|Departments: Admissions||Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents|
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 good academic standing, according to the standards at UW-Eau Claire, by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.
To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:
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||Scholarship 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||Robert Scott Havlik '82 was a graduate of the College of Business. Robert, who died in 2004, valued his education highly and often expressed a desire to someday establish a scholarship at UW-Eau Claire. This scholarship was established in his name by his widow, Deborah Giesen, a 1982 graduate with a liberal arts degree in English, to assist more students in completing a degree at this highly respected university, and earn the right to call themselves alumni.|
|Thank You||The recipient should write a thank-you letter to Deborah Giesen, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|