The Richland County Campus Foundation, whose mission is to support students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland, has pledged to continue funding its $1,200 first-year Richland Promise minimum scholarship guarantee for a student’s second year at UW-Platteville Richland.
The Richland Promise currently guarantees a minimum scholarship award of $1,200 to every full-time freshman student at UW-Platteville Richland, and now the program is expanding to guarantee the same minimum award for a student’s second year on the campus. Foundation President Terry Sebranek says the commitment makes sense, as students’ need for financial aid doesn’t end after their first year.
“The Foundation has continually found ways to expand our support of Richland campus students, and we’re glad to be able to do that again, by continuing the Richland Promise into a student's second year," said Sebranek. "We are very grateful to our tremendous donors whose generosity and belief in Richland students make this possible.”
Dr. Michael Compton, assistant provost for the branch campuses, says he’s eager to see what this expanded commitment can do for student recruitment and retention, as the campus continues to find ways to renew its mission in Richland county.
“The Richland Promise makes our campus one of the most affordable places in the whole state to earn real university credits that get students started toward an eventual bachelor’s degree, and now that students know they can count on it for two years at Richland, it makes the campus an even better option,” said Compton.
The $1,200 per year minimum for the Richland Promise is just that – a minimum. Sebranek says students who apply may be awarded other scholarships as well, depending on their academic achievements or other factors that align with the qualifications for specific scholarships.
“Most students are eligible for even more funding when they apply, and we match students with as many scholarships as we can,” Sebranek said.
All students who are accepted to UW-Platteville Richland will be directed toward the short application that makes them eligible for Foundation scholarships, Sebranek added, and all students, even those who enroll right at a semester’s start, will be fully eligible.
More information on the Richland Promise scholarship, how to start an application, schedule a campus visit, and other information is online at uwplatt.edu/richland.