|Departments: Social Work||Categories: Social Work|
|Eligibility Criteria||One $500 scholarship shall be awarded each semester to an outstanding social work major. The recipient must be a junior or senior with a minimum of one semester at UW-Eau Claire remaining. Recipients must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 or better, be held in high regard by faculty and peers, and have not received a Samantha DeLong Memorial Scholarship previously.|
|Application Procedure||Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Social Work Scholarship Application.|
|Application Deadline||The first Friday in March for the fall scholarship award and the first Friday of November for the spring scholarship award.|
|Selection Procedure||Selection will be made by the Social Work Department’s Scholarship Committee.|
|Selection Deadline||The first Friday in April for the fall scholarship award and the first Friday in December for the spring scholarship award.|
|Notification||Notification will be made by the social work department and the chair will submit a scholarship award form to the Financial Aid office. The scholarship will be applied to the recipient's tuition account with the business office at the start of the semester for which the award has been designated.|
This scholarship was established by Joe and Susan DeLong in memory of their daughter, Samantha, who graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 2010 with a B.S. in social work.
Samantha died on June 22, 2010. She was a 2006 graduate of Green Bay Southwest High School. At the time of her death, she was working for Lutheran Social Services in Eau Claire. Samantha was known for her musical talents, her love of animals, and her compassion toward others.
|Thank You||The recipient should write a thank you letter addressed to Joe and Susan DeLong and forward it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|