|Departments: Admissions||Categories: Biology | Chemistry | Education | Geography and Anthropology | Geology | Mathematics | New Students | Physics and Astronomy | Wisconsin Residents|
|Amount||$1,000 award available for freshman year. $500 renewal award is available for sophomore year.|
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.
Preference is for students pursuing a math or science teaching degree.
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.
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||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.|
'When I entered UW-Eau Claire as a freshman in the fall of 1970, it was my intent to be a high school math teacher. When I graduated in May 1974, the only slight change was that I had picked up a minor in computer science, and felt that teaching both math and computer science would be a great combination. My back-up plan was to pursue a job in Information Technology if it didn't work out to be a teacher. As it turned out, there were virtually no teaching jobs available in 1974, and I ended up following my back-up plan by pursuing a career in Information Technology in Bloomington, Illinois. However, during my 38 year IT career, I did get a chance to use the teaching degree, both by spending two years teaching new IT employees at my company in a three month training program, and also by teaching a couple of computer science classes at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois.
Based on my life-long love of teaching and the need during this time in our country's history for an increased focus on math and sciences in our children's education, my wife Fran and I are providing this scholarship for a student pursuing a math or science teaching degree.' -- Paul Crownhart
|Thank You||Recipient should write a letter of thanks to Paul and Fran Crownhart and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|