Denice Denton Scholarship

The Denice Denton Scholarship will be awarded annually to one undergraduate student in the College of Engineering who personifies the values that Denice exhibited throughout her career, showing a demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and/or educational innovation in science or engineering. Continuing engineering undergraduate students who are underrepresented in engineering, including women of all ethnicities, African-American, Latina/o, Southeast Asian, Native American/Hawaiian Native/Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander students are eligible. Criteria include a minimum GPA 2.8, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Evaluation of the scholarship applications is done by a small committee in the Diversity Affairs office of the College of Engineering.

Requirements of the application include:

  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay describing the student’s commitment and contribution to one of the following topics:
    • Innovation in engineering or science education
    • Peer mentoring
    • Leadership in supporting inclusive excellence within the College of Engineering or science major

To apply for the Denice Denton Scholarship, use the Wisconsin Scholarship Hub (WiSH), and search for “Denton.”  Applications open on March 1st annually.

Denice Denton Scholarship Recipients

Angela Houghtaling

Biomedical Engineering

2019 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Kelly Watson

Chemical Engineering

2017 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient