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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–Photos by Amanda Jo Danihel and Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
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.
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Here are some reminders from the Financial Aid office:
Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals 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 deadline to apply for these funds is Feb.15, 2018. Review the Scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! Contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2556.
The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources are hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for summer positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at email@example.com or 920-465-2556.
The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) competition. A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 9, 2018. All nomination forms are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by Feb. 16, 2018. Please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-465-2556 with any questions.
Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals at 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 deadline to apply for these funds is Feb. 15, 2018. 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 email@example.com or 920/465-2556.
Darlene Long, widow of Donald Long (namesake of Donald Long Residence Hall) passed away recently. Don and Darlene were active supporters of UW-Green Bay and the Kress Events Center. Don Long co-chaired (with Jim Temp) the early 1980s campaign that raised more than $2.5 million for scholarships, professorships and the seed money that built the first residence halls on campus. See more.
For golf enthusiasts, what could be better than hitting the links for scholarships? The Alumni Association returns to Brown County Golf Course on Friday, June 9 for its 37th Annual Outing. The day includes a putting contest, 18 holes of golf with power cart, lunch, raffle, hole events, hors d’oeuvres reception and more. Team play will use a four-person scramble format. Prizes will be awarded to the low gross team and handicap team. $125 per person.
The Greater Green Bay P.E.O. Chapters have announced the availability of scholarships for Brown County women. Qualified applicants are high school graduates, have had their education interrupted and have re-entered or wish to re-enter a post-secondary institution. The grants will range up to $7,000 and are need based. The scholarships will be awarded according to financial and educational information requested in the application. Last year, grants awarded to women in Brown County totaled $59,000. Applications are available from UW-Green Bay’s financial aid office or by requesting a scholarship application from Georgia Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 21, 2017. Funds for these grants are made possible from the proceeds of the annual P.E.O. Gallerie of Shoppes held this past year on November 5th at the KI Convention Center.
Please forward this opportunity to your students… Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium Scholarships opportunities close Feb. 6, including: $2,000 awards for students pursuing any space-related studies; $4,000 for undergrads to pursue space-relevant research projects of their own design (relevance is construed broadly!); and $1,000 renewable awards to outstanding sophomore undergraduate students identified as a member of a federally recognized minority group (African American, Native American, Hispanic/Latino, or Pacific Islander) enrolled in a STEM program of study. See more details. E-mail UWGB’s representative to WSGC, Brian Welsch, if you have any questions, email@example.com.
UW-Green Bay student Miranda Cisneros (pictured above with donors Steven and Janelle Maricque) was the featured speaker at the UW-Green Bay Named Scholarships Reception, hosted by the Advancement Office, Monday, April 25. The event connected donors to their grateful scholarship recipients. Nearly $550,000 in named scholarships have been awarded to UWGB students in 2015-16.
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– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication
The 2016 Denise Scheberle Scholarship in Political Science has been awarded to Brianna Hammersley said to “very much deserve this scholarship in the spirit of emeritus Prof. Denise Scheberle and her engaged teaching.” Hammersley is also the recipient of a Phuture Phoenix Scholarship. The 2016 Outstanding Student Scholarship and Award in Public and Environmental Affairs goes to Hanna Mierow. Cheers to these two exceptional students.