Jay Luttrell Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: Business | New Students | Wisconsin Residents

Two awards are available, with $1,000 award for the first year and $1,000 as the second year renewal.

If requirements are met, $1,500 for junior year and $2,000 for senior year.

Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

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 initially reported by the students and verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

Preference is given to a student with a major in the College of Business.

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 an overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year. If the criteria continues to be met, the recipient will be renewed at $1,500 for their junior year and $2,000 for their senior year. If the criteria is met and the scholarship is renewed, the recipient is required to submit a resume to the Foundation office during their junior year. For their senior year, the recipient must complete a mock job/internship interview and send proof to the Foundation office.

Application Procedure

To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:

  • Go to the Admissions Scholarship page and read through the information in the Apply for Scholarships section.
  • Then you can use the Apply online for scholarships link to complete the Admissions Scholarship application, available on the GOLD for Blugolds Scholarship Network.
Selection Procedure

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.
Thank You The recipient should address a thank-you letter to Jay Luttrell, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office