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,
  • short descriptions of your experiences related to geosciences (it is OK if you don’t have any experience yet!), and
  • the name AND email address 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

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

Applications for Summer 2019 should be submitted by April 30, 2019 (extended deadline) for first priority.

Unfortunately, the 2020 summer program had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis. We look forward to welcoming a new cohort of students in 2021!  Please email us if you would like to be involved in geosciences at UWM through research or classes!

A summer experience hosted by the UWM Department of Geosciences and funded by the National Science Foundation, dedicated to increasing the diversity, equity, and inclusion of students majoring in geosciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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