College of Science

Student Scholarships

Note: Application is open on March 1st, application materials are due by April 6th by 5PM

Students must be enrolled in Fall semester 2020 in order to be eligible for awards

Student Scholarship Award Committee chair: Dr. Jamie Snyder

Faculty contact information

Biological Sciences Department Scholarships and Awards Application Form (.doc)

** DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION, THE REQUIREMENTS FOR LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION HAVE CHANGED. EACH APPLICANT WILL NEED ONE LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION AND THE NAMES OF 2-3 OTHER INDIVIDUALS (depending on the Scholarship you're applying to) THAT CAN BE CONTACTED, IF NEEDED. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT DR. SNYDER (chair), DR. MERCER (chair-elect), OR ANY MEMBER OF THE SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE **

# Annual Scholarship Name Award Amount Eligible Students Brief Scholarship Description

Detailed Scholarship Description Link

Award Contact
1 Steven J. Wickler Scholarship $1000 Graduate students in the College of Agriculture or the College of Science For applicants who study some aspect of animal or human biology, especially physiology, ecology or evolution. Steven Wickler Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Andrea Bonisoli-Alquati
2 Larry Dang Scholarship not offered in 2020 Undergraduates in Biology For applicants who are full-time biology students with financial need and who are also active in the community. n/a Dr. Edward Bobich
3 Harold Lint Scholarship $750 Senior / Graduate student in Biology For applicants who have superior academic records and a primary interest in botany and/or biological conservation. Harold Lint Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Bharti Sharma
4 Chuck Bayless Scholarship $600 Junior / Senior / Graduate student in Biology For applicants who demonstrate an interest in field or environmental biology, and promise of continuing in that area. Chuck Bayless Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Kris Lappin
5 Tim Brown Scholarship $750 Senior / Graduate student in Biology For applicants who show evidence of ability to conduct an independent research project, an interest in field or environmental biology and promise of continuing in that area. Tim Brown Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Kris Lappin
6 Ed Roche Research Assistant Scholarship $1000 Senior / Graduate student in Biology For applicants with high academic standing and commitment to science and research. Ed Roche Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Peter Arensburger
7 Vernon Gregory Scholarship $1000 Senior / Graduate student in Biology For applicants with high academic standing and commitment to biological science. Vernon Gregory Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Frances Mercer
8 Larry McKane Teaching Assistant Scholarship $750 Teaching Associates in Biology For teaching associates in the Biology Graduate Program who demonstrate both academic excellence and outstanding overall instructional performance. Larry McKane Scholarships (PDF) Dr. Jayson Smith
9 Wu Scholarship $1000 Undergraduate / Graduate student in Biology Established to provide support for undergraduate and graduate biological sciences students doing research in the area of plant physiology, virology, and biological sciences Dr. Wu Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Jamie Snyder
10 Rachel Carson Environmental Science Scholarship $2,500 Upper-division undergraduate or graduate students in all disciplinaries For applicants enrolled in any college (ex. Science, Environmental Design, Engineering) that prepares the student for a career directly involved in the preservation and enhancement of the natural environment. Rachel Carson Scholarship (PDF) Drs. Bonisoli-Alquati, LaMunyon & Valdés
11 David F. Steele Pre-Professional Scholarship $1,000 Junior / Senior in all disciplinaries For applicants who are enrolled in a pre-professional health field and plan to continue their studies after graduation to earn degrees that include MD, DDS, DVM or MPH. David Steele Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Ansel Zhao
12 Karen Dundas Sorci Endowed Scholarship for Biology $1000 Students majored in Biology For full-time undergraduate/graduate students in Biology who are employed a minimum of 20hr/wk. Karen Dundas Sorci Scholarship (PDF) Dr. Juanita Jellyman
13 Microbiology Scholarship $1000 Undergraduates in Biology The award is for an undergraduate senior with the best promise to be successful in the field of microbiology. Link to Microbiology Scholarship (PDF)

Dr. Wei-Jen Lin

14 Don Huntley Biotechnology Scholarship $5000 Graduate students in Biotechnology For graduate students who have demonstrated inspiring research efforts and accomplishments in the field of biotechnology Link to Huntley Scholarship (PDF)

Drs. Lin, Mercer, Sharma, Snyder and Zhao


Past Recipients of Student Scholarships