Attention newly admitted University of Wisconsin-Platteville Online students

May 12, 2016
National Science Foundation

If you are pursuing a master’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, or Integrated Supply Chain Management and have a bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) discipline, you could be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarship funds through the STEM Scholar Master’s Program.

The priority date to apply is July 1 for the fall semester, and application instructions can be found on our website.

STEM Scholar Master’s Program: In 2015, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center received a $630,410 grant from the the National Science Foundation (NSF) to increase access to online master’s degree programs for students in science- and math-related professions. For the next four years, the grant will provide scholarships to full-time online students pursuing graduate education to use in the STEM fields. While the scholarship committee will give first priority to full-time students with a nine-credit enrollment, consideration will also be given to students taking six credits during the fall, spring and summer semesters. As part of the program, students will have access to dedicated peer mentors, who are current online graduate students. They will also be paired with champions, who are industry professionals volunteering their time and years of experience to guide the students in the classroom and in their career development.

Program award requirements:

  • Must have an undergraduate degree in a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) disciplines.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
  • Must be a new admit to the Engineering, Project Management or Integrated Supply Chain Management master’s degree programs.
  • Transfer students can apply, but the scholarship may be pro-rated for students completing the program in less than the allotted two years.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 undergraduate GPA.
  • Must Demonstrate financial need though completion of the FAFSA.
  • Must meet all financial obligations–including fees, fines and tuition payments–to be admitted and remain active in the program.

Funds are awarded to STEM Scholars in installments throughout their two-year program. In order to continue receiving funds, scholars must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing with the university. They also must participate in scholarly activities, such as learning about their professions through webinars with professionals in the workforce.

To request more information about the program, contact our advisors by filling out a form here.

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