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Cardinal Science Scholar Program

The Cardinal Science Scholar Program is committed to not only providing scholarships to students majoring in select science and math fields but also creating a strong community of scholars who are supported in their coursework, partake in cutting edge research, and broadly educated about careers in science and math. With funding from the National Science Foundation, we have provided scholarships to more than 35 students who have engaged in some remarkable experiences while at Otterbein University.

ADVANCE at Otterbein

Otterbein has been selected as one of only eight universities across the country to receive a prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE IT-Catalyst grant.


Otterbein University received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Widening the Implementation and Demonstration of Evidence Based Reforms (WIDER) Grant in 2013 (DUE 1347243).  The purpose of the WIDER program is to transform institutions of higher education into supportive environments for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty members to substantially increase their use of evidence-based teaching and learning practices in high enrollment, lower division courses in order to achieve improved student learning, increased numbers of students choosing STEM majors, particularly from demographic groups underrepresented in STEM, and improved retention in the first two years of undergraduate study and to graduation of all STEM majors.