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UW-Eau Claire is well known for providing a wide range of merit- and need-based scholarships to incoming students. What you may not know is that continuing students in the STEM fields, like materials science and engineering, are eligible for many different department, program and Foundation scholarship funds that can help ease the financial load.

Our materials science program is producing some extremely high caliber student scholars, and several have been the recipients of prestigious scholarships like the Goldwater Scholarship, the McNair Fellowship, and a coveted Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University.

 

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

The following Materials Science, College of Arts & Sciences, and university-wide scholarships are available to current UW-Eau Claire students. Applications are typically due in the spring semester. Deadlines and other details can be found under each scholarship listing.

Materials Science scholarships

Award information: Up to two awards at $100 each
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: 
The outstanding senior award is given to up to two graduating seniors majoring in materials science who have a record of academic accomplishment and a deep passion for the study of materials science. Award recipients are evaluated on their academic record and their participation in materials science related activities. Applicants must include a summary of relevant materials science activities in the application. A total cumulative GPA and a resident materials science GPA of 3.50 or greater are required.

Award information: Up to two awards at $100 each
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: 
The service award is given to up to two junior or senior students demonstrating leadership and service to materials science at UW-Eau Claire. Award recipients are evaluated based on leadership and participation in research, outreach, mentoring, and other service to the Materials Science Academic Program, the Materials Science & Engineering Center, or the field of materials science. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be eligible, but GPA will not be a primary selection criterion among those who are eligible. Students must submit a resume through the online application process to be considered for the award.

Award information: One award at $500
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: Given to a full-time Materials Science comprehensive major with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants must submit a resume of accomplishments up to two pages in length that includes a description of campus involvement and materials science program involvement. An essay describing future career goals is required.
Preference given to: Preference will be given to students who have participated in faculty-student undergraduate research, non-traditional or first generation students, and students who demonstrate financial need.

College and campuswide scholarships

Award information: One award at $1500
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in the physical sciences.
Preference given to: Students from Thorp, WI or Clark County, WI, and those with the highest financial need.

Award information: One award at $7000
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: Science major with financial need who shows academic promise.  Academic promise is defined as clear potential to succeed in a relevant graduate or professional program following graduation and demonstrated accomplishments, leadership, and creativity in the student's chosen field. Must be a sophomore or above (30+ credits) by the next Fall semester.
Preference given to: Students who show academic promise but who may not have a top GPA.

Award information: Two awards at $1300
Deadline: April 1, 2017
Requirements: Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) with financial need engaged in science research at UWEC, or in a science-related internship. The scholarship is also available to graduating seniors pursuing an advanced degree in the sciences.
Preference given to: Students with a high potential for success as a scientist, with well-defined goals and realistic plans for meeting those goals.

Award information: One award at $2800, plus research stipend and supplies/travel support
Deadline: March 30, 2017, online through ORSP
Requirements: Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) who has conducted outstanding collaborative research or has demonstrated the potential for outstanding undergraduate research.
Preference given to: Projects that demonstrate student initiative and originality of student thought.

Award information: One award at $4200
Deadline: April 1, 2017 
Requirements: Sophomore or above (30+ credits by the next Fall semester) in math or the physical sciences and a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.
Preference given to: Highest GPA and Wisconsin/Minnesota residence.

Award information: One annual award of $2500, plus research stipend and supplies/travel support

Deadline: March 30, 2017, online through ORSP
Requirements: Junior or senior standing, conducting collaborative research, demonstrating potential for outstanding research. Submit a plan for proposed research and project brief, along with vita of faculty mentor.
Preference given to: Open to all disciplines. Financial need considered in the event of tie based on other factors. 


Award information: One award at $1300
Deadline: April 1, 2017 
Requirements: Physical or biological science major
Preference given to: Academic merit and research aptitude.  Since this scholarship has no financial need or class standing restrictions, it tends to be quite competitive.

More prestigious opportunities for materials science students

In recent years, materials science students have been recipients of some of the most .prestigious scholarships and fellowships available in the U.S., and globally. Click the following links for information about these unique avenues to merit-based funding and awards. 

Research scholarships help Blugolds explore new possibilities

Research scholarships allow undergraduates to dig into data with assistance from expert faculty mentors

Award winning MS+E student researcher

UW-Eau Claire senior named 2015 Rhodes Scholar

Tayo A. Sanders II, a University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire senior materials science major and University Honors program participant from Neenah, is among the 32 Americans named as 2015 Rhodes Scholars.

International honor

Scholarship and award recipients honored at CERCA event

UWEC thinks things like undergraduate research is so important, they are now offering a new scholarship to help more Blugolds have these experiences.

Excellence rewarded

Two materials science majors receive prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Two materials science students have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, two of only nine awarded in Wisconsin and 283 awarded in the United States for 2014.

Double dipping in gold
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