Glenn & Sue Palmer Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount Two $1,000 awards are available for freshman year. $1,000 renewal awards are available for sophomore year.
Availability Two awards available; one new award and one renewal.
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.

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.

This scholarship has a first preference for a student from the Ladysmith area, a second preference for a student from the Prairie Farm area, and a third preference for a student from a Northern Wisconsin area. If no students match these criteria, any student who has financial need and is eligible academically will be considered.

Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, 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, 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 Glenn and Sue Palmer both graduated from UW-Eau Claire. Glenn earned his mathematics degree in 1961, while Sue graduated from the College of Education in 1959. The Palmers are retired and live in New Jersey. Glenn and Sue are lifelong learners and enjoy traveling internationally.
Thank You The recipient should address a thank-you letter to Glenn and Sue Palmer, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.