UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County announces new Launch scholarships

UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County campus

Scholarship commitments will continue if students move on to pursue a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville.

As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Friends of the Campus in Baraboo, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students studying in both Food and Agriculture, and Business Administration.  New Associate of Science degrees in both areas were started on UW-Platteville’s branch campuses in the fall of 2019.

“This is the first scholarship program at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County that includes a specific, further commitment if students choose to transition to a bachelor’s degree program at UW-Platteville,” Campus Dean Ed Janairo said. “It shows the commitment all across the university to these new degrees and new programs at our campus.”

The Launch scholarships will be available to selected students who have applied directly into either the Associate of Science in Food and Agriculture or Business Administration programs at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County and will award $1,000 each year as students maintain full-time status and good academic standing. When the associate degree is completed, the scholarship will continue at $1,000 per year for students transition to UW-Platteville’s main campus to complete either a Bachelor of Science in a School of Agriculture major or School of Business major.

Dr. Wayne Weber, dean of the UW-Platteville College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture hopes the new scholarship opportunities encourage students to continue their work toward a bachelor’s degree at UW-Platteville once they finish their time on the Baraboo Sauk County campus.  “We’re pleased that the scholarship funding makes a bachelor’s degree a possibility for more students,” said Weber.  “I hope we find more opportunities to help transition students who start at the Baraboo Sauk County campus into further study with UW-Platteville.”

Funding for the scholarship years at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County comes from the Friends of the Campus Inc., which funds a wide variety of scholarship programs for UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County students every year. “The Friends of the Campus offer tremendous support for our students every year, and we’re grateful for their embrace of these new degrees,” said Dean Janairo.  Continued funding for ongoing work at UW-Platteville’s main campus in Platteville will come through the UW-Platteville’s scholarship programs.

Students may apply to either the Associate of Science in food and agriculture or the Associate of Science in business administration program through the UW System’s Admission Application.  Applicants will be contacted about Launch scholarships during the admission process.