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Four UW-Eau Claire Freshmen Named Diversity Scholars

RELEASED: July 11, 2005

EAU CLAIRE — Four students set to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this coming fall have been named Diversity Scholars for the 2005-06 academic year through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

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.

The Diversity Scholars are Corissa Niemi, Owen, a graduate of Owen-Withee High School; Alicia Schuelke, Stanley, a graduate of Gilman High School and the daughter of Bob and Alice Schuelke; Tou Ger Thao, Eau Claire, a graduate of North High School and the son of Shen Yang Thao; and Daniel Wewasson, Lac du Flambeau, a graduate of Lakeland Union High School and the son of Bobby and Anne Wewasson.

UW-Eau Claire is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other national publications as one of the nation's best educational values and among the top public regional universities in the Midwest. Visit UW-Eau Claire's Web site for more information on scholarship opportunities.

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