Posted: November 20, 2019

The Penn State Center of Excellence in Industrial Biotechnology is offering scholarship support for students interested in the broad area of industrial biotechnology, ranging from biopharmaceutical manufacturing and food biotechnology, to the production of bio-based chemicals.

Two levels of scholarships are available:

  • CSL Behring Innovation Scholarship - $2,000
  • CSL Behring Biotechnology Scholarship - $1,000


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 semester in which the scholarship is awarded. Criteria for awarding the scholarships include:

  • Past academic achievement and promise of future academic success
  • Interest and involvement in the field of industrial biotechnology

Scholarship Funds

A single application is required for both scholarships, with up to 15 total awards to be given for the current academic year (depending upon the number and quality of the applicant pool). 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 affect on student aid.

Application Process

All applications must be submitted electronically to Andrew Zydney ( no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, December 6, 2019. Each application should contain the following information in a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter describing both past/current involvement and future interests in industrial biotechnology
  • One-page resume
  • Copy of current transcript (version from LionPath is fine)

It is the intent of the committee to make scholarship decisions by December 15, 2019. Please contact Andrew Zydney ( if you have questions about the Industrial Biotechnology Scholarships.