If I don't receive a Blugold Fellowship would I still have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research at UW-Eau Claire?
Yes. While the Blugold Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to 20 incoming freshmen, many UW-Eau Claire students participate in collaborative research during their college careers. In fact, UW-Eau Claire is rated among the top 2 percent nationally for participation in the annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
Can I receive the scholarship and not participate in the Fellowship program?
No. The Blugold Fellowship is intended for 20 incoming freshmen who want to participate in a unique research opportunity early on in their college career. If you do not want to be considered for this award, indicate so on your scholarship application.
What happens if I study abroad during my first two years?
You will still keep your fellowship, but you will not receive the scholarship or work stipend during your study-abroad. You will be able to resume the fellowship for one semester starting your junior year. (In a few cases when the research can be done during a study abroad experience the fellowship could be continued with the approval of the research mentor and Blugold Fellowship director).
I don't know if I am ready for research. Can I apply for the fellowship for my sophomore year?
No. The Blugold Fellowship is only awarded to incoming freshmen, and it is renewable for the sophomore year.
For questions email BlugoldFellowship@uwec.edu