Please share with students: Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition deadline is March 30

The UW-Green Bay Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the fourth annual Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. This undergraduate essay competition aims to promote understanding of the purpose and value of a liberal arts and science education. We invite eligible students from across campus to submit essays for the competition.

Selection Process and Awards: All essays will be judged by a group of UW-Green Bay faculty. Student essays selected as winners of the UW-Green Bay competition will receive an annual continuing scholarship of $1,000 for up to three years or completion of a baccalaureate degree (whichever comes first) to cover educational expenses at UW-Green Bay. Recipients will be notified in spring 2020.

Eligibility: This year’s competition is open to any UW-Green Bay undergraduate student in academic good standing who plans to enroll at least half time for at least one semester during the 2020-2021 academic year. One scholarship will be granted to a current first-year student, and one scholarship will be granted to a current sophomore, junior, or senior.

This Year’s Topic: What is the future of liberal education in the United States?  Will it survive the political challenges it faces from its critics?  Will it be able to adapt to rapidly changing technology?  Will it become so expensive as to become the exclusive domain of the elites in society?  Will it simply fade away?  What role will it play if it does survive?  Is it possible to imagine a vibrant and dynamic future for education in the United States?  What role do the liberal arts play in that future?

Strong student essays will invite reader engagement through description and reflection on personal experience, as well as demonstrate careful consideration of the prompt. To learn more about the goals of a liberal education, you may wish to check these liberal education learning outcomes.

Submissions: The submission deadline is March 30, 2020. Submissions must be sent electronically to the Provost’s Office c/o Clifton Ganyard at ganyardc@uwgb.edu; all essays must be attached as a .pdf document. All submissions are to be original essays, 1,000-1,250 words in length, typed, double-spaced.

Each essay must include a title page with the following information:

  • title of essay
  • student’s name
  • current school standing (first-year, sophomore, junior or senior)
  • major (undecided is acceptable)
  • home address
  • e-mail address
  • telephone number

The title page must also include the following statement: “I hereby affirm that this is an original essay and my own work.”

 

Reminder: 2020-2021 scholarships open for continuing students

Please encourage students to apply! Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at the UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors. Qualified continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards. In addition, new freshmen scholarships are also open for applying, as well as an award for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments. The priority application date for these funds is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Review the scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! For more information, please contact Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

Reminder: 2020-2021 scholarships open for continuing students

Please encourage students to apply! Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at the UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors. Qualified continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards. In addition, new freshmen scholarships are also open for applying, as well as an award for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments. The priority application date for these funds is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Review the scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! For more information, please contact Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

2020-2021 scholarships open for continuing students

Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at the UW-Green Bay. A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors. Qualified continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards. The priority application date for these funds is Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Review the scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships!  For more information, please contact Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

Reminder: Tommy G. Thompson Scholarship deadline is approaching for students

Faculty and staff, please encourage students to apply. The Tommy G. Thompson Center on Public Leadership is offering a scholarship of $2,300 to one undergraduate student at each of the University of Wisconsin System’s four-year campuses for the 2019-20202 academic year. Scholarships are intended for undergraduates who have shown public leadership in their lives in a way that reflects the general legacy of Governor Tommy G. Thompson. Applications are due Nov. 24, 2019.  Additional details about the award (and other outside scholarships) are available on the Private Scholarships webpage.

Udall Foundation scholarship opportunities

Every year, the Udall Foundation offers competitive scholarships nationwide. One scholarship is for issues related to Native American nations and the other scholarship is related to environmental issues. For details on both of these scholarships, go to this link and thoroughly read through all pages. Students applying must be registered through their faculty representative by March 4, 2020.

Associate Prof. Laurel Phoenix (Public and Environmental Affairs) is the campus faculty representative to contact if you would like apply for one of these opportunities and submit all required materials. Please contact her at phoenixl@uwgb.edu.

New freshmen and continuing students may apply for 2019-2020 scholarships now

Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at the UW-Green Bay.  A wide variety of funding opportunities exist thanks to the generosity of donors. Qualified incoming freshmen and continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards, including one for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments.  The priority application date for these funds is Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. Review the scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships!  For more information, please contact Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

NASA Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium scholarship opportunities for students

Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium is offering two scholarship opportunities for undergraduate students demonstrating an interest aerospace, space science or other interdisciplinary space-related studies:

— STEM Bridge Scholarship
— Undergraduate Scholarship (Two-year institutions)

Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Questions can be directed to the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium office.

Photo galleries: UW-Green Bay celebrates its scholarship recipients and donors

Over the past few weeks, UW-Green Bay has celebrated exceptional students and generous donors through several scholarship receptions. Enjoy a few snapshots from the May 2018 Scholarship Receptions.

Click to advance slideshow or view the album on Flickr.

Scholarship Receptions Spring 2018

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication