Brian Stricklin Memorial Fund

Departments: Admissions Categories: Business | New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount One award of $750.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to an outstanding honors student from Waukesha County planning to attend UW-Eau Claire. 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. Preference will be given to students intending to major in business and/or who have interest in gaming, environmental protection, or future study overseas opportunities.

This is a one-year, non-renewable scholarship to be awarded to an incoming student.

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.
Notification Award notices will be sent to 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.
Special Notes

This scholarship was established with memorial and family gifts received by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation following the sudden death of Brian T. Stricklin in August 2004 at his home in Waukesha.

Brian was born in Waukesha on July 16, 1981 to Glenn and Carol Stricklin. He was a 1999 graduate of Waukesha West High School, where he was an honor student. He was a voracious reader and avid gamer. In May 2004, he graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where he was also an active member and officer of the UW-Eau Claire Gamers Guild.

Thank You Recipients are expected to send a thank you letter addressed to Glenn and Carol Stricklin and send it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.