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EMU Biology Department Undergraduate Scholarships

To receive an award, the applicant must submit an EMU Biology Undergraduate Scholarship Application. For questions about scholarships, please contact Dr. Marianne Laporte (mlaporte@emich.edu), Biology Department Head.


The 2017 Biology Department Scholarship Competition is now closed except for Field Studies Award Applications and Science Education Scholarship Applications, which are accepted on a rolling basis


 

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Undergraduate Research Fellowships

Scholarships of $2,000 in support of research to be performed with a Biology Department faculty member during Summer or Fall and Winter terms of the year awarded. The award is intended for students already having had at least one semester of research experience prior to the deadline. Students beginning mentored research should apply for an apprenticeship.

  • Eligibility: Junior or Senior standing as a Biology Major or Secondary Education Biology Major by the beginning of the award period (May 1 or September 1).
  • Selection Criteria: Research proposals will be judged on quality and feasibility of accomplishing the stated goals within the award period (Summer or Fall/Winter).

 

Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Research Apprenticeships

Scholarships of $1,000 to support learning by working with individual faculty members. These awards are intended for broad-based learning activities. Applicants for non-research projects or beginning research projects are encouraged to apply. Awards are for Fall and Winter or Summer terms and represent a commitment to engage in significant collaborative study with the sponsoring faculty member.

  • Eligibility: Biology Major or Secondary Education Biology Major.
  • Selection Criteria: The main criterion will be the apparent value of the learning experience to the student.

 

Richard A. Giles Botany Award

Scholarships of a variable amount (usually $500-1,000). Awards are for a one-year period, however recipient may reapply for the award in subsequent years.

  • Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing as a Biology Major with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and a minimum 3.0 GPA in Biology with intent to pursue a career in botany. At least 8 hours of biology courses must have been completed at EMU.

 

The Federated Garden Club of Michigan

A scholarship of $1,000 available during the Winter term following application.

  • Eligibility: Junior or Senior standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0. The student must be involved in studies in Horticulture, Floriculture, Environmental Education, Soil Studies, Biology, and all related fields of study pertinent to the Federation's aims and goals.

 

Mary Goddard Scholarship

Scholarships of a variable amount (usually $250 to $500).

  • Eligibility: Biology Major, Secondary Education Biology Major, Elementary Education Integrated Science Major or Biology Minor. The student must plan to teach Biology or General Science or plan a career in biological research. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 overall and 3.5 in biology or elementary science is required. The student must have 72 hours earned college credit with at least 45 hours earned at EMU. Biology majors and minors must have a minimum of 18 hours of Biology. Elementary Science majors must have 18 hours in the Elementary Integrated Science Program with at least 6 hours in Biology.
  • Selection Criteria: Scholarship record, adaptability, cooperation, initiative, interest and probability of success in Biology as a profession. The selection committee will also consider relevant extracurricular activities, service to the Biology Department, Tri-Beta, and demonstrated capacity for leadership.

 

Bert Johnson Scholarship

Scholarships of a variable amount (usually $500-$1,000).

  • Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior Biology Majors with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA and a minimum 3.5 GPA in biology. Must have at least 8 hours of college biology with 4 or more hours earned at EMU.

 

The Stephen and Christine Liu Scholarship

A scholarship of a variable amount (usually $500-$1,000).

  • Eligibility: Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing as a Biology Major with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

 

The Minnie Neary Scholarship

A scholarship of a variable amount (usually $100-$200).

  • Eligibility: Biology Major.

 

The Grace E. Wertenberger Award

A scholarship of a variable amount (usually $500-$1,000).

  • Eligibility: Biology major with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must demonstrate financial need.

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold