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Cannon Scholars

Wesley College implemented the Cannon Scholars Program in 2014 to recruit and retain academically talented students in biological chemistry, biology, environmental science, and mathematics. The Cannon Scholar program is supported through NSF and NIH grants that provide scholarships, academic mentoring, and career advising support to STEM majors who demonstrate financial need and maintain an annual cumulative GPA of 2.7.

Cannon Scholar Application

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Wesley Cannon Scholars Program Provides Support for Low-Income STEM Majors
 | Published by: INSIGHT Into Diversity on Aug. 19, 2015.

Wesley Cannon Scholars

The three main goals of this program are:

  • Increase the number of underrepresented, financially-disadvantaged, academically-talented students graduating from Wesley with B.S. degrees in STEM areas.
  • Strengthen their preparation for and interest in pursuing a future graduate or professional program.
  • Increase the numbers of well-educated and skilled employees in technical areas of regional and national need.

Dr. D’Souza discusses the Cannon Scholar Program:


Success in STEM (SIS) Program

Wesley College and sponsoring grants offer a FREE three-week summer STEM prep program – Success in Stem (SIS) – for incoming freshmen STEM majors, STEM transfer students and undeclared but STEM-intending majors. The SIS program gives students the opportunity to complete prerequisites in Chemistry, Pre-Calculus and Scientific Writing, saving thousands in semester courses. Students will receive FREE course instruction during the three week program period (July 31 – August 18, 2021). There is no cost to students. Each attendee will participate in math, lab science, and technical writing seminars and will be connected with academic support and mentoring services.

The SIS Program Application deadline for the SIS Program is March 1, 2021.

*Potential STEM majors should apply. Must be a student enrolled as a college freshmen or sophomore to qualify.

The application is a PDF, which can be filled out using Adobe Reader. Once completed, save the form to your computer and email that file to Danielle Archambault at Danielle.archambault@wesley.edu

For further information, contact:

Dr. Malcolm J. D’Souza | 2016 DE Bio Educator of the Year Malcolm D'Souza screenshot from video
Professor of Chemistry and Dean of Interdisciplinary/Collaborative Sponsored Research – PI
(302) 736-2528

Dr. Kevin E. Shuman
Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives – Co-PI.
(302) 736-2778

Danielle Archambault
Associate Director of Student Success and Retention
(302) 736-2565

Grant Management:

Emily Wood
Academic Research Grants Administrator
(302) 736-2539

Melanie Pritchett
STEM Programs Coordinator
(302) 736-2426