The Penn State Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology offers scholarship support for students interested in industrial biotechnology, ranging from biopharmaceutical manufacturing, to food biotechnology, to the production of bio-based chemicals. The scholarships are named in recognition of the generous gift from CSL Behring.
The two scholarships categories are:
CSL Behring Biotechnology Scholarship - $1,000
The CSL Behring Biotechnology Scholarships identify and encourage students in the early stages of exploration of careers in biotechnology. Their quest to learn more is shown through course selection, observational experiences in the Facility or training through the Facility’s bio-processing modules. Active participation in other student organizations or extracurricular activities is considered.
CSL Behring Innovation Scholarship - $2,000
The CSL Behring Innovation Scholarships are the highest recognition that the Center bestows on students. The recipients demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in industrial biotechnology through choosing a relevant major, participating in undergraduate research, volunteering in the CSL Behring Fermentation Facility or joining the Society for Industrial Biotechnology (SIB). Leadership in other student organizations or extracurricular activities is considered.
Half of the scholarship value is credited in Fall 2021 and half in Spring 2021. After receiving a brief update report, funds for the Spring semester are disbursed. Guidelines will be sent in November with a December 2021 deadline.
April 23, 2021 - Submission deadline
May 10, 2021 - Award decision notification
Penn State undergraduate students from all campuses in any field of study may apply for the Industrial Biotechnology Scholarships. Recipients must be enrolled full-time at Penn State during the academic calendar in which the scholarship is awarded and be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
Criteria for awarding the scholarships include:
- Interest and involvement in the field of industrial biotechnology
- Past academic achievement (at the time of the application a minimum 3.0 GPA)
- Promise of future academic success
Applicants will be notified by May 10, 2021 regarding scholarship decisions. Funds will be distributed directly to student bursar accounts at Penn State and can be used at the student’s discretion. Note that the scholarship could have an effect on student aid. Questions about the CSL Behring Scholarships in Industrial Biotechnology should be directed to Wendy Oakes, associate director for the Center of Excellence Industrial Biotechnology, email@example.com.