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
need based financial aid may be available.
***You are encouraged to contact Professor Lori Stevens,
802-656-0445 or email Lori.Stevens@uvm.edu
with questions about the application process.****
Applications must be submitted to Professor Lori Stevens by April 22,
2005. Email application to: Lori.Stevens@uvm.edu
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
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:
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.
Preparation: A brief
review of the things that led to your interest in studying
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.
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
The deadline for receipt of the
completed application is April 22, 2005.Applications
may be submitted by email as .pdf or .doc
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.
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 Lori.Stevens@uvm.edu
with any questions about application procedures.
The essay is judged on
its strength (preparation, education goals, post-college goals clearly
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