3M Provides $25,000 for Scholarships to the College of Business and Economics at UW-River Falls

December 10, 2013—3Mgives, a division of 3M, has provided $25,000 in funding for 3M Leadership Scholarships to the College of Business and Economics (CBE) at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 

The scholarship monies will be awarded to new freshman and transfer students in amounts of up to $2,000 for the 2014-15 academic year. Selection will be based on high school academic performance, admission test scores, and an essay on leadership.

"I am very pleased that 3M has provided funding for the 3M Leadership Scholarship," said Glenn Potts, dean of the College of Business and Economics. "3M is an innovative leader among American businesses and we are grateful to have been chosen by them for the scholarship fund. The 3M Leadership Scholarship provides recognition for high achieving students as well as the college. We plan to use the funds to help develop outstanding future leaders." 

3Mgives is the designation under which all giving, donations, and volunteerism of 3M and the 3M Foundation exists. The primary areas of 3Mgives include K-12 education, science, college and university, health & human services, arts & culture, and the environment. 

CBE is proud to foster its relationship with 3M. In fall 2012, Julie L. Bushman, senior vice president of Business Transformation and Information Technology at 3M, was CBE's Executive-in-Residence and presented the lecture "Transformational Leadership" on campus. An AACSB-accredited institution, CBE is a premier provider of business education and the 3Mgives grant ensures that incoming students are recognized for their achievements and experience a positive start to their college career at UWRF. 

Prospective students interested in applying for a 3M Leadership Scholarship can apply using the general scholarship application at Application deadline is Feb. 9, 2014. For more information, call the UWRF College of Business and Economics Dean's Office at 715-425-3335 or email

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