Susan Forbes Science Scholarship

Departments: Biology | Chemistry | College of Arts and Sciences Categories: Biology | Chemistry
Amount Three awards; two awards of $1,000 to sophomores and one award of $1,500 to a junior.
Availability Available beginning in the 2015-16 academic year.
Eligibility Criteria This scholarship is available to students who have demonstrated financial need, are majoring in either Biology or Chemistry, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0. There is a preference for a female student.
Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the scholarship application that corresponds with your major(s). The information gathered through that scholarship application will automatically enter you into consideration for all College of Arts & Sciences scholarships for which you are eligible.
Selection Procedure The recipients will be selected by a multi-disciplinary committee with faculty from the Biology and Chemistry departments.
Notification Recipients will be notified in mid-May.
Special Notes Note to students from Susan Forbes:

'Dear Recipient:
I am so glad to be able to help you in your studies and trust that you will continue blazing a trail for women in science. My parents were able to save enough to provide for my education at UW-Eau Claire. I am forever indebted to them for launching me in a career which I found to be intellectually stimulating and also allowed me to financially support myself.

I worked full time in health care until 2013, when I retired. As my husband passed away a few years ago, and we never were blessed with children, I realized that I wanted to share the financial gifts I have been given. This scholarship gives me an opportunity to thank UW-Eau Claire for the excellent education I received and to recognize you for your continuing hard work and dedication.

May you find a continuing passion for learning so that you may reach your potential. Best of luck in all your future endeavors and congratulations on your selection as recipient.'

Thank You Recipients are expected to write thank you letters addressed to Susan Forbes and send them in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.