MIllyard Scholars Program

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The Millyard Scholars Program provides scholarships and research opportunities to exceptional incoming students* in the biotechnology, engineering technology, biological sciences, analytics and data science, computer science and computer information systems programs at the University of New Hampshire's Manchester campus. In this four-year program, Millyard Scholars will have access to distinctive seminar classes, research projects and internship opportunities while earning their UNH degree in the heart of Manchester. This program is coupled with the mission of the Manchester-based Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI), which is creating an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs right down the street from our campus.

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* Only full-time incoming freshmen in UNH Manchester’s biotechnology, biological scienceselectrical engineering technologymechanical engineering technology, analytics and data sciencecomputer science and computer information systems programs are eligible.

 

Millyard Scholar Experience


Fusing academia with industry, the Millyard Scholars Program prepares students with the skills and experience for careers in the high-demand fields of biotechnology, engineering technology and computing. Beginning in their first semester, Millyard Scholars will have access to:

  • Distinctive academic programming, like specialized First Year Seminar and a special lab section of Principles of Biology.

  • Research projects in cutting-edge cell and tissue culture, regenerative medicine and microbiology laboratories

  • Internship opportunities with ARMI and other start-up biotechnology firms, which are creating an industry to regenerate human tissue and organs for wounded soldiers and transplant patients

  • Scholarship awards range from $3,000-$7,000. In many cases covering up to half of the tuition for NH residents.

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To be considered for the Millyard Scholars Program, you must apply to UNH Manchester's biotechnology, electrical engineering technology, mechanical engineering technology, analytics and data science, computer science or computer information systems program via the Common Application. Millyard Scholars typically have a high school GPA of 3.70+. The deadline to apply is April 1 for fall semester and November 15 for spring semester. Only full-time incoming freshmen are eligible. 

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Explore Our Programs


 

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Biological Sciences, B.A.


Our most popular major, the biological sciences program is designed to give you the degree you want through self-designed concentrations, independent study, research projects, internships, job shadows and more. You can also tailor your degree toward pre-health and pre-med to help you meet requirements for medical school or graduate programs.

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Biotechnology, B.S.


The biomedical field is one of the fastest growing areas in today's job market. Through hands-on and on-the-job training, the biotechnology program at UNH Manchester prepares you for a career or graduate study in medicine, physician assistantship, occupational therapy and more, right here in our seven state-of-the-art labs. 

Computer Information Systems

 

Computer Information Systems, B.S.


Computing drives innovation in all economic sectors, from business to science to entertainment. Our computer information systems program is designed to develop your technical skills through hands-on projects in programming, networking, database systems, software development, system administration and information security.

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Computer Science, B.A.


Given the demand for graduates who have a solid base in theory, strong conceptual knowledge and demonstrated competencies to develop cutting-edge computing systems, our computer science program is designed to give you the skills to succeed in this rapidly growing industry.

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Electrical Engineering Technology, B.S.


With topics from technology communications to scientific programming to digital design, our ABET-accredited electrical engineering technology program gives you hands-on experience in electronic design and development. Small class sizes mean big opportunities to collaborate with faculty who are industry experts, so you graduate ready to excel in this high-demand field.

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Mechanical Engineering Technology, B.S.


Our ABET-accredited mechanical engineering technology program prepares you for a career in design, production and implementation of technical systems in manufacturing and business. You’ll work alongside faculty experts with state-of-the-art machining tools to learn fluid technology, production systems, automation engineering and more.

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Analytics & Data Science: Analytics, B.S.


With an explosion of big data initiatives in organizations worldwide, the demand for data-savvy individuals has never been higher. The only on-campus degree of its kind in the region, our analytics option centers on the applications of data science in industry.

Analytics students at UNH Manchester

 

Analytics & Data Science: Data Science, B.S.


Building hands-on experience through applied projects, our program is designed to prepare the next generation of innovative data scientists. The data science option emphasizes the theoretical, mathematical and computational underpinnings of modern data science.

 

Millyard Scholars have the opportunity to interact with Manchester entrepreneurs like Dean Kamen

 The measure of what we're doing here is to be able to look back relatively quickly and see that we have transformed health care.

Dean Kamen, Inventor and Entrepreneur Founder, Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute

Dean Kamen

Photo credit Jason Grow for POLITICO Magazine

 

Millyard News

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Manufacturing The Future of Biofabrication

Manufacturing The Future of Biofabrication

ARMI
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A Millyard Transitions From Textiles to Tech

A Millyard Transitions From Textiles to Tech

The New York Times
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Can an Old Mill Town Become the Silicon Valley of Human Organ Manufacturing?

Can an Old Mill Town Become the Silicon Valley of Human Organ Manufacturing?

Politico Magazine

On-site internship and research opportunities


We’ve transformed our sixth floor into the Biotechnology Innovation Center, a facility for teaching and research in the areas of biotechnology and cellular biology. Millyard Scholars get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art labs—and opportunities for on-site internships and research with start-up biotech firms.
 

 

  • Syeda Fatima

     

    Research Content Development Intern, ARMI


     

    “I wanted to work at ARMI from the day I heard about the extraordinary work they would be doing. The courses at UNH Manchester introduce you to the latest research and equipment in the field, so I am prepared for the biotech world and the day-to-day research at ARMI.”

    Syeda Fatima '18
  • Alex Williams

     

    Data Analytics Intern, ARMI


     

    “I am thoroughly passionate about the work we are doing here at ARMI. Tissue and organ biofabrication is without a doubt the cause I want to dedicate my life to, and my dream job would be to work at ARMI|BioFabUSA or one of its member organizations in a full-time capacity.”

    Alex Williams '18
  • Kattarina Wells

     

    Regulatory Research Intern, ARMI


     

    “UNH Manchester’s Biotechnology program gave me the background I needed to understand the basis of the biological processes required in biofabrication, realize what types of challenges the biotechnology industry has yet to overcome in tissue production, and recognize why certain standards must be set in place to ensure the safe use and manufacture of biological products."

    KATTARINA WELLS '19