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The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for both incoming and current Blugolds. Please review the directions below to learn how to search for scholarships that you are eligible for.

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3M Freshman Accounting Scholarship (0870)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

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

Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Financial need is required.

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



3M Information Systems Fund (0111)

Two scholarships of $500 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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.

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 $700 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.

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.

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.
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Disability|



Accounting Faculty Scholarship (0867)

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, 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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).

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



Ailish F. Barcelo Women's Studies Memorial Scholarship (1897)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is open to undergraduate female students in the women's 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's Studies|



Albert and Marie Blumenthal Sociology Scholarship (0165)

Five 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.

Categories:

Sociology

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Sociology|



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

One scholarship of $2,500 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.

Categories: Accounting and Finance

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Albert Rakstis Scholarship (1019)

One scholarship of $900 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|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.

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.

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



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 elevating some of that financial burden that students face.

This scholarship is in memory of Trenton Anthony Becker.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Forensics|



Alice A. Nelson Memorial Scholarship (0758)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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, he/she does not have to be near the top of his/her 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.

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



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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Alpha Lambda Delta/Phi Eta Sigma Scholarship (1850)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

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

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 his/her 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.

$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.

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 Social Justice & Inclusion Scholarship (2029)

One scholarship of $500 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 Student Organization of Latinos (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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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.

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 and the Richard and Jane Hibbard Memorial Funds were established to honor the lives of two remarkable alumni who provided outstanding, selfless service to the University.

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



Amber Star Krenz Memorial Scholarship (1434)

One scholarship of $700 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



American College of Health Care Administrators Scholarship (2325)

One scholarship of $500 and one scholarship of $250 are available.

The recipient must be a student who is both a local and national member of ACHCA and has shown commitment to the organization and the Health Care Administration program. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required.

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



American Indian Alumni Scholarship (1256)

One scholarship of $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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Amy and Murray Snodgrass Scholarship (2216)

Two scholarships from $2,500 up to $8,856 are 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 is 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.

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



Andre & Joanne Gibault Blugold Spirit Award (1523)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Presented to a student selected by the Alumni Association Student Leadership Awards Committee who exemplifies a positive, "can-do" spirit.

Donor Background:

Andre and Joanne Gibault created this award in 2004 to recognize student spirit.

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



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.
Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Andrew & Anna Burish Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2037)

A variable number of scholarships up to $2,500 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 hive 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Elementary Education|Nursing|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|First Generation|New Students|



Andrew D & Anna M Burish Nursing Fund (1766)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Awarded to a first generation college student who has been accepted into the nursing program. 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.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

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 he/she completes his/her 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.

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.

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 $2,000 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.

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



Anna M. White Scholarship (0051)

One scholarship of $1,400 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.

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.

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.

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.

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



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 his/her 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.

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 $2,000 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 he/she still meets 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.

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 $1,800 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Program/Activity:|Spectator|



Arthur Thorson Scholarship (0001)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

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.

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



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Audrey Bryan Memorial Nursing Scholarship (1300)

One scholarship of $2,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Axel and Ellen Peterson Scholarship (0017)

One scholarship of $500 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.

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



B. J. & Bea Farmer WAES (0603)

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.J. and Bea Farmer.




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)

One scholarship of $1,000 is 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Baker-Smith Musicology Fund (0194)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 his/her 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.

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



Barbara Kraft Choral Music Education Recruitment Scholarship (2212)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

  1. Priority in selecting the recipient shall be to recruit a freshman choral music education student(s),
  2. Should a suitable freshman choral music education student(s) not be identified in a given year, the scholarship is to be awarded to a continuing choral music education student in the program.

Donor Background:

Barbara Kraft is an alumnus who graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education in 1965. She was a life-long educator. She grew up in Eau Claire and also has a life-long passion for music. Ms. Kraft, a philanthropist who is now retired, volunteers her time performing with a fellow musician at nursing homes in her New York community of Norwich.

Barbara's ultimate gift will be an estate gift which will provide scholarships in the area of education and nursing. However, because of her passion for both education and choral singing, she recently made a $4,000 annual gift to support both those areas. She was motivated by the "string quartet recruitment scholarship" and chose both choral and music education as the area she wants to support. This is a one-time gift for now, but has the “possibility” of renewal.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Music - Vocal|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Barbara Lozar Memorial Psychology Scholarship (2078)

Two scholarships of $800 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.

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



Bauer Built Family Health Nursing Fund (1767)

One scholarship of $1,400 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Beckstrom Geology Major Scholarship (1663)

One scholarship of $1,250 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.

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 long term health care. This will consist of nursing homes, group homes for the elderly, assisted living facilities, palliative care or hospice. 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Benedictine Health System Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2449)

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.

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



Benedictine Health System Scholarship (2179)

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 and who have demonstrated the Benedictine Core Values of Hospitality, Stewardship, Respect and Justice in their actions will be given preference.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Berniece Wagner Nursing Scholarship (1132)

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

Categories:

Graduate Studies | Nursing

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Bert and Lucy Mason Scholarship (0191)

A variable number of 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.

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



Bertelson Education Fund (0188)

One scholarship of $1,500 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.

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.

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 $500 is available.

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|



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

One scholarship of $500 is available.

One award will be made to any active student who is not a part of the Beta Upsilon Sigma student organization.

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



Bill and Jan Haupt Community Journalism Scholarship (0294)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipient must be a deserving student with at least some amount of interest in community journalism (this term can be broadly interpreted but essentially it refers to less-than-daily newspapers).

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Bill and Marion Culbert Jazz Scholarship (0588)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is for jazz program students. Jazz faculty set specific requirements for the award and selects recipients who carry at least a 12-credit semester load and maintain an overall GPA of 2.50, with a 3.0 in music subjects. The recipient must be in a University large jazz ensemble and combo, study with the applied professor of their instrument and participate in selected jazz activities as determined by the jazz studies area.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



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.

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



Blake and Lori Grams Accounting Scholarship (1919)

One scholarship of $1,000 is 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.

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

Donor Background:

This scholarship fund was established by Blake and Lori Grams in 2010. Blake graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1989 with a degree in accounting and is currently Vice President and Corporate Controller at Toro Co. in Bloomington, MN.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|First Generation|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Disability|New Students|



Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (1896)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,000 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 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 his/her obligation. There is a variable number of awards.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



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.

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



Blugold Love Memorial Scholarship (2363)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Recipients must have served as a Campus Ambassador for at least one semester and has at least one semester left before graduating.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is in honor of two Blugolds (Tim Lauer - 2011; McKinley Lukes - 2008) who were a part of the UW-Eau Claire Campus Ambassador family, and strong leaders and members of our campus community. They left us too soon, however they leave behind the reminder that we should lift each other up and leave this world better than we found it. This scholarship rewards a student who demonstrates that same passion for engagement, academic pursuit, and compassion.

Financial Need:|Not 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 his/her 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:

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.

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



Boulay PLLP Scholarship (1177)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Recipient must be a full-time Accounting major who has successfully completed Accounting 301. Recipients must show above-average academic achievement as demonstrated by a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have the ability and desire to enter the public accounting profession. Participation in University or community organizations is required to demonstrate a potential for leadership.

If a tie appears in the selection of a candidate, the awards are not to be divided, but rather be given to the best student based on an objective measurement, such as cumulative GPA at that time.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

Two $1,500 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:

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.

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.

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



Branden Atherton Memorial Music Scholarship (1669)

One scholarship of $8,830 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.

Categories: Education, Music, Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Disability|



Brett Weller Memorial Scholarship (1949)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

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.

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



Bruce A. Larson Noble Statesmen Scholarship (1779)

One scholarship of $500 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 is known to legions of Viennese Ball attendees as "Der Kaiser," is 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 is 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 has hosted the Singing Statesmen and other groups in concert in St. Paul and has been a long-time friend of the choral music program.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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

One scholarship of $500 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 is known to legions of Viennese Ball attendees as "Der Kaiser," is 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 is 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 has hosted the Singing Statesmen and other groups in concert in St. Paul and has been a long-time friend of the choral music program.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Music - Vocal|



Bruce and Marlene Jannusch Global Awareness Fund (2008)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Priority for selection shall include the fervent desire to travel and use those experiences to further academic pursuits or professional plans and academic excellence as current students. The intent of this award is for the recipient to plan his/her 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.

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.




Bryan J. & Beatrice Farmer WAES (1457)

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.J. and Bea Farmer.




Butterfield American History Scholarship (1625)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a junior or senior history major and Wisconsin high school graduate interested in continuing graduate work to obtain a masters or PhD in American history, who has demonstrated intellectual curiosity, academic effort, personal character, and both scholarly potential and an in-class aptitude for likely success in graduate school.

If the recipient is a senior, he/she must have at least one semester of study at UW-Eau Claire remaining to receive the scholarship.

Donor Background:

Interested applicants may wish to contact the scholarship donor, Shane Butterfield, a 2002 UW-Eau Claire history graduate, to obtain his insights and advice. He also is interested in visiting with the applicants regarding graduate school issues. He may be contacted at brfd@mail.rochester.edu.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|



Cabaret Choral Fund Scholarship (Cabaret)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

Financial Need:||
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Cabaret Jazz Scholarship (Cabaret)

Awarded by departmental faculty to incoming and continuing students based on competitive audition and academic achievement.

Financial Need:||
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 his/her 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.

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.

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 $1,000 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|
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.

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



Cargill, Inc., Information Systems Scholarship (0213)

One scholarship of $250 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.

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



Carl & Jane Geraldson WAES (1560)

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 Carl and Jane Geraldson.




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.

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



Carl and Eloise Pohlad Scholarship (1261)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Disability|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.

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 his/her 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.

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



Carol Krohn Scholarship (2095)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

Applicants must be Royall High School seniors who are accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire. Financial need is preferred but not required.

This scholarship is intended for a student who is passionate about continuing his/her education, has a record of school and community involvement, and is generally defined as a well-rounded person.

A minimum high school GPA of 3.0 is required but the high school has flexibility to select a recipient where there are special circumstances that have caused the student's grades to fall below 3.0.

This scholarship may be renewed for up to three years provided the recipient continues to have demonstrated financial need, maintains satisfactory academic progress and there are no eligible incoming freshmen recipients graduating from Royall High School. 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.

Financial Need:|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 his/her 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.

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



Caron's Campus Area Housing Tenant Scholarship (1671)

Three scholarships of $250 are available.

Offered to students who are tenants in good standing of Caron Management housing. The scholarship will be awarded to a student with a record of solid academic performance, meaning 3.00 GPA or higher.

This is a non-renewable scholarship.

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



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Cassandra Ball Egdahl Music Scholarship (1459)

A variable number of scholarships of $4,500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



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.

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



Centennial Experience High Impact Practices Scholarship (2289)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,250 up to $2,500 are available.

The Centennial Experience High Impact Practices Scholarships offer $2,500 awards that are available to incoming freshman students who want to experience the incredible opportunities in international travel, innovative internships, applied research, and cultural experiences. This scholarship is awarded in tandem with the Centennial Experience Scholarship, which provides a one-time award of $2,500 for the recipient's first year.

This $2,500 scholarship is available to be used at any time from the recipient's first year at UW-Eau Claire through the end of their junior year. It can be used to participate in a study abroad or immersion experiences, internships, and/or undergraduate research experiences. Any unused funds at the start of the recipient's senior year will be applied to their tuition in the form of a straight scholarship.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|Immersion Experience|Research|Study Abroad|



Centennial Experience Scholarship (2288)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The Centennial Experience Scholarship offers five $2,500 awards that are available to incoming freshman students who want to experience the incredible opportunities in international travel, innovative internships, applied research, and cultural experiences. This is a one-time award of $2,500 that is applied to the recipient's tuition for their first year on campus.

This scholarship is awarded in tandem with the Centennial Experience High Impact Practices Scholarship, which provides an award of $2,500 which can be used to participate in a study abroad or immersion experiences, internships, and/or undergraduate research experiences at UW-Eau Claire. The recipient can use this money at any time from their first year at UW-Eau Claire through the end of their junior year. Any unused funds at the start of the recipient's senior year will be applied to their tuition in the form of a straight scholarship.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Research|Study Abroad|
Student Status:|New Students|



Chancellor's Scholarships - Transfer (0548)

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

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



Chancellor's Scholarships (0548)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,000 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.

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



Charles & Deborah Graupner Blugold Promise Scholarship (1963)

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

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

To be considered, students have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her 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:

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.

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 $500 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.

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.

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 $1,200 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.

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



Charles F. White Memorial Scholarship (0040)

One scholarship of $1,200 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.

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



Charles L. Szews Business Scholarship (2369)

Two scholarships of $500 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Charles M. and Isabel Ihle Scholarship-Environmental Public Health (0575)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



Charles M. and Isabel Ihle Scholarship-Nursing (0575)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Charles M. and Isabel Ihle 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Medicine|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Charlotte L Grinsel Scholarship (1599)

One scholarship of $5,000 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.

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



Charter Bank Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2277)

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.

The five students, all with demonstrated financial need, will each receive a $1,000 scholarship. If they continue to remain enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, participate in a Blugold Beginnings Learning Community and have financial need, a renewal award of $1,500 will be awarded for the following academic year.

Donor Background:

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

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Challenge Scholarship (2543)

This scholarship provides awards for participants of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Challenge.  Award amounts vary based on how far participants make it in the competition.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Chemistry Department Scholarship (2064)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is available at the discretion of the chemistry department to a deserving student.

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.

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.

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



Cheryl De Maio 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 his/her 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 $1,000 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:

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.

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 his/her 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.

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



Cheryl Wyss Shults Saxophone Scholarship (2359)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipient must be a student who is enrolled in any saxophone classes taught by Assistant Professor Michael Shults.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Choral Music Scholarship Endowment (1191)

A variable number of scholarships up to $9,000 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.

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.

Second preference is for a student from Chaska, MN High School, and third preference is for a student from any high school in Green Bay, WI.

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

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



Chris Winkler Scholarship (0687)

One scholarship of $500 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.

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 $250 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.

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 $250 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

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



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 (Lake Orion, Rochester Hills); in Minnesota (Faribault, Mankato, Oakdale or Red Wing) and in Wisconsin (Altoona, Barron, Chippewa Falls, Eau Claire, Ladysmith, Rice Lake, Ridgeland, or Spooner).

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 2011 by Mr. Edward H. Schaefer, CEO and President of Citizens Community Federal, to help academically qualified students achieve their dream of obtaining a college education.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



CliftonLarsonAllen Scholarship (0057)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

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 and Brandyn Churchill earned bachelor degrees from UW-Eau Claire in 2009. They credit the strong educational foundation they received as a key component in the building of their successful professional careers. As an undergraduate, Tyler was the recipient of the Cargill Information Services Scholarship. Brandyn was a National Merit Scholar. Both now serve in information technology positions with C.H. Robinson.

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



Colleen J. Ferg Memorial Scholarship (1298)

One scholarship of $700 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



College of Business Scholarship (1709)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Diversity|Graduate Students|



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

Five scholarships of $300 are available.

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)
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)

Five scholarships of $300 are available.

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
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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|



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 his/her 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.

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



Conrow Family Memorial Fund (0095)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

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

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.

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.




Corinne Buckley Liegel Social Work Scholarship (2536)

Two 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.




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.




CPIM Enhancement Scholarship (1439)

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

Awarded to at least one student each fall and spring semester to cover the fee for successfully taking and passing one of the three Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exams listed below. The recipient must initially pay the exam fee and then will be reimbursed. Recipients must be members of the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and demonstrate that they have passed one of the following three CPIM exams: Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations, or Strategic Management of Resources. The applicant must have already passed the Basics of Supply Chain Management exam and the Master Planning exam.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Management|



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.

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



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.

Financial Need:|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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|Study Abroad|



Dagny Midelfort Memorial Fund (0070)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

A recognition program which provides book awards for outstanding students in the Department of Languages. The award is coordinated by the Language Scholarship Committee. A recipient is selected from each of the major language groups, i.e. French, German, Chinese, et al. and is presented with a book award purchased by the faculty from funds provided from this account.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Languages|



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 mental handicaps 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.

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 $1,300 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.

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 $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Economics|Marketing|



Dan Pias Blugold Promise Scholarship (2259)

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 his/her 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:

Dan Pias is a financial advisor in Maple Grove, MN. A 1990 UW-Eau Claire graduate, Dan credits his experience at UW-Eau Claire as a foundation for his career success.

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



Daniel and Kerry Kincaid Pre-Medicine Scholarship (0328)

One scholarship of $4,000 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.

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



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.

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.

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.

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



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 $700 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.

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



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.

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



David P. Kelley Blugold Promise Scholarship (2425)

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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

Preference is to be given to students who are active in their community, particularly with causes such as blood and food drives, shelters and other efforts to make a difference in their community.

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

Donor Background:

Originally from Winona, MN, David Kelley is a 1983 UW-Eau Claire graduate who was a history major and a political science minor. He has gone on to a successful business development career in the agricultural industry and now serves as an account manager for the American Red Cross in St. Paul, MN. He has also been a long-time basketball coach in the Twin Cities at the high school and community levels.

Dave is a long-time advocate for UW-Eau Claire, often recommending the university to young people he has coached and mentored. He hopes his Blugold Promise Scholarship helps provide the needed resources for an incoming UW-Eau Claire student to experience what Dave experienced; a quality education at one of the nation's premier regional public universities.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|New Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Delta Kappa Gamma Society-Kappa Chapter Scholarship (0998)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicants must be age 23 or older, currently enrolled in good academic standing and pursuing a degree in the field of education.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|Nontraditional Students|



Denise (Derks) Macenski Blugold Promise Scholarship (2021)

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

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

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

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 $400 is currently 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 his/her obligation. There is a variable number of awards.

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.




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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|New Students|



Diane Elbin Blugold Promise Scholarship (1979)

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

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

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

$1,000 award for first year, $1,000 sophomore year renewal. Provided a 3.0 or higher GPA is maintained, this scholarship is renewable for the junior and senior years at $1,000 per year.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Philosophy|



Diane Murphy Blugold Promise Scholarship (2319)

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 his/her 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.

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



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 are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian or economically disadvantaged are eligible. Priority given to students who have successfully completed the Blugold Beginnings Program.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



Diversity in Information Systems Scholarship (2467)

One scholarship of $500 is currently 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.

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



Diversity Incentive New Student Award (0546)

A variable number of scholarships from $500 up to $800 are available.

The Diversity Incentive Scholarship is intended to recruit and retain students of color 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.

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



Diversity Incentive Scholarship (0546)

A variable number of scholarships from $250 up to $800 are available.

The Diversity Incentive Scholarship is intended to recruit and retain students of color 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 (both new and continuing) 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.

Financial Need:|Financial Need Considered|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Southeast Asian or 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



Dolly Rounds Memorial International Student Scholarship (1242)

Two scholarships of $500 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 countries of the Orient 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: Friends, Family, and "Chinese Children" of Mrs. Dolly Rounds.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Dolly Rounds Memorial Study Abroad Scholarship (1242)

Two scholarships of $500 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 countries of the Orient 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: Friends, Family, and "Chinese Children" of Mrs. Dolly Rounds.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Don and Jan Etnier Hmong Freshman Scholarship (1849)

Two awards of $1,100 each are available.

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 and funding is available. 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".

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



Donald & Leatrice Mathison Nurse Practitioner Graduate Student Scholarship (1757)

Two scholarships of $5,000 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 BSN degree and enter the nursing profession.

Donor Background:

The Mathisons are 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. 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Donald & Leatrice Mathison Nursing Scholarship (1757)

Five scholarships of $5,000 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 are 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. 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.

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 his/her 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.

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



Donald and Leatrice Mathison Mathematics Scholarship (2454)

Two scholarships of $5,000 are available.

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

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



Donald and Sarah Bredle Kinesiology Scholarship (2206)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient must be a kinesiology major with an emphasis in human performance 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.

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.

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.

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 $3,600 are available.

Applicant must be a continuing sophomore, junior, or senior student with a major in Communication and an emphasis in organizational communication, communication studies, or public communication. 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."

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's Studies|



Doris Michelson Freshman Education Scholarship (2354)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipients must be incoming freshmen, have been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and show financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.

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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

This scholarship has a primary preference for graduates of Barron, Bangor, or West Salem High Schools with a declared major in Special Education or Elementary Education. Second preference is for any graduates of Barron, Bangor, or West Salem High Schools. Third preference is for any qualified student with a declared major in Special Education or Elementary Education.

If no students meet any of these preferences, the scholarship is to be held for that year and awarded in the next academic year. This scholarship is not renewable.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Dorothea S. Bobb Blugold Promise Scholarship (1720)

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

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

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 his/her 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

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.

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.

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



Dr. Aina Galejs Scholarship (0574)

There are four awards available from this scholarship.

Available to a male or female 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.

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 or Athletes in Action. 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 is the author of three books: The Service Payoff: How Customer Service Champions Outserve And Outlast The Competition, Pivot: How One Turn In Attitude Can Lead To Success, 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Religious Studies|



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 public communication, 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, communication studies, organizational communication, or pursuing a career as a public speaker.

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: The Service Payoff: How Customer Service Champions Outserve And Outlast The Competition, Pivot: How One Turn In Attitude Can Lead To Success, 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



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.

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



Dr. Donald and Elsa Brinkman Keyboard Scholarship (0823)

A variable number of scholarships 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.

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.

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 the Racine public high schools.

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.

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.

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 $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Dr. Ida Hinz Physical Education Scholarship (0678)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipient must have senior status and be enrolled in the human performance program with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Recipient must have demonstrated leadership and service related to the major and/or profession.

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



Dr. Jack Pladziewicz Research Scholarship (2043)

One scholarship of $1,600 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.

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 $1,000 are available.

Available to BME students meeting all requirements for admission to the student-teaching semester, with membership and active participation in student NAfME (National Association for Music Education) for a minimum of three successive years, including their student teaching semester.

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.

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



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

One scholarship of $800 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.

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



Dr. Thomas Barth Political Science Scholarship (2444)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

The Dr. Thomas Barth Political Science Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time political science major who has junior or senior standing and who has demonstrated strong academic and leadership qualities on campus. Preference should be given to a scholarship candidate who has been involved with political campaigns on the local, regional or national level. A student who has expressed a desire to attend law school could also be considered for the award. Financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients.

Donor Background:

Dr. Barbara Palmer ('89), Barbara Palmer is Associate Professor of Political Science at Baldwin Wallace University and is an expert on congressional elections and the success of women candidates. Her most recent book, co-authored with Dennis Simon of Southern Methodist University, is entitled Women and Congressional Elections: A Century of Change. The book explores how the “rules of the game,” such as incumbency, demographics, and redistricting, shape the integration of women into Congress.

Professor Palmer teaches courses on American politics, civil rights and liberties, elections, and women and politics.Her research has appeared inAmerican Political Science Review,Politics and Gender,and a variety of law reviews.At Baldwin Wallace, she serves as the Legal Studies Coordinator and Pre-Law Advisor. Prior to her arrival at Baldwin Wallace, she taught at American University in Washington, DC for nine years. In 2005, she received the American University “Alice Paul Award” for her commitment to women’s issues and mentoring young women. She is a two-time winner of the “Marion Irish Award” for the best paper on women and politics presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Most recently, she was the recipient of the 2013 Baldwin Wallace Gigax Faculty Scholarship Award, presented to a BW faculty member who has enhanced the campus learning environment through their research. As a tribute to Dr. Barth’s remarkable career, his former student, Dr. Barbara Palmer, has established the Thomas Barth Political Science Scholarship. Dr. Palmer says she was inspired by Barth during her undergraduate career at UW-Eau Claire and reflects fondly on the impact of Dr. Barth’s commitment to his students, the university and community.

Dr. Barth taught political science at UW-Eau Claire for 34 years, inspiring generations of students who fondly remember his courses in American government, legislative politics, judicial processes, scope and methods of research, and constitutional law. Tom also served as president of the UWEC faculty senate and as acting chair of the political science department for one year.

Tom was very active in local Democratic politics, serving as county chair for four years. Under his leadership, membership increased dramatically and the party enjoyed significant success in local elections. Tom was instrumental in organizing the local chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and served as the first chair of that organization. Dr. Barth passed away in 2010.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|



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 little boy who was born with the odds stacked against him. At just 3 days old, after being rushed to the hospital barely breathing and in a coma, he was diagnosed with an extremely 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. After receiving this diagnosis and learning that he had a very severe case of this disease, he was placed on the liver transplant list at 7 months old. Just two months later, Dylan received a new liver. This has made his disease much more manageable, but he will live with medical and developmental challenges for the rest of his life. Now four years old, he has been in physical and occupational therapy since he was a baby.

As a result of the Propionic Acidemia, Dylan also struggles with speech development and has been diagnosed with a speech disorder called Apraxia. He has attended Speech Therapy one to three times a week and is slowly making progress in being able to verbally communicate with others.

Dylan has been through far more than any young boy should. After hundreds of days spent in the hospital, countless surgeries and procedures, numerous 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. We give this scholarship in his name to celebrate his courage and bravery. It is our hope that the deserving individual who receives this scholarship will passionately make a positive impact for brave children like Dylan.

Financial Need:|Considered|
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.

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 $1,300 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|Theatre Arts|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Leadership Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $550 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Member Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $550 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Eau Claire Student Nurses Association Study Abroad Scholarship (1740)

One scholarship of $550 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 he/she receives the scholarship. He/She 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.

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 Latino/Latina 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.

Categories:

Diversity, Mathematics, New Students

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|Disability|New Students|



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.

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



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Edsel Grams Scholarship (0239)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Finance|



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.

Scholarship Background:

Michael Bogumill established this scholarship in memory of his parents.

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.

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.

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



Edward S. Fish Art Scholarship (0126)

One scholarship of $400 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.

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



Eileen Phillips Cohen String Quartet Scholarship (1074)

Four scholarships of $8,830 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Elden M. Amundson Family Scholarship (1156)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

First preference 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.

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. He/she 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.

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 his/her 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.

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



Elisabeth M Coolidge Nursing Scholarship (2017)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipient must be a student who is admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and have junior or senior status at the time the scholarship is to be utilized. The recipient must be engaged in clinical practicum for the academic year in which the award is utilized, and have demonstrated financial need and show great promise in the field of nursing.

There is a preference for applicants who are non-traditional students, and additional preference for a female student.

Donor Background:

In many ways, Elisabeth (Bette) Coolidge was a woman ahead of her time. Bette was raised in East Chicago, Indiana, where her father worked in the steel mills and her mother was a homemaker. Encouraged by her immigrant parents, who had third-grade educations, Bette and her three brothers all graduated from college. One became a priest, one a physician, one a dentist and Bette became a nurse-anesthetist. She earned her RN from St. Catherine's Hospital in East Chicago, her CRNA from Grace Hospital in Detroit, her BS in nursing from the University of San Diego and her MS in nursing from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Encouraged by the nuns she worked with in the hospitals, she rigorously pursued advanced learning opportunities whenever they were presented.

She became a nurse-anesthetist before the field of anesthesiology was a viable choice for physicians. Her greatest sense of professional accomplishment was never losing a patient in surgery, even when the surgical protocol for anesthesia was the either drip method, crude by today's standards.

Bette was born in 1921 and died in 2010. She is survived by her husband, daughter, son and two grandsons. Hers was a life well-lived.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Elizabeth Barnes & Robert Fugate Memorial Scholarship (1728)

A variable number of scholarships up to $2,200 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Elizabeth G. Morris Scholarship (1171)

One scholarship of $4,500 is 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



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 his/her 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Studies|



Elwood and Virgelee Ledue Scholarship (0773)

Two scholarships of $700 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Emily Blaskey Blugold Promise Scholarship (1959)

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 his/her 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 Blaskeys live in Altoona, Wisconsin. Mark Blaskey is a developer and partner of West Riverside LLP and owner of Mark Blaskey Metal Studio. Emily is a physical therapist with St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls. Although not alumni, the Blaskeys are longtime friends and supporters of UW-Eau Claire.

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



Emma Louise Strowig Autism Scholarship (2419)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Disability|First Generation|



Environmental Health Scholarship (0141)

Two scholarships of $600 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 he/she has made in environmental health, and activities in the major.

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 his/her 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.

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



Eric Dimmitt Blugold Promise Scholarship (1973)

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 given to a student from Osseo Fairchild High School, second preference to a minority student from a Milwaukee public high school, third preference to a student from Chippewa Falls High School, and fourth preference to a student from Wautoma Area High School.

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

Eric Dimmitt is Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment for the Mequon-Thiensville School District in suburban Milwaukee. A 1991 School of Education graduate in English and Speech Communication, Eric chose to support this scholarship to make certain sophomores who need additional financial resources to remain in college can continue their studies without interruption. This scholarship recognizes the excellent preparation Eric experienced at UW-Eau Claire for a career in education, and makes certain more student are able to proudly call themselves Blugold alumni.

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 consideration 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 parents, Erle and Alice Porter Rounds.

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 $900 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.

Financial Need:|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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 $1,300 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.

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



Eugene B. Arnold Scholarship (2488)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipients must be enrolled full-time at UW-Eau Claire in the College of Business Information Systems (IS) program and be of junior or senior status. 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.

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 Studies, that student would receive first preference.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|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, communication studies, or public communication, 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Extra Effort Scholarship (2262)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients of this scholarship should be high school seniors who have either overcome challenges in their lives or have provided exemplary service to their community. The Admissions office will evaluate applicants to UW-Eau Claire to select students who meet these criteria.

Financial Need:||
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|New Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



F. H. & Gertrude Conway Thompson Scholarship (0028)

One scholarship of $2,000 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 his/her junior year and a renewal award in his/her senior year.

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



Fairmount Santrol Responsible Mining Scholarship (2317)

Four scholarships of $1,000 are available.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|



Faye Davis Berg Teacher's Scholarship (0147)

One scholarship of $700 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.

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



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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Florence and Maureen Lau Memorial Fund (2097)

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

The scholarship is available to students of Chinese descent with a preference given to female students. Preference is given to students with financial need as well. Recipients must be enrolled in the fall semester of the academic year in order to be eligible for the scholarship.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Florence M. and Fred R. Nelson Scholarship (0205)

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

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.

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.




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.

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



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

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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 his/her 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:

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 have always believed in giving back, and that the only way to better one's self is through education.

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 $1,000 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.

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)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Fred F. and Lorain E. Winrich Scholarship (2341)

One scholarship of $2,000 is 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Freshmen Honors Scholarship-Guaranteed (System)

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.

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



Freshmen Honors Scholarships-Guaranteed (0543)

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

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.

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



Freshmen Honors Scholarships-Potential (0543)

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

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.

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



Friends of Music Scholarship (1192)

A variable number of scholarships from $400 up to $2,000 are available.

Recognizes entering 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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|



Gene Decker Scholarship (1480)

One scholarship of $500 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.

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



Genevieve Hagen International Study Abroad Scholarship (1763)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Languages|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



George & Geraldine Rossman Fund for the Physical & Biological Sciences (1130)

One scholarship of $1,600 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.

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 Marie Badman Education Scholarship (1917)

Two scholarships of $2,500 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 resides in Hudson, WI.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



George Simpson Geography Incoming Student Scholarship (2534)

Six scholarships of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|
Student Status:|New Students|



George Simpson Geography New Majors Scholarship (2534)

Five scholarships of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



George Simpson Geography/Anthropology Honors Scholarship (2534)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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.

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 of $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.

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 $4,000 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.

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 his/her 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 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.

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 $600 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.

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.

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 he/she is 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.

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 he/she is 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Gerald W. Newton Scholarship (0123)

Three 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|German|



Gerry and Kenneth Wing Scholarship (0026)

Two scholarships of $650 are available.

Awarded to students who have shown high academic achievement and exhibit significant financial need.

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.

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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|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 his/her 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Global Awareness Student Immersion Scholarships (1943)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Students participating in a UW-Eau Claire immersion experience will be considered for scholarships based upon financial need, scholarship, letter of reason and faculty recommendations.

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 the Global Awareness Initiative whereby the university emphasizes an understanding of the larger world and cultures and circumstances different from one's own are a critical part of a well-rounded education.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|



Global Awareness-Williams/Rhoades Scholarship (1389)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

The annual income from this fund will be used to provide scholarships to students accepted into the international study abroad program or who are participating in a University-approved student immersion project. It is the donors' preference that priority be given to majors in the College of Education and Human Sciences, in addition to meeting all of the above criteria.

The highest priority for selection is students who have documented financial need.

Donor Background:

This fund was established in 2002 by Drs. Katherine and Bruce Rhoades in memory of their mothers who had such profound impacts on both their lives. Katherine's mother, Theresa Eleanor Williams, died in 2001, and Bruce's mother, Helen Marie Rhoades, died in 2002. This scholarship recognizes the love of learning and belief in the power of education that Theresa and Helen perpetuated in their children, all of whom achieved the highest degree in their fields, including one M.D. and two Ph.D.s.

Theresa, who worked in the office of the Superintendent of Schools in Lincoln, NE, attended classes at the University of Nebraska as a non-traditional student to prepare successfully for certification as a professional secretary.

Helen graduated from Marian College's Teacher Education Program in Fond du Lac, WI, and subsequently taught in a one-room rural schoolhouse.

Dr. Katherine Rhoades was the associate dean of education for UW-Eau Claire at the time she established the fund. She later became Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences. She retired as Dean Emerita in 2007 but then returned to the university to serve as the Director of Women's Studies from 2008-2010.

Dr. Bruce Rhoades retired as a psychiatrist after working many years for the Marshfield Clinic. He continues to volunteer for several non-profit organizations.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|English|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Golden Blugold Caller Scholarship (2400)

Five 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.

The criteria for selecting the recipients will be based on performance in the following categories, which is maintained through the Telefund caller software:

  • Percentage of people contacted who gave a gift
  • Participation by calling segment (donors to non-donors)
  • Credit card gifts in the door
  • Coaching performance
  • Positive attitude

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



Golden Living CHAASE Scholarship (1482)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

At the time of application, the student must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration of freshman or sophomore standing. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.

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



Golden Living Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2438)

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.

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



Good Samaritan Scholarship (1772)

One scholarship of $500 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.

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



Gordon Bartelt Biology Scholarship (1680)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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.

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 his/her student teaching experience, be a full-time student with a resident GPA of 3.0, and demonstrate excellent potential as an elementary teacher.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Grace Julian Memorial WAES (0828)

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 Susan Walsingham, in memory of Grace Julian.




Grace Lutheran Foundation Student Scholarship (2344)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Grace Shipley Memorial 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|English|



Grace Walsh Scholarship (0019)

A variable number of scholarships up to $19,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Grafton High School 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.

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 LTE) position working at least 20 hours per week.

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.

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 $1,550 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 Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee operations of E.W. Scripps Co. (WTMJ-TV, WTMJ-AM, WKTI-FM) and Gannett Wisconsin (Appleton Post-Crescent, Fond du Lac Reporter, Green Bay Press-Gazette, Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, Marshfield News Herald, Oshkosh Northwestern, Sheboygan Press, Stevens Point Journal, Wausau Record-Herald, Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune).

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



Greg and Lori Mercer Blugold Promise Scholarship (2053)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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 Financial Aid office.

Preference is given to a student majoring in a science.

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. A student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her 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

Greg Mercer '85 graduated with a degree in chemistry, and Lori (Gee) Mercer '86 obtained a degree in communicative disorders. While attending graduate school at Washington State University, they were married in 1987. They now reside in the Seattle, WA area where Greg is a research chemist with the FDA. Lori recently sold her hearing clinic business and is now employed as an audiologist.

With two sons attending college, Greg and Lori are intimately familiar with the skyrocketing costs of education. Their undergraduate educations at UW-Eau Claire provided a very solid foundation for their success, and they believe a college education, particularly in science, is critical for the U.S. to remain competitive on a global level. They hope their scholarship will enable a student to attend college to obtain a degree in a science-related field.

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



Gretchen Grimm Art Education Scholarship or Award (0105)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Recipients must be declared and accepted art education majors of junior or senior status who have shown scholastic achievement. Successful recipients must also have financial need and show promise of excellence in teaching art in public or private schools.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Gretchen Vanden Bloomen Special Education Scholarship (1887)

One scholarship of $400 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Gritzmacher Science Education Fellowship (1627)

One award of a variable amount up to $1,000 is 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, 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Physics and Astronomy|Secondary Education|



Guy and Lauren Brubaker Nursing Scholarship (1427)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The recipient must be an undergraduate student in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with demonstrated financial need who shows promise in the nursing profession.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Hable Scholarship (1754)

Two scholarships of $1,000 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|



Hanke Family College of Business Scholarship (2383)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must have a declared major in the College of Business 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 given preference for this scholarship, which may be renewable. Descendants must self-identify by the application deadline and meet the criteria above in order to be considered.

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, Rebecca (Hanke) Austin, and Aaron. Paul (1985) and Aaron (1987) are also graduates of UW-Eau Claire.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|Business Administration|Business Communication|Economics|Health Care Administration|Kinesiology|Management|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Hanke Family Kinesiology Scholarship (2383)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must have a declared Kinesiology major 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 given preference for this scholarship, which may be renewable. Descendants must self-identify by the application deadline and meet the criteria above in order to be considered.

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, Rebecca (Hanke) Austin, and Aaron. Paul (1985) and Aaron (1987) are also graduates of UW-Eau Claire.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|Business|Business Administration|Business Communication|Economics|Health Care Administration|Kinesiology|Management|



Hanke Family Social Work Scholarship (1438)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Hannah M. Greenhill Scholarship (1285)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

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.

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.
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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|Immersion Experience|Research|



Hawkins Ash CPAs Accounting Scholarship (2460)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be full-time junior or senior accounting majors and have completed ACCT 301. Recipient must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and plan to enter the accounting profession or related industry.

Recipients must show participation in college or community organizations and have exhibited a potential for leadership through those activities. Financial need is not a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Hazel Mc Gowan Scholarship (0042)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

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

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.

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



Heinrich-Dahlheimer Scholarship (0139)

Two scholarships of $1,000 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 Peat Marwick.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Helen B. Andersen Memorial Scholarship (1248)

One scholarship of $1,800 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.

Categories: Business | Computer Science | Economics | Information Systems

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 $1,500 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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's Studies|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Helen's Special Fund - University Women's Association (1530)

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

Provide funds, subject to adjustments based on available resources, to single parent students at who have emergency funding needs for their dependent children. The dependent children must be under the age of 18 and any emergency grant shall be based on their health, education and welfare needs. The emergency needs should be such that failure to address them will cause the single parent student to withdraw from classes at UW-Eau Claire or have his/her own educational progress seriously impeded.

Scholarship Background:

This grant is named after Amy E. Thurston's mother, Helen Kroll Thurston Belongia.

Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Single Parents|



Helmke Family Blugold Promise Scholarship (2077)

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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

One $1,000 award is 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

Mark Helmke graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1986 with a major in psychology and minor in business administration. Sherri (Betthauser) Helmke also graduated in 1986 with a degree in early childhood special education. Both have fond memories of Eau Claire and their time spent learning and experiencing college life.

After graduation, Sherri taught in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota until after the first of three children was born. Mark worked in the transportation industry for over 23 years until selling his regional delivery company in 2010. He now has found a new passion working as a Development Officer at the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Mark and Sherri want to help in a small way so students can worry a little less about money as they start their college career.

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



Henry Lippold Fellowship Fund (1267)

One scholarship of $1,400 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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Herbert and Eleanor Sack Memorial Scholarship (0179)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

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.

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



Herbert Friend Art & Design Scholarship (1993)

One scholarship of $600 is 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Herlihy Nontraditional Women of Substance Scholarships (1807)

Two 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.

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 scholarships from $250 up to $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Heroes Fund for Single Parents Scholarship (1913)

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

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



Heyde Companies Health Care Administration Entrepreneur Award (1885)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Given to the student whose practicum leadership project embodies true entrepreneurship. Projects will be evaluated on creativity, relevance to the organization's mission, viability, cost effectiveness, and the ability to capitalize on an unmet need or provide a solution to a problem.

Donor Background:

Heyde Companies has a long standing tradition as a leader in the provision of long term health services in the Chippewa Valley, and has been involved with the health care administration program since its inception.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Entrepreneur Program|Health Care Administration|



Hilda Belle Oxby German Scholarship (0110)

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|German|



Hilda Belle Oxby Spanish Scholarship (0110)

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

This scholarship is for students majoring in Spanish or Latin American 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|Latin American Studies|



History Scholarship (0743)

One scholarship of $400 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.

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 his/her 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 renewal for the sophomore year.

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!

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Honoring Grandparents Scholarship (2502)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship supports a freshman who is majoring in Health Care Administration whose life has been impacted by an elderly person.

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.

Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|
Program / Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|New Students|



Howard and Sara Miller WAES (0856)

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 Howard and Sarah Miller.




Howard O. Johnson Secondary Education Scholarship (1149)

A variable number of scholarships from $3,750 up to $7,500 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 he/she 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|



Huls Scholarship (2541)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has come out of the foster care system or is part of the LGBTQ community. Recipients must be majoring in a field related to health and human services.

Financial need is required.

Donor Information:

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


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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|Graduate 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.

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.

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)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Irene Reed Elementary Education Scholarship (1755)

A variable number of scholarships up to $20,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Irene West Solberg Memorial 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 a first generation college student and a graduate of any rural high school.

Donor Background:

This fund was established by alumnus Dr. Larry Solberg in honor of his mother, Irene West Solberg.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Geographic Origin:|Farm or Rural Community|
Student Status:|First Generation|Graduate Students|New Students|



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

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



IS Scholarship (0161)

One scholarship of $600 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Junior/Senior Diversity Scholarship (1238)

One scholarship of $850 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Marketing Scholarship (1355)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|



Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Sophomore Diversity Scholarship (1238)

One scholarship of $850 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 his/her 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.

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



James Alexander International Study Abroad Scholarship (1860)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

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 $700 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



James G. O'Leary Blugold Promise Scholarship (2143)

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 education, and a graduate of the one of the following high schools, listed in order of priority: 1.) Oconomowoc High School, 2.) Waukesha County High School, 3.) Green Lake High School, 4.) Amery High School, or 5.) Tomah High School.

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

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Chemistry|Elementary Education|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



James H. Christoffersen Visual and Performing Arts (0690)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|Photography|Theatre Arts|



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.

The Larson Promise 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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

One $1,000 award is 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:

Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is 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.

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)

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. To see the list of high schools and other details about the scholarship, visit this link: https://www.uwec.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-loans-grants/. Select the Automatic Scholarships section to review the information about the Local Blugold Scholarship. Home-schooled students who live within a 30 mile radius of campus should contact the Admissions office to discuss eligibility.

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)

One scholarship of $2,500 is 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Research|



James W. Boyken Diversity Scholarship (1342)

One scholarship of $900 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Jana Minnick Field Study Scholarship (1139)

A variable number of scholarships up to $800 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



Jane and Robert Salinger Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2013)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



Jane Colville Betts English Scholarship (2061)

One scholarship of $600 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|English|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Jane M Pederson & Ronald E Mickel History Scholarship (1556)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

Provides financial support for a student majoring in history during his or her 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Jane Temple Campen Scholarship (1337)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 his/her 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.

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



Janke Premiere Properties Scholarship (0657)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Students must be working toward a business administration degree with a marketing major. The student must have excellent communication skills, be creative and innovative, have leadership qualities, be involved with extracurricular activities, and demonstrate a high potential for success in marketing.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Marketing|



Jann Ozzello Wilcox & John Wilcox Accounting Scholarship (1549)

One scholarship of $1,600 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Jason Schluter Memorial Scholarship (1784)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding kinesiology major who will be a senior during the year he/she receives the scholarship award. The recipient must be enrolled in the Human Performance Program and 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.

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



Jay Luttrell 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 his/her 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.

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



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Veterinary Medicine|



Jean Klein Memorial Fund (0034)

One scholarship of $150 is available.

Awarded to a Social Work major with overall academic achievement as well as performance in the Social Work major, who demostrates 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 and Phi Alpha.

Minimum of 3.2 GPA.

Donor Background:

The recipient will be honored at the University's Honors Banquet.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Jeff Oliphant Athletic Training Scholarship (2140)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding student in his or her 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 3.0 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Athletic Training|



Jeff Oliphant Memorial Scholarship (1650)

One scholarship of $900 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|



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 $2,500 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Jennifer Alexander Memorial Scholarship (1805)

One scholarship of $1,200 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.

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



Jennifer Marks Memorial Scholarship (1230)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

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:

This scholarship was established in memory of Jennifer Marks, who died tragically in a car accident in August of 2000. Jennifer graduated from Fall Creek High School in 1993, earning her undergraduate degree from UW-Eau Claire in 1998 with highest honors. She went on to earn her master's degree in communication disorders, also from UW-Eau Claire, in the spring of 2000. Jennifer was working for the Tomah School District, travelling in between schools, when her car was struck by a train, killing both her and a co-worker. Jennifer was "the kind of person who elevated everyone. She was kind, caring and a wonderful companion."

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



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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Jerry & Sharon Ehrmeyer Scholarship (1752)

Two scholarships of $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 $1,500 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|Management|Marketing|



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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|New Students|



Jewell Mickelson Walters & John H. Walters Memorial Scholarship (1330)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Jill Muenich Organizational Communication Study Abroad Scholarship (1877)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior majoring in communication with an organizational communication emphasis and minimum resident and major GPA of 3.0. The recipient must have made a serious application to the study abroad program, and have earned at least 18 credits by the time of acceptance to study abroad for the academic year following the spring semester the scholarship is awarded. Financial need is a requirement.

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, and National Guardian Life where she is currently serving as Vice President of Marketing Services.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Jim and Patty Blum Volunteer Service Scholarship (1954)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicant must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration and have sophomore, junior and senior status with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

Priority will be given to students who have demonstrated a great passion for volunteering with the elderly in nursing homes, senior centers, or community centers. While financial need and academic success should be considered, the scholarship should NOT be awarded necessarily to the top student academically or the one with the greatest financial need. Rather, the donor is more interested in helping students who are working hard in their studies and who show a genuine interest in and passion for volunteer service with the elderly in preparation for their careers in health care administration.

Students may receive this scholarship only once.

Donor Background:

Jim Blum is a 1980 UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in health care administration. Jim benefitted from the outstanding education he received and the opportunities afforded to him after graduation. He established this scholarship in recognition of the importance of volunteer service in preparation for a career as a Health Care Administrator.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Care Administration|



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

One scholarship of $2,500 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.

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 $300 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 he or she 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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 his/her 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.

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



Joan M Wiensch Memorial Nursing Endowed Scholarship (1609)

Six 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Joanne Friedrick Journalism Scholarship (0655)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Open to a junior or senior student with at least one undergraduate semester remaining, who has demonstrated excellence in journalism. Students who have made major contributions of time and effort to the editorial success of a campus publication are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated achievement in the classroom, with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is required.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created by Joanne Friedrick, a 1978 journalism graduate. As a student, Joanne was the editor of the Periscope and a member of The Spectator staff.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Program/Activity:|Spectator|



Jodi Mae Mantel Scholarship (1223)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to a senior student enrolled in special education who exhibits exceptional commitment and enthusiasm and holds high promise for becoming an excellent teacher of learners with disabilities.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Johannes & Arlene Dahle Multicultural Scholarship (0874)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



John & Coleen Travis Pre-Veterinary Scholarship (1685)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be a junior or senior planning to complete their Bachelors of Science degree before being enrolled in veterinary school. The recipient must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or better both in their major and cumulatively. They must have references from a veterinarian professional as evidence of experience in their chosen field. In the absence of a qualified pre-veterinary student, the scholarship may be awarded to a biology student intending to become a secondary education teacher.

Financial need may be used in the case of a tie between equal candidates.

Recipients may reapply for this scholarship.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Health Careers|Pre-Veterinary Medicine|Secondary Education|



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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

This scholarship has a preference for a graduate of any high school in Minnesota. If no qualified candidate is identified from Minnesota, consideration shall be given to all eligible students.

$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.

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



John and Hilde Bacharach German Scholarship (0825)

One scholarship from $325 up to $650 is 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|German|



John and Hilde Bacharach Nursing Scholarship (0825)

One scholarship of $650 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



John and Jill Magliocco Blugold Promise Scholarship (1977)

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.

First preference is for a student majoring in Economics and a second preference for 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 his/her 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.

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



John and Mary Gerberich Public Health Scholarship (0033)

Two scholarships of $700 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Environmental Public Health|



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 of $1,000 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 Ormont-Fennell in memory of her parents, John and Tess Urmhumhain.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|American Indian Studies|
Student Status:|Diversity|



John Butler & Joan Sumkin Blugold Promise Scholarship (2102)

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 his/her 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.

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



John C. Dennison Memorial Accounting Scholarship (1886)

Two scholarships of $6,000 are 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



John C. Dennison Memorial Business Scholarship (1886)

Two scholarships of $6,000 are 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business|
Student Status:|Diversity|



John D. Lassek Scholarship (1190)

Two scholarships of $1,200 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.

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



John Kell Memorial Blugold Promise Scholarship (1648)

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

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

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|



John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship (1928)

Two scholarships of $1,000 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



John T. Carroll Memorial Fund (0201)

One scholarship of $1,400 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Physics and Astronomy|Pre-Engineering|



John V. Wenum and Sherry Ness-Wenum WAES (0742)

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 Wenum and Sherry Ness-Wenum.




John W. Morris Scholarship (1490)

One scholarship of $3,500 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.

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 be a junior or senior in her/his academic standing 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.

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



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.




Josef Gapko Economics Scholarship (1759)

One scholarship of $450 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.

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



Josef Gapko Memorial Voice Scholarship (1724)

One scholarship of $350 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.

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 his/her 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Josette T. Migawa Arts Education Scholarship (1823)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This fund will award a scholarship for an Arts Education Major who qualifies based on the following criteria: junior or senior with acceptance in the Arts Education major; 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|



Joyal & Alexander Study Abroad Re-Entry Scholarshp (2045)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this scholarship is to help with the re-entry "culture shock" of students who are returning from study abroad experiences. The goal is to utilize the student's broadened understanding of the world, language skills, and cultural knowledge to enhance global understanding of our local citizens and university community.

To be eligible an applicant must have studied on a UW-Eau Claire study abroad program for a minimum of one semester, have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, be a continuing, full-time student, and be on campus during the entire academic year the award is received.

The following will be considered in the selection of the recipient: demonstrated leadership ability, dedication to community service, participation in the host culture (applicant should demonstrate that they immersed themselves in their host culture through participation in local clubs, organizations or activities, volunteer work or service-learning, and interaction with local people beyond that normally required by the program), and application of study abroad experience (applicants should explain how they have applied/plan to apply the knowledge from their study abroad experience on campus, in the community, and in their future plans).

The recipient will complete an internship with the UW-Eau Claire Center for International Education in mid-August to October, and again in January to February during the year the recipient has the Joyal-Alexander Scholarship. During that internship the student will work with the CIE staff to organize a re-entry event for all study abroad returnees as well as a series of programs or region-specific study abroad events for returnees from each program.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Michael Stone in recognition and appreciation of the outstanding work done by Dr. Lloyd Joyal and Mr. James Alexander who contributed so much to the development of UW-Eau Claire's international studies. Dr. Joyal and Mr. Alexander took personal interest in each student, not only in the grand adventure of studying abroad, but also in helping the students transition back into campus life upon their return. The personal attention provided by Dr. Joyal and Mr. Alexander greatly enhanced the study abroad experience for students, faculty, and foreign students who embarked on the great quest for global understanding and knowledge.

Michael Stone studied in Japan from 1981 to 1983 and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1984. He has dedicated his career to exporting manufactured products and the development of jobs and commerce through international trade. Presently, Mr. Stone is the President and CEO of The Stone Group, Inc. which focuses on Global Marketing of food products, agribusiness, and capital equipment.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Juanita Sorenson Scholarship (0135)

One scholarship of $7,600 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Julie A. Guite Scholarship (0160)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Open to a Social Work major with overall academic achievement as well as performance in the Social Work major. Must be a junior or senior at the time of the award, with a minimum of one semester remaining, and have a minimum total of 3.2 GPA.

Recipient must demonstrate interpersonal skills and adjustment, as well as adherence to the NASW Code of Ethics, and leadership in the Association of Student Social Workers and Phi Alpha.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Junaid & Rakhshan Chida Blugold Promise Scholarship (2072)

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 his/her 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:

Junaid Chida is a 1978 graduate who majored in accounting and went on to complete his law degree from UW-Madison in 1983. He was born in Pakistan and was very determined to study in the United States, so he researched colleges for three years to find one that would offer a scholarship and is forever grateful to UW-Eau Claire for providing him one. He feels very privileged to have the opportunities UW-Eau Claire afforded him and now feels passionate about giving back by supporting both international and need-based scholarships.

Junaid is a partner at the law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf in New York City, specializing in corporate law and finance. He and his wife, Rakhshan, have two children.

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



Kandu Club Scholarship (2012)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.




Karl Andresen Award for Outstanding Political Science Paper (0150)

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

Awards will be given to students who are juniors in Political Science at UW-Eau Claire.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|



Karl Andresen Scholarship (0150)

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

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.

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, he or she 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 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.

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, he or she 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.

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



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, 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 extra-curricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

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

Scholarship Background:

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.

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



Keith & Charlotte Donnermeyer Blugold Promise Scholarship (1961)

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

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

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

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 $2,500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Ken & Mary Smith WAES (1607)

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 Blugold Promise Scholarship (1970)

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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

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

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.

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 $2,000 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.

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 of 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.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Veterans|



Kenneth Owen Memorial Fund (0122)

One scholarship of $275 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 his/her final semester of their senior year.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|



Kerlin and Ethel Seitz Scholarship (0048)

Two scholarships of $2,000 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, he/she 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 his or her 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, "He or she must be a winner."

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 his/her 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:

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.

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



Kevin and Linda Steiner Freshman Scholarship (1888)

One scholarship of $1,500 is 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.

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.

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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Blugold Beginnings|
Student Status:|Diversity|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 his/her 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.

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



Kirkwood Poetry Award (1646)

Two scholarships from $100 up to $400 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 his/her 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.

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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|
Student Status:|Diversity|New Students|



KPMG Peat Marwick-Minneapolis Office Accounting Scholarship (0872)

One scholarship of $1,000 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



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.

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



Kyle Joswiak TV10 Spirit Award Fund (2163)

One scholarship of $250 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 have a GPA of 2.75 or higher, 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.

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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Chemistry|



Lance Walter & Susan Sabatke Study Abroad Scholarship (2054)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to a deserving student with financial need who will be participating in a study abroad experience. Applicants who have been accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program, have high financial need, and are participating in study abroad for the first time will be considered.

Donor Background:

The recipient is asked to write a letter reflecting on his/her experience after returning from study abroad and deliver it to the Foundation.

Financial Need:|Required|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



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.

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



Larry Bauer Phi Mu Alpha Service Scholarship (0146)

One scholarship of $500 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Larry Ozzello Freshman Accounting Scholarship (0263)

One scholarship of $2,300 is available.

Awarded to an incoming full-time, resident freshman that intends to major in accounting work and 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.

One award of $2,300 is available. 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.

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



Latin American Studies Scholarship (1254)

A variable number of scholarships up to $350 are available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior declared Latin American studies major, enrolled the fall semester after receiving the award. If candidates are of equal strength, preference will be given to a senior applicant.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Latin American Studies|



Laura Sutherland Memorial Scholarship (0003)

One scholarship of $700 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.

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 Director, Corporate Compliance and Integrity and Chief Privacy Executive at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago. 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 students with disabilities should be offered the same opportunities and are excited to help those students experience study abroad.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Lawrence & Dorothy Wahlstrom Mathematics Scholarship (0193)

One scholarship of $750 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.

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.




Leadholm Blugold Promise Scholarship (2197)

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 Financial Aid.

Preference is for a graduate of Amery (WI) High School. If no qualified candidate is identified from Amery High School, consideration shall be given to any student planning to major 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 his/her 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.

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



LeadingAge WI Health Care Scholarship (1616)

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.

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



LeadingAge Wisconsin/Value First, Inc. Scholarship (2537)

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 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.

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



Lee & Esther Sanford Hench Journalism Scholarship (0114)

A variable number of scholarships up to $1,100 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.

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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Leoba Hogan Scholarship for Scientific Research (0865)

Two scholarships of $1,500 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.

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 $3,000 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. He/she 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Leonard and Dorellen Haas Study Abroad (0035)

A variable number of scholarships up to $3,000 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. He/she 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.

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 $375 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.

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 $400 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.

 

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Political Science|



Leroy S. Walsingham Memorial Blugold Promise Scholarship (2173)

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 his/her 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.

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



Les Gilbertson Scholarship (0200)

Two scholarships of $450 are available.

The recipient must be an English major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 who has completed freshmen English courses and will be a sophomore at the time the award is received.

Donor Background:

Les Gilbertson graduated from the Eau Claire State Teachers College in 1936 and worked as a principal/teacher in the Grandview, WI School district from 1936-1941. He then enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and served in England, Italy, and North Africa during WWII with the 12th Weather Squadron. Upon his discharge in 1946, he returned to Eau Claire and was hired by the college to be an English teacher and adviser to veterans returning to school on the G.I. Bill.

During his 38 year tenure, Les developed a passion for teaching - especially freshman English and student teachers (methods) in the English and communications fields. He always had 8:00 a.m. classes! His former students remembered his willingness to help them through rough spots and said he was enthusiastic and patient beyond measure. He also enjoyed directing or working on theatre productions with Earl Kjer, helped start the Eta Phi fraternity, and judged and coached forensic competitions. Les also served as the UWEC Alumni Association President. When he retired in 1984, he estimated that he had taught almost 11,000 students - which was about the enrollment at UWEC that year!

The Les Gilbertson scholarship was created to help freshman and sophomore English majors. Les hated to hear that a student had to drop out of school after the first year or so due to financial problems, so his family created this fund to help prevent that from happening. UW-Eau Claire was such an important part of Les Gilbertson's life, and he was very proud to have been a part of its rich history.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Leslie D. Polk Scholarship (0190)

A variable number of scholarships up to $700 are available.

For a continuing student majoring in one of the liberal arts, with preference given to communication and journalism majors. Qualifying majors include: art and design, music and theatre, communication and journalism, philosophy and religious studies, English, languages, history, American Indian studies, women's studies, Latin American studies, or liberal studies. The student must have demonstrated service and leadership on campus and/or in the community and show promise as a future community leader.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|American Indian Studies|Art & Design|Communication|English|French|German|History|Journalism|Languages|Latin American Studies|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|Philosophy|Religious Studies|Spanish|Theatre Arts|Women's Studies|



LGBTQA Student Support Scholarship (2333)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Not Available-Pending Gift

Financial Need:||
Course of Study:|Women's Studies|



Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship (0294)

This scholarship is awarded at a variable amount annually.

Awards from this fund as authorized by the College of Arts and Sciences - Dean's Office. For information on how to apply for this award, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences - Dean's Office for details.
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Liberty Mutual Computer Science Scholarship (1793)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

Applicant must be a current student majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering and must have completed or be accepted for an internship with the Liberty Mutual Group. The student must demonstrate a record of leadership in high school and community activities.

The recipients may receive the scholarship in subsequent years but they must re-apply.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|



Life Care Services Freshman HCAD Scholarship (2498)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

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

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



Life Care Services LLC Scholarship (2246)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must be majoring in Health Care Administration and be of sophomore or junior status. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher. Preference will be given to students with significant involvement in leadership roles and/or positions.

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



Lila M. Shelley Nursing Scholarship (0128)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

The recipient must be a nontraditional (25 years of age or older) undergraduate student who is admitted to the Nursing program and is in good academic standing with both the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and the university.

Financial need must also be demonstrated.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Linda M. Ghelfi Emergency Grant (1085)

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

Financial Aid, in consultation with the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, will determine if an emergency grant is necessary.

Donor Background:

The donor has also agreed to occasionally fund special projects from this fund. Project funding must be approved in advance by the President of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|



Lisa K. Stark & Thomas J. Misfeldt WAES (0988)

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 Lisa K. Stark and Thomas J. Misfeldt




Lisa Siegenthaler Memorial Scholarship (0790)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a senior student enrolled in special education who exhibits exceptional commitment and enthusiasm and holds high promise for becoming an excellent teacher of learners with disabilities.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Lloyd H Joyal Vocal Music Scholarship (0638)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student who is involved in one of the choral music groups at UW-Eau Claire and who also is engaged in the Eau Claire community by participating in the First Congregational Church Chancel Choir. Selection will be made by the choral music scholarship committee.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Local Blugold Scholarship - Transfer (2377)

Incoming transfer students must have a transfer GPA of 3.5 or meet freshmen scholarship criteria if in the first semester of college at point of admission. Eligible students must graduate from one of the high schools located within a 30 mile radius of UW-Eau Claire. To see the list of high schools and other details about the scholarship, visit this link: https://www.uwec.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-loans-grants/. Select the Automatic Scholarships section to review the information about the Local Blugold Scholarship.

Home-schooled students who live within a 30 mile radius of campus should contact the Admissions office to discuss eligibility.

Award of $6,000 total; an award of $1,500 is awarded per year. Award is renewable for an additional 3 years, dependent upon renewal criteria of a 3.25 college GPA being maintained.

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



Local Blugold Scholarship (2377)

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. To see the list of high schools and other details about the scholarship, visit this link: https://www.uwec.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-loans-grants/. Select the Automatic Scholarships section to review the information about the Local Blugold Scholarship.

Home-schooled students who live within a 30 mile radius of campus should contact the Admissions office to discuss eligibility.

Automatic award of $6,000 total; an award of $1,500 is awarded per year. Award is renewable for an additional 3 years, dependent upon renewal criteria of a 3.25 college GPA being maintained.

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



Lois and Mel Gleiter Scholarship Award (0199)

Two scholarships of $450 are available.

Recipient must be a junior or senior majoring in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology with a GPA of at least 3.0 in both the major, and in chemistry and biology courses. Students' career goals, activities, and service to the Chemistry and/or Biology departments are taken into consideration.

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



Lois M. Pelekoudas Blugold Promise Scholarship (2320)

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

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her 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 by the end of their first year will receive a $1,250 scholarship their sophomore year.

