UW-Parkside Science Scholars Program
The Science Scholars Program awards scholarships to deserving
UW-Parkside students in Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, and
Physics. The amount of the awards are based on the student's federal
financial need and vary from year to year and student to student. The
program is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation
S-STEM program. Funding began in Fall 2008.
- Scholarships to cover tuition, room and board, books and
supplies, up to a maximum of $10,000 annually.
The program also loans students laptops. The laptops are only loaned,
and must be returned when the student graduates or leaves the program,
so they be passed on to the next cohort of awardees. Students needing
help with their laptops should contact Heather Miles in Moln D120, 595
- 2592, miles at uwp dot edu.
- A community mentorship program, where students are paired with
community members in their fields of study to help guide them in their
preparing for their professional lives.
- There are limited number of funds available to help students
for and take graduate school exams. Students may be
reimbursed for the purchase of study books, exam registration fees or
other fees associated with the GRE or other graduate school exam.
Students wanting to be reimbursed for these expenses should
see Connie Wheeler in Moln 248, 595 - 2314, wheelerc at uwp dot edu.
If an awardee is involved in a research project, or has other reasons
to attend a conference, e.g. if the conference is a good venue to
explore graduate studies, we have some resources to support travel.
Please see Professor Hansen, Moln 251, 595-3395, hansen at uwp dot edu,
to discuss available funding.
To be eligible, a student must:
- be of junior standing at the beginning of the award period,
- have a GPA of at least 3.0 at their current post-secondary
- take at least 12 credit hours each semester they are in the
- have declared a major in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
and Bioinformatics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geoscience, or
- qualify for federal financial aid.
Students currently attending UW-Parkside and transfer students are
encouraged to apply.
The departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Geosciences and Physics are all involved with the science scholars
programs. Faculty contacts are:
|Prof. Stuart Hansen
Department of Computer Science
595 - 3395
hansen at uwp dot edu
|Prof. Patricia Cleary
Department of Geosciences
cleary at uwp dot edu
|Prof. Gary Wood
Department of Chemistry
595 - 2430
woodg at uwp dot edu
|Prof. M. Scott Thomson
Department of Biological Sciences
595 - 2547
thomson at uwp dot edu
|Prof. Jeffrey Schmidt
Department of Physics
595 - 2134
schmidt at uwp dot edu
Complete the UW-Parkside scholarship application found at:
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid, available from: http://www.uwp.edu/beta/financial.aid/
FAFSA- as soon as possible after Jan 1
For more information contact
Stuart Hansen, Department of Computer Science
University of Wisconsin – Parkside
900 Wood Rd.
Kenosha, WI 53144
(262) 595 – 3395
Support for this work
is provided by the National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program under Award
No. 0728701. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations
expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not
necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.