Woodbury Integrated Student Experience (WISE)

The WISE scholarship provides opportunities for Woodbury students to engage both within and outside of the classroom.

WISE is made up of five components which provide opportunities for students to engage in high-impact practices and earn up to two $1,000 tuition scholarships. These experiences lead to highly impactful learning and help with tuition costs. The five components are:

  • Civic Engagement
  • Study Away
  • Internship or Work Experience
  • Leadership
  • Undergraduate Research

Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom and Woodbury has identified five areas that provide opportunities for students to gain meaningful knowledge and experience:

Study Away
These experiences provide students with opportunities to learn in places of environmental, cultural, and social conditions different than their own over an extended period of time. This helps them gain a better understanding of themselves and their culture, so they can become more open and inclusive global citizens.

Internship or Work Experience
An internship or work experience is in the field of study under the supervision of an experienced professional in the field of each program. The purpose is to provide opportunities to take theoretical ideas of the discipline and apply them to a professional environment to increase the students’ marketability and to inform their continuing academic studies.

Leadership experiences provide an opportunity for students to learn how to organize and implement ideas among a diverse group of people, direct conflict resolution, and build interpersonal skills among the group. It requires participation as part of a team charged with accomplishing a common goal through the modeling of inclusivity and a strong ethical belief system.

Civic Engagement
Civic engagement is “working to make a difference in the civic life of our communities and developing the combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to make that difference. It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” (Excerpted from Civic Responsibility and Higher Education)

Undergraduate Research
Undergraduate research experiences provide an opportunity for students to apply field research methods such as conducting interviews, observations, surveys, focus groups, etc. to systematically investigate a significant research question.

Students can choose one or two of these experiences as part of the WISE program.

To be eligible for the WISE Tuition Scholarship students must:

  1. be enrolled full-time;
  2. complete a minimum of:
    • sixty (60) units at Woodbury, if you entered as a freshman
    • thirty (30) units at Woodbury and sixty (60) units total, if you entered as a transfer student
  3. maintain a minimum cumulative collegiate GPA of 2.75.
  4. have begun as a student at Woodbury in Fall 2015 or later.
  5. have at least one more semester after participating in a WISE-approved curricular or co-curricular activity before graduating.
Learn more about WISE program here