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Transform a Life

From a gas station to graduate school: A mother suddenly finds herself having to support a family of four on one salary. Jobs that don’t require a college education were scarce before and almost non-existent now. Scholarship assistance allows her to balance hard work, academics, and family. She goes from a job with no advancement opportunity to graduating with honors and a fellowship to graduate school.

This story is not unique. The Friends of the Campus and UW-Baraboo/Sauk County have been transforming lives like this for over 40 years. You can help young men and women, many of whom did not grow up with the educational enrichment many of us enjoyed, find their gifts, their genius, and their path to graduation.

Nurture Young Leaders

A local student has excelled beyond the coursework offered at the high school level. He can take upper-level calculus, foreign language, chemistry and physiology right here in Sauk County. A year later, he attends full-time at UW-BSC and has access to faculty who hold the highest degrees in their fields. Opportunities for original research as a freshman. Opportunities to lead others, manage budgets, make campus decisions…which easily translate into valuable experience in the workplace and in higher education.

This story also is not unique. UW-BSC students have developed leadership and academic skills on our campus and have become leaders on other campuses and in their chosen careers. Medical doctors, researchers, lawyers, small business owners, politicians, teachers…our students flourish.

Attract Businesses and Employees

A culturally-rich area attracts new businesses that wants to attract excellent employees. Workers who are highly recruited want to live in an area that offers enrichment – lectures, concerts, theatre, continuing education, workshops. UW-BSC offers all of this as part of its gift to the community and its mission to uphold the Wisconsin Idea. Businesses also have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of faculty and staff who are researchers who stay informed about the most recent innovations in their fields.