Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

An application form for the following scholarships awarded by the Biology Department is available on-line (PDF 80 kb), or may be picked up in the Undergraduate Advising Office. Return the completed application form (with cover sheet/checklist) and all supporting documents to the Biology Advising Office by 3 Mar 2015.

All scholarships awarded by the Biology Department require that the applicant/awardee be a US citizen or permanent resident (green card).

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 tuition waivers cover up to 15 credit hours per semester for Fall and Spring (fees are not covered). Recipients may not be on another tuition waiver scholarship during the scholarship year.

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2015 for academic year 2015-16.

BioSAC Book Sale Scholarship

One scholarship will reward an outstanding Biology major 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.

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2015 for academic year 2015-16.

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.

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2015 for academic year 2015-16.

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.

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2015 for academic year 2015-16.

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.

Application deadline: Annual – Mar 3, 2015 for academic year 2015-16.

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 Bulding 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.

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