Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

An application form for the following scholarships awarded by the Biology Department is available here (PDF), or may be picked up in the Undergraduate Advising Office. Return the completed application form (with checklist) and all supporting documents to the Biology Advising Office.

Research Lab Stipends for Biology Undergrads

Application deadline - March 28, 2018

The Department of Biology has 8 Research Lab Stipends available for up to $1250 each for undergraduate Biology majors who work on research projects in Biology Department Labs.  The funding is available for Summer and/or Fall 2018 and the deadline for application is March 28, 2018.  Funding for these research lab stipends is provided by: Ryan Watts, and a match by the Department of Biology. PDF Application Form

 

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2018-19. Check back January 2019.

Biology Continuing Student Departmental Scholarship

Up to eight scholarships are awarded each year to currently enrolled Biology majors pursuing their first Bachelor’s degree. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher, must have completed 30 credits at the University of Utah, and must be Utah residents. These are tuition waivers of $2,500 per semester (Fall and Spring; fees are not covered) for a total of $5,000. The student must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Recipients may not be on another tuition waiver scholarship during the scholarship year. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

BioSAC Book Sale Scholarship

Two scholarships will reward outstanding Biology majors with $250 per semester (maximum $500 per year) for books.  Scholarship funding is generated through BioSAC book sales.  Applicants must be declared Biology majors working toward a first Bachelor’s degree, and be registered for 12 or more graded credit hours during Fall and Spring semesters of the 2018-19 academic year.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

Stephen D. Durrant Scholarship

This scholarship fund was established in 1985 by Stephen D. Durrant, and is open to Biology majors who are finishing their freshman or sophomore years. One scholarship of up to $3,000 will be awarded to cover tuition.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. The recipient may not be on another tuition waiver scholarship during the scholarship year. The recipient of this award may apply for a second year, if funding is available. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee have graduated from a Utah high school or be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

Seville Flowers Scholarship in Botany

The Flowers Scholarship, recognizing distinguished Utah botanist Seville Flowers, is awarded to one student conducting research in plant biology, broadly defined. The awards ($500) is to be used to purchase materials or pay for travel costs associated with the awardee’s research project. Application forms must be accompanied by a brief (no more than 1-page) narrative letter detailing the nature of the research project, and the proposed use of the funds. The request should be accompanied by a supporting letter from the applicant’s research advisor.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required and applicants must be a declared Biology major working towards their first Bachelor’s degree. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee have graduated from a Utah high school or be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

Thomas S. Frank Memorial Scholarship

One award of $1,000 is available to a Biology major engaged in research in the area of genetics.  The recipient must demonstrate a record of strong academic accomplishment (cumulative University of Utah GPA of at least 3.0) as well as a strong history of involvement in artistic or creative pursuits such as writing, composing (or other musical achievement), painting (or other visual art), or film-making. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee have graduated from a Utah high school or be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

Esther Fujimoto Memorial Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2018 by the Fujimoto family to honor the memory of Esther Fujimoto and her career as a research scientist in Molecular Biology at the University of Utah.  This scholarship is available to declared Biology majors who are finishing their sophomore or junior years.  One scholarship of $1000 will be awarded for use towards the cost of tuition.  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required.  Preference will be given to students who are working in a Molecular Biology lab or who are first-generation college students. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee have graduated from a Utah high school, or be a US citizen, or be a permanent resident (green card).

For additional scholarships in Biology, Science, and Science Education please visit the College of Science website...

 

The following scholarships will be announced at a later date.

The Biology Department also solicits applications and/or nominations for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Application materials for the Goldwater Scholarship are available in the Biology Advising Office (135 Building 44) or on-line from the College of Science. Applications must be completed and submitted to the College of Science in mid-November. The College of Science forwards its nominations to the University.

Research Lab Stipends for Biology Undergrads

The Department of Biology has 15 Research Lab Stipends available for up to $1250 each for undergraduate Biology majors who work on research projects in Biology Department Labs.  The funding is available for the remainder of Fall 2017 thru Spring 2018.  Funding for these research lab stipends is provided by: Ryan Watts, Lark Endowment, Riser Endowment, G. Michael & Marian F. Adler fund, Crimson Laureate Society, and a match by the Department of Biology. PDF Application Form

Skolnick Foundation Fellowship

The Skolnick Foundation Fellowship is awarding fellowships in honor of Gordon Lark, Ph.D., the first Department Chair of the Biology Department at the University of Utah, and a champion of undergraduate research. The Fellowship will provide four Biology undergraduates in the Biology Department the opportunity to receive $1,250 to work in a Biology Department research lab Spring Semester, 2018.