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2017 Spring & Summer Biology Awards and Scholarships

Monday, March 6, 2017

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Wed., April 5 , 2017

The following awards and scholarships are available.  Visit http://kuub.ku.edu/awards-scholarships for further eligibility and submission requirements and to apply online.  If you have questions, you may contact Dr. Trevor Rivers (trivers@ku.edu ) or Ms. Angela Gere (AGere@ku.edu ) in the Undergraduate Biology Program.

Undergraduate Biology Program Research Awards (for undergraduates; for summer)

Undergraduate Biology Program Research Awards are available to help support KU biology students involved in biological sciences research on the KU campus during the summer. Funding for these research awards is provided by The Ken and Helen Nelson Opportunity Fund and The Smiley-Gilligan Family Fund.

Biology Undergraduate Research and Travel Funds (for undergraduates; for spring and summer)

Available funds include one or more of the following: The Del and Carol Shankel Biomedical Fund; The Howieson Opportunity Fund; The Paul A. Kitos Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Biochemical Research; The Nathan B. Parker, Ph.D. – Student Award in Biology; Pauline Kimball Prize.

Funding is available for students who are engaged in undergraduate research or are planning to participate in research, with funds targeted towards assisting students with the costs associated with conducting research, traveling to scientific conferences, and traveling to off-campus research laboratories or field research sites.

The Lance S. Foster Outstanding Junior in Biology Award

Through the generosity of the Foster family, the KU Undergraduate Biology Program will present an award to an outstanding KU junior majoring in biology and planning on further study or work in any area of biology. Past awards have ranged from $750 to $1,000.

Robert Tweed Hersh Memorial Award in Human Biology (for undergraduates)

Through the generosity of the Hersh family, the KU Undergraduate Biology Program will present an award to an outstanding graduating senior in the Human Biology Program whose course of study best exemplifies the interdisciplinary nature of the scientific study of humans, their origins, development, biology, and behavior. Past awards have ranged from $750 to $1000.   Eligibility: The student’s program of study must demonstrate clearly the interdisciplinary intent of the Human Biology Program, with significant study in relevant areas of anthropology, biology, human development, psychology, and other human-oriented sciences. The student must have a GPA of 3.5 in the major and 3.25 overall (i.e., be eligible to pursue graduation with honors) and must be seeking post-graduate education in his/her chosen field of interest.

Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science to Study at a Non-KU Research Laboratory (for upper-division undergraduate women or graduate student women)

The Ida H. Hyde Research Scholarship fund provides an annual award (past awards have ranged from $500 to $3,000) to an advanced (upper-class or graduate) woman student in biology to provide an opportunity “…to study in the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, or any other marine laboratory, or any biological, chemical or physical research laboratory, offering environment and advantages different from those found in the University of Kansas….”.

E.L. and Mildred Pursell Wolf Scholarship (for graduate students; for summer)

The KU Undergraduate Biology Program will present this award to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in his/her field. This scholarship was given by John Wolf in honor of his parents, E. L. and Mildred Pursell Wolf. The award amount is intended to assist with tuition for the summer academic term.   Eligibility: Any KU graduate student in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology or Molecular Biosciences who is a Kansas high school graduate is eligible to apply (confirmation may be required).


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