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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 January 1 through April 1.
Award: Minimum of $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Varies
Deadline: April 1
Award Determination: Mid-June
Application for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available January, 2015.

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: $1,000
Number Awarded Yearly: Variable
Deadline: April 1 
Award Determination: Third Thursday in May
Application for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available January, 2015.

Blugold Promise-Sundstrom
Eligibility: An incoming, nontraditional, first generation student with 30 or less credits.  Applicants must have graduated from a Wisconsin high school, with a preference for a Durand High School graduate. Students should demonstrate significant financial need and have a FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid office. To be considered,students must have a well-rounded record of academic achievement, leadership and involvement in extracurricular activities. Recipients who have a successful freshman year and maintain a GPA of 3.0 by the end of their first year will receive a $1,000 scholarship their sophomore year.
Award:  $500
Number of awards: One
Application Process: Blugold Promise scholarships are awarded based on the quality of the UW Admission application along with the above criteria.  Decision is made by September 1 of each academic year.

Chancellor's Scholarships for Nontraditional Incoming Students
Eligibility:
 Incoming freshman or transfer nontraditional students seeking a bachelor's degree who are eligible at the point of admission, will automatically be considered for any incoming freshman scholarship.  Applications will be evaluated based on a variety of criteria including: academic achievement in previous college or high school coursework, prior life experiences, potential for academic success at UW-Eau Claire, evidence of previous service and/or leadership experience, and the quality of the essay submitted. As you are filling out your application for admission, make sure to keep in mind the criteria that will be reviewed for scholarship purposes.
Award: up to $2,500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Varies
Deadline: March 1
For more information visit the Admission's Scholarship site.

Civil Rights Pilgrimage-Herlihy Scholarship
Eligibility: This scholarship is intended to cover some of the trip fee ($500) of the Civil Rights Pilgrimage which includes transportation, lodging and museum admissions.  Applicant must be an enrolled nontraditional, female student at UW-Eau Claire.  You must have reserved your spot on the Pilgrimage by registering through Cheri Snobl, 715-836-3367 or email snoblc@uwec.edu.   Only those awarded a scholarship will be notified of the award selection.
Award: $500
Number Awarded Yearly:
Up to four
Deadline: The spring deadline has passed.  Check next fall for a current application.

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: $900
Number Awarded Yearly:
One
Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
Application for the Flagler award for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available November, 2014.

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
The Imbody application for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available November, 2014.

Mother's Day Scholarship
Eligibility: Applicants must be married or single mothers with children, currently enrolled at UW-Eau Claire in an undergraduate or graduate program, and in good academic standing.  
Award: Minimun $300
Number Awarded Yearly:
Variable
Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
The Mother's Day is not currently available.

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
Application for the academic year 2014-15 is now closed.  Applications for 2015-16 will be available November, 2014.

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
Award Determination: Three weeks after the start of the semester.
Online Application
Printable PDF Application
Printable Fill-In Form
Printable Word Document

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: $600
Number Awarded Yearly:
One
Priority Deadline: 3rd Monday in April
Award Determination: Mid-June
Application for the 2014-15 academic year is now closed.  Application for the 2015-16 academic year will be available November, 2014.

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