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We are proud to announce the establishment of the following new funds and awards, which provide scholarship support, recognition of student achievements and enhanced departmental resources. Our appreciation is extended to the many donors who enrich students’ educational experiences and advance the University’s standing.

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UW Oshkosh Foundation
625 Pearl Ave.
Oshkosh WI 54901


New Foundation Funds in 2013

African American Student Leadership Award was established to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1968 Black Thursday protest. This award is given to African American students of junior status who demonstrate leadership in campus activities that benefit African American students.


The A.O. Smith Foundation Scholarships provide financial support to incoming, first-year students whose goal is to pursue a degree from the UW Oshkosh College of Business. Applicants must possess outstanding qualities of character, scholastic ability and servant leadership. Preference is given to students with a strong record of community service.


The CPCU Fox Valley Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in insurance, risk management or finance with a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3, who are nominated by the college dean or director of insurance.


The Nancy Elsberry FNP Graduate Scholarship was created by Nancy Elsberry, a founder of the UW Oshkosh College of Nursing graduate program. It is awarded to female graduate students in the family nurse practitioner program, based on academic achievement and potential for excellence in practice.


The James H. Fischer Family Endowed Scholarship was established by James Fischer '70, to encourage high school graduates to continue their education. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors with an overall grade-point average of 3.0 or greater and a declared major in biology or geology.


The Gender Diversity in Computer Science Scholarship was created by Eric Schultz, a 2011 alumnus, to support the education of exceptional women and transgender computer science students. Selection is based on involvement in computer science and software development activities.


The Golden Titan Endowed Scholarship is funded through contributions from Golden Titans—alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. The scholarship is awarded to students with a minimum grade-point average of 2.5, with preference to first-generation college students.


The William Haidlinger Endowed Scholarship was created through a bequest from William G. Haidlinger '58, a former teacher and consultant in the pulp and paper industry. Haidlinger was a biology major with a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He designated his scholarship for students studying science.


The Dr. Madhu N. Mahadeva Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of UW Oshkosh biology professor Madhu Mahadeva, by his wife, Dr. Bani Q. Mahadeva, professor emeriti of sociology and social work. The scholarship is awarded to a high-achieving female student with a commitment to a career in the sciences.


The Don Martin Kinesiology Scholarship was established by Dr. Martin in appreciation for the students and faculty he worked with as a participant in the Healthy Titans program. Martin was a faculty member in the department of sociology 1970–2003. The award is given to kinesiology majors and is based in part on applicants' promise and potential in the field of kinesiology.


The Ellie Maslowski Memorial Classified Staff Scholarship was established by her friends and colleagues. Maslowski worked at UW Oshkosh for 19 years. She was instrumental in developing the Classified Staff Advisory Council and served as its first chair. Scholarship recipients must be permanent classified staff (or equivalent) who are degree- or certificate-seeking students at UW Oshkosh.


The Mersberger Financial Group Fund (MFGF) is actively managed by the UW Oshkosh Student-Managed Endowment Fund. The MFGF requires holding assets with varying degrees of risk with the intention of awarding annual scholarships to finance majors. The inclusion of various strategies for the fund will provide students with experience in different trading environments. Mersberger Financial Group (MFG) is owned and operated by Peter '81, and Marilyn Mersberger '81, and their sons, Josh '09 and Zach '11.


The Ken and Mable Schaefer Scholarship was established through a bequest from Ken and Mable Schaefer of Oshkosh. The Schaefers created the fund in memory of their son, Robert, to assist Oshkosh students who might not otherwise be able to pursue their education. Applicants must be current UW Oshkosh freshmen, sophomores or juniors who graduated from an Oshkosh high school.

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