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Parents Fund

What is the UW-Eau Claire Parents Fund?

The Parents Fund is another way to support great learning at UW-Eau Claire — especially in areas where tuition and state funding fall short. Annual gifts from parents and other family members of UW-Eau Claire students go a long way to support hardworking students with high-impact academic experiences and scholarships.

Why should I contribute to the Parents Fund?

By pursuing a college education at UW-Eau Claire, your child has made an important step toward a bright future. According to, UW-Eau Claire ranks second (only behind UW-Madison) among all UW System schools in salary potential. We attribute this to the high-impact learning experiences that are offered here. These experiences are made possible by donors who support UW-Eau Claire. Your son or daughter will have the distinction of earning a degree from UW-Eau Claire, a university that is nationally recognized for academic excellence.

What specific programs does the Parents Fund support?

Gifts to the Parents Fund, along with other unrestricted gifts from alumni and friends, help support:

•    the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Family Connection program.
•    student scholarships and fellowships.
•    faculty/student collaborative research projects.
•    international study opportunities for students.
•    professional and curriculum development initiatives for faculty.
•    Honors Program courses.
•    awards for outstanding faculty and staff.
•    additional opportunities for enhanced teaching and learning as they arise.

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"Programs like this make UW-Eau Claire such a great place to live and study."

- Katie, organizational communication major