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WiscAMP Scholars Program
 

The WiscAMP Scholars Program supports students from underrepresented or marginalized populations in STEM. Scholars' academic need is also considered, including, but not limited to: high school GPA, application essay need description, ACT scores, and other academic factors.

WiscAMP Scholars can receive up to $4,400 for fully participating in our academic peer mentoring program, $550 for each semester of participation with the potential for additional funding for participation in the summer jump start program and undergraduate research. Our program will provide peer support, faculty support and financial support as you navigate your academic career as a STEM major.

As a WiscAMP Scholar, you will be assigned a peer mentor/tutor that you meet with on a regular basis and upon request that you meet with for tutoring in your introductory math and science courses. As you transition to upper level courses, you will be encouraged to transition to undergraduate research experiences working with a faculty mentor in your field of study. Through training and mentoring from our program, we hope our scholars become future student leaders, researchers, and not to mention SUCCESSFUL STEM GRADUATES!

Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

FAQs

You may be eligible to be a WiscAMP Scholar! The goal of the WiscAMP Scholars program is to bring together and support a diverse community of STEM learners. The UWRF WiscAMP Scholars Program is a Wisconsin Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program supported through funding from the National Science Foundation. This grant funding agency aims to diversifying our nation’s workforce by supporting Black, Indigenous, and people of color through their STEM baccalaureate and graduate degrees. In addition, we have limited funding to support other underrepresented or marginalized communities.

We encourage students to apply during summer registration just prior to starting at UWRF. The application is open year round with later applicants accepted as funding and mentors are available. New and new transfer students are strongly encouraged to apply just prior to or during their first year at UWRF.

If you major in STEM (Ag Engineering, Animal Science, Biology, Biomedical and Health Science, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Systems, Computer Science, Conservation, Crop and Soil Science, Dairy Science, Data Science, Environmental Science, Food Science and Technology, Geology, Horticulture, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Physics, Science and Math Education) you are eligible for this program.

The application is available through a link on our website: https://www.uwrf.edu/ Inclusivity/WiscAMPScholarsProgram.cfm. UWRF login credentials used for email and/or registration are required to enter the application. Most of the application are questions to get to know the applicant. One question will ask the applicant to write a short essay (1-2 paragraphs) on the following question: “During this program, you will meet regularly with a peer mentor to discuss academic topics. What academic topics do you hope to learn about to help you reach your college goals? How will these topics address any challenges you see as a STEM major?” We ask this because this program is designed to help you meet your personal goals!

Subaward ($60,000) within the 2019-2024 Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program NSF grant, PI-Karl Scholz (UW-Madison) and Sub-award PI Jamie Schneider (UWRF), titled “STEM Pathways and Research Alliance: The Wisconsin LSAMP (WiscAMP)”

The UWRF WiscAMP Scholars programs is part of a larger UW-System WiscAMP program centered on the UW-Madison campus. Any WiscAMP eligible students (not just scholars) can participate in the larger opportunities through this UW-System program and through the national LSAMP Program. Further information on the summer Excel Program, Research Opportunities, Bridge to Doctorate Programs, and Other Resources can be found at https://wiscamp.engr.wisc.edu/student-research-and-opportunities/.

Application

for 2022 - 2023


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Contact Information


Dr. Jamie L. Schneider 
Chemistry Education Professor 
jamie.schneider@uwrf.edu
715-425-4590

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Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

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