Graduate Student Funding Opportunities:
Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship (AOP)
The AOP Fellowship is a University of Wisconsin program designed to increase the number of minority/disadvantaged (M/D) students entering and completing graduate programs on a full or part-time basis, thereby increasing M/D representation in UW graduate education and subsequently in professional and academic careers in Wisconsin. Both Wisconsin residents and non-resident students are eligible, although preference is given to Wisconsin residents. Full-time and part-time graduates are eligible.
AOP Applicants must be:
Citizens or permanent residents at the time of the application
Members of traditionally under-represented minority groups (African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, Alaskan Native, or statutorily designated Southeast Asian) or a non-minority/disadvantaged student. *
Admitted to a graduate degree program at UW-Stevens Point
*Please note that students are considered disadvantaged if they meet any of the criteria including, but not limited to one or more of the following:
Have a financial need;
Come from a family that received any type of assistance, including eligibility for school lunch program;
Are first generation college students
Have participated in special services for disadvantaged students including TRIO programs such as Upward Bound, McNair, Talent Search, etc.; and /or have not had the expectation and encouragement to pursue post graduate education as a viable option.
Other extenuating circumstances such as a disability which affects academic functioning.
Applicants are expected to submit a new application each academic year. Funding is based on the cohort applicant pool for each academic year. Decisions towards summer funding will begin as completed applications are received.
Award Period Deadline
Summer 2020: June 18, 2021
Fall 2020: August 31, 2021
Spring 2021: November 30, 2021