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Financial matters

We know that financial concerns are top of mind for many students and families considering UW-Eau Claire, and we are here with a teams of professionals ready to assist and guide students through the options for easing the financial load. 

For incoming freshmen, there are many opportunities for students to qualify for scholarships, and all students are automatically considered for those upon application to the university. In fact, we give $525,000 in scholarships to incoming students each year. For more information about all the categories of scholarships for which applicants are automatically considered, see the Admissions Scholarships page. 

In addition to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships, the State of Wisconsin Higher Educational Aids Board provides need-based financial assistance in several categories, including an Indian Student Assistance Grant. See the HEAB website for full details. 

American Indian Studies Program Scholarships

There are also several funds made available specifically through the AIS program, and below you can find details about those and information about how and when to apply. 

Find scholarship information and helpful links here: Scholarships at UW-Eau Claire

One award of $600 awarded to a Native American student in good academic standing who has demonstrated artistic talent and is pursuing a degree in an artistic discipline, including visual, performing, or literary arts. Preference will be shown for Wisconsin residents and members of Wisconsin tribes.

This scholarship was created by Ann Ormont-Fennell in memory of her parents, John and Tess Urmhumhain, and is available to students majoring in American Indian Studies with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5. Awards are variable, with a total of $3000 annually and a maximum of $1000 per student. 

In 2014, the Foundation expects to ward 50 scholarships of up to $5000 and 50 honorable mentions to sophomore and junior level college students committed to careers related to the environment, tribal public policy, or Native American health care. Scholarship are offered in any of three categories:

  • To students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to the environment, including policy, engineering, science, education, urban planning and renewal, business, health, justice, economics, and other related fields;or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to tribal public policy, including fields related to tribal sovereignty, tribal governance, tribal law, Native American education, Native American justice, natural resource management, cultural preservation and revitalization, Native American economic development, and other areas affecting Native American communities;or
  • To Native American and Alaska Native students who have demonstrated commitment to careers related to Native health care, including health care administration, social work, medicine, dentistry, counseling, and research into health conditions affecting Native American communities, and other related fields.

This scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in federally recognized tribes and who are seeking a degree in health or science curriculums. Each award is $1,500 per school year.

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