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



Lopas and Cicenas Family Scholarships (1626)

Three scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Renewal awards of the same amount are available for up to an additional two years, should the recipients remain in attendance at UW-Eau Claire and continue to meet renewal criteria.

A new recipient must be a sophomore nursing major with financial need accepted in to the College of Nursing. Additional preferences include single parents and Wisconsin residents. Special consideration will be given to applicants from widely diverse backgrounds. It is the donor's intention to assist students who are trying to improve their economic status. As such, they would not want this scholarship to be awarded to a student who already has a college degree beyond the associate's degree or who has an RN degree.

The award is renewable for up to two years if the nursing student maintains all standards and requirements as established by the College of Nursing and continues as a nursing major at UW-Eau Claire. Should the recipient change majors after receiving the award the donor has the right to cancel the scholarship and have it be awarded to another qualified nursing major.

The donor's intent is to support three scholarships each year so that there will be one new recipient each year, and the sophomore and junior recipients would be renewed for the second and third years respectively, if they meet the scholarship criteria. If a student who currently holds the scholarship and could have it renewed does not return to school or does not meet the scholarship criteria, a new recipient may be selected. That new recipient must be at the same grade level as the student who could have been eligible for renewal. The donor's desire is to always have a sophomore, junior and senior each holding the scholarship.

Scholarship Background:

The intent of establishing the Lopas and Cicenas Family Scholarships is to support nursing students who demonstrate great abilities in the nursing field throughout their educational journey at UW-Eau Claire. Recognizing the value of strong medical care and critical need to help meet the nursing shortage, Gene Lopas and Arlene Cicenas-Lopas established this scholarship in 2005.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Disability|



Lorentz College of Business Memorial Scholarship (0950)

One scholarship of $1,800 is available.

Open to College of Business majors with a preference for management-entrepreneur majors who have been admitted to the entrepreneur program and exhibit strong academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and an interest in entrepreneurial ventures.

Donor Background:

Dr. Richard D. Lorentz came to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1971 as a faculty member in the department of Business Administration. An UW-Eau Claire alumnus, he also held both a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. Throughout his career he taught courses in management, sales, insurance, accounting, economics, finance and small business management. He served as director of the Small Business Institute until 1994, and his student consulting teams received many regional and national awards under his leadership. He was a key player in setting up the College of Business Entrepreneur Program in 1994 and was named the first recipient of the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneurship. He retired from the faculty in 1998 .

Dr. Lorentz also worked with the athletic programs of the University as a member of the Chain Gang for the football program, timer and scoreboard operator for the men's and women's basketball teams, and timer for the track program for 25 years and was an avid supporter of university athletics.

The Lorentz College of Business Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Kevin E. Murphy, a former faculty member of the department of accountancy. Other faculty and friends of Lorentz also contributed to the funding of the scholarship. In 2013, Barbara Lorentz decided to merge the Lorentz College of Business Athletic Scholarship, which was created in 1994 by Dr. Richard D. Lorentz, with this scholarship in order to better serve students.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|Entrepreneur Program|Management|



Loretta M. Donnellan Nursing Scholarship (0054)

One scholarship of $150 is available.

Recipient must be enrolled in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences and have financial need.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Lorraine Missling Business Communication Award (0120)

A variable number of scholarships up to $9,000 are available.

These awards are split between the recipients deemed most worthy by the Business Communications faculty. Recipients must be enrolled at UW-Eau Claire and are chosen based on their performance in Business Writing, Business Presentations, and Business Communications classes.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|



Lorraine Missling Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA) Scholarship (0120)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is awarded by a selection committee composed of: Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) state advisor or a representative as selected by the PBL Executive Board. FBLA state advisor or a representative as selected by the FBLA Executive Board. Eligible recipients must currently be members of Wisconsin Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA). Must be of senior standing at the secondary level. Preference may be given to a business education major, but it is not required.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Louis Warzecha Memorial Scholarship (2063)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Available to either a history or philosophy major. This is a merit-based scholarship for which the recipient should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and demonstrate active engagement in curricular and co-curricular activities.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|Philosophy|



Louise Pederson Gillette Memorial Scholarship (1647)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

This scholarship shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office. To be considered, students must be female, rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her college education will receive primary consideration. Preference is for students from a Wisconsin farm or a rural community. If there are no applicants who meet these criteria, the highest priority shall be for female students from anywhere in Wisconsin with significant financial need. This scholarship is intended to be renewed as long as the recipients continue to maintain financial need and maintain good academic standing.

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



LTS Excellence Scholarship (2336)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Recipients of this scholarship must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher and must show financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards. Any major is eligible. Preference is given those who currently work or have worked at Learning and Technology Services at UW-Eau Claire.

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



LTS Help Desk Employee Scholarship (2291)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Awarded to Help Desk employees who have demonstrated exceptional customer service and who have worked at the Help Desk for a year or more.

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



Lucretia S. Mattson Scholarship (1785)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

Recipient must be a full-time junior or senior accounting major with financial need who has completed Accounting 301, has a GPA of 3.0 or above, and plans to enter the accounting profession. Preference will be given to nontraditional student, age 25 or older.

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

Donor Background:

This scholarship is given to honor the career of Dr. Lucretia S. Mattson, a former accounting professor. Eric and Barbara Cutler both had Dr. Mattson for a tax accounting class and thought she was wonderful.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Lund Family Scholarship for Writing Center Studies (2445)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

At its best, writing center work is praxis—the recursive relationship between theory/research and action. This scholarship, endowed by Alan Benson in honor of longtime Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) program assistant Dianne Lund, is awarded annually to a writing assistant (WA) who exemplifies this praxis through skillful tutoring in the CWE and an active research agenda that may include presentations at scholarly conferences. Financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards will be considered.

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



Lunda Charitable Trust Scholarship (1866)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

Available to two incoming freshmen each year who are Jackson County residents and graduates of Black River Falls High School. Recipients are full-time students who, through their pre-college academic success and extracurricular activities, have demonstrated outstanding scholarship and leadership to school and community. Applicants must rank in the upper 25 percent of their high school senior class following completion of the seventh high school semester.

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

Need is not a determining factor but will be a factor in calculating the level of support.

This scholarship is a one-year scholarship to be awarded for the freshman year only.

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



Lydia Passow Fine Arts Scholarship (0584)

One scholarship of $3,000 is available.

This scholarship supports talented art students. First priority are junior or senior UW-Eau Claire art students who have shown great talent in art. Second priority are students with financial need.

This scholarship is renewable for one additional year if the recipient maintains good academic standing and continues to make positive progress towards graduation.

Scholarship Background:

Lydia Passow, originally from Durham, Maine, loved painting, writing, and traveling. Her love for art has inspired her family to honor her through this wonderful scholarship. After her marriage to Paul, they built their life and family in Eau Claire and three of their four children attended UW-Eau Claire. She loved to paint with watercolors and this scholarship is created for students who share that same passion for Art.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Art & Design|



Lyla Flagler Scholarship (Sigma Gamma Zeta) Fund (0009)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

Non-traditional students who formerly attended the UW-Eau Claire without graduating and returned to complete their degrees are eligible to apply for this scholarship award. Recipients must have financial need, have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid office, and should have had an above-average scholastic record when they first attended the University.

Scholarship Information:

This scholarship is in memory of Lyla Flagler, who began as a faculty member at Eau Claire Normal School in 1918 as a teacher of Latin and Domestic Science. In 1940, she organized Sigma Gamma Zeta, a unique group of older women students who had either returned for further study after an absence from the classroom or who were starting college for the first time. In March 1943, Mrs. Flagler assisted other faculty in the medical training of Army Air Force Cadets in addition to her normal responsibilities.

Before her work at Eau Claire Normal, she had obtained a teaching certificate from Stevens Point Normal. By the time she left Eau Claire Normal in 1952, she had amassed more credentials, including a University of Chicago Certificate, University of Wisconsin Certificate, and a University of Minnesota B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences.

Her husband, Lawrence A. Flagler, was a distinguished corporate executive and international businessman, who also attended Eau Claire Normal.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Lynn M. Paulke Blugold Promise Scholarship (2468)

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.

Preference is to be given to female students, students majoring or minoring in Business Administration and/or students who are from southeastern 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 his/her 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.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business Administration|
Student Status:|New Students|



Lynne Oyen Scholarship (1142)

Two scholarships of $900 are available.

Available to economics majors or minors who have completed nine credits of economics courses and have junior or senior status. Full-time student standing of 12+ credits, and overall and major GPA of 3.0 are requirements, as is financial need.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was created in 1998 by Duane Oyen in memory of his wife, Lynne.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Economics|



M. Terry & Gina McEnany Single Parent Scholarship (0946)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Recipient must be a single parent student in need of financial assistance who has potential for success in their academics and a career. Applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

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



M3 Insurance Scholarship (2108)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicant must be a declared undergraduate major in health care administration, be a resident of Wisconsin and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Priority will be given to students with experience in a health or safety improvement effort or organization.

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



Madeleine E. Lieffring Scholarship (0187)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Available to a Social Work major with overall academic achievement as well as performance in the major. Recipient must be a junior or senior at the time of the award with a minimum total GPA 3.2 or higher, and at least one semester remaining.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Maj John Toivo Kallio Memorial Scholarship (0491)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The recipient must be a full or part-time graduate student admitted to the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with emphasis in adult or family health nursing and a research or practice interest in AIDS or other terminal diseases.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Program/Activity:|Research|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Manfred Poitzsch Leadership Award (1021)

One scholarship of $50 is available.

Awarded at the discretion of the department of Languages faculty, contingent upon funding.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Languages|



Marc Dybdahl Memorial Scholarship (0902)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants should be full-time students with junior or senior standing and a marketing major. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above is required, and the applicant must show involvement or leadership within the University or with University clubs, activities, or student societies. The recipient must be actively involved with promoting the responsible use of alcohol by the University community.

If there is no qualified marketing major, a second preference is for a student with a major within the College of Business.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Business|Marketing|



Marcus J. and Ila R. Fay Biology Scholarship (0130)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

An eligible student must be a Biology major with junior or senior standing at the time the funds would be utilized and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75, and 3.0 in biology courses. Within a list of qualified applicants, the following criteria are to be applied in prioritizing students by program and career goal:

1) A student with definite plans to pursue, or continue, graduate study in plant taxonomy;

2) A student with definite plans to pursue graduate study in a botanical specialty other than plant taxonomy. This may also include applied fields such as plant breeding agronomy, or plant pathology;

3) A student with a definite plan to utilize the funds for faculty-supervised research involving the collection of biological data in the natural environment during the summer months (tuition, travel costs or supplies). This could also include a student taking coursework at a field station or attending national or international scientific meetings;

4) A student who demonstrates a genuine desire for a career in teaching at any level: elementary, secondary, or college/university;

5) A student who may not fit into any of the first four priorities, but whose performance thus far indicates a future career that will be a definite credit to the Department of Biology.

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



Margaret and Jack O'Farrell Music Scholarship (2267)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Open to music majors or minors carrying at least a 12-credit semester load and who maintain at least a 2.0 average in academic subjects and 2.5 in music subjects. Eligible students must be participants in a University large jazz ensemble, be studying with the applied professor of their instrument, and be participants in selected jazz activities as determined by the jazz studies area.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Margaret Gunderson Memorial Scholarship (1855)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Applicants must be majoring in teacher education. Graduate students are welcome to apply. Applicants must be making satisfactory progress toward a degree with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, and may be full-time or part-time students.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was made possible through and estate gift from Margaret Gunderson, a 1973 UW-Eau Claire graduate and long-time teacher who died in 2007.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Marguerite Coffman Memorial Nursing Scholarship (1240)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Awarded to one graduate or undergraduate student annually. The recipient is to have been officially admitted to the nursing program, show at least B+ achievement in previous college course work, and demonstrated motivation and commitment to the nursing profession. Recipients may reapply for the scholarship on an annual basis, allowing for three years at the baccalaureate level plus one year at the graduate level.

Donor Background:

Marguerite Coffman was the founding dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She joined the university faculty in 1964 just before the first nursing class was admitted in the fall of 1965. Ms. Coffman was a visionary leader who was deeply committed to professional nursing education. She was a strong voice for nursing that established the college as one of the University's marks of excellence. She continued to be a vocal advocate for the College as an independent entity that would serve as a leader in nursing education throughout the state and Midwest. Ms. Coffman retired in 1977 and passed away in 2000.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Marian Boatman Scholarship (0106)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The student must be majoring in Elementary Education and be student-teaching full time at the time of application for scholarship to be granted that semester. A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 is also required.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Marian Running Memorial Scholarship (1813)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Awarded to an undergrad with a GPA of 3.0 or better, majoring in education through the Education Studies department. The student must exhibit a strong academic record and potential for success in education and demonstrate financial need.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2007 by John and Martha Warden of Seattle, WA, in memory of Marian Running, a 1954 UW-Eau Claire graduate, who died in 2006. Marian, who was John's sister, was a long-time school librarian in the Eau Claire area. Her passion for books and all things related to libraries inspired John. He wanted to encourage future school librarians to follow in his sister's footsteps.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Marjorie S. Bottoms Nursing Scholarship (1498)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

The recipient must be enrolled full or part-time as a graduate student in nursing. Preference will be given to students enrolled in the nursing administration role preparation. In the event there are no nursing administration applicants, the scholarship may be awarded to a student enrolled in the nurse educator role preparation.

Donor Background:

Established by Mary Ellen Stolder to honor Dr. Bottoms for her leadership and mentorship. Dr. Bottoms joined the College of Nursing and Health Sciences faculty in 1985. She served as Director of Evaluation and was named the Associate Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 1991. Marge Bottoms was named Educational Administrator for the College in 1995 and served in that capacity until 1998. She then served as the chair of the nursing systems department until her retirement in 2000. Dr. Bottoms exemplified the servant leader during her career, and she was influential as a mentor to faculty and many of the graduate students in the education and administration role preparations.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Mark and Bruce Maigatter Scholarship (0863)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

These scholarships are available to students of sophomore standing. The top two sophomores with the greatest financial need who possesses a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or greater will be selected for this award.

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



Mark Cosby Blugold Promise Scholarship (2071)

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 his/her 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.

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



Mark of Excellence Scholarship (0548)

A variable number of scholarships of $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 for this award.

The Diversity Scholar award and National Merit Scholarship supersede this scholarship.

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



Mark Stecklein Mathematics Scholarship (2469)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipient must be math majors of junior or senior standing. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA and must show financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|



Marsha M (Zuehlke) Steffen Class of 1969 Nursing Scholarship (1926)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

The recipient must be accepted as a full-time student in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences traditional bachelor of science in nursing program and have financial need based on the FAFSA. Recipient must demonstrate good motivation and commitment to the nursing profession.

First preference would be a graduate of Eau Claire Memorial High School, second preference would be a graduate from a high school in the City of Eau Claire, third preference would be a graduate from a high school in Eau Claire County, and fourth preference would be a graduate from a high school in the State of Wisconsin.

This award may be renewed up to two years provided the recipient maintains a 3.2 GPA.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2009 by Marsha (Zuehlke) and Robert Steffen. Marsha graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1969 with a BSN in nursing and is a retired nurse clinician from the University Health Service at UW-Madison. Robert graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1968 with a degree in business administration and is a retired administrator from the IT department at UW-Madison.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Marshall B. Atkinson Scholarship (1231)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a continuing journalism major who has demonstrated excellence in print journalism.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Marshall Wick Scholarship (0682)

One scholarship of $850 is available.

In order to be eligible a student must at the time of selection for the scholarship: be enrolled in at least 8 semester credits, have a declared major in Mathematics, have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits, earned a minimum of 15 semester credits of mathematics in Math 114, 184, 215, 216, 285 (or their equivalent) and courses numbered above 310, at least half of which have been earned at UW- Eau Claire.

Applicants cannot be a previous recipient of this scholarship.

For purposes of satisfying this 15-semester credit requirement, students who were awarded advanced placement without credit or with a mark of 'S' in the calculus sequence shall be considered to have earned the credits in the calculus courses, skipped through advanced placement.

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



Marshfield Clinic Computer Science Scholarship (1702)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicant must be an incoming freshman majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering with a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher. He/she must be ranked in the top 25% of their high school class, however, an exception may be considered for home-schooled students or those graduating from an exceptionally small class. The student must demonstrate a record of leadership in high school and community activities.

The scholarship may be renewable if student makes satisfactory progress and performance in their major coursework, but they must re-apply.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|Information Systems|
Student Status:|New Students|



Martha Worthington Foreign Studies Scholarship (1095)

Two scholarships of $450 are available.

Applicants for this scholarship must be majoring in a foreign language and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. There is also a preference for a financial need but it is not required. There is a first preference for a student majoring in French, but it is also not required.

Donor Background:

Dr. Martha Worthington first established this fund in 1997. She joined the UW-Eau Claire English and foreign languages faculty in 1966. From 1975-1982, she served as special assistant to the vice chancellor. She returned to teaching in 1982 and retired in 1983. Dr. Worthington died on March 14, 2009, at the age of 90.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|French|German|Spanish|



Martin Mogensen Education Scholarship (1837)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Provides financial assistance to an undergraduate elementary, secondary, or special education major who has attained a high level of scholarship and who shows promise for becoming a successful career teacher. To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must be from Wisconsin, have a resident GPA of 3.5 or higher, and be a full-time student.

Students who are parents should be given special consideration.

Donor Information:

This scholarship was established by the daughters of Martin Mogensen, Marti Mogensen and Margaret Nelson Brinkhouse, and other Mogensen family members in memory of Martin, a 1952 UW-Eau Claire graduate. Mogensen became one of the first victims of a school shooting in this country when, at the age of 46, he was killed by a student in the Tomah school where he served as principal.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Parents|Single Parents|



Mary Bradley Grewe Memorial Instrumental Scholarship (1245)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

The applicant should be a UW-Eau Claire declared Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education major with an emphasis in instrumental music. The scholarship is to be awarded in the applicant's junior or senior year of study, and the recipient must be enrolled for the following semester to receive the award. The applicant must have an overall GPA of C+ (2.5) and a GPA of B+ (3.5) in their major area of study. This scholarship is to be given based on merit and not need. It is to be a one-time award. The award is in recognition of the applicant's academic standing and their ability to develop excellent social relations with staff and fellow student. Preference should be given for those students who are from the greater Chippewa Valley area, but the award is not limited to that area.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Tom Grewe's wife, Mary Bradley Grewe, and provides a wonderful gift for posterity in his wife's memory. Their joint interest in music and Tom's interest in assisting those students who are not eligible for other funding sources has provided the impetus for this instrumental music scholarship.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Mary Charlotte H. Crill Music Scholarship (1183)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Provides economic support for a special music student who aspires to excel on a personal and professional level. Applicants for this award should be full-time students with a cumulative and music GPA of 3.0 or above.

Financial need is not essential but can be a consideration.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by the family of Mary Charlotte Crill.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Mary Dipboye Blugold Promise Scholarship (2048)

Scholarship is currently unavailable.

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 Financial Aid office.

Preference is for a female student.

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

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



Mary E. Granger Nursing Scholarship (2252)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must be accepted into the College of Nursing, be a sophomore, junior or senior, be enrolled full time and have established financial need as verified through the Financial Aid Office.

Donor Background:

This scholarship has been made possible through a generous gift from Mary E. Granger who graduated from UW-Eau Claire College of Nursing in May 1974. She is the co-owner of Comfort Keepers and has built a lifetime career providing nursing services to individuals wishing to remain in their own homes when faced with needing assistance to do so. Mary knows the value of a scholarship saying she would not have been able to attend college or fulfill her lifetime dream if she hadn't received a scholarship herself. Realizing how important her own scholarship was, she wishes to make this opportunity available to a nursing student experiencing similar circumstances.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Nursing|



Mary Ellen Gmeiner Hutterli Memorial Scholarship (2412)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must have a declared major in special education and be a full-time student in good academic standing who exhibits exceptional commitment and enthusiasm and holds high promise for becoming an excellent teacher of learners with disabilities.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Mary Laschinger Blugold Beginnings Scholarship (2507)

10 scholarships of $1,000 are available.

Recipients must be low income incoming high school or sophomore students who are participating in Blugold Beginnings learning communities. Financial need must be demonstrated. This scholarship is intended to provide support for the recipients' academic goals, participation in the Civil Rights Pilgrimage and mentoring activities.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship has been created through the generous donations of Mary Laschinger.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study: |*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity: |Blugold Beginnings|Immersion Experience|
Student Status: |New Students|



Mary Lou and John Gerberich Biology Scholarship (0056)

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

Students who will have senior standing at the beginning of the upcoming fall semester and are majoring in biology with an emphasis in Entomology and/or Invertebrates may apply. The student's area of interest should be in coelenterate through the Arthropods. If there are no qualified students that meet these criteria, the award shall be made to an outstanding senior biology major, regardless of specific field of study. Primary consideration is given to a student with strong scholastic achievement and performance.

