Student Resources

The Whitaker Center supports FGCU STEM majors through:

The Center is also affiliated with the student organization for FGCU Cancer Research Program (RSO available for students interested in Cancer Research).


Undergraduate Research

Faculty with StudentThe Whitaker Center facilitates student research by providing assistance through summer research scholarships, research proposal development, selection of faculty supervisors, and the IRB approval process. In addition, the Center assists students and their supervisors in the publication and dissemination of the research results. We provide leadership in the development of undergraduate research that can be duplicated within the university and other post secondary institutions.

Presenting students should upload their final poster and abstract to DigitalFGCU.
2019 Full List of Abstracts

STEM Scholarships

The Whitaker Center offers two scholarships to STEM and STEM Education majors

STEM majors interested in conducting summer research with FGCU faculty (applications due February 15)

STEM and STEM Education majors interested in teaching a STEM subject in grades 6-12 (applications due February 15 for priority consideration)


  • STEM Summer Research Scholarships

  • STEM Education (Future Teacher Scholarships)


Mini-Grant Applications

Application Information

  • Applicants must be either a faculty or student at FGCU.
  • Due to limited funds, awards will likely be restricted in 2020-2021.
  • Funds will not be awarded for salary stipends.
  • Funds may not be awarded for student travel associated with an FGCU course (example, we cannot fund study abroad). It is unlikely any travel will be funded in Fall 2020. 

Other Opportunities for student funding:
USA awards are made on a rolling basis.

FGCU Scholars Mini Grant Application

 WC Mini-grant Funding

  • Research Funding

  • Travel Funding

  • PK-12 Initiatives

  • Award Information


Internship/Job Postings

We offer a variety of short-term opportunities to work in STEM Outreach through our summer programs.
Please contact the Whitaker Center to find out what Summer 2021 internships will be available through our office.

For more opportunities contact:
Internship & Co-operative Programs 
Internships in STEM areas can be accessed through Eagle Career Link
Office: Library East 433

Phone number: (239) 745-4423