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Get a Financial Boost for School, Apply For a COB Scholarship

The College of Business Scholarship Committee has more than $15,000 in scholarships to award to UW-Eau Claire College of Business students for the 2009-10 academic year.

The committee will accept applications for the following scholarships starting Tuesday, March 10, 2009:

Applications are available for download here. Paper applications are also available in the rack outside the COB Academic Affairs Office in Schneider 117A. The application deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 4:00 pm.

Students may drop off applications to Chris Gessner at her office in Schneider 117A. They may also submit them by email at or by fax at (715) 836-4014.

Applications will be reviewed by the COB Scholarship Committee from mid April to early May. Scholarship recipients will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. Questions, contact Gretchen Hutterli, Chair, COB Scholarship Committee by email at or (715) 836-5930

Tips For Completing Your Scholarship Application

Make sure you are eligible for the scholarship. Scholarship criteria, such as GPA, major, and number of credits, are determined by the donor and can be found on each scholarship. Because it is the Scholarship Committee’s job to honor the donor’s request, we screen out every application that does not meet criteria.

Make sure your application is complete. Application information required for a scholarship varies from scholarship to scholarship. Check the scholarship’s Application Procedures, to ensure that your application packet is complete. Applications missing information will not be reviewed.

Have a FAFSA on file if the scholarship requires it. A number of COB scholarships require the applicant to demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). These scholarships are the Helen Andersen, Richard Gannon, Leinenkugel Diversity (sophomore, junior /senior), Brad Olson, Ronald D. Schlattman Study Abroad, Xcel Energy Diversity, and Wells Fargo Diversity. If you apply for a scholarship that requires a FAFSA and you have not completed one or renewed it, you will not be considered for the scholarship.

The UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office recommends that students complete and submit their FAFSA application as soon as possible after January 1. The FAFSA application must be renewed for each school year. Contact Financial Aid for more information.

Customize your application material for each scholarship. If the scholarship is to be awarded to a student who demonstrates leadership, make sure your resume and other application materials highlight your leadership abilities. Remember, the committee reads almost 200 applications. If we don’t find on your resume evidence of talent and good citizenship (some of the criteria requested by the Philip Breitman scholarship), we view your application as incomplete.

Proof-read your application. Check your application for typos, grammatical mistakes, incomplete sentences and other errors.

Meet the application deadline. Scholarships will not be accepted after the application deadline.

Just ask us. If something isn’t clear or you have a question, please ask us Gretchen Hutterli, Assistant Dean at, or Chris Gessner Program Associate at We are happy to answer your questions.

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Scholarship Offerings

Why are some scholarships not offered this year?

Some of the scholarships listed here on the COB website are not available this year as the funds that support these scholarships are “underwater” (the market value of the endowed fund is lower than the value of the original gift). Endowed funds are governed by certain prudent investment standards that prevent any spending where investment losses bring the fund to its historic gift value. In some cases, donors to these funds are providing additional gifts to support the scholarship awards for 2009-2010. In some cases, this is not possible.

You should also be aware that there may be discrepancies in the dollar amounts listed on the Financial Aid website at and the amounts listed above. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE AMOUNTS LISTED ABOVE ARE CORRECT. The Financial Aid Office and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation are still updating fund information.

Scholarship Links

For a list of major and departmental specific scholarships, follow these links below:

Accounting and Finance
Health Care Administration
Information Systems
Management and Marketing

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