Heroes Fund for Single Parents Scholarship

Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives Categories: Nontraditional Students
Amount Five awards between $250 and $1,500. Total amount available is $1,500.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be approved for admission and enrolled in good academic standing with the potential for academic and career success. This scholarship is for single custodial parents with dependent children, who have demonstrated financial need not met by traditional forms of financial assistance.

Preference is given to female returning students.

All scholarship applicants must have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office.

Application Procedure

To be considered for Nontraditional Student Scholarships, you must be admitted to the university, enrolled in courses, and be in good academic standing. Once you are admitted and enrolled, you must:
Go to the Nontraditional Student Services site and select the Scholarships page. Read through the information there, then go to Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network at: https://uwec.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com and complete the Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application. If you are a female nontraditional student, you may also complete the PEO and AAUW Nontraditional Female Students application.

Selection Procedure Nontraditional Student Services will coordinate the selection process. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student’s academic record and financial need (in most cases).
Selection Deadline Screening of candidates will begin in April.
Notification Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients, typically in early July.
Special Notes Dick Cable and Dick and Joan Fleming are members of a group of agents who have worked for Northwest Mutual Financial Network for more than 50 years. Dick Cable named the group the Heroes. Through the years, the members supported one another and met as a group once a year. Dick Fleming used to call Marlene Cable, wife of Dick Cable, the 'den mother' of the group. When she died in June of 2009, the Flemings established this scholarship to support single parents who are students, because Marlene was a member of the Women for Philanthropy at UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You Recipients should write a letter of thanks and submit it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.