The Student Government Association at the University of
Wisconsin - Stevens Point is offering a scholarship opportunity through U.S.
Bank on campus.
SGA Vice President Shantanu Pai, a senior majoring in
waste management, says there is a contract between the student government and
the U.S. Bank on campus if that allows the bank to have a space in the Dreyfus
“There is a flat-rate dollar value that goes into the
fund when a certain percentage of students link their PointCard to their U.S.
Bank account,” Pai said. “This is the third year we have disbursed the scholarship
under this current contract.”
The money remains in the account until SGA gives it to
students who apply for the scholarship. The scholarship is then reviewed by a
Scholarships are awarded to outstanding students who
contribute to the university environment in one of three ways: academic merit,
university service and involvement, or inclusive excellence and diversity
Applicants for the merit award must have a cumulative
GPA of at least 3.5 and show some type of involvement or success in their academic
field. Students applying for the service-based award must display some type of
service on campus. This can include involvement in student organizations,
employment or volunteer work. All applicants are also required to submit a
response explaining why they believe they are qualified. Applicants for the
inclusivity-based award must include information about how their background
has contributed to diversity at UWSP.
“Twenty students can receive this scholarship, worth
$500 each, and any returning student with at least two semesters left at UWSP
is eligible,” Pai said.
The scholarship deadline is March 22 by 5 p.m.
Applications can be found here on the SGA webpage.