Tom and Karen Lansing Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas
Amount Two awards of $1,000.
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 the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

First preference for each award is for students who are descendants of Tom and Karen's parents, Richard and Ann Lansing and Francs Markotic. Descendants must contact Admissions to self-identify by February 1st.

One award has a second preference for a student from West Allis Central High School, and the other award has a second preference for a student from Prentice or Phillips, WI, or Price County, WI.

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 an overall GPA of 3.0 by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their 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 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 Dr. Thomas Lansing graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1978 with a degree in general science in education. He then completed his dentistry degree at Marquette University in 1982. Dr. Lansing is a retired dentist, inventor, and successful entrepreneur.

Karen Lansing graduated from UW-Stout with a degree in design and communications in 1978 and completed her MBA in 1987 at St. Thomas.

Today the Lansings enjoy spending time traveling and at their cabin.

Thank You The recipient should address a thank you letter to Tom and Karen Lansing, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.