Transferring to UW-Madison may soon get easier for this group of students.

Students studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) at a University of Wisconsin System two-year institution or Wisconsin technical college may have more help during the transfer to a four-year college thanks to a five-year, $1 million grant.

The grant is geared toward increasing the graduation rate of STEM transfer students, many of whom are first-generation college students from rural communities or come from underrepresented minority groups.