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Biotechnology

Biotechnology (sometimes shortened to "biotech") is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring bioproducts. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose. Modern use of similar terms includes genetic engineering as well as cell- and tissue culture technologies. The concept encompasses a wide range of procedures (and history) for modifying living organisms according to human purposes — going back to domestication of animals, cultivation of plants, and "improvements" to these through breeding programs that employ artificial selection and hybridization. By comparison to biotechnology, bioengineering is generally thought of as a related field with its emphasis more on higher systems approaches (not necessarily altering or using biological materials directly) for interfacing with and utilizing living things. The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity defines biotechnology as:

In other terms: "Application of scientific and technical advances in life science to develop commercial products" is biotechnology.

Biotechnology draws on the pure biological sciences (genetics, microbiology, animal cell culture, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, cell biology) and in many instances is also dependent on knowledge and methods from outside the sphere of biology (chemical engineering, bioprocess engineering, information technology, biorobotics). Conversely, modern biological sciences (including even concepts such as molecular ecology) are intimately entwined and dependent on the methods developed through biotechnology and what is commonly thought of as the life sciences industry.

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Matching Biotechnology Colleges

Johns Hopkins University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,280 average out-state tuition; $42,280 average in-state tuition
University of California-Davis
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
University of Maryland-University College
Four or more years; Public; $11,976 average out-state tuition; $5,856 average in-state tuition
University of Pennsylvania
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $37,620 average out-state tuition; $37,620 average in-state tuition
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $36,684 average out-state tuition; $36,684 average in-state tuition
University of Houston-Clear Lake
Four or more years; Public; $12,648 average out-state tuition; $4,080 average in-state tuition
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Biotechnology Majors

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Autism Science Foundation Pre-and Post-Doctoral Training Award

Autism Science Foundation

Up to $35,000 December 03, 2018 See Details

Autism Science Foundation Pre-and Post-Doctoral Training Award

Autism Science Foundation

award

Up to $35,000

deadline

December 03, 2018
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Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

$25,000 March 29, 2019 See Details

Emmy Noether Award

Joe W. and Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation

award

$25,000

deadline

March 29, 2019
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Math-Science Scholarship - Carthage College

Carthage College

100% of tuition December 03, 2018 See Details

Math-Science Scholarship - Carthage College

Carthage College

award

100% of tuition

deadline

December 03, 2018
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Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

Up to $20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Henry David Thoreau Scholarship

Henry David Thoreau Foundation

award

Up to $20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

$10,000 November 30, 2018 See Details

Keynote Scholarship

National Space Club

award

$10,000

deadline

November 30, 2018
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FIRST Scholarship - Merrimack College

FIRST

$10,000 December 01, 2018 See Details

FIRST Scholarship - Merrimack College

FIRST

award

$10,000

deadline

December 01, 2018
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Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

Garden Club of America

$8,000 December 31, 2018 See Details

Garden Club of America Fellowship in Ecological Restoration

Garden Club of America

award

$8,000

deadline

December 31, 2018
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Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

Up to $7,500 January 31, 2019 See Details

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence In Education Foundation

award

Up to $7,500

deadline

January 31, 2019
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