New Freshman Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Scholarship

Admitted new freshman students are invited to apply for New Freshman URSCA Scholarships. These competitive $1,000 scholarships are awarded to students interested in exploring an area of academic interest in greater depth outside of their regular classes. The scholarships are for a student's first year only and are paid out in $500 increments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Through regular weekly contact with faculty mentors and other, more experienced students working in that area, recipients will have the opportunity to begin pursuing their scholarly interests in their first year at UW-Platteville. Recipients will be expected to present their accomplishments on campus by the end of their first year.

Students selected for the URSCA scholarship will have the opportunity to work within an area of interest. Applicants will have to list their top 3 choices in order of preference. Every effort will be made to place recipients with a faculty mentor working in the recipients first or second choice area.

Apply for the New Freshman URSCA Scholarship

Applicants need to apply through the UW-Platteville scholarship opportunities portal. Applicants can find the scholarship by searching for the term "URSCA."

Applicants will need to prepare answers to these three questions.

  • Please describe why you selected the topic (or topics) of most interest.  What interests you in those areas and/or what specific research questions might you be interested in exploring? Please limit your responses to no more than 200 words.
  • Research and other scholarly activity requires persistence in order to be successful. Please describe a time where you had to persist and overcome a significant challenge as it relates to academics. Please limit your response to no more than 200 words.
  • What are your career goals? How do you see the work you might do in your first year with a faculty mentor contributing to your future success? Please limit your response to no more than 200 words.

Applications are due by February 1, 2023 at 5 p.m. Central Time.