The WiscAMP Scholars Program began in 2012 and supports underrepresented minority students who plan to transfer from Madison College to four year colleges or universities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to complete baccalaureate degrees. The program is for full-time students (12 credit minimum) and includes mentoring support, internship opportunities, and an annual stipend.
If you are interested in the program, please fill out the following application:
If you prefer to fill out a physical copy, please complete the below application and submit it to Dr. Chuck Benton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are the currently accepted STEM classifications for the WiscAMP Scholars Program.
01.09 Animal Sciences
01.10 Food Science and Technology
01.12 Soil Sciences
01.99 Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences, Other
03.0101 Natural Resources/Conservation, General
03.02 Natural Resources Management and Policy
03.03 Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management
03.06 Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management
03.99 Natural Resources and Conservation, Other
40.0507 Polymer Chemistry
40.0509 Environmental Chemistry
40.051 Forensic Chemistry
40.0511 Theoretical Chemistry
40.1002 Materials Chemistry
40.1099 Materials Sciences, Other
11.01 Computer and Information Sciences, General
11.0104 Informatics (STEM Only)
11.04 Information Science/Studies
11.07 Computer Science
52.1201 Management Information Systems, General
52.1301 Management Science
14.02 Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
14.03 Agricultural Engineering
14.05 Biomedical/Medical Engineering
03.0509 Wood Science and Wood Products/Pulp and Paper Technology
14.07 Chemical Engineering
14.0702 Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
14.0799 Chemical Engineering, Other
14.1003 Laser and Optical Engineering
14.1004 Telecommunications Engineering
14.1099 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
14.32 Polymer/Plastics Engineering
14.4 Paper Science and Engineering
14.41 Electromechanical Engineering
14.42 Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
14.43 Biochemical Engineering
14.44 Engineering Chemistry
14.45 Biological/Biosystems Engineering
15.0306 Integrated Circuit Design
15.1502 Engineering Design
14.04 Architectural Engineering
14.08 Civil Engineering
14.0803 Structural Engineering
14.0805 Water Resources Engineering
14.14 Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
14.09 Computer Engineering, General
14.10 Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineerin
14.12 Engineering Physics
14.13 Engineering Science
14.27 Systems Engineering
30.06 Systems Science and Theory
14.11 Engineering Mechanics
14.19 Mechanical Engineering
14.06 Ceramic Sciences and Engineering
40.18 Materials Engineering
14.20 Metallurgical Engineering
14.28 Textile Sciences and Engineering
40.10 Materials Science
14.21 Mining and Mineral Engineering
14.23 Nuclear Engineering
14.25 Petroleum Engineering
14.01 Engineering, General
14.22 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
14.24 Ocean Engineering
14.99 Engineering, Other
03.0103 Environmental Studies
03.0104 Environmental Science
40.06 Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences
40.0601 Geology/Earth Science, General
26.01 Biology, General
26.1101 Biometry/ Biometrics
26.03 Botany/Plant Biology
26.0305 Plant Pathology/Phytopathology
26.0307 Plant Physiology
26.04 Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences
26.0401 Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology
26.0204 Molecular Biology
26.0801 Genetics, General
26.0804 Animal Genetics
26.0805 Plant Genetics
26.1303 Evolutionary Biology
26.0806 Human/Medical Genetics
26.0508 Microbiology and Immunology
26.0807 Genome Sciences/Genomics
26.05 Microbiological Sciences and Immunology
26.0503 Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology
19.05 Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services
30.1901 Nutritional Sciences
26.0910 Pathology/Experimental Pathology
26.1104 Computational Biology
26.131 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
26.0707 Animal Physiology
26.0901 Physiology, General
26.09 Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences
26.07 Zoology/Animal Biology
26.1302 Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
26.99 Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
30.01 Biological and Physical Sciences
30.27 Human Biology
30.3 Computational Science
30.32 Marine Sciences
27.03 Applied Mathematics
27.0304 Computational and Applied Mathematics
27.0306 Mathematical Biology
27.0503 Mathematics and Statistics
14.3701 Operations Research
27.99 Mathematics and Statistics, Other
30.08 Mathematics and Computer Science
52.1304 Actuarial Science
40.02 Astronomy and Astrophysics
40.0607 Oceanography, Chemical and Physical
40.0807 Optics/Optical Sciences
40.9999 Physical Sciences, Other
Awards Ceremony, Room 3:30 - 5:30 p.m., Friday, April 28
I am interested in pursuing a major in some area of science but I have not decided which major exactly. I like helping people and the planet. I currently help two neighbors, one who is a paraplegic and another who unfortunately has a genetic disorder that targets her muscles. I also enjoy learning about the planet and have realized that I want to help people live better lives.
I am in school pursuing a kinesiology major. I am fascinated with the human and how it works and I would like to achieve a greater understanding of all of the science behind our incredible bodies. I plan to transfer to UW-Madison. It is my goal to eventually become a physical therapist where I can help others understand their body, movement, and pain a little easier as well. I also volunteer at St. Mary's Hospital.
