Jerry & Sharon Ehrmeyer Scholarship

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

At least $1,000 shall be awarded annually to an outstanding graduate of Beaver Dam High School who is planning on attending the UW-Eau Claire. The successful applicant shall demonstrate solid academic achievement as well as a wide range of interests, characteristics and behaviors that, in all probability, will lead to a successful collegiate career. Candidates must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class to be eligible.

If there are two students of equal merit, financial need will be the determining factor.

Renewal award is given in sophomore year, if good academic standing is obtained by the end of freshman year.

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 the award is accepted.

Award notices will be sent to recipients by the beginning of April of the student's senior year. If scholarships are declined, the scholarship will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months. Admissions shall notify the recipient and high school.

Whenever possible, a representative of the Jerry and Sharon Ehrmeyer family shall attend an awards activity at Beaver Dam High School to present the recipient with a scholarship certificate.

Special Notes

Jerry Ehrmeyer graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1960 and 1962, then served as an assistant professor of psychology from 1971-78 and was an assistant director of Career Services from 1978 until his retirement in 1996. He died on December 15, 2005, from pancreatic cancer.

Jerry's life focused on his family and friends and his many diverse and changing interests. He exemplified a Renaissance Man, with a voracious appetite for reading and an insatiable curiosity to learn about and explore new places, concepts and ideas. He had the unique ability to touch a wide variety of people, from young to old, in a very special way. He was known for his humor and for the guidance he provided for liberal arts undergraduate students.

Dr. Sharon Ehrmeyer is a professor of pathology and laboratory medicine and director of the clinical laboratory science/medical technology program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The Ehrmeyers' deep love of and respect for higher education will live on through their sponsorship of students from their hometown. Dr. Ehrmeyer honors Jerry's memory by creating and funding this scholarship. The scholarships are endowed, meaning they are funded to exist in perpetuity.

Thank You Recipients must write a letter of appreciation to Dr. Sharon Ehrmeyer and forward it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.