Foss, John R. Memorial
AMOUNT: One award at $1,750.
The John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship shall be awarded annually to an outstanding junior or senior psychology major with financial need. Consideration shall be given to recipients who show great promise in the field of psychology, who are active in the psychology program at UW- Eau Claire and have demonstrated financial need. Special consideration will be given to those students who are recognized leaders and mentors among their faculty and peers.APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applicants should submit the one-page application, available in the Psychology Office, HHH277; a copy of their most current UW-Eau Claire degree audit, and a two-page essay which addresses the following points: 1)extracurricular activities on campus or in the community; 2)previous awards, recognitions, scholarships; 3)percentage of college expenses the applicant personally provides: 4)funding sources for the applicant’s education: and 5)how the John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship will aid the applicant’s education.APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Second Friday in April.SELECTION PROCEDURE:
The Department of Psychology awards committee shall determine the deadlines and specific application procedures.SELECTION DEADLINE:
The recipient shall be named in May of each year, and the scholarship will be applied toward tuition the following academic year.NOTIFICATION:
The recipient will be notified via letter from the Scholarship Committee Chair prior to the Psychology Awards Reception. The recipient is expected to attend the Psychology Awards Reception, which is typically held the Friday night before Spring Commencement. The Chair will also complete and submit a “Scholarship Award Form” to the Financial Aid Office so the award can be paid the following academic year.SPECIAL NOTES:
The John R. Foss Memorial Scholarship was established in 2009 with collective gifts received from friends and colleagues of John R. Foss, a 1977 graduate with a degree in psychology. From 1989-2007, he worked for Cleaver- Brooks, a manufacturing firm in Milwaukee. He had been regional vice president responsible for a $40 million territory, the largest market for Cleaver-Brooks. John died of a brain tumor on October 31, 2009. John’s colleagues and friends at Cleaver-Brooks held him in such high regard they wanted to establish the scholarship as a living tribute to John and the impact he had on each of them. The scholarship recipient is expected to send a letter of appreciation to the John R. Foss family in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office, Schofield 214.
Office of Financial Aid - Schofield 115 - (715)836-3373
Updated: May 25, 2013