SC Johnson STEM Scholars FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway?

The SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway program is designed to respond to the need to attract and retain underserved men and women into STEM careers by providing a pathway for students to complete two years at Gateway Technical College earning a STEM-related associate degree and two years at one of three partner institutions: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE), Carthage College, and Concordia University Wisconsin completing their STEM-related bachelor’s degree. 

STEM Scholars will receive $7,500 per year for two years for tuition, fees,nbsp; books, and supplies at Gateway Technical College and an additional $7,500 per year for two years for tuition, fees, books, and supplies at one of the aligned transfer partner institutions, Carthage College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, or Concordia University Wisconsin. Partnering transfer institutions will award a matching $7,500 scholarship per year for two years. 

Who is eligible for the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway Program?

Please visit the STEM Scholars Pathway Program Eligibility and Requirements web page for details on eligibility requirements. 

What do STEM Scholars students have to do to continue in the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway?

STEM Scholars must meet a variety of requirements to continue to remain eligible for participation in the STEM Scholars Pathway program. Please visit the Eligibility and Requirements web page for details.

How many students will be selected for SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway program?

The STEM Scholars Pathway is currently open annually to 18 students pursuing STEM-related degrees.
 

What if I don’t qualify for the SC Johnson STEM Scholars Pathway?

Gateway welcomes a diverse group of students pursuing a wide-range of career programs each year. With tuition half that of area public universities and one-third that of private colleges, Gateway is a high value education option. Look into our tuition payment plans and other scholarships through the Gateway Foundation for high school and continuing Gateway students.

Gateway Promise
Gateway Foundation Scholarships
Financial Aid - FAFSA Application


Gateway Technical College FAQ

How can I tour Gateway and find out more about my program of study?

  • A campus tour is a great first step in discovering all that Gateway has to offer - learn about our programs, ask questions and take a look around. Sign up for a tour today!
  • Students can also view Gateway’s virtual tour to learn more about the campuses and centers. 

What is the cost to complete my associate degree at Gateway? 

The cost to complete your associate degree will vary based on the number of credits required to complete your program. Specific cost information for each program can be found on the program web page at gtc.edu/programs. Visit the STEM Scholar Pathway Cost Information web page for details

What additional financial aid or scholarship opportunities are available?

Gateway’s Student Finance Specialists are here to help you navigate the financial aid process and connect with different types of aid that may be available to you. The college also accepts a variety of payment methods to meet your needs. Scholarships are available through the Gateway Technical College Foundation as well as outside sources.

Do students purchase or rent textbooks? 

Students can either rent or purchase textbooks for their courses. Some courses may require the purchase of additional supplies. More information on textbook purchase and rental can be found here: www.gtc.edu/bookstore

Is housing available?

Gateway Technical College does not provide student housing. 

When and where are my program courses offered? Online? On Campus? Daytime? Evening?

Program times and locations are dependent on your program of study, but many programs offer a variety of times days, evenings and weekends to help meet students’ busy schedules. Classes may be offered in a variety of formats, including on campus, online or blended.

What is the experience like in the classroom?

Gateway students receive high-tech, hands-on training through labs and coursework that are tailored to the real-world career skills employers are looking for. You will gain experience working with the latest industry-standard equipment so you graduate prepared to enter a cutting-edge career.


Carthage College FAQ

How can I tour Carthage College and find out more about my transfer program of study?

The best way to learn more about Carthage College programs and the campus is to connect with the Carthage Admissions Office. They can help to answer questions and show students around campus. There are many opportunities to visit campus, and a virtual campus tour is also available. There is also information available about Carthage’s programs online at: https://www.carthage.edu/academics/

What is the cost to complete my degree?

A Carthage degree is accessible and affordable. More information on Carthage tuition and fees can be found here: https://www.carthage.edu/admissions/tuition/ Visit the STEM Scholar Pathway Cost Information web page for STEM Scholars program-related details. You can also contact Carthage’s admission team for more information. 

