UW-Platteville Richland announces “Richland Promise” $500 minimum scholarship guarantee for all newly enrolled students

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All new, full-time freshman students enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Richland for the 2020-21 academic year will be eligible for at least a $500 scholarship from the Richland County Campus Foundation and will also be considered for other awards as well. This expansion of scholarship awards marks a renewed commitment to students, and to the campus, according to campus Dean Dr. Brandon Fetterly.

“The Foundation cares for our students, and our whole campus, in so many ways, and the Richland Promise scholarship program is just the latest demonstration of that,” said Fetterly. 

All newly admitted freshman students will receive the short scholarship application when they receive admittance confirmation from the university, explained Student Services Director Stephanie Joyce. 

“All students who apply, either now, later in spring, or any time before classes start, will be able to participate,” said Joyce, who also leads the university team that assists the Foundation in making its awards.  “The Foundation wants this program available to every full-time enrolled freshman, and the Richland Promise will make it even easier to show prospective students what the campus has to offer them.”

The simplicity of the Richland Promise fits with how Joyce and her team in Student Services try to help students.  According to Joyce, “we want the whole enrollment process, from the day you start your application, to the start of classes and beyond, to be as clear, smooth and supportive as possible.”

Darlo Wentz, the executive director of the Richland County Campus Foundation, reports that the Foundation’s board really hoped the Richland Promise would show the ongoing vitality of the campus and reinforce how important it is to Richland County.

“Our area has such a long, dedicated, history with this campus, and the Foundation wanted to reinvest in that history with the Richland Promise,” said Wentz. “It’s important for everyone starting out as a student at UW-Platteville Richland to know that the resources of the Foundation are backing up your hard work and dedication.”

This is the second new scholarship program announced by the Foundation in recent weeks. The new Launch scholarships specifically for students enrolled in new programs in food and agriculture, and business administration, with continued funding as students choose to move on to UW-Platteville, were announced in February. 

More information is available at uwplatt.edu/richland/scholarships.