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$600,000 Award for New Bioscience Scholarship Program

Sept. 8, 2014

To provide support for biological science, chemistry and biochemistry students pursuing careers in the bioscience industry, Cal State Fullerton has been awarded a $617,139, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for a new undergraduate scholarship program.

Science faculty members Barbara L. Gonzalez, Chandra Srinivasan, Marcelo E. Tolmasky and Sean E. Walker developed the "Scholarships to Enhance Excellence in the Chemical and Biological Research-based Workforce" (STEER) program. Over the next five years, the funding will provide scholarships to about 80 students interested in joining the biological and chemical workforce. In the spring, 10 students will be selected and each will receive a $6,000 scholarship.

In addition, the program will provide services and opportunities to ensure students' academic and personal support, plus enrichment activities that enable them to learn, study, socialize and work together from their scientific perspectives to improve retention, meet graduation goal and enhance job prospects.

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