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Rec SportsParticipation GrantDeadline Midnight to 11:59 p.m. Sun, Feb. 5 Recreational Eagle Center

Rec Sports Participation Grant Deadline

UWL Rec Sports believes that everyone should have access to campus recreation opportunities. This participation grant is a means to help provide unforgettable experiences and create lifelong memories for students who may not be able to participate due to financial barriers. Some Rec Sports programs and services have additional fees. These costs sometimes prohibit participation. The mission of this grant is to provide financial assistance to students who might otherwise be unable to participate. Students who are experiencing financial difficulties or barriers to participation are encouraged to apply.

Grant Opportunities

Rec Sports Participation Grants may be used to cover Rec Sports fees associated with the following programs, services or memberships:  

  • Outdoor trips/clinics
  • Group fitness memberships
  • Personal training packages
  • Sport club dues
  • Rec Sports Memberships for students who are enrolled but not paying segregated Fees

Other opportunities may be considered.  Only one opportunity is allowed per application. Grants are for UWL Rec Sports opportunities only.

Eligibility & Requirements

  • Applicants must be UWL students who are currently enrolled during the semester of financial assistance
  • Students can receive multiple awards, or a singular award, but the maximum lifetime award for this grant is $300 in total
  • Level of financial need as determined by the UWL Financial Aid Office will be considered as part of the review process
  • The value of participation grants will vary based on available funds and number of applicants per application period
  • Members of the review committee are not eligible to apply


Funding is provided through the UWL Rec Sports Foundation Development Fund and the UWL Parent Advisory Board.  Funding available each semester is based on the total dollars available in the fund and revenue generated the previous year through Rec Sports fundraising efforts, such as UWL Giving Day.

Application Process & Deadlines

Participation grants will be awarded four times per academic year. Students are encouraged to submit a completed application well in advance of the deadline. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on the deadline date prior to the opportunity (exception: grants for seg. fees may be applied for during the semester seeking funds). Deadlines will be set annually, based on the academic calendar.

2022-2023 Deadlines

  • Sunday, September 18th
  • Sunday, October 30th
  • Sunday, February 5th
  • Sunday, March 19th

Decisions are typically made within 2 weeks of the application deadline.

Applicants are notified of the receipt of their application as well as potential awards that are offered or not offered, via their @uwlax email address.

Applicants must accept/decline awards within 7 calendar days of receiving an offer email. If the award is accepted, Rec Sports will work with the student to apply the amount as a credit and settle any remaining balance due for the opportunity. If the student wishes to decline, the award cannot be transferred to any other opportunity or student and the student must reapply for future awards.


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Additional Information

Please contact Jeff Keenan (, Director for additional information or questions. 

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  • 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 19


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