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APPLICATION FORM FOR BIOLOGY AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

After much consideration last year, the Undergraduate Biology Program has decided to institute a new policy with regard to Undergraduate Research and Travel awards. In lieu of having a hard deadline for these awards, students are encouraged to apply for funds when appropriate, and the Scholarship and Awards Committee will review them on a case-by-case basis. Students will be asked to submit their applications online and alert the Undergraduate Biology Office or Trevor Rivers when done.

Please check the box(es) below of the award(s)/scholarship(s) for which you are applying.  This form can be completed and submitted once for multiple awards/scholarships.

Receipt of All Application Materials: 11:59 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Two Scholarships are on a deadline fall semester 2019.

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)
Erma Reed Peterson Scholarship for Pre-medicine Seniors (for undergraduates)

Your letter writer will be informed of your choice so that they can proceed with writing your letter accordingly. In general, waiving your right to access your letter can result in a more candid letter from your referee.

Please follow the application instructions.

Ida H. Hyde Scholarship for Women in Science to Study at a Non-KU Research Laboratory

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….”

To apply, please submit the following (in addition to the required information in the above application form):
- Personal statement outlining past accomplishments, a brief description of the research objectives, the study location, and a description of the benefits to be derived from the opportunity to study elsewhere
- Estimated budget, including potential sources of other funding

Required - Please combine the above in one file. Accepted file types: .pdf, .doc, .docx
Files must be less than 100 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
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Required - Your recommendation letter writer will receive an automatically generated email after you click the “Submit” button at the bottom of this form. Please communicate with your letter writer prior to submitting your application so that they know they will receive an email for each award/scholarship to which you apply.
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Erma Reed Peterson Scholarship

Through the generosity of the Peterson family, Undergraduate Biology will present a tuition scholarship for one semester (past scholarships have been around $400) to an outstanding pre-medicine senior.
    
Eligibility: KU pre-medicine seniors graduating in May 2020 spring semester are eligible. Preference will be given to a student who is (a) either from Saline or McPherson County, KS, and (b) a B.S. Biology major with an emphasis in genetics. In the event that there are no applicants meeting either/both of these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a pre-medicine student graduating this spring semester.

To apply, please submit the following (in addition to the required information in the above application form):

- One-page essay outlining past accomplishments and career aspirations; any connection to Saline or McPherson County should be noted in your essay

Files must be less than 100 MB.
Allowed file types: pdf doc docx.
(Required)
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Required - Your recommendation letter writer will receive an automatically generated email after you click the “Submit” button at the bottom of this form. Please communicate with your letter writer prior to submitting your application so that they know they will receive an email for each award/scholarship to which you apply.
(Required)

Receipt of All Application Materials: 11:59 PM, Tuesday, October 15, 2019

You may address questions to: Angela Gere, Undergraduate Biology, 2045 Haworth Hall, 864-5885 (AGere@ku.edu). Questions also may be addressed to Trevor Rivers, Academic Program Associate, Undergraduate Biology Program, 2019 Haworth Hall, 864-5798 (trivers@ku.edu)


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