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  • S-STEM Scholarships

    Biology Scholars: Literature, Laboratory and Leadership Program Up to $40,000 over 4 Years (up to $10,000 a year)

     S-STEM Scholarship for Biology MajorsFunded by National Science Foundation Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) 

    We will accept applications through March 31, for our six S-STEM Scholarships awards of up to $10,000 per year for biology majors entering Saint Vincent College in Fall 2014.

    To qualify you must be a U.S. citizen with financial need, have a GPA of 3.0 or above and reside in Pennsylvania in: 


    • Butler, Carbon, Jefferson, Mercer, Monroe, Schuylkill or Venango counties;  
    • Kittaning or West Shamokin school districts in Armstrong County;  
    • Claysburg-Kimmel School District in Bedford County;  
    • Blackhawk, Riverside Beaver, South Side Area or Western Beaver school districts in Beaver County;  
    • Cambria Heights, Central Cambria, Forest Hills or Penn Cambria school districts in Cambria County;  
    • Central Columbia School District in Columbia County;  
    • Central Dauphin or Halifax Area school districts in Dauphin County;  
    • St. Marys Area or Elk County Catholic school districts in Elk County;  
    • Corry, Fairview, Fort LeBoeuf, General McLane, North East, Northwestern, Union City or Wattsburg school districts in Erie County;  
    • Albert Gallatin, Brownsville Area or Connellsville Area school districts in Fayette County;  
    • Penns Manor School District in Indiana County;  
    • Laurel School District in Lawrence County;  
    • Port Allegany School District in McKean County; 
    • Dansville Area School District in Montour County;  
    • Meadowbrook Christian School District in Northumberland County;  
    • Conemaugh Township Area School District in Somerset County; and  
    • Bentworth, California Area, Canon-McMillan, Ringgold or West Greene school districts in Washington County. 


    Scholarship award requires student to major in biology at the Herbert W. Boyer School at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, Pa. and participate in journal clubs, fulfill a sophomore rotation, meet with career services annually and attend or present at a local, national or international research conference in the junior or senior year.

  • How to Apply:  

    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 your enthusiasm for the study of biology  
    • Information on your extracurricular activities, leadership roles and community service activities  
    • Essay, using specific examples, that describes why you are drawn to the field of biology 
    • Semi-finalists will be asked to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment.  


    DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015