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August 13, 2007

New COB Freshmen Receive Scholarships

Eight incoming UW-Eau Claire freshmen were recently awarded a scholarship through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation:

Megan Buehl, a business administration major from Wisconsin Rapids, WI is a recipient of a Sentry Insurance Student Leadership Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. Sentry Insurance Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at UW-Eau Claire who are majoring in business administration, computer sciences or information systems, accounting, finance, mathematics (actuarial science), or engineering. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, national test scores, and school and community leadership and service. The scholarships are renewable for up to three years.

Kori Butendorf, a marketing student from Oconomowoc, Wi, has been awarded a Brian Stricklin Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, designated for an outstanding student from Waukesha County planning to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was established with memorial and family gifts received by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation in memory of Brian Stricklin, a UW-Eau Claire alumnus and honor student, who died suddenly at his home in Waukesha in August 2004. Stricklin was an honor student at Waukesha West High School and a business major who graduated with honors from UW-Eau Claire in May 2004. He was an avid gamer and was an active member and officer of the UW-Eau Claire Gamers Guild. Preference for the scholarship in his name is given to applicants who plan to major in business and/or have an interest in gaming, environmental protection or study abroad opportunities.

Dawn Franklin-Erickson, a business administration major from Eagan, MN, has been named a UW-Eau Claire Diversity Scholar. The Diversity Scholars program was created to recruit and retain academically strong students from historically underrepresented groups. The scholarships, with selection criteria based on high school class rank and national test scores, are renewable for up to three years for full-time students who maintain good academic standing.

Jared Heimerl, an accounting major from Suring, WI, is a recipient of a Sentry Insurance Student Leadership Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. Sentry Insurance Student Leadership Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen at UW-Eau Claire who are majoring in business administration, computer sciences or information systems, accounting, finance, mathematics (actuarial science), or engineering. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, national test scores, and school and community leadership and service. The scholarships are renewable for up to three years.

Jacob Kampen, a business finance student from De Pere, WI, is one of UW-Eau Claire’s eleven incoming National Merit Scholars. The UW-Eau Claire National Merit Scholars receive full in-state tuition for four years, funded by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. High school students qualify for the scholarship competition by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which serves as an initial screen of program entrants. Semifinalists, who represent less than one percent of a state's seniors, were the only students who had an opportunity to continue in the competition by submitting a detailed scholarship application and meeting other requirements to advance to finalist standing.

Nicholas Laursen, an accounting student from Savage, MN, has been awarded a Carl and Eloise Pohlad Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. The scholarship is given to an incoming full-time freshman from Minnesota who intends to major in accounting and work in the profession after graduation. Recipients are chosen on the basis of academic achievement, class rank and entrance examination test scores.

Brandon Stenseth, an accounting major from Eau Claire, WI, has been awarded a 3M Accounting Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. The scholarship is awarded annually to an incoming full-time freshman planning to major in accounting at UW-Eau Claire and work in the profession upon graduation. Selection is based on academic achievement, national test scores, and school and community leadership and service.

Amber Zierl, an accounting student from Arkansaw, WI, has been awarded a Larry Ozzello Scholarship for the 2007-08 academic year. The scholarship is awarded annually to incoming full-time, resident freshmen planning to major in accounting at UW-Eau Claire and work in the profession upon graduation. Selection is based on academic achievement, national test scores, and school and community leadership and service.

-Source University News Bureau