Financial need is to be considered but is not required.

This award is not renewable.

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



Mary Mero Scholarship (1628)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Open to a student with senior status, including fall graduates. The student must be enrolled in the Human Performance emphasis of Kinesiology and have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Demonstrated leadership and service related to the major and/or profession are also required.

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



Mary Roelli Hilfiker African Scholarship (1645)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is to be awarded to a son or daughter of UW-Eau Claire alum who is from Africa and currently living in Africa.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|



Mary Roelli Hilfiker Scholarship (2525)

One award of $2,500 is available.

Recipients must be graduates of Rice Lake High School and be majoring in nursing, any of the STEM majors, or education. They must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 and a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) and must demonstrate financial need verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office and FAFSA standards.  Preference will be given to female student. Scholarship applications are available at Rice Lake High School Student Services.

The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, provided the student maintains a GPA of 2.75 or higher and remains enrolled full-time throughout the year. If these criteria are not maintained, the funding will be rescinded.

Donor Background:

Mary Hilfiker was born in Rice Lake in 1945, graduated from Rice Lake High School in 1963 and from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire (President’s Award) in 1967. She received her Master’s in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Nebraska- Omaha in 1971. Mary worked in the field of education in Madison, WI, Hopi Reservation, AZ, Sitka, AK, the Republic of Korea, Los Angeles, CA (Civilian Employee of the Year) and Twin Cities, MN (Citizen of the Year-Shoreview). Her work primarily included Indian Education with endowments for the Ice Age Trail, St. Paul Foundation and Conservation Corps. Her parents, Hulda and Ernest, valued education and Hulda was a founder of the Rice Lake Area Scholarship Foundation.




Mary Snudden Memorial Scholarship (0880)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Eligible students must be full-time undergraduate elementary education majors with a GPA of 3.00, and have completed, or be completing, the elementary block. They must have completed, or be completing, the Category II (natural sciences) component of the general education requirements, and be recommended by the MCEA program faculty for his/her student-teaching experience. Applicants should have demonstrated excellent potential as an elementary teacher and be interested in environmental education.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Materials Science Outstanding Senior Scholarship (2326)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to an outstanding graduating senior (having completed at least 90 credits as counted by the registrar by the end of the preceding fall semester,) majoring in Materials Science with a record of academic achievement and a deep passion for the study of Materials Science. Recipients must be must be enrolled during the spring semester in which the award is to be made, must not have received the award previously, and must intend to graduate before the following spring semester. They must have a total cumulative GPA (resident and transfer) of 3.50 or greater and a resident Materials Science GPA of 3.50 or greater.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Materials Science|



Materials Science Service Scholarship (2327)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be majoring in Materials Science and have completed at least 60 credits by the end of the preceding fall semester, They must not have received the award previously. Must have a resident Materials Science GPA of 2.75 or greater and be active in research, outreach, mentoring or other service to any of the following: Materials Science Academic program, Materials Science Center or field of Materials Science. Recipients must have demonstrated leadership in research, outreach, mentoring or other service to any of the following: Materials Science Academic Program, Materials Science Center or to the field of Materials Science.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Materials Science|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Mathematics Department Junior Scholarship (0107)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mathematics by a Junior Student is awarded to a student of junior standing who has exhibited outstanding academic achievement as measured by his/her overall GPA, mathematics GPA, and number of math courses taken above the 300 level.

The selection is by vote of the Mathematics faculty. A student must be a Mathematics or Physics-Mathematics Comprehensive major who has completed at least 75 credits but no more than 110 credits at the end of the fall semester, is not eligible for the Senior award, and has not applied for graduation at the end of the current semester. Student must have completed at least one 300 level math course at UW-Eau Claire and not have received this award previously.

Further, the student must satisfy either of the following: the student has a total cumulative GPA (resident and transfer) as reported by the registrar of 3.50 or greater and have a resident mathematics GPA of 3.5 or greater OR the student is nominated by a faculty member.

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



Mathematics Department Senior Scholarship (0107)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The Award for Exceptional Achievement in Mathematics by a Senior Student is awarded to one or more undergraduate students. Each recipient has achieved senior status, given evidence of outstanding academic achievement, and exhibited exceptional leadership in mathematics related activities. The selection is by a vote of the mathematics faculty. A student must be a Mathematics or Physics- Mathematics major who has completed at least 90 credits as counted by the registrar (including at least 27 of the mathematics credits that count toward the major) at the end of the fall semester, must be enrolled during the spring semester in which the award is to be made, and not have received the award previously. Further, the student must satisfy either of the following: the student has a total cumulative GPA (resident and transfer) as reported by the registrar of 3.50 or greater and have a resident mathematics GPA of 3.50 or greater OR the student is nominated by a faculty member.

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



Maureen McGivern Myers Blugold Promise Scholarship (2118)

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 graduates of Messmer Catholic High School in Milwaukee, or Cedarburg High School in Cedarburg, WI. If unable to meet those criteria, an outstanding student from the state of Wisconsin will be selected.

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 his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

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

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



Maurice & Alma Swan Scholarship for English Teacher Education (1546)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

To be eligible one must be enrolled in the comprehensive or standard English-teaching major and demonstrate intent to be an English teacher, be student-teaching or preparing to student-teach in a public school, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better. Recommendations from teachers and advisers and other information to help determine promise of success as a middle school or secondary public school teacher of English should be considered.

Women students and students with financial need should receive priority.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2005 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Swan, parents of the past President of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Carole Swan Halberg. The Swan's believed their daughter would be an English teacher and were surprised when she chose a different career path. The scholarship was established in order to attach their names to the teaching profession and demonstrate their high regard for public education.

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



Maxine Marion Otis Trimberger Scholarship (0055)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Eligible students must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and be an undergraduate education major accepted into one of the Teacher Education Programs (Elementary Education, Special Education, Secondary Education). Preference will be given to a Library Science minor with a major in Communication Arts, Theatre Arts, or other teaching discipline.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|Special Education|



Mayo Clinic-Eau Claire Foundation - Nurse Practitioner Scholarship (1861)

Two scholarships of $2,500 are available.

Available to outstanding students who would most benefit from the award and who are currently enrolled in the graduate nursing program nurse practitioner (NP) role preparation. The applicant must also be within one year of completing their program of study and registered for at least 7 credits or more during the final two semesters.

Students who are Mayo Clinic employees, or considering becoming employees, may receive special consideration.

Financial need also will be a consideration in the selection.

Applicants must provide at least one letter of recommendation from a supervisor, instructor or a school official.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Mayo Clinic-Eau Claire Foundation - Nursing Scholarship (0381)

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

Available to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student admitted to the nursing program who would most benefit from receiving it, with preference given to students who are Mayo Clinic employees. Recipients must live in Eau Claire, Barron, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Jackson or Trempealeau Counties.

Applicants should provide two letters of recommendation: one from a supervisor, instructor or a school official.

GPA will not be the determining factor when making the award.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Mayo Clinic-Eau Claire Foundation - Speech Language Pathology Scholarship (1862)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded annually to a second year CSD student seeking career opportunities to serve individuals with communication disorders in a medical rehab setting. The recipient must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.7.

Students who are Mayo Clinic employees or considering becoming employees of Mayo Clinic may receive special consideration.

Financial need also will be a consideration in the selection.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



McIntyre Library Student Employee Scholarship (2273)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Applicants for this scholarship must be a current, full-time student with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5, be a current employee of McIntyre Library and have worked in the library for at least two semesters prior to the date of their application.

Previous winners of the scholarship are not eligible to receive the award again.

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



Melissa & Emily Schmeisser Blugold Promise Scholarship (1968)

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

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

This scholarship was established by 1977 graduates Steven and Mickey Schmeisser in memory of their daughters Melissa and Emily, who lost their lives in an automobile accident in May 2005. Melissa had planned to attend UW-Eau Claire for Pre-Med studies.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Pre-Medicine|
Student Status:|New Students|



Michael A. and Michelle L. Johnson Blugold Promise Scholarship (2423)

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

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

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

Donor Background:

Mike and Michelle Johnson met as undergraduate students at UW-Eau Claire, where they received degrees in eduation: Mike in English and Michelle in Elementary Education. Both also earned Master of Education Professional Development degrees as well. They have gone on to dedicate their careers to education.

Mike has taught and coached at several schools, including Fall Creek, Rice Lake and Eau Claire Memorial High Schools. He went on to become a principal at River Falls Middle and High Schools. Michelle is an instructor at Lake Middle School in Woodbury, MN.

Mike earned All-American honors at UW-Eau Claire, helping lead the Blugolds to a runner-up finish at the NAIA National Tournament in 1990. He was inducted into the Blugold Hall of Fame in 2008.

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



Michael and Kathy Wilson Scholarship (1210)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Recipients must be majoring in accounting. They must have completed Accounting 302 and have an overall GPA of 3.0. Other factors for consideration are involvement in College of Business and/or extracurricular activities at UW-Eau Claire such as Beta Alpha Psi, Student Accounting Society (SAS), Beta Upsilon Sigma (BUS) or other campus organizations and work or volunteer experiences. Nontraditional students are encouraged to apply.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Michael and Vera Jansen Scholarship (1990)

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

Available to incoming freshmen students who are accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire. One scholarship is to go toward a graduate of Lake Holcombe High School, and the other to a graduate of Flambeau High School. Applicants must have financial need. The recipients will be selected by the scholarship committees of each high school based on academic achievement and greatest need.

Scholarship Background:

This scholarship fund was established by seven children of Michael and Vera Jansen, four of whom attended UW-Eau Claire, in honor of Michael and Vera's 60th wedding anniversary.

Michael joined the Navy when he was 17 and served in the Philippines during World War II. He graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in industrial arts education. After again serving stateside in the Navy during the Korean conflict, he taught industrial arts and driver's education at Holcombe and Flambeau High Schools. Vera attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, majoring in nutrition. She was a homemaker, managed the family farm and worked and volunteered at Willard Elementary School in Holcombe.

This scholarship was established to honor Michael and Vera Jansen's efforts in helping their children obtain a college education.

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



Michael D. & Patricia J. Markin WAES (0942)

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 Michael and Patricia Markin.




Michael F. Fredrich Scholarship (1159)

One scholarship of $8,500 is available.

Provides support to an undergraduate student with academic promise who may not necessarily be the best student in terms of GPA. Academic promise is defined as clear potential to succeed in a relevant graduate or professional program following graduation and demonstrated accomplishments, leadership and creativity in the student's chosen field. The recipient must be a declared major in either biology, chemistry, computer science, materials science, geology, geography or physics and astronomy, and be a sophomore or above.

Financial need is required.

The scholarship should be open for consideration each year. Recipients can receive this award twice, if the student submits a new application.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Physics and Astronomy|



Michael J. & Ann M. Roberts Scholarship (2111)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The recipient must be accepted to UW-Eau Claire and a Wisconsin resident. Primary consideration would be given to those students who have indicated a desire to major in business, teaching, nursing, and/or social work. The focus of the scholarship would be students of great financial need.

The scholarship offers an award for full tuition and is renewable for three additional years, provided the recipient continues to have financial need and is maintaining satisfactory academic progress, meaning attainment of a 3.0 average GPA, or the specific waiver of this requirement by the donors, Michael J. and Ann M. Roberts.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|Elementary Education|Nursing|Secondary Education|Social Work|Special Education|



Michael Noll Memorial Scholarship (1619)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Established for a biology education major with a GPA of 3.4 or higher. The student must have been accepted into, or have recently applied to, the College of Education and Human Sciences and have an interest in the outdoors and nature. The applicant can have financial need although this is not a primary priority. Any student meeting the above requirements is eligible, regardless of what year they are in school.

Scholarship Information:

Michael Noll was a student attending UW-Eau Claire at the time of his death in November 2002. He was an excellent student with a goal of becoming a biology teacher at the middle or high school level. He also had an avid interest in hunting and fishing and loved the outdoors. This scholarship was established by the Michael Noll Foundation, family and friends in his honor. Further information about Michael can be obtained at www.MikeNollJourney.com.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|Secondary Education|



Mickey Crothers Creative Expression Award (1810)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Available to undergraduate women only, who are doing a creative project in the arts with themes related to gender issues (e.g., films, multi-media, songs, creative writing, sculpture, painting, drawing, digital, computer, etc. as well as recordings of dance, theater, and other performances). Preference is given to a first generation student and/or student with senior status who has expressed her intent of obtaining a graduate education, or apprenticeship in the arts.

Donor Background:

An anonymous donor established this award to honor Dr. Marie (Mickey) Crothers and recognize her generous spirit and willingness to reach out to so many people on campus and in the community. Dr. Crothers is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology, who joined UW-Eau Claire's psychology department in 1997. Her teaching is enriched through her ongoing clinical work in the community. Her research interests include family communication in the presence of life-threatening illness, sexual assault prevention, human responses to trauma and loss, and hypnosis. She teaches courses in abnormal psychology, theories of counseling, child psychopathology and general psychology. Dr. Crothers received the 2002-2003 Excellence in Teaching Award, which is selected by alumni and recognizes an outstanding ability to inspire students to high standards of scholarship. Dr. Crothers is widely respected by her colleagues and students.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Women's Studies|
Student Status:|First Generation|



Mike Reinke Scholarship (1636)

One scholarship of $2,800 is available.

Available to students who are graduates of Wisconsin high schools and residents of Wisconsin. The recipient must be junior at the time of receipt of the award, be a declared economics major, and have financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Mike by his family and friends and Kraft & IDFA co-workers in his honor.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Economics|



Mildred O. Burcalow Memorial Scholarship (0036)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Candidates must be majoring in Elementary Education and possess a strong record of academic achievement.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Miller Prize for Outstanding History Papers (1820)

Two scholarships of $300 are available.

Awarded each semester to an outstanding senior thesis by a history student. Typically the paper will have been produced in the department Senior Seminar (History 489) and will be a traditional research paper by a single author of no fewer than 30 pages long, using standard scholarly apparatus, and based on primary sources.

Scholarship Background:

Dr. Thomas Miller created the Miller Prize to give recognition to the student in the senior thesis class who has the best paper each semester. Dr. Miller, who joined the history department in 1967, served the university for 40 years before retiring in 2007. In addition to teaching, Dr. Miller served as associate vice chancellor and interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. As a professor, Dr. Miller often taught the thesis class.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Milliman Actuarial Scholarship (2429)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

The scholarship should be awarded to a student of current (at the time of application and selection) sophomore status, meaning they have completed between 30 and 59 credits). The recipient must be a declared actuarial science major and be legally able to work in the United States. Preference will be given to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher.

Criteria that are also to be used in determining the recipient are the number of actuarial professional exams completed, actuarial internship experience(s), and demonstrated leadership.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Actuarial Science|



Milton Larson & Lorraine Larson Willson Scholarship (0158)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who is majoring in Education, holds a GPA of 3.0 and has financial need.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Morris D. Hayes Concert Choir Scholarship (0131)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The applicant must be a music major who sings in the Concert Choir. The recipient must participate in the Concert Choir for the entire academic year, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have provided service to the Choral Division.

Awarded during odd-numbered academic years using the fall date.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



Morris D. Hayes Statesmen Scholarship (0131)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The applicant must be a non-music major who sings in The Statesmen. The recipient must participate in The Statesmen for the entire academic year, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, and have provided service to the Choral Division.

Awarded during even-numbered academic years using the fall date.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Vocal|



MOS Blugold Promise Scholarship (2380)

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

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

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



Mother's Day Scholarship (1848)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Applicants must be either married or single mothers with children. Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program and be in good academic standing.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



MRK Teaching Scholarship (2034)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

One annual award will be presented to an education major entering his or her student teaching semester or year. The award will be divided evenly with $250 applied to the student's tuition account in the fall, and $250 in the spring. The recipient must be in good academic standing (as defined by the university) to receive the spring award.

Donor Background:

The Konold family believes that the field of education is a very worthy career to pursue and is often underappreciated. They are thankful for the role educators have played in their lives both at the primary and secondary level. They understand that teachers are special people committed to sharing their love of knowledge as well as the endless hours of out-of-classroom preparation and planning. The Konold family hopes the granting of this scholarship will allow students to experience the student teaching environment without the worry of the added expenses.

The Konold's established this scholarship in December 2010, in honor of their daughter.

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



Muriel M. Boyken Diversity Scholarship (1173)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

Provides financial incentives to student leaders who are African-American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown leadership ability and involvement as students. Applicants must be full-time students in good academic standing, sophomore standing or above.

It is preferred that the recipients be Native Americans and/or have an interest in music. 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.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Nadine St. Louis Creative Writing Scholarship (2293)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipients of this scholarship must be majoring or minoring in Creative Writing and be in junior standing or above. This scholarship is merit based and will be awarded to the student with the best creative writing style (poetry or prose). The award is to be used by students to enhance and further their development as Creative Writers.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Nan Dougherty English Education Scholarship (1701)

One scholarship of $1,100 is available.

To be eligible, the recipient must be enrolled in the comprehensive or standard English-teaching major, demonstrate an intent to be an English teacher, have junior status in the fall when the scholarship is received, and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or better.

The applicant must demonstrate financial need as verified by the Financial Aid office.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2006 in honor of Nan Dougherty, who taught English at UW-Eau Claire from 1967-1988. Mrs. Dougherty was a former president of the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English. She was well-known and beloved by her colleagues, friends and former students.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|English|



Nan Pickett Memorial Scholarship (0155)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Available to nontraditional students, age 25 or older, currently enrolled at UW-Eau Claire and in good academic standing. Applicants must have a major or minor in one of the following areas: Biology, Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry/Business Emphasis, Geography, Geology, Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science, Marine Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Environmental and Public Health, or Nursing.

Donor Background:

This scholarship is in memory of Nan Pickett who received two degrees as a nontraditional student and was a faculty member at UW-Eau Claire beginning in 1969. Her death was untimely at the age of 52 and her family wishes to support other nontraditional students who persevere in their pursuit of an education.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Environmental Public Health|Geography|Geology|Nursing|Physics and Astronomy|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Nancy B. and Anthony G. Schuster WAES (0607)

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 Nancy and Anthony Schuster.




Nancy McKinley Scholarship (1994)

Two scholarships of $500 and two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

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

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in memory of Nancy McKinley, who was a 1974 graduate of UW-Eau Claire. She was founding owner of Thinking Publications, one of the largest publishing houses in the country specializing in books and materials for speech-language pathologists and other related professionals. She received the UW-Eau Claire President's Award in 2001 as well as numerous state and national awards.

This fund was originally established with the primary support of SpeechPathology.com.

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



National Merit Scholarships (0547)

A variable number of scholarships from $1,000 up to $5,000 are available.

Student recipients must be a National Merit Finalist, and awards will be disbursed based on their status. Contact the Admissions office for further information.

The National Merit 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.

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



National Student Speech, Language & Hearing Association Scholarship (1088)

Five scholarships of $250 are available.

Student must have junior standing and be a full-time communication sciences and disorders major. The student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above and major GPA of 3.5 or above, have an active membership for at least one year in the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSLHA), and show university or community involvement.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication Sciences and Disorders|



Nazneen & Saleem Chida Memorial International Scholarship (1469)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

The recipient should be a female from any country outside of the United States who has encountered obstacles in achieving a better life, who comes from an impoverished environment and faces huge barriers simply because she’s female or a female who faces extensive hurdles in being able to obtain a higher education.

Students who have an interest in going back to their home environments, making a difference and helping to improve their home communities will be given preference.

The selected student must be enrolled with the intent of completing their degree at UW-Eau Claire and have financial need, as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|
Student Status:|New Students|



Nell Dawson Gough Memorial (0037)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

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



Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (0097)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Applicant must be a nontraditional student, age 23 or older, currently enrolled in good academic standing, and seeking an undergraduate degree. Must also have a FAFSA form on file in Financial Aid Office, which demonstrates financial need.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Norman Danielson Scholarship (1034)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Awarded to a graduate of Boyceville High School who can exhibit evidence of involvement in school or community activities, employment, or familial responsibilities. Although not precluded as recipients, the scholarship is not designed to reward the top academic achievers but rather students who are accepted at UW-Eau Claire, who have led active lives, worked hard, and have the potential for success in a university setting. Preference is given to students who may be directing their studies toward the hard sciences or business. Students should be able to demonstrate an ability to pursue goals with a singular purpose, despite distractions or adversity.

Renewal of the scholarship is automatic for one additional year as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing.

Donor Background:

Norman C. Danielson is a graduate of Boyceville High School and UW-Eau Claire. He has created and funded this scholarship to encourage and support students who are graduates of Boyceville High School.

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



Norman Muenzer Scholarship (1874)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to a second or third year student enrolled full-time in the department of accounting and finance. Recipient must demonstrate financial need by verifying that he/she is financing a substantial portion of his/her college education without financial assistance from family. The financial qualifications of the recipient must be confirmed by the Financial Aid office. There is no academic requirement for this scholarship.

