2013-14 Academic year
ACSS Programming and News
On October 15, 2012, the online 2013-14 ACSS Program application was activated and is now available for submission. This application is for students entering Augustana in the Fall of 2013-14. February 15th, 2013, is the application deadline for current high school students; June 1, 2013, is the application deadline for transfer students. Note: Scholarship applicants must complete a FAFSA application and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the ACSS Scholarship.
The first group of 16 ACSS participants successfully completed the first term at Augustana College! In BIOL150, they were introduced to Johnna Adams of Augustana's Internship Office and identified strategies for developing a competitive resume'; they practiced using the Inquiry Wheel as a modified approach to the scientific process; and they studied methods for enhancing their already strong study skills. It is a wonderful group of First Year and transfer students!! Six of the ACSS participants will continue working with Dr. Scott during the winter term by participating in her Meiothermus ruber research project. Another member of the group begins a research experience with Dr. Jose Boquin of the Chemistry Department. Two ACSS participants found positions with the Scribe American program, which involves working with local doctors during their medical rounds.
At the writing of this post, nearly 140 prospective First Year students completed the ACSS Program application for its inaugural year. We are very excited about this fantastic show of interest. It is a very strong group of applicants and competition was keen. Future career goals of the applicants range from biology, healthcare fields, mathematics, physics and engineering, biochemistry, geology, chemistry and environmental studies fields. The Scholarship Committee continues to evaluate applicants, and will do so until all scholarships have been awarded and confirmed.
ACSS Program Director
The ACSS application deadline is extended to March 1, 2012 (or April 15th for transfer students) for the 2012 application. Even after the deadline, applicants are accepted and evaluated up until the time that all scholarships have been awarded and confirmed.
On December 1, 2011, the ACSS program received a $50,000 5-year National Science Foundation LSAMP grant to support the success of our African-American Scholars. This money will be used to provide stipends and other academic programming for our African-American Scholars. Augustana has joined a consortium of Iowa and Nebraska colleges and universities in supporting the academic success of African Americans who are interested in the STEM fields.
On Sept. 25, 2011, the online 2011-12 ACSS Program application was activated and is now available for submission. This application is for students entering Augustana in the Fall of 2012-13. February 15th, 2012, is the application deadline. Note: Scholarship applicants must complete a FAFSA application and demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the ACSS Scholarship.
On July 1, 2011, the ACSS Program received a $600,000 National Science Foundatoin S-STEM grant to support its program and provide scholarships. This 5-year grant will provide funds to support ACSS program activities (e.g., research experience, stipends, special programming and scholarships).
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