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Fall Biology Awards and Scholarships

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The following undergraduate and graduate biology awards and scholarships are available.  Please note that the Ida H. Hyde scholarship is open both to undergraduate women and graduate student women.

We now have an online application system (https://kuub.ku.edu/biology-fall-award-and-scholarship-application).  If you have any questions, please contact Trevor Rivers (trivers@ku.edu) or Angela Gere (AGere@ku.edu).

Deadline: 11:59 pm, Wed., October 19, 2016

Biology Undergraduate Research and Travel Funds (for undergraduates)—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.

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. 

*There is a one-time research and travel award for an amount of $5,000 this year for students attending an established field school in Summer 2017. Preference will go toward international or national field sites outside of the Kansas area.

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….” The award will be presented at the biology spring graduation recognition ceremony.

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

Past scholarships have been around $400.  Any KU pre-medicine seniors graduating in May 2017 are eligible. Preference will be given to a student who is (a) either from Saline or McPherson County, Kansas, and (b) a B.S. Biology major with a concentration in genetics. In the event that there are no applicants meeting either or both of these criteria, the scholarship will be awarded to a pre-medicine student graduating in the spring semester. 


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