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A. B. AND IRENE ROGERS AQUATIC BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established to honor the memory of A. B. and Irene S. Rogers and provide financial assistance to students pursuing a degree in the Aquatic Biology program.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $500

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

  • Awards will be made to full-time upper-level undergraduate students (juniors and seniors) at Texas State University having completed at least 60 hours of study
  • Students must be pursuing a degree within the Aquatic Biology program at Texas State University
  • Students must have a GPA of at least 3.0

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CHUCK NASH AQUATIC STUDIES SCHOLARSHIP

This scholarship was established in honor of Chuck Nash, San Marcos businessman and member of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission for many years, to provide financial support for students pursuing aquatic and hydrological studies at Texas State University.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $1000, awarded annually

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m

General Information:

  • Applicant must be a full-time junior, senior, or MS students at Texas State University pursuing studies in aquatics or hydrology with a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Awards are based on ability and achievement rather than on financial need.

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COLENE DRACE CELL BIOLOGY AWARD

This award was created in 2002 by Texas State graduate Colene Drace and recognizes exceptional research in cell biology by a Department of Biology graduate student.

Award Amount:

  • $500

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m

Eligible Applicants Include:

  • Biology students in any sub-discipline, as long as their work involves cell and molecular biology techniques.
  • Current graduate students with an approved thesis or dissertation proposal on file with the graduate dean.
  • Former graduate students who have completed a master's degree or doctorate degree during the current academic year.

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EBEN/ELLEDGE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP

This award will be given to an outstanding biology graduate student; it is a full tuition scholarship for the academic year (fall and spring semester).

Award Amount:

  • Up to $2000

Application Deadline:

  • March 10, 2017 by 5:00pm

General Information:

  • All graduate students in thesis or dissertation requiring programs are eligible.
  • The award will be based on merit, including demonstration of excellence and proven research potential (i.e. publications)
  • At least 2 letters of recommendation should be sent by references directly to Dr. Dharmasiri (md34@txstate.edu)

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FRANCIS ROSE UNDERGRADUATE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH

This award was created in 2006 to honor Dr. Francis Rose, chair of the Department of Biology for 11 years. The purpose of this award is to provide research opportunities for undergraduates in the biological sciences during the academic year, especially for students whose financial need would make such work difficult on an unpaid basis. The goal of this program is to increase the number of undergraduate students doing research. All qualified undergraduates are encouraged to apply.

Award Amount:

  • $100 to $1000 will be awarded for the semester.  These are funds for research activities, and thus you can also receive course credit for your research by registering for Bio 4299. The funds are disbursed through the biology office.

Application Deadline:

  • April 3, 2017 by 5:00 p.m

Eligibility:

  • A laboratory position arranged prior to when you apply for this grant.
  • An interest in pursuing a career in some aspect of the biological sciences.
  • Some laboratory experience (whether in university coursework or work outside the university).
  • Awards in previous summers or semesters do not guarantee an award this year.
  • Prior awards also do not disqualify one from receiving a subsequent award.

Selection of Candidates:

Evaluations of applications will be made by a committee of biology faculty and graduate students.  Criteria for selection of awardees will include financial need for research supplies, ability (demonstrated by courses taken, grades, and letters of recommendation), enthusiasm, and career goals. Previous Biology Fellows Program awardees also must submit a one page summary of their previous experience and accomplishments, and they must include a letter of recommendation from their research advisor. 

This research experience is not designed simply to provide technical training.  It is designed to involve curious undergraduates in exploring biological questions.  Top candidates will be interested in learning about a research laboratory, about asking questions at the bench or in the field, and about learning how to effectively use the scientific method to resolve a biological problem.

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FRED AND YETTA RICHAN AQUATIC BIOLOGY AWARD

This award in given in honor of Fred and Yetta Richan to support the activities of Texas State students engaged in research and management of streams, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $1,000

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

  • PhD students must be pursuing studies in aquatic resources at Texas State University
  • Undergraduate and masters students must be pursuing studies in aquatic biology at Texas State University
  • Students must be full-time with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Awards are based on ability and achievement rather than on financial need

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GLENN LONGLEY/SAN MARCOS LIONS CLUB SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose: 

Awarded to outstanding graduate (M.S., Ph.D.) students in recognition of significant contributions to the study of aquatic resources.

Award Amount:

Up to $1,000

Criteria: 

- This is a competitive award and recognizes outstanding students based on   ability, achievements, and financial need. 

- Students must be pursuing studies in Aquatic Resources

- Students must be enrolled full-time in Fall 2017

- Students must have a minimum 3.5 GPA

How to Apply:

Submit applications via the Department  of Biology webpage for Scholarships:
http://www.bio.txstate.edu/about/Department-Scholarships.html

Questions may be directed to Dr. Benjamin Schwartz (bs37@txstate.edu). Complete applications must include the following information:

1) A current curriculum vita including your name, classification, major, number of credit hours completed, GPA, expected graduation semester, and contact information for three professional references. 

