|Departments: Student Affairs/Dean of Students||Categories: Any Course of Study | First Generation|
|Amount||Two awards of $5,000.|
|Eligibility Criteria||For a continuing sophomore, junior or senior whose performance exemplifies excellence. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. First preference will be given to a student who is in the first generation in his/her family to attend a university and who demonstrates financial need.|
|Application Procedure||Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the General UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarship Application.|
|Selection Procedure||The Dean of Students will review the applications and make the final selection.|
|Notification||The Dean of Students office will notify the recipient. The winner of this award is expected to be present at an appropriate reception or banquet to receive the award.|
'Arnie' Domer was a true self-made man. Through years of dedication and effort, he surmounted humble beginnings and many obstacles, eventually working his way to a position of exceptional success and esteem in the Eau Claire community. He and his wife Lois were the founders of Arnie's Ski & Garden Center. He was a hard-driving businessman with a very soft heart, especially for animals and for young people. Arnie believed in loyalty, honesty and hard work, and his life was a living example of all three.
Once they achieved their hard-earned success, Arnie and Lois were committed to the goal of reaching back to help young people reach their aspirations. This scholarship honors and celebrates the life of Arnie Domer through its support of a young person who demonstrates the attributes he so deeply valued.
|Thank You||A condition of acceptance is that recipients write a letter of thanks to the Trustees of the Arnold and Lois Domer Foundation in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|