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 by 3 Mar 2017.

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).

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2017 for academic year 2017-18.

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 2015-16 academic year.  They must have at least a 3.0 cumulative University of Utah GPA and cannot be receiving more than 1/2 tuition in departmental or university scholarships or financial aid. This scholarship requires that the applicant/awardee be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2017 for academic year 2017-18.

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).

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2017 for academic year 2017-18.

Seville Flowers Scholarship in Botany

The Flowers Scholarships, recognizing distinguished Utah botanist Seville Flowers, are awarded to two students conducting research in plant biology, broadly defined. The awards ($500 each) are 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).

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2017 for academic year 2017-18.

Thomas S. Frank Memorial Scholarship

Two awards of $1,000 are available to Biology majors 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).

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2017 for academic year 2017-18.

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.

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The Lynda and Skip Scholarship

Deadline: June 11, 2017
Requirements: The Lynda and Skip Scholarship awards four scholarships valued at $2500 each. Three (3) scholarships will be awarded to continuing students at the U who are involved in Office of Engagement programs and one (1) will be reserved for an incoming first-year student who will commit to participating in an OE program for the full 2017-2018 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded in two parts ($1250 fall semester and $1250 spring semester) and will be applied directly to tuition. Excess funds may be used at the University of Utah Campus Store, or applied towards a university meal plan. This scholarship is open to undocumented students who graduate(d) from a Utah high school (with or without DACA).
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/lyndaandskip2017_18

Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants

Deadline: June 12, 2017
Requirements: Open to high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution. Abbott & Fenner are committed to continuing our efforts at helping those who have the desire and ambition to succeed. The winner(s) of this annual scholarship will receive their award within 2 weeks of the listed deadline. All applicants should include their full name and mailing address with their submissions. This scholarship is open to undocumented students (with or without DACA), U.S. Permanent Residents, and U.S. Citizens.
Scholarship Link: http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm

Ivory Homes Building Dreams Scholarship

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Requirements: Open to high school seniors and transferring students from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah (with and without DACA). Ivory Homes will offer eight $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year for the University of Utah. These scholarships are available to students who have demonstrated experience serving and working with the Latina/Latino community. Applicants must be entering freshmen or SLCC transfer students with preference given to first-generation students. Students transferring from Salt Lake Community College to the University of Utah must (1) have completed 30 credit hours or more at the time of their application, (2) have lived in Utah for three or more years, and (3) graduated from a Utah high school.
Scholarship Link: https://ugs.formstack.com/forms/ivoryhomesscholarship2017_18

Ivory Homes Renewal Application

Deadline: June 30, 2017
Requirements: Renewal funds are available to former Ivory Homes Scholarship Recipients who are first-generation continuing students at the University of Utah during the 2017-18 academic year. In order to be considered for renewed funding, students must demonstrate involvement in community service and/or leadership. Current Ivory Homes Renewal Scholars must have completed Diversity Scholars and at least one high school conference by March 5, 2017, in order to be considered. A one-page personal statement written by the student explaining how continued funding will contribute to achieving your educational and career goals. Resume of one page highlighting any extracurricular or community activities and/or service in which the student is involved. Transcripts.
Request Application: k.lofshult@utah.edu

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