One award at $5,000 Available:
Available ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
This is an interdisciplinary scholarship created to support undergraduate students who have academic promise, but who may not necessarily be the best student in terms of grade point average. The scholarship should be open for consideration each year, but could be renewable to the same student twice. Students who wish to be considered for renewal must submit a new application. The scholarship recipient must be a declared major in one of the academic disciplines of biology, chemistry, computer science, geology, geography or physics and astronomy; have financial need; and be a sophomore or above who shows academic promise. Academic promise is defined as clear potential to succeed in a relevant graduate or professional program following graduation and demonstrated accomplishments, leadership and creativity in chosen field.
The Chair of each department should make sure the scholarship opportunity is announced to their majors by mid-February. Application forms should be made available in the department office or sent via email from the department office. Department offices may also make the application available on their web site.
Students must complete and return the application form to the departmental office of the student’s major by the third Friday in March.
The chair of each department will select up to two finalists (based on the eligibility criteria above) from all of the applications received in their department. The A&S Dean’s Office will be notified of the finalists from each department by April 1st (a copy of the finalists’ application forms should be forwarded to the Dean’s Office). A packet of departmental finalists’ applications (up to two from each department) should be sent to each of the Chairs for final ranking. The College of Arts & Sciences Scholarship Committee (which will be composed of the chairs of the biology, chemistry, computer science, geography, geology and physics & astronomy departments and chaired by the Dean of Arts & Sciences or the Dean’s designee) will meet in early April to select the overall finalist for the award. Over time, the scholarship recipient should rotate among the disciplines, but a precise rigidity is not necessary. The award is to go to one student and should not be divided between two students.
Early April. The announcement of the recipient should coincide with UW-Eau Claire’s Honors Week. The recipient should be recognized at the Honors Week event of the department of their major.
By letter to the recipient from the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Dean will also complete and submit a “Scholarship Award Form” to the Financial Aid Office.
Recipient should write a letter of thanks and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office, S-214.