Wolves 2 Rams NSF Scholars – Bridges to Baccalaureate | CSU

Wolves to Rams helps FRCC students transfer to and graduate from CSU in STEM, natural resources, behavioral sciences, and biomedical sciences.

Our application for scholarships and stipends opens once a semester. Besides scholarships and stipends, we also offer workshops, mentorship, and research training (sometimes paid!) throughout the academic year.

We want more FRCC students to

  • transfer to CSU
  • enter scientific research
  • earn a bachelor’s degree, and
  • have a successful career

The W2R Application is closed for the Fall 2020 semester. To be ready for next time, read through and scroll to the bottom to find the application link.

Wolves to Rams is funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. We have two programs within W2R, but just 1 application! After students apply, we work with them to find the best fit.

The application is simple, so we encourage all current FRCC students (on any campus) who meet the eligibility requirements to apply.

In the fall, we recruited 36 students to received funding for college, so your chances of earning a spot in Wolves to Rams is good.

Wolves to Rams has two (2) different programs included in just one (1) application.

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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.

Wolves 2 Rams NIH Traineeship History of the NIH Logo | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The NIH Traineeship provides training and experience in biomedical and behavioral research for 6 students per year. The Traineeship lasts for two full years, one at FRCC and one at CSU.  Trainees receive training workshops at FRCC to prepare them for undergraduate research in the summer before transfer. After transfer to CSU, Trainees receive academic support, participate in a learning community, and continue research. Trainees receive payment up to $40,000 over 24 months during the two-year program. This Traineeship requires a large commitment from Trainees over a 24 month period. Having 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 for both programs

  • Enrolled in classes at any FRCC campus in fall semester 2020
  • Interest in transferring to Colorado State University in any of the eligible majors below
  • FAFSA on file at FRCC for 2020-2021 academic year (FRCC FAFSA code is 007933)
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee/asylum status
  • Plan to register for at least 12 credits (15 preferred) at FRCC in spring 2021

How to apply

The W2R Scholarship application is open!

  1. Apply HERE
  2. Bookmark the application page and write down your password, so you can log in and out of the application
  3. The W2R application is due October 14 @ 11:59pm
  4. Please type your essay responses into a word document so you don’t lose your work – then copy and paste into the application

Eligible CSU 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