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Board Report #99-7

Academic Excellence Scholarship Program
1997-1998 Annual Report

 

July 31, 1998
TO: The Honorable Weeden, Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Finance
1 East Main Street, Room 203
Madison, WI 53701
The Honorable Gard, Co-Chair
Joint Committee on Finance
1 East Main Street, Room 203
Madison, WI 53701
Dear Senator Weeden and Representative Gard:

Enclosed is the 1997-98 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 1997-98 data, preliminary data is included for the freshmen who will enroll during the academic year 1998-99 as the ninth 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.

Sincerely,

Jane M. Hojan-Clark
Acting Executive Secretary

 

1997-98
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Annual Status Report

1997-98 was the second year that the $2,250 cap was placed on the Academic Excellence Scholarship (AES) freshmen recipients. There were 671 freshmen scholars under this cap requirement utilizing $740,159 of the program's funds. In 1996-97, 694 freshmen scholars required $757,317 to fund their scholarships. The cap was initiated to control spending. Once all four classes, freshmen through seniors, have a tuition cap tied to their scholarship; spending in this program will be more predictable and therefore more manageable. However, attention will need to be given to any trends that reflect that the cap is discouraging students from using the scholarship.

Two amendments to the Academic Excellence Scholarship Program Statutes were made and implemented this past fiscal year. The changes related to the participation by institutions of higher education in the program and clarifying the required grade point average for the scholarship. Additional rules addressing qualifications of students who receive the scholarship and the resposibilities of high schools in naming the recipients were also approved and implemented.

Seven tables are attached showing final figures for 1997-98 along with preliminary data for 1998-99.

 

TABLE I
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN INSTITUTIONS
1997-98 ACADEMIC YEAR
University Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
UW Madison 360 294 321 279 1,254 $1,644,840
UW Milwaukee 21 22 17 19 79 $103,783
UW Green Bay 12 17 14 14 57 $66,066
UW Parkside 2 6 3 2 13 $15,198
UW Centers/Colleges 7 2 0 0 9 $9,068
UW Eau Claire 38 35 27 51 151 $182,547
UW La Crosse 33 33 31 28 125 $152,878
UW Oshkosh 16 8 23 15 62 $74,808
UW Platteville 13 22 14 20 69 $77,597
UW River Falls 10 22 15 17 64 $76,618
UW Stevens Point 26 20 20 19 85 $102,062
UW Stout 7 5 6 9 27 $29,861
UW Superior 2 2 5 2 11 $13,775
UW Whitewater 16 22 11 16 65 $74,861
UW Total 563 510 507 491 2,071 $2,623,962

TABLE II
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGES
1997-98 ACADEMIC YEAR
Technical
College
Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Fox Valley       1 1 $1,620
Chippewa Valley       1 1 $639
Northeast Wisconsin 2       2 $1,394
Western Wisconsin 2       2 $822
Madison Area 1       1 $950
Milwaukee Area 3 1 1   5 $3,470
Lakeshore 1       1 $817
Wisconsin Indianhead       1 1 $357
WTC Total 9 1 1 3 14 $10,069

  Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
UW & WTC Total 572 511 508 494 2,085 $2,634,031

TABLE III
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
1997-98 ACADEMIC YEAR
College or
University
Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Alverno College 0 0 1 1 2 $3,240
Beloit College 3 4 4 2 13 $17,595
Cardinal Stritch University 0 1 2 4 7 $10,845
Carroll College 9 10 7 7 33 $42,435
Carthage College 2 5 1 5 13 $17,595
Edgewood College 1 0 1 4 6 $9,225
Lakeland College 1 1 0 1 3 $3,307
Lawrence University 10 23 6 11 50 $62,835
Marian College 3 1 1 2 7 $8,797
Marquette University 26 31 31 33 121 $155,947
Milwaukee School
of Engineering
7 8 5 9 29 $38,475
Northland College 1 0 2 0 3 $4,365
Ripon College 4 6 4 2 16 $20,970
St. Norbert College 16 18 13 15 62 $81,498
Viterbo College 6 4 4 2 16 $19,597
Concordia University 5 1 2 1 9 $11,610
Milwaukee Institute
of Art & Design
0 0 0 1 1 $1,620
Wisconsin Lutheran College 2 5 2 2 11 $14,355
Maranatha Baptist College 3 2 1 2 8 $9,675
Bellin College of Nursing 0 0 0 1 1 $1,620
Independent Total 99 120 87 105 411 $535,606

  Freshman
Scholars
Sophomore
Scholars
Junior
Scholars
Senior
Scholars
Total
Scholars
Scholarship
Amount
Grand Total
UW-WTC-Indep.
671 631 595 599 2,496 $3,169,637

