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
Forest Rangeland Stewardship
Soil and Crop Sciences
Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Engineering Science and International Studies
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
College of Natural Sciences
Applied Computing Technology
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:
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(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: email@example.com or (970) 204-8636.
If you’re a current or prospective CSU transfer student from FRCC, contact Heather Matthews at CSU: firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 491-0266.