Donor Background:

Janet Tolander established this scholarship to honor Mr. Norman Muenzer. Janet graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1989 with an accounting degree. She paid her own way through college and after her sophomore year, determined that even with her full time job, she wasn't going to have enough money to continue pursuing her degree. Norman Muenzer, the father of an acquaintance, gave Janet a no-strings attached financial gift that allowed her to remain enrolled and graduate. Janet was deeply moved by Norman's kind gesture and this scholarship honors his generosity by helping someone else the way she was helped. Janet's hope is that the scholarship recipient will consider paying it forward someday by supporting this scholarship for another student.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Finance|



Norris C. Haugen WAES (0794)

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.




Northwest WI Inst for Ed Leadership Scholarships (1946)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

These scholarships are awarded to high school administrators and/or teachers who are participants in the College of Education and Human Sciences Northwest Wisconsin Institute for Educational Leadership AND who are enrolled at UW-Eau Claire and are receiving graduate credit for participating in the leadership institute.

Financial Need:||
Course of Study:|Secondary Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Northwestern Bank Endowed WAES (0383)

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 the Northwestern Bank.




Northwestern Bank Marching Band Scholarship (1670)

A variable number of scholarships from $150 up to $1,500 are available.

Awarded to students who are enrolled for the next academic year in the Blugold Marching Band (BMB). Applicants must also be involved in working with high school and/or middle school band programs in the Chippewa Valley. Awardee should be dedicated to the well-being of the Blugold Marching Band and be serving in a leadership role.

Donor Background:

Northwestern Bank, headquartered in Chippewa Falls, established this scholarship in memory of those who were involved in the tragic bus accident on October 16, 2005.

The bus transporting the Chippewa Falls High School Marching Band, its directors and several UW-Eau Claire students collided with a semi-truck on I-94. Five people were killed, including the marching band director (an alum), his wife and his granddaughter, the bus driver and a UW-Eau Claire student. In addition, several people were injured, including UW-Eau Claire students and children of former or current Northwestern Bank employees.

This scholarship honors the commitment of all those on the bus for the marching band, and recognizes those students who not only are committed to the Blugold Marching Band but who are reaching out as volunteers and staff members to support and encourage area high school marching band programs to reach their greatest potential.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Northwestern Mutual Computer Science Scholarship (2018)

A variable number of scholarships from $2,500 up to $5,000 are available.

These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students majoring in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering who have sophomore or junior status at the time they receive the scholarship award. Recipients must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and a demonstrated record of leadership within the computer science department. They must also have an expressed interest in internship opportunities and a computer science career upon graduation.

At least one recipient must be female.

Financial need is not a requirement but will be a consideration in the case of equally qualified applicants.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Computer Science|



Oak Park Place HCAD Freshman Scholarship (2455)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

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

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



Ormsby L. Harry Scholarship (0038)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Recipients of this scholarship must exhibit exceptional scholarship, leadership, service to the University and service to the Community. Need will not be a factor in the selection.

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



Out of State Scholarship/Remission - Renewable (Waiver)

Candidates for the Out-of-State Scholarship/Remission must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or a 3.5 GPA if class is unranked) and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT). Students must reside in states other than Wisconsin or Minnesota and be considered non-residents for tuition purposes.

This award is renewable based on the recipient maintaining a GPA of 3.0.

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



Out of State Scholarship/Remission - Transfer (Waiver)

Candidates for the Out-of-State Scholarship/Remission - Transfer must have a transferable college GPA of 3.5. Students must reside in states other than Wisconsin or Minnesota and be considered non-residents for tuition purposes.

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



Out of State Scholarship/Remission (Waiver)

Guaranteed award of at least $2,000 to out-of-state students (excluding residents of Minnesota due to reciprocity) who meet the basic scholarship eligibility criteria (ACT of 25+ and top 25% of graduation class or GPA of 3.5 if class is unranked).

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



Outstanding Journalism Recognition (0301)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This award is to recognize an outstanding journalism student.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Journalism|



Owen and Janice Ayres WAES (0364)

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 Owen and Janice Ayres.




Owen Marshall Biology Scholarship (1193)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The applicant must have junior or senior standing at the beginning of the upcoming fall semester and be majoring in biology with an emphasis in any area of invertebrate biology. The applicant must have demonstrated strong scholastic achievement and performance. If there is no qualified applicant for this scholarship, it should go un-awarded for that academic year and be made available for awarding the following year.

Financial need is to be considered but is not necessarily a basis for selection.

A student may not receive this scholarship more than once.

Donor Information:

Before arriving at UW-Eau Claire in 1978, Dr. Owen Marshall completed his bachelor's and Ph.D. in biology. He also had served three years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador where he taught science and created a science museum. At UW-Eau Claire Dr. Marshall taught embryology, invertebrate biology, and introductory biology, and was a member of the University Senate. He was greatly loved by students as an outstanding teacher and adviser and was well known as an environmentalist and outdoorsman. In the fall of 1997, he led a group of students to study in Costa Rica. He died in February, 2000.

It was Dr. Marshall's wish to sponsor a scholarship in biology, so his family, students, alumni and friends honor his memory with this scholarship.

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



Packaging Corp. of America Accounting Scholarship (0677)

One scholarship of $285 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. The student must have a GPA of 3.0 or above and have participated in college or community organizations where they exhibited a potential for leadership. Diversified students are encouraged to apply for this award.

Financial need is required.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Palm Family Scholarship (0836)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Students must be geography majors and have completed their junior year with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher, with GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Geography|



Pamela and David White Nursing Scholarship (2137)

One scholarship of $750 is available.

The recipient must be an undergraduate student in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences with demonstrated motivation and commitment to the nursing profession. The award will be given to a qualifying nursing student who meets the following criteria, listed in order of preference:

  1. Graduate of Amery High School (Wisconsin), or
  2. Graduate of Tomahawk High School (Wisconsin), or
  3. Graduate of a public high school located in Polk County, WI (Frederic High School, Osceola High School, St. Croix Falls High School, Unity High School)

If no candidate meets any of the preferred criteria, particularly place of residence/high school, an alternative candidate may be considered, after consulting with Pam and David White, the scholarship donors.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Passion for Reading & Writing Award I (2406)

Two scholarships of $250 are available.

Two awards will be given for outstanding writing in a 100-level English or Writing course.

Eligible students will submit one to three original pieces of writing in English demonstrating their passion for reading and writing. The selected recipients should be promising students with an exceptional aptitude for reading and writing.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Passion for Reading & Writing Award II (2406)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

One award will be given for superior writing by an English major in a 300- or 400- level English course.

Eligible students will submit one to three original pieces of writing in English demonstrating their passion for reading and writing. The award should go to a student with an exceptional aptitude for reading and writing.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|English|



Patches Scholarship (1889)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Applicants must be non-traditional students, with preference given to students who are parents who demonstrate financial need not met by the traditional focus of financial assistance. The main criterion is to support a non-traditional student who is having difficulty in his/her pursuit of a college degree because of extraordinary financial challenges.

All applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office in order to be considered for this award, which may be in the form of a scholarship or to assist the student with child care, medical expenses, commuting and transportation and for school-related supplies and materials.

Scholarship Background:

Established by UW-Eau Claire Alumnus Rick Schroder and his wife, Evelyn Zabo, in memory of Rick's brother who died in 2007 after battling ALS. Tom Schroder, an Eau Claire native, was a standout athlete and former teacher. His beloved dog, Patches, was his companion and friend. Rick wanted to honor his brother's memory with a scholarship to help others achieve their goals despite hardships in their lives.

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



Patricia Arts Rinaldi Memorial Scholarship (1642)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding education major who has graduated from a Wisconsin high school and demonstrated a passion for setting goals and persisting, sometimes through various obstacles, on the path toward reaching a dream. The primary objective of the scholarship is to reward students with great potential and encourage them to continue to strive to succeed.

Students majoring in broadfield social studies who meet the initial criteria should receive first consideration.

The recipient shall have financial need.

The scholarship may be renewed if the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress and continues to demonstrate a passion for education and a desire to succeed.

Donor Information:

Patricia Arts Rinaldi was a nontraditional student who returned to college to earn her degree in education after marrying and starting her family. She then taught at Eau Claire Memorial High School for two years before leaving education to devote the rest of her career to working in partnership with her husband, Emil. This scholarship is a tribute to Patricia's determination and commitment to setting and achieving her life's goals. Mrs. Rinaldi died in 1999.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Social Studies|Special Education|



Patricia E. Ozzello Scholarship (1162)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded during the spring semester to an accounting major who has completed between 30-60 credits by the end of the academic year. Recipient must be a full-time student with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and GPA of 3.3 or higher in accounting courses. The student must have demonstrated leadership in university, college, department and/or community organizations, and have the ability and desire to enter the accounting profession.

Recipients of higher scholarship awards (i.e., AICPA, WAES, etc.) are disqualified . In the event of a tie, the award will be given to the student with the highest cumulative GPA, as it shall not be divided.

Diverse students are encouraged to apply.

Recipients must show financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Patricia's friends and relatives as a manifestation of their esteem for the excellent job done by the University in preparation of accountants for the profession. The purpose of this award is to recognize Patricia's high regard for broad participation in academic and extracurricular activities and her desire to enhance educational opportunities for young people.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Patricia H. Anderson Memorial PEO Scholarship, Chapter AP (1286)

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

For nontraditional female students, freshman through senior year. Applicants can be single female parents or any nontraditional female student trying to improve their situation through education. Applicants must show financial need through the FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office. Students do not have to have a declared major.

Donor Background:

Patricia "Pat" Helen Greven was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on July 15, 1915. She graduated from high school in St. Cloud in June 1932. She attended St. Cloud Teacher's College and graduated with a degree in elementary education. In 1942, she married Byron Anderson, who served in the army during World War II. Following his discharge, they moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, where Bryon was the Executive Vice President of First National Bank. He passed away in 1990, at the age of 77. They celebrated 48 years of marriage.

Pat was an elementary teacher for 28 years, teaching second grade at Chestnut school in Chippewa Falls until her retirement in 1980. Upon retirement, she was presented a "Distinguished Service Award" from the Governor and the state of Wisconsin. She loved her P.E.O. Chapter. One of the main purposes of P.E.O. is to enable women to become better educated with any financial help that P.E.O. can offer. Before she died, she wanted to set up some type of scholarship fund which would further help women who might otherwise be unable to complete their degrees. Patricia lived in Eau Claire at the time of her death on September 8, 2011 at age 86.

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



Patrick and Susan Quinn Endowed WAES (1412)

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 Patrick and Susan Quinn.




Patrick Danen Memorial Scholarship (0132)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Availible to a Photography major (BFA, photography emphasis) with junior or senior standing, with financial need. The applicant's portfolio is to be judged by the Department of Art and Design Scholarship Committee.

Grades are not to be a primary factor.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Photography|



Patrick J. Schillinger Blugold Promise Scholarship (2459)

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 his/her 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.

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



Paul & Magdalena Reith Blugold Promise Scholarship (1984)

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

Preference is for a student from Stanley-Boyd High School.

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

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

Donor Background:

Paul Reith majored in economics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2002. He is a senior consultant with Advent Software and lives in Madison with his wife, Magdalena, who is a nurse.

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



Paul and Francine Crownhart Blugold Promise Scholarship (2131)

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

Preference is for students pursuing a math or science teaching degree.

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

"When I entered UW-Eau Claire as a freshman in the fall of 1970, it was my intent to be a high school math teacher. When I graduated in May 1974, the only slight change was that I had picked up a minor in computer science, and felt that teaching both math and computer science would be a great combination. My back-up plan was to pursue a job in Information Technology if it didn't work out to be a teacher. As it turned out, there were virtually no teaching jobs available in 1974, and I ended up following my back-up plan by pursuing a career in Information Technology in Bloomington, Illinois. However, during my 38 year IT career, I did get a chance to use the teaching degree, both by spending two years teaching new IT employees at my company in a three month training program, and also by teaching a couple of computer science classes at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.

Based on my life-long love of teaching and the need during this time in our country's history for an increased focus on math and sciences in our children's education, my wife Fran and I are providing this scholarship for a student pursuing a math or science teaching degree." -- Paul Crownhart

Course of Study: Biology; Chemistry; Education; Geography and Anthropology; Geology; Mathematics; Physics and Astronomy

Financial Need: Financial Need Required

Student Status: New Students

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Geography|Geology|Materials Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|Secondary Education|
Student Status:|New Students|



Paul G. and Glen P. Passow Memorial WAES (0578)

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 Tara Passow in memory of Paul and Glen Passow.




Paul Myers & Ronald Willis Geology Field Camp Scholarship (1633)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Departmental faculty will select the top students from Geology 470 (Field Camp I) who are also enrolled in Geology 471 (Field Camp II) to receive the scholarships. Recipients receive the scholarships for the summer course. If additional funding exists, the chair of geology can award additional scholarships to students with high financial need.

Donor Information:

This scholarship honors Drs. Paul Myers and Ronald Willis, emeriti professors in the geology department. Paul and Ron were instrumental in establishing geology field camp experiences in the western United States. These field camps cemented the University's reputation as having a field-based, hands-on geology department.

Ron started the field camp program in the Bighorn Basin and the western flank of the Bighorn Mountains in 1971. Paul started the field camp in Boulder, Montana as an outgrowth of his research with the USGS in that area. The geology department hopes donations to the Myers/Willis Field Camp Scholarship Fund will sustain students' field camp opportunities in the future. The goal is to defray some field camp expenses for several students each year.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Geology|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Paula Hoff Psychology Scholarship (1618)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a continuing junior or senior psychology major who shows promise in the field, exemplified by excellence in academic performance and commitment to service. Applicants must have a minimum resident and psychology GPA of 3.00. Preference will be given to a student who wishes to pursue an applied career in one of the "helping professions" in, or related to, psychology. Examples include, but are not limited to, clinical or counseling psychology, health psychology, school psychology, marriage and family therapy, palliative care counseling, mental health counseling, school guidance counseling, and similar professions.

Donor Background:

This scholarship has been established to honor and celebrate the life of Paula Hoff, a former UW-Eau Claire psychology major. After a courageous 19-month battle with cancer, Paula died on February 14, 2005, before she was able to complete her degree.

Paula loved people and psychology, and was deeply committed to her goal of being of service to others. She was vivacious -- full of life and energy, and she remained so throughout the entirety of her life, including while she coped with the challenges of cancer. A friend captured the essence of Paula's personality by saying, "If you had to pick the most alive person, it would be Paula." She believed in making every moment count. Her courage was an inspiration to others. Paula's goal in life was to extend a helping hand.

Through their support of this scholarship, the contributors hope to assist a student whose life goal is to be of service to others, so that Paula's legacy will live on.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Counseling|Psychology|



PEO Chapter AF Scholarship Fund (0320)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

This scholarship is available for currently enrolled female students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits or more, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and are enrolled full-time at UW-Eau Claire. Recipients must also have financial need, as verified by the Financial Aid office. This scholarship would preferably got to students who have unmet need.

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



Perry and Helen Luchsinger Scholarship (0925)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to junior or senior chemistry majors showing academic achievement, with a preference for education majors planning to teach chemistry in the public schools and who have demonstrated an ability to communicate with young people. Students should indicate career goals on the application for the scholarship, as well as demonstrate community service activity experience.

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



Peter & Julieanne Fremstad Blugold Promise Scholarship (1716)

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

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

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



Peter & Julieanne Fremstad Blugold Promise Scholarship II (2218)

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 his/her 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.

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



Peter & Julieanne Fremstad WAES (0680)

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 Peter and Julieanne Fremstad.




Peter A. & Karen L. Fadness Organ/Choral Scholarship (0936)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

To qualify for this scholarship, students can be freshman through seniors, but must be accepted as a music major or minor. Preference is for a student studying the organ, with consideration given to a student enrolled in a choral ensemble only if a qualified organ student is not available. The student must have good academic standing and minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 with a preference for 3.0+.

Preference will be given to a student who has significant financial need, as this scholarship is to be used for tuition and room and board expenses.

This scholarship can be renewed.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Peter and Joy Wachs WAES (1493)

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 Peter and Joy Wachs.




Peter E. & Martha Eckerline WAES (0684)

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 Peter and Martha Eckerline.




Peter Sirianni Sr. Memorial Scholarship (0098)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to UW-Eau Claire student from Barron County, Wisconsin, with satisfactory academic work and good moral character.

Persons receiving this award are encouraged within five years after graduation to restore to the fund the amount of the award they received, in order that others may have the same benefit.

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



Peterson Family Blugold Promise Scholarship (1939)

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

First preference would be an incoming freshman from Altoona High School, second preference would be for an incoming freshman from Strum, and third preference would be an incoming freshman from the Chippewa Valley.

To be considered, student must rank in the top 25% of his/her 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 his/her 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:

This scholarship was created by James and Pamela Peterson in 2010. Jim is a 1985 graduate of UW-Eau Claire and currently Vice President and Chief Investment Officer at Charles Schwab in San Francisco.

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



Phi Alpha Theta Scholarship (1503)

One scholarship of $250 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding member of the organization who has contributed significantly to the community and campus life through volunteer and scholastic activity.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|History|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Philip and Marilyn Knuf-Frederic H.S. Scholarship (1304)

Two scholarships of $1,500 are available.

Awards will be made to two graduating seniors from Frederic High School who will be attending UW-Eau Claire. If there are not seniors from Frederic High School attending UW-Eau Claire, one or both awards may be renewed to a current recipient. In order to be considered for renewal, current recipient must make re-application with the Frederic High School scholarship committee by April 1st of the prior academic year. If two Frederic High School seniors receive the scholarship awards, the renewal application(s) will not be considered.

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



Philip Breitman Memorial Scholarship (0020)

One scholarship of $8,830 is available.

College of Business students in their junior or senior year may apply for this award. The recipient is selected based upon satisfactory academic standing, talent, and good citizenship. Financial need as established by the Financial Aid office may also be a factor.

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



Philip J. Chenier Scholarship (0145)

One scholarship of $600 is available.

Open to junior or senior Chemistry-Business majors who demonstrate academic achievement and potential. In the application, students should indicate career goals, and outline student activities and service to the Department of Chemistry.

In the event no Chemistry-Business majors apply for the award, the scholarship may be presented to a Chemistry major.

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



Philip Zivnuska Mathematics Scholarship (0981)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicants must be enrolled at UW-Eau Claire for at least six semester credits and either be currently enrolled in, be planning to take, or have completed Math 380 or Math 480. Applicants must be a declared mathematics major or minor, be of sophomore or junior standing, and have a cumulative and mathematics GPA of 3.25 or greater.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|



Phillip & Barbara Fey WAES (0650)

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 Phillip and Barbara Fey.




Physics and Astronomy Opportunity Fund (1539)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

Provides an opportunity award to an outstanding student studying and conducting undergraduate research in any of the areas in physics or astronomy. The recipient must be a promising student academically, as well as in the research area. The recipient must be engaged in an undergraduate research project with a departmental faculty member or have already consulted with a departmental faculty member and created a plan to work on an undergraduate research project. The student must be able to demonstrate that the award will enhance their ability to spend more time working on their creative research project and further their physics/astronomy knowledge and understanding.

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



Physics Beyond The Classroom Scholarship (1920)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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



Power of AND Scholarship (System)

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

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

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



Psychology Scholarships/Awards Fund (1631)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

There are no criteria for these scholarships, which are used to award scholarships to psychology majors at the discretion of the psychology department.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Psychology|



Rakstis Social Studies Scholarship (0919)

One scholarship of $900 is available.

Eligible students must be either broadfield social studies teaching majors or education majors minoring in economics, geography, history, political science, or sociology and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above. The student must also provide evidence of commitment to their field through active work on projects relating to their degree.

Financial need may be considered.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Economics|Geography|History|Social Studies|Sociology|



Ralph Duxbury WAES (0649)

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 Ralph Duxbury and through Ralph's estate gift, has endowed the entire WAES program.




Ralph E. Duxbury Biological Sciences New Student Scholarship (0952)

A variable number of scharships between $1,000 and $8,830 are available.

Awarded to an incoming biology major who is an exceptional academic student. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible. Because Mr. Duxbury's lifetime was spent in biology research, a slight preference is given to a top student who may be leaning toward a career in research or headed toward graduate studies in biology.

In the event of a tie, financial need will be considered, but it is not required.

Donor Information:

Ralph Duxbury was a retired educator, a World War II veteran, an avid traveler and a longtime supporter of his alma mater. He grew up in Eleva, WI as the son of a drugstore owner. While attending UW-Eau Claire, he was the editor of The Spectator, a member of the Science Club and president of the Lutheran Student Organization.

In 1943 Ralph graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a teaching degree, with plans to become a science teacher. Instead, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a bombardier. Upon his discharge, Duxbury became a parasitologist, conducting research on the role of parasites in malaria. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research outside Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years.

Ralph held the belief that science is a fundamental ingredient in sustaining an exceptional university. Towards the end of his life he made a $1 million gift to the University, along with a $1 million estate gift which will largely benefit the department of biology. Ralph's generosity will create transformational opportunities for the immediate and long-term future.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|
Student Status:|New Student|



Ralph E. Duxbury Biological Sciences Scholarship (0952)

A variable number of scharships between $1,000 and $8,830 are available.

Awarded to a biology major who is an exceptional academic student, with a cumulative GPA of 3.85 or greater. Because Mr. Duxbury's lifetime was spent in biology research, a slight preference is given to a top student who may be leaning toward a career in research or headed toward graduate studies in biology.

In the event of a tie, financial need will be considered, but it is not required.

Donor Information:

Ralph Duxbury was a retired educator, a World War II veteran, an avid traveler and a longtime supporter of his alma mater. He grew up in Eleva, WI as the son of a drugstore owner. While attending UW-Eau Claire, he was the editor of The Spectator, a member of the Science Club and president of the Lutheran Student Organization.

In 1943 Ralph graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a teaching degree, with plans to become a science teacher. Instead, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a bombardier. Upon his discharge, Duxbury became a parasitologist, conducting research on the role of parasites in malaria. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research outside Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years.

Ralph held the belief that science is a fundamental ingredient in sustaining an exceptional university. Towards the end of his life he made a $1 million gift to the University, along with a $1 million estate gift which will largely benefit the department of biology. Ralph's generosity will create transformational opportunities for the immediate and long-term future.

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



Ralph E. Duxbury Biological Sciences-Utah Scholarship (0952)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is awarded to the students enrolled in the Utah biology summer course, BIOL 423.

Donor Information:

Ralph Duxbury was a retired educator, a World War II veteran, an avid traveler and a longtime supporter of his alma mater. He grew up in Eleva, WI as the son of a drugstore owner. While attending UW-Eau Claire, he was the editor of The Spectator, a member of the Science Club and president of the Lutheran Student Organization. In 1943 Ralph graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a teaching degree, with plans to become a science teacher. Instead, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a bombardier. Upon his discharge, Duxbury became a parasitologist, conducting research on the role of parasites in malaria. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research outside Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years. Ralph held the belief that science is a fundamental ingredient in sustaining an exceptional university. Towards the end of his life he made a $1 million gift to the University, along with a $1 million estate gift which will largely benefit the department of biology. Ralph's generosity will create transformational opportunities for the immediate and long-term future.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biology|
Program/Activity:|Immersion Experience|



Ralph E. Duxbury High Impact Practice Scholarship (0952)

A variable number of scharships between $500 and $2,000 are available.

Awarded to biology students who are participating in biology related high impact practice activities and have a GPA of 3.50 or higher.

Donor Information:

Ralph Duxbury was a retired educator, a World War II veteran, an avid traveler and a longtime supporter of his alma mater. He grew up in Eleva, WI as the son of a drugstore owner. While attending UW-Eau Claire, he was the editor of The Spectator, a member of the Science Club and president of the Lutheran Student Organization.

In 1943 Ralph graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a teaching degree, with plans to become a science teacher. Instead, he enlisted in the Air Force, serving as a bombardier. Upon his discharge, Duxbury became a parasitologist, conducting research on the role of parasites in malaria. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research outside Washington, D.C., for more than 30 years.

Ralph held the belief that science is a fundamental ingredient in sustaining an exceptional university. Towards the end of his life he made a $1 million gift to the University, along with a $1 million estate gift which will largely benefit the department of biology. Ralph's generosity will create transformational opportunities for the immediate and long-term future.

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



Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship (2451)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Must be a criminal justice major with at least 30 credits completed in the criminal justice program and GPA in the major of 2.75 or higher. Must be a full-time student. Demonstrated financial need of student will also be a factor in the selection process for this award. Only students who have secured a summer internship approved by the Department Internship Coordinator are eligible. Scholarship recipients showing financial need as determined by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards are given preference, but financial need is not required to receive this scholarship.

Scholarship committee of criminal justice faculty will select the award recipient. Previous scholarship recipients may not re-apply.

Financial Need:|Considered|
Course of Study:|Criminal Justice|Political Science|



Randolph Koelsch Art Scholarship (1778)

Two scholarships of $700 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding art student who is a declared bachelor of fine arts major, with priority preference given to students with an emphasis in ceramics or textiles.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2008 with an estate gift from Randolph Koelsch, who died in 2007. Mr. Koelsch was a member of the UW-Eau Claire art faculty in the early 1950's. A Milwaukee native, Mr. Koelsch only taught at University for one year, but during that time he became good friends with Gretchen Grimm and Ruth Foster, fellow art teachers. He also lived in the home of then UW-Eau Claire President Davies. Mr. Koelsch had a great affection and appreciation for UW-Eau Claire.

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



Rath Foundation Academic Scholarships (1282)

Three scholarships of $16,600 are available.

The purpose of this scholarship is to attract and retain highly academically qualified students to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

To be eligible for this award, students should have maintained an overall minimum GPA of 3.8 in high school, finished in the top 5% nationally on the composite ACT; applied to UW-Eau Claire within two years of high school graduation; and be a college freshman (or sophomore or junior in the case of Wisconsin college transferees) intending to seek admission to the College of Arts and Sciences or the College of Business.

Preference shall be given to Wisconsin residents, though non-residents are eligible if no Wisconsin residents of equivalent quality are available.

The award is renewable for $16,350 for up to four years contingent upon satisfactory grades of a cumulative GPA and major/minor GPA of 3.0.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Arts and Sciences|Business|
Student Status:|New Students|



Ray and Valeria Moullet Scholarship (1852)

Two scholarships of $7,300 are available.

Awarded to an outstanding graduate of Bloomer High School who shows great potential for success and a passion for learning. The applicant must be accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and determined eligible through the Financial Aid office.

The applicant must write an essay explaining their academic and career aspirations and how this scholarship makes their education possible from a financial perspective.

A student must demonstrate financial need but not qualify for financial assistance through grant eligibility.

This scholarship is renewable for the sophomore year, provided the student performs well academically during the freshman year. Financial Aid will confirm eligibility of the sophomore student.

Schlarship Background:

This scholarship was established in 2008 by Barry and Christine Moullet, originally from Bloomer, in honor of Barry's deceased parents, Ray and Valeria Moullet. Valeria grew up in Bloomer and graduated Salutatorian from Bloomer High School. Ray and Valeria ran the local bakery for 40 years.

Barry Moullet is a 1983 UW-Eau Claire graduate and an executive with Darden Restaurants.

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



Ray Petkovsek Accounting Excellence Scholarship (1321)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Student must be a full-time accounting major with plans and ability to enter the public accounting profession. The recipient must be at least a junior with a GPA of 3.30.

Financial need is required.

First preference will be given to students from Greenwood, WI, High School. If no there is no qualified applicant from Greenwood High School, there is a second preference for a student from Clark County, WI, and a third preference for a Wisconsin resident.

Donor Background:

Ray Petkovsek is a 1973 UW-Eau Claire accounting graduate. His dairy farm upbringing near Willard, WI taught him the strong work ethic needed to succeed in life. He worked during high school and college to pay for his own university education. Ray is the founding and managing partner of the accounting firm Petkovsek & Moran, LLP in Madison, WI and a past president of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs and the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Raymond & Tamara Skwierczynski Blugold Promise Scholarship (1972)

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

Preference is given to a first generation college student.

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

Donor Background:

Ray and Tamara Skwierczynski are both 1984 graduates of UW- Eau Claire. Ray was a chemistry and math major, and Tamara earned her degree in Business Finance.

The Skwierczynskis have been donors to their alma mater for 25 years and are members of the Blue and Gold Society in the Circle of Excellence. They live in Massachusetts with their two daughters.

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



Raymond E. & Doris C. White Family Scholarship (1174)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

First preference is for a student from Barron, Wisconsin majoring in education. If there is not an applicant from Barron majoring in education, the scholarship is open to any other major, provided the applicant has a 3.0 cumulative GPA and financial need. In the event there are no eligible candidates, the award funding goes on to the next year, so there would be two scholarships, and so on.

This award may be renewable up to three years as long as the recipient remains in good academic standing and has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|Secondary Education|Special Education|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Realtors® Association of Northwest Wisconsin Fair Housing Scholarship (2394)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Recipients must be juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Any major is eligible to apply for the scholarship, but applicants need to be living off-campus and currently renting. Financial need is preferred but not required to receive this award.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Rebecca L Johnson Blugold Promise Scholarship (2058)

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

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

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

Donor Background:

Rebecca Johnson majored in mathematics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1968. She is a senior financial advisor at Ameriprise Financial in Tucson, AZ.

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



Reed and Barbara Newton Elementary Education Scholarship (2099)

One scholarship of $700 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a student who meets the following criteria: acceptance into the College of Education, a major in elementary education, and financial need. Preference should be given to a student that shows strong achievements in volunteering and/or activities relating to reading.

Donor Background:

Reed and Barbara Newton met at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where both were elementary education majors. They married in 1956, Barbara's year of graduation. Reed graduated in 1958, then spent his 35 year career as an elementary teacher and principal, with 24 of those years as the elementary principal in the Clintonville Elementary Schools, where he was treasured greatly.

Barbara spent her 33 year career as an elementary teacher.

Upon the death of Reed in November 2011, the Newton Family decided to initiate the Reed and Barbara Newton Elementary Education Scholarship.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Renee Foiles Nursing Scholarship (2276)

Two scholarships of $1,000 are available.

This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in Nursing. Recipients must be enrolled in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences when they receive the award. Financial need will be a consideration when selecting recipients.

Donor Background:

Renee Foiles, a career nurse, has established this scholarship in order to benefit graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Renee followed in the footsteps of her cousin, Jay Woldt, who also established a scholarship for nursing majors at UW-Eau Claire.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Returning Adult Student Fund (0555)

A variable number of scholarships up to $21,000 are available.

Applicants must be nontraditional students, age 23 or above, returning to school after an interruption in their education, who are independent of parental support. Students enrolling as 'specials' are eligible. Financial need as required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation’s scholarship award standards is required.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Returning Student Success Scholarship (2376)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

The applicant must have sophomore standing or above, and a major in IS, accounting, finance, management, marketing, business administration, or international business. Eligible applicants must have overcome past academic difficulties through extra effort and academic accomplishment. Financial need based on the FAFSA may be considered as a tiebreaker between equally qualified applicants.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|Business Communication|Finance|Information Systems|Management|Marketing|



Rhodes and Roberta Lewis Music Education Scholarship (0167)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a full-time Music Education major, who has completed at least 90 semester hours at the time of application and who has at least one year of undergraduate studies remaining, plus: has achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and an active membership in NAfME.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Rhodes and Roberta Lewis Music Performance Scholarship (0167)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Awarded to a full-time Music Performance major (including a theory and composition major) who has completed at least 90 semester hours at the time of application and has at least one year of undergraduate studies remaining, plus: has achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, and participates in a music student organization such as ACDA, ASTA or NAfME.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Richard & Betty Lasker Endowed WAES (1613)

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 Betty Lasker in memory of her husband, Richard Lasker.




Richard & Carol Fulwiler Blugold Promise Scholarship (1962)

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

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

Two awards are available.

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

Donor Background:

Dr. Richard Fulwiler graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a degree in chemistry in 1961. He is president of Technology Leadership Associates of Cincinnati, a consulting firm specializing in increasing individual effectiveness and building organizational capability in the health, safety and environmental arena. After 28 years with Proctor & Gamble, he retired as director of Health & Safety-Worldwide. Fulwiler is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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



Richard & Carol Fulwiler Endowed WAES (1135)

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 and Carol Fulwiler.




Richard & Marlene Cable Single Parent Scholarship (1392)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Awarded to a returning female student who needs significant financial assistance and has demonstrated potential for success in academics and career. Preference is given to a single parent with custodial responsibility and dependent children. A FAFSA must be on file in the Financial Aid office.

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



Richard & Marlene Cable WAES (1393)

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 Cable.




Richard and Jane Hibbard Memorial Scholarship (0014)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Scholarships will be awarded to students demonstrating scholastic achievement and/or financial need established by the Financial Aid office, although need is not necessarily a factor.

Donor Background:

Richard Edwards Hibbard and Jane Mooney Hibbard were both graduates of Eau Claire State Teachers College (1932 and 1934 respectively). They met during their student days. Upon leaving Eau Claire, Dr. Hibbard went on to earn Master's Degrees from Northwestern University (Political Science) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Diplomatic History) and a Ph.D. from Northwestern (Political Science). He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He taught at Anatolia College, Salonika Greece, and Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA. During World War II he served with the Office of Strategic Services and the US Department of State, Washington D.C. Jane went on from Eau Claire to teach High School English and Chorus for five years before her marriage to Richard in 1939.

The Hibbards returned to Eau Claire in 1947 when Dr. Hibbard was hired at the College as a veteran's counselor and instructor in political science. He returned to government service from 1953-1955 in Washington D.C. At the end of that time he again returned to Eau Claire to become the Director of Admissions followed by Dean of Instruction, Vice-president for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. He led many committees and worked closely with other administrators, students, and the community as the university grew and changed rapidly.

Dr Hibbard also had a deep sense of civic responsibility. He was elected to the Eau Claire City Council in 1957 serving four terms including president in 1963-65. He was active in his church, in the Sacred Heart Hospital Board of Trustees and in Rotary International. In October, 1971, Dr. Hibbard became the acting President and later the Interim Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 1972 as Dr. Hibbard and Jane prepared to leave the Homecoming Dance, he had a heart attack. He died on October 17, 1972, and the campus went into mourning. A service "In Remembrance and Recognition of the Life and Person of Richard Hibbard" was held on October 19 in the Zorn Arena. The humanities building which was under construction was named the "Richard E. Hibbard Humanities Hall." Jane continued her active interest in and support of the students and faculty at UW-Eau Claire. She died in Eau Claire in 2004.

The Alumni Scholarship- Richard and Jane Hibbard and the Richard and Jane Hibbard Memorial Funds were established to honor the lives of two remarkable alumni who provided outstanding, selfless service to the University.

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



Richard and Joan Fleming Emergency Fund for Non-Traditional (2249)

To be awarded to students in an emergency financial situation.

Financial Need:|Emergency Assistance|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Richard and Marcia Larson WAES (0360)

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 and Marcia Larson.




Richard and Susan Goligoski WAES Endowment (1373)

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 and Susan Goligoski.




Richard deGrood Scholarship (1504)

One scholarship of $800 is available.

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

This fund was established in memory of Dr. Richard DeGrood, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies at UW-Eau Claire. Richard retired from UW-Eau Claire in 2001 after 27 years of teaching in the department and serving as department chair for over nine years. While a member of the university community he helped found Communiversity and volunteered at The Community Table, Sacred Heart Hospital Medical Ethics Committee, Elderhostel, the library, and other community programs, and was a member of the Newman Community. He spent three semesters teaching at Harlaxton University in England.
Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Philosophy|Religious Studies|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Richard Mcgregor Graduate Study Memorial (1734)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Given to an outstanding student in the department of physics and astronomy who is planning on attending graduate school within twelve months of receiving the award. The recipient must have been involved in undergraduate research activities and demonstrate a passion for continued study. The award may be used to cover applications to graduate school, purchase books or assist with transitionary expenses between graduation from UW-Eau Claire and entrance in graduate school.

It is understood that because of the nature of the award, it will be given to a student after he/she graduates from UW-Eau Claire through a check from the Foundation. The Foundation will provide necessary documentation for IRS purposes since this would be taxable to the recipient.

Donor Background:

Richard McGregor graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in math. After serving in the Korean War and earning his master's degree from Marquette University, he returned to UW-Eau Claire in 1959 as a faculty member in the physics department. For the last 20 years of his service to the university he was an assistant dean in the School of Arts and Sciences. He died on Sept. 18, 2006.

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



Richard T. Gannon Scholarship (1121)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Available to College of Business students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher with a preference for a finance or business major with economics emphasis who demonstrates potential for leadership.

The student must show financial need as established by the Financial Aid office.

May be presented to a first year student, and thus may be renewable for up to 4 years. One $500 award is available per year, so if the scholarship is renewed, no additional scholarships will be selected. Once the planned gift is realized and the account becomes fully endowed, each award should be a minimum of $1,000 with the number of student awards to be determined by the annual income of the endowed fund.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Business|Economics|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



River Prairie Wealth Partners, an Ameriprise Private Wealth Practice - Personal Finance Scholarship (2393)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Recipients must be juniors or returning seniors majoring in the College of Business with a minimum GPA of 3.5. They should be intending to go into the field of personal finance but do not need to be majoring in finance in order to receive the award.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Accounting|Business|Business Administration|Business Communication|Economics|Entrepreneur Program|Finance|Health Care Administration|Management|



RN/BSN Scholarship (0133)

One scholarship of $100 is available.

Applicants must have already completed a two year RN program and be accepted to UW-Eau Claire to complete a BSN degree.

Scholarship Background:

This fund was created by seven RN students in 1986 to acknowledge an outstanding Nursing student.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|



Robert & Claribel Rowan Sociology Fund (0283)

A variable number of scholarships up to $400 are available.

Open to sociology majors and minors and family studies minors. To be considered, research papers and projects must be supported by a faculty nomination and must have emanated from a sociology course (including directed or independent studies). A student must also agree to have her/his paper nominated for the competition.

There are three Rowan Awards for research achievement:

1.) Rowan Award for Advanced Achievement in Sociology - small written projects completed by a student in a 100 or 200 level sociology class. For example, a two page paper analyzing a newspaper article from a sociological perspective. Up to two awards of $50 each, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

2.) Rowan Award for Advanced Achievement in Sociology - large written projects in a 300 or 400 level sociology class. For example, a ten page research paper with an extensive literature review. Up to two awards of $100 each, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

3.) Rowan Award for Best Sociological Group Project - presentation or community service by three or more students in a 300 or 400 level sociology class. For example, a team teaching activity by four students who lead the class discussion. Another example would be three students who cooperatively design and complete a sociology internship. Up to two awards of $100 each divided equally among the group of students, contingent on presentation at the Annual Sociology Awards.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Sociology|
Program/Activity:|Research|



Robert & Constance Fults Matson Scholarship (1760)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

This is a merit/financial need-based scholarship awarded annually to an outstanding biology major who will have sophomore, junior or senior standing at the beginning of the upcoming fall semester, shows great promise to be successful in his/her chosen career field, and intends to enter some field of medicine or education. First preference will be given to students from Ladysmith and/or Northwestern Wisconsin, and second preference is for someone from Wisconsin.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Health Careers|Secondary Education|



Robert & Jane Fraser Study Abroad Scholarship (2076)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

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

Donor Background:

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

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

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

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Robert & Judith Mickelson WAES (0814)

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 Robert and Judith Mickelson.




Robert and Judith Mickelson Nursing Scholarship (0186)

One scholarship of $1,700 is available.

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

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Robert and Karin Sampson Nontraditional Student Scholarship (2174)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

Awarded to a nontraditional student who is a parent, and is majoring or minoring in communication, journalism, and/or mass communication. The recipient must demonstrate financial need and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Since the donors realize that many nontraditional students may be returning to school with some college credits, this scholarship is available to junior or senior students who need additional incentive to complete their degrees.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|
Student Status:|Nontraditional Students|



Robert D. Mac Donald Scholarship (0112)

One scholarship of $1,200 is available.

The recipient must be admitted into the College of Business, be a full time student of junior standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above, and have potential for leadership as demonstrated by college activities. The recipient must have participated in university, college, or departmental organizations.

The award must be given to someone who will not receive a reduction in another type of aid (excluding work study).

If there is a tie during the selection process, if one of the applicants is an accounting major, that student is chosen.

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



Robert D. Tomashek Memorial Scholarship (0005)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

A computer listing of the GPAs of all seniors, juniors, and sophomores is obtained. Those students with the highest GPAs are then matched with financial aid records to determine which students have the highest need. Selection may also be based on faculty recommendation.

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



Robert Gantner Music Scholarship (0096)

One scholarship of $200 is available.

Awarded to an applicant who: is a music major with junior standing at the time the scholarship is received, has achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better during the first four semesters, has a record of service to the Department of Music and Theatre Arts, and shows potential for success as a teacher, performer, or composer.

Financial need is required.

To qualify, transfer students must have spent at least two semesters in residence at UW-Eau Claire prior to receiving the scholarship.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Robert J. and Carol Klun Swanson WAES (0396)

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 Robert and Carol Klun Swanson.




Robert L. Brown Blugold Promise Scholarship (2130)

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

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

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



Robert L. Brown WAES (1791)

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 Robert Brown.




