Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship

To be eligible for this award, a student must:

• Be enrolled as a full-time student at UWL
• Be in good academic standing at the time of application;
• Be a degree-seeking student at the time of application and at the time they receive the award;
• Has not received the Tommy G. Thompson Scholarship in the prior year. (The scholarships are one-time, non-renewable, and non-transferable);
• Submit their cumulative undergraduate GPA from the undergraduate campus from which they are applying (This means that students without a cumulative GPA [e.g., freshmen] are ineligible); and
• Agrees to attend one Thompson Center event during the year of scholarship.

Additionally, to be eligible for this award, a student must:

• Submit a personal statement/biographical sketch that is no more than 450 words. (The personal statement/biographical sketch may be posted on the Thompson Center website and used in press releases if the candidate is selected for a scholarship.) The biographical sketch must include:

o The candidate’s definition or understanding of leadership;
o A discussion of how the candidate demonstrated leadership during their time on campus;
o The candidate’s aspirations; and
o An explanation of the ways in which the candidate’s leadership reflects Governor Thompson’s spirit and legacy of bringing people together to develop common-sense solutions.

The candidate may wish to include within this statement a brief description of any relevant volunteering, internships, or employment they have undertaken that reflect a spirit of leadership.

• Provide a copy of an up-to-date academic transcript, which thereby grants permission to the review panel(s) to consider it as part of the scholarship application. The student may include a brief appendix that summarizes any classes that relate to leadership or the personal statement/biographical sketch.

Award
$2,300.00
Deadline
11/20/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Tommy G. Thompson Leadership Scholarship
    • 1. Submit a personal statement/biographical sketch that is no more than 450 words. (The personal statement/biographical sketch may be posted on the Thompson Center website and used in press releases if the candidate is selected for a scholarship.) The biographical sketch must include:1. The candidate’s definition or understanding of leadership; 2. A discussion of how the candidate demonstrated leadership during his or her time on campus; 3. The candidate’s aspirations; and 4. An explanation of the ways in which the candidate’s leadership reflects Governor Thompson’s spirit and legacy of bringing people together to develop common sense solutions. The candidate may wish to include within this statement a brief description of any relevant volunteering, internships, or employment s/he has undertaken that reflect a spirit of leadership.
    • 2. If you are selected as a recipient of this scholarship, do you agree to attend one Thompson Center event during this academic year?