CBL Scholarship Application, Responsibilities, and Timeline

I. Application Package

Each applicant must submit the following:

  1. Completed application form.
  2. CV/resume, uploaded as a PDF file, which may include, but is not limited to:
    1. education and professional training
    2. honors and awards
    3. publications
    4. presentations {please indicate each conference/meeting name, type (regional, national or international), location and dates, as well as the presentation format (oral or poster)}
    5. volunteer and service activities
    6. leadership roles
  3. Two letters of recommendation from faculty or professionals who can address the applicant's academic ability, potential for research and leadership qualities. If the student has identified a faculty research advisor, one of the letters should be from that faculty member. Letters of recommendation should not be uploaded with applicant materials. Letter writers should email their letters as a PDF attachment to WIS@duq.edu with the subject "applicant last name-CBL".
  4. Personal statement (~1 page, unloaded as a PDF file) describing the applicant's career goals and anticipated impact that the receipt of this award would have on her career. Although the scholarship is not need-based, applicants are welcome to explain any current financial constraints or obstacles. Applicants may also include a description of their research interests and involvement.
  5. Duquesne University unofficial transcript, uploaded as a PDF file.

II. CBL Scholar Activities and Responsibilities

CBL Scholars are required to:

  1. Continue in a CBL-supported STEM major
  2. Actively engage in research with a faculty member throughout their junior and senior years.
  3. Participate in the Undergraduate Research Program (URP) after their junior year. (The URP is a 10-week summer program during which students complete a research project with a Duquesne University faculty member. The program also includes community outreach, ethics discussions and presentation of their research in the annual undergraduate student research symposium).
  4. Participate in at least one community engagement activity for the WIS K-12 STEM Outreach Program.
  5. Participate formally in the WIS mentoring program.
  6. Provide a yearly progress report of research and professional activities within the program as delineated in the award letter.
  7. After graduating from Duquesne University, provide a five-year, follow-up report on career and educational achievements.

CBL Scholars will be encouraged to:

  1. Participate in interdisciplinary seminars and activities hosted by their respective departments and the WIS program.
  2. Participate in professional organizations within their discipline.
  3. Present their work at conferences and meetings.
  4. Apply for travel awards to present their work and attend conferences and meetings.
  5. Submit a manuscript to a referred journal presenting their research findings.

III. 2021-2022 CBL Scholarship Timeline

  • February 1, 2021: Eligible students will be invited to apply for a 2021-2022 CBL Scholarship.
  • March 31, 2021 (Wednesday) at 11:59 PM: Application deadline
  • Early to mid-April, 2021: Review of applications by WIS scholarship committee
  • May 1, 2021: Applicants are notified of final award decisions.

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