|Departments: College of Business||Categories: Business | Entrepreneur Program | Management and Marketing|
|Amount||One award of $2,000.|
|Eligibility Criteria||Open to College of Business majors with a preference for management-entrepreneur majors who have been admitted to the entrepreneur program and exhibit strong academic achievement, participation in extracurricular activities, and an interest in entrepreneurial ventures.|
|Application Procedure||Please submit the following information to the director of the entrepreneur program: degree audit, completed program application, and completed scholarship application form. Scholarship applications can be obtained from the entrepreneur program office or the College of Business website.|
|Application Deadline||The application deadline is the last Friday in March; however, it is preferred that the application be included with the student's application to the entrepreneur program.|
|Selection Procedure||The Lorentz College of Business Memorial Scholarship Committee selects the award recipient.|
|Notification||The recipient is notified by letter. The chair submits a Scholarship Award Form to the Financial Aid office.|
Dr. Richard D. Lorentz came to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1971 as a faculty member in the department of Business Administration. An UW-Eau Claire alumnus, he also held both a master's degree and Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado. Throughout his career he taught courses in management, sales, insurance, accounting, economics, finance and small business management. He served as director of the Small Business Institute until 1994, and his student consulting teams received many regional and national awards under his leadership. He was a key player in setting up the College of Business Entrepreneur Program in 1994 and was named the first recipient of the Dennis L. Heyde Chair of Entrepreneurship.He retired from the faculty in 1998
Dr. Lorentz also worked with the athletic programs of the University as a member of the Chain Gang for the football program, timer and scoreboard operator for the men's and women's basketball teams, and timer for the track program for 25 years and was an avid supporter of university athletics.
The Lorentz College of Business Memorial Scholarship was established by Dr. Kevin E. Murphy, a former faculty member of the department of accountancy. Other faculty and friends of Lorentz also contributed to the funding of the scholarship. In 2013, Barbara Lorentz decided to merge the Lorentz College of Business Athletic Scholarship, which was created in 1994 by Dr. Richard D. Lorentz, with this scholarship in order to better serve students.
|Thank You||Scholarship recipients should direct separate letters of appreciation to Barbara Lorentz and Dr. Kevin E. Murphy and send then in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|