Apply to Program

Applications for the 2023-2024 STEM-Inspire Program are now closed. 

Application Information for New or Returning Scholars, 2023-2024:

The Application Form will be available starting on Thursday, June 15, 2023 and is due no later than Saturday, July 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm. Please make sure to review the application cover letter and sample application form prior to completing the online application form for further instructions. All applicants will be notified of their acceptance to the WiscAMP STEM-Inspire Program beginning on August 1, 2023, and will receive an invitation to attend a mandatory, in person, all day orientation session on Friday, August 25, 2023. For more information or if you have questions, please email

Register for an Upcoming Information Session!

Students interested in applying to WiscAMP can attend one of three upcoming virtual information sessions. Click on the link below to register, and you will receive a calendar invite in your inbox to join these fun, informative gatherings. More info sessions may be forthcoming as well, so check back for more opportunities to connect!

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  If you are not sure and have questions, please send an email to

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: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian, Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, or Southeast Asian.  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 and browse the sample application form using the links provided.  Required application materials include the online application form, short essay, unofficial transcript and at least one reference.  The application form, transcript upload and short essay are part of the online survey form. All applicants must upload a copy of their unofficial transcript and provide the names of one to two references that are familiar with their academic or work history, as well as their aptitude and passion to succeed as a STEM major.

Once your application is submitted, your reference(s) will receive an email from the WiscAMP Program Manager, Anique Ruiz ( with a link to complete an online reference form by July 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm. If we do not receive at least one completed reference form by then, your application will not be reviewed for acceptance into WiscAMP.

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 Type” (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, application materials are to be submitted electronically by July 15, 2023 at 11:59 pm. At least one reference form must be completed electronically as well by July 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm. However, if you are having difficulty and need an alternative submission method, please send an email to