Burish, Anna and Andrew Nursing
One scholarship will be awarded annually to a first generation college student who has been accepted into the nursing program at UW-Eau Claire. Recipients must demonstrate financial need. Preference should be given to those students with strong academic records who show great promise to be outstanding nurses. However, if there are applicants with great promise who have encountered academic difficulties outside their control, they should be given consideration for the award. It is the donors’ intent that if the first recipient continues to make good academic progress through the nursing curriculum and continues to have demonstrated financial need, the scholarship may be renewed for the recipient until he/she completes his/her undergraduate nursing degree at UW-Eau Claire. Eventually, as the scholarship endowment grows, a second scholarship may be awarded.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Application Forms: Students who are admitted to the nursing program at UW-Eau Claire will receive an email in late February/early March when the scholarship application is ready and available. The email will include the path to the online application forms. PART ONE is filled online and submitted electronically. PART TWO (the essay and activities form) is filled out online and printed off, signed and submitted to the Dean’s Assistant Office, Nursing 103, by the deadline. Only one essay can be submitted. The essay must address the eligibility criteria for each of the scholarships that they wish to apply for. Financial Need: For scholarships that indicate “financial need required” a FAFSA Financial Aid form must be filled out and there must be some level of financial need.APPLICATION DEADLINE: Second Monday in March
The Nursing Scholarship Committee will review applications and select the recipient.SELECTION DEADLINE: Prior to the Nursing Scholarship
The Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences will send notification to the recipient by letter and complete and submit a “scholarship award form” to the Financial Aid Office.SPECIAL NOTES:
This scholarship was established by Anna and Andrew (1987) Burish, of Middleton, WI. Both Anna and Andrew are first- generation college graduates who value the importance of a college education and the need to give a hand up to future student. While both are business graduates and in business, they appreciate the role nursing professionals play in our communities and they want to invest in those who will be providing quality health care for our country. The scholarship recipients are required to send a thank you note within 30 days of receiving notification of the award, addressed to Anna and Andrew Burish and sent in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office, S-214.
Office of Financial Aid - Schofield 115 - (715)836-3373
Updated: May 18, 2013