Lyla Flagler Scholarship (Sigma Gamma Zeta) Fund

Departments: Advising and New Student Initiatives Categories: Nontraditional Students
Amount One award of $700.
Availability Available
Eligibility Criteria Non-traditional students who formerly attended the UW-Eau Claire without graduating and returned to complete their degrees are eligible to apply for this scholarship award. Recipients must have financial need, have a FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid office, and should have had an above-average scholastic record when they first attended the University.
Application Procedure

To be considered for Nontraditional Student Scholarships, you must be admitted to the university, enrolled in courses, and be in good academic standing. Once you are admitted and enrolled, you must:
Go to the Nontraditional Student Services site and select the Scholarships page. Read through the information there, then go to Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network at: and complete the Nontraditional Students and Student Parents Scholarship Application. If you are a female nontraditional student, you may also complete the PEO and AAUW Nontraditional Female Students application.

Selection Procedure Nontraditional Student Services will coordinate the selection process. Applications will be considered holistically and include a review of the student’s academic record and financial need (in most cases).
Selection Deadline Screening of candidates will begin in April.
Notification Award notices will be sent to scholarship recipients, typically in early July.
Special Notes

As the principal grows, this scholarship will increase in $200 increments.

This scholarship is in memory of Lyla Flagler, who began as a faculty member at Eau Claire Normal School in 1918 as a teacher of Latin and Domestic Science. In 1940, she organized Sigma Gamma Zeta, a unique group of older women students who had either returned for further study after an absence from the classroom or who were starting college for the first time. In March 1943, Mrs. Flagler assisted other faculty in the medical training of Army Air Force Cadets in addition to her normal responsibilities.

Before her work at Eau Claire Normal, she had obtained a teaching certificate from Stevens Point Normal. By the time she left Eau Claire Normal in 1952, she had amassed more credentials, including a University of Chicago Certificate, University of Wisconsin Certificate, and a University of Minnesota B.S. and M.S. in Biological Sciences.

Her husband, Lawrence A. Flagler, was a distinguished corporate executive and international businessman, who also attended Eau Claire Normal.

Thank You Recipient is required to send a letter of appreciation to Jeanne Lazor, in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.