Scholarships

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  • DEADLINE — Feb. 9, 2014 (for scholarships listed below)

Other scholarship deadlines vary

Hundreds awarded annually at UWRF!



Recipients of all UWRF scholarships receive e-mail notification from the Financial Aid office in April or May. Recipients of the Donna J. Arne scholarship will be notified by the Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice Department in early April and a certificate will be presented at the Department Banquet in April 2014.

All scholarship awards are contingent on students meeting eligibility requirements as defined by the UW-River Falls Foundation and the Financial Aid office.

Just for Sociology majors


Donna J. Arne Scholarship

(Established by Professor Emeritus Bob Pionke in honor of Donna Arne, Office Manager for SACJ and Geography, upon her retirement in 1997.)

Awarded to a junior with a Sociology major with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 who demonstrates financial need.


Preference given to Sociology majors


Drs. Clifford and Carole Mottaz Scholarship
Awarded to a transfer student (a student who has completed some portion of their undergraduate work at another institution and is new to the UWRF campus in the fall of the year in which the scholarship is awarded) to UW-River Falls. First preference should be given to a student who intends to major in sociology. Second preference should be given to a student who intends to major in psychology.


Other scholarships suitable for Sociology majors


Annette Harrison and Dr. Robert Pionke Memorial Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate, non-traditional female over 25 who demonstrates need, aptitude and a commitment to attain a degree from UWRF.

Dean Neal Prochnow Arts and Sciences Scholarship
Student must have declared major in College of Arts and Sciences, currently enrolled as a first time freshman at UWRF and who will be returning for the next academic year. The student must have a clear plan for graduation from UWRF (verified by student advisor) and must be active in department and university activities, or have begun to participate in research or creative activities in the department. A letter of support must be provided from a faculty member in their declared major. Preference can be given to first generation college students or students of color.


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2013 Recipient


Heather Schenck
Donna J. Arne Scholarship

Congratulations!