Scholarships in Biology

Elon College Fellows Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: January 10

Applicant must complete essay and interview if selected. Selection is based upon SAT Reasoning or ACT scores, GPA, and high school curriculum.


NIH Undergraduate Scholarship Program

Award: $20,000, Deadline: February 28

Applicant must be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at an accredited four-year undergraduate institution, be from a disadvantaged background, and have a minimum 3.5 GPA and rank top 5% of class. One year of paid research service to the NIH for each year of scholarship required.


Postdoctoral Fellowship

Award: $55,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a recent recipient (within two or three years) of a doctoral degree and have an interest in oceanographic sciences or engineering. Transcripts, at least three recommendations, and a statement of research interests/career plans are required to be submitted. Selection is based upon applicant's research potential.


Fr. Maximillian Duman Biology Scholarship

Award: $10,000, Deadline: November 1

Pre-registration is required. Selection is based upon performance on a competitive biology exam.


Eloise Gerry Fellowship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a woman who holds a degree from a recognized institution of higher learning and is able to show documented evidence of outstanding ability and promise in research.


Math and Science Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 15

Applicant must be a West Virginia resident enrolled full time at an accredited college or university, have a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrate good moral character.


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.


Wildlife Research Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must have a minimum GRE score of 1100 and 3.0 GPA in the last two years of undergraduate or graduate work.


Sansum Medical Research Institute Student Internship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have completed junior year of undergraduate studies (graduate students also qualify). Must be interested in a career in medicine or the biological sciences. Personal statement, transcripts, and letters of recommendation are required. Award is a 10-week summer medical research internship.


American Council of Independent Laboratories Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: April 4

Awards granted for study only within United States. Applicant must submit a resume or personal statement, two letters of recommendation, transcripts, and information on any other scholarships or grant aid that is currently being received. Selection is based upon applicant's academic achievement, career goals, leadership, and financial need.


Huyck Research Grant

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be undertaking research on the Edmund Niles Huyck Preserve and the surrounding region. Applicants must submit a research proposal. Write for an application package.


COARE Internship

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student. The successful intern will participate in a variety of projects, and will have the opportunity to be engaged at all levels of COARE's campaigns. The position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is designed to provide a wide range of practical, programmatic, and administrative experience relating to environmental and conservation issues of local, regional, national, and global significance. Interested and enthusiastic candidates may also be involved in research and legislation at the forefront of ocean-related policy and governance.


Arnold Magoon Conservation Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 15

Applicant must be a graduating high school senior from Vermont who will pursue a degree in biology, conservation, ecology, fish and game management, forestry, or a related field. Financial need must be demonstrated.


Safe Water Scholarships

Award: $1,000, Deadline: January 31

Applicant must be enrolled in a secondary education program related to the water industry, including community college, technical school, four-year undergraduate programs, and masters and doctoral programs. Applicants must be either an Illinois resident or enrolled in an Illinois secondary education program. This includes, but is not limited to such fields of study as water utility operations and management, civil or environmental engineering, environmental science and policy, chemistry, biology, or water resource management. Selection based on merit/academic performance, leadership/extracurricular activities, recommendation letters, personal statement outlining qualifications for the award, and essay on how applicant envisions contributing to the water industry in the future. Applicants with prior experience in the water industry are preferred.


National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as a full-time student and have the endorsement of the State Garden Club from the state in which he or she is a permanent resident. Official transcripts, personal statement, three letters of recommendation, financial aid form, and list of extracurricular activity involvement/honors received must be submitted. Applicant should write to the above address for name and address of his or her State Scholarship Chairman.


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.


Gina Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 29

Fellowship is given to foster interest in lupus erythematosus in the areas of basic, clinical, or psychological research under the supervision of an established investigator.


Minority Undergraduate Research Fellowship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and a second- or third-year undergraduate minority student planning to attend graduate school. Fellowship begins on June 1 and lasts two to three months.


Howard Hughes Medical Institute Predoctoral Fellowship in Biological Sciences

Award: $31,000, Deadline: December 14

Applicant must submit GRE scores and be a U.S. citizen. If not a citizen, applicant must attend U.S. educational institution and submit TOEFL scores if English is not primary language. Applicant must have completed less than one year of post-baccalaureate work toward a Ph.D. or Sc.D. following completion of undergraduate or medical degree.


Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in Science and Mathematics

Award: $10,000, Deadline: None

Selection is based upon outstanding academic achievement.


American Association of University Women Amy Lutz Rechel Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 21

Applicant must be a junior or senior woman majoring in biology, physics, chemistry, geology, mathematics, computer science, or environmental restoration and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


ALA Research Training Fellowship

Award: $32,500, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must be an M.D. completing clinical fellowship training in areas relevant to lung disease or a doctoral degree-holder seeking further training as a scientific investigator in a field relevant to the prevention and control of lung disease. Applicant must have completed clinical training and have research experience. Preference is given to minority applicants and applicants interested in tobacco control research.


Bogusch Memorial Fund Scholarship

Award: $800, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 2.75 GPA.


John Fay Sinclair Fund Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a returning student and have completed 20 semester hours of chemistry.


Steven J. Rekemeyer Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 GPA.


Maverick and Riley Stolle Biology Award

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and be physically handicapped.


Biology Department Scholarship

Award: $200, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have a minimum 3.25 GPA and a minimum combined SAT I score of 1090 (composite ACT score of 24). Two letters of recommendation required.


Carlson Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a graduate of any secondary school in Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, or Tuscarawas counties in Ohio. Application and essay required. Scholarship offered in exchange for a three-year commitment to teach math or science in a Coshocton County public school.


Graham Scholarship in Biology

Award: $5,000, Deadline: None

Applicant must have a minimum combined SAT score of 1200 and rank in top tenth of their class. Essay and letters of recommendation required.


Fellowship in Oceanography for Minority Undergraduates

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a minority student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident enrolled in a U.S. college or university, and has an interest in marine policy, marine sciences, or oceanographic engineering. Application, current curriculum vitae or resume, transcript, at least three letters of recommendation, and personal statement are required to be submitted.