Ken and Mary Smith Single Parent Scholarship

Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives Categories: Nontraditional Students
Amount One award of $2,000.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Available for single parent students with financial need. A minimum 2.0 GPA is required for freshman entering out of high school.

The scholarship can be renewed four times by the same student, for a maximum of five total years.

In the case of renewal for a previous recipient, an acceptable academic performance during the previous scholarship year(s) as determined by the scholarship selection person or committee, is required.

Application Procedure

To be considered for Nontraditional Student Scholarships, you must be admitted to the university, enrolled in courses, and be in good academic standing. Once you are admitted and enrolled, you must:
Go to the Nontraditional Student Services site and select the Scholarships page. Read through the information there, then go to Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network at: and complete the Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application. If you are a female nontraditional student, you may also complete the PEO and AAUW Nontraditional Female Students application.

Selection Procedure Nontraditional Student Services will coordinate the selection process. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student’s academic record and financial need (in most cases).
Selection Deadline Screening of candidates will begin in April.
Notification Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients, typically in early July.
Special Notes This scholarship has been made possible by Ken and Mary Smith, alumni from UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You Recipients should send a thank you letter to Ken and Mary Smith, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.