UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE DISTANCE EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin-Platteville's distance education program began in 1978 as a print-based correspondence program, offering a single bachelor's degree in business administration. Three years later, its first graduating class numbered just five. Living up to the Pioneer name, in 1999 UW-Platteville became the first public university in Wisconsin to deliver an entire degree online, a master's degree in project management. That same year, the University founded the Distance Learning Center to support the growing population of online students. The first 13 graduates celebrated their commencement in 2001.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE DISTANCE EDUCATION 1 University Plaza Platteville, WI 53818-3099
Jun 05, 2018
Scholarship - PhD
DEADLINE: July 1, 2018 The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a grant of $630,410 to the  University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Distance Learning Center  to increase access to  online master’s degree programs  in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. The funding will provide scholarships for full-time students of up to $10,000.  The five-year project will provide multiple scholarships annually to full-time online students pursuing graduate education in STEM fields. The overall goal is to increase the number of students in STEM disciplines and the number of employees in STEM fields, especially among underrepresented populations. In addition to providing significant scholarship opportunities, the grant will also allow UW-Platteville to provide increased support services for online students including faculty advising and mentoring, peer mentoring, faculty/student research, and networking with STEM professionals. The impact of these activities on student retention will be reviewed under the terms of the grant funding. Step 1:  Review the Scholarship Criteria to determine eligibility. Students must meet all criteria to be eligible. Step 2:  Request degree information to select your area of study. Apply and be accepted into your chosen program. Step 3:  After being accepted into your chosen program, submit your application. Priority deadline for applications is July 1, 2018. If you have questions, please contact nsfmasterscholar@uwplatt.edu .