UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Falcon Scholars Endowment Challenge

Are you ready to make a difference?

Impact the life of a UW-River Falls student through the Falcon Scholars Endowment Challenge. You have the opportunity to double the impact of your gift.

How do I make a diffference?

Make a donation of any size, and five graduates of UW-River Falls will match your gift dollar for dollar, up to $1,000,000.  Yes, One Million Dollars! Where else in this economy can you instantly double your money?  

The Falcon Scholars Program

Falcon Scholars began in 2012 and currently there are over 300 Falcon Scholars on campus.  Annually, 50-80 qualified freshmen are selected as Falcon Scholars based on academic performance and leadership qualities. Each Falcon Scholar receives $1,000 per year which will renew annually up to 4 years. In addition, during their junior or senior year a $2,000 stipend is awarded and applied to an undergraduate research or a study abroad experience.  The stipend is supported by students through a differential tuition fee approved by the Student Senate as a part of the Falcon Promise.

The UW-River Falls Foundation created the Falcon Scholars Endowment Fund with a goal of supporting this program into perpetuity.

Who are the students?

Below are just a few of the Falcon Scholar students.

Amy Cornish, Eden Prairie, MN
Senior, Elementary Education and Spanish Education
Falcon Scholar Amy Cornish
"The Falcon Scholars program allowed me to become instantly connected with a variety of opportunities for academic enrichment and study abroad as soon as I arrived on campus. Falcon Scholars support provided significant financial relief and helped to fund my study abroad experience in Seville, Spain. It was an adventure in which I gained language experience, confidence, and a new connection with dozens of foreign cultures while traveling to Portugal, Morocco, Spain and Scotland."

Lindsay Anderson, Gresham, WI
Marketing Communications with an Agriculture Emphasis
Falcon Scholar Lindsay Anderson
"I'm really, really grateful. The Falcon Scholars program helps take out a big chunk of my tuition every year." Lindsay is planning to participate in the Wisconsin in Scotland program. "Without the Falcon Scholars program, I wouldn't even be thinking about studying abroad."

Do you have more questions?

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