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ISPE Boston Area Chapter
Joel Goldenberg Memorial Scholarship Fund


Applications are currently being accepted until June 1, 2016.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Boston Area Chapter of ISPE is funding a merit-based Scholarship Program for the purpose of giving back to its community of professionals in the effort to further the knowledge base and skill sets of individuals. This Scholarship Program is being administered in honor of Joel Goldenberg, a Past President of The Boston Area Chapter, whose wish was to support the educational pursuits of ISPE Members and their families looking to further their education and career development.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Boston Area Chapter of the ISPE is proud to offer a Scholarship Program to Chapter Members who are continuing their formal education. Also eligible are incoming freshmen who are children of Chapter Members. The Scholarship Program has a strong preference for applicants pursuing careers in engineering disciplines that support the development and operation of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical enterprises. Applicants pursuing certain closely-related scientific disciplines may be included in this group, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

The scholarship fund is supported through proceeds from numerous Chapter fundraising activities and is designed to defray tuition expenses of legal US residents. Recipients will receive an award of up to $2,000 (payable to their college or university) or an amount equal to the cost of a specific course (including course-related fees and books), whichever is less, minus available employer tuition reimbursement for the course.

ELIGIBILITY

Members in good standing of the Boston Area Chapter and their non-member children as described in #1 below are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Undergrad or grad students must be enrolled in an accredited college or university associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree program and registered in a credit-bearing course or courses to which the scholarship award would be applied. Continuing education students must be enrolled in a credit- or CEU-bearing course at an accredited college, university, association or institution, subject to the condition described in #3 below. Three categories of awards are available:

  1. For incoming freshmen, who are the children of a Member in good standing of the Boston Area Chapter.
  2. For students entering their sophomore through senior years of undergraduate study, or those students entering or continuing post graduate study. These candidates shall be Members in good standing of the Boston Area Chapter of ISPE.
  3. For individuals seeking continuing education as part of their career development. These individuals shall be Members in good standing of the ISPE Boston Area Chapter; and shall provide documentation verifying that the course(s) to which the scholarship award would be applied are not eligible for reimbursement, in whole or in part, by their employer.

LIMITATIONS

Applicants are limited to scholarship awards totaling no more than $8,000 per individual: $4,000 undergrad and $4,000 grad/continuing education. When applying for additional scholarships, candidates must submit official documentation demonstrating receipt of grades of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the course(s) funded by prior scholarship awards.

APPLICATION DUE DATES

There are two due dates for applications during the calendar year. These dates are geared toward fall and spring schedules; November 1st and June 1st. Applications must be received by the last date in each period. The current application period is November 2, 2015 through June 1, 2016.

AWARD CRITERIA

Applications will be considered by the Scholarship Committee, which will base its recommendations for awards on the following:

  • Completed application
  • Essay(s) submitted
  • One written reference provided on-line by your selected referrer, plus two additional references with contact information only
  • Involvement with ISPE
  • Volunteer activities
  • Academic and other significant achievements
  • Number of applications submitted & availability of scholarship funds.

As described above under Program Description, strong preference is given to applicants pursuing careers in engineering disciplines that support the development and operation of pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical enterprises. Applicants pursuing certain closely-related scientific disciplines may be included in this group, at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee.

In addition to the criteria above, preference will be given to applicants whose academic focus and future or current employment is most closely related to the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical industries.

NOTIFICATION

All candidates will be notified in writing within 60 days of application closing date. It is the expectation of the Scholarship Committee that award recipients will obtain a grade of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better for the funded course.

DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS

Funds will be sent directly to the college or university attended by scholarship winners in the form of a check.

Questions related to this program should be directed to the Boston Area Chapter office at office@ISPEBoston.org or 781-647-4773.

Page last updated: 4 April 2016