Wolves to Rams S-STEM Scholars Program

Funded by the National Science Foundation

The goal of the Wolves to Rams (W2R) Scholars Program is to increase participation of low-income, First-Gen, underrepresented students at Front Range Community College (FRCC) in a community of scholars pursuing a career in STEM. In partnership with Colorado State University (CSU) students will be supported in building academic momentum, completing an Associate of Science, transferring and completing a Bachelor of Science degree. A team of faculty and success coaches drive scholars’ success by active onboarding into a Math & Science Career and Academic Community (CAC), increasing students’ engagement and commitment to a STEM academic pathway,  developing scholars’ capacity (knowledge and skills) by building credit, gateway and program momentum, and providing scholarships for academically talented students with financial need. The W2R Program awards 82 scholarships/year.  Each year W2R S-STEM awards at least 30 $2,500 scholarships to FRCC students in their first year, 20 $7,500 scholarships to FRCC students in their second year, 16 $10,000 scholarships to CSU students in their third year and 16 $10,000 scholarships to CSU students in their fourth year.  The actual scholarship award amounts are dependent on financial need as determined by FAFSA.  In addition, funds will be provided for each scholar to attend a scientific conference like the SACNAS National Conference.

The W2R S-STEM Scholars Program application FOR CURRENT CSU STUDENTS can be found here.  For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 24, 2020.

For current FRCC students, you can find the application here.

The selection criteria for each level of scholar (first, second-year student at FRCC, third or fourth year at CSU) varies. One of the main criteria is financial need, so it is imperative that students have filed their FAFSA and included CSU as one of the schools on it.

Students in the following majors are eligible for W2R S-STEM Scholarships:
Front Range Community College, Larimer County

A.S. The Associate Degree of Science – no designation

A.S. Biology – The Associate Degree of Science with Biology Designation

A.S. Chemistry – The Associate Degree of Science with Chemistry Designation

A.S. Geology – The Associate Degree of Science with Geology Designation

A.S. Mathematics – The Associate Degree of Science with Mathematics Designation

A.S. Physics – The Associate Degree of Science with Physics Designation

AAS Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources

AAS Geographic Information Systems – The Associate Degree of Applied Science in Geospatial Science

Colorado State University
B.S. Bachelor’s Degrees in Science, STEM-related Undergraduate Majors

College of Agricultural Sciences
Animal Sciences
Equine Science
Forest Rangeland Stewardship
Soil and Crop Sciences

Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Engineering Science
Engineering Science and International Studies
Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

College of Health and Human Sciences
Nutrition and Food Science

Warner College of Natural Resources
Ecosystem Science and Sustainability
Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Natural Resource Management
Restoration Ecology
Watershed Science

College of Natural Sciences
Applied Computing Technology
Biological Sciences
Computer Science
Data Science
Natural Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
B.S. in Microbiology
B.S. in Neuroscience

The primary selection criteria are responses to the three following prompts:

(250 words or less)

(250 words or less)

(500 words or less)

We strongly suggest that you prepare your responses to these prompts in a word processing application first then copy-paste your statements into the application form boxes.

It is important to note that you must complete your 2019-2020 academic year FAFSA BEFORE you apply for the W2R S-STEM Scholars Program.

Finally, students from groups underrepresented in the sciences are especially encouraged to apply.  If you have any questions please contact Erin Pitts or Heather Matthews.


If you’re a current or prospective FRCC student, contact Erin Pitts at FRCC to find out more: erin.pitts@frontrange.edu or (970) 204-8636.

If you’re a current or prospective CSU transfer student from FRCC, contact Heather Matthews at CSU: heather.matthews@colostate.edu or (970) 491-0266.

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