In early 2019, Carroll University received $5.5 million—the single largest gift in the school’s history—from the estate of alumnus Bill Yersin, Class of 1963. The gift established two new scholarships, supports an existing scholarship and created an endowed faculty position.
The Yersin Business Full-Tuition Scholarship and Scholar Awards are prestigious and exclusive awards eligible only to first-year applicants and transfer students. Selection for these awards is based on demonstrated academic promise in the field of business
In this 2019–20 academic year, the Yersin Business Scholars inaugural year, there are 45 scholars who are attending Carroll University from across Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee and Florida. The scholars, who make up a near 50/50 split of male and females, have an average qualifying GPA of 3.75.
Yersin Business Full-Tuition Scholarship for Incoming Freshmen
Recipients of the Yersin Business Full-Tuition Scholarship will receive a full-tuition benefit each year for four years. This benefit, in combination with any state or federal grants the recipient is eligible for, cannot exceed the cost of tuition. Full-tuition scholars are not eligible for additional Carroll scholarships or grants.
Yersin Business Scholar Awards
Recipients of the Yersin Business Scholar Awards will receive a scholarship benefit each year for four years in an amount that ranges from $1,000–$5,000 annually, based on the scholar’s qualifications. Award recipients will be eligible for additional Carroll scholarships or grants.
If selected as a Yersin Scholar, the opportunities begin on day one.
- Internships available at top companies in the Waukesha and Milwaukee areas.
- Membership in Enactus, a worldwide, award-winning student organization comprised of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurship to shape a better, more sustainable world.
- The opportunity to complete an undergraduate degree and a Master of Business Administration in just five years.