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  • STEP Science Scholarships

    If you are looking for Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or Biotechnology Scholarships, you have come to the right place.

    bioinformatics students outside dupre science pavilion For Fall 2014, we are proud to announce that we will offer five $5,000 annual STEP Science Scholarships for incoming SVC freshmen majoring in Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or minoring in Biotechnology. The scholarships will be in addition to Saint Vincent’s generous merit awards, which range up to $20,000 per year depending on academic record and test scores. Scholarship selection will be based on scholastic performance and an essay, as described below. Financial need will also be taken into account, so you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

    Students must participate for the first two years in a new college initiative, the Collaborative Learning Program (CLP), aimed at providing students with supplemental instruction in the rigorous courses of their major. 

    Science Scholarship recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA or demonstrate satisfactory academic progress throughout their undergraduate career, graduating with a major in Bioinformatics, Biochemistry, or minor in Biotechnology.

    How to Apply for STEP Science Scholarships:

    After your acceptance to Saint Vincent College, you may apply for the STEP scholarship by completing the following scholarship application essay. Please include your name, address, and date of birth. Please also fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

    STEP Science Scholarship Essay

    Describe in about 1,000 words why you want to enroll in one of the following programs: Bioinformatics, Biochemistry or Biotechnology. How will this interdisciplinary field assist you in achieving your future career goals?

    The deadline for receiving the completed STEP Scholarship application is March 31.  (Send your application in advance if using standard mail.) Send your STEP science scholarship essay to the following address:

    Mary Gazal
    Director of Financial Aid
    Saint Vincent College
    Latrobe, PA 15650 


    If you have further questions please feel free to contact your admission counselor.


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    This material originally based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0856575.