Ryan Prechel Scholarship

Departments: Honors Program Categories: Extracurricular Activities | Honors
Amount $1,000 tuition award. $250 grant to an organization, department, or program.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to an outstanding honors student who has demonstrated both a passion for service and exceptional leadership. The recipient should have demonstrated campus, community, and civic involvement and leadership.
Application Procedure

On a separate typed document, the applicant must include: his or her full name, university email address, anticipated date of graduation, and internship, study abroad and/or teaching plans in the top left corner of the first page. His/her full name should appear in the top left corner of all subsequent pages, which should be numbered. Indicate the question being answered by including the question prior to the response.

List both the on and off campus organizations you have been involved with during your time at UW-Eau Claire.

Describe your most significant leadership position during your time at UW-Eau Claire.

If you had the opportunity to donate a monetary grant to an organization, department or program you have been connected with, where would you donate the grant and why? (In answering this, please note that in the event you are awarded the scholarship, the $250 grant will be disbursed to this organization, department, or program.)

Submissions must be returned to the director of the Honors Program.

Application Deadline March 7
Selection Procedure Based upon criteria above.
Selection Deadline Before the Honors Banquet.

The recipient shall be announced at the annual Honors Banquet. When possible, Ryan Prechel will be asked to attend and present the scholarship.

The scholarship will be applied to the recipient's tuition account for the following academic year at the beginning of the fall semester. The Honors Program director will submit a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office in order for the scholarship to be paid to the recipient.

Special Notes

Established by David and Nancy Prechel, Ryan's parents, in recognition of Ryan's exceptional career as a student leader at UW-Eau Claire. Ryan, who was an active participant in the Honors Program, received his bachelor of science degree in computer science with a minor in business administration in 2005. While a student, Ryan coordinated Honors Week activities for many collegiate honor societies, created and maintained honor society web sites, and was a member and leader of numerous honor societies. He twice served as master of ceremonies for the Honors Banquet. In addition, he worked as a computer programmer and web designer, was a student research assistant, and presented a number of research posters at Student Research Day. He also provided leadership for Habitat for Humanity and Two to Tango. After earning the rank of Eagle Scout, he continued his involvement with the Boy Scouts of America by serving as an Assistant Scoutmaster for Troop 36.

It is this well-rounded example of academic, campus, and community leadership and service to others that his parents seek to recognize and encourage in other students through this scholarship.

Thank You The recipient is expected to send a thank you note to David and Nancy Prechel in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.