Gerald D. Woldt Nursing Scholarship

Departments: College of Nursing and Health Sciences Categories: Graduate Students | Nursing
Amount Two awards of $2,000.
Availability Available.
Eligibility Criteria

One scholarship is available to an undergraduate student, and the other is available to a graduate student.

It is the donor's wish that this scholarship be used to increase the diversity of men and women in nursing, and since males are underrepresented in the nursing profession, male nursing students should be given a preference.

Recipients must be enrolled in the nursing program with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and be enrolled for the full academic year in which he/she is receiving the award.

Half of the scholarship will be awarded for the fall semester and if the recipient remains in good academic standing (as defined by the university), the second half will be awarded for the spring semester.

The scholarship may be renewed for a second year to the same student, provided the student writes a letter of request in which they demonstrate continued success in the program, and submit a letter to the nursing scholarship committee by the application due date.

Application Procedure To be considered for scholarships from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, you must be an admitted nursing student and meet any additional criteria as stated by the scholarships. In order to apply, please follow this link to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network: This is an online scholarship application site managed by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Once you have entered the site, follow the directions below:
  • Use your UW-Eau Claire credentials (your UW-Eau Claire User Name and Password) to log-in to the site
  • Navigate to the College of Nursing Scholarship Application
    • This single application allows you to apply for all Nursing scholarships for which you are eligible
  • After you have submitted your completed application, please look for an email communication from or Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network explaining your next steps
  • In April, if you have been awarded scholarships, you will receive an email from this same address which will direct you to go back to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network to review your scholarship(s)
  • You will also receive a letter from the College of Nursing and Health Sciences announcing any scholarships you have been awarded
Selection Procedure The Nursing Scholarship and Awards Committee will review applications and recommend a recipient to the dean.
Selection Deadline On or about May 1.
Special Notes

Gerald D. 'Jay' Woldt, from Minneapolis, established this scholarship in 2010. Mr. Woldt, a native of Chippewa Falls and graduate of Chippewa Falls High School, entered nursing in 1962 when males were just beginning to join the profession. He was a groundbreaker who continued in nursing and obtained his B.S.N. degree and later a M.N. in nursing administration with a minor in education. He became a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in 1970.

He taught in the clinical area of nurse anesthesia after returning from service in Vietnam until he retired from the military in 1987. He continued to practice anesthesia in the civilian sector until his retirement in 2006.

His wife also was a CRNA, and his daughter is an operating room nurse in Portland, ME.

Because the nursing profession has been so rewarding to him, he would like to encourage more men to enter the profession.

Thank You The recipient must write a letter of thanks to Mr. Gerald Woldt and send it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.