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Board Report #01-4

1999-2000 Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
Annual Report and Survey Results

 

July 31, 2000
TO: The Honorable Brian Burke, Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Finance
State Capitol, Room 316S
Madison, WI 53701
The Honorable John Gard, Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Finance
State Capitol, Room 315N
Madison, WI 53701
Dear Senator Burke and Representative Gard:

Enclosed is the 1999-2000 Annual Status Report for the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) Program. Submission of this report is in compliance with Section 39.41(7) of the Wisconsin Statutes which requires a yearly report regarding the AES Program be developed and provided to the Joint Committee on Finance. In addition to presenting final 1999-2000 data, preliminary data is included for the freshmen who will enroll during the 2000-01 academic year as the 11th class of scholars since the inception of the program.

If you have any questions about this report or about the AES Program, please feel free to contact me at 264.6181 or by e-mail at jane.hojan-clark@heab.state.wi.us.

Sincerely,

Jane Hojan-Clark
Executive Secretary

 

1999-2000
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Annual Status Report

1999-2000 was the fourth year that the $2,250 cap was placed on the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) freshmen recipients. There were 736 freshmen scholars under this cap requirement utilizing $802,587 of the program's funds. In 1998-1999, 704 freshmen scholars required $784,054 to fund their scholarships. The award cap was initiated to control spending. Now that all four classes, freshmen through seniors, have a tuition cap tied to their scholarship; spending in this program has stabilized. Cost per freshman was $1,114 in 1998-1999. In 1999-2000, cost per freshman was $1,090. We must continue to give attention to any possible trends that reflect that the cap is discouraging students from using the scholarship.

Criteria described in the statute for alternate students was modified, effective for the 2000-2001 academic year. Previously, a student could be considered an alternate only if he or she had the same cumulative grade point average (GPA) as the student(s) designated as recipients of the scholarship. The modification to the statute allows for the naming of a student with the next highest cumulative GPA as an alternate, if the high school uses a weighted grading system. As of July 15, 2000 there are nine more scholars named as alternates for the 2000-2001 academic year than there were at the end of the 1999-2000 academic year.

Seven tables are attached showing final figures for 1999-2000 along with preliminary data for 2000-2001.

 

TABLE I
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN INSTITUTIONS
1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
University Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
UW Madison 340 356 347 323 1,366 $1,489,657.50
UW Milwaukee 27 28 25 28 108 $97,304.45
UW Green Bay 22 18 10 12 62 $50,288.00
UW Parkside 6 5 3 4 18 $20,250.10
UW Colleges 12 10 0 0 22 $18,771.93
UW Eau Claire 34 42 34 37 147 $143,148.50
UW La Crosse 33 43 27 29 132 $142,875.00
UW Oshkosh 16 13 10 13 52 $47,270.00
UW Platteville 26 25 22 26 99 $89,253.50
UW River Falls 17 6 8 19 50 $54,000.00
UW Stevens Point 34 21 31 20 106 $102,937.50
UW Stout 10 9 8 7 34 $35,326.20
UW Superior 2 1 2 2 7 $7,875.00
UW Whitewater 15 13 15 24 67 $73,508.04
UW Total 594 590 542 544 2,270 $2,372,465.72

TABLE II
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGES
1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
Technical
College
Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Western Wisconsin   2 1   3 $2,829.47
Milwaukee Area 2 1 1   4 $3,861.66
Northcentral 1       1 $563.00
Mid-State 3       3 $543.45
Wisconsin Indianhead 1 2     3 $2,329.60
WTC Total 7 5 2   14 $10,127.18

  Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
UW & WTC Total 601 595 544 544 2,284 $2,382,592.80

TABLE III
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
College or
University
Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Alverno College 2 1 0 0 3 $3,378.00
Beloit College 3 1 2 3 9 $10,125.00
Cardinal Stritch University 1 2 0 1 4 $3,938.00
Carroll College 12 9 8 9 38 $38,548.00
Carthage College 3 4 1 4 12 $13,501.00
Edgewood College 1 0 1 0 2 $2,250.00
Lakeland College 2 3 0 2 7 $3,938.00
Lawrence University 8 11 10 22 51 $56,438.00
Marian College 1 2 2 1 6 $5,625.00
Marquette University 46 29 23 32 130 $140,051.75
Milwaukee School
of Engineering
10 9 5 8 32 $35,073.00
Mt. Mary College 2 1 0 0 3 $3,375.00
Mt. Senario College 0 1 0 0 1 $562.00
Northland College 0 0 1 0 1 $1,125.00
Ripon College 11 5 4 6 26 $28,125.00
St. Norbert College 12 14 14 18 58 $63,002.00
Viterbo College 7 1 5 4 17 $18,369.75
Concordia University 4 1 4 1 10 $11,250.00
Wisconsin Lutheran College 4 3 2 4 13 $14,063.00
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 4 2 2 2 10 $9,219.00
Bellin College of Nursing 2 0 2 0 4 $2,250.00
Independent Total 135 99 86 117 437 $464,206.50

  Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Grand Total
UW-WTC-Indep.
736 694 630 661 2,721 $2,846,799.40

PLEASE NOTE: Tables I, II, and III show actual net spent amounts and the scholars with those net spent amounts.

TABLE IV
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS RECEIVING STATE GRANTS
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AND WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGES
1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
University Total
Scholars
Applied
for Aid
State Aid
Eligible
Average
Contribution
Average
AGI
State Aid
Amount
HEAB AES
Amount
UW Madison 1,367 561 60 $524 $17,294 $70,112 $1,537,100
UW Milwaukee 95 49 7 $152 $15,860 $9,889 $103,492
UW Green Bay 52 23 4 $464 $15,278 $4,153 $52,538
UW Parkside 18 8 1 $1,085 $5,950 $425 $20,250
UW Colleges 20 0 0 NA NA $0 $20,814
UW Eau Claire 135 74 7 $455 $12,765 $7,692 $147,649
UW La Crosse 135 76 12 $374 $32,969 $13,356 $150,931
UW Oshkosh 46 22 4 $721 $23,730 $4,282 $49,123
UW Platteville 89 49 1 $443 $32,822 $1,067 $96,004
UW River Falls 51 31 4 $307 $11,678 $4,935 $57,374
UW Stevens Point 97 49 10 $427 $21,184 $11,105 $106,875
UW Stout 34 21 4 $446 $18,731 $3,895 $37,014
UW Superior 7 5 0 NA NA $0 $7,875
UW Whitewater 66 34 5 $359 $19,079 $6,727 $74,633
UW Total 2,212 1,002 119 $466 $18,969 $137,638 $2,461,673
 
WTC Total 16 7 2 $296 $31,391 $2,009 $17,438
 
Total
UW & WTC
2,228 1,009 121 $464 $19,174 $139,647 $2,479,111

TABLE V
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS RECEIVING STATE GRANTS
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
1999-2000 ACADEMIC YEAR
College or
University
Total
Scholars
Applied
for Aid
State Aid
Eligible
Average
Contribution
Average
AGI
State Aid
Amount
HEAB AES
Amount
Alverno College 4 0 0 NA NA $0 $4,500
Beloit College 9 9 7 $2,418 $33,633 $16,100 $10,125
Cardinal Stritch University 4 4 1 $3,643 $46,254 $2,300 $4,500
Carroll College 35 32 19 $3,270 $37,649 $45,029 $37,688
Carthage College 13 6 6 $1,743 $31,762 $13,800 $14,625
Edgewood College 2 1 1 $1,750 $17,745 $2,300 $2,250
Lakeland College 4 2 0 NA NA $0 $3,938
Lawrence University 53 46 33 $3,660 $48,687 $75,900 $57,377
Marian College 5 5 2 $3,017 $48,710 $4,600 $5,625
Marquette University 136 105 51 $3,868 $42,291 $114,875 $158,401
Milwaukee School
of Engineering
31 26 17 $4,345 $37,034 $43,980 $34,875
Mt. Mary College 3 3 1 $3,823 $29,065 $2,300 $3,375
Mt. Senario College 1 1 1 $1,717 $36,898 $1,621 $1,125
Northland College 1 1 1 $1,960 $32,571 $2,300 $1,125
Ripon College 26 22 16 $3,919 $44,134 $36,800 $29,250
St. Norbert College 58 26 26 $3,277 $39,369 $63,793 $65,250
Viterbo College 16 14 8 $3,605 $40,042 $16,531 $17,809
Concordia University 11 7 4 $4,598 $48,831 $7,429 $12,375
Wisconsin Lutheran College 13 8 3 $3,129 $43,417 $5,750 $14,625
Maranatha Baptist Bible College 9 6 4 $2,643 $32,759 $3,821 $10,125
Bellin College of Nursing 2 1 2 $3,102 $55,686 $2,108 $2,250
Total 436 326 202 $35,581 $41,370 $461,337 $491,213

