Andrew D & Anna M Burish Nursing Fund

Departments: College of Nursing and Health Sciences Categories: First Generation | Nursing
Amount One award of $1,100.
Availability Available annually.
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to a first generation college student who has been accepted into the nursing program. Preference should be given to those students with strong academic records who show great promise to be outstanding nurses. However, if there are applicants with great promise who have encountered academic difficulties outside their control, they should be given consideration for the award.

Recipients must demonstrate financial need.

It is the donors' intent that if the first recipient continues to make good academic progress through the nursing curriculum and continues to have demonstrated financial need, the scholarship may be renewed for the recipient until he/she completes his/her undergraduate nursing degree. Eventually, as the scholarship endowment grows, a second scholarship may be awarded.

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: 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 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 This scholarship was established by Anna and Andrew (1987) Burish, of Middleton, WI. Both Anna and Andrew are first-generation college graduates who value the importance of a college education and the need to give a hand up to future student. While both are business graduates and in business, they appreciate the role nursing professionals play in our communities and want to invest in those who will be providing quality health care for our country.
Thank You The recipient is required to send a thank you note within 30 days of receiving notification of the award, addressed to Anna and Andrew Burish and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.