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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.

Materials Science scholarships

Materials Science Outstanding Senior Award

The outstanding senior award is given to up to two graduating seniors majoring in Materials Science who have a record of academic accomplishment and a deep passion for the study of Materials Science. Award recipients are evaluated on their academic record and their participation in materials science related activities. Materials Science faculty members nominate students for this award, and no application from the student is required.  For 2015, the award amount is $100 per student and will be presented in May 2015. Further award information is available here.

Materials Science Service Award

The service award is given to up to two junior or senior students demonstrating leadership and service to Materials Science at UW-Eau Claire. Award recipients are evaluated based on leadership and participation in research, outreach, mentoring, and other service to the academic program, the Materials Science Center, and the field of Materials Science. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to be eligible, but GPA will not be a primary selection criterion among those who are eligible. Students must submit a resume to the Materials Science office to be considered for the award. For 2015, the submission deadline is April 3, 2015, and the award amount is $100 per student. Further award information is available here.

College and campus-wide 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

 

To make additions or corrections to this page, please e-mail Dr. Matt Jewell.