Posted: March 30, 2020

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 two scholarships categories are:

  • CSL Behring Biotechnology Scholarship - $1000
    These 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.
  • CSL Behring Innovation Scholarship - $2000
    These scholarships are the highest recognition that the Center bestows on students. 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.

Submission deadline is 5 pm, April 20, 2020.

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

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Applicants will be notified by May 7, 2020 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: the scholarship could have an effect on student aid. Questions should be directed to Wendy Oakes, associate director for the Center of Excellence Industrial Biotechnology,