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Three local incoming UW-Eau Claire freshmen receive scholarships

EAU CLAIRE – Karina Wait of Colfax, Jonathan Storing of Elk Mound, and Emily Yang of Elk Mound, were among the four hundred twenty-one freshmen at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire who have been awarded scholarships for the 2015-16 academic year.

These awards vary in amount and duration, and complete information about freshman scholarships and criteria can be found online.

The following are recipients from this area, with a brief description of the award:

Karina Wait of Colfax, Junaid & Rakhshan Chida Blugold Promise Scholarship: Donated by individuals and families, the Blugold Promise award is pact between donor and students with promise but limited financial means. Students get $1, 000 their freshman year. Those who perform well academically will receive $500 or more as a sophomore.

Jonathan Storing of Elk Mound, Freshman Honors Award: Freshman Honors Scholarship for $1000 is automatically awarded to incoming students with 28-30 ACT scores nad certain top class rank percentages.

Emily Yang of Elk Mound, Blugold Beginnings Scholarship: The Blugold Beginnings Scholarships are given to past participants of the Blugold Beginnings pre-college program; awards vary from $1,000-$5000 and some are renewable each year.