Students must be undergraduates at UWM or MATC in their first two years of school (or equivalent credits). UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County students also qualify. Students starting college in the Fall are welcome to apply for the preceding summer.
The goal of the GO FoRWARD program as sponsored by the National Science Foundation is to increase the number of students in geosciences from groups that are underrepresented in the geosciences relative to their proportions in the general population. We encourage applications from undergraduate students who identify as members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in geosciences, including: Black, African American, Native American, American Indian, Native Pacific Islanders, Native Alaskan, Hispanic, Latino/Latina/Latinx, and others. Not sure if you qualify? Please ask or just apply and explain your situation. We want to open this experience to as many student as possible.
Students must be available to attend GO FoRWARD events on Mondays-Thursdays 10 AM-4:30 PM between June 21-July 15, 2021.
To apply online, please follow this link and fill out the online form. You will not be able to save your application prior to submission, so make sure you have time to complete the application when you start it.
For the online form, you will need to provide basic contact information about yourself, information on how many college credits you have completed so far, a statement about why you are interested in the program, and short descriptions of your experiences related to geosciences (it is OK if you don’t have any experience yet!). You will also need to provide the name of a faculty member or teacher who will write a recommendation letter on your behalf (it is a good idea to ask them first if they will be able to write the letter). They should send the letter directly to the GO FoRWARD email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to check out the eligibility criteria before you apply.
In addition to the online form, you will need to submit a transcript (unofficial is fine) to GO FoRWARD via email (email@example.com).
Applications for Summer 2021 should be submitted by May 14 for first priority. We are still accepting applications for Summer 2021, so apply ASAP to join us!