The University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc has 20 scholarships available for returning adult students for the 2013/14 academic year. The scholarships are being made possible from a generous $40,000 donation from the Hooper Foundation to the UW-Manitowoc Foundation.
Ten $2500 scholarships are available for adult students who apply for admission for the fall 2013 semester. Scholarship applicants must be 22 years of age or older by September 3, 2013 and be a new incoming student who has not yet applied for Fall 2013. Students who have left UW-Manitowoc for a period of time may also qualify. Preference will be given to students with a 2.75 GPA from either high school or college or technical college academic coursework (non-GPA history will also be considered). Applicants must complete a UW admission application (www.apply.wisconsin.edu), and a Financial Aid Application (www.fafsa.ed.gov) prior to August 6 so that financial need can be determined.
In addition, ten $1500 scholarships are available for adult students who are already enrolled and continuing their education at UW-Manitowoc in the fall. The same criteria of adult student status, demonstrated financial need, and academic merit apply.
Applications for both scholarships are due Tuesday, August 6 and are available online at www.manitowoc.uwc.edu, or from the Student Affairs Office on campus, 705 Viebahn Street. Applicants are encouraged to call 683-4707, or visit the UW-Manitowoc Student Affairs Office with questions or for assistance in completing any of the scholarship components.
The Hooper Foundation commemorates the philanthropic work of Mark and Helen Hooper, especially in the areas of art and education in the Manitowoc community. “I am very thankful to the Hooper Foundation for its generous contribution to the UW-Manitowoc Foundation in support of these scholarships,” said UW-Manitowoc Dean Charles Clark. “Now, more than ever, our students are in need of support in order to achieve their personal and career goals. These scholarships will enable our returning adult students to further their education and, we hope, realize their dreams.”