|Departments: Admissions||Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents|
|Amount||Two $1,000 awards are available for freshman year. $500 renewal awards are available for sophomore year.|
|Availability||Two awards available|
Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.
To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating classes and have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT), 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 $500 scholarship their sophomore year.
To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:
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||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.|
Scott MacDougal and his wife, Jody Schuhart, own and manage Cornerstone Billing, a niche billing and software company located in Lincolnshire, IL. Scott is a 1980 UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in journalism, with minors in Business and Speech. He was president of the journalism society SDX, and active with several other student organizations, as well as The Spectator.
Scott and Jody have two daughters, both of whom received scholarship support from their chosen schools. They decided to provide support for the Blugold Promise Scholarship to help students get needed support to attain a college degree - which will be critical to achieving their life's goals and aspirations.
|Thank You||The recipient should address a thank-you letter to Scott MacDougal and Jody Schuhart, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.|