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.
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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 online course instruction during the three week program period (July 25 – August 12, 2020). 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 July 5, 2020.
*Due to COVID-19 precautions, this year’s SIS program will be held virtually/online. Potential STEM majors should apply. Must be a student enrolled as a college freshmen or sophomore to qualify.
- Cannon Scholars and Professors in the News
- SIS Program Flyer
- SIS Program Application
- Selection Committee
- Selection Criteria
- 2016 STEM Summer Interns
- Cannon Scholars Alumni Success Profiles
- 2017-2018 Cannon Scholar Scholarship Recipients
- 2016-2017 Cannon Scholar Scholarship Recipients
- 2015-2016 Cannon Scholar Scholarship Recipients
- 2014-2015 Cannon Scholar Scholarship Recipients
- 2016-2017 DEDO Scholarship Recipients
- 2017 INBRE/EPSCoR Scholarship Recipients
- 2015-2016 INBRE/EPSCoR Scholarship Recipients
- 2014-2015 INBRE/EPSCoR Scholarship Recipients
- 2016-2017 NASA DESGC Scholarship Recipients
- 2015-2016 NASA DESGC Scholarship Recipients
- 2014-2015 NASA DESGC Scholarship Recipients
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.email@example.com
For further information, contact:
Dr. Kevin E. Shuman
Assistant Director of STEM Initiatives – Co-PI.
Associate Director of Student Success and Retention
Academic Research Grants Administrator
STEM Programs Coordinator