Aric J. Steffen Accounting & Finance Scholarship

Departments: Accounting and Finance Categories: Accounting and Finance
Amount One award of $2,000 is available.
Availability Beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Eligibility Criteria

The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time, UW-Eau Claire junior or senior accounting or finance major. The recipient must have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or above, and have plans to enter the accounting or finance profession.

The successful recipient must have participated in college or community organizations and exhibited a potential for leadership as displayed by those activities. In addition, the recipient should aspire to boldly explore career opportunities outside their comfort zone to make a profound difference in the organizations and communities they serve. An example would be an accounting/finance student from a rural area who embraces the notion of securing professional opportunities in a large, metropolitan area.

If a tie results during the recipient selection process, the award will be given to the student with the higher overall grade point average. The award shall not be divided and given to two or more candidates. Financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients. The intent of the scholarship is to not reduce other financial aid, excluding federal work-study funding.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Accounting and Finance Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure Candidate selection will be made by the Accounting and Finance Scholarship Committee.
Notification The Accounting and Finance Department Scholarship Committee will send the recipient a notification letter.
Special Notes

Aric J. Steffen, who grew up working on a dairy farm near Glenwood City, WI, attended UW-Eau Claire and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and business finance in 2005. Aric aspired to making a difference in his chosen field and credits his UW-Eau Claire education for providing the confidence and inspiration to explore career opportunities beyond his dreams. As a result, Aric has forged a successful accounting and finance career in New York City, first as an auditor with Ernst & Young and now as controller for Greenlight Capital, Inc. As a UW-Eau Claire undergraduate, Aric was the recipient of the International Education Scholarship. Because of the life-changing experiences provided by UW-Eau Claire, Aric is inspired to give back to the university to provide similar opportunities to like-minded Accounting and Finance undergraduate students.

Thank You Recipients are expected to submit thank you letters addressed to Aric Steffen and send them in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation office.