New STEM Scholar cohort announced

September 19, 2016

The UW-Platteville Distance Learning Center has selected 11 students for its second STEM Scholar Master’s Program cohort, nearly doubling the first year’s scholarship recipient number of six students. The 11 students who have been chosen for the fall 2016 cohort are from eight different states and are pursuing master’s degrees online in Project Management, Engineering, and Integrated Supply Chain Management.

Each of the 11 students will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 as they progress through the graduate program. A $630,410 grant received from the National Science Foundation in 2015 will fund scholarships for approximately 50 graduate students. The first program cohort was named at the beginning of the spring 2016 semester.

The STEM Scholar Master’s Program aims to increase access to online master’s degree programs for students in science- and math-related professions by providing financial and educational support to students throughout their two-year program. To remain a master scholar, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing with the university, and they must participate in mandatory scholarly activities, such as learning about their professions through webinars with professionals in the workforce.

"It is so exciting to see the next group of students start the STEM Scholar Master's Program. A rapid growth within the STEM fields has created countless jobs in engineering, supply chain, and project management, and our program is designed to help prepare our students to take advantage of the many career opportunities available to them,” said Dawn Drake, Executive Director of UW-Platteville’s Alternative Delivery Systems. “In the STEM Scholars Master’s Program, students receive monetary assistance to complete their degree, and equally as important, they will have the opportunity to benefit from each other, their mentors, and their champions to ensure they are getting the most they can from their time in the program.”  

To find program news, success stories, and program application information, go to GoUWP.com/NSF. Distance students in Project Management, Engineering, and Integrated Supply Chain Management who are beginning their degree program in fall 2017 are encouraged to apply for next year’s cohort between January 1 and July 1, 2017.

Fall 2016 STEM Master Scholar Cohort

Master of Science in Engineering
Orion Boldon, Houston, Texas
Johnson Esenowo, Bronx, New York
Cash Willis, Candler, Florida

Master of Science in Project Management
Holly Acosta, Santa Clara, California
Lisa Bell, Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
Michelle Bostic, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Raiesha Burns, Charlotte, North Carolina
Kyle Willfahrt, Auburndale, Wisconsin
William Yang, Riverside, California

Master of Science in Integrated Supply Chain Management
Ross Dutmer, Allendale, Michigan
Toan Nguyen, Whitehall, Pennsylvania

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