Sentry Insurance Foundation Scholarship

Departments: Admissions Categories: Accounting and Finance | Business Administration | Computer Science | Health Care Administration | Information Systems | Management and Marketing | Mathematics | New Students
Amount Eight awards of $2,500.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

The Sentry Insurance Foundation will award two scholarships to incoming freshmen to promote educational opportunities and encourage gifted academic leaders who have chosen to major in any of the following disciplines: business administration, business economics, computer sciences or IS, accounting, finance, management, marketing, mathematics (actuarial science major is also acceptable) or health care administration.

The scholarships are renewable for up to three additional years, as long as the recipient maintains a GPA of 3.3 or above, and continues to pursue a degree in one of the areas listed above. Students who will not be attending for the full academic year in their final senior year are not eligible to receive the full amount of the award.

Candidates must rank in the top 15% of their graduating class and show a record of involvement in extracurricular activities, community activities, charitable organizations and other endeavors that indicate significant leadership and outstanding leadership potential.

Financial need will be considered on an informal basis, especially in a tie-breaking situation.

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 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. For renewals, the Financial Aid office will confirm eligibility and continue awarding the scholarship. Financial Aid will also send notification to recipients for the second through fourth years, and notify Sentry and the Foundation of the renewals.
Thank You Recipients should write a thank you letter to the Sentry Insurance Foundation and forward it the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.