2)  A statement describing your career goals, contribution of your research to the field of aquatic resources, and significant service contributions you have performed during your academic career (not to exceed two, single-spaced pages).  

Due Date

March 31, 2017 by 5:00PM

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HOWARD D. SCHULZE ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGY

This is a tuition-credit scholarship awarded by the Department of Biology to a junior, senior, or graduate student in recognition of significant academic achievement. This scholarship was established by Christopher B. Schulze, M.D. in honor of his father.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $500

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m

General Information:

  • Scholarship applicants should be juniors, seniors or graduate students majoring in Biology, enrolled full-time at Texas State University, with an overall grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Previous recipients may reapply for the scholarship; renewal will be based on evaluation of continued academic achievement

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RUSSELL AND RUTH STRANDTMANN FIELD BIOLOGY AWARD

This award is in honor of the late Dr. Russell W. Strandtmann and his wife, Ruth Strandtmann. They established a field biology development fund in their names for the purpose of supporting undergraduate research projects in the areas of whole organism taxonomy, systematics, life history studies, and ecology.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $600

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

  • Awards are made to full-time (12 or more hours) undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 semester hours toward a biology degree while enrolled at Texas State and who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing advanced studies in the biological sciences

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SALLY ANN KARNAU BIOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP ($1600)

Honoring Sally Ann Karnau
Ms. Sally Ann Karnau earned her Bachelor's degree in Education and a Master's degree in Biology from Texas State in the early 1980s. She was an instructor in the Biology Department at Texas State. Ms. Karnau loved fieldwork and took her classes on many field trips. She wanted her students to become more aware of their surroundings. Ms. Karnau was pursuing her doctoral degree at the time of her death.

Applicants Must:

  • Be a biology major
  • Have a 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Be a Junior or Senior student
  • Be financing at least 25% of his/her education
  • Write a two-page, double-spaced essay on future use of biology degree

To be considered for the scholarship, please enclose the following information in an envelope and either turn it into the Biology Office, Supple 384 or mail to Dr. Julie Westerlund, Biology Department, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, TX 78666

  • Most recent Texas State University Transcript (should include Fall 2016) 
  • Evidence of financial self support (pay-stubs, loan statements, etc.) 
  • Two-page essay concerning your future use of your biology degree.

Application Deadline:

  • Friday March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

If you have questions: contact Dr. Westerlund, jw33@txstate.edu
 



W.E. (HENRY) NORRIS JR. SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Dr. William E. "Henry" Norris was a long serving professor, Chair of the Biology Department, and Distinguished Professor of Biology Emeritus at Southwest Texas State University. He held many positions during his tenure, including Dean of the University. Dr. Norris was a champion of student research. This award was created to honor Dr. Norris and to support graduate research activities in the biological sciences.

Award Amount:

  • Up to $800

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m

General Information:

  • A thesis/dissertation proposal must be on file with the Graduate College
  • The completed application packet will consist of :
    • Completed online application with attached statement of goals and resume.
    • Advisor's letter of recommendation ( sent to Dr. Randy Simpson)
    • Transcripts ( sent to Dr. Simpson ; unofficial is acceptable)

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W.K. Davis Field Biology Award

W.K. Davis began teaching in the Department of Biology in 1948 and retired in 1979. During that time, Professor Davis had a profound positive influence on generations of biology students. His expertise as a field naturalist and his knowledge of nature lore, as well as his willingness to enthusiastically share his knowledge with others during the many field expeditions that he planned and led, endeared him to many. In recognition of his priceless contributions to their education, students of Professor Davis have endowed a Field Biology Award to be given in his honor. Funds provided from this endowment may be used to support field-oriented undergraduate student research in any area of natural history.

Award Amount:

  • Varies

Application Deadline:

  • March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

  • Awards from this fund are made based on ability and achievement, rather than financial need
  • Full-time undergraduate students who have earned at least 90 semester hours toward a Biology degree while enrolled at Texas State University
  • Student must be actively involved in one or more projects directly related to the study of natural history
  • Awards will be made to help defray the costs of field-related research and/or the costs of attending a scientific meeting where the student is the presenting author of a poster or oral presentation

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Dr. Audrey L. Evers Endowed Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduates pursuing a Bachelor of Science with intent to earn their middle or secondary school Science Teacher Certification. First preference is given to students majoring in biology, then to students majoring in other sciences.

Award Amount:

* Varies

Application Deadline:

* March 31, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

General Information:

Full-time undergraduate students who have been accepted to the Teacher Preparation Program at Texas State University with an overall GPA of at least 3.0 are eligible to apply. Scholarship applicants should be enrolled full-time at Texas State University at time of application and citizens or permanent legal residents of the U.S. Preference will be given to biology majors with financial need. To apply, applicants must submit a copy of their most recent Texas State University transcript, one-page description of financial need and future career goals, and one letter of reference from a faculty member that can speak to your skills as a future teacher.


If you have questions: contact Dr. Daniel, kld119@txstate.edu

 

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