Donald and Evelyn Schwantes Memorial Blugold Promise

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents
Amount One award of $1,000 is available, with a renewal award of $500 available for the second year.
Availability Annually.
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 Financial Aid.

Preference is for a qualified graduate of Neillsville (WI) High School. If no qualified Neillsville graduate is identified, the scholarship should be given to any deserving student from Wisconsin.

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.

Application Procedure To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, just submit the application for admission. There is no separate application to apply, though demonstration of financial need is required for merit-based scholarships. Your application for admission will be considered for all scholarships for which you are eligible. If you have questions, please contact Admissions.
Selection Procedure The Admissions office will coordinate the selection process, which is highly competitive. The process is based on the student's admissions profile including: transcripts, academic history, list of involvements and essays.
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 student’s senior year. If scholarships are declined, they will be re-awarded to alternates through the summer months.
Thank You The recipient should write a thank-you letter to Jeff Schwantes, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.