Wolves 2 Rams NSF Scholars – Bridges to Baccalaureate | CSU

The Wolves to Rams NSF Scholarship helps FRCC students transfer to and graduate from CSU in STEM and natural resources.

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Wolves to Rams NSF ScholarshipThe application is closed, and will re-open in October 2022.

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 to Rams scholarship supports students in many STEM fields such as engineering, chemistry, math, computer science, wildlife biology, forestry, horticulture and many other fields.

FRCC Spring 2022FRCC Fall 2022FRCC Spring 2023CSU Fall 2023
CSU Spring 2024CSU Fall 2024CSU Spring 2025Graduate from CSU!
Up to $2500Up to $3750Up to $3750Up to $5000Up to $5000Up to $5000Up to $5000

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled at FRCC (any campus)
  • 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)
  • Plan to be enrolled at FRCC for spring 2022, fall 2022, and spring 2023. This means you plan to begin classes at CSU in fall 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)
  • Interest in pursuing any of the eligible CSU majors listed below. You can change your intended major at any time, but if you change out of an eligible major you will not continue to recieve the W2R scholarship.  

How to Apply –

You must be a Front Range CC student to apply. 

  1. The application for the W2R NSF Scholarship will open in October 2022.
  2. Once the link to the application is available, bookmark the application page and write down your password, so you can log in and out of the application
  3. Please type your essay responses into a word document so you don’t lose your work – then copy and paste into the application
  4. Decisions will be made after fall semester grades post – late December to early January

Eligible CSU (Fort Collins) Majors for the NSF scholarship

College of Agricultural SciencesWalter Scott, Jr. College of EngineeringCollege of Health and Human SciencesWarner College of Natural ResourcesCollege of Natural SciencesCollege of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Animal Sciences

Agricultural Biology

Equine Science


Soil & Crop Sciences
Chemical & Biological Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering  
Nutrition & Food Science

Fermentation Science & Technology
Ecosystem Science & Sustainability

Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Forest/Rangeland Stewardship


Natural Resource Management

Restoration Ecology

Watershed Science

Biological Sciences


Computer Science

Data Science


Natural Sciences



Environmental/Public Health