|Departments: College of Arts and Sciences||Categories: Biology | Chemistry | Computer Science | Geography and Anthropology | Geology | Materials Science | Physics and Astronomy|
|Amount||One award of $7,000.|
Provides support to an undergraduate student with academic promise who may not necessarily be the best student in terms of grade point average. 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, but could be renewable to the same student twice if the student submits a new application.
|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. 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.|
The chair/director of each department/program will select up to two finalists from all of the applications their office receives. Finalists from each department/program are sent to the A&S dean's office 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 Arts & Sciences Scholarship Committee, composed of the chairs/directors of all the departments/programs involved, and chaired by the dean or dean's designee, meets in early April to select the overall finalist for the award.
Over time, the scholarship recipient should rotate among the disciplines, but a precise rigidity is not necessary.
The award is to go to one student and should not be divided between two students.
|Selection Deadline||Early April. The announcement of the recipient should coincide with Honors Week, during which the recipient should be recognized at the event of the department/program of their major.|
|Notification||The dean will notify the recipient by letter and submit a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.|
|Thank You||The recipient should write a letter of thanks and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|