Bessie May Allen Scholarship
Bessie May Allen directed the Home Economics Department at UWSP for 39 years. Bessie May was vital in keeping the program alive, bringing it back to campus after the Board of Regents voted to eliminate it. She expanded the home economics program by taking it from a two-year course of study to a four-year program. Bessie May established several scholarships prior to her death in 1969 and they continue to be made possible though her will. Awarded to students in fields related to home economics, these scholarships are awarded based upon scholarship, character, personal qualities, participation in college activities, and financial need.