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The Local Blugold Scholarship supports our local students and community

Local Blugold Scholarship

Proud to live here. Proud to learn here. Proud to invest here.

This scholarship is designed to reward local, high-achieving students while encouraging them to take a closer look at how UW-Eau Claire allows them to stay close, but still go far. At UWEC, Blugolds have unique opportunities for internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning and cultural immersion. Donating to this scholarship makes these life-changing experiences even more affordable for local students. Plus, you'll be supporting your friends, families and neighbors, all while strengthening the community.


  • Automatic award (no application necessary) of $6,000 ($1,500 a year; renewable for an additional 3 years) with a 3.25 total college GPA
  • Available for the incoming freshman classes of 2017 and 2018
  • Must graduate from a qualifying high school within a 30-mile radius of Eau Claire (home-schooled students should contact Admissions to discuss eligibility)
  • Must have an ACT score of 25 or greater (or SAT equivalent) and be in the top 25 percent of high school class (or have a 3.5 GPA if high school class is unranked) at the point of admission

Donate now

  • Online: Use the "give now" button above
  • By phone: Call toll-free at 877-625-2473
  • By mail: Send checks payable to UW-Eau Claire Foundation with "Local Blugold Scholarship" in the memo line to UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Schofield Hall 214, 105 Garfield Ave, P.O. Box 4004, Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004

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"By donating to the Local Blugold Scholarship, businesses and individuals will make UW-Eau Claire's transformational learning experiences more affordable for local students. Plus, these gifts will be supporting donors' friends, families and neighbors, all while ultimately strengthening our community."

— UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt