Each year, through the generosity of alumni and friends, the UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides nearly $2 million dollars for student scholarships. Here you can find out about those scholarships, the donors who make them possible, the scholarship requirements and the scholarship applications used to award those scholarships.
Most applications for continuing students at UW-Eau Claire become available in January for scholarships awarded the following September. Some applications are available at other times during the year.
- Gold for Blugolds scholarship applications: Open applications only.
- Application availability schedule: A complete list of applications and availability dates.
- Search for scholarships: Search and read full descriptions of scholarships.
- Admissions scholarship information: Complete information about scholarships for new students.
Taking care of our own
Blugolds have a brighter future when their education is more accessible and affordable. Each year, generous donors provide more than $2 million for student scholarships and other direct student support through the Foundation.
Scholarships are awarded in various amounts and vary in criteria. Below are a few scholarships options that can greatly benefit deserving Blugold students.
Local Blugold Scholarship
Encourage our local, high-achieving students to take a closer look at UW-Eau Claire, where they can stay close to home but still go far with unique opportunities for internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, service learning, and cultural immersion.
Dollars for Blugold Scholars
Your gift of any amount to the Dollars for Blugold Scholars fund supports future Blugolds by providing financial support for the best and brightest incoming freshmen. Help make it possible for students who want to become Blugolds to attend college at UW-Eau Claire.
Blugold Promise Scholarship
Your gift of $2,000 can support a student for two years. Establish this fund in your name, or in honor or memory of someone you care about, and help a high-achieving student reach their individual goals.
Wisconsin Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
Sponsor outstanding students and watch their potential unfold! Endow this fund or give $1,000 annually to a WAES scholarship in your name that attracts matching funds from the state.
Create your own scholarship
We can help you start a fund that supports your interests and encourages your values and ideals. Talk to us about the possibilities you envision and together we can make great things happen on our campus ... and beyond.
This scholarship can make a profound difference in the lives of students who successfully participate in the Blugold Beginnings pre-college access program, especially underrepresented, low income or first-generation students.
“I am extremely honored to be a scholarship recipient. Gifts from donors further motivate me to achieve academic success and involvement on campus. Scholarships even allowed me to continue my education despite a family emergency this year. I am forever grateful for the generosity of donors.” -Dier P., senior finance and accounting major
Supporting Student Resources
Many exceptional resources contribute to Blugold success. From departments on campus that tailor their services to individual students, to facilities and funding that step in when students need them most. Below are a few of the many resources you can support to ensure student success at UW-Eau Claire.
Family members of UW-Eau Claire students play an important role in a student's education. Gifts to this fund support the Blugold Family Connection, scholarships, international study opportunities and other outstanding initiatives for students.
Your support of the Library Advancement Fund supports projects that fall outside of the daily operation and academic activities of the library. The library staff relies on this fund to distinguish McIntyre Library as a place that provides services to enhance learning and caters to students' needs, in addition to being a rich resource for information.
Choosing a major and exploring various career paths, internships, graduate schools, and job searches are just a few of the services that Career Services provides. Your support of Career Services will help students explore and connect with their future endeavors.
The Veterans Center was designed to help soldiers make an adjustment back to civilian life. The center provides a place for veterans to meet, a location for veteran support groups and an area to study. Your gift will enhance the center and the services provided to veterans on campus.
Blugold Emergency Support Fund
The Blugold Emergency Support Fund helps UW-Eau Claire students, faculty and staff in crisis. Your gift can offer a helping hand to students, faculty and staff when they need it most.
University Honors Program
By making a gift of any amount to the University Honors Program Advancement Fund, you will help the University Honors Program achieve its vision to become a national leader in Honors Education and provide stimulating learning experiences to high-potential students.