I intend to transfer to UW-Madison to pursue a Microbiology degree. In the future I want to go to grad school for epidemiology and infectious diseases. I have a passion for this field because I am from Paraguay, and in countries in South America diseases transmitted by mosquitoes have been a problem since I can remember. I want to go back and help find a solution to these issues, and new ones that might come in the future.
I plan to transfer in to UW-Madison in hope to obtain a degree in Mechanical Engineering this upcoming year. I am very motivated about pursuing this career as I have gotten this addiction for learning new things and would like to study this field deeply. As of right now I currently have no experience working in labs or alongside engineers, but I am open to get hands- on experience if the opportunity shows up.
I enjoy studying the sciences because I enjoying problem-solving. I feel I can't go wrong by learning the natural laws of the world in which we live. I believe that having this knowledge will help me in my professional and personal life.
I plan to go into nuclear engineering because I think it represents the pinnacle of human knowledge and represents a launching point to understand the universe. Through my pursuits in this field, I wish to improve the world in which I live.
My science classes have always been my strongest suit because of my passion for lab work and the thrill I get from understanding the many different laws that govern our world. Because of my passion for research and medicine, I plan to become a physician researcher.
Chemical engineering caught my eye almost immediately. Chemistry, physics, and math are all things I love. Those subjects were what brought me to first consider a career in chemical engineering. I plan to eventually go to graduate school for pharmaceutical engineering.
I am in school to become a Zoologist and Environmentalist. My dream is to protect this planet and all of its inhabitants for generations to come. As of now only about 13% of the Earth’s land is protected, and even more freighting only 2% of the Earth’s oceans are protected. My dream is to help get both of those numbers to at least 25% in my lifetime. I have recently become a federally certified endangered Eastern Blue Bird monitor. I hope to continue on this path and help my fellow man realize how important this plant is, from the Pacific Ocean to Madison’s Warner Park where I monitor the Blue Birds.
I am in the UW-Madison Connections Program. I am planning to transfer to UW-Madison in the fall of 2015. My intended major is biology and plan to specifically pursue the neurobiology track. Aside from WISCAMP, I am also a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa. In my spare time I volunteer as a teacher’s assistant at my younger sister’s elementary school. I’ve also worked with the United Way Youth Volunteer Corps and organized community activities such as Global Youth Service Day.
I intend to transfer to the UW Civil engineering program with the construction management option. I work for Ramaker & Associates as an engineering intern producing construction documents for a telecom project. I'm an Army veteran and have an education in architecture; I would like to run my own design-build company one day. In my free time I enjoy drawing, reading, hiking, and going out to eat or cooking with friends.
My intended major is Computer Science and I plan on transferring to UW-Madison. I currently have a intern in the Technology Service department here at Madison College. I am currently shadowing all the different aspects the IT field have to offer and will occasionally help with things when I can.
I am planning to transfer to U.W. Madison and pursue a degree in both Chemistry and Microbiology. I am currently working for Solrayo LLC as a lab assistant at the U.W. Water Science and Engineering Laboratory. My responsibilities there include constructing and researching Lithium-ion batteries. I have been a member of both the Chemistry Club and the Math Club at Madison College since 2012.
I am currently seeking a degree in the Environmental Engineering field and plan on transferring to the University of Wisconsin–Madison this fall. I helped start a consulting firm with my father,Clean Water Consulting, which focuses on helping businesses meet the environmental regulations of the State of Wisconsin in regards to both soil health and runoff that affects water quality. I have also been a restoration volunteer for the Pheasant Branch Creek Conservancy and local prairies.
My name is Jorge Lara, I intend to transfer to the University of Wisconsin Madison and I want to major in Biomedical engineering. I am currently working in a lab at the Biomedical Engineering department of UW Madison. My work there is to assist researchers with tasks when ever need be. I am a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors society.
My name is Joe Ramsey, I am a student in the WiscAMP program. I am currently in the engineering transfer program at Madison Area Technical College, with hopes of transferring to UW Madison to further my education and obtain my degree in mechanical engineering. I also currently have an internship at ACS where I am learning and helping out with the mechanical design group and working side by side with designers and engineers. On my free time I enjoy riding and working on my motorcycle.
Back row: Gael Walada, Salvador Carranza, J. Miguel Hernandez Ochoa
Front row: Jessica Demers and Evenyon Ogoufoumi
Throughout the 2012-2013 academic year, the student scholars were involved in internships in the fields of genetics, mathematics, engineering and bioscience. They maintained high academic standards with a full course load. The scholars also participated in monthly meetings that included such things as a tour of a small biotech firm, guidance in applying for future scholarships, and presenting their internship work to the other scholars.
Through their diligence and efforts, 2 of our students have been awarded additional scholarships for Fall 2013. In addition, four out of our 5 scholars were accepted to UW-Madison for the Fall semester in the fields of Engineering, Mathematics and Genetics.