Scholarships and Co-curricular Activities Leading to Excellence

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The NSF SCALE Project awards scholarships to students in the Professional Science Master’s (PSM) in Biotechnology program up to $5,000 per semester for up to four semesters.

The goal is to increase STEM degree completion of low-income, high-achieving PSM students with demonstrated financial need. TWU SCALE seeks to increase retention, graduation and engagement in the biotechnology industry through S-STEM scholarships and co-curricular supports.

Co-curricular Student Supports

  • Mentoring
  • Leadership training
  • STEM identity development­­­
  • Cohort development
  • Career investigation and guidance
  • Conference stipend up to $1000 per year

SCALE Requirements

  • Minimum 3.2 GPA
  • Be accepted to PSM in Biotechnology program
  • Enroll in minimum of five credit hours
  • Demonstrate financial need by completing current-year FAFSA
  • Demonstrate low-income (email ARobles10@twu.edu for information)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

SCALE Application

  • Complete online scholarship application in TWU Pioneer Scholarship System
  • Upload resume and personal statement to application
  • Include two references for letters of recommendation

Fall deadline to apply is August 15. Spring deadline is January 15.

Eligibility requirements and application

Program Contacts

Grants Coordinator, School of the Sciences – Dr. Antonette Robles
Email: ARobles10@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2839

Program Director, PSM in Biotechnology – Dr. Stephanie Pierce
Email: Spierce9@twu.edu
Phone: 940-898-2797

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Page last updated 2:43 PM, September 26, 2023