The Harriet M. and Fred E. Pomeroy Fund Scholarship For All Alumni Currently Enrolled in Health-Related Professional or Graduate Programs.
The Biology Department, in conjunction with the Medical Studies Committee, invites applications for scholarships to be awarded from the Harriet M. and Fred E. Pomeroy Fund. Each Pomeroy scholar will receive a grant of $5,000 to help support graduate/professional training in Biology or Health Sciences. Funding to offset student-paid tuition and fees will be sent directly to the institution in which the scholar is enrolled. Scholars are nominated from the applications received by the Medical Studies Committee and are selected by a vote of the faculty of Biology. The number scholarships awarded each year varies, but in recent years has been 5-6.
To be eligible for a Pomeroy scholarship, alumni must have completed significant coursework in Biology (at least 5 courses) while at Bates and successfully completed at least one semester of their graduate or professional study before applying. Those who receive a stipend and tuition support are NOT eligible to apply. Only those who are paying their own tuition and fees are eligible for this award.
To apply, alumni must submit an official Bates and graduate school transcript, a resume and a short statement of current and future education and career goals. The statement should include extracurricular activities or achievements that have enhanced the applicant’s education. Additionally, one letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s graduate/professional study should be sent. This letter, according to the Pomeroy guidelines, should address the applicant’s character, academic ability in the chosen field, and potential for success in this field based on work done as part of graduate/professional study. First year students must also submit a faculty assessment of the student’s second semester grades in addition to the faculty letter of recommendation. The successful applicant will have demonstrated significant academic achievement in addition to extracurricular professional development.
POMEROY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact: For questions about the scholarship, contact Lee Abrahamsen at (207) 786-8266 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitting an Application
Please send your completed application materials by April 1, 2015 to:
Bates Career Development Center
146 Wood Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
The 2014 recipients were:
Rachel Vaivoda ’11 (Masters of Science in Nursing at Yale)
Gwen Caffrey ’11 (Cooper Rowan Medical School)
Susannah Stone (now Susannah Brown) ’09 (University of South Caroline School of Medicine)
The 2013 recipients were:
Meredith Anderson 07’ – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Miranda Gallo 09’ – Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Jennifer Foster 09’ – New York University School of Medicine
Erin Sienkiewicz 09’ – Penn State College of Medicine
Nathaniel Johnson 10’ – Tufts University School of Medicine
The 2012 recipients were:
Kristen Meyers ’09 – Tufts University School of Medicine
Keith Egan ’07 – UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine
Wit Davis ’01 – UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine
Taisy Conk ’07 – Tulane University School of Public Health
Baijing Qin ’10 – Boston University School of Medicine
The 2011 recipients were:
Leah H. Carr ’10 - University of Vermont
Jared J. Cassin ’08 – Stony Brook
Jason Godsell ’08 – New York University
Zachary W. Risler ’08 – Drexel University
Julia A. Shelkey ‘07 – Penn State
Nicholas J. Swerdlow ‘09 – Albert Einstein