Saint Michael’s College has been awarded the largest scholarship grant in the College’s history – a nearly $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help faculty train more data-savvy scientists and science-savvy mathematicians, statisticians and computer scientists.
The grant will help St. Mike’s to develop enrichment programs and new curriculum that connects disciplines and, most importantly, provide scholarships to recruit promising students.
The project, which was developed by the departments of mathematics/statistics, biology, computer science and chemistry, will look to prepare Saint Michael’s students to enter the workforce with a combination of science and statistics knowledge that will make them stand out!
Why Saint Michael’s?
This grant recognizes that Saint Michael’s faculty are leaders in their fields and also recognize the need for better training in the quantitative and computational skills essential to modern data- and modeling-driven life sciences research. The project is under the direction of Professor Jo Ellis-Monaghan, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, together with Professor Declan McCabe, Biology Department, Professor Bret Findley, Chemistry Department, and Professor Greta Pangborn, Computer Science Department, but also involves professors from across disciplines, making this a campus-wide endeavor.
Who is eligible to apply?
There will be roughly 20 scholarships available for up to $10,000 per year for students with double majors or major/minors combinations with one from the mathematical sciences and one from the life sciences. Scholarships are based on financial need and academic standing and may continue for up to four years as long as a student remains in good standing in the program.
Available majors and minors in the mathematical sciences include computer science, data science, mathematics, and statistics, and in the life sciences include biology, chemistry, biochemistry, neuroscience, and environmental science.
How do I apply?
Those interested in learning more about the program and the opportunities available for scholarships should fill out this form.
For more information, incoming students should reach out to the Saint Michael’s admission staff. You can find the admission counselor for your area by clicking here. Current students can get more information by contacting their advisors, the department chairs associated with their majors, or members of the S-STEM committee.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 “to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense.” The NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.