Pomeroy Fund Scholarship

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 of scholarships awarded each year varies.

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.


Contact: For questions about the scholarship, contact James H. Smith at (207) 786-6467 or jsmith6@bates.edu.

Submitting an Application

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Pomeroy Scholarship application deadline has been extended to May 1st, 2020. Please send your completed application materials to:

James Smith ’14
Phone: 207-786-6467
Email: jsmith6@bates.edu


2020 recipients:

Logan Greenblatt ’14 – St. George’s University School of Medicine
Caitlin O’Toole ’16 – Bryant University Physician Assistant Program
Curtis Rheingold ’14 – Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Nicole Taikeff ’18 – Simmons University Master of Public Health Program

2019 recipients:

Cheyenne Cannarozzo ’16 – Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Emily Halford ’18 – Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Jessica Rae Plotnikov ’16 – Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Nicholas Pray ’15 – University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine

2018 recipients:

Sherika Blevins, ’05 BSN, RN – Boston University, Program Management Clinical Research
Kate Carlucci ’13 – Columbia University School of Nursing
Luke Harmeling ’12 – University of Massachusetts Lowell, Physical Therapy
Nabil Saleem ’15 – Tufts University School of Medicine, MD

2017 recipients:

Dylan Atchley ’08 – Keck School of Medicine at USC
Elliott Morgan ’11 – Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Lauren Okano ’11, MPH – Bloomburg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins, PhD in Public Health
Alix Vandeventer ’12, BSN – Massachusetts General Hospital’s Nurse Practitioner Program

2016 recipients:

Canice Ahearn ’13 – Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health – MPH
Joanna Mangar ’11 –  University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine – DMD
Alida Ovrutsky ’08 – University of Colorado School of Medicine – MD
Alexandra Steverson ’11 – Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine – MD/MPH

2015 recipients:

Kristina Tobin ’12 – Nurse Practitioner Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
Whitney Thomas ’08 – University of Vermont School of Medicine

2014 recipients:

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 Carolina School of Medicine

2013 recipients:

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

2012 recipients:

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

2011 recipients:

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