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 from southeast Wisconsin 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 Paul Roebber.

To apply for the scholarship in spring 2020, please send the following to Professor Paul Roebber, no later than March 13, 2020:

  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?

To apply for this scholarship in future academic years, you must complete your basic profile, the College of Letters and Science profile, and the scholarship application itself in the UWM Scholarship Portal. If you have previously created basic and College of Letters and Science profiles in the portal, you do not need to create new profiles, though you are welcome to update any of the information.

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

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