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Sandmire Scholars Program for incoming freshman

The Sandmire Scholar Program is a newly developed merit-based scholarship available to two incoming freshman students in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. This program is funded by a generous gift of Herbert and Crystal Sandmire and is designed to help support the education of students pursuing a career in the health sciences or related fields.


Each year, two incoming first year undergraduate students will be selected to participate in the Sandmire Scholars Program. Scholars are expected to participate in the program for the duration of their four years of undergraduate study, will receive $2000 per year (4-year maximum), and will be assigned a faculty mentor. Sandmire Scholars are encouraged to participate in the wide range of research, internships, and related student leadership activities available to Human Biology Majors at UW-Green Bay.

Selection Criteria:

  • Minimum high school GPA 3.5 (cumulative, unweighted)
  • Minimum ACT score 24
  • Strong record of co-curricular activities, volunteer experience, and leadership.
  • After admission to UW-Green Bay, must commit to declaring and maintaining a major in Human Biology and maintaining full-time status.
  • The Sandmire Scholar award will be renewed based on excellence in academic performance. It is required that the Scholars maintain a GPA of 3.5 in the major throughout their academic career at UW-Green Bay.
  • Must be pursuing a career in the health sciences (related fields include, but are not limited to: medicine, physical therapy, physician assistant, dentistry, occupational therapy, pharmacy, nutrition, biomedical research, or exercise science).


  • During the open application period, complete the application form by following the LINK for application. Application is due by 11:59 pm on 2/14/2020 for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.  At least one of the letters should come from a current or former teacher.  Letters should be submitted electronically by the reference contacts to The application time period has now passed.