Opportunities in Engineering Conference Application

Please fill in all of the fields. You will also need to provide an unofficial copy of your transcript (transcripts must be in English), and one letter of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may come in the form of email, but must come directly from the reference. References and transcripts should be sent via email to

For further information, contact Kelly Burton at or (608) 263-4583.

First Name

Last Name


Street Address



Zip/Postal Code




Are you a first-generation student?

Do you have high financial need as evidence by a current and completed FAFSA?

Are you receiving or have you received the Federal Pell Grant?

Did you participate in a federally funded TRIO Program (McNair, Student Support Services, Upward Bound)?
If so, please identify which program and where:

What college or university are you currently attending or last attended?

What is your current major or current degree?

What is your year in College?

Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or Graduate

Anticipated Graduation Date

Current or Final Undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA)

Please select your two departments of interest in rank order.

Academic Area of Interest 1

Academic Area of Interest 2

Statement of Research Interest

Reference Name

Reference Email

Reference Phone

References and transcripts should be sent via email to

Statement of Unique Contribution
The primary goal of the Opportunities in Engineering (OPPS) Conference is to contribute to the success and advancement of the US economy by recruiting advanced degree engineering students into UW graduate programs to meet and exceed the requirements of a competitive, global workforce. Based on your background and lived experiences, if you were selected to participate in the OPPS Conference what do you see as your unique contributions toward this goal? (Suggested length 200-300 words.)

For questions, please contact Kelly Burton at or (608) 263-4583.

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