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EMU Biology Department Graduate Scholarships


Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to highly qualified, graduate degree-seeking students in the Biology Department. These awards provide a stipend as well as 18 hours of tuition remission per year. Interest in a graduate teaching assistantship should be indicated on the departmental application form. Applications should be submitted by March 1 to ensure consideration for a fall semester assignment. Two letters of recommendation are required. Contact Dr. David Kass (dkass@emich.edu), Graduate Coordinator, for more information.

  • Eligibility: Admission to a graduate program in the Biology Department. International students for whom English is a second language must be in residence in the United States for at least one year to be eligible to receive an assistantship.


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


Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Graduate Research Awards

Scholarships of $4,000 in support of summer thesis research. To receive a Brown/Hellwig award, the applicant must submit an EMU Biology Graduate Scholarship Application, which are due in February each year. For questions about scholarships, please contact Dr. Marianne Laporte (mlaporte@emich.edu), Biology Department Head.

  • Eligibility: Admission to a Thesis Master’s Degree in the Biology Department
  • Selection Criteria: Research proposals will be judged on quality and feasibility of accomplishing the stated goals within the award period (Summer or Fall/Winter).

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