Contest for Express Degree Program

$1,000 tuition - top prize
By UW-Washington County


UW-Washington County (UW-WC) is kicking off a new Evening Express Degree Program with a contest that features $1,000 in free tuition as the top prize.  UW-WC plans to award one area resident $1,000 in tuition and fees to help jump start their life and career. The Express Contest is open to area residents, age 22 and older who have completed their high school education (or GED) and have not taken a college class (for credit) at UW-WC in the past two years. The contest runs July 1 to August 13, 2014.

The Express Contest can be entered online at the campus website, or by completing an entry form, available at the campus main office (400 University Drive in West Bend).  To enter, contestants must submit a brief essay (250 words or less) explaining how their life will be improved with the scholarship. The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges that includes UW-WC faculty, staff and Foundation members.

In addition to the $1,000 scholarship and fees, the top winner will also receive personal meetings with an advisor in the Student Affairs office and a financial aid specialist. The contest is being sponsored by UW-Washington County and Washington County Campus Foundation. The winner will be announced on or before Tuesday, August 26, 2014.  Three finalists will receive a UW-WC t-shirt along with personal meetings with a student advisor and financial aid specialist as well as a few other campus gift items. Complete contest rules are available on the campus website.

The Evening Express degree program will be offered for the first time this fall at the West Bend campus. Designed for working adults, classes meet two evenings a week (5:30pm-7:50pm) and focus on one subject at a time. Courses are completed in seven weeks. A similar program has been in place in Hartford since 2009, with evening classes meeting at the Hartford Recreation Center.

A panel of judges from UW-Washington County and Washington County Foundation will determine the four finalists based on which individuals have the best combination of need for a scholarship along with the greatest potential for academic success. Contestants may be asked to meet with an advisor, submit transcripts and provide additional information for the judges. The decision of the judges is final and the prize is not transferrable. For more information about the Evening Express program or the contest, please visit:

An Open House takes place on Thursday, August 7 from 5pm-7pm. Stop in to learn more about the evening degree program.
Open House information


Sue Bausch