Sharon A. Stark Financial Education Scholarship Fund

The Sharon A. Stark Financial Education Scholarship is available to students in the UW Madison Online Personal Finance program. This scholarship will cover one 3-credit course during the spring 2021 award cycle and may be renewed for subsequent semesters (up to six at 3 credits each) as long the student recipient remains in good academic standing. The donor’s intent is to support students who have faced obstacles or barriers (personal, financial) in reaching their educational goals. The donor, who has an extensive background in consumer and financial education, has offered to serve as a mentor for the recipient, providing informal guidance, encouragement, and advice.

Award
$1,725.00
Organizations
Division of Continuing Studies, School of Human Ecology
Deadline
11/30/2020
Supplemental Questions
  1. In a brief paragraph, please describe any work, volunteer, or life experiences that have influenced your interest in pursuing a degree in Personal Finance. Be sure to include how your future career/educational goals will make a difference in your specific field of study or your community. The essay responses will be evaluated for both content and structure. We recommend using the services of The Writing Center, online meetings offered here: https://writing.wisc.edu/
  2. Please explain in detail your educational and career goals and how this scholarship will support this attainment. Be sure to address any financial needs and life experiences that may have presented challenges or obstacles (educational, personal, familial, etc.) in reaching your educational and career goals. The essay responses will be evaluated for both content and structure. We recommend using the services of The Writing Center, online meetings offered here: https://writing.wisc.edu/
  3. If relevant, please tell us about any special considerations of which you'd like the selection committee to be aware of (change in finances, health, family, disability, etc.).
  4. Please describe any interest you have in a professional mentor in the Personal Financial field. How do you see yourself working with that mentor?