Taminiau-Warloski Memorial Scholarship

Departments: College of Arts and Sciences Categories: Art & Design | History | Music - Instrumental
Amount One award of $1,000.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria Awarded a sophomore or above majoring in history, art, or jazz studies to recognize, encourage and reward students who have demonstrated a broad cultural perspective beyond their chosen major. Students who have combined such an outlook with a record of community service and strong ethical standards are favored for the award. In selecting the recipient, emphasis is to be placed on the qualities of character and commitment to the humanities rather than on GPA or other criteria.
Application Procedure The chair/director of each department/program should make sure the scholarship opportunity is announced to their majors by mid-February. Application forms should be made available in the department/program office or sent via email from the department/program office. These offices may also make the application available on their website.
Application Deadline Application forms must be returned to the department/program office of the student's major by the third Friday in March.
Selection Procedure The chair/director will select up to two finalists from all of the applications received in their department/program. The A&S dean's office will receive copies of the finalists' application forms from each department/program by April 1st. A packet of departmental/program finalists' applications (up to two from each department/program) should be sent to each of the chairs/directors for final ranking. The College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship Committee, composed of the chairs/directors and chaired by the dean or dean's designee will meet in early April to select the overall finalist.
Selection Deadline Early April, coinciding with Honors Week. The recipient should be recognized at the Honors Week event of the department/program of their major.
Notification The dean will notify the recipient by letter and submit a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office.
Special Notes

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

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

Both Jan and Maria had a strong value system in which religion was important, and they encouraged community involvement and civic responsibility in others. When they visited UW-Eau Claire, they most appreciated its emphasis on the liberal arts, particularly the humanities.

Thank You It is recommended that the recipient write a thank you letter to Mrs. Johanna Warloski in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.