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Leoba Hogan, Scientific Research

AMOUNT: Two awards at $1,200 each, $2,400 total


The Leoba Hogan Scholarship is intended to benefit students at UW-Eau Claire who will be juniors or seniors at the time of the receipt of the award. Additionally, the scholarship is available to a UWEC graduating senior who can provide verification of enrollment as a graduate student pursuing an advanced degree in the sciences, including health-related occupations. Payment to graduate students will be made upon verification of enrollment. The recipient must be enrolled and involved in science research projects at UW-Eau Claire or a science-related internship. Applicants for the scholarship must have documented financial need by having a Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) on file in the Financial Aid Office. The applicant must exhibit a high potential for success as a scientist or member of the medical profession. The student must have well-defined goals and realistic plans for reaching those goals.
The Chair of the Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Geography and Anthropology, Physics and Astronomy departments 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. An essay must describe the applicant's research, career goals, plans, and financial need.
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.
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.
Leoba Hogan was employed as a proofreader for many years by West Publishing and Brown & Bigelow in St. Paul, MN. Her passion was travel and she visited many states and nations. She retired in Altoona, WI along with her sister and brother-in-law, Maude and Carroll Kelley. Leoba died on May 18, 1994. Before she died, she discussed plans to establish a scholarship for students who have financial need and are interested in scientific research and developed a bequest to make that possible at UW-Eau Claire. Her sister and brother-in-law have been instrumental in developing the specific scholarship criteria and administering her estate.