Freshmen Honors Scholarships

Departments: Admissions Categories: New Students
Amount 142 awards of $1,000.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria Candidates who rank in the top 5% of their graduating class and have a minimum of a 28 composite on the ACT (1260 SAT) are guaranteed at least $1,000 scholarship for their freshman year. Students may be selected to receive a higher value award through the scholarship review process.
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.
Special Notes This award is superseded by the Diversity Scholar and the National Merit Scholarship.
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.