Scholarships in Biological Science

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Award: $30,000, Deadline: November (first week)

Applicant must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident alien of the United States who is in the early stages of graduate study in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics. Eligibility is limited to applicants who have completed no more than 12 months of post-baccalaureate, full-time graduate study at the time of their application. Award is for up to three years over a five year period.

NIH Loan Repayment Programs

Award: $35,000, Deadline: December 15 (extramural LRP); May 1 (intramural LRP)

Doctoral level degree is required.

The SAPA Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a high school senior who is planning to attend a full-time undergraduate program at an accredited four-year college/university with a major related to life sciences. Applicant must have a minimum 3.3 GPA, a minimum combined SAT Reasoning score of 2000, and be in the top tenth (or top quarter) of their class. Essay, two letters of recommendation, list of all awards received, list of Advanced Placement or Honors courses with grades, and transcripts are required to be submitted.

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 15; March 15

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student. Funds may used to support scientific investigation in any field.

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $24,000, Deadline: November 14

Applicant must be U.S. citizen or national who is an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican. Applicant must have completed no more than 30 semester/45 quarter hours of graduate work in fields eligible for support.

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship for Minorities

Award: $35,000, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must have completed a Ph.D. or Sc.D. within seven years, be a U.S. citizen or national, and be an Alaskan Native, Native American, black/African-American, Mexican-American, Pacific Islander, or Puerto Rican.

ALA Clinical Research Grant

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must hold a faculty appointment at the instructor or assistant professor level and have completed at least two years of research training. Award is to support new investigators working on clinical problems relevant to lung disease. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.

ALA Dalsemer Research Scholar Award

Award: $25,000, Deadline: November 1

Applicant must be a physician who has completed graduate training in pulmonary disease and is beginning a faculty track in a school of medicine. Award is to support research in interstitial lung disease. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.

Allen H. and Nydia Meyers Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a student residing in a Lenawee County School District who is graduating from a Lenawee County High School. Appliacnt must be planning to attend a school of higher education and major in aeronautics or the sciences/allied fields.

West Virginia Engineering, Science, and Technology Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: Unknown

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident alien who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an engineering, science, or technology program leading to a certificate or associate or bachelors degree at an eligible institution of higher education. Minimum 3.0 GPA required.

RISE - Research Internships in Science and Engineering

Award: -, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must have at least two years of undergraduate study completed. Graduating seniors enrolled in graduate program may apply.

Margaret A. Tompkins Oxnard Monday Club Scholarship

Award: $600, Deadline: January 11

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or high school graduate who is a female and resident of Oxnard, CA. Applicant must be intending to enroll or is currently enrolled at an accredited junior college, college, or university with a minimum 3.5 GPA. Preference is given to business and science majors.

Albert J. Wacker Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Lorain County resident pursuing a degree in either math or science at an undergraduate or graduate level. Academic achievement and financial need are considered. FAFSA and Student Aid Report are required. Award amount is determined by committee.

Woodcock Family Education Scholarship Program

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 13

Applicant must be a student with strong math and/or science credentials who will attend a nonprofit or public institution full time. Minimum ACT composite score of 30 (SAT Reasoning math score of 600) and minimum 3.8 cumulative GPA required.

AACT John Kitt Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 18

Applicant must be a college sophomore, junior, or senior who is attending an accredited, four-year college or university in the United States who is majoring in food science, chemical science, biological science, or related area. A demonstrated interest in confectionery technology is required.

L'Oreal Canada For Women in Science

Award: $20,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a female Canadian citizen or permanent resident who is already engaged in pursuing research at the post-doctoral level.

Jack Dannenhoffer Memorial Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduate of a Douglas County high school pursuing a degree in education, math or science at a public or nonprofit college or university. FAFSA required.

Glenna Teeters Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Jefferson High School in Portland, Oregon who will major in science at a public or nonprofit college or university. FAFSA required.

Jorden W. Nickols Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $5,000, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a Blackford County resident who participated in sports during high school and plans to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study in education, criminal justice, or a science-related field.

Kylen C. Bares Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 2

Applicant must be a student from the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering or a student of a Memphis City high school.

Jessica Lynn Wantz Memorial 4-H

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 16

Applicant must be a resident of Henry County who has a ten year history with 4-H and will attend a two- or four-year college or university to study any field of science.

Charles D. Shepherd Memorial Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: February 16

Applicant must be a graduating senior female from Bartholomew County who is planning to study a life science at an accredited college or university.

KHS Class of '59 Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a Preston County high school graduate who is regularly enrolled as an undergraduate student in a four-year college or university, pursuing studies in science, technology, education, and/or mathematics. Minimum 2.5 GPA and documentation of community service are required.

Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship

Award: $7,500, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior who is a permanent resident of Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application or a graduating high school senior who has been enrolled in a high school within Kalamazoo County for a minimum of 12 months prior to application. Appliacnt must plan to enroll full-time in a regionally accredited college or university in a course of study that leads to a bachelor's degree in business, science (including mathematics and engineering), law, education, psychology or medicine. Financial need is required.

Kalamazoo Science Foundation Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior or graduate who is a Kalamazoo County resident or is a graduating high school senior or graduate of a Kalamazoo County high school. Applicant must be planning to attend a four-year university or college full-time and major in science, mathematics or engineering (does not include architecture, nursing or allied health professions). Minimum 3.5 GPA (3.0 for college undergraduates) and financial need are required.

Thomas Drummond Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Bay County, MI high school who will pursue a degree in the sciences or science education. Financial need and minimum 2.5 GPA required.

Verda Mclendon Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 2

Applicant must be a graduating senior from Delwood or Maquoketa High School. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Jerome Evenson Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a graduating senior from an Arlington Public School who will study science at an accredited four-year college or university. Financial need must be demonstrated.

Francisca C. Vrona Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be a graduating senior from a Thornapple Kellogg high school who will pursue a two- or four-year degree in a medical or science field. Financial need and minimum 3.5 GPA required.

The AK Steel Foundation STEM Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must be a graduating senior from the Appalachian Ohio area who will pursue post-secondary education in a a field relating to STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Financial need must be demonstrated.