Apply to Program

Thank you for your interest in our program! Applications are now closed for the 2021-2022 school year, but please visit this page in June 2022 for updates.

Application Information for New or Returning Scholars:

The Application Form is due no later than Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the WiscAMP STEM-Inspire Program beginning on August 1, 2021, and will receive an invitation to attend a mandatory virtual orientation session on Saturday, August 21st. For more information or if you have questions, please email stem-inspire@uwm.edu.

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I eligible to apply for this program?
Answer:  Yes, if you major or intend to major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics); are from an underrepresented racial/ethnic group; and is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  This program provides mentoring and support services for full time, undergraduate students.

What is considered as a STEM major?
Answer:  For a complete list of STEM majors, as defined by the National Science Foundation, please go to https://www.lsamp.org/help/help_stem_cip_2015.cfm.  If you are not sure and have questions, please send an email to stem-inspire@uwm.edu.

What underrepresented racial/ethnic groups can apply to this program?
Answer:  UWM undergraduate students majoring (or intending to major) in a STEM discipline may apply. To be accepted, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from one or more of the following historically underrepresented ethnic groups: African American, Hispanic American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and Native Pacific Islander.  If you are not from one of these groups, please contact us for more information and additional campus resources.

What do I need to submit for this application?
Answer:  Please read the cover letter first.  Required application materials include application form, short essay, and unofficial transcript.  The application form (with reference details), transcript upload and short essay are part of the online survey form. All applicants must upload a copy of their unofficial transcript and provide a reference that is familiar with their academic or work history, as well as their abilities as a STEM student.

I am new to UWM, how do I generate an unofficial transcript?
Answer:  With an active UWM email address, you can request one free electronic copy of your unofficial transcript per day in PAWS.  Here are the steps: 1) log in to PAWS; 2) under the Academics header, click on the drop down menu and select “Transcript: View Unofficial,” then click the arrow button; 3) select the “Undergraduate Transcript” and default “Output Destination” (email), then click the “Submit Transcript Request” button; 4) a pdf copy will be delivered to your UWM email address immediately.

Can I mail in or drop off my application materials instead?
Answer:  No, all application materials are to be submitted electronically by July 1, 2021 at 4:30 pm.  However, if you are having difficulty and need an alternative submission method, please send an email to stem-inspire@uwm.edu.