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.


Wolves to Rams NSF ScholarshipThe application is open!

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 2023FRCC Fall 2023FRCC Spring 2024CSU Fall 2024CSU Spring 2025CSU Fall 2025CSU Spring 2026Graduate 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 spring semester 2023
  • 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 2023
  • US citizen, permanent resident, or have refugee/asylum status
  • Eligible for federal financial aid with FAFSA on file at FRCC for 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 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 receive the W2R scholarship

How to Apply

  1. The application for the W2R NSF Scholarship is open and available here: https://apps.natsci.colostate.edu/scholarships/w2r/index.cfm?menu=temp
  2. The application will be due Sunday, December 4 @ 11:59 pm
  3. 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
  4. Decisions will be made and all applicants emailed after fall semester grades post in late December to early January
  5. Please type your essay responses into a word document so you don’t lose your work – then copy and paste them into the application
  6. The selection criteria will focus on financial need as established by the FRCC Office of Financial Aid, as well as responses to the following short essay prompts:
    • What do you love about STEM and why? What STEM topics are you passionate about, and why? (250-500 words).
    • Watch the following video: John Spencer’s Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. Now answer the following question: Describe how you can apply a growth mindset to challenges in your current FRCC courses. How might you apply this concept to challenges in transferring to CSU and in your STEM career? (250-500 words).
    • What career or careers are you considering, and why are you drawn to them? (50-100 words)
  7. Want help with your application, or have questions? Come to our drop-in help sessions:
    • Thursday, November 17, 1-4 pm, FRCC Larimer Campus (Challenger Point Building Room #228)
    • Monday, November 21, 1-3 pm (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93708517389)
    • Monday, November 28, 8 am-10 am, (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93708517389)
    • Wednesday, November 30, 9-noon, FRCC Larimer Campus (Challenger Point Building Room #228)
    • Thursday, December 1, 10-noon, FRCC Larimer Campus (Challenger Point Building Room #228)
    • Thursday, December 1, 4-6 pm (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93708517389)
    • Friday, December 2, 1-4 pm, (Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93708517389)

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

Horticulture

Soil & Crop Sciences
Biomedical Engineering dual degrees

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

Geology

Natural Resource Management

Restoration Ecology

Watershed Science
Biochemistry

Biological Sciences

Chemistry

Computer Science

Data Science

Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Physics

Statistics

Zoology
Environmental/Public Health

Microbiology

Neuroscience

“This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Number (NSF Grant Number 1930150)”