Microbial Scientists of Tomorrow Scholarship

Established in 2021 by Vanessa Vasadi-Figueroa ’05, this scholarship is intended to support students pursuing coursework and/or research in the microbial sciences. Up to two awards may be granted annually. To be eligible, students must be a full-time, undergraduate major in Biology with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and have completed two or more courses focused on microbial sciences or be a participant, working directly with a faculty mentor, in an undergraduate research program with a focus on microbial sciences. Each applicant will submit an essay demonstrating their curiosity and commitment to study or research of this subject.

$1,000 to $2,000
Biology, Research, Science and Engineering Scholarships
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a statement that highlights your curiosity and commitment to research and how you believe undergraduate research will impact your learning.
  2. Provide information on at least two of the courses you have completed in microbial science.
    • For any course taken outside of SUNY New Paltz, list the name of the course, brief description of the course and institution where the course was taken.
    • For each course taken at SUNY New Paltz, list the name of the course, instructor and year if taken before than 2019.
  3. Or provide information regarding your faculty mentored research in microbial science.
    • Please indicate what upcoming semesters you will be engaged in your research. (select any that apply)
    • Provide a brief summary of the research project and how it relates to microbial science.
    • Provide the name of the faculty mentor you are working with to research.