr. Lansing is a 1978 general science graduate, retired dentist and successful entrepreneur. Dr. Owen was a beloved teacher and mentor who left a lasting impression on Dr. Lansing. He taught at UW-Eau Claire from 1967 to 1990 and died in 1995. This scholarship honors his memory and is a reflection of his area of expertise and the impact he had on so many of his students.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|



Dr. Roger, Dixie and Amy Rasmussen Educational Scholarship (1829)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

For seniors in the College of Education and Human Sciences who are student-teaching. The student must complete their teaching module during the year they receive the scholarship and have a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Donor Background:

Mr. Rasmussen understands that students completing their student-teaching semester often undergo additional expenses and he wants this scholarship to assist someone the College of Education knows would benefit from this additional assistance.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Dr. Tamara A. Johnson Black Excellence Scholarship (2588)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to an African American student with a GPA of at least 3.0.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Dr. Tamara A. Johnson Success Scholarship (2588)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to an African American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian student with financial need.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Dylan Jaehnke Bravery Scholarship (2527)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

This scholarship is available to students of junior or senior status who are majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders or in Special Education. A GPA of at least 3.00 is required. The recipient should indicate a passion for making a positive impact for brave children like Dylan.

Financial need should be considered, not required. Either need indicated by the FAFSA or holistic need should be considered as a tie-breaker if all other factors are equal.

Scholarship Background:

Dylan is a boy born with the odds stacked against him. At three days old, after being rushed to the hospital barely breathing and in a coma, he was diagnosed with a rare metabolic disorder called Propionic Acidemia. His extraordinary condition is one in which his body is incapable of properly processing certain parts of ordinary proteins and fats.

Upon admission to the hospital, Dylan was immediately placed on dialysis to help clear the poisonous toxins that were running rampant in his tiny body as a result of the inability to process protein. After recovering from his initial crisis and learning he had a very severe case of this disease, he was placed on the liver transplant list at seven months old. Just two months later, Dylan received a new liver. The transplant has made his disease much more manageable, but he will live with medical and developmental challenges for the rest of his life. Now five years old, he has been in physical and occupational therapy since he was a baby.

In addition, due to Propionic Acidemia, Dylan struggles with speech development. He has been diagnosed with the speech disorder Apraxia. He has attended Speech Therapy one to three times a week and this year has made great progress verbally communicating with others with a new type of speech therapy called Prompt.

Dylan has been through far more than any young boy should. After hundreds of days spent in the hospital, countless surgeries and procedures, numerous and regular pokes and prods, and one therapy after the next, his resiliency to tackle everything head on and with a smile has never wavered. He is the epitome of everything courageous. Dylan's family gives this scholarship in his name to celebrate his courage and bravery. It is their hope that the deserving individual who receives this scholarship will passionately make a positive impact for brave children like Dylan.

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

Application:|Teacher Education|Communication Sciences and Disorders Undergrad|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|Special Education|



E. Louise Carter Scholarship (1073)

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

Candidates preferably would be junior, senior, or graduate students. Nontraditional aged students, returning to school after an interruption in their education, are preferred, as are students planning a career in social work, psychology, nursing, or other helping professions with career plans involving counseling or recovery efforts for people with problems with alcohol, substance abuse or eating disorders. Candidates must be in good academic standing to be eligible for the award, with indications of a promising and successful career.

Preference for students showing financial need.

May apply for award renewal by submitting application in subsequent years.

Donor Background:

James C. Carter has established the E. Louise Carter Scholarship in honor of his mother.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter highlighting their career plans and goals addressed to James C. Carter in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Counseling Services Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Counseling|Health Careers|Nursing|Psychology|Social Work|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Earl and Vera Mae Kjer Memorial Scholarship (0002)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Available to drama majors or minors of sophomore standing or higher are full-time students. Preferably a candidate in secondary education who expects to teach in the field.

Donor Background:

In 1943 Earl Kjer (pronounced care) joined the faculty at Wisconsin State Teachers College to head speech and theatre. The quality of the theatre productions became popular with the community and drew large audiences. In 1947 Eau Claire became the first teacher's college in the nation to be admitted to membership in the National Collegiate Players.

Kjer played an important role in the design and building of the complex at the corner of Park and Garfield which was dedicated in 1952. At the time The Little Theatre “was one of the finest for stage, workroom, wardrobe, and dressing areas in the country”. Kjer, another faculty member, and the National Collegiate Players worked for years to raise money to equip the theatre.

Earl and Vera Mae developed close bonds with many of the theatre and speech students and maintained those relationships with alumni. Vera Mae Kjer was a former home economics teacher and they often graciously entertained students and alumni in their home, across the street from the campus. Earl was known as “Papa” Kjer to the students. Together Earl and Vera Mae organized and chaperoned trips to Chicago and New York so student could experience professional and Broadway plays.

In his twenty-three years at Eau Claire Earl Kjer directed over 60 plays, taught all the theatre classes, and administered the theatre program. During that time Earl Kjer was the theatre program. In the spring, 1964, Kjer, chairman of the department of speech, because of ill health announced his retirement from directing plays. In his honor The Little Theatre was renamed the Earl S. Kjer University Theatre. Earl Kjer died in 1965. At that time the Earl and Vera Mae Kjer Memorial Scholarship Fund was established and continues to honor the legacy of the Kjers. Vera Mae Kjer died in 2001.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Ann Glock, niece of Vera Mae Kjer, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|Theatre Arts|



Eau Claire Marathon Scholarship (2607)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This award is offered to students participating in the Eau Claire Marathon who are Pell Grant eligible.

First preference will be given to students participating in IDIS 131 Distance Running for Health and Fitness.

Application:|Eau Claire Marathon Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Leadership Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

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

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding student admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences who has been an active participant at the Eau Claire site, preferably by serving in a leadership position in the organization. This applicant must have demonstrated leadership ability by continuing to move ECSNA forward.

Financial need is not a requirement for this leadership scholarship.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Member Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

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

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with demonstrated financial need who shows promise in the nursing profession.

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

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



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Study Abroad Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

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

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

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

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



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|



Economics Student Research Scholarship (2603)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for an economics major who has participated in student-faculty research in the last year. A GPA of at least 3.0 is required. Economics faculty members nominate students for this award.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Paige and Brandon Magliocco. Brandon graduated from UW- Eau Claire in 2015 with a degree in Economics. Upon graduation, Brandon attended the University of Minnesota for a graduate degree in Economics and Public Health. Paige and Brandon reside near Minneapolis, MN where Paige teaches high school math and Brandon oversees health economics and outcomes research for an association that is involved with national health care reform. While Paige ultimately transferred to the University of Minnesota, UW – Eau Claire remains special to both Paige and Brandon because they met in class and share many fond memories. Paige and Brandon created this scholarship in order to promote opportunities for student research in Economics, which has influenced both of their lives enormously. To this day, Brandon attributes his success in the field of Economics to the mentorship and instruction of the phenomenal Economics Department and UW – Eau Claire.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Ed & Kathy Theisen Memorial WAES (0184)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Edwin and Kathleen Theisen.




Ed and Beth Hicks Pre-Medicine Scholarship (0336)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must have earned at least 15 credits at UW-Eau Claire and be currently enrolled as pre-med students. Second semester freshmen, sophomores or juniors may apply. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and a GPA of 3.5 or better in their science and mathematics courses.

Applicants from various classes must have completed the following minimums at the time they apply:

  • Freshmen--a minimum of 15 credits including any two of the following courses; Biology 110 or 111, Chemistry 103 or 115, Mathematics 112, 113 or 114.
  • Sophomores--a minimum of 45 credits including at least 8 in biology, 10 in chemistry and a combination of 9 in physics and/or mathematics.
  • Juniors--a minimum of 75 credits including at least 12 in biology, 15 in chemistry, 4 in mathematics and 5 in physics.

Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered.

Students may re-apply for this scholarship even if they had previously applied, successfully or unsuccessfully.

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

Application:|Health Careers Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|



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|



Edsel Grams Scholarship (0239)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Available to students who are registered for, enrolled in, or have completed, a course in taxation at UW-Eau Claire. This means any course that has an objective of providing an understanding of federal or state law pertaining to one or more of the following: income tax, sales tax, gift tax, estate tax, and inheritance tax. This also includes any course that has an objective of providing an understanding of how to research federal or state law pertaining to any of the aforementioned taxes.

Qualified students should have a cumulative GPA earned at UW-Eau Claire of 2.5 or better, and need at least nine additional credits to complete a baccalaureate degree.

The recipient must not be a habitual user during the past 24 months of tobacco in any form.

The applicant must submit an application setting forth the information needed to verify the applicant's qualifications, including a signed statement giving consent that the scholarship application data may be verified by those officially charged with the review of the application.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Finance|



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|



Edward and Clarissa Bogumill Memorial Scholarship (1853)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Awarded to a student who will be receiving the scholarship during the junior or senior academic year. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and be majoring in chemistry, physics, mathematics, or materials science. Special consideration will first be given first to a student from the Thorp, WI, area and secondly to a student from Clark County, WI, however, neither of these are requirements. If more than one student qualifies for the award, the student with highest financial need will be given first consideration.

This scholarship can be renewed for two more years provided the student maintain a 3.0 GPA.

Scholarship Background:

Michael Bogumill established this scholarship in memory of his parents.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|Materials Science Scholarship Application|Mathematics Scholarship Application|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|Materials Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|



Edward B. Blackorby Fund (0069)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

The Edward B. Blackorby Book Award for academic excellence in history is awarded to an outstanding history major based on the following criteria: overall GPA; history GPA; performance in the required historiography courses and recommendations from history faculty.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|



Edward Haugen 'Ted' Leslie Memorial Art Scholarship (1237)

One scholarship of $3,000 is available.

Recipient should be a declared art major, preferably with an emphasis on print making, or drawing or painting. The recipient should have sophomore or junior standing with a GPA of 3.25 and a broad humanities background, and have the intention of graduating from UW-Eau Claire. The award is in recognition of creativity, originality, and artistic talent.

There is a potential for renewal and recipients may reapply.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Ted Leslie, who attended UW-Eau Claire from 1996-2000. Ted was a junior pursuing an art major and philosophy minor when he was stricken by brain cancer in 1999. After recovering from paralysis and multiple surgeries, he returned to campus to pursue his studies while undergoing intense cancer treatments. Although his primary artistic focus had been printmaking, Ted's illness brought about a renewed interest in drawing and painting. At the time of his death in October 2000, he was enrolled in an independent study in painting. Ted's family and friends have created this scholarship to honor his talent, his passion for creative expression, and the indomitable spirit, which compelled him to pursue life and art with integrity and intensity.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter jointly addressed to James Leslie, Naomi Haugen, and Peter Mansfield in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Edward S. Fish Art Scholarship (0126)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

Applicants must be of either junior or senior standing and enrolled in the Comprehensive BA/BS or BFA programs. The student's cumulative GPA must be 3.5 or higher within the art major course work. Outstanding ability, discipline and dedication through performance should demonstrate a serious interest in art.

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:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet Scholarship (1074)

Four scholarships of $8,900 are available.

The department shall award up to four scholarships in the amount of full in-state tuition for one academic year and there is the potential for the scholarship to cover a full four-year degree. The recipients of the scholarships shall be members of the University Symphony Orchestra and are selected by a committee consisting of members of the string faculty. Financial need is not a consideration - it is the donor's intent that the very best musicians who play the four instruments in the string quartet be selected. The Quartet is coached regularly by the string faculty, is featured at major departmental and university events, and provides regular recitals. The recipients of the scholarships are also expected to be leaders of the University Symphony Orchestra. The generosity of the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation has created an opportunity for music students through this scholarship rarely seen at the undergraduate level.

Donor Background:

The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet shall be THE premiere student instrumental music quartet at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. As such, the Quartet will be featured performers at major university events such as a chancellor's inauguration, commencement, UW-System Regents meetings, major donor events, etc. It is expected that the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet shall present an annual concert which is open to the public and honors Mrs. Cohen for her family's generosity. The Music and Theatre Arts chair and the conductor of the University Symphony Orchestra shall be responsible for determining the annual performance schedule for the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet.

The Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet Fellowships shall be funded annually by the L.E. Phillips Family Foundation. Any reference to the musicians and the quartet must carry the Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet name.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to The Cohen Family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The recipients shall be expected to provide an annual update to The Cohen Family on their studies and musical work in the Orchestra and elsewhere.

Application:|Contact Music & Theatre Arts Department|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Elaine Wendt DNP Nursing Scholarship (1738)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Available to an outstanding student who has been accepted into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences DNP program. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 8 credits in the DNP program.

Preference is given to applicants who have a history of supporting the UW-Eau Claire nursing programs. Evidence of support would include activities such as serving as a preceptor to UW-Eau Claire nursing students, encouraging and supporting clinical experiences at their agency, and participating in alumni and/or professional nursing organizations that support the educational mission of the nursing programs (e.g., leadership role in the Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau).

Donor Background:

Dr. L. Elaine Wendt, professor and dean emerita of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, retired in 2008 after 25 years of teaching at UW-Eau Claire. A native of South Dakota, Dr. Wendt earned a bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, a master's degree from New York University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She began teaching at UW-Eau Claire in 1969; but also worked for a time in nursing in New York City and in Maryland and taught briefly at UW-Milwaukee. She was chair of the department of Family Health Nursing at UW-Eau Claire before becoming interim associate dean in 2002, associate dean in 2003, and dean in 2004.

She was instrumental in helping the College obtain the entitlement to plan the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program and in establishing the nursing skills laboratory simulation activities. Additionally, Dr. Wendt is the original founder of the annual Nursing Alumni Walk held during Homecoming weekend. Dr. Wendt has long been an advocate of increasing access to the nursing profession and especially of supporting nurse educators.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate 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|



Eleanor Eddis & Theodore R. Fults Memorial Scholarship (0178)

One scholarship of $4,000 is available.

Interested students must be undergraduate elementary education majors and must have completed at least one year of coursework at UW-Eau Claire. The recipient must have illustrated significant academic quality and promise for the teaching profession. This scholarship may be renewed.

Students with financial need will be considered but need is not the determining factor.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



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|



Elizabeth Barnes & Robert Fugate Memorial Scholarship (1728)

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

Recipients must be outstanding and deserving nursing students enrolled in the Accelerated BSN program or the DNP program.

Donor Background:

Dr. Nancy Fugate Woods is the dean of nursing and a professor at University of Washington School of Nursing in Seattle. She received her BSN from UW-Eau Claire, a masters of nursing from the University of Washington, and her masters of public health from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Nancy established this fund in memory of her mother and father.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Elizabeth G. Morris Scholarship (1171)

Two scholarships from $3,700 up to $7,400 are available.

To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in the comprehensive or standard English-teaching major, demonstrate an intent to be an English teacher, have senior standing as defined by the University, and have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better.

Among the students meeting the above criteria, preference will be given to those students who demonstrate a broad range of interests in English. Beyond these objective criteria, the English department may consider recommendations from teachers and advisors and whatever other information it considers appropriate in determining promise of success as a middle school or secondary school teacher of English.

Donor Background:

Elizabeth Morris loved the English language-its word, grammar, and structure every bit as much as its power to paint pictures, tell stories, and communicate ideas. A devoted teacher and scholar herself, she believed that one of the most important challenges the University faced was not just to train teachers but to educate them in the disciplines they would be taking out into the schools of Wisconsin. In particular she wanted to know that those who taught the language she loved shared both her passion and her expertise. It was to that end she directed her efforts for twenty-four years in the UW-Eau Claire department of English. This scholarship is intended to continue her work.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Elizabeth Krings Gansluckner Memorial Fund (0047)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for an elementary education major.

Donor Background:

Larry Gansluckner created this scholarship to honor his mother, Elizabeth. Elizabeth Krings Gansluckner attended UW-Eau Claire. She was a teacher.

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:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



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|



Ellen M. Imbody Memorial Scholarship for Returning Women (0768)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Available to returning nontraditional students attending UW-Eau Claire in either full or part-time capacities. Students must demonstrate financial need not met by traditional forms of financial assistance with a FAFSA on file with in the Financial Aid office.

Preference is to be given to female students.

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

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



Ellen V. Anderson Primary Teacher Scholarship (2774)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in elementary or primary education. The recipient should be focused on teaching at the primary level.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Dr. Lee A. Wicklund to honor the 100 year anniversary of his mother's graduation from UW-Eau Claire. Ellen V. Anderson graduated from the primary course at Eau Claire State Normal School in 1920.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Elmer Winters Award for Excellence in Social Studies Education (0878)

Two scholarships from $250 up to $500 are available.

This award recognizes students who have demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the social studies disciplines. Eligible students must have completed ES 356 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 6-12 in the calendar year preceding the award.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Studies|



Elwood and Virgelee Ledue Scholarship (0773)

Two scholarships of $650 are available.

Available to a social work major of junior, senior or graduate standing with overall academic achievement and performance in the major, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

An undergraduate student is preferred.

Financial need is required.

Donor Background:

Elwood T. LeDue, known as Al, grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from Eau Claire High School. Al was in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and served in the Army of Occupation in Japan. He worked at Uniroyal in Eau Claire for 34 years. Al was a leader in the movement to establish credit unions, was a co-founder of Royal Credit Union, served on its board of Directors for 16 years, and also served on the board of directors for the Wisconsin Credit Union League.

