National Science Foundation Partners to Create STEM Scholar Master’s Degree Scholarship Program

                                      National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of $630,410 to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center to increase access to online master’s degree programs in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. The funding will provide scholarships for full-time students of up to $10,000. 

The five-year project will provide multiple scholarships annually to full-time online students pursuing graduate education in STEM fields. The overall goal is to increase the number of students in STEM disciplines and the number of employees in STEM fields, especially among underrepresented populations. In addition to providing significant scholarship opportunities, the grant will also allow UW-Platteville to provide increased support services for online students including faculty advising and mentoring, peer mentoring, faculty/student research, and networking with STEM professionals. The impact of these activities on student retention will be reviewed under the terms of the grant funding.

Step 1: Review the Scholarship Criteria to determine eligibility. Students must meet all criteria to be eligible.
Step 2: Request degree information to select your area of study. Apply and be accepted into your chosen program.
Step 3: After being accepted into your chosen program, submit your application. Priority deadline for applications is July 1, 2018. If you have questions, please contact


Program Goals
STEM Champion Profiles

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number 1459159.

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Scholarship Criteria

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STEM Student Profiles

STEM Student Profiles

NSF Scholars, Fall 2017 Cohort

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