Riverfront Scholarship

Departments: Communication Science and Disorders | Social Work | Special Education Categories: Communication Sciences and Disorders | Social Work | Special Education
Amount One $1,500 award which rotates between the Social Work, Special Education, and Communication Sciences and Disorders departments.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

Awarded to a student demonstrating a great passion for a career working with persons with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Students majoring in special education, communication disorders and/or social work will be considered. Recipient must have volunteer experiences with groups such as Special Olympics or have worked in group homes. Recipient should be a junior or senior at the time the scholarship is received, with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. This scholarship is meant to recognize someone who works hard in their studies and shows a genuine interest in, and passion for, a career of service.

Financial need and academic success will also be considered but are not the primary criteria.

Application Procedure

Due to the multidisciplinary feature of this scholarship, application information will be available from the departments of special education, social work or communication sciences and disorders on a rotating basis. Interested students can contact one of those offices for more information.

For Special Education majors, you can apply by going to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Teacher Education Scholarship Application.

Application Deadline The application deadline will be communicated by the department awarding the scholarship.
Selection Procedure The Education Scholarship Committee will select the recipient of the scholarship based upon the criteria above.
Selection Deadline The selection deadline will be determined by the department awarding the scholarship. For Special Education majors the selection deadline is on or about April 1.
Notification The office of the associate dean of Education and Human Sciences will notify the recipient by letter. The recipient will be invited to participate in the College of Education and Human Sciences awards ceremony each spring.
Special Notes

This scholarship was established in 2010 by Jay and Dawn Jaehnke who live in Onalaska, WI. The university is proud to call Jay, his mother Lucreta, his son Adam, and his sister Karen Blugolds. As graduates, they benefitted from the outstanding education they each received and the opportunities afforded them after graduation.

Jay had a successful career as a partner with Wipfli, and now is the Vice President of Investments at Stifel Nicolaus & Co in LaCrosse, WI. Jay has provided excellent service as a member of the board of Riverfront, which provides services for the cognitively and developmentally disabled.

Thank You The recipient is asked to write a thank you letter to Jay and Dawn Jaehnke, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, and forward it to the CSD Graduate Coordinator, who will in turn forward the letter on to the Foundation.