|Departments: Admissions||Categories: New Students | Special Education | Wisconsin Residents|
|Amount||$1,000 award will be available for freshman year. $1,000 renewal award will be available for sophomore year.|
|Availability||Building endowment until the 2019-2020 academic year.|
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 required by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's scholarship award standards.
Preference is for a student who wants to be a Special Education teacher.
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.
To be considered for Incoming Freshman Student Admissions Scholarships, you must first be admitted to the university. Once you are admitted, you must:
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.|
From a very early age, Mary Jo Quinn wanted to be a special education teacher. When she was 13, she became a volunteer at the State Institution in Madison. After graduating from UW-Eau Claire, Mary Jo was a special education teacher for seven years in Loyal, Wisconsin and Littleton, Colorado. She is now an Investment Attorney for Allstate Insurance Company.
|Thank You||Thank you letters should be addressed to Mary Jo Quinn and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.|