Dr. Brian Bugella Memorial Scholarship

Departments: International Education Categories: Chemistry | Pre-Medicine | Study Abroad
Amount One award of $500.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria Awarded to a deserving and promising chemistry or declared pre-med major who will be participating in a study abroad experience through UW-Eau Claire. The applicant must be accepted into the UW-Eau Claire study abroad program.
Application Procedure The application is available online on the Center for International Education website.
Application Deadline August 15 for spring programs. If a spring award was not made, April 15 for fall/academic year programs.
Selection Procedure The UW-Eau Claire Study Abroad Grant Committee reviews applications and recommends the recipient to the director of the Center for International Education.
Selection Deadline Mid-September for spring programs. Mid-May for fall or academic year programs.
Notification Notification will be sent by CIE to the recipient by email. The CIE director will submit a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office.
Special Notes

Dr. Brian Bugella, from Chetek, Wisconsin, earned his bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire 1979. Brian achieved academic excellence with a double major in chemistry and business, and went on to become the first and only UW-Eau Claire student to graduate from Harvard Medical School.

He had a sense of adventure and curiosity that led him to travel around the world. He visited Europe four times, biked the west coast of the U.S., rafted the Colorado River, and skied in Utah and Vermont. While in medical school, Brian took a year-long sabbatical to sail in New Zealand and camp in Canada with his brother. All of these trips were taken on a shoestring budget, and to finance them he either worked or obtained loans.

Brian died in 1986 at the age of 29. To commemorate Brian's remarkable and all-too-short life, Paul Schlaefer and other UW-Eau Claire friends have funded a scholarship in Brian's name. This fund will help a student to study abroad and travel.

Thank You The recipient should write a thank you note and address it to Paul Schlaefer, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. Included should be an essay describing their study abroad experiences.