|Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives||Categories: New Students | Nontraditional Students | Wisconsin Residents|
|Amount||Two $1,000 awards are available for freshman year. $500 renewal awards are available for sophomore year.|
Applicants who are outstanding freshman students (preference is for 30 credits or less of transfer credits or credits earned from past college enrollment) 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 given to students who are single parents or have experienced other nontraditional pathways to the university.
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 achieved satisfactory academic progress 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 student’s senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.|
Charles Graupner graduated from UW-Eau Claire with an economics major and political science minor. He is a partner with the Michael Best & Freidrich law firm in Milwaukee.
Debi Graupner attended UW-Eau Claire for two years and then transferred to UW-Madison, where she earned a business degree. She works as an interior decorator.
|Thank You||The recipient should address a thank-you letter to Charles and Deborah Graupner, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.|