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Kell Container Gives
$40,000 Gift to UW-Eau Claire
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MAILED: July 12, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Kell Container Corp. of Chippewa Falls has given a gift of $40,000 to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
The gift is the second portion of a $120,000 endowment created by Mike, Tom and John Kell in 1997. The endowment will provide a full tuition, room and board, and full fees scholarship to a UW-Eau Claire junior or senior each year. The Kell Container Corporation Scholarship for Faculty/Student Collaborative Research has a $6,000 annual value.
The award is given to a student who is involved in student/faculty collaborative research at UW-Eau Claire and has demonstrated the potential for outstanding undergraduate research.
"We appreciate the Kells making UW-Eau Claire and our students a priority," said Dr. Jack Fistler, president of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Inc. "With this gift, we are able to emphasize the university's commitment to the faculty-student research experience."
The Office of University Research supplements the scholarship with a student stipend of up to $1,800, monies for supplies and travel up to $500, and a $2,200 stipend for the faculty mentor. Students from all disciplines are eligible.
"What we're looking for is an outstanding researcher," said Dr. Christopher Lind, assistant dean for research. "The recipients are chosen partly on what research they've done in the past and what project they plan to take on during the scholarship year."
DeWayne Halfen, a senior chemistry major from Chippewa Falls, will be the 1999-2000 recipient. Halfen is the second recipient of the Kell scholarship. Paul Pelzl, a senior physics and mathematics major from Eau Claire, was the scholarship's first recipient in 1998-99.
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Updated: July 12, 1999