Weather Innovators Scholarship

The Weather Innovators Scholarship is awarded to one or more new freshmen who intend to major in Atmospheric Science. The student(s) selected for this scholarship will have demonstrated great potential for academic success in our program and beyond in the competitive working world of atmospheric sciences. Prospective students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • New incoming freshman for Fall 2017
  • Minimum high school GPA of 3.0
  • Minimum ACT composite score of 24
  • Intended major in atmospheric sciences
  • Full-time status

Scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 per academic year, disbursed in equal amounts in the Fall and Spring semester, and renewable for 3 subsequent years (4 years total) as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria. In the second, third, and fourth years of study, the scholarship recipient will receive their award as a stipend in exchange for 10 hours per week of work in Innovative Weather, our in-house weather forecasting and risk management unit.

The deadline to apply for a Fall 2017 scholarship is 11:59:59 pm on March 10, 2017.

To apply, please fill out the online Weather Innovators Scholarship Application form.

Bill Carlsen Undergraduate Scholarship in Atmospheric Science

Bill Carlsen, WTMJ weathercaster from 1951–1972, was one of the United States’ first television weathercasters. A scholarship in his name, administered jointly by UWM and WTMJ, has been established in his memory. Atmospheric Science majors at UWM are eligible for the scholarship.

A committee consisting of the Chair of the UWM Mathematical Sciences Department, a representative from WTMJ-TV, and a UWM Atmospheric Sciences professor will review your application. The dollar value of the scholarship is dependent upon available funds. For more information, contact Professor Jon Kahl.

To apply for the scholarship, please send the following to Professor Jon Kahl, no later than December 9, 2016 for a scholarship during the following academic year:

  1. Your full name, mailing address and email address, current academic standing (junior, senior, ect.), cumulative GPA to date, and the name of a faculty member willing to be contacted as a reference.
  2. Your university transcripts
  3. A statement explaining your interest in this opportunity and why you should be considered for support. The statement should be no longer than two double-spaced pages and should address the following questions:
    • Why is atmospheric science important to you?
    • In which area(s) of atmospheric science are you most interested?
    • In what area of atmospheric science do you hope to work after you complete your university studies?

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

See Professor Evans’s Mesoscale Research Group Scholarships and Fellowships webpage and UWM’s general scholarship webpage.