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Karlgaard, Physics

AMOUNT: One award at $1500


This scholarship is available to junior or senior physics majors concentrating on applied physics. If the recipient is a senior when selected to receive the award, he or she must be enrolled in classes at UW-Eau Claire for at least one semester during which time the full scholarship award will be applied toward the recipient's tuition account with the university. Preference will be given to students with a minor in computational science. Highest priority will be given to qualified students from Rice Lake or Viroqua. Applicants must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0, be U.S. citizens and be participating in collaborative research with a physics faculty member.
Application forms may be obtained in the office of the Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Applications should be completed and turned in to the Physics and Astronomy Department by March 15 to be considered for the scholarship in the following year.
The UW-Eau Claire physics department scholarship committee will select the recipient based on the criteria above.
By March 15
By letter from the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The Chair will complete and submit a "Scholarship Award Form" to the Financial Aid Office.
David and Marilyn Karlgaard have fond memories of UW-Eau Claire because they met here. David Karlgaard, a Rice Lake native, graduated from UW-Eau Claire in 1967 with degrees in math and physics. He was co-founder, CEO and president of PEC Solutions Inc., an internet technology-consulting firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA, which was acquired by Nortel Networks in 2005. Dave is retired, but continues to serve on boards of directors of several companies in the Washington area, and has been an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. Marilyn, a Viroqua native, attended UW-Eau Claire from 1965-1968. She is a retired human resource manager. From 2002-2007, the Karlgaards served as the national campaign chairs of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation's Fulfilling the Promise of Excellence campaign. Their total outright and planned gifts of more than $5 million have been transformational. In addition to the Karlgaard Physics Scholarship, they established the Karlgaard Math Scholarship, which together were recognized as the first Centennial Campaign scholarships endowed at the $100,000 level in honor of UW-Eau Claire's Centennial. Recipient should write a letter of thanks to David and Marilyn Karlgaard and deliver it to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office, S-214.