U-News: June Newsletter

Tuesday, Jun 29, 2021

UW Wausau Campus Foundation’s Latest Scholarship Recipients

Deserving students from 24 Wisconsin communities received 182 scholarships totaling $208,000 to help pay for tuition over the 2021-22 school year. Recipients include selected incoming, continuing and transferring students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Wausau. Read More

Building Steam

2021 Scholarship Recipients Pick Up STEAM

STEAM scholarships target students who plan to major in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design or Math- or Finance-related disciplines. Applicants for the STEAM scholarships submitted essays explaining how they have impacted the community so far, and how they might impact the community if they return to work and live here after completing their higher education. A faculty committee then selected the recipients based on merit, need and a ranking of the essays. Read More

Tanya

Women Supporting Women: It’s Extraordinary

The UW Wausau Campus Foundation began the 100 Extraordinary Women Scholarship program in 2017, when 125 women each contributed $1,000 to support scholarships for women on the Wausau campus over a 5-year period. Six women are currently benefiting from this program, and we will announce the next round of scholarships later in 2021. Here is a testimonial from current recipient Tanya Lybert:

"I want to thank the 100 Extraordinary Women Scholarship donors for helping me achieve my goal of becoming a social worker and get closer to my main goal of becoming a mental health social worker. I have a 4.0 GPA for this semester, even with all the challenges that COVID-19 has thrown my way. I still have three jobs but with the scholarship I am able to keep my head above water. Words are insufficient to express my gratitude for being awarded this scholarship. I just want the donors to know how grateful I am to all of them for awarding me with the funds to further my education. When I complete my schooling, I will pay it forward by helping people that are in the greatest need. Again, thank you so very much for help in reaching my goals."

Donors Open Doors

Legacy giving is integral to UW Wausau Campus Foundation’s mission to support worthy and needy students by reducing their financial burdens while attending UW Stevens Point at Wausau. Learn more about this important tool for giving here.

Did You Know?

Did you know all funds donated to the UW Wausau Campus Foundation remain in Wausau and directly benefit current and prospective UW Stevens Point at Wausau students? And, while scholarships are a huge part of what we do, your donation to our Annual Fund campaign will also help fund:

  • Research awards and study programs
  • Faculty and staff professional development and recognition
  • Foundation operations

A donation to the UW Wausau Campus Foundation will directly impact the lives of students and faculty — one human being to another. There are many ways to give. Please give now to help us reach our fundraising goal before the end of our fiscal year!

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Current Fiscal Year

Scholarships Awarded 
182

Value of Scholarships Provided
$208,000

Including two new scholarship programs:

Incoming student incentive grants
$30,000

More science, technology, engineering & math scholarships
$25,000