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WAUSAU – The UW Wausau Campus Foundation has awarded 11 new STEAM scholarships totaling $25,000 for UW-Stevens Point at Wausau students, the foundation announced this week.

The STEAM scholarship recipients are Abby Bargender, Samantha Coates, Mario Duwe, Anne Herdt, Justin Keeney, Yefang Lee, Courtney Murkowski, Charlotte Steffen, Kaila Trzebiatowski, Kaylee Wilker and Hannah Winkels.

The scholarships target students who plan to major in science, technology, engineering, art/design and math-related disciplines. Applicants for the STEAM scholarships submitted essays explaining how they have impacted the community so far, and how they might impact the community if they return to work and live here after completing their higher education. A faculty committee selected the recipients based on merit, need and a ranking of the essays.