Department of Biology

Scholarships

The following is a summary of awards and scholarships given by the Biology Department at Middle Tennessee State University. Applications are available online* and in the Biology Department Office. All interested individuals should contact the Biology Department Office in Davis Science Building, Room 128, or call (615) 898-2847.
In addition to the awards and scholarships listed below, the department participates in the campus work study and work scholarship programs. For further information check the Financial Aid website.

UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS


Outstanding Student Awards


Clay M. Chandler Outstanding Freshman Biology Award and Scholarship

Awarded annually to an outstanding freshman Biology major typically enrolled in General Biology 1110/1120. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. By faculty nomination. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Ralph E. Sharp Outstanding Sophomore Award and Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Biology major of sophomore standing. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. By faculty nomination. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Philip M. Mathis Outstanding Junior Award and Scholarship
Awarded annually to a Biology major of junior standing. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. By faculty nomination. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Peter I. Karl Outstanding Senior Award
Awarded to a Biology major of senior standing who will graduate in May or August, or who graduated in December. Award announced in April. By faculty nomination. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.


Incoming Freshman Scholarships


Mary C. Dunn Freshman Scholarships

Awarded annually to an incoming freshman Biology major. Given to the first and second place scorers on a departmental exam given to high school seniors in April each year. Registration and information through the Biology Dept. Office. Two $1500 scholarships ($750 each semester) awarded.

Patrick J. Doyle Freshman Scholarship
Awarded annually to an incoming freshman Biology major. Given to the third place scorer on a departmental exam given to high school seniors in April each year. Registration and information through the Biology Dept. Office. $1000 scholarship ($500 each semester) awarded.

Ellis Rucker Freshman Scholarship
Awarded annually to an incoming freshman Biology major. Given to the fourth place scorer on a departmental exam given to high school seniors in April each year. Registration and information through the Biology Dept. Office. $500 for fall semester awarded.

Undergraduate Scholarships

*Kurt E. Blum Botany Research Scholarship
Awarded in support of undergraduate or graduate research in botany. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

George Davis Scholarship
Awarded to a non-traditional Biology major of sophomore standing or above. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Kevin Driver Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to a student of Junior standing (minimum of 85 hours earned) with an interest in Organismal Biology, Physical Therapy or Sports Medicine. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

*John D. DuBois Scholarship
Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students to provide travel for paper presentations at scientific meetings. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Freeman P. Jordan, Jr. Scholarship -
Awarded to a Biology major in support of research in Microbiology or Molecular Biology. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Up to $500 per year awarded.

*Padgett Kelly Research Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to support summer studies or field research in ecology or conservation Biology. Award is for purchase of equipment, supplies or support travel to and from research sites. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.


James R. Kemp Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of junior or senior standing (minimum of 85 hours earned) minoring in secondary education. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

*Mitchell Magid Scholarship
A scholarship for students doing research or internships in Organismal Biology. Available to a student of any classification level. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

*Charles R. McGhee Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of junior, senior, or graduate standing seeking licensure to teach Biolog Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

*George G. Murphy Research Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to purchase supplies or support travel associated with research projects. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

*J. Gerald Parchment Biological Field Station Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of sophomore or above standing for summer study or academic year research. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.  

*John A. Patton Scholarship  Awarded to a Biology major of sophomore or above (including graduate) standing for research support and summer aid.  Award announced in April.  Applicant deadline 15 February.  Maximum $1500 per year awarded.

Maria de los Reyes Microbiology Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of sophomore standing or above who has completed Biology 1110, 1120, 2230 and 3250 by the spring semester, and has declared an emphasis in microbiology. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Wayne Rosing Biology Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of junior standing with a minor in secondary education or who has Botany as their emphasis area. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

David Sanborn Ecology Scholarship

Awarded to an outstanding junior who has shown an interest in the area of field biology. Must have completed at least one field biology course with evidence of academic excellence. Award announced in April. No application required. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Eugene F. Strobel Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of junior standing (60-100 hours earned), who plans a teaching career at the secondary or college level. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Sarah H. Swain Undergraduate Research Scholarship
To purchase supplies or support travel associated with research projects. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 awarded per year.

*Stephen M. Wright Research Scholarship
Awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student to support any aspect associated with research in microbiology or biotechnology. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Graduate Scholarships


Sarah F. Barlow Scholarship
Awarded to graduate teaching assistant who plans to teach at the secondary or college level. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

William H. Butler, Jr. Graduate Research Scholarship
To provide support for expenses associated with thesis research. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Mary C. Dunn Graduate Scholarship
To support research efforts. Awards announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Two scholarships of up to $2000 each (up to $1000 per semester) awarded.

J.L. Fletcher Graduate Scholarship
Awarded to a beginning Biology graduate student. Award announced in April, scholarship given for the succeeding fall semester. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Thomas E. Hemmerly Graduate Research Support Fund
To provide travel and/or supplies necessary for thesis research. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Charles Holland Biology Club Scholarship
Available to students enrolled in the graduate program. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Brian Miller Graduate Research Scholarship
To support research of second year graduate students conducting field studies on Herpetology or Biospeleology in TN. Award is for purchase of equipment, supplies or support travel to and from research sites. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Dennis Mullen Vertebrate Biology/Aquatic Ecology Research Scholarship
Awarded to graduate students engaged in research in Vertebrate Biology or Aquatic Ecology. Award is for purchase of equipment, supplies or support travel to and from research sites. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Marion R. Wells Graduate Research Scholarship
To provide support for thesis research conducted during summer months. Award announced in April. Application deadline 15 February. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

John M. Zamora Graduate Research Scholarship
To provide support for expenses associated with thesis research. Awards possible throughout the year. No application deadline. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.


Undergraduate Miscellaneous Awards

C.W. Wiser Medical/Allied Health Award and Scholarship
Awarded to a graduating student who will continue studies in the medical sciences, at a school of medical technology, or other allied health field. Award announced in April. No application required. Maximum of $500 per year awarded.

Mary Ann Harrison McClary and Richard E. McClary Scholarship
Awarded every third year to an outstanding Biology major who is at least of sophomore standing. No application required. Minimum of $800 per year awarded.

Elliott Dawson/BioVentures Biotechnology Scholarship
Awarded to a Biology major of junior standing or above who has taken, or currently enrolled in Biotechnology. No application required. Maximum of $1000 awarded each fall and spring semester.

* Available to both Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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