Gerald & Karen Sundstrom Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives Categories: New Students | Nontraditional Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount $1,000 award available for freshman year. $1,000 renewal award is available for sophomore year.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to outstanding freshman students (30 credits or less from transfer or previously earned credits) who have graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrate significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to an incoming freshman from Durand High School that meets the definition of a nontraditional student, as well as a first generation student.

To be considered, students have a well-rounded high school record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. In general a student who has a zest for life and a desire to get the most out of his/her college education will receive primary consideration.

Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.

Application Procedure To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, just submit the application for admission. There is no separate application to apply, though demonstration of financial need is required for certain merit-based scholarships. Your application for admission will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at (715)836-5415.
Selection Procedure The Admissions Office will coordinate the selection process, which is highly competitive. The process is based on the student's admissions profile including: transcripts, academic history, list of involvements and essays.
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 the student's senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.
Special Notes The Sundstrom Blugold Promise Scholarship was established by Gerald and Karen Sundstrom in 2009. Gerald majored in business administration and mathematics and graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1964. Karen majored in elementary education and graduated in 1963. Gerald passed away unexpectedly shortly after establishing this scholarship, and memorial gifts in his memory were added to the fund in hopes of endowing the scholarship.
Thank You Recipient should write a thank you letter to Karen Sundstrom, and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.