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Five UW-Eau Claire Freshmen
Named Diversity Scholars

RELEASED: July 5, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Five students set to attend the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this coming fall have been named Diversity Scholars for the 2007-08 academic year.

The Diversity Scholars program, funded through the UW-Eau Claire Foundation, 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 Tessa Cash, Monticello, daughter of Karen and Wes Cash; Dawn Franklin-Erickson, Eagan, Minn., daughter of Jean Erickson and Mitch Franklin; Brittney Livingston, Ashland, daughter of Dan and Patty Livingston; Yia Lor, Eau Claire, daughter of William Lor and Lisa Thao; and Sai Vang, Green Bay, son of Mee Yang.

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 financial aid Web site for more information on scholarship opportunities.

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