Graduate Student Funding Opportunities:
Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (AOP)
The AOP Fellowship is a University of Wisconsin program designed to increase the number of minority/disadvantaged (M/D) students entering and completing graduate programs on a full or part-time basis, thereby increasing M/D representation in UW graduate education and subsequently in professional and academic careers in Wisconsin. Both Wisconsin residents and non-resident students are eligible, although preference is given to Wisconsin residents. Full-time and part-time graduates are eligible.
AOP Applicants must be:
Citizens or permanent residents at the time of the application
Members of traditionally under-represented minority groups (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or statutorily designated Southeast Asian) or a non-minority/disadvantaged student. *
Admitted to a graduate degree program at UW-Stevens Point
Graduated with and Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher
*Please note that students are considered disadvantaged if they meet any of the criteria including, but not limited to one or more of the following:
Have a financial need;
Come from a family that received any type of assistance, including eligibility for school lunch program;
Are first generation college students
Have participated in special services for disadvantaged students including TRIO programs such as Upward Bound, McNair, Talent Search, etc.; and /or have not had the expectation and encouragement to pursue post graduate education as a viable option.
Other extenuating circumstances such as a disability which affects academic functioning.
Applicants are expected to submit a new application each academic year. Funding is based on the cohort applicant pool for each academic year. Decisions towards summer funding will begin as completed applications are received.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: MAY 30, 2022
PLEASE DOWNLOAD AOP GUIDELINES HERE FIRST: AOP Guidelines.pdf
Applications can be submitted one of three ways:
1: Email application to DCA@uwsp.edu
2: Upload via Qualtrics here: Qualtrics Upload
3: Mail completed application packet to:
Diversity and College Access Department/AOP
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
1108 Fremont Street, SSC 220
Stevens Point, WI 54481