Winthrop University: Scholar Resources
Contact Information
WISE
G06 Bancroft Hall Annex
Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
803/323-4588
wise@winthrop.edu

Scholar Resources

References

Note: References complete an online form that the WISE program sends directly to them. REFERENCES ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PROVIDE LETTERS. Once WISE has the contact information for your references we will contact them directly with a link to the reference form.
WISE personnel need the name and contact information for your references at least one week in advance of the application due date. If your application will not be complete at least one week in advance of the due date, send the names and contact information for your references directly to WISE@winthrop.edu. This will allow your reference to be received before applications are reviewed.
Print the appropriate information to present to your references.

Rubric

Please see the attached forms for a rubric regarding application selection process.

Prompts

Review the prompts below for specific requirements in completing the personal statements.

  • Personal Statement Prompt for Scholar Applicants - In the space below provide a personal statement related to your interest in the WISE Scholars program. The statement should address your personal commitment to STEM teaching and working in a high-need district, lessons you have learned through your educational experiences that have effected your decision to teach as well as will inform your commitment to student learning, and additional factors that help demonstrate to the review panel your fit for the WISE Scholars program. Personal statements can be created outside of the application system, but should be copied and pasted directly into the response box below. Note there is a 15,000 character limit (including spaces).

  • Personal Statement Prompt for Internship Applicants - In the space below provide a personal statement related to your interest in the WISE Internship program. The statement should address your personal commitment to STEM exploration, lessons you have learned through your educational experiences that have effected your decision to participate in a program that will explore STEM education and research, plans you have now for a STEM related career, and additional factors that help demonstrate to the review panel your fit for the WISE Internship program. Personal statements can be created outside of the application system, but should be copied and pasted directly into the response box below. Note there is a 15,000 character limit (including spaces).

 The WISE program is funded by the NSF 15-530, Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program under award #1540690

Last Updated: 10/4/21