Scholar Experience

General Information

Program Benefits

Incoming students will be provided early campus move-in that will allow them to get settled and better familiarized with campus before others arrive. Upperclass resident advisers will plan social and academic programs for the incoming scholars. Social events, service activities, and academic seminars will be held every semester for Winthrop's family of Eagle STEM Scholars to foster the development of a cohesive community. Specially arranged meetings will be organized to engage the families of scholars and inform them of the academic success strategies involved.

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Scholarships / Stipends

Freshman students planning to enter Winthrop during the fall semester may be selected to receive a financial package.

Paid summer research assistantships will be available.

Academic Support

Each Eagle STEM Scholar will be advised by an Eagle STEM staff member who will meet with them at least twice every semester. Each scholar also will have an academic biology or chemistry faculty advisor who will meet with each scholar one or more times every semester. Academic performance will be monitored closely and family members will be kept abreast of student progress. Eagle STEM Scholars will attend weekly tutoring sessions to enhance their academic performance in chemistry, mathematics, and writing. Eagle STEM Scholars also will be paired with an upperclassman who can serve as a peer advisor to assist with academic and social adjustments to college. This peer mentoring network will continue throughout the first two years. Beginning junior year, Eagle STEM Scholars will tutor other science majors.

Quality Undergraduate Research Experiences

By junior year, Eagle STEM Scholars will be expected to join a lab and to become actively engaged in a cutting-edge research project under the mentorship of a biochemistry, biology or chemistry faculty member. Seniors will be expected to mentor younger students in research. Scholars will prepare and give oral and written presentations on the objectives established, the scientific methods used, and the results of their research. During junior and senior years, scholars will attend national, state, or local scientific conferences. Seniors will be expected to present research results at these conferences. Memberships to national societies within the discipline will be provided to scholars.


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