Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative Scholarship Program

Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative Scholarship Program Brochure

Through the support of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) grant, the Biotechnology Workforce Collaborative (BWC) is an associate's degree program designed to offer wrap-around support services to its recipients, such as:

  • a bridge program to prepare students for coursework;
  • a learning community where students create study supports and build lasting friendships with fellow students and caring faculty and staff;
  • a mentor and internships in the labs of Allegheny-Singer Research Institute, the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative and other labs in the area; and
  • job placement assistance as students prepare to graduate.

The BWC operates in partnership with leading biotechnology entities such as Allegheny General Hospital's Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI), the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI) and McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. In addition to these partners, BWC students have completed internships with Hillman Cancer Center, Spectra Genetics, Quest Diagnostics, Central Blood Bank, Precision Therapeutics, the Medical Examiner's Office and labs affiliated with Carnegie Mellon University.

What does the scholarship cover and are spots still available?

Scholarships cover tuition, fees, books and supplies. A financial aid application must be filed to determine eligibility by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov. CCAC is still accepting applications for scholarships in the BWC to fill in scholarship vacancies. 

For further information, contact Dr. Sandra Bobick at 412.237.2668 or via email. Some questions will be asked to determine eligibility for the scholarship. Applicants will be contacted for a telephone interview with one of the program staff.

Where is the program offered?

The program is offered at CCAC's Allegheny Campus on the North Shore.

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For Employers

For those employers seeking highly-skilled biotech lab technicians, see the CCAC difference:

BWC Graduate Qualifications Flyer

BioTech DNA Glow 3

Learn more about our partners who know our students:

Allegheny-Singer Research Institute (ASRI)

ASRI Center for Genomic Sciences

McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine (MIRM)

Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative (PTEI)

For Students

For further information, contact Dr. Sandra Bobick at 412.237.2668.

Learn more about biotechnology:

Southwest Pennsylvania STEM Network