Supporting student education

The UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation, Inc. provides scholarship opportunities through the generosity of area businesses and individuals, community organizations, alumni and campus faculty and staff interested in the educational progress of UWECBC students. Each year the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Foundation, Inc. provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to students.

Some scholarships also require verification of financial need. Therefore, all scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). No repayment of scholarships is required.

Contact the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Solution Center at or 715-788-6244 for more scholarship information.

Application Deadlines: Make sure to apply for scholarships before our priority deadline of February 1 for early awards or April 1 for other awards.

How to apply for scholarships (incoming Fall 2019 students only)

Freshmen and transfer students who have been admitted are eligible to apply for scholarships. If deadlines for scholarships are quickly approaching, you may begin your application prior to admission. Please note UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Eau Claire share scholarship software.

Step 1:

If you have not done so already, you will need to activate your account. To activate your account, you will need the following information:

  • your username and campus ID (which were sent in an email when you applied or are on your admit letter)
  • birth date
  • last four digits of your social security number, or your UWEC PIN that you were sent in a separate email (if you did not provide us with your social security number)

Step 2:

After activating your account, apply online for scholarships at our Gold for Blugolds site. Sign in using your UW-Eau Claire – Barron County username and password. Once you’re logged in, select the UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Scholarship Application, as this single application will ensure you are automatically considered for the majority of incoming student scholarships.

How to accept your scholarship(s)

Freshmen, transfer, international and nontraditional students who have received notification from the Admissions Office about receiving a scholarship(s) should log back into Gold for Blugolds to accept their award(s).

Step 1:

Log back into Gold for Blugolds. If you have not yet activated your account, please refer to Step 1 in the previous section.

Step 2:

Select the My Awards tab to accept the scholarship(s) you have been awarded. If you have questions, contact the Solution Center at or 715-788-6244.

Incoming student scholarships

To apply for an incoming student scholarship, the student must be admitted for the upcoming fall semester and submit the scholarship application no later than the April 1.

Red Cedar Scholarship | five $1,000 awards

Recognizes students who have demonstrated academic strength and leadership. Eligible students must have 25+ ACT (1200+ SAT) score plus top 25% of class (3.5 GPA if class rank is unavailable).

Local UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Scholarship | five $1,000 awards

Incoming first-year students must graduate from one of the eligible high schools, which are located within a 40-mile radius of UW-Eau Claire – Barron County. (Home-schooled students who live within a 40-mile radius of campus are eligible to apply). Eligible students must have 21+ ACT (1060+ SAT) score or in the top 50% of class (3.0 GPA if class rank is unavailable).

UW-Eau Claire – Barron County Promise | five $1,000 awards

Incoming first-year students who have graduated from a Wisconsin high school and demonstrate financial need.

UWECBC Proud | five $1,000 awards

Incoming first-year students attending UW-Eau Claire or UW-Eau Claire – Barron County who must have been enrolled in and completed college coursework from UW-Eau Claire – Barron County while in high school with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA. Eligible students must be in the top 25% of their class (3.5 GPA if class rank is unavailable). We are proud to continue the tradition of commitment to education!

See additional scholarship opportunities for incoming students

Current student scholarships

Scholarships ranging from $250 - $1,250 are available to those who have completed some post-secondary coursework (number of credits earned may vary depending on the scholarship) and will attend UW-Eau Claire – Barron County in the 2019-20 academic year. To be eligible, complete and submit a scholarship application form by the April 1, 2018 deadline.

Descriptions of current student scholarships

Continuing Student Scholarship Application

Return to Learn Scholarships

These scholarships are available to nontraditional adult students who are starting their college career or are resuming their college education. A student is considered for Return to Learn scholarships if he/she is 1) beginning college 2+ years post high school or 2) resuming college after a 2+ year absence.

Descriptions of nontraditional student scholarships

Return to Learn Application


It is important for students and parents to be aware of Scholarship Scams. There is no need to spend any money for a scholarship search service.

The following are some FREE scholarship search services available online. These searches are designed to help students and parents find available private scholarship dollars. You should not have to pay for scholarships search services.

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