The College of Engineering and Science’s Women in Science and
Engineering program (WISE) has established a scholarship fund for
qualified students who participate in WISE activities. Initially,
one scholarship will be awarded to an entering freshman at Clemson
who is majoring in engineering or science, and who has made a commitment
to participate in WISE. If adequate gifts are received to support
the minimum amount for two scholarships, a second scholarship will
be awarded to a Clemson University sophomore, junior, or senior who
maintains a 3.0 GPA, has lived in the WISE Living Learning Community,
and has been involved with WISE outreach programs.
“We are encouraging interested participants to base a gift on
the year of their graduation,” explains WISE director, Serita
Acker. “For example, a 1995 graduate may choose to make a gift
of $19.95, while others may be in a position to consider a contribution
of $1995.00. While we’re anticipating an excellent response
from our female alumni, we’d also like to encourage their male
counterparts to consider a gift as well.”
Participants may use the enclosed business reply envelopes to send
their WISE Scholarship gifts to campus. Checks should be made payable
to the Clemson Fund – WISE Scholarship.
Victoria Garner (Math ’05), who participated in the WISE
Program as an undergraduate, is an early contributor to the WISE
“WISE provided a great support system and cultivating environment,”
says Garner. “Not only did I meet other women within the CoES,
I also had a chance to share my insight and experience with younger
females through the different recruiting programs offered by WISE.
The networking opportunities are endless!”
Not only has she made a personal contribution, but Garner is issuing
a challenge to the Class of ’05. “There were 201 female
engineering and science graduates in our class,” she said.
“I want to encourage all of them to participate as scholarship