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
(ALSO RECEIVING STATE GRANTS)
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN AND WISCONSIN TECHNICAL COLLEGES
1997-98 ACADEMIC YEAR
University Total
Scholars
Applied
for Aid
State Aid
Eligible
Average
Contribution
Average
AGI
State Aid
Amount
HEAB AES
Amount
UW Madison 1,262 467 73 $619 $18,648 $71,268 $1,700,791
UW Milwaukee 79 36 9 $762 $10,111 $12,436 $105,178
UW Green Bay 57 29 2 $465 $8,036 $2,499 $67,434
UW Parkside 13 5 3 $794 $12,243 $1,739 $15,198
UW Centers/Colleges 12 0 0 NA NA $0 $12,759
UW Eau Claire 153 70 20 $733 $21,158 $21,512 $187,554
UW La Crosse 126 58 13 $648 $19,585 $12,361 $156,171
UW Oshkosh 62 26 7 $330 $11,542 $8,248 $75,370
UW Platteville 70 37 6 $581 $24,337 $5,165 $82,470
UW River Falls 65 40 12 $481 $22,652 $11,530 $79,179
UW Stevens Point 86 44 11 $347 $20,304 $18,792 $103,645
UW Stout 28 16 4 $178 $25,858 $4,920 $33,132
UW Superior 11 9 2 $1,181 $24,197 $658 $13,775
UW Whitewater 66 22 7 $369 $13,244 $9,728 $77,547
UW Total 2,090 859 169 $588 $18,635 $175,456 $2,710,204
 
WTC Total 17 10 7 $219 $4,673 $13,508 $14,815
 
Total
UW & WTC
2,107 869 176 $574 $18,080 $188,964 $2,725,019

TABLE V
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SCHOLARS
(ALSO RECEIVING STATE GRANTS)
INDEPENDENT COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
1997-98 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 2 0 0 NA NA $0 $3,240
Beloit College 13 13 9 $4,110 $36,057 $18,8140 $17,595
Cardinal Stritch University 7 4 2 $674 $23,821 $4,344 $10,845
Carroll College 33 26 18 $2,923 $37,350 $42,436 $44,055
Carthage College 14 13 6 $2,244 $32,574 $13,032 $18,720
Edgewood College 6 3 3 $3,336 $37,142 $6,516 $9,225
Lakeland College 3 2 1 $70 $5,607 $2,172 $3,307
Lawrence University 51 43 34 $3,661 $42,841 $75,573 $64,455
Marian College 7 7 4 $2,724 $37,255 $7,219 $8,797
Marquette University 139 90 55 $3,612 $41,039 $111,706 $191,881
Milwaukee School
of Engineering
29 23 14 $3,189 $32,025 $31,558 $39,555
Mt. Mary College 1 0 0 NA NA $0 $1,125
Northland College 3 2 1 $3,109 $28,264 $2,172 $4,365
Ripon College 16 13 9 $2,939 $38,128 $19,548 $20,970
St. Norbert College 62 31 31 $3,243 $32,751 $70,817 $83,610
Viterbo College 17 15 10 $2,790 $36,627 $19,918 $22,590
Concordia University 9 6 6 $3,332 $39,130 $16,676 $11,610
Milwaukee Institute
of Art & Design
1 1 6 NA NA $0 $1,620
Wisconsin Lutheran College 11 9 5 $2,352 $30,189 $10,860 $14,355
Maranatha Baptist College 8 7 5 $1,778 $46,411 $7,583 $10,485
Bellin College of Nursing 1 1 0 NA NA $0 $1,620
Total 432 308 213 $3,239 $37,523 $455,544 $584,205

  Total
Scholars
Applied
for Aid
State Aid
Eligible
Average
Contribution
Average
AGI
State Aid
Amount
HEAB AES
Amount
Grand Total
UW-WTC-Indep.
2,540 1,178 389 $2,033 $28,726 $644,508 $3,309,044

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
  1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98
Total Scholarships Available 3,107 3,151 3,197 3,344
Total Scholars Enrolled In-State 2,238 2,363 2,484 2,496
Scholars Enrolled as Freshmen 644 682 698 671
Alternate Scholarship Recipients   40 55 59
% of Eligible Freshmen Enrolled In-State 81% 84% 86% 81%

TABLE VII
PRELIMINARY DATA
1998-99 FRESHMAN SCHOLARS
AS OF JULY 15, 1998
TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE 838
TOTAL SCHOLARS ENROLLED IN WISCONSIN INSTITUTIONS 608
PERCENTAGE OF SCHOLARS ENROLLED IN WISCONSIN INSTITUTIONS 72%
Scholars Enrolled in UW System Institutions 513
Scholars Enrolled in Independent Colleges 89
Scholars Enrolled in WTC Institutions 6
Scholars Enrolled in Non-Wisconsin Institutions 110
Scholars Who Have Not Yet Responded 163

 

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