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Nine New UW-Eau Claire Students
to Receive ESTEAM Scholarships

RELEASED: July 12, 2007

EAU CLAIRE — Nine students entering the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire this fall will receive Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarships for the 2007-08 academic year.

The new ESTEAM scholars are Eric Lafferty, Marshfield, son of the Rev. Dr. Mark and Scharme Lafferty; Kelli Radloff, Waterloo, daughter of Michael and Keri Radloff; Christine Schounard, Green Bay, daughter of Jeff and Holly Schounard; Erin Stuckert, New Auburn, daughter of Scott and Tricia Stuckert; James Bomber, Eau Claire, son of Jeffrey and Barbara Bomber; Samuel Emmons, Barron, son of Nathan and Lynn Emmons; Kaila Mattson, Hartland, daughter of Gary and Sharon Mattson; Jerad Lester, Springbrook, son of Jerry and Nancy Lester; and Marcie Childs, Gays Mills, daughter of Kyle and Karen Childs.

This is the first year for the new ESTEAM scholarship program, funded by a four-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation that recognizes UW-Eau Claire's outstanding faculty and programs in biology, chemistry, biochemistry/molecular biology, chemistry, computer science/software engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, and physics/engineering. In addition to scholarship funds, the program also provides faculty and peer mentoring, research opportunities with faculty and internship opportunities with industry, and comprehensive career guidance, including preparation for graduate school, information on various career opportunities, resume writing and interview skills.

The program serves talented United States citizens or permanent residents enrolled full time and majoring in one of the fields listed above who demonstrate financial need as defined by U.S. Department of Education guidelines. Scholarships nominally provide $5,000 per year towards tuition and fees, possibly more in exceptional cases. ESTEAM scholars may also be eligible for additional scholarships. The maximum award, determined by academic talent and financial need, cannot exceed financial need. Scholarships are renewable with satisfactory academic progress.

All interested students are encouraged to apply. Typical scholarship recipients will be in the top 25 percent of their high school graduating classes with ACT scores in the upper 20s.

ESTEAM Scholars are expected to make satisfactory progress towards a degree in one of the eligible programs, maintain a 3.0 grade-point average, and participate in ESTEAM program activities.

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. For more information on scholarship opportunities, visit the UW-Eau Claire financial aid Web site.

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