Scholarships

Two scholarships are available through the MCC Biology Department: the Jennifer Jaruzel Memorial Biology Scholarship, and the Thomas R. Kissel Memorial Scholarship.

Jennifer Jaruzel Memorial Biology Scholarship

Purpose

The scholarship is intended to assist students who plan to complete an MCC program degree in a biology advisement sequence (Biology, Environmental Science, Landscape Architecture, Pre-Forestry or Pre-Pharmacy).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently registered full-time in a biology advisement sequence.
  • Completed (by May 31, 2013) a minimum of 7 credits (2 courses) of biology at MCC (Examples of courses include: BIO 155, BIO 156, BIO 170, BIO 209, BIO 221, BIO 225, BIO 226, BIO 230, BIO 260, BIO 265 and BIO 266)
  • Overall grade point average of 3.25 or better

Application .

  1. A completed application form available from the Biology Department Office 8 – 220) or download and print the Application Form here.
  2. A brief essay (200-300 words), typed and double spaced, describing your educational plans, ambitions, and reasons you believe you qualify for a Biology scholarship. Attach the essay to your completed application form.
  3. Completed student biographical data form.
  4. Copy of current transcript.
  5. Two letters of recommendation from MCC faculty members (at least one must be from a biology professor). Faculty should be instructed to send their letters of recommendation directly to
    the Biology Dept. Scholarship Chairman.

Completed application materials should be sent to:
Biology Department
RM. 8-220
1000 East Henrietta
Rochester, NY 14623

The deadline for submission of materials is Monday, April 21, 2014.

Award
The Biology Department will award up to $500 to an outstanding biology student at MCC

For more information contact the Biology Department, 292-2029.

 


Thomas R. Kissel Memorial Scholarship

Purpose
Established to encourage and recognize outstanding students in biotechnology or chemistry and to memorialize Thomas Kissel, Senior Research Fellow at Ortho-Clinical diagnostics.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Recipient must be a full-time student who will have successfully completed two semesters at MCC with a minimum 3.0 GPA at the end of the spring semester. The award goes towards expenses in the 2nd year at MCC.
  2. Major field of concentration must be biotechnology or chemistry.
  3. Preference will be given to a Monroe County resident.

Application
The following materials are required as part of the application process:

  1. A completed application form (available here, or from the Biology Department Office 8 – 220).
  2. A brief essay (250-300 words) written by the applicant that describes the student's educational goals at MCC, career goals upon leaving MCC, and qualities they possess that make them deserving of this award.
  3. Copy of current transcript.
  4. Letters of reference from two MCC faculty members. At least one of the letters must come from an instructor in the Natural Sciences (e.g. biology, chemistry, geosciences or physics).

Completed application materials should be sent to:
Biology Department
RM. 8-220
1000 East Henrietta
Rochester, NY 14623

The deadline for submission of materials is Monday, April 21, 2014.

Award
Determination of the recipient for this award will be completed by the Biology Department Scholarship Committee. The monetary value of this award will be $1,000.00.

For more information contact the Biology Department, 292-2029.

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