Sunday, December 21, 2014

New First-Year Student Scholarship List at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Contact Information : 

Admissions Office at (715) 346-2441 or


Priority consideration is given to admitted students who submit the Scholarship Application Form by January 15, 2015.

Scholarship Name​ and Criteria

UWSP Freshman Scholarship​Top 10% of high school class
Community Involvement
Leadership ​
Renewable : No 
​​​​$ Per Award​  : $1,000

Student Government Association/US Bank Academic Scholarship​ACT of 25 or higher with GPA of 3.25 or higher, OR
ACT of 25 or higher with top 25% of high school class ​
Renewable : No 
​​​​$ Per Award​ : $1,000

Student Government Association/US Bank Inclusive Excellence ScholarshipPreference given to applicants with ACT of 23 or higher, with GPA of 3.25 or higher OR class ranking in top 25%
Demonstration of commitment to support individuals from diverse backgrounds
Leadership Potential
Community and/or high school service activities ​
Renewable : No 
​​​​$ Per Award​ : $1,000

Leroy “Larry” Bishop Memorial Scholarship​Top 1/3 of high school class
GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
Evidence of student activity involvement
Demonstrates leadership qualities
Potentially renewable if 3.0 GPA is maintained ​
Renewable : Yes ​​
​​​​$ Per Award​ :$800

David A. Brandt Memorial Scholarship​Antigo High School graduate
Must demonstrate potential for success in college
Demonstrates leadership qualities
Evidence of student activity involvement
In need of financial assistance (FAFSA submission required) ​
Renewable : No​​
​​​​$ Per Award​ : ​Amount Varies

Jerome and Barbara Bushman Scholarship​Wittenberg-Birnamwood high school graduate
Top 15% of high school class OR GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) OR ACT of 24 or higher
Potentially renewable for eight (8) consecutive semesters if 3.0 GPA is maintained 
Renewable : Yes
​​​​$ Per Award​ : ​Amount Varies ​

​Leah Brueckner Memorial ScholarshipGPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
Well-rounded high school career ​
Renewable : No
​​​​$ Per Award​ : Amount Varies $100-$500​

​Marion Brazeau Fey ScholarshipDisplays ability to succeed
Involvement in community and high school service activities
Wisconsin resident 
Renewable : No​ ​​​
​​​​$ Per Award​ : $500

​Chancellor’s Choice Scholarship
Top 10% of high school class
GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
ACT of 25 or higher ​
Renewable : No​ ​​​​​​​$ Per Award​ :  ​​​Amount Varies

​Karen Engelhard Alumni ScholarshipMajor in education
Wisconsin resident
Potentially renewable if 3.0 GPA is maintained and recipient is accepted into the School of Education when eligible ​
Renewable : Yes ​​​
​​​​$ Per Award​ :  ​​​$1,500​​​

​Golden Sands Ruffed Grouse Society Scholarship
Top 15% of high school class OR GPA of 3.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
High school within 35 miles of Stevens Point (Portage County residents given preference)
Major in Resource Management, Wildlife Ecology, Fisheries & Water Resources, Soil & Waste Resources or Forestry. Conservation Biology minors may also apply ​
Renewable : No ​​​
​​​​$ Per Award​ :  $500​ 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

What is the difference between Associate Degree and High school Diploma Completion

Associate Degree: Certificate of Completion program community college (Community College), also known as dual study. This program requires student complete high school and community college for two years at aged 16 and older. And then students can continue  go to university in the United States. .Many Americans choose a community college to reduce costs. In two years attending Community College, students must complete 90 credits (credits) to get by Associates Degree (AD),meet the requirements of many workplaces.If you are not going to do this right away or want to learn more, students with Associate Degree may enroll university . 

Diploma: Vocational training programs, this is a certificate issued after completion of the course at a professional training school to ensure students fully skilled engineering practice in a field specific areas. This certificate is issued to students who complete the program does not require a degree and usually only lasts a year or less. This certificate is only used for the engineering industry or profession.Conditions are also quite easy to study, students only need a high school diploma or equivalent is enough. However, there are also a number of other sectors such as accounting, students should have a basic knowledge of other newly enrolled. 

Why choose a community college student? 

6/10 students in American choose community colleges (dual study) for low fees. We can say it is also the most fundamental reason for the choice of the middle-class families. Average tuition community colleges around 9000-11000 USD. This figure is only 50% compared with the four-year universities. Thus, students can reduce the total cost by the first two years at community colleges.  On the other hand, the entry requirements are also quite flexible in order to create the most favorable conditions for students.
Unlike universities, community college student assessment criteria and have separate intensive English program for students who need English skills increase. Therefore, most cases do not require TOEFL, IELTS, SAT when admission. Entry requirements for academic and lower than the four-year university. Typically, the input of students just reached high school GPA of 7.0 or above for TOEFL iBT 61 or IELTS: 5.5. Students who do not qualify will learn more ESL program after admission.

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