The Power of Possible campaign
The Power of Possible is a fundraising effort by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation that supports the university's strategic plan and vision for the future. The campaign will culminate with UW-Eau Claire's centennial celebration in 2016.
What can you make possible today?
The making of a Rhodes Scholar
Learn more below about other transformational UW-Eau Claire high-impact experiences and consider making a gift to support these learning opportunities that are the hallmark of a UW-Eau Claire degree:
UW-Eau Claire is committed to providing all students with high-impact learning experiences, both in and outside the classroom. These experiences — including student research with faculty, study abroad, internships, and domestic or international cultural immersion courses — ensure that students are prepared with the integrative learning skills, multicultural competencies and practical knowledge needed to succeed in and contribute to a rapidly changing, increasingly global society.
A small sampling of UW-Eau Claire immersion trips includes the Civil Rights Pilgrimage to the deep south; Embracing the Somali Immigrant Experience in Midwestern Public Schools (in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.); Social and Environmental Justice in Guatemala; and Globalization in India. Watch a video of students' experiences in Selma, Alabama, during the 2015 Civil Rights Pilgrimage.
Support through UW-Eau Claire Foundation funds such as Global Awareness Student Immersion Scholarships and the Student Immersion and Service Program help make it possible for students to participate in these unique and often life-changing experiences. Learn more about how you can support immersion experiences for UW-Eau Claire students.
Internships are an important way many Blugolds find their passion and gain a competitive employment edge. More than half of UW-Eau Claire students participate in these résumé-boosting opportunities.
UW-Eau Claire maintains strong partnerships with business and industry that lead to internship opportunities for students. For example, the L.E. Phillips Foundation is a major sponsor of business internships. These partnerships result in relevant work experience for students that gets noticed by future prospective employers. Learn more about how you can support internships and other career-related experiences for students.
Research with faculty
Undergraduate research and creative activity at UW-Eau Claire is celebrated, draws national attention and distinguishes UW-Eau Claire from other universities where such opportunities are reserved for graduate students.
UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships (like the Blugold Fellowship received by our second Rhodes scholar — see cover story — and the Kell Container Undergraduate Research Award) are an important source of support for faculty-mentored student research.
Contact the UW-Eau Claire Foundation to discuss how you can support research experiences for students.
As a national leader in sending students abroad, UW-Eau Claire fosters in students a recognition that it's important to become more globally aware and comfortable in other cultures given the increasingly interconnected world in which they will live and work.