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naming Scholarships

Naming scholarships and establishing criteria

The Foundation works with donors to direct scholarships to the kind of students they wish to support. 

Naming your scholarship: Most donors name their scholarships after loved ones. Some have endowed scholarships in the names of favorite professors. It's also common to simply name funds after yourself!  View existing scholarship names online.

Establishing criteria: We will work with you to direct your funds to the kind of students you wish to support. Some items to consider:

  • amount of the scholarship award
  • number of scholarships to be awarded each year
  • the option to renew the scholarship in subsequent years
  • class standing of the student (year in school)
  • if you wish to use a minimum grade-point average
  • other academic requirements
  • academic area or field of study requirements
  • if financial need or academic merit will be considered
  • other factors: citizenship, leadership, extracurricular participation and/or potential

UW-Eau Claire Foundation staff will offer guidance to you (or your financial advisers) as you establish preferences. IRS regulations prevent donors from selecting the recipients, including family members. Donors may be notified of the scholarship finalists and will be notified of the recipients.

For assistance in naming your scholarship and establishing your scholarship criteria, contact the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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“Rick (Schroder) established a music scholarship in honor of my mother and me because that's an area of passion for me.”

- Evelyn Zabo,
Evelyn and Walli Zabo Fellowship Fund

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