Paul and Francine Crownhart Blugold Promise Scholarship

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.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria

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.

Application Procedure

To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:

  • Go to the Admissions Scholarship page and read through the information in the Apply for Scholarships section.
  • Then you can use the Apply online for scholarships link to complete the Admissions Scholarship application, available on the GOLD for Blugolds Scholarship Network.
Selection Procedure

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.
Special Notes

'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.