Virgelee LeDue grew up in Neillsville and graduated from what then was the Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1957 with a degree in comprehensive science and English. She earned a master's degree in speech from UW-Eau Claire and coached high school forensics students. Virgelee taught for 30 years, including 19 years as a biology teacher, at North High School. Among her high school students and student teachers, she had many University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire alumni who treasured her. She was one of several UW-Eau Claire alumni who played roles in the founding of the Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild. Shortly before her death, Virgelee had an Art Shoe Show in the Foster Art Gallery exhibiting 60 years of her collection of shoes and purses.

Al and Virgelee came from modest backgrounds and both worked very hard throughout their lives. They were successful in their fields and accepted the responsibility to share with others. Virgelee started the scholarship in Al's name at the time his death in 1987. Later the scholarship was renamed the Al and Virgelee LeDue scholarship and was designated for social work students at UW-Eau Claire in order to help families and children. Virgelee died on April 29, 2006.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Barbara Sours, Mrs. Le Due's niece, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Social Work Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Emma Louise Strowig Autism Scholarship (2419)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient must have been diagnosed with a disability of Autism Spectrum Disorder or Asperger's, or a Mental Health Condition. Preference will be given to a student with a disability of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Must have a resident GPA of 2.5 or higher and be an undergraduate student of sophomore, junior or senior status. Applications for this scholarship are located in the Services for Students with Disabilities office on campus.

Scholarship Background:

Emma Louise Strowig was born in 1925 in Columbus, Kansas, the daughter of Gladys and Andrew Britton. As a first generation college student, she attended and graduated with a degree in political science at the University of Kansas, where she met and married her husband Ronald Wray Strowig. Following their courtship and wedding in Kansas, Emma and Wray moved to California in the early 1950s, where their only son, Andrew, was born and Wray completed graduate school at Stanford University. Over the years, the family resided in Kansas and Chicago, later moving in the 1960's to Madison, Wisconsin, where Wray was a professor in Counseling and Guidance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Throughout their lives together, Emma and Wray celebrated their love and friendship and shared their deep commitment to the mission and values of education. Emma worked as an elementary teacher in the Madison area and, for the latter half of her career, as a high school teacher at Mendota Mental Health Institute. Her legacy was to teach, inspire, and empower children and youth to learn, develop self-worth, and believe in their intelligence and capability to succeed in their lives and education. The values of education were of paramount importance in her life and career. Reflective of her depth of commitment to education, she completed her master's degree and thesis in reading at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Emma Louise Strowig scholarship was established by her son Andrew Strowig in her memory to support UW-Eau Claire students with autism. As a special education teacher, Emma worked with and supported many students with autism. This scholarship in her name honors her life and commitment to students who face the challenges of disability.

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

Application:|Contact Services for Students with Disabilities for details|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Encizo Family Multicultural Scholarship (2604)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Highest preference for this scholarship is an African American, Latinx, Native American, or Asian student. Preference will also be given to students who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • first-generation college student
  • demonstrated student leadership with clubs or organizations
  • demonstrated community involvement
  • transfer student from a Wisconsin Technical College System school

Donor Background:

Rogelio and Anna Encizo have created this scholarship to pay it forward for all the support Ro received during his time at UW-Eau Claire. As a first-generation college student, he appreciated the many people that helped him successfully navigate college.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Engineering in Materials Scholarship (UWEC)

The UW-Eau Claire Materials Science Program faculty are pleased to offer this need-based scholarship for MSE majors, or pre-MSE majors concurrently applying to the MSE program. The scholarship is paid in semester installments of $500 each for up to four semesters total. To receive the scholarship for each of the four semesters, the student must remain a MSE major, and must maintain good academic standing and an overall GPA of at least 2.5. The Materials Science Program plans to award one scholarship each school year.

The fellowship is available to all MSE students (or pre-MSE students concurrently and successfully applying for MSE) who have financial need as determined by the FAFSA, and who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Materials Science faculty will select a recipient from among eligible applicants based on student engagement in MSE, future plans, level of financial need, and academic performance, although the latter is not a primary factor for consideration.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Materials Science Program.

Application:|Materials Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Materials Science|



Enterprise Management Scholarship (2628)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a management major with at least a sophomore standing. Preference will be given to students involved in management student organizations.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Management|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Enterprise Sales Scholarship (2628)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a marketing major with at least a sophomore standing who is interested in pursuing a career in professional sales. Preference will be given to students involved in marketing student organizations or the sales team.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Environmental Health Scholarship (0141)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,200 are available.

To qualify, the recipient must be a declared Environmental Public Health major for at least one year with one year remaining in school. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is necessary.

Applicants must provide two letters of recommendation from individuals outside the department. Applicants also must provide an essay on their reason for applying for the award, goals and special contributions that the applicant has made in environmental health, and activities in the major.

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:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



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|



Erma and Sanae Stacy Nursing Scholarship (2494)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to students who have been accepted into the College of Nursing with a minimum junior standing, show promise for degree completion, are persons of quality who portray a strong work ethic and who embody characteristics that will make them great representatives of the nursing profession. Students who apply must be in good academic standing and if financial hardship is present, it may be used as a tiebreaker in making a decision.

Students may apply for renewal of the scholarship for an additional year. Students seeking a renewal of the scholarship must submit a new application.

Donor Background:

Michael and Sanae Stacy are long-time residents of the Eau Claire area. Michael's mother Erma was a nurse and his wife, Sanae, is also a nurse. To honor this noble profession, Michael decided he wanted to establish a named fund in their names as a lasting tribute to them. Michael's career included serving as the Dean of the General Studies Division at the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Sanae was born in Japan and taught in a nursing school in Japan. As a young woman Sanae moved to California and pursued her nursing career in the United States. She and Michael met in San Francisco, CA while Michael was visiting family. Their generosity in providing a nursing scholarship at UW-Eau Claire is especially significant since neither of them attended the university and it reflects their values of supporting quality education in the Chippewa Valley.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Esther and Antonio Lazcano Scholarship (1568)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This is a diversity scholarship for Hispanic students.

Donor Background:

This award was established in September 2004 to honor Antonio and Esther Lazcano.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Esther M Andersen WAES (1143)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Esther M. Andersen and endowed through her estate gift.




Eugene and Frances Mc Phee Scholarship (0015)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Applicant must be a senior with major in education. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Participation in community, university, or school service.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Eugene B. Arnold Scholarship (2488)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time at UW-Eau Claire in the College of Business Information Systems (IS) program, of junior or senior status, and a citizen of the United States. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher and demonstrate an appreciate for UW-Eau Claire's collaborative relationships between students and faculty.

Preference will be given to students who are active in a college organization, preferably in a leadership role, as well as students who have been active with a community volunteer organization for at least two years.

Financial need is not a requirement or consideration for this scholarship.

Donor Background:

Gene Arnold earned a BBA in Management Information Systems from UW-Eau Claire in 1985. Casey Golden, Gene’s daughter, earned a BBA in Information Systems in 2015 and played 4 years of Varsity Softball. Gene has been with Kimberly-Clark Corporation since June of 1985 and is now a V.P in Sales. Casey joined Kohl’s corporation in July of 2015 in their Information Systems department. Both credit their years at UW-Eau Claire, the School of Business, and Information Systems Department for their success in their personal and professional lives.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Eugene Arnold and Family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The recipient will also be invited to meet on-campus with the donor and family.

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



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|



Excellence in Communication (1181)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

Applicants must be continuing outstanding communication and journalism majors with emphasis in organizational communication, or communication studies OR mass communication majors with an emphasis in public relations.

Applicants must have a minimum major GPA of at least 3.2 and provide proof of active involvement in an organization related to their major (e.g., CJO, IABC, PRSSA, SHRM, SRI, TV-10, WUEC-FM, etc.) and/or employment and/or internship in a communication/mass communication related field (e.g., WEAU-TV, WQOW-TV, Post House, WPR, Mayo Clinic Eau Claire, United Way, etc.) at the time of application. Applicants must have demonstrated excellence in oral, written and/or visual communication skills.

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 and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



Excellence in Experimental Physics Research Scholarship (2434)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipients must be Physics majors and be conducting physics research within the Physics department. Preference should be given to students with financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

Donor Background:

Jake Kast graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in physics and a math minor. While attending UW-Eau Claire, Jake was a member of the Society of Physics students and spent much of his time in the Physics Seminar Room, where he formed close friendships with his fellow students and the physics faculty. Following his graduation, Jake moved back to his hometown of Evansville, WI, and was lucky enough to find a career that allowed him to travel the world and never stop learning. Jake’s continued gift serves as only a small thank you to the Physics Department, without whom, he would not have had the opportunities that he has had.

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

Application:|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Excellence in Financial Management Scholarship (2788)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Finance 339 - Investment Strategy or Finance 330 - Wealth Management. Preference for Finance majors with a GPA of 3.0 or above. However, other majors or individuals who do not meet the GPA minimum may still be considered as worthy applicants in certain circumstances. The goal of this scholarship is to recognize students who exemplify what it means to be a Blugold - strong students who are exceptional individuals.

Donor Background:

Dier Pulatov, Josh Zahn, and Jeff Steers are recent UW-Eau Claire Business Finance graduates. All three Blugolds value the opportunities and mentorship they received from Finance faculty, specifically Mark Alfuth, Bill Ogden, Brad Dobson, and Pedro Sottile. To honor the impact that these faculty had on their time at UW-Eau Claire and their post-college success, they have established the Excellence in Financial Management Scholarship.

Dier came to UW-Eau Claire as an international student from Uzbekistan and graduated in Spring 2020. He now works as a Business Consultant at Ernst & Young in Minneapolis. While on campus, he was involved with Student Senate, Financial Management Association, and Student Senate.

Josh came to UW-Eau Claire from Menomonee Falls, WI and graduated in Spring 2019. He worked at an investment management firm in Madison after graduation and is now pursuing a Master’s in Finance at Indiana University. While a student, he was primarily involved with the Student Management Investment Fund, and he also volunteered as a finance tutor within the College of Business.

Jeff came to UW-Eau Claire from Appleton, WI and graduated in the Fall of 2020. He now works as an Assurance Associate with Ernst & Young in Minneapolis. While on campus, he was actively involved in the Student Management Investment Fund, Financial Management Association (FMA) and Finance Committee. Additionally, he worked at the front desk of the Service Center and as a student grader for the finance department.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dier Pulatov, Josh Zahn, and Jeff Steers in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



EY Accounting Scholarship (0868)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a full-time, resident sophomore or junior accounting major. The recipient must intend to work in the profession upon graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.

The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Financial need is required.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established through contributions by alumni and other associates employed by EY CPAs as a manifestation of their esteem for the excellent job done in preparing accountants for the profession.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



F. H. & Gertrude Conway Thompson Scholarship (0028)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

Students of junior status and planning to enter the education profession are eligible to apply. The recipient must also have a well-established scholastic record and a commitment to the field of education. The student(s) selected would receive the scholarship during their junior year and a renewal award in their senior year.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Fairmount Santrol Responsible Mining Scholarship (2317)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Eligible candidates for this scholarship should be rising juniors in the Responsible Mining program at UW-Eau Claire. Recipients must be comprehensive Geology majors, who are currently enrolled in the Sed/Stratigraphy course (GEOL 320). As such, the scholarship is targeted for majors who will be entering their "junior" year in the Geology program when they receive this award.

Donor Background:

Fairmount Santrol is a leading provider of high-performance sand and sand-based products used in the oil and natural gas industry, as well as in the foundry, building products, water filtration, glass, and sports and recreation markets. Fundamental to their mission, vision, and culture, Fairmount Santrol embraces the principles of sustainable development. They continue to make investments in their people, business partners, communities, and their environmental stewardship programs that not only secure their ability to operate today, but also create a bright future for their business and the communities where they live and work. Fairmount's support of the UW-Eau Claire Department of Geology's Responsible Mining Initiative will provide young geologists with opportunities for experiential learning that will greatly enhance their undergraduate studies and prepare them for fulfilling careers.

For more information visit FairmountSantrol.com.

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

Application:|Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|



Faye Davis Berg Teacher's Scholarship (0147)

One scholarship of $650 is available.

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate education major and have completed, or be completing, the Elementary Block, be recommended for their student teaching experience, have a resident GPA of 3.5, and have demonstrated high potential for success as a teacher. The award is to be applied to tuition or fees and other educational expenses while student-teaching.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Faye Passow Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Scholarship (2691)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is committed to EDI efforts on campus and who has demonstrated social justice leadership on campus and in the community. Preference will be given to a member of the Inter-Tribal Student Council on campus.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Federated Insurance IS Scholarship (1169)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Be a full-time IS major when applying and receiving; have a UW-Eau Claire cumulative GPA of at least 2.8 and IS major GPA of at least 3.0; complete at least 90 credits by the end of the receiving semester, and return as full-time IS major the following semester. Other considerations include past academic record, work experience, extracurricular activities, etc., and future plans. Financial need is not a factor.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Amy Knutson at Federated Insurance in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Finance Competition Scholarship (2464)

Provides awards for Finance Competitions put on through the Accounting and Finance department.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donors" in care of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Fire Ball Scholarship (2685)

One scholarship of $1,250 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is at least a sophomore who has volunteered for the Fire Ball. The recipient must have:

  • Exhibited leadership skills and ability to work in a high-stress environment
  • Displayed exemplary teamwork and team-building skills
  • Contributed to event positivity and overall mission of intersectional queer advocacy and celebration
Application:|Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Florence and Maureen Lau Memorial Fund (2097)

Two scholarships of $5,000 are available.

The scholarship will be awarded to incoming underrepresented freshmen with strong academic records who are U.S. residents. 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 women of Asian descent.

The $5,000 award is renewable for up to three additional years provided the student maintains a GPA of at least 3.0.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to 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|



Florence M. and Fred R. Nelson Scholarship (0205)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,800 are available.

This scholarship is intended to benefit students who are earning a music degree with an emphasis in keyboard performance. Applicants must be admitted to UW-Eau Claire to be considered. The student must exhibit a high potential for success, and contribution as a performer, inside or outside the academic arena. The student should have well-defined goals and realistic plans for reaching them. Competition is either through audition, jury performance, or UW-Eau Claire recital. Renewal of the scholarship is possible.

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 Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Floyd and Marie Krause Memorial Scholarship (0027)

Three scholarships of $500 are available.

This scholarship is available to junior or senior Chemistry or Chemistry-Business Majors showing outstanding academic achievement.

Donor Background:

By The Krause Family

Floyd's employment at UW-Eau Claire was a giant step for the young chemist, who had trained for his Master's Degree in Chemistry at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. To have accomplished this having grown up in rural Wisconsin during the depression years of the 1930's was a remarkable piece of determination. To have Marie's support in this process certainly had to be crucial, although we never heard much about it. Engaging and bright, she kept him going through his education and career development. As an aside, she raised a great family!

The offer for Floyd to teach and to be involved with the College came from President William R. Davies and was accepted only after great deliberation - a move that we all would now consider to be only a geographic hop was a big move then. This was especially true of Floyd, as he was one of three sons who had kept the family farm going with his widowed mother, alternating years in high school with his older brother. Only after receiving encouragement from some special mentors did he decide to go on to college at River Falls, then on for a higher degree.

Initially teaching Chemistry, Math and Geology at what was then the Eau Claire Teacher's College, he gradually focused on his area of expertise - Chemistry and Quantitative Analysis. Mechanical balances, slide rules and burettes were the analog computers of the day and those who studied under him had to know how to use those tools accurately. Watching him chew on a cigar as he graded papers, one knew that he was serious about what he taught.

As the department and the University grew, Floyd added instructors, PhDs and professors to the teaching staff, building a strong department with one of the best reputations in the system. Marie was engaged with connecting with the faculty families and creating the network that held together so many of the College's activities, encouraging recruitment and retention of talent at the developing University.

Floyd was forward thinking but very practical in his outlook. He was proud of the conception and building of the Phillips Science Hall in the 60's. No one could believe it cost over 2 million dollars to build! During his tenure as department chair, he remained committed to his mission of emphasizing the practical applications of chemistry to medicine, nursing, industry, agriculture, and other engines of the economy.

The shift in emphasis from teaching to research was one that he accepted, but felt to be beyond his ability to nourish. He had to rely on his younger colleagues to initiate that. With Marie's death in 1976, Floyd continued as department chair for several years, but then retired to the world he loved most: sometime hunting, but always fishing.

In their honor, we members of Floyd and Marie's family are pleased that Floyd and Marie's friends and colleagues have joined us in our donations to assist many young people to advance their education in the scientific realm. Our world has great need for scientists with solid skills and human interests. It is worth noting that the sculpture on the Phillips Hall depicts the image of Icarus and Daedalus. As individuals and collectively, we are flying very close to the sun. We hope to continue our support to scholars with human interest and awareness as well as scientific aptitude.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Chemistry|



Fook-Sui Pang & Sik-Yin Luk WAES (0341)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Kin-Chun and Yuen-Kwan Luk.




Fortnightly Club-Beulah Haugen Scholarship (6025)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student who will have completed at least 24 credits by the end of the current academic year. Recipients must show evidence of high academic achievement.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Rice Lake Fortnightly 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|



Four Year Contract Incentive Retention Scholarship (System)

This scholarship provides awards to students who are Wisconsin residents and have demonstrated financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards who have signed the four-year contract with 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:|No Application Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Frances Kirby & Family Memorial Academic Scholarship (1822)

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

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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Frances Mary Woollen WAES (0793)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Karen A. Haugen and J. Michael Woollen.




