James R. Larson and Vicki Lord Larson Local Blugold Scholars

Departments: Admissions Categories: Any Course of Study | New Students | Wisconsin Residents - Specific Areas

Automatic award of $6,000 total, with an award of $1,500 per year.

Award is renewable for an additional 3 years, dependent upon renewal criteria of a 3.25 college GPA being maintained.

Availability The scholarship will be available for the incoming freshman class of 2017 and 2018. The scholarship program will be revisited for future classes.
Eligibility Criteria

Incoming freshman students must have an ACT of 25 or greater (or SAT equivalent), and be in the top 25% of their high school class (or a 3.5 GPA if class is unranked) at point of admission. Eligible students must graduate from one of the high schools located within a 30 mile radius of UW-Eau Claire. To see the list of high schools and other details about the scholarship, visit this link: https://www.uwec.edu/admissions/paying-for-college/scholarships-loans-grants/. Select the Automatic Scholarships section to review the information about the Local Blugold Scholarship.

Home-schooled students who live within a 30 mile radius of campus should contact the Admissions office to discuss eligibility.

Application Procedure No application required.
Selection Procedure The UW-Eau Claire admission application and criteria will be reviewed upon admission.
Selection Deadline Applicants wil continue to be reviewed as long as admission to the term is still available.
Notification Students will be notified shortly after admission.
Special Notes Vicki Lord Larson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Chancellor Emerita. She received her bachelor's, masters, and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She met her husband Jim while they were both students at UW-Madison. Both were strong supporters of higher education and the advancement of research in a chosen discipline. Jim, who passed away in 2004, was her source of support and encouragement throughout her career.
Thank You The recipient should write a thank-you letter to Vicki Lord Larson and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.