Robert O. Heck Instrumental Musical Scholarship (1390)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding student majoring in music, with a specialty in instrumental music. Students who are bass horn or tuba players will be given highest priority for receiving the award. If, in any given year, there is no bass horn or tuba player deserving of the scholarship, any instrumental music student may be considered.

Donor Background:

This fund was established through annual and planned gifts from Robert O. Heck, a 1950 UW-Eau Claire graduate.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Robert R. Southard Memorial Scholarship (0118)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

One award provides a scholarship to the current president of the Student Senate.

The second award is for a student with a physical disability who is of junior or senior status, has a minimum resident GPA of 2.5, and can demonstrate university or community service.

Donor Background:

Robert R. Southard was born May 13, 1934, in Marshfield and raised in Rice Lake, WI, the second of five sons of Dr. Willard B. and Mrs. Eva B. Southard. Bob graduated from Rice Lake High School in the spring of 1952. That fall he enrolled at Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire. In the early summer of 1954, Bob was with a group of students swimming in the Eau Claire area. A running surface dive into the water resulted in Bob suffering a broken neck between the fourth and fifth cervical vertebrae. The next two years were spent hospitalized, first at Chippewa Falls, then at Wisconsin General Hospital in Madison, and finally at the Wisconsin Neurological Hospital in Madison.

The result of this unfortunate accident left Bob a quadriplegic with only bicep movement in the arms but complete paralysis from the chest down. His family questioned what a young man in his prime of life can possibly look forward to without functional use of any of his limbs. However, Bob was soon to show not only his family, but his community as well.

In the summer of 1956 with the help of his twin brother, Jim, he went to summer session at the University of Wisconsin. In the fall he re-enrolled at Wisconsin State University-Eau Claire, the first wheelchair-confined student to ever attend the university. That fall he was elected to the Student Government and by the spring of 1957 was elected President. The student presidency was merely the beginning of Bob's many successes.

Due to a remarkable memory and concentration, Bob was able to make the Dean's Honor Roll, in spite of his handicap and inability to take notes in class. In the spring of 1958 he was named to "Who's Who."

Upon graduation in 1958, Bob began his own insurance agency. It was also at this time he became extremely active in helping the handicapped. He was one of the charter board members which began and formed the Career Development Center in Eau Claire, an evaluation, training, and employment shop for handicapped people. He was elected as the second President of the Workshop Board of Directors and eventually also acted as its Executive Director. He spoke throughout the state on helping and hiring the handicapped. In 1960 he was nominated and voted Wisconsin's Handicapped Man of the Year. In 1964 he was voted by the Eau Claire Junior Chamber of Commerce as Eau Claire's Young Man of the Year.

Bob founded Par-Te-Rec which is the Recreational Organization for the Disabled of Eau Claire. The organization, after any years of volunteers providing the service, is now run by the City of Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department. In his ten years in a wheelchair, Bob's accomplishments were more productive than a lifetime of most. He served as a tremendous inspiration to all the handicapped and expressed that a handicap is a state of mind.

On January 3, 1965, at the age of 31, Bob passed away. This memorial fund was established to help the student body president personally, since so much of their time is devoted to helping the students they represent.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Diversity|



Rodaynah Obaid Nursing Scholarship (1063)

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

The recipient(s) must be nursing students who exhibit high academic achievement and records of service and caring.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Nursing|
Student Status:|Graduate Students|



Rodger D. Vaughan & Jerry A. Young Tuba Scholarship (0826)

Two scholarships of $600 are available.

For tuba music students upon the recommendation and discretion of the tuba faculty.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Roger Groenewold Scholarship (0050)

One scholarship of $450 is available.

Applicant must be an incoming freshman or transfer student approved for admission and show great potential for contribution to theatre performance or technical theatre.

Preference may be given to a Theatre major or minor, however, an outstanding new student who has shown past excellence in theatre but is intending another major may be awarded this scholarship.

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

Donor Background

This scholarship is made possible by Roger Groenewold, retired Director of Admissions at UW-Eau Claire.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Theatre Arts|
Student Status:|New Students|



Roma Hoff Scholarship (0136)

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

Available to Spanish majors or minors who have spent (or are currently completing) one semester at the Universidad de Valladolid. The student should have 90 credits of course work completed, with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 and GPA in Spanish courses of 3.50.

Donor Background:

Dr. Roma Hoff joined the UW-Eau Claire faculty in 1965, and became an honorary Blugold in 2001.

In 1985 the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers named her the state's Distinguished Foreign Language Educator. In 1988 she received the American Council of Teaching of Foreign Language Textbook Award for Building Community Interest in Foreign Language Education. She was the 1990 awardee of the AATSP award. In 1991 she was named recipient of the Founder's Award by the Central States Conference on Foreign Languages. In 1993 alumni chose her to receive the Excellence in Teaching Award.

During her tenure, Dr. Hoff guided 22 international travel seminars and directed two summer graduate Spanish Institutes. She was the cultural advisor for five groups of Central American Programs for Undergraduate Scholars. She was known for her innovative teaching methods and was greatly beloved by students and alumni. Dr. Hoff retired in 1996 and remained an active supporter of UW-Eau Claire throughout her lifetime.

For forty years Dr.'s Roma and Don Hoff were very active with the Concordia Language villages in Bemidji, MN, where the Spanish Village kitchen is named for Don, and the entrance road is named for Roma. They were longtime members of the national advisory board. Both were famous for their warm, gracious hospitality and they entertained many international students and their families in their home.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Spanish|



Ron Brown Jazz Memorial Scholarship (1865)

One scholarship of $400 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding jazz music student who has demonstrated financial need as confirmed by the financial aid office. Priority will be given to a student who has a particular affinity for, and interest in, performing American style dixieland and other jazz styles, such as big band, blues and ragtime.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established in 2008 in memory of Ron Brown, the father of Betty (Twink) Hanson, a retired academic staff member at UW-Eau Claire, and the other Brown children - Steve, Barb and Brian. Mr. Brown was an avid jazz fan who loved the American style of jazz music. He counted among his friends members of the Bob Scobey Frisco band, and he regularly traveled to see bands throughout the Midwest. His great sense of humor and warm personality made him a good friend to countless people who miss him.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Ronald E. Mickel Honors Program Senior Scholarship (0258)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

To be eligible, students must have senior standing at the beginning of the following academic year. Consideration is given to the quality of the applicant's application essay, GPA, number of honors courses completed, leadership positions held, and involvement in the Honors Program Organization or other campus or community organizations.

Donor Background:

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 forty-two year career. His specialties included American intellectual and cultural history. Although he loved teaching, he also served as history department chair from 1972 to 1982, as interim dean of Graduate Studies in 1982-1983, and on many university committees.

He was director of the University Honors Program from its inception in 1983 until his retirement in 2003. Dr. Mickel has said that running the Honors Program was the high point of his tenure at UW-Eau Claire.

He also was the coordinator of the Network for Excellence in Teaching (NET) 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 plan his days as he pleases. He serves on the board of directors of the Eau Claire Historic Preservation Foundation, the Chippewa Valley Museum, and the board of the Chippewa Valley Museum Foundation.

He continues to attend history and honors conferences.

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



Ronald Wray Strowig Learning, Cognitive, or Mental Health Disability Scholarship (2420)

Two scholarships of $500 are available.

The recipient must have been diagnosed with a learning, cognitive or mental health disability. They must have be an undergraduate student with a 2.5 resident GPA or higher and be of sophomore or higher status.

Scholarship Background:

Ronald Wray Strowig was born in 1920 in Abilene, Kansas, the son of Olin and Edith Strowig. He was a first generation college student and ship captain in the U. S. Navy in World War II. He attended the University of Kansas, where he met and later married Emma Louise Britton. In the early 1950s, they moved to California, where Wray attended graduate school at Stanford University and their only son Andrew was born. Deeply committed to higher education, Wray was a professor in the fields of Counseling and Educational Administration at Pittsburg State University in Kansas, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Although he passed away in 1969 at the relatively young age of 49, he was recognized by graduate students and colleagues for excellence in the classroom and advising, and depth of commitment to train and advise graduate students for successful careers as counselors and professors in the counseling field.

Wray was deeply committed as an educator to teach and mentor future counselors and professors to empower their clients and students to understand and apply their own values to achieve life and career success, and mental health and wellness. This scholarship fund has been created by Andrew Strowig, in memory of his father, Ronald Wray Strowig, to support UW-Eau Claire students with learning, cognitive, or mental health disabilities.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Student Status:|Disability|First Generation|



Rose Pribil Scholarship (1762)

One scholarship of $300 is available.

Open to an outstanding student from Wisconsin with good potential for success. Financial need is the primary consideration.

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



Ross Hastings Memorial Music Scholarship (1590)

One scholarship of $2,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding music major who demonstrates skill and promise in the field of music arranging. It is awarded on the basis of commitment to the composition program and excellence as a musician and arranger to sophmores or above.

Financial need shall not be a consideration in selecting the recipient.

It may be renewed for up to three years, as long as the recipient maintains progress toward the degree and continues to demonstrate skill and growth in the academic program.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by an estate gift from Ross and Marion Hastings. Ross's connection with UW-Eau Claire began in 1981 when he heard recordings the Symphony Band had made for Bourne Publishing Company, where Ross worked. In the years that followed, Ross arranged many pieces and provided numerous original scores for the university band and orchestra. The university commissioned Ross to write a Christmas piece to involve the Symphony Band, Symphony Orchestra and all the choral ensembles. "The Joy of Christmas" was premiered at the 1989 annual Holiday Concert and has been performed as the closing piece at each Holiday concert since.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|Music - Vocal|



Roxanne Accola Memorial Scholarship (2310)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship will be awarded to a freshman, sophomore, or junior student to help them grow into a leader and give back to the university community.

The highest priority will be given to students involved in STEM with a preference for those in physics or the physical sciences, who has shown a social consciousness supporting equity and inclusivity in science. Additionally, the successful candidate will be a high achieving student with a minimum GPA of 3.2. Recipient must show leadership potential supporting diversity activities, demonstrate compassion for others and exhibit a love for learning.

Scholarship Background:

The Accola family has created this scholarship to honor a daughter, and sister, who loved learning. Students and faculty both knew Roxanne for her incredible kindness and willingness to listen and lead. Roxanne majored in physics with a minor in math and founded the Society for Women in the Physical Sciences at UW-Eau Claire. Roxie created WSTEM to help students at UWEC build a community centered on a passion for gender equity in the STEM disciplines, especially those fields where women are greatly underrepresented such as physics and other physical sciences.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Biochemistry/Molecular Biology|Biology|Chemistry|Computer Science|Geography|Geology|Health Careers|Materials Science|Mathematics|Physics and Astronomy|Pre-Engineering|Psychology|
Program/Activity:|Extracurricular Activities|
Student Status:|Diversity|



RSM US LLP Scholarship (1780)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Recipient must be a full-time student who has successfully completed Accounting 301. The student must show above-average academic achievement as demonstrated by a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and have the ability and desire to enter the public accounting profession. He/She must have participated in University or community organizations, and have potential for leadership as demonstrated by activities while in college. If a tie appears in the selection of a candidate, the awards are not to be divided, but rather be given to the best student based on an objective measurement, such as cumulative GPA at that time.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Accounting|



Ruth Baker Scholarship (0121)

Three scholarships of $3,000 are available.

This award is intended to give financial assistance to an Elementary Education major during the elementary practicum semester who has attained a high level of scholarship and who 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, have a resident GPA of 3.50 or higher, be a full-time student during the elementary practicum, and be an undergraduate Elementary Education major.

Special Education majors are not eligible.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Elementary Education|



Ruth Foster Fund (0008)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

Applicants must be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing and be enrolled in the comprehensive BA/BS or BFA programs. The cumulative GPA must be 3.5 or higher within the department of art. The student's performance must demonstrate a serious interest in art, including outstanding ability, discipline, and dedication.

Donor Background:

This scholarship should be handled in coordination with the Ed Fish Scholarship.

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



Ruth Tobola Memorial Scholarship (2486)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to outstanding incoming or continuing students majoring in music, specifically in the three piano majors offered through the Music and Theatre Arts department.

These majors are the comprehensive Collaborative Piano major (piano players who work with singers and instrumentalists in a collaborative setting), the comprehensive Piano Pedagogy major (piano players studying to teach piano lessons and/or continue on to graduate school), or the comprehensive Piano Performance major (students seeking to be piano performers or go on to performance graduate school).

The recipient is required to remain enrolled full time for the full academic year in which they receive the scholarship.

Scholarship Background:

Ruth Tobola, a native of Thorp, WI, attended the Teachers Normal School (UW-Eau Claire) for two years and received her teaching certificate in elementary education. Her first teaching assignment was at the Eidsvold School in rutal Stanley, WI. Ruth left teaching to raise her daughter and later returned to the university to work in the Registration Office from which she retired in 1977. Ruth died on October 20, 2016, at the age of 101. Through her estate, Ruth left a bequest to her cousin, Natalie Gisvold, who established this scholarship in memory of Ruth to honor her memory and commemorate her connection to the university.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Music - Instrumental|



Ryan Prechel Community Service Fellowship (1770)

The fellowship shall be awarded to a UW-Eau Claire student or group of students who have a specific community service activity they wish to complete.

The community service activity must directly impact the lives of those served and have a specific purpose and timeline. The fellowship may be used by one student for one specific activity or by a group of students participating in any of the organized service activities sponsored by the University, such as Winter Break Alternative, Summer Service Fellowship or other such programs. The project must be articulated through a plan of action in terms of the activity, any arrangements that have been made, the target audience of the service and the anticipated outcome. The fellowship award must be used to fulfill the service learning aspect on items such as supplies, materials, resources directly used in providing service to the target population and nominal travel and lodging expenses if the service activity is located outside the greater Chippewa Valley.

The recipient(s) shall receive half of the grant at the outset of the activity and the other half when they complete the project and provide a report on the impact of their service activity.

Donor Background:

The Ryan Prechel Community Service Fellowship was established by David and Nancy Prechel, Ryan's parents, in recognition of Ryan's exceptional career as a student leader at UW-Eau Claire. Ryan, who was an active participant in the UW-Eau Claire Honors Program, received his BS degree in computer science with a minor in business administration in 2005.

While a UW-Eau Claire student, Ryan coordinated Honors Week activities for many collegiate honor societies, created and maintained honor society web sites, and was a member and leader of numerous honor societies. He twice served as master of ceremonies of the Honors Banquet. In addition, he worked as a computer programmer and web designer, was a student research assistant, and presented a number of research posters at Student Research Day at UW-Eau Claire. He also provided leadership for Habitat for Humanity and Two to Tango. After earning the rank of Eagle Scout, he continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America by serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster.

The Prechels also have established the Ryan Prechel Scholarship at UW-Eau Claire to recognize students who demonstrate a balanced approach to their education focusing on excellence in academics, campus and community leadership and service to others. The Prechels seek to recognize and support students who have a passion for community service. When possible, Ryan Prechel and/or Prechels will attend the Community Service breakfast to help in awarding the Ryan Prechel Community Fellowship.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|Pre-Dentistry|
Program/Activity:|Service Learning|



Ryan Prechel Hunger Relief Scholarship (2505)

One scholarship of $500 is available.

The Ryan Prechel Hunger Relief Scholarship is available to students who are involved with a hunger relief organization. A strong preference will be given to students involved with hunger relief organizations in the greater Chippewa Valley.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Service-Learning|



Ryan Prechel Scholarship (1691)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Awarded to an outstanding honors student who has demonstrated both a passion for service and exceptional leadership. The recipient should have demonstrated campus, community, and civic involvement and leadership.

Donor Background:

Established by David and Nancy Prechel, Ryan's parents, in recognition of Ryan's exceptional career as a student leader at UW-Eau Claire. Ryan, who was an active participant in the Honors Program, received his bachelor of science degree in computer science with a minor in business administration in 2005. While a student, Ryan coordinated Honors Week activities for many collegiate honor societies, created and maintained honor society web sites, and was a member and leader of numerous honor societies. He twice served as master of ceremonies for the Honors Banquet. In addition, he worked as a computer programmer and web designer, was a student research assistant, and presented a number of research posters at Student Research Day. He also provided leadership for Habitat for Humanity and Two to Tango. After earning the rank of Eagle Scout, he continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America by serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 36.

It is this well-rounded example of academic, campus, and community leadership and service to others that his parents seek to recognize and encourage in other students through this scholarship.

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



Sabra Yule Memorial Scholarship (0791)

One scholarship of $1,400 is available.

Open to second-semester freshmen, sophomore, junior or senior undergraduates preparing to be a preschool, elementary, middle or secondary special education teacher in cognitive disabilities, early intervention or learning disabled. A GPA of 3.0 is required for application.

Financial need may be considered.

The renewal of this scholarship will be based upon the recipient's academic performance, commitment to volunteerism with persons with disabilities and potential for becoming a highly effective teacher of children with disabilities.

Financial Need:|Considered, not required|
Course of Study:|Special Education|



Sally A Webb International Service Fellowship (1758)

One scholarship of $1,400 is available.

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

Scholarship Information:

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Service Learning|Study Abroad|



Sally A. Webb Diversity Tuition Scholarship (0666)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

Applicant must be a junior or senior.

First preference will be given to a communication major with an organizational communication emphasis who is an American student of color with African, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Asian descent and/or a student with a documented disability.

Second preference will be given to any communication and journalism major who is an American student of color and/or a student with a documented disability who is pursuing any one of the CJ department's other majors.

A qualified applicant must have a minimum resident and major GPA of 3.0, and must have completed 60 credits by the time the scholarship money is to deposited into their tuition account.

Donor Background:

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

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|
Student Status:|Disability|Diversity|



Sally A. Webb International Student Tuition Scholarship (0666)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

The applicant must be a junior or senior international student seeking a degree at UW-Eau Claire.

First preference will be given to an international student who is a communication major with an organizational communication emphasis.

Second preference will be given to an international student who is pursuing any of the communication and journalism department's other majors, including communication (communication studies or public communication), mass communication (advertising or public relations), or journalism.

Applicant must have a minimum resident and major GPA of 3.0 and have completed 60 credits by the time the scholarship money is deposited into their tuition account.

Donor Background:

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

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|Journalism|
Geographic Origin:|International Students|



Sally A. Webb Organizational Communication Tuition Scholarship (0666)

One scholarship of $1,500 is available.

Applicant must be a junior or senior student with a major in communication with an organizational communication emphasis. Applicant must have a minimum resident and major GPA of 3.2 and have completed 60 credits by the time the scholarship money is deposited into their tuition account.

Donor Background:

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

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|



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

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

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

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

Donor Background:

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

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

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Communication|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Samantha Delong Memorial Scholarship (2046)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship is awarded each semester to an outstanding social work major. The recipient must be a junior or senior with a minimum of one semester at UW-Eau Claire remaining. Recipients must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or better, be held in high regard by faculty and peers, and have not received a Samantha DeLong Memorial Scholarship previously.

Donor Background:

This scholarship was established by Joe and Susan DeLong in memory of their daughter, Samantha, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2010 with a B.S. in social work.

Samantha died on June 22, 2010. She was a 2006 graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School. At the time of her death, she was working for Lutheran Social Services in Eau Claire. Samantha was known for her musical talents, her love of animals, and her compassion toward others.

Financial Need:|Not required|
Course of Study:|Social Work|



Samuel T. L. Larsen Memorial Scholarship (1566)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

Any member of the campus community is invited to nominate a student who demonstrates enthusiasm for life in general, a broad interest in various activities and programs and a general concern for his/her fellow student, faculty and staff on campus.

Donor Background:

Sam Larsen was a senior geography major from St. Germain who died in a kayaking accident on Lake Superior in 2004. Sam exhibited true Blugold Spirit and will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Classmates and family of Sam wanted to establish this fund in his memory to recognize future Blugolds with a similar zest for life and a passion for others.

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



Sandra Nelson Study Abroad Scholarship (1952)

This scholarship is currently unavailable.

This scholarship will be awarded to a deserving student with financial need who will be participating in a study abroad experience through UW-Eau Claire. One recipient will be selected for fall travel and one recipient will be selected for spring travel. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously participated in a study abroad experience.

Donor Background:

Sandra Nelson is President of Monitor Liability Managers in Rolling Meadows, IL. Sandra graduated from UW-Eau Claire a double major in history and economics.

Financial Need:|Required|
Course of Study:|*Any Course of Study|
Program/Activity:|Study Abroad|



Schadeberg Family Scholarship (2213)

One scholarship of $1,000 is available.

This scholarship is available to students who have financial need and show a true desire to give back to their community through volunteer work or community services. All service learning projects and volunteering involvement is acceptable, but the intent of the scholarship is to encourage applicants who are involved in volunteering and/or community service with the intent of helping others, not just "padding their resume".

This scholarship is renewable based on continued annual involvement in community service that is benefitting others.

Donor Information:

Terry and Deanna Schadeberg have created this scholarship to help students who help others. Their intention with this schola