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Undergraduate Program: Scholarships and Awards

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Department Scholarships

The Fischell Department of Bioengineering sponsors scholarships and awards that recognize students for their excellence in academics, research, and/or service. Please see descriptions below. The calls for applications will be announced by e-mail to the student body with detailed information about application criteria and deadlines. Calls for applications are typically in March, and decisions are typically announced around mid-August.

  • Seymour and Faye Wolf Endowed Scholarship in Bioengineering was established in 2002 to provide an annual scholarship for an undergraduate student studying bioengineering in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.
  • Jeffrey C. and Sandra W. Huskamp Endowed Bioengineering Scholarship was established in 2010 to provide scholarships for undergraduate students who are majoring in bioengineering and are in their first, second or third year of study in the A. James Clark School of Engineering.

Department Awards

Calls for applications are typically in February, and decisions are typically announced in April.

  • The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Junior Award is presented on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the profession and the department by a junior.
  • The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Senior Award is presented on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and contributions to the profession and the department by a senior.
  • The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Research Award is presented on the basis of significant contributions to research, the department, and the field of bioengineering.
  • The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Leadership Award is presented to an excellent student who has shown exemplary leadership within the community, department, university, and profession.
  • The Fischell Department of Bioengineering Outstanding Citizen Award is presented to an excellent student who has contributed significantly to the community, department, university, and profession.

College Awards

The A. James Clark School of Engineering also sponsors undergraduate awards recognizing excellence in academics, leadership and service for which BIOE students are eligible.  The call for nominations is typically announced to the College early in the spring semester. The Fischell Department of Bioengineering will solicit nominations internally by email to the faculty and student body.  The department will forward its nominees to the Clark School Dean’s Office, which will in turn invite the students to submit their applications. Below is a listing of these awards.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering Dean's Award
Students nominated for the Dean's Award can be considered for the leadership and service awards. Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate engineering student who is graduating in upcoming year
  • Demonstrated scholastic excellence
  • Demonstrated outstanding service to the Clark School of Engineering as evidenced by participation in activities that impact students in all engineering majors
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Clark School of Engineering as evidenced by participation in activities that impact students in all engineering majors

The Dinah Berman Memorial Award
Nominees are evaluated based on the following criteria: 1) grade point average, 2) scholastic endeavors, and 3) demonstrated leadership and/or service to the Clark School of Engineering as evidenced by participation in activities that impact students in all engineering majors.  Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Junior (third year student) in Engineering
  • Completion of or currently completing the freshman and sophomore level requirements for his/her major

The A. James Clark School of Engineering Leadership Award
Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate engineering student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership in the Clark School of Engineering as evidenced by participation in activities that impact students in all engineering majors

The Kim Borsavage and Pamela J. Stone Student Award for Outstanding Service
Nominees must have demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the Clark School of Engineering.

The A. James Clark School of Engineering International Student Award
Nominees must meet the following requirements:

  • Undergraduate engineering student
  • Good academic standing
  • Demonstrated significant involvement in international engineering activities through leadership or service