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Supporting scholarships makes a college education and a bright future more accessible for UW-Eau Claire students. Each year, through the generosity of our donors, the Foundation provides more than $2 million for student scholarships and other direct student support. View existing scholarships online.


The Local Blugold Scholarship supports our local students and community

Local Blugold Scholarship

Encourage our local, high-achieving students to take a closer look at UW-Eau Claire, where they can stay close but still go far with unique opportunities for internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning, and cultural immersion.

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Dollars for Blugold Scholars

Your gift of any amount to the Dollars for Blugold Scholars fund supports future Blugolds by providing financial support for the best and brightest incoming freshmen. Help make it possible for students who want to become Blugolds to attend school at UW-Eau Claire.

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Blugold Promise Scholarship

Your gift of $2,000 can support a student for two years. Establish this fund in your name, or in honor or memory of someone you care about, and help a high-achieving student reach their individual goals.

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Wisconsin Academic Excellence
Scholarship Program

Sponsor outstanding students and watch their potential unfold! Endow this fund or give $1,000 annually to a WAES scholarship in your name that attracts matching funds from the state.

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Creating your own scholarship

We can help you start a fund that supports your interests and encourages your values and ideals. Talk to us about the possibilities you envision and together we can make great things happen on our campus ... and beyond.

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Blugold Beginnings

This scholarship can make a profound difference in the life of students who successfully participate in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program, especially underrepresented, low income or
first-generation students.

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Parents Fund

Family members of UW-Eau Claire students play an important role in a student's education. Gifts to this fund support the Blugold Family Connection, scholarships, international study opportunities and other outstanding initiatives for students.

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"Though the financial help was great, I would have to say the biggest thing the scholarship did for me was keep me motivated. My hard work is being recognized and that to me is the biggest benefit of all."

- from a student thank-you note