The Collaborative Learning Program

Interactive discussions on key concepts in:

  • General Biology (BL 150 & 152)
  • General Chemistry (CH 101 & 102)
  • Intro to Programming (CS 110 & 111)
  • Essentials of Chemistry (CH 114)
  • Organic Chemistry (CH 221 & 222)
  • Analytical Calc I (MA 111)
  • Analytical Calc II (MA 112) 
  • Analytical Calc III (MA 211) 
  • General Physics (PH 111 & PH 112)

CLP sessions are held once a week on campus. All students are welcome.
The CLP session schedule is posted each semester on the CLP Bulletin Board located on the first floor of the East Building (Mazzero Hall) of the Dupré Science Pavilion.

Opportunities for you!

  • Interact with knowledgeable upperclassmen and your fellow classmates.
  • Exchange ideas with fellow classmates while learning in a relaxed and enjoyable setting.
  • Attain better understanding and insight into your course content.
  • Gain skill at solving problems covered in your course.
SPRING 2020 CLP Sessions
Day of the Week Course Facilitator Time Room Number
Monday CS-111 Sophia Sommers 5:15-6:15 W214
Monday CH 222-2 Zelie Hummer 7:30-8:30 pm E108
Monday CH -101 Eric Pennella 8:30-9:30 pm WG03
Tuesday CH102 Alexis Mosier 7:30-8:30 pm E102
Tuesday BL-152 Sarah Centore 8:30-9:30 pm E106
Tuesday CH-102 Michael Kardos 7:30-8:30 pm E108
Tuesday CH-102 Jenna Answine 8:00-9:00 pm JFW203
Tuesday MA-109 Abigail Uhrinek 8:30-9:30 pm WG03
Tuesday CS-110 Joe Moyer 6:30-7:30 pm W214
Wednesday CH-102 Ben Firestone 12:30-1:30 pm E102
Wednesday CH-223 Juliana Ruggiero 7:30-8:30 pm E103
Wednesday BL-152 Will Varesio 8:30-9:30 pm E106
Wednesday PH-110 Nathan Porter 7:30-8:30 pm S201
Wednesday MA-112 Sydney Green 8:30-9:30 pm WG03
Thursday CH 222-1 Moriah McGuier 7:30-8:30 pm E102
Thursday BL-152 Sarah Mills 8:30-9:30 pm E104
Thursday CH-102 Nick Driscoll 7:30-8:30 pm E108
Thursday MA-111 Caitlin Machuta 8:30-9:30 pm WG03


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STEP Science Scholarships

If you are looking for biochemistry, data science or biotechnology scholarships, you have come to the right place.

For Fall 2021, 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 generous scholarship awards, which range up to $27,000 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 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 biochemistry data science 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 steps:

  1. 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. 
  2. Visit the STEP Science Scholarship Online Application page and provide your information.
  3. Complete and attach the following STEP Science Scholarship Essay question:

    Describe in 1,000 words or less why you want to enroll in one of the following interdisciplinary program: biochemistry, data science or biotechnology; explain why science interests you and how the field you selected will assist you in achieving your future career goal.

  4. Submit your online application by pressing the 'Apply Now!' button. A confirmation will be sent to your email address. 

The deadline for receiving the completed STEP Scholarship application is Feb. 14, 2020.

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

nsf1This material originally based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0856575.