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The BTEC Scholarship program

Students in BTEC's large-scale recovery lab BTEC Scholarship Program logo

The Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC) is a unique, cross-disciplinary center that provides educational and training opportunities to develop skilled professionals for the biomanufacturing industry. The center brings together industry, faculty, and students to enhance biomanufacturing throughout North Carolina and across the country.

BTEC provides academic opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students at NC State. Courses focus on the production of biological products for the treatment or prevention of human disease. BTEC students, whose backgrounds include engineering, the life sciences, and chemistry, gain hands-on experience using industry-standard equipment as part of a comprehensive education in bioprocessing and biomanufacturing. Learn more about BTEC's academic programs, facilities, and expert instructors.

How your gift can help

Your gift can be directed to any of three programs that support BTEC and its students:

  • Graduate fellowships
  • Undergraduate scholarships
  • Unrestricted funds

Fellowships and scholarships are a great way to increase the number and enhance the quality of new professionals entering North Carolina’s biomanufacturing workforce. Unrestricted funds support our greatest needs and help maintain excellence in every aspect of BTEC’s operations. These funds allow BTEC’s executive director to make strategic investments to move the center forward in areas of great promise, including recruiting the most qualified students, faculty, and staff.

Levels of annual giving

BTEC offers three levels of annual giving and gratefully recognizes donors with benefits for each level of giving, described in the table below. Donors are asked to make a four-year funding commitment.

Annual contribution (4-year commitment) Gold – $10,000 Platinum – $20,000 Diamond – $30,000 or more
Number of students sponsored 2 4 6
Named scholarship program
Plaque with company name in BTEC lobby
Photo opportunity with students awarded scholarships
Choice of table at BTEC in-person career fairs  
Session arranged in lobby to recruit BTEC students  
Reserved space for interviews at BTEC    
Option to videotape at BTEC    

We ask that you join us today in advancing training and education in biopharmaceutical manufacturing at NC State. Please contact BTEC's assistant director of academic programs to discuss funding opportunities.


Current sponsors

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Novartis Gene Therapies

Formerly known as AveXis, Novartis Gene Therapies is dedicated to developing and commercializing gene therapies for patients and families devastated by rare and life-threatening neurological genetic diseases.

Well known for its Zolgensma gene therapy treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), Novartis Gene Therapies has developed a reproducible manufacturing process to address rare genetic disorders.

Novartis Gene Therapies has a manufacturing site in Durham, N.C.

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EMD Milliporesigma

MilliporeSigma aims to solve the toughest problems in life science by collaborating with the global scientific community—and through that, aims to accelerate access to better health for people everywhere.

MilliporeSigma supports over 300,000 products, 60 manufacturing sites, 130 life science distribution centers, and 20,000 employees worldwide through its three business sectors:

  • Healthcare
  • Life Science
  • Electronics

MilliporeSigma offers support to students worldwide.


Past Sponsors

Biogen logo
BioMerieux logo
Celgene logo
Fujifilm Diosynth logo
GSK logo
KBI logo
Merck logo
Novo Nordisk logo
Patheon logo
Saint-Gobain logo
Ssartorius Stedim logo
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