Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences
Application Deadline for 2014/15: April 30, 2014.
About the Program
The Kent State University Scholarships for Broadening Participation in the Sciences (DUE 11-54422) will annually provide 21 undergraduate scholarships,
averaging $5,000 each to promising science students. The scholarships will be awarded to students who are financially disadvantaged thereby
enabling them to pursue a full-time program of studies that can be
completed in four years. Scholarship awardees will be linked academically through a shared interest in computational
and quantitative approaches to problem solving in the natural and physical sciences. The scholarship is renewable each year and available from academic year 2012/13 until 2017/18. This continues the scholarship program
that started in 2007/08 and ended in 2011/12 (NSF DUE 06-31088).
A main goal of this program is to increase the diversity in the sciences. As such we highly encourage students from underrepresented groups to apply.
Individuals from minority populations who are interested in pursuing careers in any of the science disciplines should consider applying.
In addition, we highly encourage women interested in pursuing a career computer science or physics to apply.
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The eligible students must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- Be an incoming or current student at Kent State University
- Meet Federal eligibility guidelines and requirements to receive financial aid (see www.fafsa.ed.gov)
- Pursue a Bachelor degree in the sciences (e.g., computer science, chemistry, geology, physics, mathematics, or biology)
- The scholarship guidelines do not allow us to fund students who are pursing a degree towards a medical profession
(e.g., public health, pre-med, pre-pharm, or nursing)
- Make sure to read the above information on eligibility.
- Complete the forms for financial aide at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
- Contact the KSU Office of Financial Aid www.sfa.kent.edu.
- Two letters of recommendation are required.
- The applicant is to write a one-page essay. The essay should discuss the applicant's science abilities, what he or she has
learned about the field, what strengths and weaknesses the student possesses, and what
the student's aspirations are for a science career.
- You should prepare your essay ahead of time and cut and paste it into the application form (online).
- Applicants will be judged based on their financial need, academic record, letters of recommendation, and essay.
- Complete the online application application form for 2014/15.
For more information contact:
- Prof. Jonathan I. Maletic, Computer Science (Scholarship Committee Chair)
- Prof. Joseph D. Ortiz, Geology
- Prof. John J. Portman, Physics
- Prof. Robin L. Selinger, Chemical Physics
- Prof. Andrea Case, Biological Sciences
- Ms. Sandra Morgan, Director of Outreach Programs, College of Arts and Sciences
- Dr. Jessie Guinn, Jr. Assistant Director, STEM Research and Education Center (Scholarship Administrator)
- Prof. Jonathan Maletic (330.672.9039)
- Or one of the other scholarship committee members.
Funded by a grant from The National Science Foundation (DUE 11-54422) S-STEM Scholarships for Broadening Participation in Sciences.
Published By: J. Maletic
Last update: March 4, 2014