Established in fall 2008, the BTEC scholarship program provides financial assistance to selected students pursuing a minor in Biomanufacturing. Scholarships are funded biotechnology companies that do business in the RTP area. Requirements and awards vary based on the sponsor.
Candidates for a BTEC scholarship are full-time NC State University students majoring in engineering or life science, and have applied for a biomanufacturing minor. Candidates are considered during their freshmen and sophomore years, and scholarships are awarded in the junior year. Awards may be renewed yearly or at defined times based on agreements between the sponsor and NCSU Engineering Foundation. Funds are disbursed on a semester basis to the recipient's university account.
Students do not need to write a separate application for these scholarships. The BTEC scholarship selection committee identifies recipients based on merit and/or financial need, and other factors and requirements as stipulated by each sponsor.