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SVC Invites Applications for Biology Scholarships

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Posted: Thursday Apr 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

Saint Vincent College’s Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing has announced that high school seniors may apply for 18 scholarships (six each for the next three years) valued up to $40,000 each over four years.

Funded by National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM), the scholarships are offered for students considering enrollment in Saint Vincent College’s Biology Scholars: Literature, Laboratory and Leadership Program during the next three years.

Applicants must reside in the Pennsylvania counties of Mercer, Venango, Butler, Jefferson, Carbon, Monroe or Schuylkill, one of the Beaver County school districts of Blackhawk, Riverside Beaver, South Side Area or Western Beaver, or one of the Erie County school districts of Corry, Fairview, Fort LeBoeuf, General McLane, North East, Northwestern, Union City or Wattsburg. Applicants must also have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher and be a U.S. citizen with financial need.

A scholarship award requires the student to major in biology at Saint Vincent and participate in clubs, fulfill sophomore rotations, meet with career services annually and attend or present at a local, national or international research conference in the junior or senior year.

Interested applicants should submit all of the following materials in one envelope to Dr. Jennifer Koehl, Biology Department, Saint Vincent College, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650-2690: High school grade point average; unofficial copy of SAT or ACT scores broken into the major divisions; class rank, if available; information on achievements attained in science, technology (computer), engineering and/or mathematics courses; letter of reference from a biology teacher that addresses the student’s enthusiasm for the study of biology; information on extracurricular activities, leadership roles and community service activities; essay, using specific examples, that describes why the student is drawn to the field of biology.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Koehl at 724-805-2357 or jennifer.koehl@stvincent.edu.

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