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.

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Scholarship Receptions Spring 2018

– Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel, Marketing and University Communication

Photos and Video – Phuture Phoenix Scholarship Reception

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Phuture Phoenix program celebrated 15 years. Can you believe it?! Check out the photos of the April 26, 2018 celebration reception and the video, which includes reflections by co-founders of the program — Cyndie Shepard and Ginny Riopelle — and features many who have been involved with the program through the years. Among the guests were Mary Ann Anderson, a former principal who was with Riopelle and Shepard on that momentous day, 16 years ago, when a fifth-grader told Riopelle and Shepard that he had no hope for a path which led to college.

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Phuture Phoenix Scholarship Reception 2018
– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communications

Scholarship Recipients

College of Science, Engineering and Technology recognizes scholarship recipients and donors

In an extremely well-attended event, the College of Science, Engineering and Technology hosted a reception celebrating student scholarships and donors, March 29, 2018 in the Phoenix Room, University Union.

In the College,

  • 119 students received scholarships
  • 125 scholarships were awarded (some students received more than one)
  • $155,649 in donor scholarship funds were distributed

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CSET Scholarship Reception 2018
– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Appreciative UW-Green Bay students honor Craig Mueller at scholarship reception

Craig A. Mueller Scholarship recipients came together to honor the late Craig Mueller ’71 (Humanism and Cultural Change) and his generosity in creating scholarships for Art, Music, Theater and Communication students, and the Phuture Phoenix program.

Marcia Mueller, Craig’s sister, made the trip from Seattle to Green Bay, as she does annually, to help celebrate Craig’s lasting legacy and impact. At the event at the Weidner Center, senior Communication major Hannah Koerner spoke on behalf of her fellow scholarship recipients and as to the impact these scholarships have on UW-Green Bay students’ lives and the opportunities they present.

“Without scholarships, I would not have the ability to be so involved, which has made the person I am today,” she said. “Through my involvement both on campus and in the community, I have transformed from an unsure college freshman to someone who has been given the skill to succeed wherever life takes me.”

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Mueller Scholarship Reception 2018

–Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

UW-Green Bay Foundation announces more than $700,000 in scholarship funds available for students in 2018-19

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Foundation has informed Chancellor Gary L. Miller that it is releasing $720,700 in named endowed and annual scholarship funds which will be available to award students for the 2018-2019 academic year. This sum is four percent higher than a year ago. This total includes five new endowed scholarships. The UW-Green Bay Foundation currently administers 325 endowed and annual scholarship funds.

Increasing access to higher education at UW-Green Bay remains a top priority for the UW-Green Bay Foundation. Endowed scholarship funds grew by more than 17% in calendar year 2017, riding high on the tailwinds of the global investment environment. Growth in endowed funds results in larger scholarship awards in future years. The UW-Green Bay Foundation spending plan allows for the awarding of 4.5% of the asset balance for endowed scholarship funds.

Alumni and donors to the University consistently demonstrate through their giving that helping students through scholarship support is one their favorite charitable activities. Scholarships give students a motivational boost, letting them know others care about them and support their educational pursuits. Merit scholarships reward hard-working students with a track record of success. Need-based scholarships provide financial assistance to students demonstrating financial need.

To learn more about scholarships available to new and current students at UW-Green Bay, visit www.uwgb.edu/scholarships.

About the University Wisconsin Green Bay

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs to 7,158 students. The University transforms lives and communities through exceptional and award-winning teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities and a problem-solving approach to education. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.