As part of the expanding offerings at its branch campuses, and in partnership with the Richland County Campus Foundation, UW-Platteville announced new Launch scholarships for UW-Platteville Richland 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 Richland that includes a commitment for further support if students choose to continue toward a bachelors degree at UW-Platteville,” campus dean Dr. Brandon Fetterly said. “It shows the commitment all across the university to the new degrees and new programs,” he added.
The Launch scholarships will be available to students who have applied directly into either the Associate of Science in Food and Agriculture or Business Administration program at UW-Platteville Richland, and will award $1000 each year as students maintain full-time status and good academic standing. When the associate degree is completed, the scholarship will continue at $1000 per year for students who 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 Richland campus. “We’re pleased that the scholarship funding makes a four-year degree a possibility for more students,” said Weber. “I hope we find more opportunities to help transition students who start at the Richland campus into further study with UW-Platteville.”
Funding for the scholarship years at UW-Platteville Richland comes from the Richland County Campus Foundation, which funds a wide variety of scholarship programs for UW-Platteville Richland students every year. “The Richland County Campus Foundations offers remarkable, sustaining support for our campus, and the donors’ generosity makes an incredible difference to students year after year,” said Dean Fetterly. 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 Admissions process.