A Community of Science Scholars

The Pulver Science Scholars Program is designed to create a pipeline for the most ambitious and talented students from all backgrounds to pursue research at the nation’s top science laboratories. Trustee David Pulver and his wife, Carol, made the generous commitment to help ensure future discovery, leading to treatments and breakthroughs in critical areas of human health and other sciences.

The program provides selected students with a set of experiences to prepare them to be scientific leaders and innovators. Working in tandem with the recently launched Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences Innovation, the Pulver Science Scholars Program will fund and facilitate high-level student research with Colby faculty and at places like The Jackson Laboratory, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, among others.

Each year, ten incoming students are selected as Pulver Science Scholars as part of the admissions process. Selected students exhibit a deep affinity for scientific research and discovery, an unbridled sense of intellectual adventure, and a commitment to making a significant, positive impact on the world.

Once on campus, scholars collaborate in an intellectual exchange, learning from each other, faculty, and visiting scholars in the sciences to emerge with the skills necessary to address the world’s most complex challenges.

Guaranteed Science Immersion Experiences

Every Pulver Science Scholar receives funding for access to at least two research/internship experiences focused on scientific inquiry and discovery before graduation.*

A Team of Advisors to Help Design Your Future

Your DavisConnects advisor will work closely with your faculty advising team to ensure you have access to further research, internship, and global experience opportunities that are integrated with your course of study.

Shaping Scientific Leaders

Learn more about our program from current students, as featured in the Colby Echo!

*To access Pulver Science Scholars funding for opportunities off-campus, see general guidelines at the Linde Packman Lab for Biosciences website, and follow the instructions there.  Pulver Science Scholar funds are part of the Linde Packman Lab, so you will technically be applying for Linde Packman funding, even if your selected opportunity is not related to bioscience.