What additional financial aid or scholarship opportunities are available?

There are many opportunities to connect with financial aid. 99% of Carthage students currently have some form of assistance. More information on financial aid opportunities can be found here: https://www.carthage.edu/financial-aid/.

Do students purchase or rent textbooks? 

Students can either rent or buy textbooks. More information can be found on Carthage’s bookstore website: https://carthage.bncollege.com/shop/carthage/home.

Once I transfer to Carthage, is housing available?

Yes, a variety of housing options are available for students. More information can be found here: https://www.carthage.edu/residence-life/

When and where are my program courses offered? Online? On Campus? Daytime? Evening?

Most Carthage undergraduate courses are offered in person on the Carthage campus. Most classes are during the day, but there are many evening class times as well.

What is the experience like in the classroom?

Carthage College is known for small classes, hands-on learning, personal attention, and comprehensive support. Carthage’s mission is to provide that transformative education year in and year out. The Carthage curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary study and hands-on learning. Receive individual attention from professors at the top of their fields. Learn to tackle topics from new directions — and in new places. Solve problems by conducting your own research. Transform into a lifelong learner.

What support services do you have available to help students?  

Mastering new skills, gaining knowledge, and preparing for the “real world” can be challenging. Fortunately, Carthage surrounds you with the tools and support you need to succeed. More information on academic support services can be found here: https://www.carthage.edu/academics/student-resources/.


Concordia University Wisconsin FAQ

How can I tour Concordia University and find out more about my transfer program of study? 

Please reach out to the Concordia admissions team to talk about transferring at admissions@cuw.edu or 262.243.5700. To visit campus please follow this link www.cuw.edu/visit

What is the cost to complete my degree? 

The cost varies based on your selected program of study. Visit the STEM Scholar Pathway Cost Information web page. You can also contact Concordia’s admission team for more information. 

What additional financial aid or scholarship opportunities are available to help cover the cost?

Depending on the program you select, please refer to the STEM Scholar Cost Information web page or speak to Concordia’s admission team for more information. 

What is the difference between a “traditional” and “post traditional” degree at Concordia?

Concordia University offers multiple learning options to best meet your needs. You can transfer to our main campus in Mequon as a traditional undergraduate student. As a traditional student you can live on campus and  can take in person courses Monday-Friday. Courses are semester based.

Or you also have the option to become a post-traditional student and transfer into one of our accelerated programs. In the accelerated format, you take one 6-8 week class at a time  that is one night per week. You’ll have the flexibility to choose between in-person and online classes or a mixture of both. Plus, we accept students on a rolling basis so you can start your program as soon as you’re accepted.

STEM Scholars Pathway eligible programs of study at Concordia are a mix of traditional and post-traditional programs as follows: 

  • Traditional: Computer Science, Business Analytics and Organizational Performance, Data Science and Analytics, STEM- related Individualized Study
  • Post-Traditional: Construction & Trades Management,  Applied Computer Science, Business Analytics and Change Management

Do students purchase or rent textbooks at Concordia? 

Students have the option to purchase or rent textbooks. Some course requirements are dependent as well.

Once I transfer to Concordia, is housing available?

Yes, Concordia offers a variety of dorm room living opportunities. Living on campus is a fantastic opportunity to interact with other students from different backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. You can fully soak in the true “college experience,” by getting involved in the social, intellectual, physical, cultural, and spiritual events CUW offers. The best part of living on campus? You can sleep in longer each morning because your classroom is just a short walk away. And did we mention that all of our residence halls, dining halls, and classrooms are connected by an underground tunnel system so you don't have to walk outside in the snow unless you want to? Yeah, we like that, too. Learn more on Concordia’s website

When and where are my program courses offered at Concordia? Online? On Campus? Daytime? Evening?

Depending on what program you choose, Concordia offers multiple learning options to best meet your needs. You can transfer to our main campus in Mequon as a traditional undergraduate student. As a traditional student you can live on campus and can take in person courses Monday-Friday. Courses are semester based. 

Or you also have the option to become a post-traditional student and transfer into one of our accelerated programs. In the accelerated format, you take one 6-8 week class at a time that is one night per week. You’ll have the flexibility to choose between in-person and online classes or a mixture of both. Plus, we accept students on a rolling basis so you can start your program as soon as you’re accepted.

What is the experience like in the classroom at Concordia?

Concordia University Wisconsin believes that education is at the junction of faith and learning. That means that Concordia professors and staff get to know you personally – your unique gifts and skills – so that they can help you develop fully in mind, body, and spirit to achieve your highest potential. Whatever area of study you pursue, within any of our six academic schools, you can expect personal attention, challenging courses, and genuine support from professors and staff who are invested in your success.

What support services does Concordia have available to help students?  

As a student, you’re already juggling a million different plates all at once. Concordia knows how it is. But the good news is, you’re not alone! We want you to feel like we’ve got your back through all this. Because we do! That’s why we offer this long list of academic and career resources, to serve in the vital role of helping you stay afloat – and maybe even juggling a plate or two for you now and then.


Milwaukee School of Engineering FAQ

How can I tour the MSOE campus and find out more about my transfer program of study?

MSOE has a number of in-person and virtual ways to tour campus and connect with faculty. MSOE’s admissions team will help guide you through the transfer process. They can be reached at (414) 277-7200 or transfer@msoe.edu

See https://www.msoe.edu/admissions-aid/visit-msoe/ 
See https://www.msoe.edu/admissions-aid/undergraduate-admissions/transfer-students/

What is the cost to complete my bachelor’s degree at MSOE ?

The final cost to complete your degree will vary with each person and the number of courses they need to complete. MSOE is committed to making an education accessible and affordable. Visit the STEM Scholar Pathway Cost Information web page for STEM Scholars program-related details. Tuition and fees can be found online, and be sure to connect with the admissions team for more information about scholarships and grants.
See https://www.msoe.edu/admissions-aid/tuition-fees/.

What additional financial aid or scholarship opportunities are available?

MSOE offers merit-based awards as well as need-based awards to transfer students. 99% of full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid at MSOE.

See https://www.msoe.edu/admissions-aid/financial-aid-scholarships/

Do students purchase or rent textbooks? 

Depending on the course requirements, students have the option of renting textbooks or purchasing them.

Once I transfer to MSOE, is housing available?

On-campus housing is available to transfer students, and there are several off-campus housing options within walking distance. MSOE’s beautiful downtown Milwaukee location puts you within easy walking distance of restaurants, coffee shops, sporting arenas, concert venues, festivals, outdoor recreation and more. Undergraduate students typically live in one of MSOE’s three residence halls, including the newly renovated Hermann Viets Tower. Juniors, seniors and graduate students also have the option to live in the Grohmann Tower, MSOE’s on-campus apartment building. www.msoe.edu/residence-halls

When and where are my program courses offered? Online? On Campus? Daytime? Evening?

Course offerings will vary based on the degree program, but most courses are offered weekdays, in-person and on campus during the day.

What is the experience like in the classroom?

In MSOE’s classrooms and labs, industry-experienced professors help our students gain the robust experience and background for them to succeed after they graduate. With an average of 20 students per class and only 11 per lab, students receive individual attention from professors. MSOE’s size allows students and faculty to build meaningful connections that foster the unique learning environment at MSOE.
See https://www.msoe.edu/academics/how-we-teach/

What support services do you have available to help students?  

At MSOE, you will find a caring community of students and faculty committed to seeing you succeed. The Raider Center for Academic Success provides a welcoming and supportive environment with individual and group tutoring; student-led interactive sessions; writing assistance; and study skills/time management. We also offer a variety of student accessibility services; health services; counseling services; and advising.
See https://www.msoe.edu/campus-experience/student-support-services/