UWSP Student-Parent Child Care Scholarship

Purpose:

The UWSP Student Child Care Scholarship was established in collaboration with Student Government Association to assist parents enrolled in post-secondary education obtain safe, dependable care that supports their children’s development while allowing completion of the parent’s academic programs.

The following criteria will be used by a Scholarship Committee made up of members to select those to receive a scholarship.

Application Process:

The Child Care Scholarship deadline for submission of the application is September 15th annually.

Eligibility:

  • Be a UWSP student with a child or legal dependent age 12 and under in need of child care.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not be in default on any federal loans or owing a refund on federal funds previously disbursed.
  • Be enrolled in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • The family must complete the scholarship application and must submit a copy of their previous year’s tax return. The application will require voluntary provision of information about whether the family includes a single parent in school or both parents in school, the work status of the parent(s), a statement of goals, and a statement of specific circumstances and specific needs.
  • Family must submit a denial letter or have an authorization for state Child Care Assistance with application.

Upon departure from HRG-UCLCC:

  • The awardee completes a letter to the UWSP Student Government Association as a testimonial to how receiving this scholarship affected their time here at UWSP and the ability to work towards their degree completion.

UCLCC Early Care & Education Scholarship for single mothers

Purpose:

The UCLCC Early Care & Education Scholarship was established by funds granted by the Women's Fund of Portage County to assist single mothers in offsetting the cost associated with high quality early care and education for their child(ren) in a 5-star, nationally accredited program.  (2) $1000.00 scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic school year. 

The following criteria will be used by a Scholarship Committee made up of members to select those to receive a scholarship.

Application Process:

The Early Care & Education Scholarship deadline for submission of the application is September 15th annually.

Eligibility:

  • Be a single mother with a child or legal dependent age 12 or under in need of child care at the UCLCC.
  • Single mothers need NOT be a student of UWSP to apply.
  • Not be in default on any federal loans or owing a refund on federal funds previously disbursed.
  • The family must complete the scholarship application and must submit a copy of their previous year’s tax return. 
  • The application will require voluntary provision of information about whether the family includes a single parent in school or both parents in school, the work status of the parent(s), and a statement of specific circumstances and specific needs.
  • Family must submit a denial letter or have an authorization for state Child Care Assistance with application (if eligible).

Upon departure from HRG-UCLCC:

  • The awardee completes a letter to the Women's Fund of Portage County as a testimonial to how receiving this scholarship impacted the ability to afford high quality early care and education.


Susanne "Susie" B. Sprouse Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:

The Susie Sprouse Memorial Scholarship was established to serve a UWSP student-parent with a child who attends the UCLCC, with a scholarship of $1,250 towards their student tuition at UWSP per semester ($2,500 for full academic year, no requirement to reapply for the second semester award).  

The following criteria will be used by a Scholarship Committee made up of members to select those to receive a scholarship

Application Process:

The Susie Sprouse Memorial Scholarship deadline for submission of the application is September 15th annually.

Eligibility:

  • UWSP student status must be a full-time junior, senior, or graduate student.
  • Must have a child who attends the HRG-UCLCC.
  • Preference given to Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education majors with a 3.00 cumm. GPA or higher (other majors may be considered).
  • Must include UWSP Academic History Report showing student status, major, and cumulative GPA.

Upon departure from HRG-UCLCC:

  • Submit a letter at the end of the school year to the HRG-UCLCC, to be forwarded to The Sprouse Family. Letters must include the following:
  1. How the scholarship helped awardee achieve their educational goals
  2. The positive impact that quality early childhood education/care impacts the community, and the country as a whole
  3. Something about Susanne Sprouse 


For more information, contact:

Becky Helf
Child Care Director – HRG-UCLCC
08 Delzell Hall
715-346-4370
childcare@uwsp.edu