Frances Sundet Memorial Scholarship (1464)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Given to an outstanding student in nursing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship fund was created by James and Carol Sundet in memory of his mother, Frances Sundet.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate 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|



Francis and Barbara Stauner Family Scholarship (6053)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It will be awarded to continuing students who will have completed at least 12 credits by the end of the academic year and demonstrates dedication and determination to succeed. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Recipients may be pursuing any field of study.

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|



Fred F. and Lorain E. Winrich Scholarship (2341)

Two scholarships of $2,000 are available.

Students majoring in Math, Physics, or Computer Science with a GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible for this scholarship. Financial need is considered, and first generation college students are given preference, but neither are required criterion for receiving the scholarship.

A renewal award of $2,000 will be available for the recipient's second year, provided a GPA of 3.0 is maintained.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Lonny Winrich's late parents, Fred and Lorain Winrich.

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

Application:|Computer Science Scholarship Application|Mathematics Scholarship Application|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|First Generation|



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|



Gale Crouse Scholarship for Students of French (1825)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Gary P. Friedli Memorial Scholarship (1138)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Available to students entering their junior year currently enrolled in good academic standing with a 3.00 GPA or better, and a history major.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship is in memory of Gary Friedli who received his undergraduate degree in 1984 as a history major. He obtained his master's degree in international studies at the University of Denver in 1988. Gary was a special agent with the U.S. Customs Service and was killed in the line of duty in southeast Arizona. He was 36 years old and is survived by his wife and daughter.

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

Application:|History Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|



Gene A. Gilbertson Memorial Scholarship (6069)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to continuing full-time students with a minimum of 12 completed credits who are actively involved in extracurricular and/or community activities.

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

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



Gene Decker Scholarship (1480)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

The student must be a declared health care administration major of junior or senior academic standing, not yet in practicum during the semesters that the scholarship is received. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required. Students who have demonstrated leadership within the student organization of ACHCA will be given preference.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Genevieve Hagen International Study Abroad Scholarship (1763)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



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 & Geraldine Rossman Fund for the Physical & Biological Sciences (1130)

One scholarship of $1,700 is available.

This is an interdisciplinary, merit-based scholarship that was created to support undergraduate students in the physical or biological sciences: biology, chemistry, materials science, geography, geology or physics and astronomy. It can also be used to support undergraduate researchers chosen on the basis of academic merit and research aptitude.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|Chemistry Scholarship Application|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|Geology Scholarship Application|Materials Science Scholarship Application|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Physics and Astronomy|
Program/Activity:|Research|



George & Jeri Rossman WAES (0634)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by George and Jeri Rossman.




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 and Marie Badman Education Scholarship (1917)

Two scholarships of $2,250 are available.

Awarded annually to outstanding students accepted into the teacher education program. Preference shall be given to elementary education majors, but the donor desires that the scholarships shall be awarded to the most worthy students planning on becoming teachers.

Financial need is a consideration.

Donor Information:

This scholarship was established in 2009 thanks to a gift from George Badman, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in education in 1941. George retired from a career with the US Navy in 1981, and resided in Hudson, WI until his death in 2017.

His wife, Marie, graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in education in 1962. Before that she received a teacher's training certificate. For 10 years, Marie Badman taught in one-room schools in the towns of Sigel, Goetz and Wheaton. She married in 1941 and left teaching to become a mother and housewife. After getting her BS she taught first grade at the Barstow School in Eau Claire and later taught sixth grade in Baldwin and Hudson. She retired in 1977 after 31 years of teaching and died in 2006.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to George Badman's daughter, Kathryn Dopkins, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



George and Peggy Fleming Pre-Medicine Scholarship (0892)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must have earned at least 15 credits at UW-Eau Claire and be currently enrolled as pre-med students. Second semester freshmen, sophomores or juniors may apply. Applicants must have an overall GPA of 3.5 or better and a GPA of 3.5 or better in their science and mathematics courses.

Applicants from various classes must have completed the following minimums at the time they apply:

  • Freshmen--a minimum of 15 credits including any two of the following courses; Biology 110 or 111, Chemistry 103 or 115, Mathematics 112, 113 or 114.
  • Sophomores--a minimum of 45 credits including at least 8 in biology, 10 in chemistry and a combination of 9 in physics and/or mathematics.
  • Juniors--a minimum of 75 credits including at least 12 in biology, 15 in chemistry, 4 in mathematics and 5 in physics.

Financial need is not a requirement but may be considered.

Students may re-apply for this scholarship even if they had previously applied, successfully or unsuccessfully.

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

Application:|Health Careers Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|



George C. Barland Memorial Fund (0067)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

In order to be considered for this award, applicants must be full-time music majors at the time the scholarship is to be received, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all course work, a 2.75 GPA in their major, and have registered for a major choral ensemble.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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|



George Simpson Geography New Majors Scholarship (2534)

Five scholarships of $700 are available.

This scholarship is awarded to students who declare a geography major in the first semester of their first year at UW-Eau Claire. Transfer students are eligible. Students who received the George Simpson Geography Incoming Student Scholarship (Geography First-Year Student Simpson Fund Scholarship or Geography Transfer Student Simpson Fund Scholarship) awarded by the Admissions Office are not eligible for this scholarship.

This scholarship requires students to have taken three introductory geography courses in their first year at UW-Eau Claire, usually GEOG 104, GEOG 111, AND GEOG 178 OR GEOG 135, but other geography courses are acceptable as well. A minimum 3.0 GPA for the three courses is required.

This is a renewable scholarship. Recipients who, after their second year as geography majors, have taken GEOG 200 and two other geography courses toward their geography major, will receive a $1,500 second-year scholarship. By the end of the second year, GEOG 104, 111, AND 178 OR 135 MUST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. A minimum 3.0 GPA for the three courses is required.

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 and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



George Simpson Geography/Anthropology Honors Scholarship (2534)

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

Must be a declared major or minor, have completed the core introductory courses (GEOG 104, 111, 178, and 200 or ANTH 161, 165, 169, and an area course), and have resident and major/minor GPAs of at least 3.50. Requirement Details: (1) Conduct research and disseminate results: Satisfactorily complete one substantial faculty-student research collaboration in Geography or Anthropology that results in (a) a presentation at a regional, national, or international professional conference; and (b) an oral presentation to be given to at least three members of the faculty in such forums as departmental capstone presentations, regional conferences, UW-Eau Claire's annual Provost's Honors Symposium or professionally comparable venues. (2) Satisfactorily complete GEOG 401 Capstone: Honors Section or ANTH 499, to include a thesis or substantial paper written under the supervision of a Geography or Anthropology faculty member, or publish collaborative research results (see Requirement #1) in a peer-reviewed journal. (3) Maintain a 3.5 cumulative resident GPA and a 3.5 GPA in Geography or Anthropology courses.

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

Application:|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Anthropology|Geography|
Program/Activity:|Research|



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

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

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

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

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



George Stroebel WAES (1077)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by George Stroebel.




George T. & Clayton T. Piercy Scholarship (0117)

One scholarship of $4,100 is available.

The donors intended that recipients be very special individuals who have some outstanding achievement to their credit. The student should have a very good GPA. Other considerations might be extracurricular activities, accomplishments related to intellectual pursuits, campus life or societal good.

Preference would be for a rising junior-level student, so the award is used for senior year, with excess money used for graduate school.

Financial need is not to be a factor to the selection 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:|General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Gerald & Mary Jacobson Economics Scholarship (1605)

Three scholarships of $750 are available.

Available to juniors or seniors with an economics major who have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Student must have financial need.

The scholarship is not renewable to a student for a second year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2004 by Jerry and Mary Jacobson.

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

Application:|Economics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Economics|



Gerald Conner Award for Spectator Excellence (1265)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Awarded to a continuing Spectator staff member deserving of recognition for their excellent contribution to the paper, with at least one semester of experience. The recipient will be an up-and-coming student who shows great potential and a desire to work on The Spectator in the future. Special consideration will be given to a younger staff member showing promise and commitment to future work on the publication.

Students do not apply for this award. If you would like to be considered for this scholarship, contact the editors-in-chief of The Spectator and/or the faculty adviser.

Donor Background:

Spectator alumni established this award in January 2001. Gerald Conner was an assistant professor of journalism and adviser and consultant to The Spectator from 1981 to 2000. This scholarship recognizes Conner's dedication to the school newspaper and its staff. Like Conner, this scholarship offers a helping hand to young journalism students.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Program/Activity:|Spectator|



Gerald D. Woldt Graduate Nursing Scholarship (2035)

One scholarship of $5,000 is available.

One scholarship is given to a graduate student. Half of the scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and if the recipient remains in good academic standing (as defined by the university), the second half will be awarded for the spring semester.

It is the donor's wish that this scholarship be used to increase the diversity of men and women in nursing, and since males are underrepresented in the nursing profession, male nursing students should be given a preference.

Recipients must be enrolled in the nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled for the full academic year in which they are receiving the award.

The scholarship may be renewed for a second year to the same student, provided the student writes a letter of request in which they demonstrate continued success in the program, and submit a letter to the nursing scholarship committee by the application due date.

Donor Background:

Gerald D. "Jay" Woldt, from Minneapolis, established this scholarship in 2010. Mr. Woldt, a native of Chippewa Falls and graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, entered nursing in 1962 when males were just beginning to join the profession. He was a groundbreaker who continued in nursing and obtained his B.S.N. degree and later a M.N. in nursing administration with a minor in education. He became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in 1970. He taught in the clinical area of nurse anesthesia after returning from service in Vietnam until he retired from the military in 1987. He continued to practice anesthesia in the civilian sector until his retirement in 2006.

His wife also was a CRNA, and his daughter is an operating room nurse in Portland, ME.

Because the nursing profession has been so rewarding to him, he would like to encourage more men to enter the profession.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Gerald D. Woldt Undergraduate Nursing Scholarship (2035)

One scholarship of $5,000 is available.

One scholarship is available to an undergraduate student. Half of the scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and if the recipient remains in good academic standing (as defined by the university), the second half will be awarded for the spring semester.

It is the donor's wish that this scholarship be used to increase the diversity of men and women in nursing, and since males are underrepresented in the nursing profession, male nursing students should be given a preference.

Recipients must be enrolled in the nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled for the full academic year in which they are receiving the award.

The scholarship may be renewed for a second year to the same student, provided the student writes a letter of request in which they demonstrate continued success in the program, and submit a letter to the nursing scholarship committee by the application due date.

Donor Background:

Gerald D. "Jay" Woldt, from Minneapolis, established this scholarship in 2010. Mr. Woldt, a native of Chippewa Falls and graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, entered nursing in 1962 when males were just beginning to join the profession. He was a groundbreaker who continued in nursing and obtained his B.S.N. degree and later a M.N. in nursing administration with a minor in education. He became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in 1970.

He taught in the clinical area of nurse anesthesia after returning from service in Vietnam until he retired from the military in 1987. He continued to practice anesthesia in the civilian sector until his retirement in 2006.

His wife also was a CRNA, and his daughter is an operating room nurse in Portland, ME.

Because the nursing profession has been so rewarding to him, he would like to encourage more men to enter the profession.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Gerald W. Newton Scholarship (0123)

Two scholarships of $100 are available.

Applicant must be a senior and enrolled in the BA or BFA programs with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher within the Department of Art. The student must demonstrate by performance a serious interest in art, outstanding discipline and dedication, and financial need.

This award is to assist senior art students with materials for exhibition of their work.

Donor Background:

Gerald Newton worked for many years at the Uniroyal Plant in Eau Claire. After he retired, he started taking art classes at UW-Eau Claire. He then started working in the framing shop in the art department and made hundreds of frames for fellow students to display their art works, especially for their senior shows. He took great pleasure in using his talents to help the students. His family seeks to further that legacy through this scholarship.

The Newton Family requests that they be notified of the annual Senior Art Show.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



German Club Award Fund (1953)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This award will be made to an active German Club member current on club dues who has contributed six or more hours of work (construction days, setup, working the fair, clean-up) for Folk Fair. Recipient must have attended at least 50% of club meetings, and be accepted to study abroad (spring, summer, fall or full-year program) in a German-speaking country.

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

Application:|Not Available|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|German|



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|



Gertrude & Peter II Beck Memorial Emergency Grant (0821)

A variable number of scholarships up to $400 are available.

The income from the fund is to go to the student(s) "with no strings attached" except that the student must have significant financial need. The Financial Aid office will determine if an emergency grant is necessary.

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

Application:|Contact Dean of Students|
Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Global Awareness International Study Abroad Scholarship (1657)

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Gloria J. Hochstein English Opportunity Fund (1769)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

This scholarship is meant to recognize and encourage English majors and minors who show great promise. To be eligible, the applicant must be an active member of the Theta Zeta chapter of Sigma Tau Delta. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to apply for membership in the international Sigma Tau Delta organization.

This scholarship provides an incentive to take advantage of value-added educational experiences, and helps those with limited financial resources who may not be able to participate in extra-curricular activities under normal circumstances. The scholarship encourages students in developing their leadership in English-related activities in addition to their classroom experiences. Some examples of qualifying activities include, but are not limited to: providing leadership for Sigma Tau Delta activities or the English Festival, developing outreach programs to inspire young students to hone their writing and reading skills, engaging in undergraduate research experiences that will enhance classroom experiences, supporting research and writing leading to publication, and helping students attend professional conferences to present papers and creative works.

Donor Background:

This endowed fund was established in 2007 by Gloria Hochstein, assistant professor of English, in celebration of 30 years of teaching at UW-Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Gloria Hochstein in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. In addition to the traditional thank you letter, the donor requests that the recipient send another letter upon completion of the project explaining what the recipient did with the grant.

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|English|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Golden Blugold Caller Scholarship (2400)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to the most passionate student callers at the Telefund Call Center at UW-Eau Claire.

In addition to evaluating the scholarship application essay, the criteria for selecting the recipients will include performance in the following categories, which are maintained through the Telefund caller software:

  • Performance on coaching evaluations
  • Overall calling performance
  • Overall attitude and attendance

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

Application:|Telefund Call Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Good Samaritan Scholarship (1772)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration, with preference for an HCAD major with a minor in Spanish.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|Spanish|



Gordon & Margaret Bartelt Biology Scholarship (2194)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is awarded at the discretion of the Biology department. This scholarship was created to allow awards to be made from the Gordon Bartelt Biology Fund, per the request from the donor.

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:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|



Grace Brown Dole Elementary Education Scholarship (0786)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

The student must be an undergraduate elementary education major and have completed, or be completing, the Elementary Block. The student must be recommended by the MCEA Program Faculty for their student teaching experience, be a full-time student with a resident GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate excellent potential as an elementary teacher.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



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 Lutheran Foundation Student Scholarship (2344)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be majoring in Nursing and have a special interest and past experience in gerontology and/or long term care.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was initiated by the Grace Lutheran Foundation.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Grace Shipley and Eleanor Jones Scholarship (2490)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student majoring in English, with a 3.5 or higher GPA, and who had demonstrated financial need. The recipient must be in attendance at UW-Eau Claire for the full academic year, so Fall graduates are ineligible.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Eleanor Jones in memory of her long-time friend of Grace Shipley. Eleanor and Grace met when they both were members of the Hormel Caravan and later shared a home in Eau Claire’s Third Ward. In honor of Grace’s friendship and legacy at UW-Eau Claire, Ms. Jones has established a scholarship in Grace’s name. Grace, who died January 21, 2017, was an English professor at UW-Eau Claire for many years. She also served in the US Army from 1943-45 where she was in charge of a company of WACs whose task was to load munitions onto ships moving through the Pacific toward Japan. She was discharged in 1945 with the rank of First Sgt. and a bronze combat star. Grace later received her B.A. and M.A. degrees at the University of Arkansas and continued her studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|English|



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|



Graduate Fellowships (0553)

A variable number of scholarships up to $12,000 are available.

Recipients must be graduate students enrolled for three semester hours per semester for the academic year, or one hour during summer session. Scholastic ability is needed in order to be eligible for 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 Foundation Board of Directors, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact Office of Graduate Studies|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Graduate 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|



Grant Fund to Assist University Staff (0798)

Two scholarships of $250 are available.

This scholarship was created by Susie Warden and Linda Haag and is intended to sustain and strengthen the quality of the support staff at UW-Eau Claire.

Applicants must be currently employed, and have been continuously employed for at least 6 months, in a UW-Eau Claire University Staff (Permanent, Project, or Temporary) position.

Applicants must be enrolled for a course(s). A recipient may apply for additional awards and must submit a new application. Financial need will be considered but will not be the determining factor.

Donor Background:

Susie Warden and Linda Haag started this grant fund in 2005 because they believe in lifelong learning. Both Susie and Linda completed their bachelor’s degrees at UW-Eau Claire while working as full-time members of the university’s Classified Staff. After completing their degrees, both women wanted to make certain other classified staff members had similar opportunities, so they created the Classified (now known as University) Staff Grant Fund.

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

Application:|Contact University Staff Council|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Greater Milwaukee Foundation/W.J. & C.C. Damm Scholarship (0753)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,000 up to $1,700 are available.

