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New biotechnology scholarship available at NOVA

Northern Virginia Community College is accepting applications for a new scholarship sponsored by Rividium, Inc. The Rividium Biotechnology Scholarship will provide $3,000 per year for two years for a student who plans to enroll full time in NOVA’s Biotechnology Program beginning in fall 2010.

To be eligible, applicants must be graduating from a local high school this year, have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and qualify for financial aid as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The biotechnology associate degree program prepares graduates for employment in entry-level positions as laboratory, research or manufacturing technicians at biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Coursework covers basic scientific principles in biology and chemistry and emphasizes laboratory techniques and procedures.

The application deadline is March 15.

For more information, call Ia Gomez at 703-530-8255.

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.