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

Melisa Erman

Credentials: Computer Engineering & Computer Science

Position title: 2023 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Ebonie Reavis

Credentials: Electrical Engineering

Position title: 2022 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Katie White

Credentials: Chemical Engineering

Position title: 2021 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Christina Josefina Rivas

Credentials: Mechanical Engineering

Position title: 2020 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Angela Houghtaling

Credentials: Biomedical Engineering

Position title: 2019 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient

Kelly Watson

Credentials: Chemical Engineering

Position title: 2017 Denice Denton Scholarship Recipient