College affordability is a pressing issue for many students, but especially for online students who are often nontraditional in age and balancing work, family and other responsibilities with their education.
That’s why the University of Wisconsin Sustainable Management program offers three scholarship opportunities to help new and continuing Bachelor of Science students pay for their education. This fall semester, the program awarded $57,000 in scholarships to 27 students completing their online bachelor’s degree. Scholarship amounts ranged from $500 to $2,750 per student.
Scholarship recipients are enrolled in one of the program’s four partner campuses: UW-Parkside, UW-River Falls, UW-Stout, and UW-Superior.
Crystal Fey, senior program manager, says, “The UW Sustainable Management scholarship awards are unique because they recognize online bachelor’s degree students. Often, online students are nontraditional in age. Many are already working in the field, managing staff in a large organization, manufacturing collection systems for municipalities or retrofitting buildings with renewable energy options. Others are earning the degree to re-enter the workforce, develop a management specialization or are shifting careers to find their dream job in sustainability. One common theme exists: all are committed to completing their online bachelor’s degrees.”
Three types of scholarships are available to all Sustainable Management online bachelor’s degree students. The deadline for spring semester scholarship applications is January 17.
For New Students
1. Sustainable Employer Match Scholarship: If your employer offers a tuition-reimbursement program, this scholarship will cover the cost of one Sustainable Management course ($1,170) when your employer pays for a second course.
2. Green Student Scholarship: We recognize that not all employers offer a tuition-reimbursement program. So if your employer does not, this $500 scholarship is meant for you.
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For Continuing Students
3. Sustainable Management Academic Scholarship: If you have completed at least two courses in the bachelor’s program and maintained a 2.75 or higher grade point average, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship. Award amounts vary depending upon the size of the applicant pool but range from $250 to $2,750; the more courses you’ve taken, the greater the award.
Fey urges all UW Sustainable Management students to apply for the awards each semester. Says Fey, “The amounts are generous and could cover a student’s entire tuition; students can earn multiple awards throughout their time with us, and the process to apply is simple, so we encourage everyone to apply. These scholarships are meant specifically for our students, so please, make it a priority to apply by the deadline.”
Learn more about which scholarships you qualify for when you visit the Current Students information on sustain.wisconsin.edu.
2016 Fall Semester Scholarship Recipients
“We wish to congratulate each of our scholarship recipients for their hard work, passion and commitment to completing their online bachelor’s degrees,” says Fey.
Below is a list of the award recipients and their respective campuses.
|Joanna||Marr Baker||UW-River Falls|
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