The Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP) Scholarships
Description of the Program
UW--Green Bay is a participant in The Wisconsin Alliance for Minority Participation (WiscAMP), a consortium of 21 colleges and universities throughout Wisconsin. WiscAMP is part of the NSF-funded Lois Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), a nation-wide effort to increase the number of underrepresented students achieving undergraduate degrees (and eventually graduate degrees) in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines within five years. In addition to increasing the number of STEM graduates, WiscAMP is committed to the more fundamental goal of transforming the culture of institutions to support and sustain diversity at all levels.
This academic year (Fall 2012-Summer 2013), UWGB was again awarded a WiscAMP grant that seeks to support underrepresented students in STEM fields as researchers and/or mentors.
Benefits of Being a WiscAMP Mentor
- Participants will share their academic experience with incoming freshman, sophomore students and others, less experienced, junior and senior students. Mentors will hold weekly meetings with their mentees and organize activities such as study groups, workshops, etc.
Benefits of Being a WiscAMP Scholar
- Participants will gain valuable research experience and a better understanding of the challenges and rewards of scientific research.
Students considered to be underrepresented minorities (see No. 3 in the application form) in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines are eligible for either or both scholarships. Projects involving any of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields normally supported by NSF are eligible. Human biology majors are also welcome to apply. Recipients must be US citizens or permanent residents. Mentors and scholars will receive an award of $1,200 per semester or $ 2,400 per academic year. Each scholar award is accompanied with $ 750 funding for laboratory or field supplies plus travel support per semester.
Interested students should apply to Dr. Alma Rodriguez by submitting the completed application form, a brief description of the proposed research experience (if applying for a research scholarship), letter of intention describing leadership capabilities and motivation to be a mentor (if applying for a mentor scholarship) and an up-to-date academic transcript (does not have to be official copy). All WiscAMP scholars are required to attend and present their work in progress at the WiscAMP annual meeting and/or present their work at the academic excellent symposium on campus. A final report will be required at the end of the award term.
- Spring term: December 12th, 2012
- Summer: April 26th, 2013