Diane Elbin Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Veterans | Wisconsin Residents
Amount One award of $1,000.
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 verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office.

First preference is for a student who has served in the military, and a second preference is for a student whose parent has served in the military.

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 $500 scholarship their sophomore year.

This scholarship is renewable for the junior and senior years at $750 per year provided a 3.0 GPA is maintained.

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.
Special Notes Diane Elbin is a 1977 UW-Eau Claire graduate who majored in special education. She is retired and resides in Deerfield, Ill. with her husband, Gerald, who was an option trader in Chicago and is also now retired.
Thank You The recipient should address a thank-you letter to Diane Elbin, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.