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February 27, 2014

COB Scholarship Committee accepting applications for 2014-15

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business Scholarship Committee will accept applications for the following scholarships starting Monday, March 3, 2014:

  • Jennifer Alexander Memorial, 1 @ $1,100
  • Helen B. Andersen Memorial, 1 @ $2,200
  • Philip Breitman Memorial, 1 @ $8,710
  • Citizens Community Federal COB, 1 @ $2,500
  • John C. Dennison Memorial, 1 @ $7,000
  • Richard T. Gannon, 1 @ $1,400
  • Craig A. Johnson Memorial, 1 @ $1,700
  • Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Diversity/Economic Need (sophomore), 1 @ $1,000
  • Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Diversity/Economic Need (junior/senior), 1 @ $1,000
  • Robert D. MacDonald Memorial, 1 @ $1,500
  • Brad Olson Memorial, 1 @ $1,200
  • Wells Fargo Bank-Eau Claire COB Diversity/Economic Need, 1 @ $2,000
  • Charles F. White Memorial, 1 @ $1,400
  • Xcel Energy COB Diversity/Economic Need, 1 @ $2,000.

» Download applications. Paper applications are also available outside CADE in Schneider 119.

Scholarships are available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

The application deadline is 4 pm on Friday, March 28, 2014. Students should submit their application packet in person to Faith Bogstad, COB dean’s assistant, in the College of Business Office located in Schneider Hall Room 110. Students who are studying abroad or off-campus for the semester doing an internship may submit their application packet by email to her at bogstafg@uwec.edu or by fax at (715) 836-4014.

Applications will be reviewed by the COB Scholarship Committee in April. Scholarship recipients will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. For more information, contact Gretchen Hutterli, Chair, COB Scholarship Committee by email at hutterga@uwec.edu or by phone at (715) 836-5930.

Tips for Completing Your COB Scholarship Application

Make sure you are eligible for the scholarship. Scholarship criteria, such as GPA, major, and number of credits, are determined by the donor and can be found on each scholarship. Because it is the Scholarship Committee’s job to honor the donor’s request, we screen out every application that does not meet the criteria.

Have a FAFSA on file if the scholarship requires it. A number of COB scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office recommends that students complete and submit their FAFSA application as soon as possible after January 1. The FAFSA application must be renewed for each school year. Detailed information can be found on the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office website at www.uwec.edu/finaid/apply/timetable.htm.

Customize your application material for each scholarship. If the scholarship is to be awarded to a student who demonstrates special talents, skills, or abilities, make sure your resume and other application materials highlights these abilities.

Proofread your application. Check your application for typos, grammatical mistakes, incomplete sentences and other errors.

Make sure your application is complete. Application information required for a scholarship varies from scholarship to scholarship. Check the scholarship’s Application Procedures, to ensure that your application packet is complete. Applications missing information will not be reviewed.

Meet the application deadline. Scholarships will not be accepted after the application deadline.

Just ask us. If something isn’t clear or you have a question, please ask us. Gretchen Hutterli, assistant dean, or Faith Bogstad, dean’s assistant, are happy to answer your questions.

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