UW-Platteville expands merit scholarships, giving students potential to save additional $8,000

Written by Alison Parkins on Tue, 12/14/2021 - 09:40 |
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As part of its ongoing investment in student success, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville announced that its Merit Scholarship is now renewable for all four years of a student’s education, offering a potential for up to $8,000 in savings. 

Merit scholarships are available to incoming on-campus freshman students admitted to the Platteville campus, based on their unweighted high school GPA at the time of their admission. In the past, these scholarships were awarded for only one year. They are now renewable, and full-time UW-Platteville freshman students studying on the Platteville campus, with a GPA of 3.57 or higher, are eligible. Students with a GPA of 4.0 at the time of their admittance to UW-Platteville will receive an $8,000 merit scholarship, dispersed evenly over four years. Neither ACT nor SAT scores are required for eligibility for fall 2022. 

“I am so pleased that moving forward we are able to increase our merit scholarships and help potential students make thoughtful decisions when choosing UW-Platteville,” said Dr. Tammy Evetovich, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville. “Families are feeling the financial pressure associated with sending their student to college. I know firsthand that students worry about the burden they are putting upon their families or how much money they will have to pay back after graduation. Scholarships can lessen that burden, close the financial gap, and allow students more time and energy to focus on their studies to work toward a better future. Renewable scholarships, in particular, allow students to envision attaining their educational goals. Being able to offer our students scholarships that extend throughout their academic career reinforces the university’s commitment to increasing access by providing an affordable education.”

For more information about all UW-Platteville scholarships, visit www.uwplatt.edu/scholarships