College of Science - Biological Sciences - Steele Pre-Professional Health Careers Undergraduate Student Scholarship

The David F. Steele Pre-Professional Health Careers Endowed Undergraduate Student Scholarship (Steele Endowed Scholarship) was established by Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Michel in honor of Dr. David F. Steele, an esteemed professor of biological sciences. Dr. Steele, for over thirty years, has inspired the students in his classes and wisely guided numerous additional students pursuing their studies in pre-professional health programs. An annual scholarship of $1000 will be awarded to an undergraduate student who meets the eligibility of this scholarship. The scholarship will provide support for a Cal Poly Pomona student’s fees and/or other academic related expenses such as textbooks, equipment and/or costs incurred during their efforts to gain admission to graduate or professional health schools (i.e. applications,travel for interviews).

Application Requirements

ELIGIBILITY:

  • To support junior or senior students who plan to continue their studies after graduation at graduate or professional schools to earn degrees that include MD, DDS, DVM or MPH.
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a pre-professional club that might include medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine or kinesiology.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
1) Application form: Applicants must complete the Cal Poly Pomona General Application and all requirements below.
2) Transcripts: Submit a transcript of your coursework at Cal Poly Pomona as well as transferred coursework from other schools (unofficial transcripts are accepted).
3) Submit a personal statement (not exceeding 1,000 words) that addresses your interests, activities, accomplishments, and career aspirations in biology
4) Recommendation Letters: Arrange for two letters in support of your application. The letter should be addressed to the Scholarships and Awards Committee. In addition, each recommender’s letter must cover ALL scholarships/awards for which the student is applying, NOT separate letters for each scholarship.
5) Curriculum Vitae: Include a 1-page CV outlining all relevant accomplishments and activities related to this award.

SCHOLARSHIP SELECTION AND AWARD:
A committee comprised of members of the Biological Sciences faculty will review the applications and select the scholarship recipient. The scholarship recipient will be notified the result of their application by the end of April, and the Scholarship will be presented near the end of the Spring Semester at the Biological Sciences Department Awards Ceremony.

In addition to the scholarship, the recipient will be given a certificate of recognition, and their name will be added to a plaque of commendation in the Biological Sciences Department Office.

To begin the application process, please complete the general Bronco Scholarship Application first then proceed to search this scholarship in the Opportunities>>Recommended Tab and APPLY. You can save your application at any time by clicking Save and Keep Editing at the bottom of the form. Once completed, you can submit your application by clicking Finish and Submit.

Award
$1,000
Scopes
2024-2025, Biology, College of Science
Deadline
04/02/2024
Supplemental Questions
  1. Personal Statement: Submit a personal statement (not exceeding 1,000 words) that addresses your interests, activities, accomplishments, and career aspirations in biology
  2. Transcripts: Submit a transcript of your coursework at Cal Poly Pomona as well as transferred coursework from other schools (unofficial transcripts are accepted).
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  5. Letter of Recommendation Upload #1 - Letter can be from a non-faculty member or faculty member in the College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona. The letters should be addressed to the Scholarships and Awards Committee.
  6. Letter of Recommendation Upload #2 - Letter can be from a non-faculty member or faculty member in the College of Science at Cal Poly Pomona. The letters should be addressed to the Scholarships and Awards Committee.
  7. Curriculum Vitae: Include a 1-page CV outlining all relevant accomplishments and activities related to this award.
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