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Dr. Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship

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Project ended on August 09, at 01:00 PM CDT
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Dr. Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship

Let me tell you why I was inspired to create the Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship and why today's students need you.

Imagine going to work at the U.S. Probation and Pretrial office in Eau Claire, where your job is to shadow probation officers, write reports, and conduct home visits for criminal offenders with staff. You're doing this on top of taking a full course load (and it's all worth it because you know you're preparing for your career). The catch? You aren't receiving a paycheck unless you've found time for an additional part-time job. Unfortunately, this is the reality for many of our criminal justice students. This is what inspired me to establish the Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship and why I'm asking you to join me today.

The most rewarding part of my career at UW-Eau Claire was working with 350+ students and community partners such as local police departments and the District Attorney's Office to coordinate internships. There's something truly fulfilling about helping a student discover their lifelong passion, while simultaneously helping the community. The downside, however, is that there are many students who want to complete an internship, but simply can't afford it. That's where you come in.

You see, criminal justice internships are typically unpaid and to earn credits for their internship experience, students must enroll in and pay for an internship course (so, essentially, students are paying to be an intern!

I've established the Randall Beger Criminal Justice Scholarship to support students who want to complete a criminal justice internship, and I'm asking you to join me by making a donation today to make sure those students can.

Completing an internship is life-changing for our criminal justice majors, but paying for the internship credits combined with not being paid for their work is a burden for all students. Together, we can help make sure that all criminal justice majors have the chance to complete a life-changing internship!

Meet Cassie, a recent recipient of the Dr. Randall Beger Scholarship!


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Honor Dr. Beger!

Randy Beger had a great career at UW-Eau Claire - 27 years to be exact! Make a gift of $27 to honor Dr. Beger's career in the Criminal Justice program.


Gas money

Not all criminal justice internships are near campus. In fact, some interns must drive more than 30 miles one-way to their unpaid internship. Your gift of $50 could help fill a student's gas tank!



Students have to eat! Your gift of $100 could help an intern purchase groceries for a month while working at an unpaid internship.



While many students move home for the summer, our interns stay in Eau Claire to work at their internship. Your gift of $250 could help cover part of a months' rent!


1 course credit

Your gift of $350 helps cover the cost of 1 summer course credit for the 3 credit Criminal Justice internship program.


Lost wages

The vast majority of criminal justice internships are unpaid, so unfortunately many students miss out on important earned income while completing their internship. Your gift of $500 can help make up the difference of what the student could have earned if working a paid job in a week.