Scholarships and Grants for Biology Undergraduates
In addition to the awards and scholarships listed below, the department participates in the campus Work Study and Work Scholarship programs administered through the Office of Financial Aid. Tuition is paid under the Academic Service Scholarship Program, and the student is obligated to work five hours per week. Work Study students may be approved to work up to 20 hours per week at an hourly rate. For further information check the Financial Aid website.
Undergraduate Research Grants
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research sponsors Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity (URECA) grants. This program provides financial support to encourage MTSU students to get involved in research and creative projects throughout their undergraduate careers.
Biology Dept. Scholarships and Grants for Undergraduates
The Department of Biology administers a number of scholarships exclusively for undergraduate students of our program.
How to apply: To apply for one or more scholarships, you must complete this application and submit an electronic copy to the Chair of the Undergraduate Scholarship Committee by the indicated deadline. Only one application is required, regardless of the number of awards for which you are applying. Note that each award has specific requirements, and those requirements must be explicitly addressed in your application, or you will not be considered for that award.
Complete this fillable PDF form as appropriate. A full list of available scholarships, as well as award-specific criteria, are provided after the form. Be sure to check all awards for which you wish to be considered. Finally, save the PDF form as "LastName_UGAwards_Spr2018.pdf", inserting your own name as appropriate (e.g., Smith_UGAwards_Spr2018.pdf).
Spring 2018 applications must be submitted by 4:30 PM central time on Friday, February 9th 2018 to Dr. Matthew Klukowski (Matt.Klukowski@mtsu.edu) as a single PDF document. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. *NOTE: Any required letters of support must be received by this deadline, either as part of the single PDF or as a separate email from the mentor.
Awards with an asterisk (*) indicates those awards available to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Bio-Ventures Inc. Biology Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major who has taken or is currently enrolled in Biotechnology. Past recipients
*Dr. Kurt E. Blum Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of sophomore or above standing with an interest in botany. Past recipients
Clay M. Chandler Outstanding Freshman Biology Award and Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding freshman biology major. Past recipients
*George Davis Scholarship - Awarded to a non-traditional biology major of sophomore standing or above. Must have been out of college for at least four years. Past recipients
Patrick J. Doyle Freshman Scholarship - Awarded to a first-semester freshman biology major with an interest in the life sciences and career aspirations in a biological field. Past recipients
Kevin Driver Memorial Scholarship - Awarded to a student of junior standing for summer study who has an interest in Ecology/Field Biology, Physical Therapy, Sports Medicine. Past recipients
*Dr. John D. Dubois Scholarship - Awarded to provide travel for paper presentations at scientific meetings. Past recipients
Charles Holland Biology Club Scholarship - Awarded to a senior continuing in the Graduate School at MTSU. Past recipients
Freeman P. Jordan, Jr. Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major. Past recipients
Peter I. Karl Outstanding Senior Award - Awarded to the outstanding senior(s). Past recipients
*J. Padgett Kelly Research Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major to support summer study or field research in ecology or conservation biology. The award is to be used for the purchase of equipment, supplies, and/or travel support to and from research sites. Past recipients
James R. Kemp Biology Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major or minor, of junior or senior standing, who is also minoring in secondary education. Past recipients
*Charles R. McGhee Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of junior, senior or graduate standing seeking licensure to teach science. Past recipients
Philip Mathis Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of junior standing. Past recipients
George G. Murphy Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major to be used for purchasing equipment, funding travel expenses or payment of tuition for students requesting funds to further their research. Past recipients
*J. Gerald Parchment Biological Field Station Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of sophomore or above standing for summer study at any field station. Past recipients
*John A. Patten Biological Field Station Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of sophomore or above standing for support of summer study. Past recipients
Maria de los Reyes Microbiology Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major who has declared an emphasis in microbiology. Must be of sophomore standing or above and have completed Biology 2230 and 3250. Past recipients
Dr. Wayne Rosing Biology Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of junior standing with a minor in secondary education or an emphasis in botany. Past recipients
David Sanborn Ecology Scholarship - Awarded to an outstanding junior who has shown interest in the area of field biology. Past recipients
Ralph E. Sharp Outstanding Sophomore Award and Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of sophomore standing based on academic performance. Past recipients
*Eugene F. Strobel Scholarship - Awarded to a biology major of junior standing (60-100 hours earned) who plans a career in teaching at the secondary or college level. Past recipients
Sarah H. Swain Scholarship Fund - This scholarship is for a student doing undergraduate research. Past recipients
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. Past recipients
*Stephen M. Wright Research Scholarship - To be eligible for consideration for this scholarship, the recipient shall be a graduate or undergraduate student associated with research in microbiology or biotechnology. Past recipients