UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Developed in partnership with UW-River Falls Student Senate, the Falcon Scholars program brings with it the ability to enrich learning (and, therefore, employment relevance and leadership capacity) for UWRF students, to raise the academic standards among undergraduates, and to support engagement and excellence among faculty and staff.
Upon admission, incoming freshmen who have a record of academic success may apply to become a Falcon Scholar through a rigorous application process. Qualifying students who continue to maintain a 2.75 GPA will be offered renewable, four-year scholarship support ($1,000/year; $4,000 total), funded by donors. Differential tuition funds of $2,000 will be used to support international study abroad and/or participation in undergraduate research, scholarly or creative activity for Falcon Scholars attending full-time.
Students, especially first-generation students, benefit in multiple ways. First, this initiative makes unique educational opportunities available to many more students across a range of academic colleges and disciplines. Second, it reduces the need to pursue off-campus jobs, thereby amplifying academic focus. Third, expanded opportunities come while keeping UWRF affordable.