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General Scholarships 

Nontraditional Student Services determines many of the following Foundation Scholarships. Notifications of the award determinations will be sent to award recipients only by the approximate award dates noted in the scholarships.  Note:  Student attending under "Special Student" status aren't eligible for most forms of Financial Aid/scholarships, however they may apply for the Returning Adult Student Grant.

AAUW-Eau Claire Branch Scholarship
Eligibility:
Scholarships are available to returning women students at UW-Eau Claire. Applicants must be 23 or older, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program offered by or affiliated with UW-Eau Claire and in good academic standing (GPA of 2.0 or above). Applications will be accepted  through April 1. Understanding the mission of AAUW will facilitate your application completion. Please see the website www.aauw.org/who-we-are/.
Award: Minimum of $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Varies
Deadline: April 1
Award Determination: Mid-June
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Patricia H. Anderson Memorial PEO, Chapter AP
Eligibility: This scholarship is for nontraditional female students, freshman through senior, at UW-Eau Claire.  Applicants can be single female parents or any nontraditional female student trying to improve their situation through education.  Applicants must show financial need through the FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office. 
Award: up to $1,000
Number Awarded Yearly: Variable
Deadline: April 19th
Award Determination: Third Thursday in May
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Application Process and General Requirements: Blugold Promise scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the UW Admission application along with the listed criteria.  Decision is made before the start of each academic year. The Applicant must be an incoming, nontraditional student with 30 or less credits, must have graduated from a Wisconsin high school, and have significant financial need verified by the Financial Aid Office. To be considered, students must have a well-rounded record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. See the listings below for more specific information about each individual scholarship. 

Blugold Promise-De Maio
Preference will be given to a single parent.  Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.
Award:  $1000
Number of awards: Two

Blugold Promise-Graupner
Preference will be given to students who are single parents or have experienced other nontraditional pathways to the university. Recipients who have achieved satisfactory academic progress by the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.
Award: $1,000
Number of awards:
Two

Blugold Promise-Sundstrom
Preference is for a Durand High School graduate meeting the definition of a nontraditional student, as well as a first generation student. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain good academic standing the end of their first year will receive a $500 scholarship their sophomore year.
Award: $1,000
Number of awards: One

Civil Rights Pilgrimage-Herlihy Scholarship
Eligibility: This scholarship is intended to cover some of the trip fee ($600) of the Civil Rights Pilgrimage which includes transportation, lodging and museum admissions.  Applicant must be an enrolled nontraditional, female student at UW-Eau Claire. Contact the Dean of Students at  715-836-3651for more information. 
Award: $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Up to four

Lyla Flagler Award
Eligibility: Mature individuals who formerly attended UW-Eau Claire without graduating and returned to complete their degree. Recipients must display financial need and should formerly have had an above-average scholastic record when they first attended the University. Applicants must be currently enrolled and in good academic standing. Notification of the award determination will be sent to award recipient only by the approximate award date noted in the scholarship.
Award: $700
Number Awarded Yearly:
One
Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
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Ellen M. Imbody Memorial Scholarship for Returning Women
Eligibility: Available to returning adult students attending UW-Eau Claire in either full or part-time capacities. Students must demonstrate financial need not met by traditional forms of financial assistance with preference to be given to female, returning adult students. Must have FAFSA on file with the Financial Aid Office. Notification of the award determination will be sent to award recipient only by the approximate award date noted in the scholarship.
Award: Up to $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Variable
Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
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Nontraditional Student Scholarship
Eligibility: Must be a nontraditional student, age 23 or older, currently enrolled and seeking an undergraduate degree at UW-Eau Claire. Must also have a FAFSA form on file in Financial Aid Office which demonstrates financial need and be in good academic standing. Notification of the award determination will be sent to award recipient only by the approximate award date noted in the scholarship.
Award: Minimun $300
Number Awarded Yearly:
Variable
Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
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Returning Adult Student Fund
Eligibility: Applicants must be nontraditional students, age 23 or over, returning to school after an interruption in their education, who are independent of parental support. Financial need required. Students enrolling as "specials" are eligible to apply. Awards are made each spring and fall semester (no Winterim or Summer awards). Notifications of the award determinations will be sent to award recipients only by the approximate award dates noted in the scholarship.
Award: Variable
Number Awarded Yearly:
Variable
Deadline: Two weeks after the start of each semester.  September 16, for Fall 2015
Award Determination: Three weeks after the start of the semester.
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Wilbur, Valaria Kopplin Memorial
Eligibility: Recipient must be a self-supporting adult student or an adult of a self-supporting family unit currently enrolled at UWEC as a full- time junior or senior undergraduate carrying a minimum of 12 credit hours or is a graduate student carrying a minimum of 9 credit hours. Student must be from Northwestern Wisconsin, preferably from the Fall Creek High School. Student must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale). Financial need must be documented. Preference will be given to those who do not have adequate financial aid or scholarship resources available. Use of the scholarship is restricted to tuition or other expenses through UW-Eau Claire (tuition credit awarded, not cash). This scholarship is renewable. Notification of the award determination will be sent to award recipient only by the approximate award date noted in the scholarship.
Award: $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
One
Priority Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
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