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The Boyer School is pleased to be able to offer the following scholarship opportunities.

STEP Science Scholarship

Click HERE to open the Honors Community application. Be sure to indicate that you are applying for the STEP Scholarship, and complete the required sections of the application.

If you are looking for biochemistry, data science or biotechnology scholarships, you have come to the right place. Our STEP Science Scholarship is open for applications now, with an application deadline of February 15, 2024.

For Fall 2024, we are proud to announce that we will offer five four-year $5,000 STEP Science Scholarships for incoming SVC freshmen majoring in biochemistry, data science or minoring in biotechnology. The scholarships will be in addition to Saint Vincent’s merit- and need-based aid scholarship awards. 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 the Collaborative Learning Program (CLP) aimed at providing students with supplemental instruction in the rigorous courses of their major.
  • Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA.  A student that drops below a 3.0 will be placed on academic probation for their STEP Scholarship.  
  • When on probation, if in any future term (Fall or Spring) their GPA falls below a 2.75 for that term or is below 3.0 for two consecutive terms (Fall and Spring or Spring and Fall) or fail to maintain appropriate major or minor in biotech they lose the STEP Scholarship award.
  • Students must graduate with a major in biochemistry data science or minor in biotechnology.  If the STEP scholarship recipient chooses to minor in Biotechnology, their major must be in a degree offered by the Boyer School.

STEP Scholars are also part of the Saint Vincent Honors Community, an intellectual community of high-achieving students whose desire is to put their skills to use in the real world.

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 steps:

  • You must fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered. In the online application, you will be asked to verify that you have completed and submitted this form. Your application cannot be considered unless this step is completed. 
  • Complete the STEP Scholarship portion of the Honors Community Application and provide your information.
  • Complete the STEP Science Scholarship Essay question on the application form:
  • Describe in 1,000 words or less why you want to enroll in one of the following interdisciplinary program: biochemistrydata science or biotechnology; explain why science interests you and how the field you selected will assist you in achieving your future career goal.
  • Submit your online application by pressing the 'Apply Now!' button. A confirmation will be sent to your email address. 

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