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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
UW-Eau Claire Receives Scholarships
To Assist Disadvantaged Students
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MAILED: Jan. 7, 2000

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire received a substantial increase in its allocation from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for its Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.
The federal scholarships are targeted for disadvantaged students in the School of Nursing, said Kathy Sahlhoff, director of Financial Aid at UW-Eau Claire.
UW-Eau Claire received an allocation of $105,402 in scholarship monies for the 1999-2000 academic year, up significantly from the 1998-99 allocation of $12,671, Sahlhoff said, noting that few institutions received such substantial increases in its allocations and some universities received no allocations this year. UW-Eau Claire expects to use the dollars to award scholarships to 40 students during this academic year, she said.
"The amount of the grant was based on the information we submitted on our application form," Sahlhoff said. "The application gathered data on how well the university was meeting outcome-based measures related to recruiting, retaining and graduating disadvantaged students in the School of Nursing. A strong emphasis was placed on the school's success rate in actually graduating students in the program."
Additional factors in determining the amount of the grant included the number of students graduating from UW-Eau Claire's program who are working in under-served areas and whether the school has a percentage of enrolled under-represented minority students that is higher than the national average.
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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Jan. 7, 2000