GivingTuesday campaign helps students succeed

Friday, Dec 10, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the UW Wausau Campus Foundation met its goal to raise $50,000 for scholarships in a GivingTuesday campaign that culminated on November 30. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.

The foundation’s campaign raised more than $50,000 to fund the following local scholarships:

    • $1,000 Medical College of Wisconsin Advocates in Medicine Pathway (AMP) scholarships — to recruit Hmong and rural students to attend UWSP-Wausau and enroll at MCW to address the shortage of local physicians.
    • $1,000 and $1,500 UWSP Advance Commitment Tuition (ACT) scholarships — to encourage top-tier high school students to commit early to our campus by accepting merit scholarships.
    • $2,500 STEAM scholarships — to recruit and retain students majoring in science, technology, engineering, graphic arts and math (STEAM) to ensure the stability and growth of area employers.

“UWSP-Wausau students need our help to offset the costs of tuition,” said Foundation president, Amy Plier. “Many of our students are first generation and non-traditional, working jobs to pay for college. They see higher education as a means to a better future. Our goal for GivingTuesday is to increase the number of scholarships awarded so that more students can reach their potential.”

The Foundation exists to support students and faculty on our campus. “Our GivingTuesday campaign helps students afford a high-quality UW education locally,” she said. “Businesses and alumni know first-hand the importance and value of our campus to students and to the community. In making a gift, we are able to show our pride and give back by helping others succeed.”