Dorothea S. Bobb Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents
Amount $1,000 award available for freshman year. $500 renewal award is available for sophomore year.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Shall be awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), have a well- rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year, if they continue to demonstrate financial need.

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 Scholarship award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients by the beginning of April of student’s senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.
Special Notes The Dorothea Bobb Blugold Promise Scholarship fund was established with memorial gifts received following the death of Mrs. Bobb on June 3, 2006. While she never was able to attend college, she placed a high value on a college education and loved UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You Thank-you letters should be addressed to the Dorothea Bobb Family and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.