Scholarships

ENVI Scholarships

  • Fred Tennyson Barton Scholarship 

    Deadline: November 1, 2019

    This scholarship is for undergraduate students with a declared major in Environmental Science and Society (ENVI) who will be registered for Winter 2019. One student will receive $400. This scholarship opens up multiple times per year. 

    Please fill out the application form.

  • Biology Scholarships

    Deadline: February 22, 2019

    ENVI students in the environmental biology concentration are eligible to apply for the Biology Department's undergraduate scholarships. To apply, only one application needs to be completed. For questions regarding biology scholarships, please contact Dr. Marianne Laporte (mlaporte@emich.edu). 

  • Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Special Studies Scholarship

    The first round of applications are due on February 22, 2019. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis thereafter. It is better to apply early to ensure that funds are available.

    The Special Study Scholarships ($250 to $1,500) are intended to help defray expenses related to taking a field biology course away from the EMU Campus. Field courses offered through EMU are given preference. Biology (graduate and undergraduate), Environmental Science & Society, and Secondary Education Biology Majors (graduate and undergraduate) are given preference. Other majors will be considered as funds permit. The main selection criterion will be the apparent value of the learning experience to the student.

  • Scholarships for Students Doing Research with a Biology Faculty Member

    To apply for a Research Fellowship or Apprenticeship, complete the  2019 Application for Undergraduate Brown/Hellwig Research Fellowships and Apprenticeships.

    Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Undergraduate Research Fellowships: Scholarships of $2,000 awarded to students doing research mentored by a Biology Department faculty member regardless of major. They are intended for junior or senior students with at least one semester of previous research experience. The primary selection criteria for Fellowships are quality of the proposal and feasibility of accomplishing the stated goals within the award period.

    Don Brown and Meta Hellwig Undergraduate Research Apprenticeships: Scholarships of $1,000 awarded to students working with a Biology Department faculty member regardless of major. Applicants beginning research projects are encouraged to apply for Apprenticeships. The primary selection criterion for Apprenticeships is the apparent value of the learning experience to the student.

  • Botany/Environmental Biology/Conservation Biology Awards

    To apply for a Botany/Environmental Biology/Conservation Biology Award, complete the  2019 Application for EMU Plant Biology/Environmental Biology Scholarships.

    The Richard A. Giles Award: Awarded to students intending to pursue a career in botany. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and GPA in biology with at least eight hours of EMU biology courses.

    The Federated Garden Club of Michigan Award: Awarded to a student with junior or senior standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 studying botany, environmental biology, or any field of study related to the Federation's aims and goals. Additional application materials may be required after submission of the form. The recipient must be willing to share a photograph for publication by the Garden Club. The award will be available in the December following application.


College of Arts and Sciences Scholarships

Deadline February 15, 2019

  • Adelson-NSDAR Scholarship

    The recipient must be a female Native-American student with a minimum GPA of 2.0.

    Online Application

  • Richard Albrecht Memorial Scholarship

    The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences, demonstrate involvement in extracurricular EMU or community activities and preferably be a graduate of a Livingston County high school.

    Online Application

  • Melvin and Hazel Cant Scholarship

    The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences and demonstrate an interest and desire to work in the teaching profession. At the time of the award, the recipient must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, be enrolled for at least part-time and demonstrate financial need.

    Online Application

  • Lerner Family Scholarship in Jewish Studies

    The recipient is an outstanding undergraduate student who presented on a topic connected with Jewish Studies at the Undergraduate Symposium during the current academic year. Applications should include (1) a description of the Symposium project; (2) a statement about how the Symposium project contributes to our knowledge of Jewish peoplehood; (3) a resume/vita; and (4) a letter of support from the faculty sponsor. Please send application to martin.shichtman@emich.edu.

    Online Application

  • College of Arts & Sciences Endowed Scholarship

    The recipient must have a declared major in the College of Arts and Sciences, at least 12 credit hours taken at EMU and have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

    Online Application

  • Evans-Strand Diversity Award
    The recipient chosen will be one that has made significant contributions to advancing the understanding and furthering the acceptance of diversity at EMU.
  • Carl D. and Peggy G. Pursell Scholarship

    The recipient must have an undergraduate major within the College of Arts and Sciences and an overall GPA of 3.0 with 3.4 in their major. Eligibility requires that the student must be carrying at least 12 credit hours, have completed at least 30 credit hours and demonstrate leadership skills through community service or involvement in extracurricular activities at EMU.

    Online Application

  • Gregory W. Stevens Scholarship

    The recipient must have a declared major in one of the following departments: Communication, Media and Theatre Arts; History and Philosophy; or Political Science. Minimum 3.0 GPA and involvement in community- or school-based extracurricular activities are required.

    Online Application

  • Stonewall Scholarship (Undergraduate or Graduate)

    The recipients are undergraduate or graduate students who demonstrate leadership and/or involvement in organizations, activities or issues that promote a positive gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender environment. Neither application for nor acceptance of this scholarship indicates the sexual or gender orientation of the applicant.

    Online Application

  • Warren Scholarship

    The recipients must be undergraduate, have an overall GPA of 3.0 with 3.4 in their major, and demonstrate financial need. Applicants must have completed 60 hours at the time of application and must be carrying at least 12 credit hours at EMU.

    Online Application


Undergraduate Symposium Scholarships


All symposium-related scholarships require students to present at the current year Undergraduate Symposium prior to application. For information regarding the Symposium and its related scholarships, visit the  Undergraduate Symposium website. You may also contact Amy Bearinger (abearin1@emich.edu) for further information on these scholarships and deadlines.

  • Bruce K. Nelson Scholarship
     This scholarship alternates between the Undergraduate Symposium and the Graduate Research Fair. The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's event, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU full-time.
  • John W. Porter Student Research Excellence Scholarship
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium in an art-related discipline within CAS, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Donald M. Loppnow Endowed Student Research Scholarship
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium with a demonstrated commitment to research, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Dr. Irving A. Clark Endowment
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Robert Neely Endowed Scholarship for the Undergraduate Symposium
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Dale and Gloria Heydlauff Undergraduate Symposium Student Excellence Scholarship
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student. Also requires a demonstrated commitment to community service with priority to Symposium participant with travel abroad experience or global studies focus.
  • Bette Warren and Sally McCracken Endowed Scholarship for the Symposium
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's undergraduate Symposium representing either mathematics, or communication, media & theater arts, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Ronald W. Collins Scholarship
    The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with a minimum 3.0 GPA and have participated in the Undergraduate Symposium in a previous year as well as the current year.
  • Undergraduate Symposium Silver Anniversary Scholarship Series
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and attend EMU as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Barry A. Fish Scholarship
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, eligibility requires at least a 3.0 GPA, a declared major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and attendance as a full-time undergraduate student.
  • Elwood John C. Kureth Scholarship
    The recipient must be a full-time undergraduate student with a declared major or minor in the College of Arts and Sciences, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and be a presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium
  • University Fellowship Award for Symposium Participants
    The recipient must be a student presenter at the current year's Undergraduate Symposium. In addition, eligibility requires completion of an undergraduate degree by August of that year, minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, application and admission to a graduate degree program at Eastern Michigan University and enrollment as an EMU graduate student for the following fall.

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