  Total
Scholars
Applied
for Aid
State Aid
Eligible
Average
Contribution
Average
AGI
State Aid
Amount
HEAB AES
Amount
Grand Total
UW-WTC-Indep.
2,664 1,335 323 $2,399 $33,055 $600,984 $2,970,324

PLEASE NOTE: Tables IV and V show scholars and amounts awarded.
The final column is the amount of AES that HEAB provides. The institutions match this amount to fully fund the scholars.

TABLE VI
GENERAL SCHOLAR DATA
  1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000
Total Scholarships Available 3,197 3,244 3,294 3,324
Total Scholars Enrolled In-State 2,484 2,496 2,586 2,723
Total Feshman Scholarships Available 812 827 838 847
Scholars Enrolled as Freshmen 698 671 697 699
Alternate Scholarship Recipients 55 59 75 69
% of Eligible Freshmen Enrolled In-State 86% 81% 82% 83%

TABLE VII
PRELIMINARY DATA
2000-2001 FRESHMAN SCHOLARS
AS OF JULY 15, 2000
Total Scholarships Available 860
Alternate Scholarships (of 860 Available Scholarships) 78
Total Scholars Enrolled in Wisconsin Institutions 607
Percentage of Scholars Enrolled in Wisconsin Institutions 71%
Scholars Enrolled in UW System Institutions 504
Scholars Enrolled in Independent Colleges 98
Scholars Enrolled in WTC Institutions 5
Scholars Enrolled in Non-Wisconsin Institutions 142
Scholars Who Have Not Yet Specified Which College 189

 

ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP SURVEY

A survey sent to students who graduated from Wisconsin high schools in the spring of 2000 and who should have entered a post-secondary school in the fall of 2000 reflected the following:

1034 students who were Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) recipients or AES alternates sent various responses to our request for information on where they would attend college.

746 have informed us they are attending a participating Wisconsin school.
288 have informed us they are attending an out-of-state school.

Of the 746 attending in-state, 644 were original recipients and 102 were alternate recipients.

Of the 288 going out-of-state, 232 were original recipients and 56 were alternate recipients.

A total of 848, out of the 1034, responded to survey questions.

Responses:

Question 1: Did the AES influence your decision to attend a Wisconsin school rather than an out-of-state school?

In-state Yes No
614 original recipients 361 253
101 Alternate recipients 51 50
Out-of-state Yes No
118 original recipients 7 112
15 Alternate recipients 3 12

Question 2: Did the AES influence you to attend a different WI school than you had originally planned to attend?

In-state Yes No
614 original recipients 49 565
101 Alternate recipients 6 95
Out-of-state Yes No
118 original recipients 1 117
15 Alternate recipients 1   14

Question 3: Did the AES allow you to attend college when you otherwise may not have?

In-state Yes No
614 original recipients 2 98 514
101 Alternate recipients 3 11 88
Out-of-state Yes No
118 original recipients 3 115
15 Alternate recipients 4   14

  1. 1 did not answer #2
  2. 2 did not answer #3
  3. 2 did not answer #3
  4. 1 did not answer #3

 

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