NH BioMade Transfer Scholars

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NH BioMade Transfer Scholars

Applications for 2019-2020 are no longer being accepted.

 

Check back in 2020!

Description

This program provides up to $5,000 per year (up to two years) scholarship support for current or former NH community college students aspiring to complete a 4-yr baccalaureate degree in a major that relates directly to the research objectives of NH BioMade, which advances the design and manufacture of biomaterials and develops the knowledge to predict and control their composition, structure, properties, and function. Biomaterials, such as those used in implants and tissue engineering are the focus for BioMade research in areas of 1) Composites for Orthopedics, 2) Sheet Metal for Trauma Fixation, 3) Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration, and 4) Structures for Biosensor Applications.

The main goals of the Transfer Scholars program are to 1) increase the number of community college students that transfer to NH BioMade 4-year degree programs, and 2) increase the retention and graduation rates of these transfer students. Achieving these two goals provides a pathway for community college to join the workforce in rapidly growing and high-wage BioMade careers. Scholarship decisions are made based on need and merit. 

Applications are due April 15, 2019.

Eligibility

You first must discuss this opportunity with your community college point-of-contact listed here

Other requirements:

  • Must be current or former (within one year of this application's deadline) NH community college enrolled student
  • Must have a minimum of 30 credits earned from NH Community Colleges by time of transfer
  • Must be enrolling full-time or already enrolled full-time at one of four possible destination colleges
    • University of New Hampshire – Durham,
    • University of New Hampshire – Manchester,
    • Keene State College, or
    • Dartmouth College.
  • Must be in or applying into one of the following majors at the destination colleges (see below)
    • University of New Hampshire – Durham
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Chemical Engineering/Bioengineering
      • Chemistry
    • University of New Hampshire – Manchester
      • Biotechnology
      • Mechanical Engineering Technology
      • Electrical Engineering Technology
    • Keene State College
      • Sustainable Product Design and Innovation
    • Dartmouth College
      • Engineering Sciences
      • Biomedical Engineering Sciences
      • Chemistry
Support

Selected students receive up to $5,000 per year tuition reduction or stipend, inclusion in the BioMade community of faculty, students and staff on four NH college campuses, mentorship for college, access to research opportunities and student work. The scholarship is renewable based upon review of student progress and satisfactory progress. Additionally, students will gain pathways to graduate programs.

Expectations

Selected students will perform as ambassadors to various NH community colleges to inform students about pathways and opportunities in BioMade. Students will also be expected to apply for research internships in the BioMade topic areas.

Information Contacts

All participating BioMade campuses have a Transfer Scholars point-of-contact. You must consult with your community college point-of-contact for program information and guidance on completing the application.

Community College points-of-contact:

  • Great Bay Community College - Dr. Leslie Barber - email
  • Lakes Region Community College - Joe Smith - email 
  • Manchester Community College - Dan Larochelle - email
  • Nashua Community College - Barry Garside - email
  • New Hampshire Technical Institute - Joe Cunningham - email
  • River Valley Community College - Rich Andrusiak - email
  • White Mountains Community College - Rachel Dandeneau - email

Program Contacts:

  • University of New Hampshire - Durham - Steve Hale - email; Allison Wasiewski - email
  • University of New Hampshire - Manchester - Bob Arredondo - email; Sean Tavares - email
  • Keene State College - Lisa Hix - email; Daniel Henderson - email
  • Dartmouth College - Vicki May - email
Transfer Scholarship Application

To apply, you are requested to provide a completed application form, unofficial college transcripts, a personal statement, and one instructor reference. You will be asked about current and past Federal Financial Aid eligibility. If you are unsure of this, please contact the Financial Aid Office on your campus.

Transcripts

All unofficial college transcripts need to be bundled in reverse chronological order and uploaded as a single PDF in the application.

Reference

In your application, you will need to provide contact information (name and email) for an instructor who has agreed to provide a reference in support of your application. Please be in communication with this person. A link to an online form will be provided to your instructor and they will have 2 weeks after the application deadline to complete the form.

Personal Statement

Your Personal Statement will be uploaded within the application as a PDF or Word File. This is an important part of your application, and you are encouraged (and expected) to work with your community college point-of-contact to write this statement. The personal statement prompt is as follows:

NH BioMade Transfer Scholars Program is a career development program for NH community college students seeking jobs in the exciting growth area of design and manufacture of biomaterials. It supports students transferring into four year degree programs that advance the design and manufacture of biomaterials and develops scientific understanding of the engineering and manufacture of biomaterials.  

On no more than two single-spaced pages (minimum 12-point font), provide a written statement of your academic and career interests in the areas related to BioMade. For guidance, please discuss with your BioMade campus point-of-contact.

Be sure to include the following:

  • description of any past academic or work experiences related to BioMade
  • description of how you will personally benefit by participating in this program
  • description of your goals after finishing your 4-year degree.