Virginia Allen James & Paul L. James Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents
Amount One award of $750.
Availability Available annually.
Eligibility Criteria

Provided to an outstanding incoming freshman student from Wisconsin who shows great potential and financial need. Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

This scholarship is renewable for sophomore year if the student remains enrolled and maintains good academic progress.

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 scholarship was established through the estate of Virginia Allen James, a 1938 UW-Eau Claire graduate who enjoyed a long career as a teacher.
Thank You Thank you notes should be addressed to Rick Colby, Virginia's nephew, and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.