This scholarship is for full-time undergraduate or graduate continuing students who intend to pursue a career in radio, television, or other news and entertainment communications media and have demonstrated financial need. It is to be used only for tuition and fees.

The geographic area is open but it is not intended for international students.

The institution has the discretion to award future scholarships to the same student in subsequent years.

All other criteria being met, preference is given to students who have a current relationship (a relative of active, full or part-time employees or retirees) with the Milwaukee operation of E.W. Scripps Co. (WTMJ-TV), Good Karma Brands (radio) Wisconsin and Gannett (print media) Wisconsin.

Although there is no specific grade requirement, the recipient should show scholastic ability based on high school or college transcripts as a measure of academic performance and ability to succeed.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Damm Advisory Committee for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation/Walter Jay and Clara Charlotte Damm Fund in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism - Greater Milwaukee Foundation Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|



Greg & Catherine Leaf Public Relations Scholarship (1664)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

For a continuing sophomore or junior with a declared mass communication-public relations emphasis major. A minimum total 2.75 GPA is required. Candidates are evaluated on demonstrated financial need and commitment to the study of, and participation in, the field of public relations. Such commitment can be demonstrated by maintaining a high total GPA, showing leadership in student organizations (e.g. PRSSA Chapter, CJO, American Advertising Federation Chapter), participating in public relations-related special projects for campus and/or community organizations AND serious pursuit of internship opportunities.

Donor Background:

Greg and Cathy Leaf are distinguished professionals in the public relations field who own and operate Group Leaf, LLC, a rapidly growing public relations firm formed in 2003.

Greg is a 1980 communication and journalism graduate, and member of the department's advisory board since 1998. He has more than 25 years experience in public relations, advertising, and the media, and has been a member of the Public Relations Society of America since 1980, earning his accreditation in 1985. He's worked in prominent agencies in Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago, including serving as president of Miller Meester Advertising, formerly one the largest agencies in the Twin Cities.

Catherine Larson Leaf has a wide range of account management and production experiences gained at major agencies in the Twin Cities, including Colle + McVoy. Significant client experience includes work with Pfizer, Purina, Cargill, and Novartis. She has an agricultural degree from the UW-River Falls.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



Gretchen Grimm Art Education Scholarship or Award (0105)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior Art & Design major who has strong interest and passion in teaching art and has shown scholastic achievement. Successful recipient must also have financial need. Applicants who describe their commitment to sharing their knowledge and expertise in the visual arts in an educational setting will be the priority for the award.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Gretchen Vanden Bloomen Special Education Scholarship (1887)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to juniors or seniors majoring in special education and maintaining full-time status and good academic standing, with preference given to those who have worked in the parks and recreation program Par-te-Rec, either during the summer or evening program throughout the year.

Donor Information:

Gretchen Vanden Bloomen was born in Monterey, CA in 1982 and grew up in Eau Claire, attending Putnam Heights grade school, De Long Middle School and Memorial High School. Most of her Eau Claire educators were special education graduates of UW-Eau Claire. She has traveled to Mexico several times and to Brazil with her parents, and enjoys the summer Parks and Recreation "Par-te-Rec" programs and Wednesday evening dances. Many of the staff for these programs were from the UW-Eau Claire special education program. Gretchen was the inspiration for the Chippewa Valley Fishing Club - a program for disabled adults in Eau Claire and Menomonie. Gretchen enjoys fishing and going to the Mall with her father, Dennis Vanden Bloomen. Her happy disposition and smile warms any room she enters. She has a longstanding connection to UW-Eau Claire, as she is the granddaughter of Oreen Migawa, class of 1936, and daughter of Josette Migawa, class of 1969 and professor in foreign languages for 20 years. Her namesake, Gretchen Grimm was the chairwoman of the art department for many years.

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

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Gritzmacher Science Education Fellowship (1627)

Three awards of $1,000 are available.

This fellowship will go to a student selected to be trained by faculty in performing science education outreach activities through the departments of biology, chemistry, computer science, materials science, geography, geology or physics and astronomy. Examples of possible outreach positions include: a science theatre presenter (doing physics demos), a greenhouse tour guide, a planetarium show presenter, a chemistry demo presenter, a Materials Science Center tour guide, etc. All students can apply for this fellowship, but preference will be given to science education majors.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Physics and Astronomy|Secondary Education|



GSRC Scholarship Fund (2333)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship will be awarded to students involved with the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.

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:|Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Scholarship Application|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Guidance Counselor Scholarship (6066)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

The recipient will be selected by the winning high school guidance counselor at the Guidance Counselor Breakfast at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to UWEC-BC 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|



H2O Well Drilling & Pump Service Geology Scholarship (2612)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Applicants must be geology majors in good academic standing with at least sophomore standing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2019 by Nolan Rodriguez. Nolan graduated in May of 2018 with a major in Geology. While attending the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Nolan decided the next step for him after graduating was taking over his family's business, H20 Well Drilling & Pump Service, LLC based out of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. During his senior year of college Nolan decided to fulfill his capstone by attending an Entrepreneurial Business Workshop class through the university. While it wasn’t the typical capstone project for a UWEC geology student, this class allowed Nolan to be prepared for his future endeavors after graduation.

Since graduating from UWEC, Nolan has helped to expand and grow his family's business into a statewide drilling and pump service company. Nolan and his family's company currently service residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers. Originally, H20 had just one branch in Nolan’s hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin but since October of 2018 the company has officially opened its second branch in Black River Falls, WI. Nolan looks forward to the next steps he will be taking in his career and hopes this scholarship can help other students in their future geology studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|



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|



Hal & Shirley Crinion Scholarship (0349)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Given to a Wisconsin resident of sophomore standing from a rural area or small city (fewer than 65,000 residents), who has financial need.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Greg Crinion, Hal and Shirley's son who manages the scholarship, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|



Hanke Family Education Scholarship (1438)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must have a declared major in education and be a full-time student. A minimum total GPA of 3.0 is required and students must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards. Succeeding generations of the Hanke family are eligible for this scholarship, which may be renewable.

Donor Information:

This scholarship is possible through the generosity of two graduates, Janet and LaVern Hanke.

LaVern Hanke is a 1950 Wausau Senior High School graduate who served four years in the US Air Force and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1959, with a BA in sociology, then UW-Madison in 1962 with MA in social work. He was first employed by the state of Wisconsin Division of Corrections as a Probation Parole Agent in Waupaca County, then in 1966, was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI as its initial Director of Social Services. In 1978 he was appointed as Deputy Commandant at WVH. He retired in 1991. He continues to live in Waupaca and is active in the community by serving on the City Council, active in Waupaca Lions Club, Waupaca Nomads, Trinity Lutheran Church, curling and golf.

Janet Hanke is a 1952 Merrill High School graduate and a 1954 graduate of the Lincoln County Teachers College. She taught elementary grades 1-6 at LaFollette School in Merrill School District for two years followed by graduation from UW-Eau Claire in1958, with a BA in education. She taught grade four for two years in Rochester, MN and one year in Madison, WI, and then in the Waupaca School District from 1969-1993. She is currently retired and continues to be active in the community, serving in various positions at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Waupaca Lioness Club, and The American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoys curling, golf and reading.

LaVern and Janet are parents of Paul '85, Rebecca (Hanke) Austin '87.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a letter to Janet Hanke 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:|Graduate Students|



Hanke Family Social Work Scholarship (1438)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must have a declared major in social work and be a full-time student. A minimum total GPA of 3.0 is required and students must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards.

Succeeding generations of the Hanke family are eligible for this scholarship, which may be renewable.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is possible through the generosity of two graduates, Janet and LaVern Hanke.

LaVern Hanke is a 1950 Wausau Senior High School graduate who served four years in the US Air Force and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1959, with a BA in sociology, then UW-Madison in 1962 with MA in social work. He was first employed by the state of Wisconsin Division of Corrections as a Probation Parole Agent in Waupaca County, then in 1966, was employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs at Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, WI as its initial Director of Social Services. In 1978 he was appointed as Deputy Commandant at WVH. He retired in 1991. He continues to live in Waupaca and is active in the community by serving on the City Council, active in Waupaca Lions Club, Waupaca Nomads, Trinity Lutheran Church, curling and golf.

Janet Hanke is a 1952 Merrill High School graduate and a 1954 graduate of the Lincoln County Teachers College. She taught elementary grades 1-6 at LaFollette School in Merrill School District for two years followed by graduation from UW-Eau Claire in1958, with a BA in education. She taught grade four for two years in Rochester, MN and one year in Madison, WI, and then in the Waupaca School District from 1969-1993. She is currently retired and continues to be active in the community, serving in various positions at Trinity Lutheran Church, the Waupaca Lioness Club, and The American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoys curling, golf and reading.

LaVern and Janet are parents of Paul '85, Rebecca (Hanke) Austin '87.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a letter to Janet Hanke in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation

Application:|Social Work Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



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|



Harry Kaiser International Immersion Scholarship (1761)

This scholarship is available at a variable amount annually.

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

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

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



Harry Kaiser Scholarship (1761)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The grants from this fund are to be used to motivate economics students to participate in activities outside the classroom. These grants will be awarded to students who apply for support to attend professional meetings and conferences, participate in a specific economics-related activity, develop a research project or undertake an activity that enables them to transfer knowledge from the classroom into actual application.

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

Application:||
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|Immersion Experience|Research|



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|



HCR Manor Care Scholarship (1774)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

Students who have demonstrated volunteer service with activities or programs that strive to maintain the dignity, well-being and independence of individuals will be given preference.

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

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Heinrich-Dahlheimer Scholarship (0139)

Two scholarships of $2,000 are available.

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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Helen B. Andersen Memorial Scholarship (1248)

One scholarship of $3,500 is available.

Open to students majoring in business administration, economics, computer science or information systems. Preference is for a female student. The successful applicant will illustrate their potential for success in their chosen field of study with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher, and show financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

Preference shall also be given to students from a Wisconsin agricultural background. If a student with an agricultural background is not available, preference then should be given to a student who comes from a rural, small town.

The scholarship may be renewed for a maximum of four years if a 3.25 GPA is maintained.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Roger A. Andersen, son of Helen B. Andersen, in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|Computer Science|Economics|Information Systems|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|



Helen Brunclik German Nursing Scholarship (1187)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

The recipient must have participated in the CVTC-UW-Eau Claire cooperative Nursing program.

Donor Background:

This fund was established by Professor Emeritus Dr. John Thurston to honor the memory of Helen Brunclik German who died in a car accident in 2013.

Helen graduated from the Luther Hospital School of Nursing as an RN and attended UW-Eau Claire. She received her BS degree in nursing in 1950 and her Master of Nursing degree in 1962. Helen served as Director of Nursing at Luther Hospital and the Director of the St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing.

Helen engaged in a 14 year NIMH - sponsored research project in nursing education. She co-authored many articles published in professional nursing journals. She was the consummate, compassionate nurse throughout her long career. She retired from active nursing in 1973.

After retirement, she married Dr. Kempton German. They moved to Matthew Lake, near Trego, WI. After Kemp's death, she and her dog Lola continued to live there until she passed away in 2013.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



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|



Helen X. Sampson Memorial (0652)

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

An eligible student should be a winner of each category for the Women's Studies Awards, a student research/project competition.

Donor Background:

Helen X. Sampson was an outstanding teacher and strong advocate of women's rights on campus and in the community. She joined the UW-Eau Claire's English department in 1955 and retired in 1976. She was an early promoter of women's studies at the university, where the Women's Studies Resource Center was established in her name.

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:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Helen's Special Fund - University Women's Association (1530)

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

Helen’s Special Fund provides critical funds, subject to adjustments based on available resources, to University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire single-parent students, students who are U.S. Veterans, and dual-parent families featuring one or both parents who are enrolled at UW-Eau Claire.  Recipients of financial support should demonstrate they have emergency funding needs for themselves and/or their dependent children. Any emergency grant shall be based on the student’s health, education and welfare needs. The emergency needs should be such that failure to address them could cause the parent or veteran student to consider withdrawing from classes at UW-Eau Claire or have their own educational progress seriously impeded by the lack of financial support. The amount of the award is based on the recipient’s specific needs as it relates to supporting their families as they continue their pursuit of a UW-Eau Claire degree. Potential recipients outside these specific criteria but with a demonstrated and critical financial need will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarship Background:

This grant is named after Amy E. Thurston's mother, Helen Kroll Thurston Belongia.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the University Women's Association and Amy Thurston in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Contact Dean of Students|
Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Single Parents|



Henry Lippold Fellowship Fund (1267)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Awarded to a continuing sophomore or junior with a declared major or minor in journalism. Candidates must have demonstrated a commitment to the broadcast news field. This fellowship consists of the scholarship funds and a three week mentoring/shadowing in the news department at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul during winter break.

Donor Background:

Professor Henry Lippold's life and career represent the classic bridge between the academic and the broadcast industry. He received a BS in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a MS in journalism from Northwestern University.

Lippold taught broadcast journalism for a total of 43 years. From 1959 to 1972 he taught at the University of Illinois and was news director and anchor at the University's television station, WILL-TV. He established the broadcast journalism sequence at the UW-Eau Claire, teaching from 1972 to 2001.

In June 2002, he was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Hall of Fame. His commercial TV news career includes: anchor/reporter at WMT-AM/TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and WEAU-TV, Eau Claire. He began in radio in 1947 at WOSH, Oshkosh and later worked at WIBU, Poynette; WHA, Madison; WAXX/WAYY, Eau Claire; and WLS, Chicago.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Henry W. Kolka Geography Scholarship (0024)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

Geography students with good scholastic records who are outstanding individuals.

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

Application:|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



Herbert A. & Geraldine Rolland Juneau Scholarship (0775)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

In order to be considered for this award, applicants must be a full-time music major (preference for music education) with sophomore standing or above. The applicant must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in all course work and be in good academic standing.

This scholarship could be renewed for up to two years following the first award.

Financial need is a consideration for the award.

Donor Background:

Mr. Herbert Juneau, now deceased, was an educator who established this award to encourage promising music students.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



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



Herbert Friend Art & Design Scholarship (1993)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

Recipient must be a declared and accepted art education or art and design major interested in pursuing a career in one of those areas post-graduation.

The recipient must also have financial need.

This scholarship can be re-awarded to previous awardees, but the student must re-apply every year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Robin (Friend) Seigle, a 1979 art education graduate of UW-Eau Claire, in memory of her father, Herbert Friend, who passed away on May 24, 2007, at the age of 92. Robin established this scholarship to honor her father's love of art and passion for life.

Herb Friend was passionate about art. He studied at the Manley-Bridge School of Art in Boston, Massachusetts, then worked for Sears creating wonderful window displays. He also worked for Merrill Chase Art Gallery, selling rare and expensive artwork, and his last job until he retired in 1979 was working for a small family business, again doing window displays. Upon retirement, Herb created pen and ink drawings of homes.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Herlihy Internship Scholarship for Women of Substance (1807)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipient must be a non-traditional female UW-Eau Claire students who is completing an internship. The definition of non-traditional students is as follows: 25 years old or older, married, a parent, a US military veteran, or someone who has an interruption of two or more years in their education after high school.

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

Application:|Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



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|



Herlihy Scholarships for Women of Substance (1807)

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

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

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

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



Heroes Fund for Single Parents Scholarship (1913)

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

Applicants must be approved for admission and enrolled in good academic standing with the potential for academic and career success. This scholarship is for single custodial parents with dependent children, who have demonstrated financial need not met by traditional forms of financial assistance.

Preference is given to female returning students.

All scholarship applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Scholarship Background:

Dick Cable and Dick and Joan Fleming are members of a group of agents who have worked for Northwest Mutual Financial Network for more than 50 years. Dick Cable named the group the Heroes. Through the years, the members supported one another and met as a group once a year. Dick Fleming used to call Marlene Cable, wife of Dick Cable, the "den mother" of the group. When she died in June of 2009, the Flemings established this scholarship to support single parents who are students, because Marlene was a member of the Women for Philanthropy at UW-Eau Claire.

The 2021-22 heroes honored through this scholarship are Grace & Ryan Gilles, Molly & Gene Button, and Gene Krhin.

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

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



Hilda Belle Oxby German Scholarship (0110)

A variable number of scholarships up to $750 are available.

This scholarship is for students majoring in German. Recipients must have completed 90 credits of course work, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and a GPA in German courses of 3.50 or higher.

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:|Languages Scholarship Application for German Students|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|German|



Hilda Belle Oxby Spanish Scholarship (0110)

A variable number of scholarships up to $750 are available.

This scholarship is for students majoring in Spanish or Latin American and Latinx Studies. Recipients must have completed 90 credits of course work, have a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher and a GPA in Spanish courses of 3.50 or higher.

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:|Languages Scholarship Application for Spanish Students|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Latin American and Latinx Studies|Spanish|



History Scholarship (0743)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding history major who has demonstrated success in history courses at UW-Eau Claire. Success will be evaluated on the basis of overall and history department GPAs, and class performance. One letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required.

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

Application:|History Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Student Status:|Graduate 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|



Hmong Alumni Scholarship (1486)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Given to a Hmong student who has demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic achievement. A qualifying student must have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA (high school or college cumulative). Continuing students must have a minimum of 24 credits.

