Diversity Achievement Scholarships

Departments: Admissions | Multicultural Affairs Categories: Diversity | New Students
Amount 15 awards of $2,000.
Availability Annually.
Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must have a minimum of a 25 composite on the ACT (or comparable SAT) AND rank in the top 25% of their graduating class (or GPA of 3.5) to be eligible.

The Diversity Achievement scholarship exists to recruit and retain students of color or economically disadvantaged students enrolled at UW-Eau Claire.

This scholarship is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. It is awarded in conjunction with federal and state financial aid grants and/or private scholarships. New, entering and transfer students who are African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian or economically disadvantaged are eligible.

Priority will be given to students who have successfully completed the Blugold Beginnings Program.

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 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 Recipients are expected to write thank you letters addressed to 'Foundation Board Members' and send them in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office.