Mary Jo Quinn Endowed Blugold Promise Scholarship

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.
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 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.

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 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.
Special Notes

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.

Mary Jo Quinn was raised in a large family in Madison, Wisconsin. With six children in her family, everyone who wanted a college education or an advanced degree had to work to pay for it, so she understands how stressful it can be to work and study at the same time. She chose to support this scholarship in order to provide the opportunity for a student to spend more time participating in his or her college experience, studying, and having fun!

Thank You Thank you letters should be addressed to Mary Jo Quinn and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.