A student can receive the scholarship only once.

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:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Hobart Street Friends of Journalism Scholarship (2056)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Journalism who exhibits creativity and intellectual curiosity in their writing and approach to learning. Financial need may be a consideration.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship fund has been established by Paul Roemhild, who attended UW-Eau Claire from 1969-73. Paul was a journalism major and member of the Spectator staff. The faculty and friends he had at UW-Eau Claire opened many new doors in his life and this scholarship is named after a street Paul lived on for a time to honor and thank the people he lived with and met while in Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Hobart Street Friends of the Theatre (2056)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

This scholarship is available to students majoring in theatre arts who show great promise. Financial need may be a consideration.

Donor Background:

This scholarship fund has been established by Paul Roemhild, who attended UW-Eau Claire from 1969-73. Paul was a journalism major, member of the Spectator staff and also took theatre classes while on campus. The faculty and friends he had at UW-Eau Claire opened many new doors in his life and this scholarship is named after a street Paul lived on for a time to honor and thank the people he lived with and met while in Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Paul Roemhild 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|



Hoggatt Family Scholarship (2516)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is available to declared finance majors of either junior or senior standing when they receive the scholarship. A GPA of 3.25 or higher is required. Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Business Communication certificate or are working towards its completion.

Scholarship Background:

Jack Hoggatt, Professor Emeritus of Business Communication, former Department Chair for Business Communication and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs, holds a career span of 38 years at UW-Eau Claire. His wife, Glenda Hoggatt, is currently employed as a University Services Associate in Advising and New Student Services at UW-Eau Claire. Jack, with Glenda are designating this scholarship as a Hoggatt Family Scholarship, which includes Jack's parents, Emery and Maxine Hoggatt. Because of Jack's experiences as a university student who benefitted from receiving a couple of much needed scholarships, he, along with his family, desire to provide scholarships to deserving UW-Eau Claire students. Jack knows how important it was to receive financial assistance in the form of a scholarship and now he, along with his family, wish to pass that benefit along to deserving students.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



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|



Howard O. Johnson Secondary Education Scholarship (1149)

Two scholarships from $3,500 up to $7,000 are available.

Eligible candidates must have been admitted to the Secondary Education Program (EAA/ECA), be of junior or senior standing, and have an exceptional grasp of the academic subjects they will teach in secondary education. Scholarship is a strongly preferred basis for the granting of this award.

Preference is for a student with strong communication skills.

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:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|



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|



Hugh Passow Sustainable Energy Scholarship (2692)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in Environmental Public Health or Public Health, or minoring in Environment, Society, and Culture; Environmental Science; or Public Health. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has successfully completed at least three courses that include topics of adverse effects of fossil fuel use, benefits of energy conservation, and implementation of green energy sources to protect human health and environmental resources.

The student must have also led or participated in a related extracurricular activity to benefit the campus or community.

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

Application:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|Public Health|



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|



Ihle Family Scholarship-Environmental Public Health (0575)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Available to juniors, seniors or graduate environmental public health students with strong academic backgrounds and a minimum 3.5 GPA in their field of study.

Financial need is not required; however, in instances when all other factors are equal between two finalists, the student exhibiting financial need shall be selected.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is in memory of Charles M. and Isabel Ihle who attended UW-Eau Claire. It is made possible through gifts from the Ihle family.

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

Application:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



Ihle Family Scholarship-Nursing (0575)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available to juniors, seniors or graduate nursing students with strong academic backgrounds and a minimum 3.5 GPA in their field of study.

Financial need is not required; however, in instances when all other factors are equal between two finalists, the student exhibiting financial need shall be selected.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is in memory of Charles M. and Isabel Ihle who attended UW-Eau Claire. It is made possible through gifts from the Ihle family.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Ihle Family Scholarship-Pre-Medicine (0575)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available to juniors, seniors or graduate pre-med students with strong academic backgrounds and a minimum 3.5 GPA in their field of study.

Financial need is not required; however, in instances when all other factors are equal between two finalists, the student exhibiting financial need shall be selected.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is in memory of Charles M. and Isabel Ihle who attended UW-Eau Claire. It is made possible through gifts from the Ihle family.

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

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



International Education - International Student Inbound (0544)

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

International students at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire will be considered for grants based upon financial need, scholarship, letter of reason and faculty recommendations.

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

Application:|International Education - International Students Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|



International Education - Study Abroad (0544)

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

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

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

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



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|



International Student Emergency Grant Fund (0298)

International students enrolled at UW-Eau Claire are considered on an individual basis for emergency grants. Because of limited funds, only students with special, urgent circumstances will be offered assistance.

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:|Contact Dean of Students|
Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|



International Student Scholarship (0714)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

International students enrolled at UW-Eau Claire are considered on an individual basis for this scholarship. Because of limited funds, only students with special circumstances will be offered assistance.

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

Application:|International Education - International Students Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|



Irene Reed Elementary Education Scholarship (1755)

A variable number of scholarships from $250 up to $17,700 are available.

Intended to give financial assistance to a full-time undergraduate elementary education major (special education majors not included) during their practicum semester, who has attained a high level of scholarship and shows promise for becoming a successful career teacher. To be eligible, the student must have been recommended by the MCEA program faculty for an elementary practicum experience and have a resident GPA of 3.50 or higher.

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:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



IS Case Competition Scholarship (2476)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to student members of teams according to their placement in the IS Case Competition. Students will be judged on:

  • Team collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving
  • Feasibility of the solution
  • Originality of the solution
  • Amount of calculated risk taken
  • Ability to answer questions
  • Team’s investment in their idea

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:|Information Systems|



IS Scholarship (0161)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be full-time IS majors when applying and receiving this award. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required. Students must have completed at least 90 credits by the end of the receiving semester, and be planning to return as a full-time IS major the following semester. Other considerations include past academic record, work experience, extracurricular activities and future plans.

Financial need is not a factor.

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:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Jackie & Jim Bernier WAES (1059)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Jackie and Jim Bernier.




Jacob Clarkson Memorial Scholarship (2141)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding junior or senior UW-Eau Claire student majoring in physics, who has demonstrated a record of academic achievement and a deep passion for the study of physics. Consideration will be given to those students who also demonstrate a wide range of interests outside the study of physics, and who demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to fellow students and faculty.

Physics majors considering graduate studies in physics will also receive special consideration.

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

Application:|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Junior/Senior Diversity Scholarship (1238)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Junior/senior scholarship: Open to College of Business (COB) majors who are economically disadvantaged as determined by the FAFSA and/or members of any of the following American ethnic minority groups: African-American, American Indian, Southeast Asian or Hispanic American. Students must be full-time (12+ credits) during the semester the scholarship will have been received, have good academic standing and a GPA of at least 2.75, and have involvement or leadership within the University or with campus organizations.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2000 by the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and its parent company, SAB Miller Brewing Company, to honor Leinenkugel's, one of the Chippewa Valley's oldest businesses, and to demonstrate both companies' commitment to students and scholarship.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Thomas ""Jake"" Leinenkugel in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Marketing Scholarship (1355)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

Must be a full-time marketing major, have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and be of at least junior standing. Must show involvement or leadership within the University or with University clubs, activities, student societies or organizations, have excellent communication skills, be creative and innovative and demonstrate a high potential for success in marketing.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Sophomore Diversity Scholarship (1238)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Sophomore award for students of sophomore standing: Open to College of Business (COB) majors who are economically disadvantaged as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or members of any of the following American ethnic minority groups: African-American, American Indian, Southeast Asian or Hispanic American. Satisfactory completion (grade of C or better) of at least three of the following pre-business courses: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 103, ECON 104, OR IS 240, full-time student standing (12+ credits) during the semester the scholarship will have been received, good academic standing and a GPA of at least 2.75.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2000 by the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company and its parent company, SAB Miller Brewing Company, to honor Leinenkugel's, one of the Chippewa Valley's oldest businesses, and to demonstrate both companies' commitment to students and scholarship.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Thomas ""Jake"" Leinenkugel in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|



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 Alexander International Study Abroad Scholarship (1860)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



James and Holly Trester WAES (1349)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by James and Holly Trester.




James E. Fields Journalism Scholarship (0367)

One scholarship of $650 is available.

For a continuing mass communication-advertising or journalism major with financial need.

Criteria for this award include GPA, extracurricular activities, and future promise in the field of journalism or advertising.

Preference will be given to a non-traditional student.

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

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



James Ellison Memorial Scholarship (6026)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student in good academic standing who has earned a minimum of 12 credits. There is a preference for Biology, Mortuary Science or other science majors.

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

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



James H. & Elizabeth J. Kleiner Music Scholarship (0967)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

This scholarship is open to any full-time, undergraduate student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 who is a participant in a music group ensemble at UW-Eau Claire, i.e. choir, symphony orchestra, jazz band, Statesmen, concert band or any other campus music group. It is available to any liberal arts major, although music majors are preferred.

Financial need is a consideration for the award, and it is renewable for subsequent years.

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 Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



James H. Christoffersen Visual and Performing Arts (0690)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Open to sophomore through junior applicants, on a rotating basis, between art, music, or theatre majors or minors, or persons who will be pursuing a photography career following graduation. Eligible students must have demonstrated a contribution to the visual or performing arts and/or preserving the beauty of creation through environmental activism through the arts.

Grades are not the primary factor; creative ability and quality work in the arts are important.

Donor Background:

James H. Christoffersen was a photographer at UW-Eau Claire from August 1964 through December 6, 1992. Prior to that he had been a commercial and studio photographer in Milwaukee, Minneapolis and Eau Claire. He specialized in product and architectural photography with particular emphasis on lighting. He obtained his degree from Layton School of Art in Milwaukee.

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:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|Photography|Theatre Arts|



James J. Waters Endowed Scholarship (1838)

One scholarship of $5,000 is available.

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

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



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|



James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Undergraduate Research Fellowship (2360)

Five scholarships of $2,500 are available.

The recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in any area on campus and will be a junior or senior during the award period. They must be conducting outstanding collaborative research or demonstrated potential for outstanding research. In the event of a tie, financial need will be considered.

Applicants must submit a plan for the proposed collaborative research to be accomplished during the award period including a narrative of the project and brief vita of the faculty mentor.

Donor Background:

The James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Undergraduate Research Fellowship was created and funded in 2016 by Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Vice Chancellor Emerita, and a member of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Board. She received her bachelor's, master's, and doctorate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communications Sciences and Disorders.

Vicki 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:|Student Research Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Research|



James Stauffer/Kiwanis Club Scholarship (6027)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is for students taking classes at UW-Eau Claire - Barron County. It is awarded to a continuing full-time student who will have completed at least 12 credits by the end of the current academic year. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 is required. Recipient must be majoring in a science area.

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

Application:|UW-Eau Claire - Barron County Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|



James W. Boyken Diversity Scholarship (1342)

One scholarship of $850 is available.

Provides financial incentives to student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown leadership ability and involvement at the University. Significant involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities as well as involvement in Office of Multicultural Affairs activities and programs. Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time students in good academic standing, sophomore standing or above.

It is preferred that the recipients be Native Americans and/or students with an interest in business pursuing a bachelor's degree.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



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|



Jana Minnick Field Study Scholarship (1139)

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

Designated for students enrolled in the geography capstone seminar or equivalent course. Must be a junior or senior and show academic accomplishment as well as financial need. The money is to be used for travel expenses associated with the capstone course.

Donor Background:

Jana Minnick enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1993 and majored in geography. In 1997, Jana participated in an incredible field study experience led by Dr. Brady Foust to San Francisco. A genuine person who believed in the gifts of nature, as well as the gifts of people, Jana advocated for social justice and peace. Her energy was contagious and her appreciation for the gift of experience extended far beyond her years. Jana died in a car accident in November of 1997, just before commencement. This scholarship as named by Professor Foust gives testimony to the power of Jana's presence. Her family and friends hope that this memorial established a year after her tragic death will serve as a reminder to all of Jana's generous spirit and the importance to appreciate all things natural.

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

Application:|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



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|



Jane Colville Betts English Scholarship (2061)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded annually to an English major with some financial need who has demonstrated an enthusiastic and mature grasp of the subject matter through their coursework.

In addition to answering the usual scholarship application questions, applicants will be asked to write either a personal essay or a fictionalized short story or poem illustrating the motivation or inspiration for becoming an English major, and any difficulties they may have been encountered and surmounted on the way to becoming a college student. Examples, among many possible, include the life experiences of a single parent or a returning veteran.

Donor Background:

Jane Colville Betts lived in a time when her father was not unusual in saying, "Women don't need to go to college." However, after World War II he changed his mind, and she had the great happiness of four years at Wilson College, a bachelors degree program for women in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

After those years of great help and attention from faculty in this small college, she received her master's degree from Columbia University, where there was very little individual attention, and eventually her doctorate from the University of Minnesota. She taught in Emma Willard School, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the University of Minnesota as a T.A.

After years of hard work, she achieved a place at UW-Eau Claire, and had a career of twenty years teaching creative writing, world literature, modern British literature, as well as the usual but challenging freshman composition.

In her retirement, she has published a book of her poems spanning fifty years of her life, to leave to her daughter, grandchildren, her husband and friends.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|English|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Jane M Pederson & Ronald E Mickel History Scholarship (1556)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Provides financial support for a student majoring in history during their senior year who intends to do graduate work in the discipline of history, working toward an M.A. or Ph.D., and pursue a career as a historian. Applicant must have completed at least 90 credits of total coursework by the beginning of the fall semester in which the award will be received, and have at least two semesters of coursework remaining before graduation. Other factors that will be taken into consideration, in priority order, include: quality and thoughtfulness of the student's application essay, GPA, evidence of research and writing skills, academic honors/awards/achievements and recognitions, involvement in campus, community, professional activities and associations beyond the classroom, and evidence of leadership ability.

Donor Background:

Dr. Jane M. Pederson graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1973 with a B.A. in history, completed her M.A. in 1975, and her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1986. She joined the faculty at UW-Eau Claire in 1989 and as a history professor, specializing in social history, women's history, and rural U.S. History. Dr. Pederson is the author of "Between Memory and Reality: Family and Community in Rural Wisconsin, 1870-1970". Currently, she is writing another book whose working title is "Gendered Justice in the Rural Midwest 1865-1920" and serving her fourth governor-appointed term on the State Historical Records Board.

Dr. Ronald E. Mickel joined the department of history at the Wisconsin State College at Eau Claire in 1961 when there were only 2,200 students. It was his first full-time faculty position and he remained a member of the department for the rest of his career of forty two years. His specialties included American intellectual and cultural history. Although he loved teaching, he also served as the chair of the history department from 1972 to 1982, as interim Dean of graduate studies in 1982-1983, and on many university committees. He was Director of the Honors Program from its inception in 1983 until his retirement in 2003. He has said that running the Honors program was the highpoint of his tenure. He also was the Coordinator of the Network for Excellence in Teaching for 10 years from 1993 to 2003. NET was the predecessor to the current Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). As a professor emeritus, Dr. Mickel enjoys the freedom to travel, to read what he wishes, and to plan his days as he pleases. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation, on the Board of Directors for the Chippewa Valley Museum, and on the Board of the Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation. He continues to attend history and honors conferences.

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

Application:|History Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Jane Temple Campen Scholarship (1337)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

For American Indian students to assist them as they attend UW-Eau Claire, either through scholarships or for fees and travel expenses for educational enhancement opportunities such as conferences and seminars. Financial support could also be used from this fund to assist with recruitment of American Indian students or with pre-collegiate initiatives.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Jann Ozzello Wilcox & John Wilcox Accounting Scholarship (1549)

One scholarship of $2,300 is available.

Awarded to a student at the sophomore or above level who is majoring in finance or accounting. The recipient must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, must have participated and demonstrated leadership in university, college, department and/or community organizations and show great promise to enter the finance or accounting profession.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Jason Schluter Memorial Scholarship (1784)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding rehabilitation science major who will be a senior during the year they receive the scholarship award. The recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. The recipient also must show demonstrated leadership and service related to the major and/or profession.

Donor Background:

The Jason Schluter Memorial Scholarship was established in 2007 in memory of Jason Schluter, a 23-year old senior kinesiology major who died March 20, 2007, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Georgia. The intent of the scholarship is to support the educational aspirations of future students who follow in Jason's footsteps, have a similar zest for life and exhibit many of the outstanding qualities that made him a valued student 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:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Kinesiology|



Jay Mettler Pre-Veterinary Medicine Scholarship (1727)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

Awarded annually to a student who will have senior standing at the start of the upcoming fall semester who plans to complete a bachelor of science degree and then enroll in veterinary school at UW-Madison.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better and a 3.3 or better in their major. They also must have references from a veterinarian professional as evidence of experience in their chosen field. Special consideration will be given to individuals who demonstrate through their application a passion for animals and for work as a veterinarian.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship was established by Jay's family with the memorial gifts received after Jay's death on February 19, 2006, following a tragic snowmobile accident. A life-long animal lover, Jay graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in veterinary medicine. He owned the Westgate Animal Hospital in Eau Claire where he provided compassionate care for domestic and wild animals. Jay also was an outdoor enthusiast, spending time hunting, fishing, canoeing, camping and skiing. His love for caring for animals started when he was very young. Even in high school he worked countless hours at Oakwood Hills Animal Hospital.

