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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities don't end after your freshman year.  Below is a list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for continuing students and those considering graduate school. The descriptions are provided only as a summary; please read each scholarship page in detail before applying.

On-campus scholarships

Bogumill Scholarship

Award information:One award at $1500
Deadline: Third Friday in March, to Mat. Sci. office (download application here)
Requirements: Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) with a minimum 3.0 GPA and majoring in the physical sciences.
Preference given to: Students from Thorp, WI or Clark County, WI, and those with high financial need.

Fredrich Scholarship

Award information:One award at $8600
Deadline:
Third Friday in March, to Mat. Sci. office (download application here)
Requirements: Science major with financial need who shows academic promise.  Must be a sophomore or above (30+ credits) by the next Fall semester.
Preference given to: Students who show academic promise but who may not have a top GPA.

Hogan Scholarship

Award information:Two awards at $1500
Deadline: Third Friday in March, to Mat. Sci. office (download application here)
Requirements:Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) with financial need engaged in science research at UWEC, or in a science-related internship.
Preference given to: Students with a high potential for success as a scientist, with well-defined goals and realistic plans for meeting those goals.

Lieske Scholarship

Award information:One award at $5300
Deadline: Third Friday in March, to Mat. Sci. office (download application here)
Requirements:Sophomore or above (30+ credits by the next Fall semester) in math or the physical sciences and a GPA of 3.0 or higher and financial need.
Preference given to: Highest GPA and Wisconsin/Minnesota residence.

Rossman Scholarship

Award information:One award at $1600
Deadline: Third Friday in March, to Mat. Sci. office (download application here)
Requirements:Science major
Preference given to: Interdisciplinary research.  Since this scholarship has no financial need or class standing restrictions, it tends to be quite competitive.

Kell Container Scholarship

Award information:One award at $2700, plus research stipend and supplies/travel support
Deadline: March 2015, online through ORSP
Requirements:Junior or senior (60+ credits by the next Fall semester) who has conducted outstanding collaborative research or has demonstrated the potential for outstanding undergraduate research.
Preference given to: Projects that demonstrate student initiative and originality of student thought.

National Scholarships

Goldwater Scholarship

Award information:Four nominees from UWEC compete for 300 national awards of $7,500 each.
Deadline: January 30, 2015 through the Goldwater web site (internal UWEC deadlines earlier)
Requirements: Current sophomores or juniors who have outstanding potential and intend to pursue research careers in mathematics, the natural sciences, or engineering. GPA 3.0 or greater, in the top 25% of class, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Preference given to: See program web site

Fellowship opportunities for those considering graduate school

McNair Fellowship

Award information:Two years financial and professional support (in junior and senior years) for graduate school preparation
Deadline: Near end of April (check web site for details)
Requirements: Academically talented first-generation students from low-income families OR academically talented students from underrepresented racial/ethnic groups who intend to pursue graduate education.
Preference given to: See program web site

NSF Graduate Fellowship

Award information:Three years of graduate school support from the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Deadline: October 29, 2014
Requirements: Demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering.
Preference given to: The NSF strongly encourages under-represented populations, including women, under-represented racial and ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities, to apply for this fellowship.  Approximately 2,000 fellowships will be awarded nationwide.

Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship

Award information:$30,000 teaching stipend + admission to graduate school
Deadline: January 31, 2015 (earlier priority deadlines available - see program web site)
Requirements: STEM major with GPA 3.0 or greater, expecting to graduate by June 30, 2015, and a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
Preference given to: See program web site

Other scholarship opportunities

Scholarships available through the UWEC Foundation

Scholarships for non-traditional students

Search engines for finding private (off-campus) scholarship opportunities

 

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