Kevin & Christine Keane Blugold Promise Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | 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.

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 for up to three additional years, provided recipient continues to meet the renewal criteria.

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 Kevin Keane graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1987 and his wife, Christine (Smith) Keane, graduated in 1988. Kevin is the senior vice president of American Beverage Association in Washington, D.C. He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Journalism Award and the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award from UW-Eau Claire.
Thank You He recipient should address a thank-you letter to Kevin Keane, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.