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Wolves to Rams helps FRCC students transfer to and graduate from CSU in STEM.

The W2R NIH Internship/Traineeship Application will open soon! Please check back on 3/1/2021 for updates.

The W2R NSF Scholarship Application is closed. The application will open again in fall semester 2021.

Wolves to Rams provides scholarships, stipends, workshops, mentorship, and paid research training. We want more FRCC students to transfer to CSU, enter scientific research, earn a bachelor’s degree, and have a successful career.

Wolves to Rams is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. We have two programs within W2R, with separate applications and separate due dates.

The applications are simple, so we encourage all current FRCC students (on any campus) who meet the eligibility requirements to apply. In Fall 2020, we selected 30 students for the NSF Scholarship and 6 students for the NIH Internship! Your chances of earning a spot in Wolves to Rams is good.

Being a member of the Wolves to Rams Community means:

  • Committing to transferring to CSU and earning a bachelor’s degree
  • Developing a Financial Plan
  • Utilizing Personalized Transfer Advising
  • Accelerating Academic Momentum
  • Collaborating with Peers
  • Developing as a Scientist
  • Maximizing Academic Support
  • Identifying Transfer Support
  • Seeking Research Experiences
  • Discovering Faculty Mentors

There are two programs included in Wolves 2 Rams: The NSF Scholarship and the NIH Paid Research Internship.

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The application will open in fall semester of 2021. The NSF Scholarship includes customized CSU transfer advising, STEM workshops, faculty mentorship, and a peer community. Scholars can receive up to 7 total semesters of scholarship money (3 semesters at FRCC and 4 at CSU). Each year we select 30 new scholars, and each scholar can receive up to $30,000 over 7 semesters. Scholars will participate in professional conferences, graduate school preparation, and research lab experiences. The scholarship is renewable based on active participation, commitment, and academic performance. The Wolves 2 Rams scholarship supports students in many STEM fields such as engineering, chemistry, math, computer science, wildlife biology, forestry, horticulture and many other fields.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have already earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree (it’s ok if you have attended a university)
  • Currently enrolled at FRCC (any campus)
  • Plan to be enrolled at FRCC for fall 2021/spring 2022, and plan to transfer to CSU for fall 2022/spring 2023
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee/asylum status
  • Eligible for federal financial aid with FAFSA on file at FRCC for 2021-2022 academic year (FRCC FAFSA code is 007933)
  • Pursuing any of the eligible CSU majors below

Wolves 2 Rams NIH Paid Research InternshipHistory of the NIH Logo | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The application will open soon! Please check back on 3/1/2021 for updates. The NIH Research Internship provides training and experience in biomedical and behavioral research for 6 students per year. The paid Internship lasts for two full years, one at FRCC and one at CSU.  Interns receive training workshops at FRCC to prepare them for undergraduate research in the summer before transfer. After transfer to CSU, Interns receive academic support, participate in a learning community, and continue research. Interns receive payment up to $40,000 over 24 months during the two-year program. This Internship requires a large commitment from student Interns over a 24 month period. Having paid research experience is critical for students pursuing behavioral and biomedical fields such as psychology, biomedical engineering, health and exercise science, microbiology, medical school, pharmaceuticals, biology, neuroscience, and many other human health fields. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Have already earned a high school diploma or GED prior to fall semester 2021
  • Have not previously earned a bachelor’s degree (it’s ok if you have attended a university)
  • Currently enrolled at FRCC (any campus)
  • Plan to be enrolled at FRCC for fall 2021/spring 2022, and plan to transfer to CSU for fall 2022/spring 2023
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee/asylum status
  • Eligible for federal financial aid with FAFSA on file at FRCC for 2021-2022 academic year (FRCC FAFSA code is 007933)
  • Pursuing any of the eligible CSU majors below

How to Apply

  1. The link to the application will be here as soon as it is available
  2. Bookmark the application page and write down your password, so you can log in and out of the application
  3. The application will be due in April 2021 (date TBD)
  4. Please type your essay responses into a word document so you don’t lose your work – then copy and paste into the application
  5. Questions? Email erin.pitts@colostate.edu
  6. We expect to notify all applicants prior to spring break about whether they have been selected

Eligible CSU (Fort Collins) Majors 

College of Agricultural Sciences Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering College of Health and Human Sciences Warner College of Natural Resources College of Natural Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agricultural Biology
  • Equine Science
  • Horticulture
  • Soil and Crop Sciences
  • Biomed Engineering
  • Chem/Bio Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Enviro Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Nutrition/Food Science
  • Health/Exercise Science
  • Eco Science/ Sustainability
  • Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
  • Forest/Rangeland Stewardship
  • Geology
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Watershed Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Zoology
  • Biomedical Science
  • Environmental/Public Health
  • Microbiology
  • Neuroscience