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COB Scholarship Committee accepting applications for 2012-13

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Business Scholarship Committee will accept applications for the following scholarships starting Friday, March 2, 2012:

  • Jennifer Alexander Memorial, 1 @ $500
  • Helen B. Andersen Memorial, 1 @ $1,500
  • Philip Breitman Memorial, 1 @ $8,024
  • Citizens Community Federal-COB, 1 @ $2,500 Coming Soon!
  • John C. Dennison Memorial, 1 @ $5,000
  • Richard T. Gannon, 1 @ $ 900
  • Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Diversity/Economic Need (sophomore), 1 @ $750
  • Leinenkugel Brewing Co. COB Diversity/Economic Need (junior/senior), 1 @ $750
  • Robert D. MacDonald Memorial, 1 @ $900
  • Brad Olson Memorial, 1 @ $900
  • Ronald D. Schlattman International Study Abroad, 1 @ $500
  • Charles F. White, 1 @ $1,000
  • Xcel Energy COB Diversity/Economic Need, 1 @ $2,000.

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Paper applications will also be available in the rack outside the College of Business Academic Affairs Office in Schneider 117A.

Scholarships are available through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

The application deadline is Friday, March 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Students should submit their application packet in person to Faith Bogstad, COB dean’s assistant, in the College of Business Office located in Schneider Hall Room 110. Students who are studying abroad or off-campus for the semester doing an internship may submit their application packet by email to her at or by fax at (715) 836-4014.

Applications will be reviewed by the COB Scholarship Committee during April. Scholarship recipients will be announced prior to the end of the spring semester. For more information, contact Gretchen Hutterli, Chair, COB Scholarship Committee by email at or by phone at (715) 836-5930.

Tips for Completing Your COB 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 the criteria.

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). 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. Detailed information can be found on the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid Office website at

Customize your application material for each scholarship. If the scholarship is to be awarded to a student who demonstrates special talents, skills, or abilities, make sure your resume and other application materials highlights these abilities.

Proofread your application. Check your application for typos, grammatical mistakes, incomplete sentences and other errors.

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.

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, or Faith Bogstad, dean assistant, are happy to answer your questions.

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