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Application Information

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Research Training Award:

Students admitted to the four-year program will receive:

  • Summer after Year 1: $4,000
  • Year 2: $12,000
  • Year 3: $12,000
  • Year 4: $4,000

Total $32,000

*Additional need based financial aid may be available.


Application Instructions:

***You are encouraged to contact Professor Lori Stevens, 802-656-0445 or email with questions about the application process.****

Applications must be submitted to Professor Lori Stevens by April 22, 2005. Email application to: or mail to:

Professor Lori Stevens, 321 Marsh Life Science Building, Department of Biology, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405.

The application should consist of the following:

  • Cover Sheet-typed if possible
  • Essay (typed if possible, 12 point font, limited to one page, single spaced, one inch margins.
  • The essay should be written by the student and consist of the following sections:
    1. Objective: A clear and succinct statement of your reason(s) for attending UVM. School related, career and personal reasons can be included. School and career reasons will weigh most heavily, especially if they related to jobs or graduate study in environmental biology.
    2. Preparation: A brief review of the things that led to your interest in studying Environmental Biology.
    3. College education goals: A summary of the things you expect to accomplish at UVM. This section should talk about the eBioMe program and how it helps your education goals. Include a discussion of the research project(s) that interest you and how flexible you might be in working on any particular project.
    4. Future directions: A brief statement of what you might do after college.
  • Letter(s) of Support (maximum of 2, at least one from a high school science teacher)
  • Unofficial High School Transcript

The deadline for receipt of the completed application is April 22, 2005.Applications may be submitted by email as .pdf or .doc attachments.

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Awardees' Responsibilities:

  • Enroll and maintain good standing (2.5 GPA minimum) in the College of Arts and Sciences with a major in Biological Sciences BS, Biology BA, or Environmental Science BS.
  • Participate in EBioMe activities including Biology major's club, annual seminars, summer classes.
  • Spend at least 5 hours per week in your mentor's lab. This can be time learning basic lab skills, investigating a research topic or studying.
  • Comply with relevant University administrative and academic policies and procedures for accounting, safety, and ethics, among others. Participate in program assessment and submission of required reports to the funding agency.

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Guidelines for Choosing Participants for eBioMe program:

  • Students must have been accepted for admission to the University of Vermont. This is a separate application process. Contact Lori Stevens (802-656-0445) or email with any questions about application procedures.
  • The essay is judged on its strength (preparation, education goals, post-college goals clearly defined).
  • High school academic record, particularly in the sciences, and standardized test scores (SAT or ACT) will be considered.
  • The letter of support from a high school science teacher will weigh heavily in the choice of EBioMe scholars.

These guidelines are not listed in any order of importance, but only serve as a list of criteria used in deciding which students will be selected for the program.


>> Download PDF Application Form Here


>> Download Word document Application Form Here

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