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Honors Scholarships

Honors Guarantee Scholarship

The rewards for hard work can be very sweet. If you are a first-semester student who has qualified to be admitted automatically or holistically to the University Honors Program for the fall semester, you will receive a $1,000 Honors Guarantee Scholarship. You don't even have to apply for this scholarship ā€” you'll receive half in the fall and half in the spring semester of your first year.

In addition to the Honors Guarantee, there are many other scholarships you can receive. We highly encourage students to apply for as many as they can to maximize the reward and minimize the cost of education. Visit us in the Honors office and talk to the director and staff about the scholarship money that could be available to you. We want to help as much as we can.

I was looking at bigger schools. However, in coming to UW-Eau Claire I realized you are able to talk with your professors and even work on research with them. Iā€™m going to have four years of experience on instruments some people have to wait for graduate school to use.

Tayo Sanders II 2015 Rhodes Scholar + University Honors Graduate

More than just money

All universities offer scholarships, but we pair some scholarships with extraordinary and enriching experiences. Here are a few of the scholarships that support students financially while they are participating in special educational opportunities. 

Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network

Blugold Fellowship

This scholarship awards $1,500 plus a $1,200 work stipend to collaborate with a faculty member on research during your freshman year. The scholarship is renewable for your sophomore year under the stipulation that you maintain a 3.0 GPA during your freshman year and continue to conduct faculty-student research. For more info or to apply, visit Gold for Blugolds through the link below, and search for Blugold Fellowship.

Centennial Experience HIPS

The Centennial Experience High Impact Practices Scholarship offers $2,500 awards to incoming freshman students who want to experience the high impact practices that set UWEC apart from the crowd: incredible opportunities in international travel, innovative internships, applied research and cultural experiences. For more info or to apply, visit Gold for Blugolds through the link above, and search for high impact.

Gilman Scholar Mariah Sands in South Africa

Gilman Scholar Studies in South Africa

Senior Music Education major and Honors student Mariah Sands recently studied abroad for a semester in Stellenbosch, South Africa with the support of a prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

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Scholarships for Current University Honors Students

Two scholarships are open to current University Honors Students: Ryan Prechel Honors Scholarship and the Ron Mickel Senior Honors Scholarship. Students may apply for either or both by submitting their application via the Honors Scholarship eForm.  The deadline for applications is March 15.

Ryan Prechel Honors Scholarship & Ron Mickel Senior Honors Scholarship Application eForm

Those awarded the Ron Mickel Senior Scholarship will be presented at the May University Honors Graduation Ceremony.  The recipient of the Ryan Prechel Honors Scholarship is presented by Ryan Prechel, University Honors alumni, at the Service-Learning breakfast in April.

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