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

Application:|Health Careers Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Veterinary Medicine|



Jean Klein Memorial Fund (0034)

One scholarship of $125 is available.

Awarded to a Social Work major with overall academic achievement as well as performance in the Social Work major, who demonstrates interpersonal skills and adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics. Recipient must have junior or senior standing at the time of the award, with a minimum of one semester remaining, and have shown leadership in the Association of Student Social Workers.

Minimum of 3.2 GPA.

Donor Background:

The recipient will be honored at the University's Honors Banquet.

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

Application:|Social Work Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Jeff Oliphant Athletic Training Scholarship (2140)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding student in their junior year majoring in athletic training who shows great promise as a certified athletic trainer. The recipient must be able to demonstrate excellence in academic performance, leadership, and service to the profession, and have a GPA of 3.3 or higher.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is given in memory of Jeff Oliphant who died suddenly on August 12, 2005. Jeff was a beloved member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty and pioneered the accredited athletic training major. This scholarship honors his life's work and dedication to athletic training excellence, and is given to a promising athletic training education student who will uphold the standards of professionalism and excellence by which Jeff lived.

Jeff Oliphant was very influential to Andrew Wilhorn, who supports the Jeff Oliphant Athletic Training Scholarship in honor of the life and work of his mentor. Andrew worked as a student athletic trainer under the direction of Jeff Oliphant for four years. He graduated in 1995 as a kinesiology major, then completed his master's degree in Fitness Leadership at East Tennessee State University where he was a graduate assistant in the athletic training department. He has worked at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota since 1999, and now serves as an anatomy assistant in the department of anatomy.

Andrew and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Gabriel and Michael. Melissa is a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|



Jeff Oliphant Memorial Scholarship (1650)

One scholarship of $850 is available.

This is the highest department award given to an athletic training education student, and is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior who shows great promise. The scholarship recipient must be able to demonstrate excellence in academic performance, leadership, and service to the profession, and have achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher with a minimum of one semester remaining, or be continuing in graduate school at UW-Eau Claire.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is given in memory of Jeff Oliphant who died suddenly on August 12, 2005. Jeff was a beloved member of the UW-Eau Claire faculty and pioneered the accredited athletic training education major. This scholarship honors his life's work and dedication to athletic training excellence, and is given to a promising athletic training education student who will uphold the standards of professionalism and excellence by which Jeff lived.

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

Application:|Kinesiology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|



Jeffrey and Karen Jones Pre-Dentistry Scholarship (0192)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be sophomores who are currently enrolled as pre-dentistry students. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, with a 3.0 or better in their science and mathematics courses. The student must exhibit scholarly qualities that reflect the potential of acceptance into dental school, graduating and becoming a successful practitioner, as well as the general character and integrity of the student.

Financial need may be considered but will not be the overriding consideration.

Preference will be given to students who have not previously been awarded the scholarship.

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

Application:|Health Careers Center Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Dentistry|



Jeffrey Chenoweth WAES (0602)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Jeffrey Chenoweth.




Jeffrey Jaraczewski WAES (1107)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Richard Resch, in memory of Jeffrey Jaraczewski




Jeffrey K. Walker Humanitarian Nursing Scholarship (0984)

One scholarship of $2,300 is available.

Eligible students must be nursing majors, with preference going toward a student from northwestern Wisconsin. It is open to freshman through senior students. Selection is based on community service and involvement which takes precedence over academic achievement. The recipient must have significant financial need, as this scholarship is to be used for direct school-related expenses, including tuition, room and board.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Jeffrey Lang Accounting Scholarship in honor of Dr. Roger Selin (2398)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior student majoring in accounting who has financial need and has shown a passion towards accounting as a career.

The recipient chosen should best exhibit the qualities of Dr. Selin: hardworking with a desire to succeed in the industry, while also being willing to share knowledge with others to help them succeed.

The scholarship is renewable for up to two more years, contingent on continued progress towards completing an accounting major, successful academic progress, and annual approval from the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Donor Background:

Jeffrey Lang, a 1977 graduate of UW-Eau Claire, created this scholarship to honor Dr. Roger Selin. Dr. Selin, one of UW-Eau Claire's longest tenured professors, taught thousands of students over his career. He had a great impact on Jeff's decision to become an accountant, his passion for the profession, and the success he enjoyed in his career.

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

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Jeffrey Liddicoat History Immersion Experience Award (2611)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,000 up to $2,500 are available.

This award is for declared history majors, history minors, history teaching majors, or social studies teaching majors who are participating in a faculty-led immersion experiences. Preference will be given to students participating in an immersion experience offered through the history department. Financial need is required.

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

Application:|History Immersion Experience Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|History|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|



Jennifer Alexander Memorial Scholarship (1805)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Jerry & Jean Strop Excellence in Teacher Education Scholarship (1487)

One scholarship of $3,000 is available.

The purpose of the scholarship is to attract and retain top academic achievers to a teaching career in elementary or secondary education. The scholarship is intended for a student who is a member of the first generation in their immediate family to have the opportunity to attend a university.

Available to incoming freshmen through seniors who have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Applicants must give evidence of at least 150 hours of employment over the prior two-year period.

Recipients may receive the scholarship in subsequent years but they must re-apply.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. Jean and Mr. Jerry Strop in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|First Generation|



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 Dubois Memorial Scholarship (0590)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

Applicants must be currently enrolled as a full time business administration, marketing, or management major and be of junior standing. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, active participation in department or community organizations, a potential for leadership and a desire to enter an administrative or professional position in commerce, industry, service, and public organizations are required.

Financial need may be considered.

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

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|Management|Marketing|



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|



Jewell Mickelson Walters & John H. Walters Memorial Scholarship (1330)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Given to undergraduate students -- incoming freshman, transfer or currently enrolled students -- who have demonstrated financial need and/or scholastic achievement and are majoring in education.

Preference is for a recipient who will be engaged in a student teaching or internship experience at the time of the receipt of the scholarship and are descendants of Jewell Mickelson Walters and John H. Walters. Each of those criteria is a preference, not a requirement.

It is renewable, if that is the decision of the scholarship committee.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Jane Walters Smith, daughter of John and Jewell Walters, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Jill Muenich Communication & Journalism Scholarship (1877)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student majoring in communication or journalism with demonstrated financial need.

Scholarship Background:

Jill Muenich is a 1988 graduate of UW-Eau Claire who focused her studies in organizational communication. She has taken those resources into the work force with such companies as PepsiCo Foods, Verizon, MassMutual Financial, Forward Community Investments, National Guardian Life, and Homesteaders Life Company where she is currently serving as President of Homesteaders Solutions Group.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|



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 and Jamie Self Tuba Scholarship (2757)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to sophomore, junior, or senior tuba music students committed to the study of tuba. The student should be a leader in the program.

In the case of a tie, preference for the award should be given to the student who displays creativity within the field of tuba studies.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Jim Self, an award-winning Los Angeles-based freelance and studio musician who has been featured in thousands of motion pictures, television shows, and records. Notably, his tuba was the “Voice of the Mothership” in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He has been first tuba for prominent composers & conductors such as John Williams, James Homer, James, Newton Howard, John Debney, and many others. In addition, he has recorded with hundreds of esteemed artists, including Placido Domingo, Mel Torme, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, and Don Ellis. He is principle Tuba/Cimbasso with the Pacific and Pasadena Symphonies, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.

In addition to a full performance career, Jim has composed numerous works for solo tuba, brass quintet, other brass, string and woodwind chamber music, wind band, and orchestra. He has produced eighteen solo jazz and classical recording projects that feature Jazz greats, such as Gary Foster, Pete Christlieb, Francisco Torres, Ron Kalina, and Warren Luening, many of which feature his own unique instrument, the FLUBA. Jim holds a D.M.A. from the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, where he is an adjunct professor of tuba and chamber music.

Born in Modesto, California, Jamie Self is a retired Personnel Officer for the Chancellor of the University of California, Los Angeles. She spent several years in Cairo, Egypt, where she administered the Fulbright program. Jamie is also an amateur violinist and plays in various Los Angeles area orchestras. She enjoys supporting Jim’s many projects, being a grandmother, and traveling the world with Jim.

This endowment is given to honor the Selfs' dear friend, Jerry Young, for his long career as a teacher, performer, and major force in the Tuba/Euphonium world.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



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

One scholarship of $3,200 is available.

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

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

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

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



Jim Fisher Memorial Scholarship (0752)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Current freshman, sophomore or junior level student interested in pursuing a career in the environmental or natural resource management fields may apply. The recipient should exhibit similar characteristics to those of Mr. Fisher, in that the recipient has a love of the outdoors and promotes its use for managed hunting, fishing, hiking, and logging. Basically, Jim Fisher was a man who respected the outdoors and gave back more than he took.

Donor Information:

Jim Fisher was an outdoors columnist for the Leader-Telegram newspaper.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|Natural Resource Management|



Jim Vance Memorial Scholarship (1571)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Provides financial incentives to student leaders who have shown substantial leadership ability and involvement at the University. Applicants must be in good academic standing while pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by the Multicultural Affairs staff to honor the memory of the former director, James "Jimmy Joe" Vance. For over 30 years, Jim Vance dedicated his career to ensuring educational opportunities for students at two University of Wisconsin campuses. At both UW-Stevens Point and UW-Eau Claire, Jim developed programs designed to attract diverse students to university education and supported their success. Jim championed the importance of diversifying college campuses before it became a top priority in education.

The cornerstone for his programs and initiatives was his ability to increase financial resources and expand student scholarships. These achievements resulted from his holistic, integrated approach to multicultural education. A colleague wrote, "Jim believed in the transforming power of education and worked tirelessly to make it a reality." Students describe Jim as a soft-spoken man with an enormous heart. He is remembered for his dedication, passion, commitment and vision. They saw him as a great friend, role model, leader, big brother and mentor. He was someone they could count on when most needed. As students recall their college experiences, they often praise Jim Vance as the force who guided them to levels of achievement that often surpassed their own expectations. He was an educator who touched the lives of many.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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|



Jimmy Her Multicultural Involvement Scholarship (2689)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore student with financial need. The recipient must demonstrate active involvement in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, including but not limited to attending events, engagement in clubs and meetings, and investing efforts in OMA programming. The recipient should promote OMA values of enhanced leadership skills, support and encouragement toward others, and awareness of culture within the organization, on campus, and in the community. Preference will be given to a student actively involved in and contributing to the Hmong Student Association (HSA).

The scholarship is renewable for two more years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of at least 2.5.

Donor Background:

Jimmy Her graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2019 with a business management degree. After transferring to UW-Eau Claire for his junior and senior years, many of Jimmy's classmates and peers encouraged him to get involved with the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA). Jimmy credits OMA and the Hmong Student Association for feelings of connection and deepening his affinity for UW-Eau Claire. Even before graduating, Jimmy knew he wanted to give back in some way to the university. He created the Jimmy Her Multicultural Involvement Scholarship to support a student involved and engaged with OMA programming. Jimmy is currently Vice President of Kohlman and Lee's Groceries in Wausau, WI.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|



Joan M Wiensch Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship (1609)

Five scholarships of $500 are available.

The recipient must be accepted to the graduate or undergraduate nursing program with demonstrated financial need. The preference is that the recipient be a graduate of McDonell High School in Chippewa Falls, WI. If there is no qualified applicant from McDonell, then selection should be made of a graduate of Chippewa Falls or Bloomer High Schools. If there is still no qualified applicant, then the recipient can be selected who has graduated from any other school district in Wisconsin.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Robert Wiensch, husband of the late Joan Wiensch, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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



Joanne J. Chapin Education Scholarship (2756)

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship will be awarded to junior or senior education majors with financial need. Priority will be given to a student who is first-generation, non-traditional, a single parent, or is from an underrepresented group.

Scholarship Background:

Joanne J. Chapin was married and raising eleven children when she completed her education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by earning a Master’s Degree in Education. Joanne was a WAF (“Women in the Air Force”) in the United State Air Force during the Korean War and relied upon the GI bill to pay for her education. Upon graduation, she secured a position teaching high school English and French at Durand High School in Durand, Wisconsin. Several of her children and grandchildren are UWEC graduates. She was a life long learner and valued teaching as a profession. She was an avid reader and would frequently leave the Eau Claire Public Library with dozens of books. She especially enjoyed historical biographies of key world figures. She was a feminist before the word was coined. She is no longer with us but continues to support teachers and their education through this scholarship.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Chapin Family, 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|



Johannes & Arlene Dahle Multicultural Scholarship (0874)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

The purpose of the scholarship will be to provide financial incentives to undergraduate student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown substantial leadership ability and involvement at the University. Involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities, as well as involvement in multicultural programs.

Applicants must be in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in September 1994 by the American Ethnic Coordinating Office in appreciation of the commitment to, and support of, minority students shown by Jo Dahle during his tenure as the Director of Development and University Relations at UW-Eau Claire. He was a special friend of minority students and has served as a mentor to many people on campus. This scholarship recognizes his ongoing concern for the welfare of individuals and his commitment to higher education.

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

Application:|Multicultural Affairs Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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 and Hilde Bacharach German Scholarship (0825)

Two scholarships from $350 up to $700 are available.

Scholarship is awarded to a German major or minor in the department of languages. Financial need may be a consideration. Scholarship recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

Donor Background:

Dr. Hilde Bacharach began her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a faculty assistant in German in 1962 and concluded her career as a professor Emerita in foreign languages in 1985.

John Bacharach was the director of the city-county Health Department in Eau Claire from 1960 to 1987, where he offered practical experiences for nursing students. He taught the first classes in public health at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for German Students|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|German|



John and Hilde Bacharach Nursing Scholarship (0825)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

Scholarship is awarded to a nursing major with an emphasis on community health or public health in order to foster the optimum achievement of health, safety and well being for the general or specific populations.

The award can be given to a student to acquire materials needed to achieve a class-related project in the area of community health; or a for a student involved in student/faculty collaborative research; or to attend a professional conference, seminar or other educational opportunity in the public health field.

Financial need may be a consideration.

Scholarship recipients must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be considered.

Donor Background:

Dr. Hilde Bacharach began her teaching career at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as a faculty assistant in German in 1962 and concluded her career as a professor Emerita in foreign languages in 1985.

John Bacharach was the director of the city-county Health Department in Eau Claire from 1960 to 1987, where he offered practical experiences for nursing students. He taught the first classes in public health at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|College of Nursing and Health Sciences Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



John and Mary Gerberich Public Health Scholarship (0033)

Two scholarships from $650 up to $1,300 are available.

Candidates must be of junior or senior standing and accepted for an internship in Environmental Public Health. Candidates must have exhibited a strong academic standard of scholarship and performance.

Financial need is to be considered but is not necessarily a basis for selection.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mary Dale, John Gerberich, Jr. and Anne M. Waddington, the children of John and Mary Gerberich, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Public Health and Environmental Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



John and Nancy Skoug Blugold Promise Scholarship (2640)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who graduated from Eau Claire Memorial 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, 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 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 John and Nancy Skoug 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|



John and Rita Torgerson WAES (1460)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250. This scholarship has a preference for a student pursuing a major in the College of Business.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by John and Rita Torgerson.




John and Tess Urmhumhain Memorial Scholarship (2328)

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

This scholarship is available to students majoring in American Indian Studies and have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Ann Ormond-Fennell in memory of her parents, John and Tess Urmhumhain.

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

Application:||
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|American Indian Studies|



John C. Dennison Memorial Accounting Scholarship (1886)

One scholarship of $5,500 is available.

Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior Accounting major who comes from a 'disadvantaged' background.

A student may not receive the scholarship more than once.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by a gift from the Estate of John Dennison. Mr. Dennison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1972 with a major in accounting and minor in economics. He had a distinguished career working in the healthcare industry as a business officer for hospitals. His last job was as Chief Financial Officer of Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. Mr. Dennison died on December 14, 2008, at the age of 60.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Stephen Dennison, John's brother, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



John C. Dennison Memorial Business Scholarship (1886)

One scholarship of $5,500 is available.

Awarded to a sophomore, junior, or senior student majoring in a business area other than accounting and has been admitted to the College of Business who comes from a 'disadvantaged' background.

A student may not receive the scholarship more than once.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by a gift from the Estate of John Dennison. Mr. Dennison graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1972 with a major in accounting and minor in economics. He had a distinguished career working in the healthcare industry as a business officer for hospitals. His last job was as Chief Financial Officer of Sherman Hospital in Elgin, IL. Mr. Dennison died on December 14, 2008, at the age of 60.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Stephen Dennison, John's brother, in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|



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 Kaczmarczyk Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship (2620)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time new member of Alpha Phi Omega with a GPA of at least 3.0. Preference will be given to students with financial need.

The scholarship is renewable for a second year if the recipient remains in good academic standing.

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

Application:|Alpha Phi Omega Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Extracurricular Activites|



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|



John Krajewski Memorial Scholarship (0799)

One scholarship of $350 is available.

Applicants must be enrolled for at least 8 semester credits with at least one math course, and have declared mathematics as their major or minor. Eligible students must be of freshman or sophomore standing and have completed Math 114 in one of the last two semesters or summer session, or be a freshman and have completed a math course numbered 215 or above (excluding Math 246). A cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher is also required.

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

Application:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|



John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship (1928)

Two scholarships of $900 are available.

Awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior psychology major with financial need. Consideration shall be given to recipients who show great promise in the field of psychology and are active in the psychology program. Special consideration will be given to those students who are recognized leaders and mentors among their faculty and peers.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was stablished in 2009 with collective gifts received from friends and colleagues of John R. Foss, a 1977 graduate with a degree in psychology. From 1989-2007, he worked for Cleaver-Brooks, a manufacturing firm in Milwaukee. He was a regional vice president responsible for a $40 million territory, the largest market for Cleaver-Brooks. John died of a brain tumor on October 31, 2009. John's colleagues and friends at Cleaver-Brooks held him in such high regard they wanted to establish this scholarship as a living tribute to John and the impact he had on each of them.

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

Application:|Psychology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Psychology|



John T Hoffland Memorial Scholarship (1912)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

This scholarship is available to a junior or senior with a major in journalism. The applicant should be able to demonstrate their intent to pursue a career in broadcast journalism, e.g., through related work experience, extra-curricular activities, and/or service. Applicants must have a minimum total GPA of 3.0 and financial need.

Donor Background:

John T. Hoffland had an outstanding leadership career in broadcast journalism. He was the News Director at WEAU-TV in Eau Claire for over 24 years. John worked with numerous UW-Eau Claire interns and mentored many undergraduates and new employees to become dedicated broadcast journalists. He encouraged all of them to develop their curiosity and presence including their speech/vocal articulation. They now work in newsrooms and leadership positions in television and radio stations across the United States. John's passion was for professional, objective, and substantial journalism with an attention for accurate detail and he demanded that from all whom he trained, mentored, and supervised. John was also a masterful storyteller.

The John T. Hoffland Memorial Broadcast Journalism Scholarship was started and supported by business and professional associates and WEAU-TV watchers, as well as his wife Penny, son Lukas, and many friends after John's death on July 4, 2009.

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

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



John T. Carroll Memorial Fund (0201)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

Open to pre-engineering or physics majors who plan to continue in these fields at either UW-Eau Claire or another university. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.8 over the first two semesters of introductory calculus-based physics, and have not repeated either semester of the course. No application is required. All students meeting the above criteria will be considered at the time they complete Physics 232, prior to January 1.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|Pre-Engineering|



John W. Morris Scholarship (1490)

One scholarship of $3,300 is available.

Eligible students must be enrolled in any of the English major programs except teaching, have junior standing as defined by the University, and an overall GPA of 3.5 or better. Among the students meeting the above criteria, preference will be given to those students who demonstrate a broad range of interests in English and beyond.

Beyond these objective criteria, the English department may consider recommendations from teachers and advisers and whatever other information it considers appropriate to help it determine promise of success as a graduate with an undergraduate degree in English.

Donor Background:

John W. Morris was an academic renaissance man, with undergraduate degrees in naval science and mathematics along with his graduate degrees in English. An inspiring teacher and skilled administrator at UW-Eau Claire for thirty-two years, he instilled in students his own love of learning along with his delight in language and literature.

Firmly committed to the idea of service to his professions, he was influential in the early growth of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English and directly involved in the development of new University programs in a wide range of disciplines, from nursing and environmental public health to study abroad, computer science, and philosophy and religious studies. This scholarship supports his commitment to liberal education.

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

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Johng Lim Scholarship in Experimental Biology (1428)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

The purpose of this scholarship is to support and encourage deserving students interested in experimental biology to further their inquiries and original studies. The applicant must have junior or senior academic standing as defined by the University. The GPA, during the most recent two academic years, must be 3.0 or better.

The applicant must write an essay about a life process or phenomenon that has been of special interest to the applicant. The essay must include a historical perspective of the process/phenomenon, its biological significance, and the experimental approaches that may be used to study it further. A refined style of writing in a concise manner and clearly defined biological problem will be the primary criteria for selection of deserving students for this scholarship, in addition to academic merit.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|



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 H. Stowe WAES (1492)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by John Stowe.




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|



Josef Gapko Economics Scholarship (1759)

One scholarship of $550 is available.

This scholarship is available to an outstanding junior or senior pursuing a major or minor in economics with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA. The successful applicant will demonstrate an understanding of the value of a liberal education and be an inspiration to others.

The scholarship is not renewable for a second year.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Josef Gapko who died at age 22 due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Josef was an outstanding senior in economics, an accomplished vocal performer with a passion for singing, and an inspiration to those who knew him. His philosophy was 'to do the best one can in any endeavor and be ready to help others reach their potential when opportunities arise. We all have strengths and weaknesses: life is about sharing them for the benefit of all.' His family desires to help another young economics student with a passion for learning and helping others.

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

Application:|Economics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|



Josef Gapko Memorial Voice Scholarship (1724)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

Available to an outstanding tenor pursuing a major or minor in music, preferably an applied voice degree. Applicant shall be active in the vocal or choral music program, demonstrate a passion for music, and be an inspiration to others.

The scholarship may be awarded on a renewable basis if the student maintains at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in memory of Josef Gapko, who died at age 22 due to Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Josef was an outstanding senior in economics, an accomplished vocal performer with a passion for singing, and an inspiration to those who knew him. His philosophy was "to do the best one can in any endeavor and be ready to help others reach their potential when opportunities arise. We all have strengths and weaknesses: life is about sharing them for the benefit of all." His family desires to help another young tenor pursue vocal performance with similar compassion and devotion.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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|



Joseph C Serflek WAES (1684)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Joseph Serflek.




Joseph Giordano Memorial Scholarship (1270)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

Awarded based upon the recommendation by the faculty of the communication and journalism department. Recipient must be a continuing mass communication major with an emphasis in public relations, have junior or senior status during the award year, have demonstrated interest in diversity and an appreciation for differences as shown in completed coursework in cultural diversity courses, demonstrated excellence in public speaking as shown in CJ 202 grades or membership in the Forensics team, etc., successfully completed at least one internship, and have total GPA of 3.34 or higher at time of nomination.

Donor Background:

Dr. Joseph Giordano, associate professor and Honorary Blugold Alumni joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1989, teaching courses in public relations and speech until his death in 2001. He was an active researcher on public relations, communication and organizational culture, organizational identification, and communication and technology.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



Josette T. Migawa Arts Education Scholarship (1823)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior Art & Design major who has strong interest and passion in teaching art and has shown scholastic achievement. Successful recipient must be a full time student in good academic standing. Preference is given for financial need. Applicants who describe their commitment to sharing their knowledge and expertise in the visual arts in an educational setting will be the priority for the award.

Donor Background:

Josette T. Migawa, faculty emeritus, taught for 20 years at UW-Eau Claire. She was passionate about foreign languages, international travel and was an artist. She was influenced by Dr. Gretchen Grimm, who fostered her abilities in art education, and other faculty at UW-Eau Claire when she was a student - Dr. Roma Hoff and Drs. Antonio and Esther Lazcano helped her develop her fluency in Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree in Art Education and Spanish from UW-Eau Claire, her Master of Arts in Spanish from the Monterey Institute for International Studies in Monterey, CA and she completed doctoral coursework in Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

While at UW-Eau Claire she taught in the CAMPUS program and Japan Program Services. Her family hosted many students from Panama and Mexico. She was honored with an award for her efforts helping students adjust to a foreign culture. During her lifetime she visited 27 countries. She had a philosophy of fostering understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

Josette married her husband, Dennis Vanden Bloomen in the Basilica in Carmel, CA. They have a daughter, Gretchen.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Josette T. Migawa Spanish Scholarship (1823)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This fund will award a scholarship for an Spanish Major, with preference given for a student majoring in Spanish Education, who qualifies based on the following criteria: junior or senior with acceptance into the Spanish program; must be a full time student in good academic standing; and a slight preference is given for financial need if all things are equal between two finalists.

Donor Background:

Josette T. Migawa, faculty emeritus, taught for 20 years at UW-Eau Claire. She was passionate about foreign languages, international travel and was an artist. She was influenced by Dr. Gretchen Grimm, who fostered her abilities in art education, and other faculty at UW-Eau Claire when she was a student - Dr. Roma Hoff and Drs. Antonio and Esther Lazcano helped her develop her fluency in Spanish. She received her undergraduate degree in Art Education and Spanish from UW-Eau Claire, her Master of Arts in Spanish from the Monterey Institute for International Studies in Monterey, CA and she completed doctoral coursework in Education from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN.

While at UW-Eau Claire she taught in the CAMPUS program and Japan Program Services. Her family hosted many students from Panama and Mexico. She was honored with an award for her efforts helping students adjust to a foreign culture. During her lifetime she visited 27 countries. She had a philosophy of fostering understanding and appreciation of different cultures.

Josette married her husband, Dennis Vanden Bloomen in the Basilica in Carmel, CA. They have a daughter, Gretchen.

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

Application:|Languages Scholarship Application for Spanish Students|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|



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|



Joyce M. Brown Nursing Scholarship (1266)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient must be a student in the College of Nursing with demonstrated financial need and show promise in the nursing profession.

Donor Background:

Joyce Brown attended the School of Nursing in the late sixties and treasured her time there. She went on to acquire a law degree, but her heart was always with nursing.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mrs. Ervin Brown, Joyce Brown's mother, with a copy to Wendy Baker, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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



JRC Applied Geology Scholarship (2601)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must be a geology major in good academic standing. Preference will be given to students who provide evidence of interest in careers in applied geology through either an essay outlining career goals, completion of an internship, or confirmation of an upcoming internship.

Preference will be given to a rising junior or senior. Freshman students are not eligible.

If all other criteria are met, preference will be given to students with financial need.

Donor Background:

Josh Carlisle has spent his past 17 years post-graduation applying what he learned during his time at UW-Eau Claire to improve environmental, health and safety practices across the energy industry.

Throughout his career in Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry, Josh has focused on implementing and promoting the industry as a leader in environmental, health, safety, security and community engagement. His work also includes regulatory compliance and emergency preparedness and response, giving him a wide-angle lens on the operations that sustain the industry.

Josh worked his way through college and is motivated to give back to the students and the department that set him on a rewarding career path. This scholarship aims to help students reduce the financial burden of school, freeing up time to focus on their studies and give them the tools needed to become the next generation of industry leaders. As a passionate advocate for the energy industry, Josh wants to encourage students to gain the skills necessary to continue to develop our country’s natural resources in a responsible manner. The world relies on our industry’s ability to sustainably produce the energy we all use, and Josh is confident the next generation of leaders at UW-Eau Claire are ready to take charge.

Carlisle graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and a Minor in Business Administration in 2002 from UW-Eau Claire. He and his wife Molly (UW-Eau Claire Social Work, 2002) love enjoying the great outdoors in Colorado with their two children.

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

Application:|Geology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|



Juanita Sorenson Scholarship (0135)

One scholarship of $7,100 is available.

Applicants must be of junior, senior, or graduate status with acceptance into the College of Education and Human Sciences, or Graduate Studies. Applicants must be making satisfactory progress toward an undergraduate or graduate degree in Elementary Education (or equivalent degree) with a GPA of 3.25 or higher.

Student may be full-time or part-time, and must be recommended in writing by at least two faculty members from the Teacher Education Program (at least one from MCEA Program Faculty).

Applicants must also illustrate financial need.

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

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



Kandu Club Scholarship (2012)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.




Karen R. Morris Forensics Scholarship (2705)

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding second year team member who has participated for one year in the UW-Eau Claire Forensics program and shown great promise as a leader in the program. Recipients may also include students in their second year at UW-Eau Claire to transferred to UW-Eau Claire to participate in Forensics. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.25. The award celebrates both academic success and co-curricular engagement.

Scholarship Background:

Karen R. Morris served as the Director of Forensics at UW-Eau Claire for 23 years until she retired from forensics in 2020. During her tenure with the program, her forensics students earned several national titles and won the state championship numerous times - most of them in consecutive years. Under her leadership, the program celebrated its 100-year anniversary and hosted the National Forensics Association championship twice, most recently in 2017. In 2015, Morris was elected president of the National Forensics Association - its first new president in 20 years. Morris established a nationally recognized legacy of excellence that will remain unmatched. In recognition of Morris's achievements as Director of Forensics, Professor Emerita Dr. Sally A. Webb, a former colleague in the Communication and Journalism Department, provided the seed funding to establish the Karen R. Morris Scholarship.

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

Application:|Forensics Scholarship Application for Returning Team Members|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Program/Activity:|Forensics|



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|



Karl Andresen Award for Outstanding Political Science Paper (0150)

A variable number of scholarships up to $400 are available.

Awards will be given to students who are juniors in Political Science at UW-Eau Claire.

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

Application:|Political Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|



Karl Andresen Scholarship (0150)

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

Political Science majors and minors, and pre-law students who as undergraduates at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have demonstrated scholarly excellence and a promise for future scholarship, who will graduate in the academic year the scholarship is granted, and who will attend either law or graduate school immediately after graduating from UW-Eau Claire. Spring, summer, and fall graduates may be nominated by any member of the Political Science faculty.

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

Application:|Political Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|Pre-Law|



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 either computer science (ABET-accredited) or software engineering. Applicants, with the exception of re-entry students, must be enrolled in full-time study in order to be eligible for the award. Preference shall also be given to graduates of Rice Lake and Viroqua high schools, if qualified applicants are available from those areas.

New freshmen recipients must have a minimum unweighted high school GPA of 3.5 (on the 4.0 scale). 

Sophomore, junior and senior scholarships: GPA 3.3/4.0 minimum (unweighted).

Re-entry students: Eligibility is restricted to individuals who have been out of school for a minimum of two years prior to re-entry. No minimum GPA requirement for first year of re-entry.

All Karlgaard scholars are expected to make satisfactory progress toward a degree in computer science or software engineering and maintain an overall GPA of 3.3 or better. 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 and to the Karlgaard Computer Science Scholarship Foundation.

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|



Karlgaard Mathematics Scholarship (2024)

A variable number of scholarships up to $10,000 are available.

This scholarship is available to junior or senior math majors concentrating on applied mathematics. If the recipient is a senior when selected to receive the award, they must be enrolled in classes at UW-Eau Claire for at least one semester during which time the full scholarship award will be applied toward the recipient’s tuition account with the university. Highest priority will be given to qualified students from Rice Lake or Viroqua. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, be U.S. citizens and be participating in collaborative research with a math faculty member.

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 Math Scholarship, they established the Karlgaard Physics 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:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Karlgaard Physics Scholarship (2025)

A variable number of scholarships up to $10,000 are available.

This scholarship is available to junior or senior physics majors concentrating on applied physics. If the recipient is a senior when selected to receive the award, they must be enrolled in classes at UW-Eau Claire for at least one semester during which time the full scholarship award will be applied toward the recipient's tuition account with the university. Preference will be given to students with a minor in computational science. Highest priority will be given to qualified students from Rice Lake or Viroqua. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, be U.S. citizens and be participating in collaborative research with a physics faculty member.

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



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|



Katie Jensen Memorial Scholarship (2702)

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

Scholarship Background:

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

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

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



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|



Kell Container Corporation Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Scholarship (1096)

One scholarship of $2,800 is available.

Awarded to an undergraduate student who is involved in faculty/student research collaboration. The recipient will be an undergraduate student with junior or senior standing during the award period, and will have conducted outstanding collaborative research or demonstrated the potential for outstanding research. Students from all disciplines may apply.

The recipient will provide a report by the end of the fall semester indicating progress made on the proposed collaborative research. Positive review of this report will serve as the basis for continued scholarship support during the spring semester.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created and is endowed through the generosity of Kell Container Corporation of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. It will be supplemented with project expenses for a student stipend, supplies, and travel through the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs. In addition, the faculty mentor will receive a $2,300 stipend during the project period.

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



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 & Mary Smith WAES Endowment (2104)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Ken and Mary Smith.




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|



Ken and Mary Smith Single Parent Scholarship (1988)

One scholarship of $2,500 is available.

Available for single parent students with financial need. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for freshman entering out of high school.

The scholarship can be renewed four times by the same student, for a maximum of five total years.

In the case of renewal for a previous recipient, an acceptable academic performance during the previous scholarship year(s) as determined by the scholarship selection person or committee, is required.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship has been made possible by Ken and Mary Smith, alumni from UW-Eau Claire.

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



Ken and Mary Smith Veteran Scholarship (2370)

Five scholarships from $1,000 up to $2,500 are available.

Applicants must be currently serving or have served in any branch of the military. If they had previous military service, they must have been honorably dischaged. Students who demonstrate strong character and show great potential, especially as leaders and students, shall be given preference.

Financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards may be a consideration during selection but is not the primary consideration. Applicant must be enrolled as a full time student and maintain a 2.5 GPA. This scholarship may be renewed for a second year, provided the recipient re-applies and demonstrates continued academic progress.

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:|Veteran Services Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Veterans|



Kenneth Owen Memorial Fund (0122)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Awarded to students majoring in Computer Science.

The Department of Computer Science Scholarship Committee will select the recipient, who will typically receive the award during their final semester of their senior 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:|Computer Science Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|



Kerlin and Ethel Seitz Scholarship (0048)

Two scholarships of $1,850 are available.

Field of Study: The Kerlin and Ethel Seitz Scholarship is designed to benefit a serious-minded Geography major at the UW-Eau Claire. Preference will be given to Geography majors with emphases on land management, conservation of resources, and environmental problems. The student recipient(s) will have completed all of the 100- and 200- level core courses required by the department plus Geography 178 and 270 (or similar courses if future changes are made) before receiving the scholarship. The grades for the above-mentioned courses will be used to compute the scholarship's GPA requirements.

