Elaine Wendt DNP Nursing Scholarship

Departments: College of Nursing and Health Sciences Categories: Graduate Students | Nursing
Amount One award of $500.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Available to an outstanding student who has been accepted into the College of Nursing and Health Sciences DNP program. Applicants must have successfully completed at least 8 credits in the DNP program.

Preference is given to applicants who have a history of supporting the UW-Eau Claire nursing programs. Evidence of support would include activities such as serving as a preceptor to UW-Eau Claire nursing students, encouraging and supporting clinical experiences at their agency, and participating in alumni and/or professional nursing organizations that support the educational mission of the nursing programs (e.g., leadership role in the Delta Phi Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau).

Application Procedure To be considered for scholarships from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must be an admitted nursing student and meet any additional criteria as stated by the scholarships. In order to apply, please follow this link to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network:  http://uwec.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com. This is an online scholarship application site managed by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Once you have entered the site, follow the directions below:
  • Use your UW-Eau Claire credentials (your UW-Eau Claire User Name and Password) to log-in to the site
  • Navigate to the College of Nursing Scholarship Application
    • This single application allows you to apply for all Nursing scholarships for which you are eligible
  • After you have submitted your completed application, please look for an email communication from scholarships@uwec.edu or Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network explaining your next steps
  • In April, if you have been awarded scholarships, you will receive an email from this same address which will direct you to go back to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network to review your scholarship(s)
  • You will also receive a letter from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences announcing any scholarships you have been awarded
Selection Procedure The nursing Scholarship Committee will review applications and select the recipient.
Selection Deadline Prior to the nursing scholarship dinner.
Special Notes

Dr. L. Elaine Wendt, professor and dean emerita of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, retired in 2008 after 25 years of teaching at UW-Eau Claire. A native of South Dakota, Dr. Wendt earned a bachelor's degree from South Dakota State University, a master's degree from New York University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She began teaching at UW-Eau Claire in 1969; but also worked for a time in nursing in New York City and in Maryland and taught briefly at UW-Milwaukee. She was chair of the department of Family Health Nursing at UW-Eau Claire before becoming interim associate dean in 2002, associate dean in 2003, and dean in 2004.

She was instrumental in helping the College obtain the entitlement to plan the doctor of nursing practice (DNP) degree program and in establishing the nursing skills laboratory simulation activities. Additionally, Dr. Wendt is the original founder of the annual Nursing Alumni Walk held during Homecoming weekend. Dr. Wendt has long been an advocate of increasing access to the nursing profession and especially of supporting nurse educators.

Thank You The recipient should send a letter of appreciation to Dr. Elaine Wendt in care of the Foundation.