OMA Scholarships

Funding campus diversity

Through the University Foundation, we are able to offer a wide array of scholarship funds for both new and returning multicultural students. See the full descriptions of each fund in the drop-down sections below. Enrolled students can apply for these and other UW-Eau Claire Foundation scholarships at the Gold for Blugolds scholarship network.

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Funds for all diverse populations

Johannes & Arlene Dahle Multicultural Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

The purpose of the scholarship will be to provide financial incentives to undergraduate student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown substantial leadership ability and involvement at the University. Involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities, as well as involvement in multicultural programs.

This scholarship was created in September 1994 by the American Ethnic Coordinating Office in appreciation of the commitment to, and support of, minority students shown by Jo Dahle during his tenure as the Director of Development and University Relations at UW-Eau Claire. He was a special friend of minority students and has served as a mentor to many people on campus. This scholarship recognizes his ongoing concern for the welfare of individuals and his commitment to higher education.    

 

 

Clarice Chase Dunn Endowed Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

This fund is made available to a UW-Eau Claire student from an ethnically diverse background who has a demonstrated financial need. Preference shall be given to an ethnically diverse student who also has a disability.  

Clarice Chase Dunn Endowed Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships Established in 2011 with an estate gift from Clarice Chase Dunn, a 1937 UW-Eau Claire graduate originally from Madison. Claire taught in many locations, including a Japanese relocation camp during World War II. An accomplished writer, she had articles and short stories published in local papers and national magazines. In Madison, she developed classes for intellectually challenged adults and initiated a program to encourage senior citizens to write their reminiscences.  

The Diversity Incentive Scholarship is intended to recruit and retain students of color enrolled at UW-Eau Claire, as well as encourage student involvement in furthering equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. This scholarship is funded by the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.
 
Students (both new and continuing) must be enrolled full-time, be in good academic standing, and demonstrate involvement and/or leadership in furthering equity, diversity and inclusion. Financial need is considered but is not required to receive the scholarship. Recipients must maintain full-time status through-out the academic year in order to keep the award.
 
The funds for these awards will only be released to the recipients after meeting with an advisor in the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Award specifics: A variable number of awards up to $1,000. Total annual amount available is $55,000.

The purpose of the scholarship will be to provide financial incentives to student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown substantial leadership ability and involvement at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities as well as involvement in multicultural activities and programs. Applicants must be undergraduates in good academic standing.

This scholarship was established by the Multicultural Affairs staff to honor the memory of the former director, James 'Jimmy Joe' Vance. For over 30 years, Jim Vance dedicated his career to ensuring educational opportunities for students at two University of Wisconsin campuses. At both UW-Stevens Point and UW-Eau Claire, Jim developed programs designed to attract diverse students to university education and supported their success. Jim championed the importance of diversifying college campuses before it became a top priority in education.

Alumni of Color Social Justice & Inclusion Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

Awarded to a full-time sophomore, junior, or senior who will be enrolled for the full academic year following notification of the award. The applicant shall have demonstrated active involvement and a passion for social justice and inclusion. Students who have a demonstrated record of engagement in the Black Student Association (BSA) or the Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) also should receive priority. The donors intend for the scholarship to encourage student leaders to be a voice of change on campus.

Hmong Alumni Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

Given to a Hmong student who has demonstrated financial need and outstanding academic achievement. A qualifying student must have a minimum of a 3.00 GPA (high school or college cumulative). Continuing students must have a minimum of 24 credits.

A student can receive the scholarship only once.

 

Tom and Susan Touchett Hmong Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

$1,000 award available for freshman year. $1,000 renewal award is available for sophomore year.

Awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman student who has graduated from high school in Wisconsin, has been accepted for admission to UW-Eau Claire and demonstrates significant financial need as verified by the UW-Eau Claire Financial Aid office.

Preference given to incoming freshmen of Hmong descent.

 

 

 

Esther and Antonio Lazcano Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

This award was established in September 2004 to honor Antonio and Esther Lazcano. Selection is determined by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

 

 

Esther and Antonio Lazcano Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarship determined by Multicultural Affairs.

 

Eberth Alarcon Memorial Scholarship | UW-Eau Claire Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

Established by Eberth's wife, Dr. Asha Sen, to provide an annual scholarship to an outstanding incoming Latino/Latina freshman interested in a major in mathematics. The recipient, to be selected by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in consultation with math faculty, will demonstrate a passion for a variety of interests in topics as diverse as politics, global affairs, reading, travel and sports.

Financial need will be a primary consideration.

 

For American Indian students to assist them as they attend UW-Eau Claire, either through scholarships or for fees and travel expenses for educational enhancement opportunities such as conferences and seminars. Financial support could also be used from this fund to assist with recruitment of American Indian students or with pre-collegiate initiatives.

Provides financial incentives to student leaders who are African American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown leadership ability and involvement at the University. Significant involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities as well as involvement in Office of Multicultural Affairs activities and programs. Applicants for this scholarship must be full-time students in good academic standing, sophomore standing or above.

It is preferred that the recipients be Native Americans and/or students with an interest in business pursuing a bachelor's degree.

Provides financial incentives to student leaders who are African-American, American Indian, Asian or Hispanic who have shown leadership ability and involvement as students. Applicants must be full-time students in good academic standing, sophomore standing or above.

It is preferred that the recipients be Native Americans and/or have an interest in music. Significant involvement will be measured by the student's participation in overall campus activities as well as involvement in Office of Multicultural Affairs activities and programs.

The recipient must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits (full-time status) and be in good academic standing with a minimum of a 2.5 GPA. Preference will be given to American Indian students who have been involved in the Native American Student Association.

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