||Total amount available is $2,000. The recipient is eligible for an additional $200 upon passing one Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) exam.
| Eligibility Criteria
||The recipient must be a junior or first-semester senior human resources management major admitted to the College of Business. Must be an active member of the student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management and show potential for leadership within the field of human resources management. Must have a minimum grade point average of at least 2.75.
| Application Procedure
||Submit the following information to the Thomas Bergmann Scholarship Committee: a letter of application, current resume, copy of an academic transcript, and a one-page essay highlighting examples of leadership and future plans in the field of human resources management. An incomplete application packet will disqualify a student.
| Application Deadline
||The first Friday in April.
| Selection Procedure
||The Scholarship Committee consists of the chair of the department of management and marketing, the faculty adviser for the Society for Human Resources Management and one other management faculty member to be selected by the department chair. The Committee reviews applications and forwards the names of the top two finalists to Mrs. Marilyn Bergmann for final consideration.
| Selection Deadline
||Before the end of spring semester.
||The department chair will send a letter to the recipient and submit a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office.
| Special Notes
||Established in 2003 by the family of Dr. Thomas J. Bergmann, UW-Eau Claire assistant dean for student affairs and director of research. Dr. Bergmann joined the faculty of the UW-Eau Claire College of Business in 1975. In addition to serving as assistant dean, Dr. Bergmann was a professor in management and marketing where he taught undergraduate, graduate and continuing education courses in human resource management, compensation theory and administration, mentoring, teamwork, training, development, and leadership. He served as faculty adviser for the student chapter of the Society for Human Resources Management. Dr. Bergmann was the recipient of the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Scholarship Award in 1991 and the Faculty/Academic Staff Member Excellence in Service-Learning Award in 2003 in recognition of his mentoring dozens of service-learning students.
| Thank You
||Recipients should direct a letter of appreciation to Mrs. Marilyn Bergmann in care of the chair of the department of nanagement and marketing.