Arthur Thorson Scholarship

Departments: Admissions | Financial Aid Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount One award of $300.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria 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.
Application Procedure

To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:

  • Go to the Admissions Scholarship page and read through the information in the Apply for Scholarships section.
  • Then you can use the Apply online for scholarships link to complete the Admissions Scholarship application, available on the GOLD for Blugolds Scholarship Network.
Selection Procedure

The Admissions Office will coordinate the selection process, which is highly competitive. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student's high school transcript, test scores, essays, class rank, class rigor, activities/involvement, etc.

Selection Deadline

Screening of candidates will begin in December for some early awards and continue through the spring or until awards are accepted.


Scholarship award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients by the beginning of April of the student's senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.

Thank You Recipients should send a thank you note to Susan Tietz and/or Barbara Wathke, nieces of Arthur Thorson, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.