February is coming to an end, which means it is time for a first round of acceptances to three of our flagship programs: Women in Engineering (WIE), Engineering Scholars Program (ESP), and Women in Computer Science (WICS). Our “early accept” deadline is tomorrow, which also reminds us of how quickly summer is approaching!
Applicants to WIE, ESP, and WICS who submit a complete set of materials by 5:00 p.m. EST, March 1, will be considered for early acceptance. We do honor postmark, if you can get everything together and in the mail on that date.
Why do we do two rounds of selection for some of these programs? For many years, we held one deadline for all programs, ready to tackle a huge round of decisions. But, people started letting us know that they need to know sooner—with family vacations, band camps, the start of sports season, coordinating travel arrangements, and other summer obligations, it became increasingly important to know whether or not a student was accepted to one of our programs.
Being based at a university, we know all about early application deadlines in a college context, and decided to implement something similar for a few of our programs.
There is no specific advantage or preference for this group; the benefit is primarily for families who need to plan ahead. It’s also very helpful for our international applicants, who might need extra lead time to secure a visa, book a flight, or make other arrangements.
All of the details about the scholarship programs, including required application materials, can be found on our website. If you have any questions, you can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 906-487-2219.