• Incoming freshmen who graduate from a qualifying high school within a 30 mile radius of Eau Claire
     (Homeschool students please contact Admissions to discuss eligibility).
  • Students with an ACT of 25 or greater (or SAT equivalent) & in the top 25 percent of high school class (or have a 3.5 GPA if their high school class is unranked) at the point of admission.
  • An award of $6,000 ($1,500 a year; renewable for an additional 3 years with a 3.25 total college GPA). Recipients will be selected and notified by the UW-Eau Claire Admissions team.


Strengthen our local communities by keeping the best and brightest students here.

Who is eligible?

Why this scholarship?

Hear from Chippewa Valley area students who have become Blugolds and are thankful for the scholarship that helped them stay local.

Proud to learn here.

Proud to live here.

Proud to invest here.

And by keeping talented students here to learn, we strengthen the special communities we call home.

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Invest in the Local Blugold Scholarship!

Donating to this scholarship makes life-changing experiences
more affordable for our high-achieving local students.

We want to encourage high-achieving local students to take a closer look at UW-Eau Claire. They often overlook it because it's right here - but they need to know they can stay close and still go far by studying abroad, going on cultural immersion trips, doing undergraduate research, and working at multiple internships.

"I get to work with our teachers and our students, and they’re great kids. There are great kids in this community, and we want them to stay here. We want them to stay and have the same great experience that all of us had on campus, and when they stay here, maybe they’ll also stay after they graduate.”

- Sarah French, Executive Director, Eau Claire Schools Foundation

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