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Dr. Alan Zimmerman Scholarship

Alan Zimmerman(contingent upon funding)

Two scholarships will be awarded annually:

  1. One scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding student majoring in Communication, with a specific emphasis on Public Communication, Communication Studies or Organizational Communication.

  2. The second scholarship will be awarded to an outstanding UW-Eau Claire student, regardless of major, who is planning on a career in Christian ministry, Christian outreach and/or Christian media work. The application for this scholarship is available from the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies; they also will select the recipient of this award.

In order to apply for the first scholarship indicated above, the applicant must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an outstanding student majoring in Communication, with a specific emphasis in Public Communication, Communication Studies or Organizational Communication

  • Be enrolled full-time for at least one semester during the academic year the scholarship is received

  • Have completed 12 credits of CJ courses at the time of application

  • Have earned a GPA of at least 3.2 in the CJ Department

  • Preference will be given to a student who is planning a career in Public Communication or Communication Studies or Organizational Communication or is pursuing a career as a public speaker

In order to apply for the second scholarship indicated above, one must contact the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

The applicant also must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be an outstanding UW-Eau Claire student, regardless of major, who is planning on a career in Christian ministry, Christian outreach and/or Christian media work

  • Be enrolled full- time for at least one semester during the academic year the scholarship is received

  • Preference will be given to a student actively involved in Student Impact/Campus Crusade for Christ, Inter-Varsity, the Navigators or Fellowship of Christian Athletes

  • Have a total GPA of at least 3.0.

In 1970, Alan Zimmerman graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a B.A. degree in Speech Communication and Political Science. He later earned a Master's and Ph.D. in Speech Communication, taught at the university level for 15 years, and was honored with the "Outstanding Faculty Member" award by two different universities. In 1985, Dr. Zimmerman opened his own training, speaking, and consulting company, Zimmerman Communi-Care Network, Inc.www.drzimmerman.com, delivering more than 3,000 programs in 49 states and 22 countries. His programs focus on such topics as self-esteem, motivation, leadership, and teamwork. As a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), and as an inductee into the Speakers Hall of Fame, Dr. Zimmerman is ranked among the top 5% of all speakers worldwide. Dr. Zimmerman has authored three books: (1) The Service Payoff:How Customer Service Champions Out-serve and Outlast the Competition, (2) Pivot: How One Turn in Attitude Can Lead To Success, and (3) Brave Questions: Building Stronger Relationships by Asking All the Right Questions.

 

This scholarship is not available at this time.

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