Hium Blugold Promise for The Future

Departments: Admissions Categories: Diversity | New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
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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 Financial Aid.

First preference for a student of color from southeastern Wisconsin and a secondary preference for a student of color from the state of Wisconsin. If no student meets the first or second preferences, the scholarship should be awarded to another student meeting the general Blugold Promise criteria.

To be considered, students must rank in the top 25% of their graduating class 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 good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship renewal for the 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 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 Darla Hium, who obtained a BA political science in 1978, considers herself fortunate to have parents that expected her and her sisters (JoAnn - BA Psychology, 1970, and Peggy - BSW, 1974) to earn college degrees. Darla knows that her education opened many doors in her life. But most importantly, she knows that her time at UW-Eau Claire helped solidify a lifelong commitment to social justice and equality. That commitment continues in this scholarship, which helps minority and economically disadvantaged students receive a UW-Eau Claire education. If it breeds a commitment to social justice and equality as well, all the better!
Thank You The recipient should write a letter of thanks to Darla Hium and forward it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.