BSCP is thrilled to announce a brand-new Scholarship created in partnership with Cytiva to support Community College students who are transferring to a four-year college/university.

“At Cytiva, we believe in the transformative power of education and the pivotal role it plays in shaping the future of our industry and society. We are thrilled to partner with BSCP in launching this scholarship program, aimed at supporting promising students during critical transition phases in their education.

 It’s often these transitions where potential can falter due to a lack of support. By providing not just financial aid, but also mentoring and access to Cytiva’s wealth of resources, we aim to bridge this gap and set our scholars up for success. We hope that this scholarship will inspire and empower students, giving them the confidence to achieve their academic goals and pave the way for their future careers in science and technology.

 This investment is more than just a commitment to education. It’s an investment in the future of our industry and a testament to our belief that talent, drive, and a thirst for knowledge should be nurtured irrespective of an individual’s starting point. We look forward to welcoming our first cohort of scholars in August 2024 and hope this is just the beginning of a larger initiative to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of future leaders in our field.”

Conor McKechnie
Vice President Marketing and Executive Sponsor DE+I
Cytiva

Benefits:

* $25,000 will be awarded to each scholarship recipient to be used for educational purposes.
* The duration of the scholarship is two years from the start date.
* Two advising sessions will be provided by a financial professional to each recipient.
* An advisor/support person will be assigned to each scholarship recipient for the duration of their scholarship.
* Assistance will be provided with summer internship opportunities.
* There will be site visits to Cytiva/Danaher.
* Access to all BSCP programs and resources.

Eligibility Criteria:

* Students must have attended one or more of the following BSCP initiatives since 2018:
         – Biomedical Science Careers Student Conference/BSCP Virtual Connect
         – New England Science Symposium
         – Skills Workshops (Not including the Skills Workshops Webinar Series)
* Students must be committed to transferring to a four-year college/university.

Required Documents for Application:

  • * Completed online application form
  • * Personal statement including the following information:
             – Tell us who you are and what makes you an ideal candidate for this scholarship.
             – What are your major accomplishments, and why do you consider them accomplishments?
             – Why did you choose your area of study?
             – How will the scholarship help you achieve your personal goals?
             – What has been your experience as a member of the BSCP community?
             – Why is it important that organizations like BSCP exist?
  • * Two recommendations from individuals who have a knowledge of students’ academic achievement, i.e., guidance counselor, teacher, professor, mentor. These individuals will be contacted to complete the recommendation form online.
  • * Proof of enrollment in a four-year college/university. (Please contact us if you are still in process at the time of this application such as not have not heard from or committed to an institution)
  • * Current transcript. (An unofficial transcript is acceptable)

Application Deadline: May 1, 2024 – Apply Here.

Questions: pinar_kilicci-kret@hms.harvard.edu