Student Classification: The student may be either a junior or senior if the other requirements have been satisfied. If a student receives the award during their junior year, the student may compete for scholarship renewal.

Scholastic Achievement: Minimum GPA requirements are: 3.0 average (on 4.0 scale) for all completed college courses; 3.3 average (on 4.0 scale) for all completed Geography courses.

Professional Potential: The student must exhibit to the selection committee a high potential for success and contribution to their chosen profession in the area of community service and/or research. The student should have well-defined goals and realistic plans for reaching those goals. To summarize this requirement in a simplistic manner, "The student must be a winner."

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 and Anthropology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Kerlin and Ethel Seitz WAES (0731)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Kerlin and Ethel Seitz and endowed through their estate gift.




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|



Kim Monahan Memorial CSD Scholarship (2645)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must have junior or senior standing in the Communication Sciences and Disorders program and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. Recipients must also be planning on pursuing a graduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.

Donor Background:

Meghan Monahan Angell, a 2012 UW-Eau Claire graduate, established this scholarship in 2019 in memory of her mother, Kim Monahan, a most devoted and loving mother, wife, and friend to all who knew her.

In 2010 Kim Monahan was stricken with a brain aneurysm and a subsequent stroke. Afterwards, and in a short period of time, through the hard work of two speech therapists (both graduates from UWEC) Meghan got to hear her mom speak and joke and say, “I love you”, for the first time in a long time!

Those two speech therapists inspired Meghan to enter their field. She graduated with a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences in 2016. Meghan states, “In my short time in the field I have never felt more fulfilled, knowing I get to give the power of voice back to both my patients, and their families.” Through this scholarship, Meghan hopes to encourage and support CSD students helping patients find their voices as well.

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

Application:|Communication Science and Disorders Undergraduate Students Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|



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|



Kirkwood Poetry Award (1646)

Two scholarships from $100 up to $200 are available.

This award shall be given to a student who has been selected to have written the most outstanding poem submitted in traditional poetic form for that year. All English majors and minors and any UW-Eau Claire student who has submitted work to, or been published in, NOTA during the academic year for which the award is given may submit a poem. Up to three poems may be submitted for consideration.

The award will be announced at the annual English End-of-Year Celebration, where the recipient will be expected to read their poem. If the recipient is unable to attend, the award still will be announced at the End-of-Year Celebration.

Donor Background:

Richard Kirkwood taught English and poetry at UW-Eau Claire for 34 years. He was widely respected and admired as a poet and teacher of poetry who worked with traditional poetic form. He was especially fond of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and other classic works rendered in heroic couplets, but he also asked his students to compose verses in such traditional, challenging forms as villanelles and sestinas. He retired in 1998 and died in December of 2013.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two separate thank you letters; one addressed to Bonnie Kirkwood and one addressed to Suzanne Bardouche, both in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|English Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Kiwanis Scholarship (1794)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The recipients must be current members of the Circle K Club of UW-Eau Claire as paid members for at least four months. This scholarship is available to any Circle K member who is planning on being a registered, full-time student at the time of the award. The recipients must maintain their Circle K membership/participation during the award period.

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

Application:||
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Klinger Art Scholarship (1687)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Open to all promising undergraduate art students sophomore level or above. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.

Financial need is preferred but should not be a determining factor.

The scholarship is renewable if the recipient continues to meet the qualifications.

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

Application:|Art & Design Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



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|



KPMG Peat Marwick-Minneapolis Office Accounting Scholarship (0872)

One scholarship of $1,300 is available.

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time resident junior accounting major. The recipient must intend to work in the profession upon graduation and have a GPA of 3.0 or above. The successful applicant for this award must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities.

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 KPMG Peat Marwick-Minneapolis office in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Krystyna Wolniakowski Conservation Scholarship (2561)

This scholarship is to be awarded to an outstanding undergraduate student who shows exceptional promise and is in a collaborative research project with a biology department faculty member focusing on conservation, ecology and/or environmental biology.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Kurt & Karen Fish Biology Research Scholarship (1580)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

Provides an award to an outstanding biology student studying and conducting undergraduate research in the area of ecology and environment. The recipient must be an excellent student academically, as well as in the research area, and be engaged in a research project or planning on working on an undergraduate research project.

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

Application:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Kurt Mueller Management Scholarship (2609)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to a student with at least junior standing with a declared major in general management or operations & supply chain management. The recipient must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

The recipient must demonstrate the ability and desire to enter a career in management or operations/supply chain management through participation in any of the following activities:

  • College of Business or other university student organizations
  • Collaborative research
  • Internships
  • Work experiences
  • Competitions
  • Completion of professional certifications

The ideal candidate must demonstrate involvement and hold leadership roles in the professional organizations, collaborative research, internships, work experiences and competitions in which they are involved.

Donor Background:

Kurt Mueller is a 1979 graduate of UW-Eau Claire earning a BBA in Comprehensive Marketing. Upon graduating Kurt was employed by Hormel Foods Corporation. He had a successful career with Hormel Foods, holding 11 different sales and marketing positions. Kurt retired after 39 ½ years as Senior VP of Sales in the Consumer Products Sales Division. The educational experiences and involvement on campus provided Kurt the foundation that he built his career on.

After graduation, Kurt became an advocate of the university and especially the College of Business (COB). Realizing the benefits a Blugold graduate gets through UW-Eau Claire, Kurt became involved in the COB through involvement in the classroom, as past chairperson on the COB Advisory Board, and through collaboration with Dr. Robert Erffmeyer in the establishment of the Great Northwoods Sales Warm Up. Kurt was very proud to have his daughter, Bailey, follow her father’s education path to UW-Eau Claire, graduating with a BBA in Human Resource Management in 2019. This scholarship, which is matched dollar for dollar by Hormel Foods, rewards deserving students who have capitalized on the numerous opportunities provided by UW-Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two thank you letters. One letter should be addressed to Jen Dao, Supervisor of Professional Recruitment at Hormel Foods, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The other letter should be addressed to Kurt Mueller in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Management|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|Research|



Kurt Mueller Sales and Marketing Scholarship (2609)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to a student with at least junior standing with a declared major in marketing, professional sales marketing, or marketing analytics. The recipient must be enrolled full time and have a GPA of at least 3.0.

The recipient must demonstrate the ability and desire to enter a career in marketing, professional sales or marketing analytics through participation in any of the following activities:

  • College of Business or other university student organizations
  • Collaborative research
  • Internships
  • Work experiences
  • Sales competitions
  • Completion of professional certifications

The ideal candidate must demonstrate involvement and hold leadership roles in the professional organizations, collaborative research, internships, work experiences and competitions in which they are involved.

Donor Background:

Kurt Mueller is a 1979 graduate of UW-Eau Claire earning a BBA in Comprehensive Marketing. Upon graduating Kurt was employed by Hormel Foods Corporation. He had a successful career with Hormel Foods, holding 11 different sales and marketing positions. Kurt retired after 39 ½ years as Senior VP of Sales in the Consumer Products Sales Division. The educational experiences and involvement on campus provided Kurt the foundation that he built his career on.

After graduation, Kurt became an advocate of the university and especially the College of Business (COB). Realizing the benefits a Blugold graduate gets through UW-Eau Claire, Kurt became involved in the COB through involvement in the classroom, as past chairperson on the COB Advisory Board, and through collaboration with Dr. Robert Erffmeyer in the establishment of the Great Northwoods Sales Warm Up. Kurt was very proud to have his daughter, Bailey, follow her father’s education path to UW-Eau Claire, graduating with a BBA in Human Resource Management in 2019. This scholarship, which is matched dollar for dollar by Hormel Foods, rewards deserving students who have capitalized on the numerous opportunities provided by UW-Eau Claire.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two thank you letters. One letter should be addressed to Jen Dao, Supervisor of Professional Recruitment at Hormel Foods, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. The other letter should be addressed to Kurt Mueller in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Management and Marketing Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|Research|



Kyle Joswiak TV10 Spirit Award Fund (2163)

One scholarship from $250 up to $500 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to a TV10 staffer who is entering at least their third semester at TV10 (meaning they have been there one year).

Applicants must be in good academic standing and have shown exceptional work and work ethic, while maintaining the spirit of TV10 by exhibiting a positive attitude and helping other staffers learn.

Scholarship Background:

The scholarship is named for former TV10 staffer Kyle Joswiak, who started with the station as a programmer in the fall of 2008. In fall 2009, he became the host of Gameshow, where his creativity and personality made him a viewer favorite. Kyle embodied the TV10 spirit by always offering to help others, through his contribution of new ideas, and by simply brightening everybody's day with his quick wit.

Kyle was in his senior year studying broadcast journalism when he passed away. In the aftermath of his untimely death, TV10 staff came together to support one another and show they are more than just an organization; they are a family. This scholarship was started to keep the spirit of TV10 and Kyle alive for years to come.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to "Dear Donors of the Kyle Joswiak TV10 Spirit Award" in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|TV10 Kyle Joswiak Spirit Award Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



L Rodney Sheffer Scholarship (1802)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Awarded to a deserving biology student who is planning on becoming a biology teacher. The recipient will have demonstrated a passion for science, biology and for teaching and have shown leadership and involvement in the biology program.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2007 by L. Rodney Sheffer, a 1956 UW-Eau Claire graduate who had a distinguished career as a high school teacher of both biology and chemistry. After teaching for six years in Chippewa Falls, two years in Minneapolis, and from 1965-1991 in Bloomington, MN, he retired from teaching in 1991. He earned his masters in science education in 1963 from the University of Utah. Mr. Sheffer received great strength and support from such UW-Eau Claire professors as Mark Fay, Floyd Krause, and John Gerberich. He established this scholarship to honor their influence and motivate future generations of biology teachers.

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:|Biology Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Secondary Education|



L.A. Ochrymowycz-Alfred Bader Chemistry Scholarship (0043)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

All applicants must meet the following criteria: junior standing in Chemistry Liberal Arts or Chemistry-ACS major with one year remaining at UWEC; academic potential; professional commitment; and career goals.

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

Application:|Chemistry Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|



L.J.B. Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation College of Business Scholarship (2576)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore student in the College of Business. The student must have a GPA between 2.75 and 3.25. Preference will be given to a student who graduated from a rural Wisconsin high school. Preference will also be given to a student who plans to return to a rural area to work.

The scholarship can be renewed for one more year provided the recipient continues to meet the GPA requirement.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is funded by Larry Brandl and the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write two thank you letters: one addressed to Larry Brandl and one addressed to the Wisconsin Rural Opportunities Foundation, in care of Pedro Sottile, Chair of the College of Business Scholarship Committee.

Application:|College of Business Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|Accounting|Business Administration|Finance|Health Care Administration|Information Systems|Management|Marketing|



Laptop Computer Scholarship (1884)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Available to information systems majors who will be of sophomore standing or enrolled in IS 240 at the time of the award who will use it to purchase a laptop computer that meets the College of Business computer recommendation.

Applicants must have financial need, with a current FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid office, and must not have received this scholarship previously. Additional criteria that will be considered include GPA, honors earned, work experience, extracurricular activities, leadership skills and personal character.

Donor Background:

The award is assumed to be permanent, however recipients who leave the IS major before graduation must return the money to the scholarship fund. No on-campus computer maintenance is included - factory maintenance agreements apply.

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

Application:|Information Systems Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Information Systems|



Larry and Ann Reilly Study Abroad Scholarship (2649)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

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

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



Larry Bauer Phi Mu Alpha Service Scholarship (0146)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Recipient must be a Music major or minor with sophomore status or higher and be in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

The UW-Eau Claire Foundation and Financial Aid office should be notified by letter from Phi Mu Alpha so that the scholarship funds can be dispersed to the recipient.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



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|



Latin American and Latinx Studies Scholarship (1254)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior declared Latin American and Latinx Studies major, enrolled the fall semester after receiving the award. If candidates are of equal strength, preference will be given to a senior applicant.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Latin American and Latinx Studies Committee in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Latin American and Latinx Studies Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Latin American and Latinx Studies|



Latin American Study Abroad Scholarship (2585)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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

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

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



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|



Laura Sutherland Memorial Scholarship (0003)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Open to a senior education major who is a Wisconsin resident. Student must demonstrate general excellence and participate in community or university service activities.

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:|Teacher Education Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



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

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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



Lawrence & Dorothy Wahlstrom Mathematics Scholarship (0193)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

Applicant must be a full-time sophomore or first semester junior (30-74 credits earned) who has completed -- or is currently enrolled -- in Math 216, declared a mathematics major and has both a math and cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. Equal consideration is given to education or liberal arts students.

Financial need is not a consideration.

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

Application:|Mathematics Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|



Lawrence & Patricia Ozzello WAES (0921)

All Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholars are eligible for this scholarship. If a Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholar decides to attend UW-Eau Claire, they are awarded a $1,000 Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship which is then matched by the state of Wisconsin in the amount of $1,250. This scholarship has a preference for a student who is majoring in Accounting.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Lawrence and Patricia Ozzello.




LeadingAge WI Health Care Scholarship (1616)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared pre-practicum undergraduate major in health care administration who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in the health care field. To qualify for the award, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to the Wisconsin Association of Homes and Services for the Aging in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



LeadingAge Wisconsin/Value First, Inc. Scholarship (2537)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared pre-practicum undergraduate major in health care administration who has demonstrated exceptional dedication to service in the health care field. To qualify for the award, a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required and the applicant must be a Wisconsin resident.

Donor Background:

LeadingAge Wisconsin is an association of not-for-profit organization serving seniors and persons with disabilities. Association members employ over 38,000 individuals who serve over 48,000 residents/tenants/clients each day. Value First is a Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) owned by LeadingAge and twenty-five state affiliates, including LeadingAge Wisconsin. Value First is committed to the mission of its members and leverages the buying power of LeadingAge members across the country.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should wrtie a thank you letter addressed to LeadingAge Wisconsin/Value First, Inc., in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Health Care Administration Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



Lee & Esther Sanford Hench Journalism Scholarship (0114)

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

For a continuing junior or senior Journalism or Mass Communication-Advertising major who exhibits scholarship potential in journalism and/or advertising.

Financial need is required.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Mr. Brian Hench, grandson of Lee and Esther Sanford Hench, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Application:|Communication and Journalism Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|



Leo J. Christy Scholarship (0159)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

The applicant must be a full-time woodwind music major, in either Music Education or Applied, that has completed at least 60 semester hours and has at least one year of undergraduate study remaining.

A 3.0 GPA or better is required.

Preference will be given to a bassoon or clarinet applicant.

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

Application:|Music and Theatre Arts Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Leoba Hogan Scholarship for Scientific Research (0865)

Two scholarships of $1,300 are available.

Students must be juniors or seniors at the time of the receipt of the award, and enrolled and involved in science research projects at the University or in a science-related internship.

Additionally, the scholarship is available to a graduating senior who is pursuing an advanced degree in the sciences, including health-related occupations. Payment to graduate students will be made upon verification of enrollment in a graduate program.

The applicant must exhibit a high potential for success as a scientist or member of the medical profession. The student must have well-defined goals and realistic plans for reaching those goals.

Applicants for the scholarship must have documented financial need by having a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Donor Background:

Leoba Hogan was employed as a proofreader for many years by West Publishing and Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul, MN. Her passion was travel and she visited many states and nations. She retired in Altoona, WI along with her sister and brother-in-law, Maude and Carroll Kelley.

Before she died on May 18, 1994, she developed a bequest to establish a scholarship for students who have financial need and are interested in scientific research. Her sister and brother-in-law have been instrumental in developing the specific scholarship criteria and administering her estate.

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:|Biology Scholarship Application|Chemistry Scholarship Application|Computer Science Scholarship Application|Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application|Geology Scholarship Application|Materials Science Scholarship Application|Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Application|
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Physics and Astronomy|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Leonard and Dorellen Haas International Study (0035)

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Leonard and Dorellen Haas Study Abroad (0035)

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Leonard E Gibbs Scientific Reasoning Fund (0397)

Two scholarships of $250 are available.

The award automatically goes to the "Methods of Social Work Research" student with the highest-grade performance of each academic semester. Each semester's recipient will be selected and notified following the completion of the academic year. It is the donor's desire to recognize undergraduate students who have the best grasp of how to apply research concepts to making better judgments and decisions in practice.

Donor Background:

This fund was established by Dr. Leonard Gibbs, who died June 13, 2008.

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

Application:|No Application Required|
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Leonard Gambrell World Politics Fund (1396)

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

All political science majors are eligible for this award. To be considered, students must present a paper they have written at the annual student conference of the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies. The paper emphasis must be on critical analysis of current issues in world politics with a particular concern for controversies that related to peace and conflict studies.

Donor Background:

Leonard Gambrell was a professor of political science at UW-Eau Claire from 1966-2002. In 2002, he received the UW Regents Teaching Award for the entire UW-system. The recognition carried with it a cash award, which he used to establish this fund. Dr. Gambrell was admired by both students and faculty for the rigor and passion he brought to teaching. One of his former students said he was one of the most dedicated individuals to the profession of teaching and field of political sciences. He continued to inspire his former students long after they graduated.

Thank You Letter Instructions: Recipients should write a thank you letter addressed to Dr. L