STEM Scholars Program
The STEM Center supports the need to increase the number of underrepresented minority students who have a career interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) by hosting the STEM Scholars program. This is a faculty mentoring program that provides peer support to scholars.
This program establishes and nurtures a learning community for students who share a common interest in pursuing careers in STEM. Participants in the program receive guidance, support and training to allow them to navigate the college system successfully and encourage their progress towards a career in STEM.
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All students in the STEM Scholars program are eligible for a stipend or hourly wage thanks to two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants. Scholars funded through the WiscAMP Scholars Transfer Preparation program grant are referred to as WiscAMP Scholars. Scholars funded through the LSAMP Inspire Scholars grant are referred to as LSAMP Scholars as well as peer leaders, peer tutors and peer guides (not currently recruiting for peer opportunities).
WiscAMP Scholars are students who have completed at least two semesters at Madison College and have completed College Algebra or higher math course with B or better. Eligible applicants should have completed at least 6 credits of transferable STEM coursework and be planning to transfer in Fall 2019. WiscAMP Scholars will receive a stipend of ~$1,900/sem. for successful completion of the program. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in any subject are ineligible.
LSAMP Scholars are students in their first year at Madison College or who are just beginning to transition into college level, transferable STEM courses. Applicants must be eligible to enroll in Elementary Algebra with Applications or a higher math course. Level 1 and 2 LSAMP Scholars will receive stipends of $250/semester and $500/semester respectively for successful completion of the program. Students who already have a bachelor’s degree in any subject are ineligible.