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BLOOM Bigelow Lab

posted Oct 17, 2016, 5:32 AM by Chris Guerette
BLOOM Bigelow Lab

"BLOOM offers Maine students interested in science the opportunity work alongside professional researchers, exploring the biological, chemical and geological characteristics of the local marine environment through field and laboratory work."

Who Should Apply

Maine home-schooled, public, and private high school juniors who are curious about ocean or environmental science should apply; sixteen students from around the state are selected to participate.

Selection Criteria

Applications are evaluated based upon academic record, level of interest, and communication skills as evidenced by a written essay and two letters of recommendation.

Application and Requirements

The application will be available January 1. The deadline for receipt of the application and supplemental materials is April 15th. Please complete the online application form. If you have any questions about the application process, please email kellerbloom@bigelow.org.

A complete application consists of the following:

  1. The online application form
  2. Transcript of high school work to date (upload at online application site)
  3. A one-page essay describing, "What marine invertebrate would you like to be and WHY?" (upload at online application site)
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with at least one from a science teacher, who can speak to your academic success and interest in science (recommenders directly upload their letters at separate online application site)

For more information email: BLOOM Bigelow Lab